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The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins

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English

Pages

465

Publication Date

January 16, 2008

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<DIV>A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts 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. </DIV>
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
by Christopher Hitchens

Language

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 />
Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for ...
by Armin Navabi

Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

October 06, 2014

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• "Science can't explain the complexity and order of life; God must have designed it to be this way."<br />• "God's existence is proven by scripture."<br />• "There's no evidence that God doesn't exist."<br />• "God has helped me so much. How could none of it be true?"<br />• "Atheism has killed more people than religion, so it must be wrong!"<br /><br />How many times have you heard arguments like these for why God exists? <i>Why There Is No God</i> provides simple, easy-to-understand counterpoints to the most popular arguments made for the existence of God. Each chapter presents a concise explanation of the argument, followed by a response illustrating the problems and fallacies inherent in it. Whether you're an atheist, a believer or undecided, this book offers a solid foundation for building your own inquiry about the concept of God.
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’s 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—unity, simplicity,  eternity, omnipotence, omniscience, perfect goodness, and so forth—showing that they  must be possessed by the God whose existence is demonstrated by the proofs.  Finally, it answers at length all of the objections that have been leveled against these proofs. </p><p>This work provides as ambitious and complete a defense of traditional natural theology as is currently in print.  Its aim is to vindicate the view of the greatest philosophers of the past— thinkers like Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, Leibniz, and many others— that the existence of God can be established with certainty by way of purely rational arguments.  It thereby serves as a refutation both of atheism and of the fideism that gives aid and comfort to atheism.</p>
God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction
by Dan Barker

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

February 02, 2016

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<DIV>What words come to mind when we think of God? Merciful? Just? Compassionate? In fact, the Bible lays out God’s primary qualities clearly: jealous, petty, unforgiving, bloodthirsty, vindictive—and worse! Originally conceived as a joint presentation between influential thinker and bestselling author Richard Dawkins and former evangelical preacher Dan Barker, this unique book provides an investigation into what may be the most unpleasant character in all fiction. Barker combs through both the Old and New Testament (as well as thirteen different editions of the “Good Book”), presenting powerful evidence for why the Scripture shouldn’t govern our everyday lives. This witty, well-researched book suggests that we should move past the Bible and clear a path to a kinder and more thoughtful world.</DIV>
From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds
by Daniel C. Dennett

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

February 07, 2017

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<p><strong>“[The] best scientific-philosophical approach to understanding how consciousness evolved.… A wonderful book that will shape and drive thinking for years to come.”—Shane O’Mara, <em>Times Higher Education</em></strong></p><br /><p>How did we come to have minds? For centuries, poets, philosophers, psychologists, and physicists have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled abilities. Disciples of Darwin have explained how natural selection produced plants, but what about the human mind?</p><br /><p>In <em>From Bacteria to Bach and Back</em>, Daniel C. Dennett builds on recent discoveries from biology and computer science to show, step by step, how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from a mindless process of natural selection. A crucial shift occurred when humans developed the ability to share memes, or ways of doing things not based in genetic instinct. Competition among memes produced thinking tools powerful enough that our minds don’t just perceive and react, they create and comprehend.</p><br /><p>An agenda-setting book for a new generation of philosophers and scientists, <em>From Bacteria to Bach and Back</em> will delight and entertain all those curious about how the mind works.</p>
What's So Great About Christianity
by Dinesh D'Souza

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

November 04, 2008

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FIRM STREET DATE = NOVEMBER 4, 2008. STORES MUST NOT HAVE THIS TITLE ON DISPLAY BEFORE 11/4/08.A low-cost softcover that is perfect to give to seeking friends and neighbors to explain why an intelligent, college-educated person can believe in Christianity.Is Christianity true? Can educated, thinking people really believe the Bible? Or, do the athiests have it right? Has Christianity been disproved by science and discredited as a guide to morality?Best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza (<i>What's So Great About America</i>) approaches Christianity with a skeptical eye, but treats the skeptics with equal skepticism. The result is a book that will challenge the assumptions of doubters and affirm that there really is, indeed, something great about Christianity.
GOD is HERE: Finding God in the Pain of a Broken World
by John W. Nichols

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English

Pages

105

Publication Date

August 15, 2018

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<h2>Only .99 cents for a limited time! <br />Link to FREE AUDIOBOOK in Introduction (sent as soon as it's completed)!</h2><br /><em>Our world can be cruel</em>—we experience a mixture of health and sickness, hope and fear, peace and discord, wealth and poverty, love and hate. In the aftermath of tragedy, people ask, "If God is good and cares for me, why does He allow suffering? Where is justice for evil? Where is healing for my loved ones? When I'm hurting, <em>where is God?</em>"<br /><br />In <strong>GOD is HERE</strong>, John W. Nichols shares how he <em>hated</em> God because of His apparent absence. But when John was at the peak of his anger, God spoke to him in an undeniable way. The author weaves in the story of God revealing His love with <strong>a Biblical explanation of the trials we face</strong>, while inviting us to break down any walls we've put between us and Jesus, so we can return to Him the love He first showed us.<br /><br /><h1>What GOD is HERE is About:</h1><br /><ul><li>Why do we experience suffering?</li><br /><li>Does God send sickness, natural disasters, and war to teach us?</li><br /><li>Can we trust God after tragedy occurs?</li><br /><li>Is there more to life than what we see?</li><br /><li>Are we influenced by spiritual forces?</li><br /><li>Can we interact with God?</li><br /><li>How does God care for us?</li><br /><li>Does God have a good plan for our lives?</li><br /><li>Can we make a difference in this world?</li><br /><li>And so much more...</li><br /></ul><br /><h1>Book Sample:</h1><br /><h2>Introduction—Paradise Lost</h2><br /><em>IMAGINE A PERFECT WORLD. Where the evils of crime, hate, and envy are inconceivable—in fact, completely alien. There’s no pain, sickness, disease, or disability. No stinging bugs, venomous, or bloodthirsty animals. There aren’t even earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, or tornadoes.<br /><br />In this imagined utopia, motives are genuine. No one has thoughts they can’t tell others. We have no misunderstandings and don’t need to pretend. Our best foot is always forward because both our feet are perfect. There’s constant pleasure. People smile and laugh, freely and unashamedly. Joy overflows each person’s heart. Everyone is known and loved. Peace covers the land...<br /><br />Whether we recognize it or not, this is what each of our hearts cries for. Why don’t we have it?</em><br /><br /><h2>What We’ve Had As Long As We Can Remember</h2><br /><em>When we look at the real world, we see a blurred image of the perfect, tainted with all the opposite characteristics. In the best of times, imperfection lingers and calamity waits at the door. In the darkest times, we cling to the hope that disaster can only last so long.<br /><br />Even attempting to lead a life of joy and selflessness is draining. Each heart instinctively knows our many anxieties are an injustice. But despite every effort, we suffer.<br /><br />Faithful friends are rare. Community threatens to shun. We long to be known and accepted, even as we put up walls. Our goodness, we fear, is surely nullified by the hate, impatience, lust, and envy hidden within.<br /><br />We have impure motives, dirty politics, depression, illness, betrayal, starvation, deformity, natural disasters, perversion, rage, chaos, war, and death—among many other problems. These are the atrocities our hearts cannot understand, the horrors every person desperately wants to escape but has no idea how...<br /><br />... In this book, I’ll share the story of God breaking down my wrong ideas and how He helped me see another perspective. I’ll talk about the darkness in us and the world, as well as the Light, and how you can know God’s goodness despite the struggles you’re facing. My hope is you’ll walk away with a peace that defies understanding.<br /><br />You’ve had different experiences than mine, but I believe you’re not reading this by accident; and God wants to help you in a similar way as He has me. He wants you to know: He’s always been with you, desperately wanting to help, and never holding back His love...</em><br /><br /><h2><em>Be sure to sign up for the free audiobook inside!</em></h2>
Finding Purpose in a Godless World: Why We Care Even If the Unive...
by Ralph Lewis

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

July 17, 2018

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<b>A psychiatrist presents a compelling argument for how human purpose and caring emerged in a spontaneous and unguided universe.</b><br /><br />Can there be purpose without God? This book is about how human purpose and caring, like consciousness and absolutely everything else in existence, <i>could </i>plausibly have emerged and evolved unguided, bottom-up, in a spontaneous universe.<br /><br />A random world--which according to all the scientific evidence and despite our intuitions is the actual world we live in--is too often misconstrued as nihilistic, demotivating, or devoid of morality and meaning. Drawing on years of wide-ranging, intensive clinical experience as a psychiatrist, and his own family experience with cancer, Dr. Lewis helps readers understand how people cope with random adversity without relying on supernatural belief. In fact, as he explains, although coming to terms with randomness is often frightening, it can be liberating and empowering too.<br /><br />Written for those who desire a scientifically sound yet humanistic view of the world, Lewis's book examines science's inroads into the big questions that occupy religion and philosophy. He shows how our sense of purpose and meaning is entangled with mistaken intuitions that events in our lives happen for some intended cosmic reason and that the universe itself has inherent purpose. Dispelling this illusion, and integrating the findings of numerous scientific fields, he shows how not only the universe, life, and consciousness but also purpose, morality, and meaning could, in fact, have emerged and evolved spontaneously and unguided. There is persuasive evidence that these qualities evolved naturally and without mystery, biologically and culturally, in humans as conscious, goal-directed social animals.<br /><br />While acknowledging the social and psychological value of progressive forms of religion, the author respectfully critiques even the most sophisticated theistic arguments for a purposeful universe. Instead, he offers an evidence-based, realistic yet optimistic and empathetic perspective. This book will help people to see the scientific worldview of an unguided, spontaneous universe as awe-inspiring and foundational to building a more compassionate society.
All That's Wrong with the Bible: Contradictions, Absurdities, and...
by Jonah David Conner

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English

Pages

127

Publication Date

September 15, 2017

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[2nd expanded edition]<br />Can we prove that the Bible makes false claims? <br />Do its moral teachings justify it being called “The Good Book?”<br />Has the text been modified throughout the centuries?<br />What about all those prophecies?<br />Written by a linguist, ex-fundamentalist graduate of Liberty University, this book goes straight to the evidence and presents a concise case-by-case analysis of the most salient problems in the Christian Scriptures. <br />With insightful commentary concerning frequent rebuttals used by apologists, it makes a solid case against evangelical claims to inerrancy. <br /><br />This 2nd edition has a much improved third chapter, providing several more examples of scribal changes to the New Testament, as well as a completely new section on textual differences in Greek manuscripts.<br /><br />The format of the paperback version has been adjusted in order to keep sale cost as low as possible.<br /><br />

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