Religion on Trial
Religion on Trial reviews the origins of religion, the early days of the chief “desert religions,” and the arguments of notable dissenters. It examines the likelihood that a “god-concept” is inborn, showing up in 5-year old children regardless of their parents’beliefs. Finally, it delves into the realm of neuropsychology which shows that humans are wired to consider new beliefs not a basis of evidence, but on how that belief resonates with our other preconceptions.
It is possible to forge a society on a moral basis rather than a central god-concept; given the divisiveness of religion, I believe it is time we did so.