Divinity of Doubt: The God Question by Vincent Bugliosi

By Vincent Bugliosi

Vincent Bugliosi, whom many view because the nation’s premiere prosecutor, has effectively taken on, in court docket or at the pages of his books, the main infamous murderers of the final part century—Charles Manson, O.J. Simpson, and Lee Harvey Oswald.

Now, within the so much arguable ebook of his celebrated occupation, he turns his incomparable prosecutorial eye at the maximum objective of all: God. In making his case for agnosticism, Bugliosi has very arguably written the main robust indictment ever of God, prepared faith, theism, and atheism. Theists could be left reeling through the commanding nature of Bugliosi’s amazing arguments opposed to them. And, together with his trademark incisive good judgment and devastating wit, he exposes the highbrow poverty of atheism and skewers its major popularizers—Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Richard Dawkins.

Joining a 2,000-year-old dialog which nobody has contributed whatever major to for years, Bugliosi, as well as destroying the all-important Christian argument of clever layout, remarkably—yes, scarily—shakes the very foundations of Christianity through constructing that Jesus used to be now not born of a virgin, and as a result was once no longer the son of God, that scripture in fact helps the idea of no loose will, and that the immortality of the soul used to be a natural invention of Plato that Judaism and Christianity have been pressured to embody simply because with out it there isn't any lifestyles after death.

Destined to be an all-time vintage, Bugliosi’s Divinity of Doubt units a brand new direction amid the explosion of bestselling books on atheism and theism—the center direction of agnosticism. In spotting the bounds of what we all know, Bugliosi demonstrates that agnosticism is the main clever and liable place to tackle the everlasting query of God’s life.

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PFISTER vor: Die Entwicklung des Apostels Paulus, Imago 6 (1920) 243-290. Der Gesetzesfanatismus des Christenverfolgers Paulus wird als ein zwangsneurotisches Symptom erklärt, mit dem Paulus auf einen (in Röm 7 dargestellten) Triebkonflikt reagiert habe: Unterdrückte Sexualität habe zu schweren Selbstanklagen geführt, so daß Paulus jede Gesetzesübertretung bei sich und anderen zwangshaft habe verfolgen müssen. Erst durch die Bekehrung vor Damaskus wurde er von diesem Zwang befreit. Nachwirkungen seines neurotischen Konflikts seien jedoch in seinem ganzen Leben spürbar (z.

Das Kind verzichtet darauf, sich physisch an die Stelle des Vaters als Sexualpartner der Mutter zu setzen, weil es sich moralisch mit ihm identifizieren darf. " zu sich selbst und verinnerlicht ihn als sein "Überich". Diese Verinnerlichung des Gebots hat einen hohen Preis. Fortan kann sich der Mensch mit Schuldgefuhlen peinigen, wenn gar keine äußere Strafe zu befürchten ist, ja sogar dann, wenn er gar keine normwidrigen Handlungen ausführt, sondern nur phantasiert. Ein Verbrechen aber hat er in seiner Phantasie schon ausgefuhrt: die bis zum Todeswunsch gehende Rebellion gegen den Vater.

Sie sind injeder geschichtlichen Lebenswelt verschieden. Sie müssen immer wieder aufs neue beschrieben werden. Und doch gibt es zweifellos wiederkehrende Themen: das Dominanzmotiv, den Wunsch, andere von sich abhängig zu machen; die normative Thematik, das Streben nach Übereinstimmung mit Regeln und Geboten; die soziale Anschlußthematik, d. h. die Einbettung des eigenen Lebens in die Geborgenheit einer Gruppe; die Konkurrenzthematik, das Wetteifern bei der Verfolgung vergleichbarer Ziele; die kreative Thematik usw.

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