Religion has brought the world to the brink of meltdown. That Old Devil Called God Again shows how defenceless we are from the invading power of religious indoctrination, to which Jesus fell victim. From childhood, like unprotected computers, the predatory viruses of other people’s beliefs and dogmas invade us until we emerge as adults unaware of how we have been infected. The Rwandan genocide, Omagh, 9/11, suicide bombings, Westgate and the Syrian carnage join the indictments against 'God'. Religion stands charged with contaminating our cultural development and impeding our moral aspirations. This book gives us a chance to carry out a thorough virus scan, to discover who we really are, be given the chance to think anew and choose our beliefs. The toxic nature of religious teaching is exposed and our basic assumptions and ideas are challenged with fresh and radical thinking that empowers and liberates us to become more fully human. While laying siege to religion, this book yet presents a passionate and positive call for a full and creative engagement with life and a vibrant spirituality.
John Hunt Publishing; August 2014
- ISBN 9781782795377
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: That Old Devil Called God Again
- Author: Archbishop Jonathan Blake
Imprint: Christian Alternative
About The Author
One of the most controversial clerics of his generation, Jonathan has survived an air emergency, smuggled bibles, escaped tear gas and machine guns, rescued flood victims and worked barefoot with Mother Theresa. He did the first gay wedding on prime time TV in 2001, was elected Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church in 2006, blessed Jade Goody's marriage in 2009 and was invited to Downing Street in 2013.