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By Paul Kurtz

during this landmark paintings, Paul Kurtz examines the explanations why humans settle for supernatural and paranormal trust structures inspite of great facts on the contrary. in accordance with Kurtz, this is because there's in the human species a deeply rooted tendency towards magical thinking—the “transcendental temptation”—which undermines severe judgment and paves the best way for willful ideals.

Kurtz explores intimately the 3 significant monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—finding outstanding mental and sociological parallels among those religions, the spiritualism of the 19th century, and the mystical trust platforms of this day. This acclaimed and arguable booklet contains sections on mysticism, trust within the afterlife, the lifestyles of God, reincarnation, astrology, and ufology. Kurtz concludes via explaining and advocating rational skepticism as an antidote to trust within the transcendental.

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