I just got a copy of this previously cited book which I can recommend as entirely germane to our socio-religious context, subject only to the reality that secular humanist tracts can have their own problems: their claims are not new religious/secular dogmas. The book (as usual is too expensive) and needs a cheap Kindle version. (There is an online PDF on google but it is somehow flawed and hard to read). The issue of Christianity and Judaism deserve the challenge of secular humanists but the latter can themselves be challenged. The hard reality is that religious claims can prove illusory without making some kind of ‘spiritual’ realm impossible, however metaphysical. The point is clearer in Buddhism which did not project claims onto the metaphysical unknown.
That said, this book and its already considerable, parallel legacy literature is proving fatal to the reign of Judaeo-Christian social domination. And that includes modern Israel, the final botch of the whole tradition and an abortion of state formation that gives a vehicle to a dangerous mafia of geopolitical Zionist gangsters. The latter along with the US CIA have perpetrated a genocidal horror on the Middle East that rivals the Holocaust in its vicious horror. Yet in the end the status of Israel in terms of Biblical history is almost complete rubbish. God did not grant jews special status nor to ‘Israel’,and the whole Christian New Testament is a farce of falsities worthy of the bunko squd. The claim of ‘Jews’ (we don’t even understand their genetic status; the origin of current Judaic populations to Kazahian Caucasians has been clearly tabled) to Israel was always a pack of lies, and the result in the last three generations has proven a calamity to the world and a double calamity to Jews who have lost forever the integrity of a once honorable religious tradition. Evangelicals and Israelis are at the last fag end of the whole muddle, hopeless from the start, of Judeo-Christian social domination and religious propaganda. That said, the exposure of Jews to a hard truth exposes them in turn to violent reactions and here in apparent contradiction to what we have said, protection of Jews in the US is needed in the context of history’s clear spawn of movements to liquidate them. NOT! And yet at the same time the secular tide is inexorable and the passing away of Christianity and Judaism is inevitable and the attempt to forestall that in the state of Israel has backfired with lurid precision. The American Republic in its great tolerance has ended up at risk from Christian fanatics and that sordid horror, no fan of democracy, Mossad and its doppelganger, the Jewish lobby.