A Cure for Christianity

A Cure for Christianity

Author: C. Boyd Pfeiffer

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9781628941739

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Facts. Truth. Logic. Science. These are the basics of the world in which we live day-to-day in society, government, medicine, agriculture, and manufacturing. But while we have a 21st-century technology, we also have 1st-century superstitions, basically those superstitions found in religion. With a particular focus on Christianity and its predecessor, Judaism, Pfeiffer reflects on the facts of the Bible and Christian religions and his own thinking over a lifetime, from a Baptist upbringing through reading on both sides of the fence, to debating and discussing religious subjects with ministers, priests, rabbis and others of all religious persuasions. Reviewing various aspects of prayer, faith, miracles, morality, heaven and hell, he pokes fun at the contradictions and contrivances found in "the Book" and the rituals solemnly repeated long after they've lost any meaning. Biblical immoralities, prophecy, and blind faith come in for a sharp skewering as he roasts them in the hot gaze of reality. From Baptist to the Black List, author Boyd Pfeiffer risks being given the evil eye for casting doubt on some cherished beliefs. In this book he tackles the subject of religion from the standpoint of common sense and logic, including various interpretations of Biblical and religious meanings and content. Unfortunately, seen from this perspective, religion is as brilliant as a burnt out bulb. After a decades-long search for a credible reason to believe the teachings of Christianity, he turns over to the public the results of his research. The precepts taught in the Bible simply do not square with the exemplary stories the Bible itself presents; and the teachings, and the stories, don't even match up from one telling to another.

The Cure for Common Christianity

The Cure for Common Christianity

Author: Tommy Galloway

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781602663152

Category:

Page: 126

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Jesus stated that with faith in Him we would accomplish greater things than He. Jesus saved the lost, healed the sick, ministered to the multitudes, and raised the dead. Accordingly, the modern church should be doing much more. So what's the problem? Why do we fall short of our Savior's standard? Quite bluntly, Christianity has caught a chronic case of apathy! In The Cure for Common Christianity, using a command of theology and a unique, witty writing style, Pastor Tommy Galloway outlines the formula to alleviate this Church crisis. The problems are complex and the symptoms are multi-faceted; the cure is simple-a full-fledged return to the basics of Christianity. The world is disillusioned by the corruption and complacency plaguing our houses of worship. Christians cannot waste time. A spiritually sick world is waiting for a healthy Church to offer hope. They are waiting for - The Cure for Common Christianity. Pastor Tommy Galloway began his ministry at age sixteen. Upon completion of high school in Calhoun City, Mississippi, he attended Jackson College of Ministries and received a degree in Theology. He served as Youth Pastor in Longview, Texas, before beginning evangelistic work throughout the United States. In 1984, he married Candace Greene. They continued evangelistic work until 1988, when they were elected pastors of Powell's Grove Pentecostal Church in Jayess, Mississippi. After pastoring there for six years, they moved to Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1994, to begin evangelistic work again. In 1996, they founded Word of Life Church where they still serve as Senior Pastors. Pastor Tommy's vision is, "Lead Locally, Reach Regionally, and Grow Globally." Although pastoring the phenomenal people of Word of Life Church is his first calling, he still ministers at evangelistic crusades throughout America and other countries. Tommy and Candi have three children, Landon, Kristian, and Alexis.

THE IDENTITY OF A MAN WHO LOST HIS FATHERLAND & VIETNAM WAR

THE IDENTITY OF A MAN WHO LOST HIS FATHERLAND & VIETNAM WAR

Author: Vienman Van Trong Tran

Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781639857241

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 361

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To the president of the United States do I ask the leaders to transparently confirm that they are anticommunist at their root or complicit. How are you anticommunist in the United States? Who created communism and the purpose of using the United States to wage war in South Vietnam? Is this the war of genocide and the defeat of the Vatican in South Vietnam? The life of the Vietnamese people or victims: colonialism, capitalism, communism, Christianity. The true Vietnam War witnesses live magical stories that have never been told of the United States and the communists is essentially a religious Christian war with South Vietnamese Buddhism under named ideology. A people with a culture of five thousand years is the fastest in the world to go bankrupt within fifty years. The Vatican and the United States must take responsibility and answer to the world history in the Vietnamese communist invasion and eradication of the Vietnamese people. The message to the Chinese Communist Party should stop invading Vietnam before it's too late. Vietnam is a holy place to bury the invaders' corpses. The S-shaped strip of land is the death land for all the invading empires.

Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Religion

Author: Keith E. Yandell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134827237

Category: Philosophy

Page: 425

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In this lucid introduction to the philosophy of religion Keith Yandell covers central issues and figures, as well as representative views from Judaism, Christianity, Islam Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Sex, Sin and Science: What Evolution Says about Religion and Desire

Sex, Sin and Science: What Evolution Says about Religion and Desire

Author: C. Roland Cook

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781608440733

Category: Science

Page: 380

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More than any other major religion, ideology or philosophy, Christianity associates sex, and especially sexual desire, with sin and evil. People may be able to avoid earthly punishment for their sexual indiscretions, but they can not escape God s judgment; an afterlife of eternal pain and suffering in hell. Religious sanctions of this sort are supposed to be in opposition to man s sinful nature; restraining his dangerous sexuality. However, punishing others for sex is actually part of man s nature. In nature, sex is highly competitive. Dominant males fight and threaten as they try to control sexual access to fertile females. Human males behave similarly. Rather than being in opposition to human nature, religion actually reinforces man s animal instinct to control the sexual behavior of others. This explains why religion-inspired sexual restrictions and punishments are so popular among men. Of course, religion claims that it s really all about morality. Without strict religious control over sexual behavior human passions would lead to the destruction of society. God has given us His law in order to protect us from ourselves. Religion, it is often said, is what is good for society. But if this is so, why is it that those societies where religious belief is strongest and which have the harshest penalties for breaking the sexual code are also the societies that tend to be the least orderly and the most corrupt, brutal and violent? Religion is taken very seriously in many of the Islamic societies of the Middle East, and the strictest sexual code is adhered to. Yet, these societies are characterized not by prosperity and social order, but by poverty, violence and oppression. Meanwhile, the most sexually liberal societies, especially those of Western Europe, are the freest and the most democratic, prosperous and orderly. If strict sexual morality is not really good for society, why do religious conservatives everywhere continue to clamor for it? And why do people so willingly accept religion that tells them their sexuality is sinful and shameful? The truth is that most of the time people act on their own selfish feelings and desires, not on what is good for society as a whole. The desire to limit and control the sexual behavior of others is felt by women as well as men. Powerful feelings, such as sexual jealousy, inspire aggressive behavior. Strict anti-sex religious morality allows people to act aggressively on these feelings in a sociably acceptable way. Thus, it s not really about doing what is good for society, it s all about individual desires. This is best explained from an evolutionary perspective, which is exactly what this book does."

The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine

The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine

Author: Anne Harrington

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393333978

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 337

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Citing the roles of stress and a positive attitude in influencing the survival chances of seriously ill patients, a history of mind-body healing provides coverage of such topics as psychoanalysis, the placebo effect, and meditation to consider the validity of ancient Eastern techniques. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Religion and AIDS Treatment in Africa

Religion and AIDS Treatment in Africa

Author: Dr Marian Burchardt

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472428417

Category: Religion

Page: 321

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This book critically interrogates emerging interconnections between religion and biomedicine in Africa in the era of antiretroviral treatment for AIDS. Highlighting the complex relationships between religious ideologies, practices and organizations on the one hand, and biomedical treatment programmes and the scientific languages and public health institutions that sustain them on the other, this anthology charts largely uncovered terrain in the social science study of the Aids epidemic. Spanning different regions of Africa, the authors offer unique access to issues at the interface of religion and medical humanitarianism and the manifold therapeutic traditions, religious practices and moralities as they co-evolve in situations of AIDS treatment. This book also sheds new light on how religious spaces are formed in response to the dilemmas people face with the introduction of life-prolonging treatment programmes.

Mastering Christian Satanism

Mastering Christian Satanism

Author: Lucifer Jeremy White

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359886227

Category: Religion

Page: 103

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A book on the mastery of Christian Satanism (a Gray-Side religion.) This is the twelfth book to elaborate on the topic of it. The Gray Side of Christian Satanism and its potential is presented here. As a duality it is advantageous and broader in its scope. Nothing has so fully elaborated on The Gray Side as Christian Satanism has. This book is also useful for anyone who wishes to understand and use The Gray Arts and come up with different forms of it.