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24-11-2013, 07:03 PM
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(24-11-2013 06:25 PM)Logisch Wrote:  
(24-11-2013 06:21 PM)evenheathen Wrote:  You're mom too, huh? Dodgy

I'm not sure if there's some secret clubs where deluded moms get together to send their kids shitty books. She might be a member though.

"Here's a book full of things I like because it caters to my confirmation bias. I don't like cognitive dissonance and the fact that you don't agree with what I believe. So here's a book with shitty old arguments that are made to sound new but actually aren't. I could probably look up the refutations on the internet if I actually cared, but I don't want to read things that actually contradict my world view because that's uncomfortable. Enjoy!"

Yup. Except I'm not out as an atheist to my mom. Seems to be some sort of extended empty nest indoctrination syndrome she has. I'm 32 FFS! Weeping

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24-11-2013, 07:28 PM
RE: (Believer) Wife Has Agreed to Exchange Books...
If she's an intellectual Christian, Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian might be worth considering.

Just because I'm an atheist doesn't mean there aren't people who should pray for their sorry ass to be saved.
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24-11-2013, 07:52 PM
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(24-11-2013 07:03 PM)evenheathen Wrote:  
(24-11-2013 06:25 PM)Logisch Wrote:  I'm not sure if there's some secret clubs where deluded moms get together to send their kids shitty books. She might be a member though.

"Here's a book full of things I like because it caters to my confirmation bias. I don't like cognitive dissonance and the fact that you don't agree with what I believe. So here's a book with shitty old arguments that are made to sound new but actually aren't. I could probably look up the refutations on the internet if I actually cared, but I don't want to read things that actually contradict my world view because that's uncomfortable. Enjoy!"

Yup. Except I'm not out as an atheist to my mom. Seems to be some sort of extended empty nest indoctrination syndrome she has. I'm 32 FFS! Weeping

I recycled that book when someone sent it to me anonymously. I didn't bother to read it.

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24-11-2013, 07:53 PM
RE: (Believer) Wife Has Agreed to Exchange Books...
(24-11-2013 07:52 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(24-11-2013 07:03 PM)evenheathen Wrote:  Yup. Except I'm not out as an atheist to my mom. Seems to be some sort of extended empty nest indoctrination syndrome she has. I'm 32 FFS! Weeping

I recycled that book when someone sent it to me anonymously. I didn't bother to read it.

Look on the bright side, the paper can be reprinted into a different, more useful book now!

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24-11-2013, 11:19 PM
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(24-11-2013 01:50 PM)Concerned Wrote:  Case for Christ is the best book I have ever read


Speaking of Steve Shives eviscerating a reading of an apologetics book...





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24-01-2014, 11:50 PM
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I've decided to use Seth's book. My wife offered me a book about the rapture...full of typical scare-tactics, reinforced with scripture. Clearly she hasn't a clue as to the reasons I do not believe...and I told her this. Seth's book explains WHY (or how it's even possible that) a lot of us fall away from the faith, more than the ironclad rationale behind it. She will need to see how it is even possible for someone to doubt.

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25-01-2014, 12:15 AM
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Just wanted to agree with the Sweeny rec. and if you can do an audio book, she is an excellent story teller. There are clips on YouTube and TEDx


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25-01-2014, 11:23 PM
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(25-01-2014 12:15 AM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  Just wanted to agree with the Sweeny rec. and if you can do an audio book, she is an excellent story teller. There are clips on YouTube and TEDx

I listened to her letting go audio book...seemed good, but it was a bit more superficial than I wanted for her.

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