Thursday, February 4, 2016

Arguing about Gods - Graham Oppy

"The strongest atheist book written since Mackie's The Miracle of Theism"
An Amazon reviewer

Examines arguments for and against the existence of God with conclusions supported by detailed analyses of arguments, as well as by the development of a theory about the purpose of arguments, and the criteria that should be used in judging whether or not an argument is successful.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why - Greta Christina

"Witty, wise, helpful, and humane, this clear and engaging book is most timely. Coming Out Atheist is a great resource for the many Americans out there who have rejected religious faith and are moving towards embracing, acknowledging, and proclaiming their atheism."
—Phil Zuckerman, author of Faith No More

"[It] is chock-full of useful ideas; but above all it is wise and compassionate."
—Alan Sokal, author of Fashionable Nonsense

Coming out as an atheist is a powerful, liberating act. It makes life better for you, for other atheists, and for the world. But telling people you're an atheist can be risky. What are the best ways to do it? And how can we help each other take this step?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Regression (2015)

Regression takes place in a time Satanic Cult paranoia burst out in the US. A young girl who was sexually abused by her father takes a shelter in a church. As the investigation begins, more hideous truth about a secret cult reveals. But after that point the line between the reality and fantasy becomes more blur. Director Amenabar (Agora) masterfully portrays how media and beliefs can be deceptive and mass hysteria easily will warp the truth.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind - Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola

"A ‘must read.’"
—Bart D. Ehrman, author of Misquoting Jesus

"This is an important book, because it reveals an important truth."
—A.C. Grayling, author of The Good Book: A Humanist Bible

What is it like to be a preacher or rabbi who no longer believes in God? In this expanded and updated edition of their groundbreaking study, Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola comprehensively and sensitively expose an inconvenient truth that religious institutions face in the new transparency of the information age—the phenomenon of clergy who no longer believe what they publicly preach.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa - Christopher Hitchens [Audiobook]

Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than THE MISSIONARY POSITION, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Oxford Handbook of Atheism - Stephen Bullivant, Michael Ruse

The Oxford Handbook of Atheism is a pioneering edited volume, exploring atheism - understood in the broad sense of "an absence of belief in the existence of a God or gods" - in all the richness and diversity of its historical and contemporary expressions.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue - Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz [Audiobook]

In Islam and the Future of Tolerance, Harris and Nawaz demonstrate how two people with very different views can find common ground in a world riven by misunderstanding and violence.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt - Richard Carrier

The assumption that Jesus existed as a historical person has occasionally been questioned in the course of the last hundred years or so, but any doubts that have been raised have usually been put to rest in favor of imagining a blend of the historical, the mythical and the theological in the surviving records of Jesus.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

How to Defend the Christian Faith: Advice from an Atheist - John W. Loftus

Unlike every work on Christian apologetics that has come before, How to Defend the Christian Faith is the first one written by an atheist for Christians. As a former Christian defender who is now a leading atheist thinker, John Loftus shows readers why Christian apologists have failed to reach the intelligent nonbeliever and offers practical advice for Christians, whether they want to better defend their faith against atheist arguments, or actively convert more individuals to Christianity.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

An Atheist's History of Belief: Understanding Our Most Extraordinary Invention - Matthew Kneale

"It aims to tell you everything you've ever wondered about religion but never dared to ask."
―The Guardian

What first prompted prehistoric man, sheltering in the shadows of deep caves, to call upon the realm of the spirits? And why has belief thrived since, shaping thousands of generations of shamans, pharaohs, Aztec priests and Mayan rulers, Jews, Buddhists, Christians, Nazis, and Scientologists?

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