Totality Beliefs and the Religious Imagination [NOOK Book]

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There seems to be a widespread notion that belief is, in itself, a good thing, but in this book I argue that, for at least some people, freeing oneself from all belief systems brings a huge sense of relief. I illustrate this by describing my own experience of Roman Catholicism and Transcendental Meditation. An insider's view of religion and moving beyond religion.
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Overview

There seems to be a widespread notion that belief is, in itself, a good thing, but in this book I argue that, for at least some people, freeing oneself from all belief systems brings a huge sense of relief. I illustrate this by describing my own experience of Roman Catholicism and Transcendental Meditation. An insider's view of religion and moving beyond religion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781447556794
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 6/10/2011
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 268 KB

Meet the Author

Professionally, I am a conventionally qualified medical doctor who has experience of some kinds of alternative medicine, but I am a self-confessed generalist and have written on subjects unrelated to medicine. In so far as there is a unifying theme in these books, it is sceptical and describes the progressive questioning and ultimate abandonment of belief systems. This emerges in my two books on religion and also in my critical account of the origin and development of homeopathy. My historical study of the sect of the Assassins is an examination of a fascinating set of religious ideas in mediaeval Islam, with relevance to modern religion-inspired terrorismm.Although I no longer hold religious beliefs, I did so in the past and I understand their psychological appeal. I don't think that humanity is going to outgrow such beliefs in the foreseeable future. Religion will continue to be very important and we need to try to understand it rather than to attack it aggressively, as some critics wish to do. My books are intended to be a contribution to this understanding.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    The author did not know religion too well, considering he grew u

    The author did not know religion too well, considering he grew up with it. Most of the book was about meditation, and how he wrote other books on meditation. He even went as far to say that evolution has formed our brains to speak languages....as well a made to worship. This book is not 'skeptical', 'humorous', or anti-theistic. It should be labeled under Christian.

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