By Mick Power
Adieu to God examines atheism from a mental point of view and divulges how spiritual phenomena and ideology are mental instead of supernatural in foundation.
- Answers the mental query of why, within the face of overwhelming medical proof on the contrary, do religions proceed to prosper?
- Looks at atheism and faith utilizing a good and balanced method in keeping with the most recent paintings in psychology, sociology, anthropology, psychiatry and drugs
- Acknowledges the various mental advantages of faith whereas nonetheless wondering the validity of its supernatural trust platforms and offering atheist possible choices to a satisfying lifestyles
Chapter 1 a brief heritage of faith (pages 1–31):
Chapter 2 The Psychology of Religion—The sorts 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 watch over (pages 113–139):
Chapter 6 faith and health and wellbeing (pages 141–165):
Chapter 7 find out how to Be a fit Atheist (pages 167–179):
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Of course, just as you have sat down to watch England play Germany, the telephone rings but you decide to prioritize England’s heavy need of your support, so leave the telephone to switch to the answering machine. It is clear that complex multi-goal systems such as ourselves require some form of overall executive system for setting and resetting currently active goals. However, such a system is implementable on a multi-tasking computer and does not necessitate that the computer’s central executive also be conscious.
What is therefore clear from the little we know about consciousness is that it is an emergent property of our highly complex brains (see, for example, John Searle’s (1997) The Mystery of Consciousness), features of which are present in lower animals, and disorders of which can occur in humans. For example, splits in consciousness can occur in dissociative states and dissociative identity disorders (previously known as multiple personality P1: OTA/XYZ JWST081-02 P2: ABC JWST081-Power 36 July 11, 2011 14:35 Printer Name: Yet to Come Adieu to God disorders).
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 . . And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him . .