Bad religion

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Introduction

This page is for investigation into the idea that some forms of religion do so much net harm that they are worth fighting against in some way, where such fighting is not necessarily of a physical or legal nature; it could be as mild as educational or advertising campaigns (meme warfare) designed to expose the damage done by the religion in question, the flaws in its doctrine, and so on.

Books

These books seem likely to be related to the topic of this page, but their contents have not actually been reviewed.

  • Christianity:
    • Stealing Jesus: How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity by Bruce Bawer, ISBN 0609802224
    • Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism: A Bishop Rethinks the Meaning of Scripture by John Shelby Spong, ISBN 0060675187
    • Rescuing Jesus from the Christians by Clayton Sullivan, ISBN 1563383802
  • Islam:
    • While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within by Bruce Bawer, ISBN 0385514727 (hb)
    • The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims by Robert Spencer, ISBN 1591022495 (hb)

Related Pages

A deadly religion is any religion which reliably convinces its believers to take actions fatal to themselves or others.

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  • 2008-06-05 [Talk|Index] AT/P Christian couple sentenced to 22 years after guilty plea in son's starvation death § [2]“Dennis was treated like a criminal – he was locked in his room; he was monitored when he had to use the bathroom. ... He never wore clothes except for Sundays and holidays," said one of Dennis' sisters, whose identity was being withheld at prosecutors' request. "When he was adopted, Dennis had no scars or bruises, but they multiplied." She recounted an incident when Dennis was punished by being made to walk up and down stairs until he passed out and fell back down them.”

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News

Editorials

  • 2002-12-16 Ending Biblical Brainwash "For better mental and cultural health, it's time we classified religious fundamentalism as a psychological disorder": makes some good points, but proposed solutions seem risky and simplistic

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