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The Secret Teachings of All Ages
by , Black Dragon Publishing

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English

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March 29, 2017

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An encyclopedic outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian symbolical philosophy being an interpretation of the secret teachings concealed within the rituals, allegories, and mysteries of all ages.<br /><br />Chapters include:<br /><br />* THE ANCIENT MYSTERIES AND SECRET SOCIETIES WHICH HAVE INFLUENCED MODERN MASONIC SYMBOLISM<br />* THE ANCIENT MYSTERIES AND SECRET SOCIETIES, PART II<br />* THE ANCIENT MYSTERIES AND SECRET SOCIETIES, PART III<br />* ATLANTIS AND THE GODS OF ANTIQUITY<br />* THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF THOTH HERMES TRISMEGISTUS<br />* THE INITIATION OF THE PYRAMID<br />* ISIS, THE VIRGIN OF THE WORLD<br />* THE SUN, A UNIVERSAL DEITY<br />* THE ZODIAC AND ITS SIGNS<br />* THE BEMBINE TABLE OF ISIS<br />* WONDERS OF ANTIQUITY<br />* THE LIFE AND PHILOSOPHY OF PYTHAGORAS<br />* PYTHAGOREAN MATHEMATICS<br />* THE HUMAN BODY IN SYMBOLISM<br />* THE HIRAMIC LEGEND<br />* THE PYTHAGOREAN THEORY OF MUSIC AND COLOR<br />* FISHES, INSECTS, ANIMALS, REPTILES, AND BIRDS PART I<br />* FISHES, INSECTS, ANIMALS, REPTILES, AND BIRDS, PART II<br />* FLOWERS, PLANTS, FRUITS, AND TREES<br />* STONES, METALS, AND GEMS<br />* CEREMONIAL MAGIC AND SORCERY<br />* THE ELEMENTS AND THEIR INHABITANTS<br />* HERMETIC PHARMACOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, AND THERAPEUTICS<br />* THE QABBALAH, THE SECRET DOCTRINE OF ISRAEL<br />* FUNDAMENTALS OF QABBALISTIC COSMOGONY AIN SOPH<br />* THE TREE OF THE SEPHIROTH<br />* QABBALISTIC KEYS TO THE CREATION OF MAN<br />* AN ANALYSIS OF THE TAROT CARDS<br />* THE TABERNACLE IN THE WILDERNESS<br />* THE FRATERNITY OF THE ROSE CROSS<br />* ROSICRUCIAN DOCTRINES AND TENETS<br />* FIFTEEN ROSICRUCIAN AND QABBALISTIC DIAGRAMS<br />* ALCHEMY AND ITS EXPONENTS<br />* THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ALCHEMY<br />* THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ALCHEMY, PART II<br />* THE CHEMICAL MARRIAGE<br />* BACON, SHAKSPEARE, AND THE ROSICRUCIANS<br />* THE CRYPTOGRAM AS A FACTOR IN SYMBOLIC PHILOSOPHY<br />* FREEMASONIC SYMBOLISM<br />* MYSTIC CHRISTIANITY<br />* THE CROSS AND THE CRUCIFIXION<br />* THE MYSTERY OF THE APOCALYPSE<br />* THE FAITH OF ISLAM<br />* AMERICAN INDIAN SYMBOLISM<br />* THE MYSTERIES AND THEIR EMISSARIES
AN ATHEIST STRANGER IN A STRANGE RELIGIOUS LAND: Selected Writing...
by Herb Silverman

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English

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March 28, 2017

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From Orthodox Jewish child in postwar America to mild-mannered mathematician in academia to legendary atheist activist in the heart of today’s Republican South, Herb Silverman has always been outside the mainstream of American culture, politics, and religion. From this unique vantage point, he writes about the most pressing issues of our day, including those related to war, peace, patriotism, race, gender, and church-state separation. In this entertaining and thought-provoking volume, he curates some of his best written work. Silverman may see himself as an atheist stranger in a strange religious land, but thanks in part to his work as activist and author, atheists as a whole are no longer strangers in this increasingly irreligious land.
Diatribes, Volume 2: 50 More Essays from a Scathing Atheist (The ...
by Noah Lugeons

