The path of reason: a philosophy of nonbelief

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Smith, a business analyst at a computer software firm who was once a conservative Christian, seeks to eliminate misconceptions about atheism and skepticism by examining faith and reason, the two means by which we evaluate our world. Writing for those who are confused by media representations and culture wars about philosophy and religion, Smith explains his personal path to atheism and skepticism as he describes the collision of faith and reason, the application of reason to such ideas as the soul, God, and meaning, critical thinking, including its fallacies, and specific precepts of skepticism. He then explains Christianity as he perceives it, analyzing such ideas as heaven and hell, the ten commandments, sex and violence, Jesus in the books of Matthew and John, the end times, prophecy and religious history, and the facts of life of a committed atheist. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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table_of_contents Faith and reason collide -- Reason applied -- Critical thinking -- Skeptical specifics -- Origins -- Christianity examined -- Atheism and beyond.
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