Adieu to God: Why Psychology Leads to Atheism by Mick Power

By Mick Power

Adieu to God examines atheism from a mental viewpoint and divulges how spiritual phenomena and ideology are mental instead of supernatural in beginning.

  • 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 process in response to the newest 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 choices to a satisfying lifestyles
      Content:
      Chapter 1 a quick background of faith (pages 1–31):
      Chapter 2 The Psychology of Religion—The kinds of common adventure (pages 33–60):
      Chapter three The Psychology of Religion—The sorts of irregular event (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 wellbeing and fitness (pages 141–165):
      Chapter 7 find out how to Be a fit Atheist (pages 167–179):

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Such fantasies probably say more about the repressive nature of some religions and the restrictions that they place on their followers, especially in relation to sex and aggression. We will return to this issue later in the chapter. For now it is important to note, first, that there are plenty of atheists around the world who do not spend their time running amok, and, secondly, there have also been and still are vast areas of the world governed by atheistic ideologies. Two examples of these have been the Soviet Union and China in which the majority of people have been atheists.

In fact, in the Gospel of John it is only Mary Magdalene who is present at the tomb and sees Jesus and converses with him (John 20:13–17). Anyway, the first reaction of the other disciples was disbelief towards Mary Magdalene’s claim: And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not. (Mark 16:11) Jesus then appears to another “two of them,” who were not believed either. Finally, he appears “unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart” (Mark 16:14).

The Buddha himself, at the age of 35 and after abandoning his life of royal privilege, spent 49 days sleeping, dreaming, P1: OTA/XYZ JWST081-02 P2: ABC JWST081-Power July 11, 2011 14:35 Printer Name: Yet to Come The Psychology of Religion—The Varieties of Normal Experience 43 and meditating under a sacred fig tree, the Bodhi, in Bodh Gaya, India, after which time he achieved enlightenment and began his teachings. In summary, we can see that dreams have been important in almost all religions, either as a source of communication from the gods to humans, which humans with special powers such as the priest-shamans can interpret, or, as in the case of Australian Aboriginal tribes, the Dreaming or Dreamtime, is the supernatural reality in which there is eternal existence of the spirit.

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