Christianity A Successful Failure: Finding Faith in an Age of Fear and Falsehood

Christianity A Successful Failure: Finding Faith in an Age of Fear and Falsehood

by Timothy M Spiess

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Overview

A fantastic book that is perhaps the best exposé ever written on the world’s largest and most popular religion (approximately 2.5 billion adherents) from an ‘insider’ who participated in Christianity for many years.  You can search far and wide and you will not find a better book on what Christianity is, why it is a successful failure, and why it’s being a successful failure should be of urgent interest to you and those you care about.

In Christianity: A Successful Failure, author Tim Spiess holistically yet simply, using non-complex language, puts forth the best worldview possible for humanity.  He starts with common existential issues that we all face and provides insightful and satisfying answers to life’s most important questions.

Spiess avoids petty doctrinal discussions and uses many creative and insightful analogies and metaphors to reveal why Christianity is a successful failure.  Reason, logic, and observation are used well to demonstrate that many of the foundational beliefs and practices of Christianity, not only have nothing to do with the real, historical Jesus of Nazareth but actually nullify and cancel out his most important teachings.

This book rises above religious concepts and movements like the Reformation and seeks to bring a paradigm change in people’s view of God and this life we are given.  In the last section entitled, “The Solution”, what we all desperately need to solve conflict, loneliness, and emptiness in our lives is revealed.  This book will change your life IF you are truly open minded!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692183304
Publisher: The Light Publishing
Publication date: 09/17/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 430
File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction:  A Successful Failure?           

Section 1: My Existence, The State of Things and Fundamental Problems   

Chapter 1: A Reasonable Basis for Religious and Spiritual Beliefs

Chapter 2: The State of Humankind

Chapter 3:  Understanding Human Nature

Chapter 4:  The Root Problems and Four Different Types of People

Chapter 5:  An Allusion to the Solution

Section 2: Reason Identifies Truth and Leads to the Solution

Chapter 6: Reason, Logic, and Truth

Chapter 7: Common Logical Fallacies

Chapter 8: Finding Truth

Chapter 9: First Causes

Section 3: False Beliefs, Inadequate Views, and Means to Deceive

Chapter 10:  The Great Blindness: Truth Relativism

Chapter 11: “Don’t be Judgmental” As I Judge You!

Chapter 12: I Will Be Tolerant of Birds that I Flock With, But NOT of YOU!

Chapter 13:  “We Must Respect Other People's Beliefs” (at least those we agree with!)

Chapter 14: Truth Relativism is False and Destructive

Chapter 15: Redefining Language

Chapter 16: Hiding in Complexity

Chapter 17: Positive Thinking, Negative Outcomes

Chapter 18: Other World Religions

Section 4: Christianity: A Successful Failure

Chapter 19: Differences Between Belief, Religion, Faith, and God 

Chapter 20:  The Threat of Hell and Other Fear Tactics

Chapter 21: Primary Falsehoods of Christianity

Chapter 22: If You Can’t Destroy It, Hide It

Chapter 23: The Prop of the Darkness

Chapter 24: Some Questions for Biblians and Christians

Chapter 25: Which “Gospel”?

Chapter 26: What Is So Bad About “Going To Church”?

Chapter 27:  How Do We Fix Sin?

Chapter 28:  Religious Leaders Use Complexity

Chapter 29:  Religious Relativism or “Jesus didn’t really mean that…”

Chapter 30:  Why Is It So Difficult to Find God and His Will?

Chapter 31:  Looking to People and Personal Experience Instead of to God

Chapter 32: The Holy Spirit or a Silly spirit?

Chapter 33:  God and His Will Found - How to Live our Lives

Chapter 34: The Comforting Christian Delusions   

Section 5: The Solution: Finding Faith In An Age of Fear and Falsehood

Chapter 35: The Easy Life Versus “Difficult is the Way that Leads to Life”

Chapter 36:  How Important is Freedom?

Chapter 37:  We Need Leadership

Chapter 38:  Change and Hard Work

Chapter 39: “I Have Chosen You Out of the World”

Chapter 40:  “I Don’t Live for Money…” Really?

Chapter 41:  “I Love Ice Cream, I Love You”?

Chapter 42:  How to Accomplish Unity

Chapter 43:  Some Final Thoughts

Chapter 44:  Our Chosen Destiny

Section 6: Objections to the Solution

Chapter 45:  Objections Addressed

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