The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture

December 5, 2009|
The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture by Darrel W. Ray
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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.
Darrel Ray, Ed.D. is a psychologist and student of religion for over forty years. Raised in a fundamentalist home, he knows religion from the inside out. He left religion in his thirties, but continued to ask the question, "How does religion work on the mind and behavior of those it infects?" Because no other authors seemed to be answe...
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Title:The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:241 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:241 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Published:December 5, 2009
Publisher:IPC Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780970950512

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