For a Kinder, Gentler Society
The Divine Default
Why Faith Is Not the Answer
  • J. J. Dyken
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The Divine Default. Why Faith Is Not the Answer
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"The Divine Default" is an exploration into our tendency to attribute unexplained phenomena to God and why we as a species continue to justify resorting to this easy way out rather than confronting reality.

Armed with both historical and contemporary evidence, JJ Dyken sets out to debunk many of the most common religious assertions from the power of prayer to the seemingly unbreakable bond between religion and morality. In so doing, he presents a persuasive case as to why the clash between faith and reason is not just irrational, but potentially deadly for mankind.


About the Author

JJ Dyken approaches the questions of religion with the rigor and logic developed through a professional life in science and technology.

His writings have been featured in such national publications as the “New York Times” and “Washington Post”. After a career as a software engineer and a college instructor, he is now an academic advisor.

JJ Dyken has long been fascinated by religion and its influence on the world. He has spent a great many years researching the topic of religion and enjoys applying his analytical mind to such a complex and pervasive subject matter.

 

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J.J. Dyken takes commonly-asserted religious claims and applies each of them to modern-day examples to demonstrate the often fallacious nature of religious belief. He uses a mixture of common sense and scrupulous logic to mount an attack on...

J.J. Dyken takes commonly-asserted religious claims and applies each of them to modern-day examples to demonstrate the often fallacious nature of religious belief. He uses a mixture of common sense and scrupulous logic to mount an attack on not only religion itself but also upon the religious pseudo-scientists who try to justify their assertions with faulty science.

When discussing indoctrination, morality, "intelligent design", and the plausibility of Biblical events, he presents his findings in simple lay terms that are logical, concise, and persuasive. This easy-to-read assessment of religion is a challenge to the faithful and offers effective ammunition for skeptics.

With "The Divine Default," JJ Dyken takes up the discussion put forward by such best-selling contemporary freethinkers as Sam Harris in "The End of Faith," Richard Dawkin in "The God Delusion," and Christopher Hitchens in "God is Not Great."

Pages 212
Year: 2013
BISAC: REL004000
BISAC: REL006050
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