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The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins

Language

English

Pages

465

Publication Date

January 16, 2008

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A preeminent scientist鈥攁nd the world's most prominent atheist鈥攁sserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11.<br /><br /> With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. The God Delusion makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just wrong but potentially deadly. It also offers exhilarating insight into the advantages of atheism to the individual and society, not the least of which is a clearer, truer appreciation of the universe's wonders than any faith could ever muster.
Outgrowing God: A Beginner's Guide
by Richard Dawkins

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>Should we believe in God? In this brisk introduction to modern atheism, one of the world鈥檚 greatest science writers tells us why we shouldn鈥檛.</b><br /><i><br />Richard Dawkins was fifteen when he stopped believing in God.聽<br /></i><br /> Deeply impressed by the beauty and complexity of living things, he鈥檇 felt certain they must have had a designer. Learning about evolution changed his mind. Now one of the world鈥檚 best and bestselling science communicators, Dawkins has given readers, young and old, the same opportunity to rethink the big questions.<br /><br /> In twelve fiercely funny, mind-expanding chapters, Dawkins explains how the natural world arose without a designer鈥攖he improbability and beauty of the 鈥渂ottom-up programming鈥?that engineers an embryo or a flock of starlings鈥攁nd challenges head-on some of the most basic assumptions made by the world鈥檚 religions:聽Do you believe in God? Which one? Is the Bible a 鈥淕ood Book鈥? Is adhering to a religion necessary, or even likely, to make people good to one another? Dissecting everything from Abraham鈥檚 abuse of Isaac to the construction of a snowflake, <i>Outgrowing God</i> is a concise, provocative guide to thinking for yourself.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Outgrowing God</i></b><br /><br />鈥淢y son came home from his first day in the sixth grade with arms outstretched plaintively demanding to know: 鈥楬ave you ever heard of Jesus?鈥?聽We burst out laughing. Maybe not our finest parenting moment, given that he was genuinely distraught. He felt that he had woken up one day to a world in which his peers were expressing beliefs he found frighteningly unreasonable. He began devouring books like聽<i>The God Delusion</i>, books that helped him formulate his own arguments and helped him stand his ground<i>.聽</i>Dawkins鈥檚 new book is special in the terrain of atheists鈥?pleas for humanism and rationalism precisely since it speaks to those most vulnerable to the coercive tactics of religion.聽As Dawkins himself says in the dedication, this book is for 鈥榓ll young people when they鈥檙e old enough to decide for themselves.鈥?It is also, I must add, for their parents.鈥濃€?lt;b>Janna Levin,聽author of</b>聽<b><i>Black Hole Blues</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淲hen someone is considering atheism I tell them to read the Bible first and then Dawkins. <i>Outgrowing God</i>鈥攕econd only to the Bible!鈥濃€?lt;b>Penn Jillette,聽author of</b>聽<b><i>God, No!</i></b>
Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam
by Yasmine Mohammed

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<h1>Ayaan Hirsi Ali's <em>Infidel</em> meets <em>The Handmaid's Tale</em></h1><p>Since September 11th, 2001, the Western world has been preoccupied with Islam and its role in terrorism. Yet public debate about the faith is polarized鈥攐ne camp praises "the religion of peace" while the other claims all Muslims are terrorists. Canadian human rights activist Yasmine Mohammed believes both sides are dangerously wrong.</p><p>In <em>Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam</em>, Yasmine speaks her truth as a woman born in the Western world yet raised in a fundamentalist Islamic home. Despite being a first-generation Canadian, she never felt at home in the West. And even though she attended Islamic schools and wore the hijab since age nine, Yasmine never fit in with her Muslim family either. With one foot in each world, Yasmine is far enough removed from both to see them objectively, yet close enough to see them honestly.</p><p>Part Ayaan Hirsi Ali's <em>Infidel</em>, part <em>The Handmaid's Tale</em>, Yasmine's memoir takes readers into a world few Westerners are privy to. As a college educator for over fifteen years, Yasmine's goal is to unveil the truth. Is FGM Islamic or cultural? Is the hijab forced or a choice? Is ISIS a representation of "true" Islam or a radical corruption? And why is there so much conflicting information? Like most insular communities, the Islamic world has both an "outside voice" and an "inside voice." It's all but impossible for bystanders to get a straight answer.</p><p>Without telling anyone what to believe, <em>Unveiled </em>navigates the rhetoric and guides truth-seekers through media narratives, political correctness, and outright lies while encouraging readers to come to their own conclusions.</p>
The Case Against Miracles
by , Valerie Tarico

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English

Pages

1151

Publication Date

November 22, 2019

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For as long as the idea of 鈥渕iracles鈥?has been in the public sphere, the conversation about them has been shaped exclusively by religious apologists and Christian leaders. The definitions for what a miracles are have been forged by the same men who fought hard to promote their own beliefs as fitting under that umbrella. It鈥檚 time for a change.<br /><br />Enter John W. Loftus, an atheist author who has earned three master鈥檚 degrees from Lincoln Christian Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Loftus, a former student of noted Christian apologist William Lane Craig, got some of the biggest names in the field to contribute to this book, which represents a critical analysis of the very idea of miracles.<br /><br />Incorporating his own thoughts along with those of noted academics, philosophers, and theologians, Loftus is able to properly define 鈥渕iracle鈥?and then show why there鈥檚 no reason to believe such a thing even exists.<br /><br />Addressing every single issue that touches on miracles in a thorough and academic manner, this compilation represents the most extensive look at the phenomenon ever displayed through the lens of an ardent non-believer.<br /><br />If you鈥檝e ever wondered exactly what a miracle is, or doubted whether they exist, then this book is for you.
The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American
by Andrew L Seidel

