Recovering From Religion Presents: Darrel Ray, Author of "The God Virus"
AUTHOR OF PROVOCATIVE NEW BOOK ON RELIGION TO ADDRESS
The Pikes Peak Skeptics and Recovering from Religion of Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs --- Dr. Darrel Ray who has written an exciting and provocative new book entitled, The God Virus, has been invited to address the Pikes Peak Skeptics and Recovering from Religion of Colorado Springs. Dr. Ray is a highly regarded psychologist and student of religion and a popular speaker about the psychology and culture of religion. He is the founder of Recovering Religionists (www.recoveringreligionists.com) a nation-wide self-help group for those who have left the confines of religion. Dr. Ray's lectures are regularly attended by believers and non-believers alike. Dr. Ray will deliver his lecture at 6:30 PM on Sunday June 13, 6:30 at the Gay and Lesbian Fund of Colorado, 315 E. Costilla, Colorado Springs.
Dr. Ray's presentations normally attract overflow crowds to his nation-wide lectures. Those interested in attending should contact or visit Recovering From Religion Pikes Peak Region or Pikes Peak Skeptics Society. The event is being sponsored by the Pikes Peak Skeptics, and Recovering from Religion of Colorado Springs and the Richard Dawkins Foundation. It is free and open to the public.
In his presentation, Dr. Ray explains that Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris and Dennett opened the door to a hard nosed look at religion in our society but no one seemed to be using their concepts to explain the psychology of religion and its practical effects on people. Dr. Darrel Ray stepped into this gap to discuss religious infection from the inside out. How does guilt play into religious infection? Why is sexual control so important to so many religions? What causes the anxiety and neuroticism around death and dying? How does religion inject itself into so many areas of life, culture and politics? Dr. Ray explores this and much more in his book, The God Virus: How religion infects our lives and culture. This second generation book takes the reader several steps beyond Dawkins, et al. into the realm of the personal and emotional mechanisms that affect anyone who lives in a culture steeped in religion. His presentation style is fast paced and interactive. He uses examples that anyone can relate to and gives real world guidance in how to deal with and respond to people we who are religious among our families, friends and coworkers. For further information and to order The God Virus, please visit: www.thegodvirus.net or one can order the book from Amazon.com. For information about Dr. Ray's lecture series, please e-mail email@example.com