No Sacred Cows: Investigating Myths, Cults, and the Supernatural (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

While belief in religious supernatural claims is waning throughout the West, evidence suggests belief in nonreligious supernatural claims is on the rise. What explains this contradiction? How can a society with a falling belief in God have a rising belief in ghosts, psychic powers, ancient astronauts, and other supernatural or pseudo-scientific phenomena?

Taking the same anthropological approach he employed in his notable studies of religion, atheist author and activist David G. McAfee turns his attention to nonreligious faith-based claims. Whether going undercover as a medium, getting tested at Scientology headquarters in Los Angeles, or interviewing celebrity paranormalists and famous skeptics, he leaves no stone unturned in his investigation.

As in the case of religion, he finds an unwillingness among "believers" to critically examine their most closely held convictions. Only once individuals honestly assess their own sacred cows will they be able to ensure that their beliefs conform to the known facts - and that our decisions as a society are based on the best available evidence.

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
NARRATOR
RM
Rich Miller
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
14:43
hr min
RELEASED
2018
March 21
PUBLISHER
Pitchstone Publishing
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
774.1
MB