By George H. Smith
"Does a god exist? this question has absolutely been requested, in a single shape or one other, because guy has had the facility to speak. . . hundreds of thousands of volumes were written just about a god, and the overwhelming majority have responded the questions with a powerful 'Yes!' "
"You are approximately to learn a minority viewpoint."
With this interesting advent, George H. Smith units out to demolish what he considers the main frequent and damaging of all of the myths devised by means of guy - the concept that of a best being. With painstaking scholarship and rigorous arguments, Mr. Smith examines, dissects, and refutes the myriad "proofs" provided through theists - the defenses of subtle, specialist theologians, in addition to the typical non secular layman. He explores the historic and mental havoc wrought via faith mostly - and concludes that spiritual trust can't have anyplace within the lifetime of sleek, rational man.
"It isn't my function to transform humans to atheism . . . (but to) reveal that the assumption in God is irrational to the purpose of absurdity. If someone needs to proceed believing in a god, that's his prerogative, yet he can not excuse his trust within the identify of cause and ethical necessity."/quote]
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As in his prior books (Holy Blood, Holy Grail; The Jesus Papers), Baigent attempts to discover the darkish forceshiding within the shadows of faith and ferret out fundamentalists whose dogmatism usually turns to violence. targeting the tip instances, he warns that strong fundamentalist sects in Christianity, Judaism and Islam are operating to lead to the conflict of Armageddon, whilst the forces of darkness could be destroyed via the Messiah, who will then result in a brand new reign. All 3 teams wish Jerusalem, the place each one lays declare to a actual spot, the Dome of the Rock, as a sacred position in its heritage; all 3 desire a kingdom during which politics are subservient to faith. Baigent makes an identical mistake that the fundamentalists make whilst examining the publication of Revelation. it isn't a publication of prophecy and guide for scary sinners again into the fold; it's apocalyptic literature that makes use of symbols as mystery codes for the scenario within the lives of first- and second-century Christians, delivering them wish for escaping from their plights. unfortunately, Baigent's well-intentioned exposé seems to be little greater than a screed opposed to fundamentalism that's in response to a misreading of his relevant textual content. (Sept. )
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Iii, 1104–1105. Nau, Ple´rophories, 5. Wright, Catalogue, vol. iii, 1080. MS BM Add. 14,631 is listed as no. 933. 67 Nau, Ple´rophories, 5. 68 For a detailed listing of these sections, see Nau, Ple´rophories, 5. These mutilations may have been the reason, as Steppa, ‘Plerophories’, 8, observed, why Wright missed identifying the text in MS BM Add. 14,631 as a copy of the Plerophoriae. 69 An ancient reader of BM Add. 14,650 added marginal notes which later appeared as insertions into the text of BM Add.
Thus, I am using the directional preposition ‘anti’ in the phrase ‘anti-Chalcedonian’ without any polemical connotations, but merely as a historical designation. g. e. ancient oriental) or ‘vor-Chalkedonensisch’ (pre-Chalcedonian). 2 The second work, the so-called Plerophoriae, is a collection of apophthegmata-like anecdotes which focus on the controversy over the acceptance of the decisions of the 1 Among his own fellow countrymen and -women, Peter the Iberian is still en vogue. See, for example, the appearance of the novel by K’et’evan Nuc’ubize, Petre Iberi: istoriuli romani (Tbilisi, 1975).
1 (Louvain, 1949), pp. 156–165 (Latin)). D. , University of Uppsala, 1987); and the English translation of the work by W. Witakowski, Pseudo-Dionysius of Tel Mahre: Chronicle III (Liverpool, 1996). 71 Michael the Syrian, Chronicle (ed. -B. Chabot, Chronique de Michel le Syrien, Patriarche Jacobite d’Antioche (1166–1199), 4 vols. (Paris, 1899–1910; repr. Brussels, 1963), here vol. iv, pp. 203–215 (text), vol. ii, pp. 69–88 (French translation)). See also above, ch. 1, pp. 21–22, n. 60. 72 See Honigmann, Pierre l’Ibe´rien, 55 n.
Atheism: The Case Against God by George H. Smith