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The Religious Case Against Belief

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An insightful explanation for why belief-not religion-keeps us in a perilous state of willful ignorance Through careful, creative analysis, James P.

Carse's The Religious Case Against Belief reveals a surprising truth: What is currently criticized as religion is, in fact, the territory of belief. Looking to both historical and contemporary crises, Carse distinguishes religion from belief /5(40).

In The Religious Case Against Belief, James P. Carse presents his arguments that there is a distinction to be made between religion and belief. For him, religion is about higher ignorance - "knowing that you don't know" - and having a sense of wonder, awe, questioning, /5.

An insightful explanation for why belief-not religion-keeps us in a perilous state of willful ignorance Through careful, creative analysis, James P. Carse's The Religious Case Against Belief reveals a surprising truth: What is currently criticized as religion is, The Religious Case Against Belief book fact, the territory of belief.

Looking to both historical and contemporary crises, Carse distinguishes religion from belief Author: James P. Carse. James Carse decomposes "belief" from "religion" as a way of getting at what people generally don't like about religion.

This preserves the value of religion in society, while also showing how what we were complaining about really wasn't an aspect of religion at all, but can appear anytime we put our "beliefs" ahead of people/5(32).

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Carse’s The Religious Case Against Belief reveals a surprising truth: What is currently criticized as religion is, in fact, the territory of belief. Looking to both historical and contemporary crises. The Moral Case Against Religious Belief Marilyn Kane reviews The Moral Case Against Religious Belief by R.A.

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Once, asked to comment on a book, Abraham Lincoln replied, “People who like this sort of thing will find this is the sort of thing they like.” Lincoln’s reply doesn’t reveal much about his own evaluation of the book.

The Religious Case Against Belief James P. Carse Buy this book The tenacious beliefs that grow out of willful ignorance often result in bloody religious conflicts. Finally, what Carse. James P. Carse is Professor Emeritus of history and literature of religion at New York book Finite and Infinite Games was widely influential.

He is an atheist but says he is religious "in the sense that I am endlessly fascinated with the unknowability of what it means to be human, to exist at all."Era: 20th/21st-century philosophy.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. What if most modern arguments against religious belief have been attacking the wrong God all along. A digital billboard, sponsored by the American Atheists.

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Get this from a library. The religious case against belief. [James P Carse] -- Belief, the author suggests, is a response to ignorance.

Carse examines three kinds of ignorance: "ordinary" ignorance is simply lack of knowledge of some kind, such as the weather in Africa. Carse has always been one of my heroes and "The Religious Case Against Belief" is a wonderful book, and I gave several copies to friends in the past year.

His distinction between willful ignorance and higher ignorance is fantastic, which he took. James P. Carse’s The Religious Case Against Belief predates both of these books, but it has slipped between the cracks to a large extent.

Carse is professor emeritus of religion at Harvard University and an avowed agnostic; with this latter fact in mind, upon reading the title of his book, it’d be easy to assume that it’s another screed Author: Michial Farmer.

An insightful explanation for why belief-not religion-keeps us in a perilous state of willful ignorance Through careful, creative analysis, James P.

Carse's The Religious Case Against Belief reveals a surprising truth: What is currently criticized as religion is, in fact, the territory of belief. Looking to both historical and contemporary crises, Carse distinguishes religion from belief /5(29).

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In The Religious Case Against Belief, James Carse identifies the twenty-first century’s most forbidding villain: belief. In distinguishing religions from belief systems, Carse works to reveal how belief—with its restriction on thought and encouragement of hostility—has corrupted religion and spawned violence the.

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Carse's The Religious Case Against Belief reveals a surprising truth: What is currently criticized as religion is, in fact, the territory of belief/5(). Today I’ll continue reviewing books which both theists and atheists may find interesting.

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In a short and provocative volume called The Religious Case Against Belief (Penguin Books, ), James P. Carse praises what he calls a “higher ignorance.” To admit how little we. George H. Smith is the author of the world's most popular book on nonbelief -- Atheism: The Case Against God--and Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies.

Bibliographic information Title4/5(7). The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism by AC Grayling – review Grayling's attack on religious belief merely serves to show how entrenched positions have become on. An insightful explanation for why belief-not religion-keeps us in a perilous state of willful ignorance.

Through careful, creative analysis, James P. Carse's The Religious Case Against Belief reveals a surprising truth: What is currently criticized as religion is, in fact, the territory of belief. Looking to both historical and contemporary crises, Carse distinguishes religion from belief Brand: Penguin Publishing Group.

More than two decades before Richard Dawkin’s called belief in God a “delusion,” George H. Smith elucidated the rational critique of religion in his essential book Atheism: The Case Against God.

An insightful explanation for why belief-not religion-keeps us in a perilous state of willful ignorance Through careful, creative analysis, James P. Carse's The Religious Case Against Belief reveals a surprising truth: What is currently criticized as religion is, in fact, the territory of belief.

Looking to both historical and contemporary crises, Carse distinguishes religion from belief. The book considers the extent to which religious interests are protected in the workplace, with particular reference to the protection against religious discrimination provided by the Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations It establishes a principled basis for determining the proper scope of religious freedom at work, and considers the interaction of freedom of religion.

The Moral Case against Religious Belief by R. Sharpe This short book is intended to be read in an evening or even a sitting, though it provokes reflections that will go on for far longer. What it has to say is largely directed at the Christian faith, though it may apply to Judaism and Islam as : Criticism of religion involves criticism of the validity, concept, or ideas of religion.

Historical records of criticism of religion go back to at least 5th century BCE in ancient Greece, with Diagoras "the Atheist" of ancient Rome, an early known example is Lucretius' De Rerum Natura from the 1st century BCE.

Every exclusive religion on Earth (as well as every exclusive world view. James Carse religious scholar and author. The Religious Case Against Belief continues Professor Carse’s long-time public engagement with pressing current issues, as he did for many years on CBS-TV in New York City.

His widely admired book, Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility has been continuously in print since first published in   Freedom of Religion. Why the Best Arguments Against Religious Liberty Should Still Be Rejected The Obama administration needs higher standards for violating the right to free : Stephanie Slade.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases Reynolds v. United States () The Court examined whether the federal anti-bigamy statute violated the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause, because plural marriage is part of religious practice.

It unanimously upheld the federal law banning polygamy, noting that the Free Exercise Clause forbids government from regulating belief, but does allow government [ ]. Consequently, religious people will devote immense energy to so-called moral problems—such as gay marriage—where no real suffering is at issue, and they will happily contribute to the surplus of human misery if it serves their religious beliefs.

A case in point: embryonic-stem-cell research is one of the most promising developments in the. Rather, they arrive in the world with a strong, cognitively driven propensity for religious belief “preinstalled”—and, as in Anna’s case, it can be difficult to : Jesse Singal.