Theological Incorrectness: Why Religious People Believe What They Shouldnt

Paperback | December 17, 2007

byJason Slone

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Why do religious people believe what they shouldn't - not what others think they shouldn't believe, but things that don't accord with their own avowed religious beliefs? Jason Slone terms this phenomenon 'theological incorrectness.' He argues that it exists because the mind is built in such away that it's natural for us to think divergent thoughts simultaneously. Human minds are great at coming up with innovative ideas that help them make sense of the world, he syays, but those ideas do not always jibe with officail religious beliefs.

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Why do religious people believe what they shouldn't - not what others think they shouldn't believe, but things that don't accord with their own avowed religious beliefs? Jason Slone terms this phenomenon 'theological incorrectness.' He argues that it exists because the mind is built in such away that it's natural for us to think diverg...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 5.31 × 8.11 × 0.39 inPublished:December 17, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195335619

ISBN - 13:9780195335613

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Is God a Notre Dame Football Fan?1. Religion Is for Dummies and Romantics2. Religion Is What Your Parents Say3. Religion Is Perfectly Natural, Not Naturally Perfect4. Buddha Nature5. W.D.G.D.? (What Does God Do?)6. I'd Rather Be Lucky Than GoodConclusion: Religion RethoughtBibliographyIndex