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English

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March 18, 2017

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This book contains detailed accounts of every major theological discovery made by the human race in the last four thousand years, and manages to do all of that before the first word. Because there are no ‘theological discoveries’. Theology, unique among academic disciplines, has failed to make the faintest trace of progress in the entirety of its existence. And if you doubt that, go ask a theologist what god is.<br /><br />The entire discipline is somehow devoted to studying a concept that remains undefined and unevidenced. And despite its perfect rate of failure, for many people the proclamations of religion outweigh the proclamations of science. This cultural preference for wishful thinking over sound methodology has consequences ranging from amusing to dire, and as our world grows ever more dependant on technology, the consequences of scientific ignorance (willful or otherwise) grow ever more dangerous.<br /><br />As the host of The Scathing Atheist, one of the world’s most popular atheist podcasts, Noah Lugeons channels the frustration of atheists through a combination of wit, rage, and vulgarity in his weekly diatribes. From the trivial frustration to the critical threats, Noah tackles every aspect of religion with the same acerbic humor; because atheists need catharsis, and the future needs atheists.
Fear and Trembling
by , John of the Silence

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English

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96

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November 05, 2014

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FEAR AND TREMBLING stands as one of Soren Kierkegaard's most widely read works. It's brevity is appealing to those with only a marginal interest in philosophy and theology. It's subject matter is what attracts those persons who want to find a nexus between ethics and theology.<br />In the work, Kierkegaard engages the famous passage in the Old Testament of the bible where Abraham is ordered by God (Yahweh) to sacrifice his son, Isaac. It stands today as the most salient episode in the bible where Plato's EUTHYPHRO dilemma is confronted.<br />Now, what is the EUTHYPHRO dilemma, you may ask? The dilemma is set out by Socrates in Plato's dialogue of the same name. Basically, it comes down to this: are good and evil intrinsic to the universe itself? Or are the qualities of good and evil decided upon by God (or gods)? If the former is true, then God (or the head of a pantheon of gods) cannot be truly omnipotent, for there is at least one power that even he / she / it must follow. If, on the other hand, good and evil are decided by God(s), then might makes right.<br />Enter Kierkegaard, who spends the pages of this work acting more-or-less as a defense attorney for Abraham for his even contemplating the murder of his son. For Kierkegaard, the divine-command-theorist, the latter horn of the conundrum (i.e.: might makes right) is the only plausible alternative open for the religious believer. The first horn denies God's sovereign omnipotence over the universe and all of its affairs, which is utterly unacceptable.<br />So, the Dane offers to us the defense of what he calls the "teleological suspension of ethics." That is to say, while Abraham was acting out of direction from God, he was not subject to the ethical laws of the "everyday" universe that the rest of us live in every day.
Atheism For Muslims: A Guide To Questioning Islam, Religion And G...
by Adam Wadi

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English

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379

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March 06, 2017

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<strong><em>“WARNING - Only read this book if you’re ready. If you’re Muslim, I’m going to question everything you and your family believe about Islam”</em></strong><br /><br />In a book, the first of its kind, researcher, and ex-Muslim Adam Wadi writes with compassion and brutal honesty explaining to his mother and father why he left Islam in this ‘<em>atheist confessional</em>’.<br /><br />Providing direct and piercing arguments, Wadi uncovers why we think we need religion, Islam’s flaws as a religion, and why God likely does not exist.<br /><br />Join Wadi on a journey of discovery, challenging commonly held beliefs such as:<br /><ul><br /> <li><strong>Why religions are so popular</strong></li><br /> <li><strong>The Quran's credibility</strong></li><br /> <li><strong>Prophet Muhammad as a role model</strong></li><br /> <li><strong>The Prophets' stories: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses & Jesus</strong></li><br /> <li><strong>Religion's battle with science</strong></li><br /> <li><strong>Women’s rights</strong></li><br /> <li><strong>The fear of Sharia law</strong></li><br /> <li><strong>Gay Muslims</strong></li><br /> <li><strong>Alcohol, cigarettes and sex in Islam</strong></li><br /> <li><strong>Islamic Terrorism</strong></li><br /> <li><strong>Censorship in Islam</strong></li><br /> <li><strong>Islamization of the world</strong></li><br /> <li><strong>Morality, spirituality and the meaning of life without religion</strong></li><br /></ul><br />and many more topics to provide you with the comprehensive collection of arguments against following ancient laws in a modern world.<br /><br />Citing historians, scientists and the Quran throughout, <strong>Atheism for Muslims</strong> is a compelling compilation of talking points about Islam, the existence of God, and our desire for a better future.<br /><br /><em><strong>Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy button to learn more</strong></em>
Holy Bible - Best God Damned Version - Genesis: For atheists, agn...
by Steve Ebling

