From Delusional Beliefs to Discovery of the Self — a book about my abandoning the family religion.
- What if you found out your faith was built upon sand?
- Did humans create religion to support their pre-existing beliefs?
- Is God real? Do you require proof or faith in order to believe?
Belief: (noun) 1. strong or unshakeable belief in something, especially without proof or evidence. (dictionary.com)
According to the Bible’s definition: “Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld.” — Hebrews 11:1 (New World Translation)
About My Self
After walking away from an antiquated patriarchal belief system, “Phoenix of Faith” author has to admit that some days are better than others. Being “born into” the family religion means that Esther knew no other way of living, other than being frightened into submission.
Read “Walking Away from Religion”…
Phoenix of Faith: Why Religion Failed Me
Following are two thought-provoking essays about understanding the underlying agenda within high-control religions. Asking simple questions is all that is needed to gain an objective view of religious practices and beliefs. These two articles will help you the reader understand why I wrote “Phoenix of Faith“.
Respect in Religion
While in therapy, I began to realize I had nothing to lose and everything to gain by being honest and open with my self-evaluation of which behaviors are respectful or disrespectful in religion. Here is an example of what I mean. Read “Shadows of Patriarchal Religion” …
Calling all Open Minds! Analyze Your Beliefs
Have you ever watched the movie “The Life of Brian”? Do you remember the occasion where the people figured Brian was their personal messiah? In a moment of utter frustration, Brian told the awestruck people, “You must learn to think for yourselves!” and all the people nodded, and — in perfect head-bobbing harmony — reacted with hypnotic monotone, “We must learn to think for ourselves.” That scene demonstrated the astounding capacity of people to turn over their “free will” to a charismatic leader.
Read “Free Will in Religion”…
I believe “Phoenix of Faith” has the potential to become a helpful resource in the areas of Women’s Studies, Humanities, Philosophy of Religion, Psychiatry, and Psychology. Simon Fraser University has a copy in it’s library and has been read by several professors and graduate students in various fields of study.
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