Thread: book club Vote
06-20-2005, 04:09 PM #1
book club Vote
This kind of gotten a real slow start. Here is the suggestions I have gotten. Can the one that has done the suggestions(in this case ironfreakx and me) plz let us all know what the book is about and why you choose it. I will write for max2 since he might not have computer axess for a while.
The case for faith(max2)
This one deals with flaws in evolution and why its probably that a god created everything.
The world as i see it (ironfreakx)
mein kumpf (ironfreakx)
Critiques of God: Making the Case Against Belief in God
by Peter A. Angeles (my suggestions)
Peter Angeles sets out to assemble an anthology--"of value to undergraduate philosophy classes as well as to the general public" --that presents the case against God. For both audiences, the decision to concentrate on authors "of known stature" was a wise one, because of the ease with which less well known writers could be dismissed by popular audiences (including audiences of undergraduates). The list of authors is a veritable who's who of twentieth-century philosophy, and the selections (as Angeles promises in the preface) are not snippets. Readers who work their way through the 17 selections in the anthology will get a substantial sampling of both the style and the substance of philosophical argument as practiced by a range of thinkers. One quirk of the collection is its concentration on material from 1950 to 1970 (13 of the 17 selections). This does not lessen its value as an anthology, but it may spur some readers to look closely at the context those decades provided for philosophical reflection on God's existence. Steve Schroeder
The case for christ(My own suggestion)
Pretty fascinating book that deals with the authenticity of the new testament especialy the gospels and alot more. It makes jesus christ seem alot more belivable but I am not yet convinced.
Those in the book club can cast there vote here in this thread(anyone not in the club will not be included or counted).
Last edited by Kärnfysikern; 06-20-2005 at 04:12 PM.
06-20-2005, 04:17 PM #2
Also to make it fair no voting for your own book choise.
I cast my vote on "the case for faith"
06-20-2005, 04:41 PM #3
How does one get into this exclusive club, and do the books always have a "religious" tone to them?
06-20-2005, 04:43 PM #4
its not hard to get in lol just promise you will read and contribute otherwise your vote will be a waste. It will always be about religion/politics
06-20-2005, 05:10 PM #5
Mein Kampf is a terrible book. Horribly dry, even in nazi germany where it was required reading most generals and high party officials admitted after Hitler killed himself that they just couldn't finish it. I've read pieces of it and it's really really bad. So my vote is definately against that.
My vote goes for The world as I see it einstein
06-20-2005, 06:59 PM #6
Critiques of God: Making the Case Against Belief in God my vote!
06-21-2005, 12:00 AM #7Originally Posted by symatech
my vote goes for the world as i see it too
got the book on pdf if u cant get it....
06-21-2005, 12:39 AM #8Originally Posted by johan
06-21-2005, 05:12 AM #9
iron you cant vote on your own book. Also plz write something short about what your books is about(mein kampf doesnt need that).
06-21-2005, 06:28 AM #10
ok , but i have no idea , my friend read it and recommened it says its good.......
06-21-2005, 07:53 AM #11
ok l try to find a synopsis(is this the right word?) about it.
Wat other book do you vote for?
06-21-2005, 08:57 AM #12
YAYAYAYAYAY, i have INTERNET and VOIP on my first day!! Though this is just a 3 week temp place, i at least have internet here. though im 12 hours different from the states...
my quick synopsis.. Case for Faith deals not with christianity (maybe a few minor things are brought up, i dont remember) but it deals more with creator vs. no creator, like johan said. It is written by lee strobel who was an atheist. his wife was a christian. he realized he didnt have a reason to be atheist or religious or anything, its just how he was brought up. basically was just ignorant. he didnt know either side that well, just what he was told. so he set out and talked to "experts" in the field to give him answers to questions he had. he eventually turned non-atheist, and then he did the same thing about religions and became a christian. its not written with a "sermon" style. its all him asking questions, and then the answers given.
06-21-2005, 09:01 AM #13
my votes: case for christ by lee strobel (presented by johan)
and then critiques of god by peter angeles (presented by johan)
If someone knows a good place to get these books on PDF, please post it here. Unfortunately, at least for the present until i get everything worked out, because im in china, i dont have any opportunites to get these books. As soon as I get my mail worked out, ill be able to have friends/family send me the books...but till then...ill have to read it online/pdf.
