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The Outsider Test for Faith At A Time When The Vast Diversity Of Human Belief Systems Is Accessible To All, The Outsider Test For Faith Offers A Rational Means For Fostering Mutual Understanding It S Important That People Understand Findings From Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, And Neuroscience To Escape The Notion That Any One Religion Represents The Only Truth.

[PDF] ✍ The Outsider Test for Faith  ✎ John W. Loftus – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 300 pages
  • The Outsider Test for Faith
  • John W. Loftus
  • English
  • 18 February 2018
  • 1616147377

    10 thoughts on “[PDF] ✍ The Outsider Test for Faith ✎ John W. Loftus – Eiyo.us


  1. says:

    It all gets a bit tedious after a while the hectoring tone, the argument by assertion, the repetition, the special pleading and question begging, the myopia And quickly Despite the book s massive flaws, the central contention that it s a profitable endeavor to subject our culturally inherited beliefs and biases to critical scrutiny, availing ourselves of the tools of science and reason is certainly true, and not particularly controversial The OTF itself can be salvaged from the wreckage It all gets a bit tedious after a while the hectoring tone, the argument by assertion, the repetition, the spec...


  2. says:

    The easy confidence with which I know another man s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is alsoMark TwainI contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one fewer god that you do When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yoursStephen RobertsHere s something that should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone if you are religious, it is overwhelmingly likely that your religious denomination is identical to thThe easy confidence with which I know another man s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is alsoMark TwainI contend we are both atheists, I ...


  3. says:

    Good book overall, interesting ideas and arguments Well written and well thought through However the use of Acronyms started to drive me crazy and did not add to clarity There were many sections that were repetitious The author warned of this but it got distracting.


  4. says:

    Let me start of with saying that in theory I agree with the concept of this test However, I think it s argument within this book is very much lacking in the amount of strength it actually has First, the RDVT and the RDPT have the right idea in mind, but even the works used within the work, such as Gary Marcus is far too vague to make the case that s needed I think the skimming of referencing the material that lays the actual foundation to the argument hinders the argument in the end In reg Let me start of with saying that in theory I agree with the conc...


  5. says:

    I dropped this to 4 stars primarily because of the repetitive nature of the text Now, it s not as repetitive as a John Piper work, but I suppose much of the repeating is contextually necessary in this case.Frankly, the premise is quite simple and only in objection does anyone make thiscomplex or difficult than it needs to be it s a critical examination of why anyone believes a particular way Answering for the massive, culturally dependent, religious diversity that actually exists in I dropped this to 4 stars primarily because of the repetitive nature of the text Now, it s not as repetitiv...


  6. says:

    Loftus hammers his point homeWhat is obvious even to a thinking child is obfuscated through the lens of faith Loftus hammering his point home may seem repetitive at times to those who are free from cognitiv...


  7. says:

    I was eager to read The Outsider Test for Faith, as I d been recommending it to others in one breath while sheepishly admitting I hadn t read it myself in the next I was familiar with John Loftus s thesis, which is easy enough to describe in order to evaluate whether a religion is true, one must look at it from the vantage point of an outsider This potent point was one of the key observations that fueled my own journ...


  8. says:

    repetitive but straightforward The best way to view or test the validity of your own faith is to see it through the eyes of an outsider Use the same arguments and critical scrutiny you d use to dismiss another faith against your own beliefs and see what happens.


  9. says:

    John Loftus essentially gives a poor argument for critiquing your own religious views It s ironic that Loftus actually says his arguments are nuanced which is far from the truth , and argues that language evolves and that one should basically not read a definition of a word that was not originally intended, but he does just that with faith His entire book is based on a faulty definition of faith that is, belief in something despite evidence to the contrary However, Christian faith is not a John Loftus essentially gives a poor argument for critiquing your own religious views It s ironic that Loftus ac...


  10. says:

    I agree with my friend Justin Powell that this book became repetitive, though it didn t bother me quite as much Loftus acknowledges that it will be repetitive early on But still, especially in the last chapter, I, too, found myself thinking, We get it Probabilities are all that matter, not possibilities Sometimes Loftus could have given much shorter responses to the people he was writing responses to in his book, and you sometimes get the sense that he s just writing on and on to fill up sp I agree with my friend Justin Powell that this book became repetitive, though it didn t bother me quite as much Loftus acknowledges that it will be repetitive early on But still, especially in the last chapter, I, too, found myself thinking, We get it Probabilities are all that matter, not possibilities Sometimes Loftus could have given much shorter responses to the people he was writing responses to in his book, and you sometimes get the sense that he s just writing on and on to fill up space To be fair, I can see how he may just be doing this because the people he is trying to argue with really try hard to miss his point, so perhaps he felt he really needed to beat the point home.All that said, the book is solid, well argued, and frankly not all that hard to understand for anyone who is actually open to understan...

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