This week’s book is God is Not One by Stephen Prothero, professor of religion at Boston University. Prothero is not an evangelical. His book is not a Christian world religions book. I think it is always wise to read people who think differently than you to see if your faith really has substance.
I read this book, because his introduction blew me away. Here was a very well-respected non-evangelical speaking of world religions with some actual solid reasoning abilities. In a post-modern world where everyone wants to claim that all religions are the same and maintain religious tolerance, Prothero thinks that type of thinking is ignorant and dangerous. A simple look at these religions show that there are remarkable differences in what they believe and how they practice. I literally was jumping out of my chair reading the introduction because someone in a different thinking community spoke solid wisdom concerning this religious dilemma.
Below, you can hear Colbert interview him concerning the book. Very intriguing: