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Darrel Ray

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The God Virus: How Religion...

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Sex & God: How Religion Dis...

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Teaming Up: Making the Tran...

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Just an enjoyable and interesting read. Some reviewers seem bothered by the way it meanders into many different topics and places. At times it was a little distracting, but overall, it worked. The surprise is that there is so much to say about the ti ...more
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I have always loved geology, but can't keep all the terms straight sometimes. this book was simple yet comprehensive and clearly written with the layperson in mind. Thanks to the author for making such a great review of 4.5 Billion years. He did not ...more
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The Quartermaster by Robert O'Harrow
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I read a lot on the Civil War but this book took me by surprise. It filled in a blank spot that I did not realize. The logistics of the war and the genius behind it. I think this is a book to be read after you have read about all the top generals and ...more
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The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety by John P. Forsyth
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I have been a psychologist fo 36 years. I am also the founder of The Secular Therapy Project - www.seculartherapy.org. I read this book last year (2016) and immediately began recommending it for my clients and others. It is a true workbook. If you fo ...more
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Kids love this book. A plot that does not fit the mold. The graphics will grab kids instantly as they go through the adventure of Love at First Quack.
The God Virus by Darrel Ray
"The author delves into the mind of the fundamentalists and the religionists, exploring the various psychological mechanisms that make them behave the way they do for their religion. Dr Ray likens religion to a virus that disables rational thought..." Read more of this review »
The God Virus by Darrel Ray
"I wasn't expecting much from this book. I thought the title alone was problematic: it seemed like another intentionally incendiary title along the lines of "The God Delusion" and "God is Not Great", intended to arouse controversy and enrage believ..." Read more of this review »
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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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Few books have the power to change my approach to the world. This one did. This is not an easy read, but it is an incredible read. It is well written, but you will need to study and apply it, and that takes some concentration and mental work (System ...more
Farewell to God by Charles Templeton
" Veronica wrote: "It was the same for me. I added it today, but read it back in 2001 while I was in Bible College of all things."

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“Religion has the capacity to silence critical thinking and create blindness in entire groups of people. It can infect the minds of followers so completely as to allow the most egregious sexual acts against children and others to go unchallenged for centuries.”
Darrel Ray, Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

“We acquire both the language and religious concepts from our immediate culture – at the same time. A child cannot discriminate between useful survival information and the emotional and psychological manipulations of religion. Once infected, these ideas are deeply embedded and almost impossible to change.”
Darrel Ray, Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

“All religions have something to say about sex, and it rarely coincides with scientific knowledge of sex and sexuality.”
Darrel Ray, Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

“We acquire both the language and religious concepts from our immediate culture – at the same time. A child cannot discriminate between useful survival information and the emotional and psychological manipulations of religion. Once infected, these ideas are deeply embedded and almost impossible to change.”
Darrel Ray, Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

“Theology has not advanced an inch in the last 1,000 years. How much respect does a profession deserve if it cannot add to the knowledge and understanding of man?”
Darrel Ray, Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

“All religions have something to say about sex, and it rarely coincides with scientific knowledge of sex and sexuality.”
Darrel Ray, Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

“It is not very romantic, but reality is a better basis for building a relationship than fantasizing about a soul mate or counting on a god to find you a partner.”
Darrel Ray, Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

“Religion has the capacity to silence critical thinking and create blindness in entire groups of people. It can infect the minds of followers so completely as to allow the most egregious sexual acts against children and others to go unchallenged for centuries.”
Darrel Ray, Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality




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