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The Falling Star
by Jon Hammond

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English

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June 14, 2019

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Have you ever wondered what the story of the Bible would look like from the perspective of Satan? Perhaps one of the most maligned figures in literary history, the fallen angel known as “Lucifer” has his own story to tell. It shouldn’t surprise you to know that it is strikingly different from anything else you’ve heard on the subject.<br /><br />From the back of the book:<br /><br />We are all the hero of our own story, and "history" is written by the victors.<br /><br />The Falling Star is the story of the Archangel Samael. Once among the highest Angels of the Heavenly Host, yet forever remembered as Satan.<br /><br />Using the Biblical narrative as a backdrop, the story unfolds from the perspective of the supposed villain. Samael's journey is one of self-discovery, as he grapples with the concepts of free will, subjective truth and predestination.<br /><br />Samael desperately wants to believe in his own autonomy, yet is constantly confronted with evidence that God holds the reins. That his supposed free will is, in fact, illusory.<br /><br />Join us as we read between the lines, examine the subtext, and fill in the blanks of one of the most well-known stories ever told.
The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American
by Andrew L Seidel

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English

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354

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May 14, 2019

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<DIV><B>Do “In God We Trust,” the Declaration of Independence, and other historical “evidence” 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’s role in America’s founding.</B><BR />  <BR /> In today’s contentious political climate, understanding religion’s 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’s founding philosophy, showing that the Bible contradicts the Declaration of Independence’s 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.</DIV>
20 Compelling Evidences That God Exists: Discover Why Believing i...
by , Jr., Robert M. Bowman

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English

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226

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October 04, 2013

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<DIV><p><b>Is it Reasonable to Believe?</b></p><p>Remarkably, even though millions upon millions of us do believe in God, when we are asked why we have such faith, we become tongue-tied and struggle to give a reason for our hope. No wonder those who don't believe God exists remain unconvinced—there's too few of us ready to speak on God's behalf!</p><p>Ken Boa and Robert Bowman have provided a resource that tackles the most profound arguments from philosophy, science, sociology, psychology, and history ... and presents twenty clear, concise, and compelling evidences that show that faith in God—and specifically Jesus Christ—is reasonable. <BR><BR>--</p><DIV><b>Kenneth Boa</b> is engaged in a ministry of relational evangelism and discipleship, teaching, writing, and speaking. He holds a B.S. from Case Institute of Technology, a Th.M. From Dallas Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. from New York University, and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in England.<p>Dr. Boa is the President of Reflections Ministries, an organization that seeks to provide safe places for people to consider the claims of Christ and to help them mature and bear fruit in their relationship with Him. He is also President of Trinity House Publishers, a publishing company that is dedicated to the creation of tools that will help people manifest eternal values in a temporal arena by drawing them to intimacy with God and a better understanding of the culture in which they live.</p><p>Recent publications by Dr. Boa include <i>Faith Has its Reasons</i>, <i>Conformed to His Image</i>, <i>An Unchanging Faith in a Changing World</i>; <i>Face to Face</i>; <i>Pursuing Wisdom</i>; <i>The Art of Living Well</i>; <i>Wisdom at Work</i>, <i>Living what You Believe</i>, and <i>Sacred Readings</i>. He is a contributing editor to <i>The Open Bible</i>, <i>the Promise Keeper's Men's Study Bible</i>, <i>The Leadership Bible</i>, the consulting editor of the <i>Zondervan NASB Study Bible</i>, and the Editor-in-Chief of <i>The Life Promises Bible</i>.</p><p>Robert M. Bowman Jr. teaches in the Christian apologetics program at Biola University, and is the president of Apologetics.com, Inc., based in Pasadena, California. Previously he served as a researcher and editor for the Christian Research Institute, the Atlanta Christian Apologetics Project, and Watchman Fellowship.</p></div><p></p></div>
The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins

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English

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465

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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

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English

Pages

548

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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 Four Horsemen: The Conversation That Sparked an Atheist Revol...
by , Daniel Dennett

