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Religion Is Not About God

How Spiritual Traditions Nurture Our Biological Nature And What to Expect When They Fail

by Loyal Rue

  • 14 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Rutgers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy of religion,
  • Spirituality - General,
  • Religion,
  • Science,
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • Psychology of Religion,
  • Religion & Science,
  • Reference

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages392
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8026249M
    ISBN 100813539552
    ISBN 109780813539553
    OCLC/WorldCa76904628

    The purpose of all the activities of the Christian religion should be to form Christ in the believers, although this objective is not always stated clearly. The truth is, God’s eternal purpose is to fill all of the creation with Christ. This is the Kingdom of God. The Christian religion, if it is to serve God’s desires, must work toward.   God, in short, isn't one very impressive thing among many things that might or might not exist; "not just some especially resplendent object among all the objects illuminated by the light of being.

    Jesus Christ IS NOT God. Ephesians 5: 13 -- But all things that are reproved [discovered] are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.. This teaching and this web site is for Christians, who choose, by their own free will, to believe what is written in the Scriptures, not what man’s traditions and religious ideologies propound. To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” 22 The book of James adds on to this with the only passage in which the word “religion” actually occurs: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the.

    God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything () is a polemical text by English writer Christopher Hitchens. The author argues that religion is a cultural construct that represses people more than it liberates them. He examines religion’s role in sexuality, science, and human dignity and posits that organized religion rarely (if ever. God Hates Religion. A survey of the Scriptures reveals that there is one category that God hates above all others. God hates religion! Many will be confused, if not offended by such a statement, for they have identified God with religion. Religion, therefore, needs to be defined and differentiated from the Christian gospel.


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Religion Is Not About God by Loyal Rue Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ernie Kurtz received his Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University in His doctoral dissertation was published as the book Not-God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Since then, he has published The Spirituality of Imperfection, and the booklet Shame and Guilt: Characteristics of the Dependency by:   So, if religion is not about God, then what is it about. In this provocative book, Loyal Rue contends that religion, very basically, is about us.

Successful religions are narrative (myth) traditions that influence human nature so that we might think, feel, and act in ways that are good for us, both individually and by:   The Paperback of the God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed/5(). As St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict taught, we are not a “religion of the book.” We need to worship at the Holy Mass, and hear and not only read the sacred words, so that the Savior can reach our hearts through his action in his Mystical Body: through gestures, through song, through signs of peace, through sacred images, through sights.

Christianity is NOT a Book-religion. Though often perceived as the "religion of the Book," Christianity is only rightly understood as an ontological relationship with the Person of Jesus Christ who is the Word of God. Religion is a cultural system that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and moral values.

Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the universe. They tend to derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred.

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's recent bestseller The Religion Is Not About God book of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion.

With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins4/5(K). This, though, is not a book that describes what's going to happen to individuals when they die and go to heaven or hell; it's a description of the final judgment of God that somehow is going to be.

Book Review: Religion Is Not About God, by Loyal Rue Janu by B. Newberg “If religion is not about God, then what on earth is it about (for heaven’s sake)?” asks Loyal Rue at the beginning of his groundbreaking book, Religion Is Not About God.

Unitarianism (from Latin unitas "unity, oneness", from unus "one") is a Christian theological movement named for its belief that the God in Christianity is one person, as opposed to the Trinity (tri- from Latin tres "three") which in most other branches of Christianity defines God as one being in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Unitarian Christians, therefore, believe that. Judaism & Judaica. Bibles & Christianity. Add to Wishlist. Beyond Betrayal: Overcome Past Hurts and Begin to Trust Again. by Phil Waldrep. Add to Wishlist.

Read an excerpt of this book. Treasured Grace (Heart of the Frontier Series #1) by Tracie Peterson. Add to Wishlist. Read an excerpt of this book. Dangerous Prayers: Because Following Jesus. Christopher Hitchens - God Is Not Christopher Hitchens - God Is Not Sign In.

Details. 1. Christianity ( billion followers) - The Holy Bible (Old Testament and New Testament) 2. Islam ( billion followers) - The Quran 3. Hinduism (1 billion followers) - The Vedas 4. Buddhism ( million followers) - Tripitaka (Pali Canon) 5.

"god is not Great" is an important book in large part because it demonstrates convincingly that science has trumped religion and continues to, everytime. The depth which Hitchens tackles religion and its ramifications is matched by a compelling narrative style that has become the author's "signature".5/5(6).

The True Religion of God By Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips - 3rd Edition, Which Is The True Religion Of God. Each person is born in a circumstance which is not of his own choosing. The religion of his family or the ideology of the state is thrust upon him from the very beginning of his existence in this world.

Many believe their morality comes from their religion. But evidence suggests that people’s opinion of what God thinks is actually what they. If it's sound ideas you're after, God is Not Great has more than can be absorbed in a single reading. The book is more than worthy of the minor effort.

I'm persuaded by God is Not Great that any good that religion may accomplish can be better achieved without religion and, conversely, the worst evils will arise from religious belief, as they. For example, a reviewer for the Dublin University Magazine called the book "a great religious poem, showing that God is found where men are absent" ().

In deciding whether or to what extent Robinson Crusoe is a spiritual autobiography and "a great religious poem," you might consider the following. Loyal Rue presenting the central concept of his book, "Religion Is Not About God," at the Beyond Belief Conference held in California in Rue is a philosopher and natural historian of.

Book Excerpt: Hitchens's 'God Is Not Great' But this is a compliment to humanism, not to religion. If it comes to that, these crises have also caused me, and many other atheists, to Author: Newsweek Staff. God is not Great might not have the effect of driving us away from our religious beliefs, but it would help us in having a more objective look at the history and implications of religions.

People would not necessarily become atheists or agnostics, but they could surely be influenced to have a more realistic conception of their God in the Universe%().I disagree with the title.

God does not hate religion. He hates false religions. In Jeremiah 7 he speaks to a specific group: worshippers. He hates hippocracy.

James Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."Christopher Hitchens’s new book, God Is Not Great, is the most recent and in many ways the most engaging of these exercises, displaying a range of reference and a degree of energy, wit, and learning that the others conspicuously lack.

Correspondingly, however, its .