By Russell Blackford, Udo Schuklenk
Tackling a bunch of myths and prejudices quite often leveled at atheism, this appealing quantity bursts with gleaming, eloquent arguments on each web page. The authors rebut claims that diversity from atheism being simply one other faith to the alleged atrocities dedicated in its name.
-An available but scholarly observation on hot-button concerns within the debate over non secular belief
-Teaches serious considering talents via unique, rational argument
-Objectively considers every one delusion on its merits
-Includes a historical past of atheism and its advocates, an appendix detailing atheist agencies, and an in depth bibliography
-Explains the variations among atheism and comparable options corresponding to agnosticism and naturalism
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37 38 36 Peter Schdfer But the end of the story becomes very different in Agobard and the Aramaic version. Whereas, in Agobard, the water channel was suddenly flooded and Yeshu's corpse disappeared - evidently because the water streaming in swept his body away - in the Aramaic version, Yehudah the gardener deliberately kept Yeshu's corpse hidden as proof that Yeshu wasn't resurrected and hadn't ascended to heaven, as he had promised and as his followers wanted everybody to believe. Accordingly, whereas in Agobard Pilate draws the conclusion from the disappearance of Yeshu's corpse that he was indeed resurrected and consequently orders the Jews to worship him, the Aramaic version has Yehudah the gardener dragging Yeshu's corpse through the streets of Tiberias and delivering it to Pilate, who accepts the truth that Yeshu was wicked and orders Yehudah to bury him "in the place where they bury the dead,"42 that is, to give him a decent burial.
II in van Acker, Agobardi Lugdunensis opera omnia, 191-95); 826 C. 16 5. Epistola exhortatoria de cavendo convictu et societate Judaica ("Exhortatory Epistle on Avoiding Eating and Associating with Jews"), addressed to his fellow bishop Nibridius of Narbonne, also called Epistoia ad Nibridium (PL 104:107-14; MGH, Epistolae Carolini Aevi, 3:199-201; letter no. 14 in van Acker, Agobardi Lugdunensis opera omnia, 231-34); 827 or 828 C. E. 17 13 Lieren van Acker, Agobardi Lugdunensis opeFa omnia (Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis 52; Turnhout: Brepols, 1981).
And for this reason, I order you to worship him (ut adoretis eum). " Indeed, their elders have fabricated all ofthis, and (now) they eagerly / often read it with stupid stubbornness (stulta obstinatione lectitant) in order that with inventions of this kind the full truth of the virtue and passion of Christ could be emptied out, and that worship is not due to him because he is the true God, but because it was imposed on him by the law of Pi late. And (also) Peter (they say) was by no means rescued from prison by an angel, as we do believe, but by the mercy of Herod, who held his wisdom in high esteem.
50 Great Myths About Atheism by Russell Blackford, Udo Schuklenk