Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Diaries of Dissension: A Case Against the Irrational and Absurd” as Want to Read:
Diaries of Dissension: A Case Against the Irrational and Absurd
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Read Book

Diaries of Dissension: A Case Against the Irrational and Absurd

4.70  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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, “D ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 128 pages
Published May 16th 2012 by iUniverse (first published May 10th 2012)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Diaries of Dissension, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Diaries of Dissension

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-18
Average rating 4.70  · 
Rating details
 ·  10 ratings  ·  7 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Diaries of Dissension: A Case Against the Irrational and Absurd
Ian Liberman
Aug 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 sc ...more
Victor Nance
Aug 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Kim Aurora
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Better than the 1st Edition!
Aug 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 chap ...more
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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..!
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Diaries of Dissension is great book. Every chapter gives you a detailed information about its topic.
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
i think everyone should check this one out < great reading
John Mendez
rated it it was amazing
Dec 12, 2019
rated it really liked it
Aug 13, 2012
Barbara Chu
rated it liked it
May 22, 2013
marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2012
Kevin Lycette
marked it as to-read
Oct 09, 2012
marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2014
Jason Hodge
marked it as to-read
Jun 28, 2015
added it
Jul 12, 2016
marked it as to-read
Nov 30, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Computational Biologist, Computer Programmer, Nature Enthusiast, Science Writer

News & Interviews

  Die-hard mystery fans are always on the hunt for their next supremely satisfying whodunit. To help you stock that Want to Read shelf, we asked...
47 likes · 22 comments
“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.” 2 likes
“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.” 1 likes
More quotes…