Bad Religion

The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 11/20/2016 - 00:12

"Sam Harris cranks out blunt, hard-hitting chapters to make his case for why faith itself is the most dangerous element of modern life. And if the devil's in the details, then you'll find Satan waiting at the back of the book in the very substantial notes section where Harris saves his more esoteric discussions to avoid sidetracking the urgency of his message.

The Paperback Apocalypse: How the Christian Church was Left Behind

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sat, 11/19/2016 - 23:51

"The great popularity of The Left Behind novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins attests to the strong appeal of apocalyptic beliefs in many conservative Christian communities. As biblical scholar Robert M. Price reveals in this history and critique of Christian end-time beliefs, LaHaye and Jenkins's famous novels are just the latest examples of a long tradition of popular fundamentalist eschatology.