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English

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170

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October 19, 2013

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Genesis. Every goddamned chapter. Because you know it's nonsense but were never sure why.
Letter to a Christian Nation
by Sam Harris

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English

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96

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September 19, 2006

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<p>From the new afterword by the author:<br /><br />Humanity has had a long fascination with blood sacrifice. In fact, it has been by no means uncommon for a child to be born into this world only to be patiently and lovingly reared by religious maniacs, who believe that the best way to keep the sun on its course or to ensure a rich harvest is to lead him by tender hand into a field or to a mountaintop and bury, butcher, or burn him alive as offering to an invisible God. The notion that Jesus Christ died for our sins and that his death constitutes a successful propitiation of a “loving” God is a direct and undisguised inheritance of the superstitious bloodletting that has plagued bewildered people throughout history. . .</p>
NDEs - 10 Fascinating Facts: Recent scientific studies of near-de...
by Wayne Purdin

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English

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53

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August 29, 2016

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<h2><b>TSUNAMI OF NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES (NDEs): A WORLD CHANGER! </b></h2><p> Science and medicine’s growing ability to return patients from the brink, and beyond death, is slowly ripping the mask from life's greatest mystery, death, an enigma that has mystified humans since the beginning. However, current research of Near Death Experiences (NDEs) is blurring the edge between science and Spirituality. </p><p> Now, as the latest findings filter from the laboratories and operating rooms around the world, a firestorm of new interest in journeys beyond death, after-life stories, reincarnation stories, and near-death experiences (NDEs), is exploding, worldwide.Although often, these accounts raise more questions than answers. Yet, the most intriguing question of all is: </p><p><b>Why are most who are brought back after death, no longer afraid of dying?</b> <i>What did they learn that most don't know?</i></p><h3><i><b>More important, what is this Tsunami of NDEs telling us about who we are and what's ahead? </b></i></h3> <p>Some of what researchers are finding in their studies of NDEs:</p><ul><li>Whether a person is Religious or a Nonbeliever, their after death and Afterlife stories, usually share surprisingly similar details.</li><li>Nearly all beyond-death stories are positive and life-changing, and rarely does a person return to old beliefs and lifestyles. </li><li>Some NDE survivors return healed of incurable medical conditions, regardless of their spiritual or nonspiritual beliefs.</li><li>Cases of brain-dead patients who died while being monitored in modern ICU's, returned remembering their after-life experience, <i>and, often, what happened before death while they were "brain-dead"</i>.</li><li>Reunions with favorite pets or dead relatives, while beyond death, are common and occur across the entire spectrum of NDEs.</li></ul><h3><b> As death's mask dissolves, answers are being revealed.</b></h3> There are now, nearly a 1/3 of a billion survivors of near-death experiences, worldwide, confirming that Death isn't the end of anything.<p></p><p><b>This book could only have been written by Author Wayne Purdin,</b> a long-time student of the Egyptian Pharaoh Period, and of NDE research, in collaboration with Duane F Smith, author, and survivor of multiple NDEs and return trips to the afterlife. He is also the author of a trilogy of books about his experiences.</p><p>When Smith asked Purdin to help do some research needed for a book he was writing; a collaboration was born. Purdin did the needed researched, then went on to write this introductory book to Smith's definitive work about the latest worldwide, cross-cultural research of the near death experience. His book, <i>The NDE Phenomenon,</i> is due to publish in February of 2017, and reports on the many indicators of the great changes ahead, and we have already passed the tipping point. </p><h3><b>In fact, we are in midst of the greatest awakening since the beginning of time!</b></h3><p><i> However, the question is, how can we prepare for, and become part of. what's ahead? The answer? Keep doing what you are doing; keep looking, reading and studying! Remember: Seek, and you will find; ask and it shall be given.</i></p><br /> <b>Considering the millions of books on Amazon, something brought you to this page. .</b><i> If it was some subtle form of "inner guidance" </i>it might well be the beginning of a life-changing experience, And if not, the only thing you have to lose Is 95 cents <i>and your fear of death. </i>So, go back to the top now, and get your copy while you're here.<p></p><br />
What's So Great About Christianity
by Dinesh D'Souza

