The God Virus

The God Virus

How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture

Book - 2009
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"Dr. Darrel Ray, psychologist and lifelong student of religion, discusses 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? 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 culture steeped in religion. Examples are used that anyone can relate to and the author gives real-world guidance in how to deal with and respond to people who are religious in our families, and among our friends and coworkers.--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Bonner Springs, Kan. : IPC Press, 2009
Description: 241 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780970950512
0970950519
Branch Call Number: 306.6 Ray

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naturalist
May 04, 2017

about the author from Center For Inquiry (CFI)
http://www.centerforinquiry.net/speakers/ray_darrel

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Coffeeholic
Jul 13, 2014

I could not get into the book. It was fine reading until I got to the point of his argument where he says that there is a sort of American worship that's like religion. I didn't like how the chapters were set up. I'm not sure what he was trying to achieve or if he was trying to make each chapter written in the format that people write scientific papers?

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