The book Making of an Atheist by James Spiegel reveals the non-judicious reasons that individuals may have for dismissing the presence of God. The book is fascinating because it does not address rational reasons, but the passionate ones. This exploratory work addresses the issues of different believers and non-believers and the choices they make in life concerning religion. The book is separated into five parts and consists of 128 pages; therefore, it provides possibility of a brisk reading. The Making of an Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief (2010) has a fascinating regretful content written by theorist James Spiegel. Typically, rational theology books deal with contentions, though the Spiegel's work reveals godlessness from the viewpoint of profound quality. Reviewing the issue of scriptural confirmation, for example, Romans 1, he states that the reason people reject God is a result of their indecency, which makes them dismiss the reasonable proof for God.
It is an intriguing fact in the mental history of irreligion to review the individual records of some scholars which were nonbelievers and to consider their own perceptions about themselves representing the pre philosophical reasons for accepting (or not accepting) God. In addition, it is an astute book. Professor Spiegel did not imagine his proposal, but he took it from Scripture. He considers that the Bible's own conciliatory toward unbelief is important, considering the fact that it is an awesome knowledge of the issue concerning the rank against belief in higher powers. It is considered that the careful reader will accept his own particular heart in the content regardless of the possibility to be a Christian. In other words, the basis of peoples unbelief is consistently found in the negative meaning, which Jim tries to present. Therefore, people may gain the knowledge about the irreligionists and their thoughts or they may be guided by their unbelief. With a soaring inner voice, people must sprint their fingers through the hunks of ground in order to see their starting point and the reasons for which they experience the ill impacts of atheism in all aspects of their lives.
He starts by referencing the skeptics such as Thomas Nagel, who has said that he did not need God to exist. They are eager to acknowledge wild speculations as opposed to tolerating the confirmation for God. It is worth noting that both Francis Crick, and Richard Dawkins are interested in the thought of coordinated panspermia, which is shown by the life because extraterrestrial beings planted it. He additionally contended that certain elements, particularly fatherlessness and corruption, incline individuals to reject God. It is considered that these components prompted critical imperviousness to Spiegel's speculations; however, they were enthusiastic as opposed to legitimate reasons.
Chapter 1: Atheistic Arguments, Errors, and Insights
In the first part, Spiegel characterizes his intentions while utilizes the expression "irreligionist." That person may be any individual who does not certify the presence of God, and this would incorporate the skeptics. He then examines a percentage of the reasons that irreligionists give for declining to accept that God exists. He clarifies the ethical contention against God, the two-faced conduct of individuals inside the Church, and the answers to both issues. He addresses different subjects regarding the Church, for example, educated sluggishness (which has lead to the charge of "Lord of the crevices" thinking) and disunity. He infers that the Church gave the nonbelievers the ammo against God; they just call attention of the people to these issues. The Church needs to perceive the reality of the uncovered facts and encourages moving instead of overlooking it.
Chapter 2: The Irrationality of Atheism
In this chapter, Spiegel reviews the confirmations which persuaded skeptic Antony Flew that God exists. The testimonies given are the start of the universe, the cause of life, and the inception of cognizance. Spiegel calls attention to the fact that numerous educated people are irreligionist, and Flew might have been one of them. Spiegel further reviews the mental issues when he states that despite the fact that the confirmation is weighted toward belief in higher powers, these erudite nonbelievers still reject the presence of God. He indicates Romans 1:18-23 in which he emphasizes the wellspring of such dismissal as unethical behavior. He also states that the feelings can override the reason of the human personality. Moreover, if the individual does not consider the ramifications of a conclusion, he will release it paying little attention to its discerning nature. He further speaks about the erudite side in order to demonstrate that irreligion is vanquishing toward any person by means of Alvin Plantinga's transformative contention against naturalism. Spiegel finishes this section by expressing that the main reason for which people incline towards ones perspective that is lucid (and clarifies the information) is a result of the inclination of corruption over the truth.
Chapter 3: The Causes of Atheism
In the third chapter, Spiegel opens his selective decision in order to incorporate additionally different reasons for agnosticism. It concerns the Paul Vitz's exploration of the association in the middle of fatherlessness and agnosticism (see the book "The Faith of the Fatherless"). The beginning of the relationship with Spiegel's thought, which was agnostic, may be harboring hatred and longings for reprisal against a truant father figure. He then indicates how the nonattendance of the father figure in the numerous learned irreligionists' lives opened the entryway even more broadly to unethical conduct. This lewdness, on which they are focused, and the appreciation of the conclusion that God is present, would imply that they would rely on leaving the shameless practices. Spiegel then offers that according to the confirmation of God, the dismissal cannot be accepted due to the lack of awareness. However, it may be considered as a purposeful demonstration of the will to stifle the proof in their own conscience to follow their dedication to their conduct.
