Review: Christianity Is Not Great: Chapter 5

David Eller writes chapter 5: Love Your Enemy, Kill Your Enemy: Crusades, Inquisitions, and Centuries of Christian Violence. He summarizes his chapter as follows: This chapter will focus on two episodes of Christian violence, violence that was not only protracted but officially authorized and highly institutionalized -- namely, the Crusades and the Inquisition. However, these … Continue reading Review: Christianity Is Not Great: Chapter 5

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Review: Christianity Is Not Great: Chapter 1

John Loftus writes chapter 1: Religious Violence and the Harms of Christianity. He addresses seven issues in a question-and-answer format. (1) What is it about religion that instigates violence like nothing else? In this section he summarizes, but does not really argue for, the views of Jack David Eller. Eller says there are six levels … Continue reading Review: Christianity Is Not Great: Chapter 1

Review: Christianity Is Not Great

When I heard John Loftus had published another book, I had no intention of reading it, let alone reviewing it. Christianity Is Not Great: How Faith Fails did not sound like a book that would touch on the truth of Christianity (my primary interest) and, based on the table of contents, most of the subjects … Continue reading Review: Christianity Is Not Great

Index to My Partial Review of The End of Christianity

This post is an index to my partial review of The End of Christianity edited by John W. Loftus. I'll include links to other reviews, as I come across them, at the end of this post. Introduction by John W. Loftus I. Why Two Thousand Years Are Enough Christianity Evolving: On the Origin of Christian … Continue reading Index to My Partial Review of The End of Christianity

Review of Chapter 11 of The End Of Christianity

In chapter 11 of The End of Christianity, David Eller argues: (1) that, while religion and science can co-exist, they are not compatible; and (2) science has no need for religion and can only proceed when it is liberated from the specific claims and general mindset of religion. Eller believes that the essence of science … Continue reading Review of Chapter 11 of The End Of Christianity