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[EPUB] ✶ Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies By George H. Smith – 17th-century.co In this wide ranging collection of articles essays and speeches George H Smith analyzes atheism and its relevance to society todayThe featured essay in this volume provides a full analysis of Ayn RandIn this wide ranging collection of articles essays and speeches George H Smith analyzes atheism and its relevance to society todayThe featured essay in this volume provides a full analysis of Ayn Rand's uniue contribution to atheism explaining how her objectivist metaphysics and laissez faire economic principles rested on a purely godless worldview Several chapters address the evolution of atheism; arguments in favor of religious toleration; the efforts of early Church fathers to discredit Roman polytheism and how these arguments can be used with eual force against later Christian descriptions of God; and a survey of the contributions to freethought made by the deists of the 18th and 19th centuriesWith incisive logic and considerable wit Smith ties atheism to reason and argues that reason itself can be a moral virtue In one penetrating chapter Smith salutes three Christian theorists who he believes embody the spirit of reason Thomas Auinas Desiderius Erasmus and John Locke This is followed by a philosophical drubbing of his least favorite Christians St Paul St Augustine and John Calvin In subseuent chapters Smith examines religion and education; addresses the 20th century fundamentalist revival; offers suggestions on how to debate atheism with religious believers; critiues new religions including pop therapy est and tranactional analysis; and provides a comprehensive bibliographic essay on the literature of freethought.

In this wide ranging collection of articles essays and speeches George H Smith analyzes atheism and its relevance to society todayThe featured essay in this volume provides a full analysis of Ayn Rand's uniue contribution to atheism explaining how her objectivist metaphysics and laissez faire economic principles rested on a purely godless worldview Several chapters address the evolution of atheism; arguments in favor of religious toleration; the efforts of early Church fathers to discredit Roman polytheism and how these arguments can be used with eual force against later Christian descriptions of God; and a survey of the contributions to freethought made by the deists of the 18th and 19th centuriesWith incisive logic and considerable wit Smith ties atheism to reason and argues that reason itself can be a moral virtue In one penetrating chapter Smith salutes three Christian theorists who he believes embody the spirit of reason Thomas Auinas Desiderius Erasmus and John Locke This is followed by a philosophical drubbing of his least favorite Christians St Paul St Augustine and John Calvin In subseuent chapters Smith examines religion and education; addresses the 20th century fundamentalist revival; offers suggestions on how to debate atheism with religious believers; critiues new religions including pop therapy est and tranactional analysis; and provides a comprehensive bibliographic essay on the literature of freethought.

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  1. Eric C. Welch Eric C. Welch says:

    ePUB Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies PDF/EPUB æ Ayn Ê 17th century.co atheism, download, rand, pdf, other pdf, heresies download, Atheism, Ayn free, Rand, and kindle, Ayn Rand, and free, Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies ePUBHeresy Smith defines in his preface is the rejection of the orthodox and heresies are considered a threat to the established social order once the dogma of the institution be it religious or otherwise has become aligned with the power of the state or political force The state holding the reins of power uses force instead of persuasion to enforce the orthodoxy The Founding Fathers most practicing Deists itself a form of heretical thought understood this and insisted on the separation of church and state thus preventing the establishment of an official religion preventing they hoped official heresies as well Orthodoxy itself is not dangerous only its alliance with political power The central theme of Smith's book is the crucial difference between the voluntary orthodoxy of organizations and the politicized orthodoxy of governments A free society complete with orthodoxies and prejudices is the best of all worlds for the heretic Liberty perm


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    ePUB Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies PDF/EPUB æ Ayn Ê 17th century.co atheism, download, rand, pdf, other pdf, heresies download, Atheism, Ayn free, Rand, and kindle, Ayn Rand, and free, Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies ePUBThis loosely connected series of essays expands his earlier work extending beyond Atheism to embrace various Christian and social 'heresies' Beginning with his personal Path to Atheism he provides the skeptic with methods of argument and several readings He gives accounts of those Christian philosophers who wrote against atheists and heretics Heretics of course have been subjected to the severest punishments in the Christian churches for a soul lost is serious than an unconverted heathenSmith's discussion of Deism is the highlight of this book As a philosophy accepting a god without a structured religious organization Deism was a major theme among critics of Christianity Abolishment of church hierarchies with their inevitable moral and monetary corruption led many thinkers to leave Christianity in favour of a personal relationship with a deity Many of the Founding Fathers of the United States adhered to this view a product of the Eu


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