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Blaming Jesus for Jehovah: Rethinking the Righteousness of Christianity Paperback – February 10, 2016
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"This book is written by the man most comparable in our day to the great 19th century communicator Robert G. Ingersoll. In it, Price bypasses the usual cadre of apologists and clergy gatekeepers by taking his case directly to the fleeced flock of sheep still caged in their pew stalls. This book will liberate many of them, guaranteed!"
--John W. Loftus, author of Why I Became An Atheist and How to Defend the Christian Faith
"Blaming Jesus for Jehovah is a masterpiece of scholarship. In accessible, clear, and plain language it exposes the moral bankruptcy of Christianity."
--Peter Boghossian, author of A Manual for Creating Atheists
"Evaluating scripture from the perspective of an unbeliever, but with the academic expertise of one who learned his way out of belief, Dr. Price illustrates significant problems with the core concepts of Christianity, problems which are remarkably even worse than the fact that there's no discernible truth to any of it."
--Aron Ra, author of Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism
"Like Islam's derivative text, the Qur'an, [the Bible's] pages are filled with tribalism, misogyny, animal cruelty, slavery, and slaughter at the hand or command of God, and treating the book as a blueprint for living has caused centuries of unspeakable cruelty. In Blaming Jesus for Jehovah, Price shows that trying to separate Old Testament from New--trying to separate Jesus from Jehovah--doesn't solve the problem. In fact, it is impossible."
--Valerie Tarico, author of Trusting Doubt, from her Foreword
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I'd only recommend this to someone who is seriously questioning their faith. If you're on the fence, then this book will more than likely do one of two things: piss you off, albeit eventually have you agreeing with the author, or piss you off, and have you hating (or maybe praying) for the author. If you're already in the author's blasphemous ideological camp, then it will certainly make you smile, and perhaps even literally lol, as I did quite a few times. Either way, it's a great read, in my opinion, and I highly recommend it.
But then he got into free will, and finally into where we go from here. I could enjoy discussing both over pizza with the man, but the last one was especially good. Yes, religion can dissipate to something less than it is. Could it disappear tomorrow? No, and that would be convulsive. But it can dissipate over time, and most likely will. It's a very nice last chapter.
Price is one of my favorite atheist authors. He plays a hard game, a fair game, and despite his body blows I hardly ever get any meaningful sense of malice from him. Of course he regards faith as unfounded, but he's never unnecessarily unpleasant about his arguments.
This short little book is another firm, funny and well-researched depth charge against Christianity. You will need your blinders on, or a good set of counter-apologetic books to counter some of the arguments Price uses here. Even then, you are going to have to take some of the contests on faith.
Price shows with great clarity how some of the Christian dogma, on its own terms and sometimes in its own words, lead to absurdities. The doctrine of hell, and efforts of getting out of those difficulties, get a particularly savage beating.
So, only read this if you're a nonbeliever or a searcher or a believer that thinks that these arguments can be countered. If your faith can survive this, you have either misunderstood the arguments, or you have a strong faith.
It takes courage to confront the issues Price raises, and I regret that most Chtistians do not have the fortitude to pursue them. If you are a person of faith, I challenge you to read th book.
Dr. Price brings the harsh reality to print. It is especially important, though not sufficiently pointed out in my opinion, that the differences between the barbaric god of the Jewish scriptures and the "loving" god of Christianity begot the gnostic belief that Jesus could not have possibly been the son of the Hebrew god, but must have been the son of a truer, higher god. In other words, the "old testament" god was not the high god at all, but a demiurge who believed himself to be the high god. That's the only way to explain the problem.
As always, Dr. Price does a great job illustrating the problems. He does not espouse the gnostic line; rather, he points out how the Christian perspective fails to align itself with "old testament" values. Or maybe it does, e.g, eternal hellfire. And he does a fantastic job, as usual.
Dr. Price always does a good job combining scholarly research with often humorous cultural references while driving home the point. A good read.
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Nothing but typical anti-christian jargon (stupid number of words rule)