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English

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370

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November 04, 2008

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<div>In a world of facts and figures, can an intellectual have <I>faith</I>? Is it possible to believe anything the Bible says? Yes, and one man will show you how.<BR><BR>Amidst scientists’ attempts to debunk Christianity’s truths and atheists’ assuming the Bible is a how-to-be-virtuous self-help book, bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza resolves to both answer the tough questions and challenge believers as well as doubters to search for the ultimate truths about theories of origin. D’Souza tackles subjects and events such as the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition, the Big Bang theory and Darwinism—everything you always pondered but never scrutinized, now placed under the proverbial microscope and studied thoroughly.</div>
The Last Faith: A book by an atheist believer
by Karmak Bagisbayev

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English

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217

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December 15, 2016

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<p>What is the unique and most important feature that distinguishes man from all other living beings?<br /><br />Why is it that, contrary to the instinct of self-preservation, a parent will throw themselves headlong into fire or water to save their child?<br /><br />Why do people get married and why do they get divorced? Why do people have extra-marital affairs and why do two people in a couple become jealous of one another? What is Love?<br /><br />When and why did the type of sex emerge among human beings that is free of any reproductive function?<br /><br />Why are the social and behavioural distinctions between men and women being rapidly erased?<br /><br />Why, despite everything, is the world becoming more tolerant than it was in previous centuries?<br /><br />People are born with different intellectual, spiritual and physical capabilities. So why do we assert that all people are equal?<br /><br />Can a world without violence exist? If not, under what circumstances and to what kind of violence does man have a right? Wherein lies the origin of this right?<br /><br />Where is the root of our morality? Why do our moral values change over time? Do absolute moral values exist?<br /><br />Why has Man, on the whole, never observed (or perhaps is incapable of observing) a set of various religious commandments? Should we observe them? Are they the decree of God?<br /><br />By which “commandments” do we really live our lives and is it possible to formulate them in such a way that we could realistically observe them?<br /><br />What is Good? And what is Evil? Is there a simple criterion by which one may distinguish Good from Evil?<br /><br />In which direction is humanity evolving and is it governed by some universal law?<br /><br />Is there any meaning to life?<br /><br /><b>Is it possible to give a clear and straightforward answer to all these questions?</b><br /><br /><b>It is, in fact, possible!</b><br /><br />“The Last Faith: a book by an atheist believer” provides a clear and scientifically elegant answer to all the questions listed above. The answer which will cause the reader to reconsider many established moral principles and notions about the world around us. The answer which will help the reader to understand the nature of human actions, dilemmas, dramas and passions, in their true light. The answer which will elucidate the current stage in the development of human civilisation and offer unexpected predictions for its future.<br /><br />“The Last Faith: a book by an atheist believer” is aimed at a wide audience and does not require any specialised knowledge. The author’s thoughts and reflections are presented here in the form of a fictional conversation with God which unfolds over the course of just two hundred pages. The author (PhD in Physics and Mathematics) gives concise and clearly expressed explanations and evidence for his ideas. He cites abundant examples from the world around us which are drawn from his extensive travels through Russia, America, Europe, Africa and Central Asia.<br /><br />All this makes for an accessible and enjoyable read.</p>

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