The God virus

how religion infects our lives and culture
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Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris and Dennett opened the door to a hard nosed look at religion in our society but no one seemed to be using their concepts to explain the psychology of religion and its practical effects on people. Dr. Darrel Ray, psychologist and lifelong student of religion stepped into this gap to discuss religious infection from the inside out. How does guilt play into religious infection? Why is sexual control so important to so many religions? What causes the anxiety and neuroticism around death and dying? How does religion inject itself into so many areas of life, culture and politics? Dr. Ray explores this and much more in his book, The God Virus: How religion infects our lives and culture. This second generation book takes the reader several steps beyond Dawkins, et al. into the realm of the personal and emotional mechanisms that affect anyone who lives in a culture steeped in religion. He uses examples that anyone can relate to and gives real world guidance in how to deal with and respond to people who are religious among our families, friends and coworkers.

StatementDarrel W. Ray
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LC ClassificationsBL2775.3 .R38 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination241 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25541521M
ISBN 100970950519
ISBN 139780970950512
LC Control Number2008939657
OCLC/WorldCa282753096

The book uses the term "god virus" as an extended analogy for what happens when a person becomes infected by religion. There are many parallels between viruses and religion.

Ray uses terms such as vectors, binding, and uncoupling (from culture) to describe what happens to the individual who falls prey to a god virus/5(). The book uses the term "god virus" as an extended analogy for what happens when a person becomes infected by religion. There are many parallels between viruses The God virus book religion.

Ray uses terms such as vectors, binding, and uncoupling (from culture) to describe what happens to the individual who falls prey to a god virus.4/5. "The God Virus, presents the reader with a telling analysis of religious belief as a memetic force that behaves in a manner similar to a biological virus, working within the infected host, individual and collective, to further its own survival and propagation, often to the detriment of that host.

This metaphor is uncannily apt and illuminating.

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16the god Virus How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture on our lives and bring about a new paradigm for understanding religious behavior in our world. Finally, I will only capitalize the names of specific gods such as Allah, Jehovah, Zeus and Jesus.

The word “god” will be lower case unless it is included in a direct Size: KB. Tags: god religion conspiracy space scientist virus dna scientist hero About Gary J Byrnes When you buy any of Gary's books, he will fund a hemp plant through his planet-saving, sustainable living store at Read a thriller, be the thriller, save the world.

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What does Ray think about religion in America. Let’s plunge into the Deeper Waters and find out. This chapter spends a lot of time talking about American Civil Religion. The problem is, Ray never defines it. Now it could be that I am supposed to know what that is, but I. The God Delusion is a book by English biologist Richard Dawkins, a professorial fellow at New College, Oxford, and former holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford.

In The God Delusion, Dawkins contends that a supernatural creator, God, almost certainly does not exist and that belief in a personal god qualifies as a delusion. The God Virus J.E. Murphy Available at Amazon and Smashwords Sci-Fi ; Fantasy Were they really talking or was it in all your mind.

A little different than the first two books of the authors I feel it still rates as an interesting novel, whether one wants to call it 4/5(1). If God created everything good and with a purpose, why are there disease-causing bacteria and viruses in the world.

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Author and professor Alan Gillen shows that constantly mutating diseases are proof for devolution rather than evolution. There are some fundamental differences in how creationists and evolutionists view life. When we get to p. 48, he describes Marxism as a god virus.

How this is a god virus when it is inherently atheistic is not explained. It’s a convenient way though to avoid having to question your own movement.

Any movement that has mass death behind it must be a religious movement. The God Virus. by Gary J Byrnes. NOOK Book (eBook) FREE.

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Nice followup read for people who enjoyed The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins or similar works. Describing religion as a virus with the main goal being to protect and propogate the virus really /5(2). In their short, packed books on biblical wisdom and the pandemic, both N.

Wright and Walter Brueggemann join Sölle in rejecting the easy answers that Christians are tempted to give in times of tragedy: the virus is God’s punishment for sin or God’s teaching tool to strengthen faith or a tragedy that will be recompensed in heaven. Weinstein claimed that Piper’s new book “pushes the belief that the coronavirus is God’s judgment” and could even be judgment for homosexuality.

God will also pour out plagues during the Tribulation to bring God-rejecters to faith in Christ. The way coronavirus spreads quickly from person to person is a foreshadowing of the way God will. Just finished reading The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture by Dr.

Darrel W. Ray. In addition to my review, I interviewed Dr. Ray (see below). In case you didn't receive the memo, I'm atheist. So this book, describing the ways in which religion behaves like a virus of the mind, was "preaching to the choir".

Title: Where is God in a Coronavirus World. By: John Lennox Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 64 Vendor: Good Book Company Publication Date: Dimensions: X X.2 (inches) Weight: 2 ounces ISBN: ISBN Stock No: WW Ray's books have influenced other atheists, where his psychological interpretation of Richard Dawkin's concept of religion as a virus has influenced the atheist and secular movement in America.

On AugRay launched a podcast about human sexuality and. The author explores this and much more in his book The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture. This second-generation book takes the reader several steps beyond previous offerings and into the realm of the personal and emotional mechanisms that affect anyone who lives in a 5/5(3).

Author Darrel Rayhas come out with a new book called The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture. I had a chance to read this a.

God did not cause this virus or the pandemic it has created. Like other natural diseases and disasters, it is a consequence of living in a fallen world. Second, biblical judgments are against.

The God Virus (An Indigo Novel) Indigo Voyager, author. Book Website | Details. The book deftly explores themes of science, spirituality, and human evolution without getting too heady or preachy, making for a mind-bending and entertaining work of science fiction.

This is a truly gripping and imaginative read that will surely bring new fans. Likewise with the god virus, religion can cause humans to commit genetic suicide (think terrorist bombers, priests and nuns) in the service of their religion. The overreaching theme of the book is that religion (and those most heavily infected with the virus) do not care about their flock.

Lately, I’ve been asked how an all-powerful God would allow the coronavirus to wreak such havoc clear across the world. This virus has claimed the lives of thousands and ravaged hundreds of. Read book one of this 3-book series and see what happens when society's thin veneer of civility is stripped away.

The God Virus is gripping, seething and oozing with the best and worst humanity has to offer. © Skip Coryell (P) Skip Coryell. God can use the coronavirus for good because God is good.

Contrary to what some are saying, the coronavirus is not the judgment of God for the sin of the world. Because of God’s great love for us, Jesus bore not only the judgment of God for sin but also our sickness and : Danielle Bernock.

For those hungering for more after reading the books written by Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens and Dennett, Dr. Darrel Ray's The God Virus is a logical and thought-provoking follow-up.

By extending the metaphor of religion as a virus, the reader gets a better understanding of the incredible power religion can have on anyone's way of thinking (Dr /5(). Another book, Military Virus Apocalypse: Biological Warfare, Bioweapons and China Coronavirus Pandemic received four- and five-star reviews but also implied that the coronavirus is human-made.

"For those hungering for more after reading the books written by Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens and Dennett, Dr. Darrel Ray's The God Virus is a logical and thought-provoking follow-up. By extending the metaphor of religion as a virus, the reader gets a better understanding of the incredible power religion can have on anyone's way of thinking (Dr.The author explores this and much more in his book The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture.

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