I feel that my new book is an important work for philosophy for a number of reasons. Firstly, I explain why I am no longer a Christian. I highlight the areas of Christian theology that don’t make sense, and I present instead a view of the God/world relationship that really does make sense.
It is not just a Christian worldview that I criticise in the book. I highlight problems with Eastern philosophy as well, in particular the ideas of karma and enlightenment, both of which I feel are illogical and misguided.
But this book isn’t just about criticism. I offer a positive/rational view of the God that I believe in; a God who is omnipresent and therefore responsible for everything that happens in the cosmos. This God is living, real, and essential to a correct understanding of reality.
The book unveils our omnipresent God with reference to a handful of key philosophical subjects. These include: What is causing our thoughts? Why do we suffer? How should we understand good and evil? And is there such a thing as enlightenment?
The view of God that I present in the book is different to any that I have encountered in philosophy elsewhere and I believe it is the truth. My final chapter asks: How should we relate to this kind of God? I propose the establishing of a new church that is based on my philosophy.
I believe that this book is essential reading, not just for philosophers and theologians, but for anyone who has wrestled with life’s big questions. The book draws from and expands upon the philosophy presented in The Philosophy of a Mad Man (and on this blog) and develops that philosophy into a set of arguments that I believe are compelling and profound.
Thanks for reading!