God Virus, The:How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture Paperback – Dec 5 2009
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About the Author
Darrel Ray, Ed.D. is a psychologist and student of religion for over forty years. Raised in a fundamentalist home, he knows religion from the inside out. He left religion in his thirties, but continued to ask the question,
How does religion work on the mind and behavior of those it infects?
Because no other authors seemed to be answering this question, he wrote this book as a practical and theoretical guide to those who want to understand religions of all kinds and specifically how to eliminate it from our lives.
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It would be great if there were more books like this. I think religion gets away with too much garbage and its time for people to start challenging the "sacredness" of religion. It needs to be criticized much more harshly.
Ray does a great job proving what many of us who can think for ourselves already know... Religion is a Virus that ruins everything...
It is interesting to read about certain parasites in nature that force certain animals to do irrational things by affecting their brains. It is brilliant how Ray connects these brain infecting parasites with destructive religious Ideas.
His chapter on Religion and Sexual Dysfunction alone is worth purchasing this book...
Highly Recommended...."Its time to put god away"
I have read many many books on this subject, and I found this book to be one of the best. Riveting! And whether you are a believer or non-believer, I think that you would find this as captivating as I have, because it reveals the methods that religions use to propagate and survive. The author draws many parallels between religions and biological viruses, which are fascinating, and ring true to those who have experienced the mental and emotion manipulation of religion in general, and/or christinsanity in particular.
A MUST BUY!
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Handy comparison of religion to virus really helps clear up a lot of issues. A worthy read if you are at all examining the role of religion in your life.Published 8 months ago by Christine
I was raised, from the age of nine in a Pentecostal home - in the sect that the Baptists say is demonic! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Corinne, Ontario, Canada
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