The Religion Virus

"Like a selfish gene or a parasite, the religion virus catches a free ride in the minds of our species, infecting our history and culture. What Guns, Germs and Steel did for anthropology, this book does for faith. It puts the pieces together into a fascinating, coherent model that makes sense! (Dan Barker, President, Freedom From Religion Foundation.) Craig A. James has written an accessible book on evolution and religion that manages to explain memetics while being both funny and touching. (Wes Unruh, author, The Art of Memetics, editor of alteratic.com.) Full of powerful, ground-breaking ideas, packaged in a deceptively simple, easy-reading style. James has created one of those rare books where, every few pages, I find myself thinking, "I need to send a copy of this to so-and-so." This is the most fun I've had reading non-fiction in a long time. (Phil Steele, Editor, Fragment and The Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics)"--From Amazon.com.

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  • Author : Craig A. James
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 190 pages
  • ISBN : 9781482371000
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Religion Virus

The Religion Virus
  • Author : Craig A. James
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 01 April 2013
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"Like a selfish gene or a parasite, the religion virus catches a free ride in the minds of our species, infecting our history and culture. What Guns, Germs and Steel did for anthropology, this book does for faith. It puts the pieces together into a fascinating, coherent model that makes sense! (Dan Barker, President, Freedom From Religion Foundation.) Craig A. James has written an accessible book on evolution and religion that manages to explain memetics while being both funny and

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The Religion Virus[not for sale on Google Play]
  • Author : Craig A. James
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release : 01 March 2010
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Why do some beliefs become extinct while others adapt and flourish? James shows us how genetic evolution and cultural evolution, though operating at different rates, are one and the same. Recent science has gone a long way toward explaining the origin of religious belief in evolutionary terms, but Craig James has cracked open the mystery of its tenacity. Religion does not exist for us, it exists for its own sake. Like a selfish gene or a parasite, the religion virus

The God Virus

The God Virus
  • Author : Darrel W. Ray
  • Publisher : Ipc Press
  • Release : 26 May 2022
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Dr. Darrel Ray, psychologist and lifelong student of religion, discusses religious infection from the inside out. How does guilt play into religious infection? Why is sexual control so important to so many religions? What causes the anxiety and neuroticism around death and dying? How does religion inject itself into so many areas of life, culture, and politics? The author explores this and much more in his book The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture. This second-generation book

Bad News Religion

Bad News Religion
  • Author : Greg Albrecht
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 10 July 2004
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From any non-Christian point of view, the gospel does not make sense. Grace doesn't make sense. Grace doesn't add up. Why would Jesus come to be one of us, to pay a debt He did not owe, because we owed a debt we could not pay? Why would He do that? Free? No strings? What was in it for Him? Since the church first began, Christians have had trouble accepting God's grace. We have substituted holiness, discipleship, order, regulation, and

A Manual for Creating Atheists

A Manual for Creating Atheists
  • Author : Peter Boghossian
  • Publisher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
  • Release : 01 July 2014
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For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith—and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious evangelism, A Manual for Creating Atheists offers

Darwin's Angel

Darwin's Angel
  • Author : John Cornwell
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 25 September 2008
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In the voice of a guardian angel, the author responds to the book "The God delusion" by Richard Dawkins.

Snow Crash

Snow Crash
  • Author : Neal Stephenson
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release : 26 August 2003
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In this mind-altering romp—where the term “Metaverse” was first coined—you’ll experience a future America so bizarre, so outrageous, you’ll recognize it immediately • One of Time’s 100 best English-language novels Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just

The God Delusion. 10th Anniversary Edition

The God Delusion. 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Author : Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 19 May 2016
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The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a

God and the Folly of Faith

God and the Folly of Faith
  • Author : Victor J. Stenger
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release : 03 April 2012
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A thorough and hard-hitting critique that is a must read for anyone interested in the interaction between religion and science. It has become the prevalent view among sociologists, historians, and some theistic scientists that religion and science have never been in serious conflict. Some even claim that Christianity was responsible for the development of science. In a sweeping historical survey that begins with ancient Greek science and proceeds through the Renaissance and Enlightenment to contemporary advances in physics and cosmology,

Virus as a Summons to Faith

Virus as a Summons to Faith
  • Author : Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 30 April 2020
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Why bother with the interpretive categories of biblical faith when in fact our energy and interest are focused on more immediate matters? The answer is simple and obvious. We linger because, in the midst of our immediate preoccupation with our felt jeopardy and our hope for relief, our imagination does indeed range beyond the immediate to larger, deeper wonderments. Our free-ranging imagination is not finally or fully contained in the immediacy of our stress, anxiety, and jeopardy. Beyond these demanding

Breaking the Spell

Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 02 February 2006
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The New York Times bestseller – a “crystal-clear, constantly engaging” (Jared Diamond) exploration of the role that religious belief plays in our lives and our interactions For all the thousands of books that have been written about religion, few until this one have attempted to examine it scientifically: to ask why—and how—it has shaped so many lives so strongly. Is religion a product of blind evolutionary instinct or rational choice? Is it truly the best way to live a

The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Medicine, and Health

The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Medicine, and Health
  • Author : Dorothea Lüddeckens,Philipp Hetmanczyk,Pamela E. Klassen,Justin B. Stein
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 24 November 2021
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The relationships between religion, spirituality, health, biomedical institutions, complementary, and alternative healing systems are widely discussed today. While many of these debates revolve around the biomedical legitimacy of religious modes of healing, the market for them continues to grow. The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Medicine, and Health is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising over thirty-five chapters by a team of international

Big Gods

Big Gods
  • Author : Ara Norenzayan
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 25 August 2015
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Examines how the belief in gods has lead to cooperation and sometimes conflict between groups. The author also looks at how some cooperative societies have developed without belief in gods.

Born Believers

Born Believers
  • Author : Justin L. Barrett
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 20 March 2012
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Infants have a lot to make sense of in the world: Why does the sun shine and night fall; why do some objects move in response to words, while others won’t budge; who is it that looks over them and cares for them? How the developing brain grapples with these and other questions leads children, across cultures, to naturally develop a belief in a divine power of remarkably consistent traits––a god that is a powerful creator, knowing, immortal,