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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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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JeyranMain 6 months ago
Christianity is a religious book explaining this faith and what it is. The content is divided into three chapters discussing all the false beliefs and everything we have been deceived on. The inadequate views, and how humankind has been blind so far is easily explained and notified. I particularly enjoyed the section where the author discusses positive thinking and adverse outcomes. It truly made me connect with the substance of its core values. The book does discuss other religions and also fundamental problems which I felt was necessary in order to complete the book as an all-around satisfying read. I took this from the author and thought it is the best way to describe who would benefit from this book. I would recommend this book to those disenfranchised with mainstream or orthodox religious institutions; those who are not dogmatic non-theists or agnostics; those who are searching for a purpose in their life greater than living for money or material security or pleasing one’s self with entertainment, etc.; those who sense the wrongs of Christianity or their church experience, but don’t have clarity on what they are or why; those who are confused or afraid of the changing moral landscape of the western nations, particularly U.S. citizens; people who want to know God. I found the literature easy to understand and organized to read. The length of the chapters was not too long or too short. The content kept me intrigued, and I enjoyed the logical fallacies mentioned in the religion. The author has clearly spent his years studying this religion and is knowledgeable enough to have written such a book. I look forward to reading more from him.