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* pantheism

* paranormal

* Pastafarian

* PAULOS, John Allen

* philosophy

* The Portable Atheist ; HITCHENS, Christopher

* postmodernism

* PRICE, Robert M.

* Protestantism

* pseudoscience

* pantheism (n.)

* paranormal (n.)

Relevant Books:

Superstition and Other Essays -- INGERSOLL, Robert Green

The Transcendental Temptation -- KURTZ, Paul

Relevant Articles:

What's in a Dream?

Quotations: Lucia and Norman HALL

Quotations: Wendy KAMINER

Christianity is a Pseudoscience

Religion, Morality and Charlatanism

* Pastafarian (n.)

A member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

* PAULOS, John Allen



* philosophy (n.)

Relevant Books:

Atheism -- MARTIN, Michael

Atheist Manifesto -- ONFRAY, Michel

Breaking The Spell -- DENNETT, Daniel Clement

Darwin's Dangerous Idea -- DENNETT, Daniel Clement

The Existence of God -- SWINBURNE, Richard

Freedom Evolves -- DENNETT, Daniel Clement

The Influence of Natural Religion on the Temporal Happiness of Mankind -- BENTHAM, Jeremy

The Moral Landscape -- HARRIS, Sam

Science and Ethics -- KURTZ, Paul (editor)

* The Portable Atheist
Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
HITCHENS, Christopher
Keywords: atheism religion
Da Capo Press

An Excerpt

"One is continually told, as an unbeliever, that it is old-fashioned to rail against the primitive stupidities and cruelties of religion because after all, in these enlightened times, the old superstitions have died away. Nine times out of ten, in debate with a cleric, one will be told not of some dogma of religious certitude but of some instance of charitable or humanitarian work undertaken by a religious person. Of course, this says nothing about the belief system involved: it may be true that Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam succeeds in weaning young black men off narcotics, but this would not alter the fact that the NoI is a racist crackpot organization. And has not Hamas—which publishes The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion on its website—won a reputation for its provision of social services? My own response has been to issue a challenge: name me an ethical statement made or an action performed by a believer that could not have been made or performed by a non-believer. As yet, I have had no takers. (Whereas, oddly enough, if you ask an audience to name a wicked statement or action directly attributable to religious faith, nobody has any difficulty in finding an example.)"

A Longer Excerpt

* postmodernism (n.)

In philosophy, postmodernism is associated with cultural relativism and a scepticism about, or rejection of, modernist ideas of objectivity, rationalism, knowledge, etc. In its more radical forms, postmodernism involves the denial of even the existence of objective reality or objective truth and categorically rejects Enlightenment principles. It takes cultural relativism to an extreme, asserting that different cultures have different, socially constructed realities.

* PRICE, Robert M.

Robert M. Price is a member of the Jesus Seminar, a Regional Director of the Council for Secular Humanism and Professor of Biblical Criticism at the Center for Inquiry Institute.

See also:


* Protestantism (n.)

Relevant Articles:

Quotations: Henry Louis MENCKEN

* pseudoscience (n.)

Relevant Articles:

Quotations: Mario Bunge

Quotations: Lucia and Norman HALL

Christianity is a Pseudoscience