The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails – John Loftus

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The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails – John Loftus
Why Faith Fails

The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails – John Loftus

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The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails serves as an anthology of recent criticisms against religion. In this book, John Loftus, who was an evangelical minister and an apologist for over twenty years, has assembled fifteen spectacular articles by leading skeptics to expand on topics introduced in his first critically acclaimed book titled Why I Became an Atheist.

The central plot of The Christian Delusion is Loftus’ defense of the ‘outsider test of faith’, wherein he says that believers should always test their own faith with the skeptical standards they use to assess other faiths that they readily reject, by looking at the whole situation from the point of view of an outsider. Apart from Loftus, experts from different fields including psychology, medicine and anthropology have also contributed to the anthology to prove why, when this test is applied to Christianity, it becomes very tedious to rationally defend the religion.

The Christian Delusion goes on to point out superstitions and errors in the Bible, in a way, exposing the immorality of the biblical God. It also focuses on why it nonsensical for people to believe that Jesus is the resurrected son of God. In addition, three popular Christian claims are dispatched in the book whereby concerned contributors show how atheism was not the reason Hitler killed so many Jews, Christianity does not offer the basis for morality and Christianity was not responsible for the development of modern science. Collectively, all these articles point towards the fact that Christian beliefs rely on nothing else but factual ignorance.

The authors who have contributed to The Christian Delusion include revered names like Richard Carrier, Hector Avalos, Robert Price and David Eller, who together pitch an extremely strong argument against those who believe in religion.

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