The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal E–pub New

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Free read The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal Paul Kurtz ò 6 Read Free read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Paul Kurtz A landmark work Mandatory reading for anyone who wants to learn to be a good skepticIn this widely acclaimed and highly controversial book Paul Kurtz examines the reasons why people accept supernatural and paranormal belief systems in spite of substantial evidence to the contrary According to the author it is because th. Paul Kurtz was largely responsible for the secularization of humanism Indeed Pat Robertson s and other fundamentalist s ravings about the evils of secular humanism have been largely directed toward the movement started by Paul Kurtz Kurtz in addition to being a widely recognized professor of philosophy and author of 50 books and 800 articles founded the publishing house Prometheus Books the Committee for Skeptical Inuiry the Council for Secular Humanism the Center for InuiryHe also served as editor for Free Inuiry Magazine a publication of the Council for Secular Humanism Paul Kurtz was essentially the father of the modern secular humanist movement in the United States The Center for Inuiry now has over 40 Centers and Communities worldwide For some years PEW research has indicated that the fastest growing demographic in the American religious community are the unaffiliated or un churched The humanist and skeptical community in the US owes a great debt to the intellectual foundations laid by Paul Kurt Martin Garnder and James Randy THE TRANSCENTENTIAL TEMPTATION published in 1986 predated the New Atheists books by almost 20 years but Dawkins Hitchens Harris Dennett Carrier and Loftus explored no new territory not already covered by Kurtz in THE TRANSCENTENTIAL TEMPTATION TTT TTT subtitled A Critiue of Religion and the Paranormal is a clearly written and easily read treatment of the ancient religions the modern religions various aspect of the paranormal spiritualism ESP UFOlogy A dozen pages or so early in the text place the work within the framework of philosophy but once past this rough spot the book remains interesting and very informative It is longer and comprehensive than any of the new atheist books but in ways far inclusive I especially enjoyed Kurt s work in answering the uestion Given the historical inaccuracies factual errors and outrageous claims why is revealed religion so persistent in modern technological society For the answers read the book Kurtz died in October 2012 but he lived to see much progress in American and worldwide movements of secular humanism and skeptical inuiry since the publication of this book in 1986 With the exception of John Loftus book Kurtz s The Transcendental Temptation is the best of the bunch Highly recommend Maria dos Canos Serrados unaffiliated or Inside the Titanic A Giant Cut away Book Giant Cutaway Book un churched The humanist and skeptical community in the US owes a great debt to the intellectual foundations laid by Paul Kurt Martin Garnder and James Randy THE TRANSCENTENTIAL TEMPTATION published in 1986 predated the New Atheists books by almost 20 years but Dawkins Hitchens Harris Dennett Carrier and Loftus explored no new territory not already covered by Kurtz in THE TRANSCENTENTIAL TEMPTATION TTT TTT subtitled A Critiue of Religion and the Paranormal is a clearly written and easily read treatment of the ancient religions the modern religions various aspect of the paranormal spiritualism ESP UFOlogy A dozen pages or so early in the text place the work within the framework of philosophy but once past this rough spot the book remains interesting and very informative It is longer and comprehensive than any of the new atheist books but in ways far inclusive I especially enjoyed Kurt s work in answering the Ni bestias ni dioses uestion Given the historical inaccuracies factual errors and outrageous claims why is revealed religion so persistent in modern technological society For the answers read the book Kurtz died in October 2012 but he lived to see much progress in American and worldwide movements of secular humanism and skeptical inuiry since the publication of this book in 1986 With the exception of John Loftus book Kurtz s The Transcendental Temptation is the best of the bunch Highly recommend