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English

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154

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March 19, 2019

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<b>In 2007, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett filmed a landmark discussion about modern atheism. The video went viral. Now in print for the first time, the transcript of their conversation is illuminated by new essays from three of the original participants and an introduction by Stephen Fry.</b><br /><br /> At the dawn of the new atheist movement, the thinkers who became known as “the four horsemen,” the heralds of religion's unraveling—Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett—sat down together over cocktails. What followed was a rigorous, pathbreaking, and enthralling exchange, which has been viewed millions of times since it was first posted on YouTube. This is intellectual inquiry at its best: exhilarating, funny, and unpredictable, sincere and probing, reminding us just how varied and colorful the threads of modern atheism are.<br /><br /> Here is the transcript of that conversation, in print for the first time, augmented by material from the living participants: Dawkins, Harris, and Dennett. These new essays, introduced by Stephen Fry, mark the evolution of their thinking and highlight particularly resonant aspects of this epic exchange. Each man contends with the most fundamental questions of human existence while challenging the others to articulate their own stance on God and religion, cultural criticism, spirituality, debate with people of faith, and the components of a truly ethical life.<br /><b><br />Praise for <i>The Four Horsemen</i></b><br /><br /> “This bracing exchange of ideas crackles with energy. It’s fascinating to watch four first-class minds explore a rugged intellectual terrain. . . . The text affords a different, more reflective way of processing the truly vital exchange of ideas. . . . I commend the book to those seeking an honest reckoning with their religion—and those curious about how the world looks from a rigorously naturalistic and atheistic point of view.”<b>—<i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</i></b><br /><br /> “The full, electrifying transcript of the one and only conversation between the quartet of luminaries dubbed the ‘four horsemen’ of the New Atheism, which took place in Washington, D.C., in 2007. Among the vast range of ideas and questions they discuss: Is it ever possible to win a war of ideas? Is spirituality the preserve of the religious? And, are there any truths you would rather not know?”<b>—<i>The Bookseller</i> (UK) (starred review)<br /></b>
The Skeptic's Annotated Bible
by Steve Wells

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English

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1648

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February 01, 2014

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"Finally, Wells has published his famous online resource in book form. This volume belongs in every thinking person's library--and in every hotel room in America..." <br />Sam Harris, author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, and Free Will.<br /><br />Reviews:<br />"A stunning achievement ... I have an entire bookshelf of bibles and biblical commentaries, concordances, appendices, and the like, but the SAB is by far the best tool for biblical research I have ever come across." --- Dr. Michael Shermer, Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and Executive Director of the Skeptics Society<br /><br />"I've been waiting for this book for my entire life! Finally, the Bible with organized notes and critique--pointing out the profane, the craziness, the tribalism, the murder, the incestuous episodes, and the beautiful and the sublime. All in one book!" --Julia Sweeney, Writer and performer of "Letting Go of God" and "God Said Ha!" and the book, "If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother"<br /><br />"The Skeptic's Annotated Bible offers an invaluable presentation of the bible that doesn't hide the cruelties, contradictions, absurdities, misogyny, and everything else that makes the 'Good Book' bad. It is an indispensable resource and the only book I keep on my desk." --Dr. Peter Boghossian, Dept. of Philosophy, Portland State University. Author of: "A Manual for Creating Atheists"
Wicca Spells: Wiccan Guide for Beginners. The Witchcraft and Magi...
by Rachel Herbs

