by Michael Arnheim, God Without Religion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download God Without Religion books, Which is right, atheism or organised religion? Answer: Neither. What's wrong with atheism? The intolerant radical "New Atheists" of today champion the theory of evolution by natural selection, which may help to explain small changes and variations in living things but can't explain the origin of the universe or the origin of life - because natural selection needs life to kick-start it into action. No life, no natural selection! Does organised religion do any better? Not at all. It simply has too much baggage. Why does evil exist in the world? And why are the good not rewarded and the wicked punished? Organised religion has no answer except to kick these problems upstairs into the afterlife, of which there is no evidence whatsoever. What then of the claims of religious truth? Most of the claims made for Jesus are demonstrably false. Creed religions like Christianity and Islam believe that they alone hold the key to truth and salvation. But communal religions like Hinduism, Japanese Shinto and the religions of the ancient world tend to be more tolerant. Orthodox Judaism, starting out as a communal religion, has now adopted certain features of a creed religion and become more intolerant. But more tolerant than either radical atheism or any organised religion is deism. Unlike conventional religions, which are based on belief in a personal god, deism believes in an impersonal God who does not get involved in the day-to-day affairs of the world.
by Andrew Farley, God Without Religion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download God Without Religion books, Andrew Farley's experience as a Christian was first characterized by self-effort as he tried to please God at any cost. His ruthless religion resulted in spiritual burnout and disillusionment with church. Only then did he discover what relaxing in Jesus means and how enjoying God's intimate presence can transform everyday life. Using a unique story-driven format, God without Religion dismantles common religious misconceptions, revealing the true meaning of being filled with the Spirit the facts about judgment, rewards, and God's discipline the simple truth behind predestination and the divisions it causes the problem with the popular challenge to "live radical" Pulling no punches, Farley shows how the truth about these controversial issues can liberate and unify believers as we discover how to rest in the unconditional love of God.
by Ronald Dworkin, Religion Ohne Gott Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Religion Ohne Gott books, Das Zentrum wahrer Religiosität, so der bekennende Atheist Albert Einstein, sei die Ehrfurcht vor den Mysterien des Universums, »deren höchste Weisheit und strahlende Schönheit wir mit unseren matten Erkenntnisvermögen nur rudimentär begreifen können«. In diesem Sinne sei er, Einstein, ein tiefreligiöser Mensch. Aber was ist religiös an einer solchen Haltung, in der Gott offensichtlich keine Rolle spielt? Mit dieser Frage beschäftigte sich Ronald Dworkin in seinen Einstein-Vorlesungen, die er bis kurz vor seinem Tod zu diesem Buch ausgearbeitet hat. Religion, so seine Antwort, bezeichnet eine Sicht auf die Welt, die von einem tiefen Glauben an objektive Werte getragen wird – etwa daran, dass Geschöpfe eine Würde haben, dass ein Leben erfüllt oder verfehlt sein kann oder dass Schönheit, die uns den Atem raubt, sich nicht als pures Produkt unserer Sinnesorgane erklären lässt. Auch Theisten teilen diese Werte, meinen aber, sie seien gottgegeben. Für Dworkin verhält es sich genau umgekehrt: Die Idee eines Gottes rührt daher, dass es diese Werte wirklich gibt. Und an Gott (oder Götter) zu glauben ist eine Weise, dies auszudrücken, aber nicht die einzige. Von der Physik über die Politik bis hin zum Recht erkundet »Religion ohne Gott« den Perspektivwechsel, der mit einem solchen gottlosen Verständnis von Religion verbunden ist. Das Buch, das mit einer eindrucksvollen Reflexion über Tod und Unsterblichkeit schließt, ist das Vermächtnis eines bekennenden religiösen Atheisten. Es weitet den Blick für das, was wichtig ist.
by Sankara Saranam, God Without Religion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download God Without Religion books, "In a groundbreaking approach to today's tough spiritual and social dilemmas, God without religion offers an intelligent and compassionate bridge from dogmatic belief systems to progressive spirituality. The son of self-exiled Iragi Jews, Sankara Saranam shows why organized religion has long been the cause of humanity's worst wars and most acute suffering-then guides us beyond our divisive history into more expansive perceptions capable of creating a unified, peaceful future. Through a series of penetrating inquiries and practices, readers are invited to examine their beliefs, turn inward, and develop a direct understanding of God."