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English

Pages

354

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<b>Do 鈥淚n God We Trust,鈥?the Declaration of Independence, and other historical 鈥渆vidence鈥?prove that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles? Are the Ten Commandments the basis for American law? A constitutional attorney dives into the debate about religion鈥檚 role in America鈥檚 founding.</b><br /> 聽<br /> In today鈥檚 contentious political climate, understanding religion鈥檚 role in American government is more important than ever. Christian nationalists assert that our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and advocate an agenda based on this popular historical claim. But is this belief true? <i>The Founding Myth</i> answers the question once and for all. Andrew L. Seidel, a constitutional attorney at the Freedom from Religion Foundation, builds his case point by point, comparing the Ten Commandments to the Constitution and contrasting biblical doctrine with America鈥檚 founding philosophy, showing that the Bible contradicts the Declaration of Independence鈥檚 central tenets. Thoroughly researched, this persuasively argued and fascinating book proves that America was <i>not</i> built on the Bible and that Christian nationalism is, in fact, un-American.
For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Ou...
by Sasha Sagan

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English

Pages

285

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b>"A charming book, ringing with the joy of existence." -- Richard Dawkins<br /><br />"This lyrical exploration of how we can find beauty in the natural world comes from the daughter of Carl Sagan . . . A wonderful gift for your favorite reader." --<i>Good Housekeeping</i><br /><br />The perfect gift for a loved one or for yourself, <i>For Small Creatures Such as We</i> is part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, a luminous celebration of Earth's marvels that require no faith in order to be believed.</b><br /><br />Sasha Sagan was raised by secular parents, the astronomer Carl Sagan and the writer and producer Ann Druyan. They taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable. <br /><br />When Sagan herself became a mother, she began her own hunt for the natural phenomena behind our most treasured occasions--from births to deaths, holidays to weddings, anniversaries, and more--growing these roots into a new set of rituals for her young daughter that honor the joy and significance of each experience without relying on religious framework.<br /><br />As Sagan shares these rituals, <i>For Small Creatures Such as We</i> becomes a moving tribute to a father, a newborn daughter, a marriage, and the natural world--a celebration of life itself, and the power of our families and beliefs to bring us together.
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
by Christopher Hitchens

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English

Pages

548

Publication Date

May 01, 2007

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<b>Whether you're a lifelong believer, a devout atheist, or someone who remains uncertain about the role of religion in our lives, this insightful manifesto will engage you with its provocative ideas.</b><br /><br />With a close and studied reading of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope's awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.<br /><br />In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's <i>Why I Am Not a Christian</i> and Sam Harris's <i>The End of Faith</i>, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion.<br /><br />
The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions
by David Berlinski

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

August 26, 2009

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<br /><b>Bestselling author David Berlinski's wise and witty assault on the pretensions of the scientific atheists</b><br />Militant atheism is on the rise. In recent years Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief. These authors are merely the leading edge of a larger movement that includes much of the scientific community.In response, mathematician David Berlinski, himself a secular Jew, delivers a biting defense of religious thought. <i>The Devil's Delusion</i> is a brilliant, incisive, and funny book that explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it is the ultimate touchstone for understanding our world.<br /><br />
Without God: Science, Belief, Morality, and the Meaning of Life
by Zachary Broom

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English

Pages

348

Publication Date

August 22, 2019

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<p><strong>Without God, how can we have hope or make sense of such a broken world?</strong></p><p>Skeptics believe we don鈥檛 need God to understand reality, and that science and reason hold the keys to building a better world. Faith is blind, and there is no credible evidence for God鈥檚 existence鈥攅specially the God of the Bible. Therefore, science and religious belief are deeply incompatible, and God is no longer relevant to our modern world.</p><p>But if there is no God, how can our lives have any meaning? How can we make sense of good and evil, truth, justice, beauty, rationality, or even science itself? By engaging with popular atheists and skeptics, both new and old, as well as many of Christianity鈥檚 most brilliant writers, pastor and author Zachary Broom demonstrates how not only is there powerful evidence for God鈥檚 existence, but without Him, everything begins to unravel.</p><p>Instead of setting out to 鈥減rove鈥?God鈥檚 existence, Without God carefully and seriously engages skeptic鈥檚 doubts and common arguments against God, making use of philosophy, science, literature, and real-life conversations, as well as the author's own struggles and doubts.</p><p>Whether you believe in God or not, you will be challenged to wrestle carefully with life鈥檚 most important questions in a way that will lead you to a greater respect for the beliefs of others.聽</p>
Five Proofs of the Existence of God
by Edward Feser

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

August 25, 2017

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<p>This book provides a detailed, updated exposition and defense of five of the historically most important (but in recent years largely neglected) philosophical proofs of God鈥檚 existence: the Aristotelian, the Neo-Platonic, the Augustinian, the Thomistic, and the Rationalist.</p><p>It also offers a thorough treatment of each of the key divine attributes鈥攗nity, simplicity, 聽eternity, omnipotence, omniscience, perfect goodness, and so forth鈥攕howing that they 聽must be possessed by the God whose existence is demonstrated by the proofs.聽 Finally, it answers at length all of the objections that have been leveled against these proofs.聽</p><p>This work provides as ambitious and complete a defense of traditional natural theology as is currently in print.聽 Its aim is to vindicate the view of the greatest philosophers of the past鈥?thinkers like Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, Leibniz, and many others鈥?that the existence of God can be established with certainty by way of purely rational arguments.聽 It thereby serves as a refutation both of atheism and of the fideism that gives aid and comfort to atheism.</p>

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