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What's So Great about Christianity Paperback – November 4, 2008
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Bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza (What's So Great About America) looks at Christianity with a questioning eye, but treats atheists with equal skepticism. The result is a book that will challenge the assumptions of both believers and doubters and affirm that there really is, indeed, something great about Christianity. D'Souza reveals:
*Why Christianity explains what modern science tells us about the universe and our origins--that matter was created out of nothing, that light preceded the sun--better than atheism does
*How Christianity created the framework for modern science, so that Christianity and science are not irreconcilable, but science and atheism might be
*Why the alleged sins of Christianity--the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Galileo affair ("an atheist's fable")--are vastly overblown
*Why atheist regimes are responsible for the greatest mass murders of history
*Why evolution does not threaten Christian belief, but actually supports the "argument from design"
*Why atheists fear the Big Bang theory and the "anthropic principle" of the universe, which are keystones of modern astronomy and physics
*How Christianity explains consciousness and free will, which atheists have to deny
*Why ultimately you can't have Western civilization--and all we value from it--without the Christianity that gave it birth.
Provocative, enlightening, a twenty-first-century successor to C. S. Lewis' Mere Christianity, Dinesh D'Souza's What's So Great About Christianity is the perfect book for the seeker, the skeptic, and the believer who wants to defend his faith. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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D'Souza presents the basic material examining Christianity in seven parts (the eight being the last two chapters). The first is "The Future of Christianity". The author lays out the current bump in popularity in militant atheism, but why it is really a long term loser. Despite atheism's best efforts, outside narrow intellectual circles religion is growing in most places in the world. In particular, Christianity is growing the fastest of all and in its future is bright. The second part looks at the historical rise and contributions of Christianity to Western Civilization and again demonstrates that many popular notions are simply wrong or fabrications.
The third part looks at science as a wonderful tool and a very poor faith. I particularly loved the chapter correcting the popular notion that Galileo was imprisoned by the Church because the Church was trying to suppress scientific truth. In fact, he was put under house arrest because he published a book he had promised not to publish and insulted the pope in a very egregious way.Read more ›
For example this morning I woke up at 5:00am so I had an hour before I had to get out of bed, I listened to how Christians were responsible for all the wars and killing from the Crusades, to witch hunts to Palestine, to "Hitler was Catholic and had deep seated hatred for Jews etc etc." Dinesh takes that one on and now I can throw off the yoke put on by my College Classes that made me feel guilty for what I believed.
Anyway, it is the best $17.00 I've ever spent, it's the modern version of C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity.
What’s So Great About Christianity also puts reality into a non-materialistic light. Can our five senses tell us all we need to know about the universe? As the author points out, before the Big Bang reality as we know it did not exist, because the orderly laws of the universe did not exist. The Big Bang theory starts out with light; that is, the first thing out of the box was light – a universe flooded with light. In Genesis God starts creation with “Let there be light.” No other ancient text does this, or anything even close. D’Souza is able to make this point rationally and without hyperbole. The key is, materialism cannot explain the universe or our world. D’Souza’s assault on the evolutionary canard “it must have happened because we are here,” is well worth the price of the book all by itself. And D’Souza does all of this without resorting to supernatural explanations about reality.
More than one documentary exists showing that animals hold senses we do not. A lion was raised by two men who later left it with a game reserve and they moved to another nation. After many years this pair of humans decided to return to look for their feline friend. He was waiting at the airport when they arrived.Read more ›
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Dinesh answers questions regularly presented by the atheistic community. He very deftly answers the stock questions. A must read for atheists and believers.Published 18 hours ago by passingbuck
This book clarified and exposed the atheist and secular progressive ejection of God. It teaches why Christianity is GREAT! Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
This man has an amazing mind. This is a must read for anyone with questions about life.Published 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
Dinesh D'Souza writing about Christianity has about as much credibility as Eva Braun holding a bake sale for Jewish Refugees. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Paul Peabody
As an atheist, I like to read books and articles that disagree with my point of view, in order to keep perspective. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Frederick L Glavin