By Wayne R. Bartz
Critical pondering: The Antidote for Faith, is not only nutrition for concept; it's a real highbrow ceremonial dinner.
in the course of the e-book, Wayne Bartz's revealing tales upload to the lengthy background of foolishness and damage performed within the identify of faith. Taken jointly, those examples of supernatural nonsense are a strong, and infrequently hilarious, indictment of blind religion.
Those who've doubts approximately faith will take pleasure in Bartz's sharp replies to believers. With savour, he skewers televangelists, sanctimonious politicians, scientific frauds, and self-appointed experts. Bartz additionally deals well-honed arguments that rationalists can use to chop in the course of the fog of magical considering. In a chain of steps summarized by way of the acronym CRITIC, he indicates how serious pondering can be utilized to judge a wide selection of doubtful claims.
this can be a ebook for those who take pleasure in lively inquiry. even supposing believers will be unmoved via its arguments and anecdotes, they're going to need to work flat out to shield and hold their religion. Readers who're prone to query faith will discover a worthwhile best friend and an highbrow trip really worth taking. Dennis Coon, writer of creation to Psychology: Exploration and Application.
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You cannot convince them to build temples to their ancestors, worship gods, attend church, or condemn their own sexual urges. In fact, if we humans observed another species doing those things we would be appalled, concluding they are defective at best, and at worst, evil. ” My hope is that this book will help readers become more intelligent (or less stupid) by discarding foolish faith-based beliefs that are actively promoted by virtually every society. We cannot locate a single member of any other species unintelligent enough to embrace gods, gurus, spirits, angels, ghosts, heaven or hell, so why in the world should we?
10. You pick up a magazine and read about a best-selling author whose book describes what awaits in heaven after death. It seems she was pronounced “clinically dead” following an accident, went through a pulsing tunnel to a bright light, and then thoughtfully came back to life to let us know all about the other side. Your most likely reaction is: a). You feel a surge of hope, perhaps joy, knowing that a positive and beautiful experience awaits believers at the end of life so you have nothing to fear.
B). ” 9. A thousand middle-eastern men are shown on the evening news, lined up row upon row, each prostrating himself, forehead on the ground in prayer to Allah. Looking over this impressive scene: a). ” b). You wonder if Allah has a legion of bean-counters keeping track each time one of these characters bangs his head on the floor so that when he eventually arrives in heaven he will hear, “Uh Oh, Abdullah, look here. I only show three forehead-bonks back on October 5, 1977 and four on March 3, 1991.
Critical Thinking : The Antidote For Faith by Wayne R. Bartz