This work reviews how faiths emerge, based upon evidence that would not be taken seriously elsewhere.
Those religious extremists who are most faithful to their texts are dismissed as radicals and crazy. However, the etymology of radical is the same as radish, from radicalis (having roots), meaning they are most faithful [dogmatic] to the base of a faith. It is in this most faithful following of a religious system that problems and conflicts come, for where these beliefs are held, the violent actions that follow are rational consequences.
This is another work that reviews the impossibility of proving God using science, and that ultimately, an omnipotent God would not be limited by Nature, though any attempt to prove God’s existence falls within Nature’s limits.
Epistemology is the focus of this work, and how we should be skeptical about the claims of faith, and how those claims originated.
Defenders of faith and religion defend their Holy books with references to passages/verses that speak of compassion, love, and beauty contained within their pages. The Holy books do contain such passages; however, that is not the extent of what they say as the Holy books also have violence, intolerance, and justification for various acts of cruelty. Which gets stated reflects the person talking, not the books for they say both.