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English

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118

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June 06, 2019

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<h1><strong>Become a Wicca practitioners today</strong></h1><p><strong></strong><u>Do you want to start practicing magic?</u><br /></p><p><u>Want to know the basics of the Wiccan philosophy?</u><br /></p><p><em></em><u>Want a collection of spells?<br /></u></p><p><em>Wicca Spells</em> is an essential guide and introduction to the magic of Wicca. <br /></p><p>It seeks to provide the rich history, background, and practices of Wicca while enlightening the newcomer to Wicca about myths and misconceptions.<br /></p><p>It provides the framework for getting started with Wiccan magic, a powerful, life-changing craft that can help you unlock the mysteries of the universe, as well as enriching your life and achieving your own personal goals and dreams.</p><p><em>Wicca Spells </em>covers:</p><ul><li>The origins of Wicca, a new religion based on the Old Ways.</li><li>The beliefs and practices of Wiccans, and why the religion is so appealing to those who value their freedom, individuality, and connection to the natural world.</li><li>The holidays Wiccans celebrate, and why the moon is such a vital part of their beliefs, and of their faith.</li><li>The god and the goddess, their different aspects, and how they touch our lives in ways you’d never before imagined.</li><li>Wiccan ceremonies, naming rituals, their reverence for their elders and children, and equality among the sexes.</li><li>45 pages of Wiccan magic spells, designed with the beginner in mind, but useful to practitioner of all levels of magic. Spells for money, love and romance, luck and abundance, personal empowerment, health and wealth, and uncovering hidden secrets are all yours to try, written simply and in easy to follow steps.</li><li>A guide to the proper days and times on which to cast a specific spell.</li><li>How to cast a magic circle, where Wiccans perform their magic.</li><li>The magical properties of plants and crystals, and how to use them in your magical work.</li><li>The names of gods and goddesses to connect with, and how they can transform your life.</li><li>Which foods and herbs are sacred on certain Wiccan holidays.</li></ul><p>When first understanding the ways of magic, spellwork can be confusing, even daunting. <br /></p><p>This book will give you an idea of how a spell work while breaking it down and helping you understand the basic concepts and giving you references, guidelines, and ethical structures to help you build your own Book of Shadows successfully.</p><p>Your path is yours to follow. <em>Wicca Spells </em>will help you discover what awaits you, and help you on every part of your spiritual, magical journey.</p><p>If all of this sounds like your ideal book, then hop on over and hit now that buy button!</p><p>Well, stress no more! Buy this book and also learn all...</p><p>and<strong> DOWNLOAD IT NOW!</strong></p><p><strong>★★Buy the Paperback Version of this Book and get the Kindle Book version for FREE ★★</strong></p>
Staying Sober Without God: The Practical 12 Steps to Long-Term Re...
by Jeffrey Munn

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English

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128

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January 05, 2019

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Do you want to get sober without adopting the belief in God that is often pushed in AA, NA, and other 12-step meetings? Do you want a practical, no-nonsense, psychology-based approach to sobriety that is rooted in down-to-earth principles and actions? Staying Sober Without God is a guide that will help you do just that.<br /><br />Staying Sober Without God provides an overview of alcoholism, drug addiction, and behavioral addictions along with a new version of the 12 steps referred to as The Practical 12 Steps. These steps, written by a recovering addict and licensed psychotherapist, are adapted from the original 12 steps. They contain the original wisdom of the 12 steps without any reference to God or the supernatural.<br /><br />Staying Sober Without God also provides guidance in areas that the original 12 steps don't fully address such as physical health, seeking outside help, and effective communication. The end result is a robust, well-rounded guide to a balanced recovery lifestyle that can help you stay forever free from your compulsive behaviors if you choose to be.<br /><br />Finally, there is a path to recovery for the rest of us.
Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All
by David Fitzgerald

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English

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248

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September 30, 2010

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Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn’t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out, no. NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and with evidence gathered from historians all across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus – in short, a purely mythic Christ. <br /><br />Praise for David Fitzgerald’s<br />Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All<br /><br />“Fitzgerald’s is possibly the best ‘capsule summary’ of the mythicist case I’ve ever encountered …with an interesting and accessible approach.”<br />—Earl Doherty, author of The Jesus Puzzle<br /><br />“Fitzgerald summarizes a great number of key arguments concisely and with new power and original spin. I really learned something from him. Recalls classical skeptics and biblical critics. A surprising amount of new material.”<br />—Robert M. Price, author of Deconstructing Jesus and The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man<br /><br />“David Fitzgerald reveals himself to be the brightest new star in the firmament of scholars who deny historical reality to “Jesus of Nazareth.” His brilliance would have been sufficiently established had he done nothing more than illustrate and explain traditional arguments with a clarity and transparency never achieved…But he has done more. He has developed new arguments and insights as well...” <br />—Frank R. Zindler, editor of American Atheist Press and author of The Jesus the Jews Never Knew<br /><br />“Fitzgerald has hit the nail on the head…A nice, readable introduction to the top ten problems typically swept under the rug by anyone insisting it's crazy even to suspect Jesus might not have existed.”<br />—Richard C. Carrier, Ph.D., author of Not the Impossible Faith: Why Christianity Didn’t Need a Miracle to Succeed and the forthcoming book On the Historicity of Jesus Christ <br /><br />David Fitzgerald is a writer and historical researcher who has been actively investigating the Historical Jesus question for over ten years. He has a degree in History and was an associate member of CSER, the former Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion. He lectures around the country at universities and national secular events and is best known for his popular multimedia presentation "The Ten Thousand Christs and the Evaporating Jesus."

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