Skeptic Friends Network

Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?
Home | Forums | Active Topics | Active Polls | Register | FAQ | Contact Us  
  Connect: Chat | SFN Messenger | Buddy List | Members
Personalize: Profile | My Page | Forum Bookmarks  
 All Forums
 Community Forums
 Book Reviews
 Christianity and Other Superstitions
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly Bookmark this Topic BookMark Topic
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

StephenG97
New Member

1 Post

Posted - 12/31/2013 :  13:48:08  Show Profile Send StephenG97 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Christianity and Other Superstitions is an account that calls into question the foundation of religions and how they affect us all in the modern world.
Starting with the basic fears in early man that led to his creation of gods and religions, it traces the development of ancient myths and superstitions to the births of Christianity and Islam from Mideast pagan beliefs to their present day doctrines and practices.
It shows how the biblical stories of Jesus have been taken out of context and falsified by the clergy throughout history in order to promote their earthly goals.
Islam and its prophet Muhammad, are examined historically and philosophically. The influence of Islam in the world is shown in general and specific to the acts of terrorism seen today. It exposes the history and context of the passages in the Koran that are most responsible for this violence.
Explored also, are fanatic groups such as; The Peoples Temple of Jim Jones, Scientology and David Koresh's Branch Davidians. The background of the Mormon religion should convince most readers that it too exhibits its own brand of fanaticism.
The inner workings of the Catholic Church shows it's involvement and cover-up of the epidemic of sexual abuse among its clergy. Individual cases and the connection to the hierarchy are examined. This connects the former pope to aiding and abetting criminal pedophile priests during his twenty four year term as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith [formally known as the Congregation for the Inquisition]. It spends time venturing into an up-to-the-minute and detailed exposť of crimes against humanity by the Roman Catholic Church, crimes that were reviewed, condoned, and kept secret by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger AKA Pope Benedict XVI. A call for the arrest and trial of the ex-pope, himself, would be a certainty were he outside of the realm, privileges and protection of Vatican City.

Stephen Gunn, author
ISBN-10: 1470134527
Softcover, 376 pages
Non Fiction
Availability: The book is available on Amazon.com

sailingsoul
SFN Addict

2830 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2013 :  19:31:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Your post reads to be very comprehensive and intriguing Stephen. Is this just spam or do you wish to interact? I'm probably talking to myself, as your unlikely to not ever to return but you might surprise me and prove me wrong.

There are only two types of religious people, the deceivers and the deceived. SS
Go to Top of Page

Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9645 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2014 :  02:26:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, he's talking about a book which seems highly relevant to some of the subject matters we discuss here at SFN.
I wonder how extensive his sources are.

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

Support American Troops in Iraq:
Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
Collateralmurder.
Go to Top of Page

beetlerod
Spammer

7 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2016 :  02:08:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beetlerod a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What you posted was very disturbing and riveting at the same time, i think you better check your facts first before posting anything like this. I also think that we should all respect each others religion.
Go to Top of Page

astropin
SFN Regular

USA
970 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2016 :  20:14:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send astropin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by beetlerod

I also think that we should all respect each others religion.


I tend to ridicule those who believe things without evidence (see sig.). Not everytime in every occasion but whenever I think it just might strike up some dialog......or you're a jehovah's witness knocking on my door.

I would rather face a cold reality than delude myself with comforting fantasies.

You are free to believe what you want to believe and I am free to ridicule you for it.

Atheism:
The result of an unbiased and rational search for the truth.

Infinitus est numerus stultorum
Go to Top of Page

Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9645 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2016 :  11:35:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by beetlerod

I also think that we should all respect each others religion.

I strongly disagree. Religions are fairytales, and they lead to magical thinking which when acted upon can be quite harmful.

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

Support American Troops in Iraq:
Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
Collateralmurder.
Go to Top of Page

sailingsoul
SFN Addict

2830 Posts

Posted - 06/18/2016 :  01:38:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by beetlerod

I also think that we should all respect each others religion.
I could not disagree with you more. Explain to me what is respectable about religious beliefs that justify believers murdering people that offend an imaginary god?

There are only two types of religious people, the deceivers and the deceived. SS
Go to Top of Page

Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13341 Posts

Posted - 06/18/2016 :  09:01:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think we should defend people's right to have a religion on civil rights grounds, but I also think it's okay to attack religion in general on rational grounds. I have friends who are people of faith, and there is really nothing I can do about it. If what they bring to the table is mostly rational, I can live with that. It could be that religion is so pervasive because at one time it confirmed a survival advantage. We are seeing that it's as old as humanity is itself.

Of course, I will fight tooth and nail when people of faith take anti-science positions and try to create laws based on them, or try to get religion into public schools by way of teaching creationism.

The percentage of people who are walking away from religion is growing. Religiosity in the west is on the decline. But hey... We have a long way to go.

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly Bookmark this Topic BookMark Topic
Jump To:

The mission of the Skeptic Friends Network is to promote skepticism, critical thinking, science and logic as the best methods for evaluating all claims of fact, and we invite active participation by our members to create a skeptical community with a wide variety of viewpoints and expertise.


Home | Skeptic Forums | Skeptic Summary | The Kil Report | Creation/Evolution | Rationally Speaking | Skeptillaneous | About Skepticism | Fan Mail | Claims List | Calendar & Events | Skeptic Links | Book Reviews | Gift Shop | SFN on Facebook | Staff | Contact Us

Skeptic Friends Network
© 2008 Skeptic Friends Network Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.39 seconds.
Powered by @tomic Studio
Snitz Forums 2000