Adieu to God: Why Psychology Leads to Atheism by Mick Power

By Mick Power

Adieu to God examines atheism from a mental viewpoint and divulges how non secular phenomena and ideology are mental instead of supernatural in starting place.

  • Answers the mental query of why, within the face of overwhelming clinical facts on the contrary, do religions proceed to prosper?
  • Looks at atheism and faith utilizing a good and balanced technique in line with the newest paintings in psychology, sociology, anthropology, psychiatry and drugs
  • Acknowledges the numerous mental advantages of faith whereas nonetheless wondering the validity of its supernatural trust structures and supplying atheist possible choices to a satisfying existence
      Content:
      Chapter 1 a brief heritage of faith (pages 1–31):
      Chapter 2 The Psychology of Religion—The different types of common event (pages 33–60):
      Chapter three The Psychology of Religion—The different types of irregular adventure (pages 61–87):
      Chapter four Social buildings and faith (pages 89–112):
      Chapter five faith, strength, and keep an eye on (pages 113–139):
      Chapter 6 faith and future health (pages 141–165):
      Chapter 7 easy methods to Be a fit Atheist (pages 167–179):

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It is therefore absolutely impossible for the Bible to be literally true (see, for example, Jason Long’s (2005) Biblical Nonsense). Even the story of the creation of man is contradicted within Genesis; thus, according to Genesis, Chapter 1 (cited above), males and females were both created at the same time on the sixth day of creation. However, by Chapter 2 of Genesis there is already the well-known alternative account: And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it .

It thus fulfils the criteria for the increased probability of the occurrence of illusions and hallucinations. , published in 1983 and now fictionalized in Dan Brown’s (2004) Da Vinci Code. In fact, in the Gospel of John it is only Mary Magdalene who is present at the tomb and sees Jesus and converses with him (John 20:13–17). Anyway, the first reaction of the other disciples was disbelief towards Mary Magdalene’s claim: And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

Religions not only offer social rituals around key events and transitions such as births, marriages, and deaths (see Chapter 4), but they also offer possible explanations and an understanding of death that can bring consolation to the bereaved individual. , 2004) followed up 1532 married older adults in Detroit in the USA. In the course of the study, 319 people lost their spouse, 86% of whom participated in at least one follow-up interview. Issues that the researchers examined included the attempt to find meaning in the death of the spouse and whether or not this had an impact on subsequent grief or depression.

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