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

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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

There probably are no duties. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life!

Matthew Flannagan has written a humorous piece: There probably are no duties. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life! He uses typical arguments against religion but applies them to moral duties. Update: Ad Hominens, Special Pleading, Straw Men & Red Herrings: John Loftus’ Response to MandM

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 3 of The End of Christianity

In chapter 3 of The End of Christianity, John Loftus argues that Christianity is wildly improbable. There are many little paths I could go down in reviewing this chapter. I'll try to address the arguments that impinge most strongly on my personal beliefs so as to keep this post a manageable length. Also, as a … Continue reading Review of Chapter 3 of The End of Christianity

Review of the Introduction of The End of Christianity

In the introduction to The End of Christianity, John W. Loftus once again comments on his outsider test for faith (OTF). According to Loftus, the OTF is so hotly contested because it is so successful at undermining religious faith (p. 9). He claims that the OTF asks religious believers to abandon double standards they have … Continue reading Review of the Introduction of The End of Christianity