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…

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…

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…

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…