Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author McAfee, David G., author.

Title No Sacred Cows [electronic resource] : Investigating Myths, Cults, and the Supernatural / David G. McAfee.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Pitchstone Publishing / Independent Publishers Group, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (448 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Access Access limited to subscribing institutions.
Summary While belief in religious supernatural claims is waning throughout the West, evidence suggests belief in nonreligious supernatural claims is on the rise. What explains this contradiction? How can a society with a falling belief in God have a rising belief in ghosts, psychic powers, ancient astronauts, and other supernatural or pseudo-scientific phenomena? Taking the same anthropological approach he employed in his notable studies of religion, atheist author and activist David G. McAfee turns his attention to nonreligious faith-based claims. Whether going undercover as a medium, getting tested at Scientology headquarters in Los Angeles, or interviewing celebrity paranormalists and famous skeptics, he leaves no stone unturned in his investigation. As in the case of religion, he finds an unwillingness among "believers" to critically examine their most closely held convictions. Only once individuals honestly assess their own sacred cows will they be able to ensure that their beliefs conform to the known facts -- and that our decisions as a society are based on the best available evidence.
Note Print version record.
Access Digital content provided by Freading Ebook Service.
Subject Occultism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author d'Entremont, Yvette.
Freading (Firm)
Other Form: Print version: McAfee, David G. No sacred cows. Durham, North Carolina : Pitchstone Publishing, [2017] 9781634311182 (pbk. : alk. paper) (DLC)2016052922
ISBN 9781634311199 (e-pub)
Standard No. 9781634311199

Available items only