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Airy Nothings : Religion and the Flight from Time, EPUB eBook

Airy Nothings : Religion and the Flight from Time EPUB

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Even as the number of unbelievers continues to rise, religion in America still gets unwarrantably good press. The tenets and teachings, however nonsensical, of each and every ';community of faith' may not be attacked. Secular academics who would never be caught in a synagogue, church, or mosque seldom fail to manifest politically correct reverence for the creeds, codes, and cults of the religious. Unfortunately, the central religious concept of the ';sacred' proves, upon closer inspection, to be fictitious. The understandably popular ';holy' times, places, deities, peoples, books, laws, and scenarios for the afterlife are fantasies projected into everyday experience by human beings trapped in time and unwilling to accept their own transiency and long-term insignificance. This book surveys the various traditional ';fortresses' of the sacred and finds them all empty and indefensible.

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  • Format: EPUB
  • Pages: 120 pages
  • Publisher: UPA
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Philosophy of religion
  • ISBN: 9780761862536

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