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From AwayPoint on YouTube: Why The God Hypothesis is Obsolete

Christianity Through the Lens of Cognitive Science, Part 8.  (Last in Series) Brain science is remarkably close to offering a full naturalistic explanation of individual religious experiences, everything from certain belief to moral indignation to mystical rapture to spiritual transformation. … Continue reading

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From AwayPoint on Youtube: How Beliefs Change

With all of the ways that beliefs resist change, one might think that awakening to complicated realities is hopeless. But there is another half of the equation. As much as we tend to be wary of threats against our world … Continue reading

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God’s Emotions Series Now Available as Podcasts, YouTube, Blogposts

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Thanks to requests from readers, God’s Emotions is now available in three media:  audio, video, or plain old written word. What suits you? Anger, disgust, jealousy, regret, grief, love . . . The Bible authors wrote as if God has emotions, … Continue reading

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Why Good Christians do Bad Things to Win Converts

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At Alternet: How the Fundamentalist Mind Compels Conservative Christians to Force Their Beliefs on You Evangelicals wear their religion on T-shirts and around their necks and on car bumpers and eye-blacks. They hand out tracts on college campuses and stage … Continue reading

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God’s Emotions 9: A Maker of Gods

Note:  This concludes the series, “God’s Emotions: Why the Biblical God is so Very Human.”  Parts 1-8  are available at this website, Awaypoint.wordpress.com. Man is, and always has been, a maker of gods. It has been the most serious and … Continue reading

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God’s Emotions 8: God Cares About What I Care About

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Note:  This is Part Eight in a series, “God’s Emotions: Why the Biblical God is so Very Human.”  Parts 1-7 are available at this website, Awaypoint.wordpress.com. You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns … Continue reading

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God’s Emotions 7: The Stepford Jesus (Love and Narcissism)

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Note:  This is Part Seven in a series, “God’s Emotions: Why the Biblical God is so Very Human.”  Parts 1-6 are available at this website or at http://www.awaypoint.wordpress.com. I am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody … Continue reading

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