Two More Blurbs for My Anthology "Christianity is Not Great"

Below are two more blurbs for my anthology, Christianity Is Not Great: How Faith Fails:

--"Christianity is Not Great" shows that if Christians hope to claim that they are a force for good, then they must face up to the fact that many biblical values are immoral. This book shows how pandering to fundamentalists has led to deaths by religiously-mandated child abuse and fake “faith healers,” that the abuse of women has been made to seem respectable by the Bible, and that irrationality has been encouraged in the face of the realities of evolution and climate change. Fundamentalists have also defended slavery and have sought to radically alter the U.S. Constitution so as to give themselves the right to rule over everyone else. It is a blot on Christianity’s record that it’s largely secularists who stand up to Christian fundamentalists. Christianity, even at its best, has severe problems and a sorry history that must be honestly addressed. At its worst, it is a threat to this republic, and to the health and safety of future human inhabitants of this planet.

--Dr. Abby Hafer, Senior Lecturer in Biology, Curry College. [We may use a truncated version of this in the book.]


--"By their fruits shall ye know them.” So says the Good Book. This good book, brought together by the indefatigable John Loftus, assays the fruits of Christianity from ancient times to the present day, and documents persuasively how they are the produce of a poisonous tree. Christian apologists are quick to credit Christianity for the march of science, morality, democracy, and human rights, but the cold light of historical facts and present realities, marshaled in these pages, suggests otherwise. Overall, this fantastic collection makes a good case for religion in general being an artifact of the childhood of civilization—and a childish thing that we would do very well to put away.

--Rebecca Bradley, Ph.D in Archaeology from Cambridge, and author of The Lateral Truth on the Skeptic Ink Network.