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Free read The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal Paul Kurtz ò 6 Read Free read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Paul Kurtz Ere is within the human species a deeply rooted tendency toward magical thinking the transcendental temptation which undermines critical judgment and paves the way for willful beliefs He explores in detail the three major monotheistic religions Judaism Christianity and Islam finding striking psychological and sociologic. This formidable work is a basic primer on Skepticism of religion and the paranormal Kurtz covers the basic philosophical issues regarding true justified belief the various religious traditions in the history of humanity the classic arguments for the existence of a supernatural god the paranormal parallels that are based on similar thinking and the causes for the enduring uality and uantity of religious thought throughout the ages This book is a complete deconstruction of the religious phenomenon Kurtz is hopeful that mankind can employ critical thinking and courage in moving to a existential stance reflective of actual reality I think he is cautiously optimistic and the years since this books publication 1986 may give him some reason to be so But he recognizes that secularists must come up with a good life that engages the human imagination and creative capacity in a way that religion so successfully has done throughout our history This is a 483 page work but it is reuired reading for that person who is beginning the process of doubt and needs a comprehensive handbook Inside the Titanic A Giant Cut away Book Giant Cutaway Book undermines critical judgment and paves the way for willful beliefs He explores in detail the three major monotheistic religions Judaism Christianity and Islam finding striking psychological and sociologic. This formidable work is a basic primer on Skepticism of religion and the paranormal Kurtz covers the basic philosophical issues regarding true justified belief the various religious traditions in the history of humanity the classic arguments for the existence of a supernatural god the paranormal parallels that are based on similar thinking and the causes for the enduring Ni bestias ni dioses uality and Ek Chithrha Sukh uantity of religious thought throughout the ages This book is a complete deconstruction of the religious phenomenon Kurtz is hopeful that mankind can employ critical thinking and courage in moving to a existential stance reflective of actual reality I think he is cautiously optimistic and the years since this books publication 1986 may give him some reason to be so But he recognizes that secularists must come Mapa Regional Castilla y León, Madrid (Carte regionali) up with a good life that engages the human imagination and creative capacity in a way that religion so successfully has done throughout our history This is a 483 page work but it is reuired reading for that person who is beginning the process of doubt and needs a comprehensive handbook

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Free read The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal Paul Kurtz ò 6 Read Free read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Paul Kurtz Al parallels between these religions the spiritualism of the 19th century and the paranormal belief systems of today There are sections on mysticism belief in the afterlife the existence of God reincarnation astrology and ufology Kurtz also explains the nature of skepticism as an antidote to belief in the transcendental. The book provided the reasons for being skeptical as well as providing arguments against irrational belief It made a fairly comprehensive case against religious belief spiritualism the paranormal astrology and UFOology I found the book endorsed a good way of looking at the world I thoroughly enjoyed reading it And belief Kurtz is a very good writer and would consider reading other books from him


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    The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal E–pub New Free read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Paul Kurtz When compared to the work of dunces Sam Harris and raving ideologues Hitchens Dawkins that constitutes the new atheism Paul Kurtz's The Transcendental Temptation which predates the work of the new atheists by a couple of dec

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    Free read The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal E–pub New Free read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Paul Kurtz Make no mistake this is a college textbook I borrowed a copy from the Furman University library Having said that it is one of the most well written texts I have read in uite a while The author is a writer of the highest caliber Yet while the subject matter is profound the style and syntax of this book are easily handled by the average reader One would not need to read the entire text to gain insight from it and it is well organized footnote

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    The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal E–pub New Paul Kurtz was largely responsible for the secularization of humanism Indeed Pat Robertson’s and other fundamentalist’s ravings about the evils of secular humanism have been largely directed toward the movement started by Paul Kurtz Kurtz in addition to being a widely recognized professor of philosophy and author of 50 books and 800 articles founded the publishing house Prometheus Books the Committee for Sk

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    The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal E–pub New Free read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Paul Kurtz An excellent primer in rational thought and the application of critical thinking toward religious objects Good presentation on a ske

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    The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal E–pub New Excellent scholarly look at belief with chapters explaining many of the world faiths their incarnation and the danger wrought on the world by those who subscribe to the transcendental temptation

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    The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal E–pub New Is there some underlying need to believe in myths to accept illusions as truth and defend them despite reason? What are the origins of this need this temptation for the irrational and unproven even patently false? Paul Kurtz examines the great religions in the Abrahamic traditions sects formed in the 19th and 20th centuri

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  • The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal
  • Paul Kurtz
  • English
  • 09 January 2020
  • 9780879756451