by Barrie Down, A Christian God Without Religion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Christian God Without Religion books, There are many people who are unable to enjoy a fulfilling relationship with God because they are unable to separate God from some form of religion that dictates their thoughts and actions. This book is written for those who think that relationship with God only exists within a religious context; for those who have given up on religion but are unsure about God; and for those who are unsure about either God or religion.Barrie has attempted to answer some of the questions that these people might have, without resorting to religious terminology. Nevertheless, all the ideas presented are backed up with scripture, but these references have been kept separate from the main text and are found in the end notes.Barrie Down studied Applied Physics at London University (England), and attended Eastern Pentecostal Bible College (Canada). He is now retired, and has spent most of his working life in the scientific and engineering community, working freelance for over twenty years, and for major science and engineering organizations in England and Canada. He spent ten years teaching engineering to Industrial Design students, and ten years in ministry as director of Christian Education at a major church in Toronto.Barrie is a published author in the field of automotive history, and lives in Toronto with Holly Down, B.A., M.A., his wife of 43 years, with whom he has shared the experiences that have led to this book, and who has contributed greatly to the writing of it.
by Wade Hoover, Faith In God Without Religion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Faith In God Without Religion books, At a time when the world is very divided and many are turning away from organized religion, there is hope. I have found something wonderful. I only wish to share. In "Faith in God Without Religion", I believe you will find comfort, hope and maybe a renewal of faith. Although I follow no religion, I have absolute faith in God. My faith does not come from a Bible, a sermon or from any organization. My faith comes from my journey. Let me share with you the journey that has shown me God. Let me share with you where my faith comes from and why it is so powerful. I believe that when you finish reading "Faith in God Without Religion: My Faith, My Story", you will have a brand-new perspective on faith, and renewed Hope.
by David Ellsworth, God Without Religion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download God Without Religion books, How people view God has been defined by centuries of religions and their influence born of the claim of being messengers of an absolute truth. This book explores religion and how it once spoke about God and now speak for Him.
by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Morality Without God Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Morality Without God books, A common refrain against atheism and secular humanism is that without belief in God, "everything is permitted." Walter Sinnott-Armstrong dismantles this argument and argues instead that God is not only not essential to morality, but that our moral behavior should be seen as utterly independent of religion. This short, accessible book is on a major aspect of the arguments against atheism and will interest those intrigued by the "new atheism" (Harris, Dawkins, etc).
by William Arthur, Religion Without God And God Without Religion Classic Reprint Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Religion Without God And God Without Religion Classic Reprint books, Excerpt from Religion Without God and God Without Religion A recent controversy in the pages of the Nineteen: Century, extending over many months. Seems distinctly to mark a stage in modern speculations upon Theism. Three differing schools are championed by three pro perly representative men, Mr. Frederic Harrison, Mr. Herbert Spencer, and Sir Fitzjames Stephen. Each of these comes forward with the consciousness Of both prowess and reputation each feels the stimulus of a conﬂict with equals; each presents his case with the latest lights and most mature arguments available. The tournament itself is a passing spectacle, but the topics are of eternal interest; and yet constitute a burning question Of the present hour. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
by Larry Cartford, From Pastor To Atheist Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download From Pastor To Atheist books, Religion has been a powerful and determinative force in human life ever since the beginning of time. Many religions have flourished, then died. Yet the basic dynamics of religion have not changed. Religions seek to promote the gods they create, instill fear, divide people, and control behavior. After disclosing religions for what they are- manipulative and domineering- a non-god way of life is presented. What religions consider to be their exclusive domains, eternal life, spirituality, morality and truth, are exposed as not solely theirs. Spirituality and morality are presented as an innate depth of human beingness in all people. Eternal life is offered as the noble destiny for all people not dependent on what gods are accepted. Truth is to be known through reason, not revelation. To break unconditionally the power of religion the nexus must be changed from gods to humans at the center. No longer ask, What do the gods want? instead. What do humans need? Along with a non-god way of life a world without religion is discussed which elucidates a new way of beauty, openness and peace. For all people seeking an alternative way of life not controlled by religion or revelation this book offers a non-god way of life.
