By Matthew S. Mccormick
Enormous quantities of thousands of individuals think that Jesus got here again from the useless. This cogent, forcefully argued booklet offers a decidedly unpopular view —namely, that the relevant guideline of Christianity, the resurrection of Jesus, is fake. the writer asks a couple of probing questions:
Is the proof approximately Jesus because it has been relayed to us over the centuries of adequate volume and caliber to justify trust within the resurrection? How do we settle for the resurrection yet reject magic on the Salem witch trials? What gentle does modern learn approximately human rationality from the fields of behavioral economics, empirical psychology, cognitive technological know-how, and philosophy shed at the resurrection and spiritual trust? do we use modern examine in regards to the reliability of people’s ideals within the supernatural, miracles, and the magical to make clear the origins of Christianity and different religions? Does it make feel that the omnipotent author of the universe may hire miracles to accomplish his ends? Can a Christian think by means of religion on my own and but kind of deny the supernatural claims of different religions? Do the arguments opposed to Christianity help atheism?
By conscientiously answering each one of those questions, this e-book undermines Christianity and theism at their foundations; it provides us a strong version for larger serious reasoning; and it builds a compelling case for atheism. with out stooping to condescension or conceitedness, the writer deals persuasive arguments which are available, considerate, and new.
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The F-Word CHAPTER 12. Why So Serious? CHAPTER 13. Atheism and the Case against Christ NOTES BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX This book is the product of decades of thought, study, debates, lectures, arguments, research, and blogging. There is a long list of people to whom I owe thanks for helping me develop and improve my thinking about the Christian religion. Several people engaged in careful readings of drafts and provided me with valuable comments, particularly Russell DiSilvestro, Josh May, Ricki Monnier, and Eric Sotnak.
The narrow atheist does not believe in the existence of a particular sort of god. A Christian, for example, is most likely a narrow atheist concerning the existence of Gefjun, the ancient Norwegian goddess of agriculture. A wide atheist, on the other hand, does not believe in any gods—Christian, ancient Norwegian, Islamic, or otherwise. The expanded set of arguments we will consider, then, at the very least, will justify our being narrow atheists regarding a long list of gods that have populated human religions.
We do not know how much possibly disconfirming information they sought out or considered. A great deal has been written and said about the Jewish oral tradition and its ability to codify and then transmit laws, rules, and stories from master to student with high fidelity. That is, the Jews had a verbal tradition of deliberately and carefully passing on important information, particularly religious law and its amplifications, from rabbi to student. In the intervening years between Jesus’ alleged resurrection and when the stories were written down, there would have been a great deal of discussion, sharing of stories, and retelling of events among his followers.
Atheism And The Case Against Christ by Matthew S. Mccormick