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About the author:
Allan W Janssen is a semi-retired broadcaster and author who lives in London, Ontario. After a decade of research from a humanistic viewpoint this book exposes how the priesthood and clergy have distorted our belief systems to fit their own agenda. From spirituality to theory of mind, and the concept of God and consciousness, we look at all facets of religion here in the twenty first century! Mr. Janssen examines what we believe, and how these beliefs were formed.
An Exploration of Religion and the Meaning of Life!
Mr. Allan Wilhelm Janssen
These pages are not meant to generate rational proofs for justifying one or another alternative! No matter how complex and logical the proofs of one or more causes might be, it is possible to find counterpoints of the same nature.
At a rational level, these disputes could fill many books with no benefit to anyone. No one can be persuaded to another religious perspective only through rational proof and logic.
This may be possible in science, but not in religion.
Otherwise, everyone would already be of one faith!
However, rational proofs have to be considered because we are rational beings.
Reason should not be rejected and faith proclaimed the only way of knowing truth. No divorce between reason and experience should be accepted because they are complementary and work together.
Neither should exclude the other.
Rather than generating sterile debates, the information presented here should help clarify your own views toward religion and develop a critical ability to analyze today's spiritual market.
The thoughts presented here focus on Christianity, Islam, Judaism and the major Eastern Religions because they play the biggest role in defining today's world spirituality from a Western viewpoint.
Some believe that a comparative analysis like this may fuel religious hatred and intolerance, but this is wrong.
Religious tolerance and freedom cannot be built on ignorance, but should rather be built on an understanding of commonalities.
Therefore, as Jesus said: "Loving the person is possible even if one rejects his or her religious convictions!"
- Publication Date:
- 154828646X / 9781548286460
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Religion / Comparative Religion