06-21-2005, 09:44 AM #14
The World as I See It - Einstien
Click Here to read it (printable version)
This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of the herd nature, the military system, which I abhor. That a man can take pleasure in marching in formation to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him. He has only been given his big brain by mistake; a backbone was all he needed. This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism by order, senseless violence, and all the pestilent nonsense that does by the name of patriotism--how I hate them! War seems to me a mean, contemptible thing: I would rather be hacked in pieces than take part in such an abominable business. And yet so high, in spite of everything, is my opinion of the human race that I believe this bogey would have disappeared long ago, had the sound sense of the nations not been systematically corrupted by commercial and political interests acting through the schools and the Press.
06-21-2005, 09:52 AM #15
GQ do you want to be in the book club? In that case I will add you to my list.
06-21-2005, 01:32 PM #16Originally Posted by max2extreme
06-23-2005, 06:24 PM #17
Sorry that I have not been atendning this I have been busy with other forums.
votes so far
Johan - case for faith
Symatech - The world as I see it
Zoaib - Critiques of God: Making the Case Against Belief in God my vote!
Ironfreak - the world as I see it
Max2 - case for christ
GQ - The World as I See It
3 votes for the world as I see it
1 vote each for case for faith, critiques of god, case for christ
Seems like no one else is voting so should we go with The world as I se it by einstein? Since its aviable online to.
Let me know what you guys think
06-23-2005, 06:34 PM #18
well I am into political books so I vote for : The commanders (Bob Woodward, 1991)
06-23-2005, 10:27 PM #19
ok, first month, world as i see it?? its a short read. should be a good start. sounds good to me.
06-23-2005, 10:38 PM #20Originally Posted by max2extreme
06-23-2005, 11:20 PM #21Writer
- Join Date
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I read that book by Einstein already, so that would be good to talk about, IMO...I'll re-read it, of course.
One of the longer papers I did at University was on the theory of relativity and how it disproved some of Descartes philosophical tenets. I got a B on it, with the teacher remarking "An interesting attempt at proving a very complex point"....
06-24-2005, 04:19 AM #22
einstein it is then hes one of the people I look up to the most so its gonna be fun.
How long should we give everyone to read before we start discussing? 3weeks? 4 weeks?
06-24-2005, 05:08 AM #23
nah, thats too long i think. unless im not seein the whole book on that page...wouldnt even take more than like an hour or so. right?? or am i not seeing the whole book on that page? if so, i say a week is long enough. But i could be a lot less busy than most right now. id say 2 weeks would allow for those who are busy. With the weekend here. most should be able to find an hour or 2 in the next week...but ill go with 3 weeks or whatever...
06-24-2005, 05:13 AM #24
yeah I was thinking about those that are busy, on vaccation and similar things. The book is very short.
I am also very unbusy lol I could read it right now.
06-24-2005, 06:07 AM #25
so is it 2weeks? i have the book if ne wants it.....
06-24-2005, 10:23 AM #26
yeah we'll have to bump it to at least 2 weeks. Everyday I gotta read chemistry, and calculus, then spend about 5-6 hours doing reactions and problems. When I'm done with that I don't even wanna see another book. So give it a little time. 1.5 weeks-2weeks. no more than 2 though.
06-24-2005, 10:42 AM #27
okay 2 weeks seems a good amount of time.
06-29-2005, 04:24 PM #28
How much time do we have left.
06-29-2005, 04:31 PM #29
to like 7th next month or so
07-15-2005, 11:55 AM #30
opps I forgot the date. Have everyone read the book yet??
07-15-2005, 10:56 PM #31
ok, lets give it till tuesday...? since we didnt have a final date, now its bee 2+ weeks. and final day is tuesday. on wed, there will be a thread started about it...whoever wants to start it on wed, go ahead, just title it something we all know like "B.C. 1: thoughts" for book club edition 1, or the likes. shouldnt say one person start it because we are all in different time zones. so just wait till wed in your time zone and if one isnt started, go ahead and start it and your thoughts.
07-16-2005, 04:25 AM #32
Sounds good we will do it like that
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