Chapter 4: The Obstinacy of Atheism
In this section, Spiegel inspects the ways in which the wrongdoing can practice such control over the brain as to render it not able to acknowledge intelligent conclusions. This is an arrangement of suppositions that structure the establishment to which all other speculations are directed (counting contemplations on governmental issues, philosophy, history, and science). He clarifies that it is hard to change the ideal models due to their complicated involvement in peoples lives. In the event that unethical behavior has reached the irreligionist standard, the it is very difficult to change one's opinion about philosophical issues. He expresses that having a particular standard can visually prevent individuals from accepting truths that are as opposed to it. Speigel then reviews the brain research of twofold towards oneself.
Chapter 5: The Blessings of Theism
The last part cautions Christians and appreciation of irreligionists. The caution to Christians is to evade unethical behavior in their lives as it was exhibited in past sections; impropriety can lead to the wrong way of life. For the agnostics who are more dedicated to discovering the truth than to some conduct, Speigel offers that nothing is possible without the force of Christ. If the will to accept is available, they can be safeguarded and start a new life. The Making of an Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief (2010) has an intriguing conciliatory content written by scholar James Spiegel. Typically, the rational theology books deal with the issues of contentions, though Spiegel's book analyzes agnosticism from the viewpoint of profound quality. Working from scriptural proof, for example, Romans 1, he states that the reason people reject God is a direct result of their corruption, which makes them dismiss the reasonable confirmation for God. This is an altruistic book, regardless of the foundational issue defined in the text. It is difficult to tell people that if they you appreciate their ethical failings more than they cherish God, they are on the wrong way. Nevertheless, Professor Spiegel does this with clarity, philanthropy, and certainty. Moreover, he directly expresses his opinion. However, he states that the slant of people which is not of a profound quality is a slant far from God and that nonbelievers actually surrender this opinion.
The non-believers may demand that their unbelief is the aftereffect of fair thinking and a fair-minded consideration of the confirmation. Nevertheless, one may imagine a scenario where these contentions were a smokescreen and practice in guile toward oneself. There may be a situation in which nonbelievers' will and a good behavior were more in charge of their hostile attitude to the belief in a higher power. Using Scripture, brain research, rationality, and contextual investigations of the lives of celebrated agnostics, Spiegel demonstrates that secularism is the concealment of humanity's characteristic feeling of God's presence. Such hostile attitude to the confidence springs from the real defiance to God's moral measures, and frequently the mental injury of missing or imperfect father.
The non-believers, who understand it, will be affronted because it is a promotion of contention. But in such a case, the things will be as they are, if these people live against the Christian confidence. Perusing Jim's article concerning this issue is one of the best snippets of the books, which will help nonbelievers to reconsider their lives. Some affiliations will accept this book and consider it as suggestions on evangelism and the life of the congregation, and the amount of such people's tribe will increase. Jim unmistakably included this crowd in the priority list while composing this book, and this may be the most important gathering influenced by this book. However, according to the experience, it may be concluded that the third group will be the largest. This group comprises of self-reproachful specialists who created the house business and honestly make their lives confounding legitimate and religious, which focuses and utilizes them as clubs against unbelievers. Having perused Jim Spiegel's new book, it may not be utilize it the wrong way. People should use it to obtain the privilege-estimated sympathy to the individuals whom God is calling with the free offer in the Gospel.
It is worth noting that the book is interesting and informative. It reviews the themes that make one feel extremely uneasy in the scholarly talks with a man's character. Most of the time, when a man's character is involved into the dialog, it is necessary to reject the legitimacy of the statements that the other individual would not like to acknowledge. The knowledge in this book is effective, however, may not precisely portray each skeptic. The individuals do not intend to be psychoanalyzed because the person in despair can find truths around a man that were considered to be private. If the owner is aware of those private things, the individual can (and will) be greatly opposing approximately their disclosure (further insisting reality of the substance of this book). It would be wise to exhort an extraordinary alert for any Christian, who wishes to peruse this book. It must be approached with lowliness; because otherwise, it will be presents in ones thoughts, and he will, thus, accomplish more harm to The Kingdom than goodness.