The blind hypocrisy of one of the most staggeringly ignorant self-righteous bigoted godbots in the history of topix in questioning the intelligence of any rational adult capable of recognizing organized religion as a cruel and dangerous hoax is almost beyond belief.your soul is going to stand before the Throne of the Lord Jesus Christ on Judgement Day.
A person lacking the capacity to differentiate fantasy from reality is insane and should be institutionalized immediately for treatment of their mental illness. No living creature has an immortal soul or will stand before any mythical character and be judged upon their death.
"In this successor volume to his critically acclaimed first anthology, The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails, John Loftusa former minister and now a leading atheist spokespersonhas assembled a stellar group of respected scholars to continue the critique of Christianity begun in the first volume. The contributors include Victor Stenger, Robert Price, Hector Avalos, Richard Carrier, Keith Parsons, David Eller, and others. Loftus is the author of Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity. Taken together, the Loftus trilogy poses formidable challenges to claims for the rationality of the Christian faith.
The first part considers the wildly improbable nature of basic Christian tenets; the lack of agreement among diverse Christian sects regarding the essential Christian message; and a counter argument to the popular Christian claim that it was incredible that the Christian faith arose if it wasn't true in the first place.
The second part analyzes the role of ancient Near Eastern myth in the creation of the Bible, revealing that the image of God depicted there is a projection of evolving human needs during the Iron Age beginning with polytheism.
In the third part, the contributors critique the Christian doctrines of the atonement, hell, and the resurrection.
The final part considers the incompatibility of religion and science, reviews claims for intelligent design and life after death, and advances the proposition that science can help discover morality.
Students and scholars with an interest in the philosophy of religion will find this compilation of incisive critical essays to be intellectually stimulating and deeply thought provoking."