The Bible and Christianity seem doomed - recent research insights bring into more serious questioning the validity of Christian doctrines. So begins Dr. Rakib Buckridan's compelling and controversial book, The Bible and Christianity: Their Impending Demise and a Forward Looking Plea. Dr. Buckridan suggests a less creedal outlook may allow for an inroad of scientific methodology which can lead to man's self-responsibility as his own saving grace in the future. Dr. Buckridan reflects serious issues about Biblical inerrancy, authorship and different versions of the Bible. He cites the most up-to-date discoveries and interpretations concerning the pagan-embellished kerygmatic Christ; miracles touted as actual occurrences; and the likely non-existence of certain important figures in the scriptures. Discover why more wars have been fought over religion than for any other cause in the history of mankind. So often church hierarchical authorities have suppressed beneficial information and more bright people are abandoning Christianity. Many pastors with extravagant life-styles seem to be conning gullible congregations with the gimmick of "Plant a seed" (money contribution). Truly understanding religious formulations, instead of following them blindly, can lead us toward self-generating quests of development, peace, and goodwill with our fellow human beings. Dr. Buckridan, Ph.D. (Psychology), Ph.D. (Religious Studies against a background of Comparative Religion), established the Psychology Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital in Toronto. He was a Senior Administrator at Douglas Hospital (a large teaching psychiatric hospital affiliated with Mc Gill University in Montreal); a lecturer at the University of Ottawa and certain other universities; a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps; until June, 2008, he served six years as an elected member of the Senate of the University of Saskatchewan and was a Member of Parliament in Trinidad and Tobago; for about 18 years was the Honorary Consul-General for Pakistan in Trinidad and Tobago; and in recent time, was the Consultant-Coordinator for the Graduate Programs in Clinical Psychology at the Psychiatric Unit of the Medical School of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad. Retired, he still serves there occasionally. He was President of the local Parapsychology Association, and is a skilled hypnotist. Dr. Buckridan has written numerous articles for the media on various topics and hosted radio programs, as well as being a frequent guest on TV presentations. He is a Justice of the Peace, and lives in Canada and Trinidad. And his biography is indicated in the WHO's WHO of Trinidad and Tobago. He enjoys life tremendously.
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