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Book Title: Blind Faith Vaccine|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 455 KB
v The author of the book: Mark W. Gura
Edition: InnerAction Press
Date of issue: January 1st 2015
ISBN 13: 9781939691989
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Read full description of the books Blind Faith Vaccine:"Faith, by virtue, is a concept that goes unquestioned. Gura's book will assist you in making informed decisions about your beliefs." - JD Stockman, Apistevist-Antitheist-Humanist.
Because religion affects almost every aspect of our lives, our religious beliefs deserve careful consideration. Yet it is obvious that our beliefs are heavily influenced by our different cultures and environments, so much so that there is often little room left for unbiased reflection. Most people in the Middle East are Muslim; in India, Hindu, and in the Americas, Christian. If you had grown up in Pakistan, you would probably have become a Muslim, just as you would probably have become Christian had you been born in Alabama. If so, where is the free will in that? Does the happenstance of your birthplace so determine your outlook that you become like your neighbors?
Some of our beliefs were passed down from generation to generation without proper consideration of the available alternatives. Advances in communication technology are now giving us access to different cultural traditions, as well as to the latest scientific discoveries, and are challenging paradigms that were at one time exempt from scrutiny. At the same time, the amount and variety of new information that we are now receiving can be overwhelming. Paradoxically, this often seems to make traditional beliefs more appealing, since they offer shelter from the difficulties of deliberately choosing among less well known alternatives. The Blind Faith Virus Vaccine offers a solution to this paradox by classifying all religions and systems of thought into three simple possibilities, making it easier to choose a direction in life. It shows new connections between Secular Buddhism and Atheism, paganism, the Abrahamic religions and Hinduism, and it helps challenge, demystify and falsify faith-based ideas that are accepted mostly because of religious faith.
Read information about the authorI'm an author and keynote speaker. My books are about finding meaning in life, inner peace and mindfulness, but in a secular way. Free from faith in religion and supernatural beliefs.
I’ve studied the subject for the last twenty years. My personal search started in 1993. I set out on a three-year journey around the world to search for answers.On this trip, my aim was to study the mind from a scientific and experiential point of view. I also studied the world’s religions and secular philosophies, often in the very places where they originated.
I spent almost two years trying different meditation techniques—Christian, Buddhist and Hindu. I have maintained my practice of Vipassana meditation for about twenty years now. I have taken part in and helped facilitate nearly twenty 10-day meditation courses and one 20-day course with S.N. Goenka’s international Vipassana meditation organization. Vipassana is a secular, non-religious form of meditation.
Taking into account meditation, critical thinking, neuroscience, and the innate functions and abilities of the unconscious mind, I came to several conclusions that I share in my books. I sincerely hope that you’ll find this information useful.
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