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Diaries of Dissension: A Case Against the Irrational and Absurd
Have you ever questioned the premise of your religious faith? Tommy Rodriguez certainly has. In fact, he is no stranger to questioning conventional wisdom. Having spent most of his adult life contemplating over such things, Rodriguez learned a thing or two about his religion that eventually sent him spiraling down a path of dissension and doubt. His first book entitled, “ ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 128 pages
Published May 16th 2012 by iUniverse
(first published May 10th 2012)
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If I was to write a book that expressed my feelings about science, atheism and the bible,then Diaries of Dissension would be the kind of informative , creative and fascinating book that I would hope to create. I specifically related to the first chapter of how Tommy`s religious environment, as a child, produced questions about the rationality of religion. It brought back my own experiences of sitting in the synagogue, as a child and thinking this makes no sense based on what I was learning in ...more
Just finished reading this wonderful book and I gotta say it was worth every second. Big fan of the author, very knowledgeable. The book presents many 'cases' against the religious establishment, mostly from the argument in behalf of science and history. I especially enjoyed the chapters on evolution and cosmology. People that do not understand evolution need to read this book. The overall message of the book was very powerful. Loved the last two chapters. Makes you better for reading it. All in ...more
I've read numerous books about this topic. Because of the controversial nature of the topic I was very interested in the perspective of the author. This book was extremely helpful. Chapter 2 & 3 are my personal favorites because they have to do with the origin of the universe and the origin life. Some chapters are easier to read than others. Chapter 4 deals with biblical blunders, chapter 5 with the origins of morality, and chapter 6 with the topic of creationism. I particularly enjoyed the ...more
An Excellent Reading for all of those who are seeking to find the truth with respect to previously blindly followed & accepted historical human fallacies. Those who are inclined towards utilizing Logic, Reasoning, and common-sense as their guides to truth shall enjoy this book. I highly recommend it..!
“It is my opinion that education is a key component to peace and progress. Despite their arrogant claims to have all the answers, world religions cannot account for recent insights and discoveries about the natural world and human history. In this, the most tantalizing argument against religious faith comes forth in the way of science and reason. An ever-growing scientific consensus has resulted in the ever-shrinking populous of religious relevance.”
“Living organisms were not independently created, but have descended and diversified over time from common ancestors. And thus, no other biological theory so elegantly explains this. Evolutionary theory has withstood the test of time—by way of vicarious experimentation, observation, analysis, and relentless criticism, though opposing viewpoints still cling to the concept of "design." As a person of the biological sciences, I cannot subscribe to such misguided notions that suggest static biological states. Clearly, proper examination of the natural world reveal evolutionary trajectories—some random, others nonrandom—and all having observable genetic implications. It is only when we apply evolutionary explanations to living systems that it becomes ever so clear. The world was not specifically designed with us in mind, but rather we long since adapted and conformed to our surroundings, only giving it the illusionary appearance of "design.”More quotes…