Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism

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Spence Publishing Company, Dec 23, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 194 pages
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Modern atheism originated in the irrational, psychological needs of a few prominent thinkers. Subjecting the apostles of atheism to the same psychological analysis with which they attempted to debunk religious belief, Vitz reveals the source of a psychological predisposition to atheism -- the absence of a good father. While psychology is not destiny, disappointment in one's earthly father frequently leads to a rejection of God.-- Is atheism a mental disorder?-- Is faith a crutch?-- Who's dead -- God or Dad?

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Review: Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism

User Review  - Nikola Tasev - Goodreads

The author tries to imitate the scientific method - forming a hypothesis (bad relationship with the father increases the chance for atheism), looking at evidence (various examples throughout history ... Read full review

Review: Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism

User Review  - Robert Emanuel - Goodreads

Great book on the understanding of how people who have no relationship with their father have a hard time recognizing God as a loving father much less if he exist. Read full review


Intense Atheism
Freuds Unacknowledged
Abusive and Weak Fathers

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Vitz is professor of psychology at New York University. He was an atheist until his late 30s. He has a bachelor degree and a PhD. He is a professor at NYU.

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