by Sankara Saranam, God Without Religion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download God Without Religion books, Disillusioned with organized religion, some people escape into New Age movements, and others retreat from their spiritual moorings altogether. A more satisfying and transformative option for some is to embark on a quest to discover God independently. Using time-tested tools of spiritual investigation, it becomes possible to examine our present beliefs, explore the nature of God and sense of self, and ultimately expand our identity beyond its borders. This book introduces this age-old approach to spiritual inquiry for modern-day readers. Step by step, it offers a bridge between organized religion and mystical spirituality for anyone questioning traditional dogma or its legacy of divisiveness. It also assists in overcoming limitations and notions of exclusivity promoted by New Age movements. Included are 17 universal techniques for developing a new view of what is meant by God and for broadening our view of ourselves, others, and all of life.
by Jess Milliken, The Book Of Truth Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Book Of Truth books, You Don't Need Religion to Get to God For thousands of years, humankind has sought the answers and reasons to our purpose here on Earth. Generations have attempted to form a connection with the Creator in order to understand our role in society. Churches, mosques, and temples have been built to the glory of a higher power and each day millions of people spend countless hours in ritualized prayer and meditation, hoping to find the answers to life s most provocative questions. But is all this ritual and tradition really necessary? In The Book of Truth, author Jesse Milliken presents the truth that few people want to hear or believe - that you don't really need religion to get to God! This seminal work explains why you do not need an organized religious setting to connect with God in a very real way. Milliken shares with readers what was revealed to him through inspiration and intuition, so that he may enlighten his fellow brothers and sisters in the family of life to the truth. Milliken shares his thoughts on subjects we have all wondered about, such as abortion, birth control, euthanasia, suicide, life after death, reincarnation, Hell, UFOs, and the inner workings of karma. The answers to life s most challenging and perplexing questions can be found in the pages of this book. You will walk away with a new respect for our wondrous planet, and you will never look at creation in quite the same way again.
by Jane Katra, The Heart Of The Mind Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Heart Of The Mind books, A how-to book on overcoming phobias, traumas and the legacy of abuse; on conquering feelings of grief, shame, guilt; and on dealing with disaster, this text facilitates decision-making, and encourages self-motivation in asserting yourself and becoming less dependent in relationships.
by John W. Loftus, Why I Became An Atheist Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Why I Became An Atheist books, For about two decades John W. Loftus was a devout evangelical Christian, an ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and an ardent apologist for Christianity. With three degrees--in philosophy, theology, and philosophy of religion--he was adept at using rational argumentation to defend the faith. But over the years, doubts about the credibility of key Christian tenets began to creep into his thinking. By the late 1990s he experienced a full-blown crisis of faith. In this honest appraisal of his journey from believer to atheist, the author carefully explains the experiences and the reasoning process that led him to reject religious belief. The original edition of this book was published in 2006 and reissued in 2008. Since that time, Loftus has received a good deal of critical feedback from Christians and skeptics alike. In this revised and expanded edition, the author addresses criticisms of the original, adds new argumentation and references, and refines his presentation. For every issue he succinctly summarizes the various points of view and provides references for further reading. In conclusion, he describes the implications of life without belief in God, some liberating, some sobering. This frank critique of Christian belief from a former insider will interest freethinkers as well as anyone with doubts about the claims of religion.
by ROBERT. LEEKE, No Act Of Religion Acceptable To God Without Faith In Jesus Christ Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download No Act Of Religion Acceptable To God Without Faith In Jesus Christ books, The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. The Age of Enlightenment profoundly enriched religious and philosophical understanding and continues to influence present-day thinking. Works collected here include masterpieces by David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, as well as religious sermons and moral debates on the issues of the day, such as the slave trade. The Age of Reason saw conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism transformed into one between faith and logic -- a debate that continues in the twenty-first century. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T043109 With a dedication leaf (p. [1-2]) bound after the title page. London: printed for William Innys, 1730. ,51, p.; 8°
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