One Sunday morning, not so very long ago, I went to church. Going to church is something I have done with decreasing frequency over the past several years.
In the afternoon of that day I finished Christopher Hitchens‘ book “God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything”.
When I told someone about the day, they said paradoxicality is the ability of adults to hold seemingly contradictory notions in mind at the same time.
You’re not kidding…at least on that Sunday.
Have you read the book and if so, what did you think?
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Barb, if you start reading such stuff, you will start thinking which is an anathema to all religions. God IS great but the religions foisted on us by those who claim we should obey them unquestioningly because they “speak for God” have in fact poisoned the earth. You only need to follow the current presidential race in America so see that.
You might read this blog post http://snowbrush.blogspot.com/2012/02/baptists-atheists-and-christers.html one of a number he has written chronicling his departure from fundamentalist religion to atheism.
I have not read the book you mentioned, nor Richard Dawkins but have read two by Bart D Ehrman, a biblical historian (New Testament), Misquoting Jesus and Jesus Interrupted.
You read widely Al. It’s good things that one’s mind (if you choose) can act like a bi-metal strip in extreme temperature variations. Thanks for the comment. If you ever read the Hitchens book, let me know what you think. I found it a tough slog to read-very dense in references and side comments. But I soldiered on.