For busy inquisitive people, this is a quick introduction to humanism. However, they might want to quickly scan 75 short questions to see if the subject really holds any interest for them. Among the points this little book emphasizes is that humanism is not a religion, just a way of thinking. One in five of us fits the humanist definition.
God Needs To Go: Why Christian Beliefs FailAtheist Republic #ad - These feelings mean so much to the Christian. D. It brings comfort, purpose, and sense of pride. But are these feelings justified? Do Christians have good reason to trust the truth of their beliefs? Author J. To many, Christianity is the answer. Brucker brings forth a short collection of arguments against Christian beliefs, exposing the falsehoods of the faith so many all around the world cherish.
About the Holy BibleStart Classics #ad - Deemed as being written hundreds of years after the fact, for their own unity and importance, he saw the Bible as being nothing more than an exhaggerated series of folk tales that were handed down by a handful of people who, self-proclaimed themselves as being `God's chosen ones'. And, in spite of their unanimous rejection, his words live on through today.
As shown in this text his prose was terse, biting, cutting and slightly arrogant for he felt it was his purpose to bring the sacred scriptures into the glare of a more realistic realm. Liberty of hand and brain -- of thought and labor, liberty is a word hated by kings -- loathed by popes. ". While Mr. Liberty is my religion.
About the Holy Bible #ad - From galileo though darwin through ingersoll and on to Richard Dawkins, all have the following premises; Truth is found only through active questioning; Faith is generally believing something that has no basis in reality. The words `blasphemy', `evil' and `pagan' were hurled at Robert Ingersoll by the organized Christian Church from the moment he made his first declaration from the pulpit.
Ingersoll offers no scientific proof that his statements have validity other than simple common sense he asks the questions that have triggered the doubt and anger that religionists have repressed throughout the centuries.
Four Disturbing Questions with One Simple Answer: Breaking the Spell of Christian BeliefInsighting Growth Publications #ad - And facing up to the idea that you might be under a spell that makes it hard for you to think objectively is daunting, especially when you rely on the spell’s results to make you feel that everything is okay and when you’ve been warned that tampering with the spell is the worst thing you could ever do.
Choose courage. If what you believe is true, it can stand the test of any question that I or anyone else might raise. Maybe i can save you some time as you make your own decisions. My aim in this book is raise four challenging questions that need to be addressed by every Christian believer and then to offer one incredibly simple answer—an answer that challenges the veracity of the Christian faith but can also be the gateway to a rewarding new life that is based on truth and does not require the suspension of common sense.
Four Disturbing Questions with One Simple Answer: Breaking the Spell of Christian Belief #ad - Objectively examining your closely held belief system is not a walk in the park. I’ve shared the details of my spiritual journey in Goodbye Jesus: An Evangelical Preacher’s Journey Beyond Faith. Tim sledge. I encourage you to open your mind, face the facts, and decide that you will follow the truth wherever it leads.
I spent most of my life in a search for truth about faith, God, and religion.
Atheism Bites: 100 New Atheistic Aphorisms#ad - Written by a philosopher of mind and seasoned researcher of religious practice, Atheism Bites: 100 New Atheistic Aphorisms is a compilation of witty, bite-sized chunks of atheistic philosophy that will provide you with a new flavor of food for thought and a quick reply to any argument against those who challenge your skepticism.
Intelligent, complex, sardonic, fun and deeply ironical, atheism Bites: 100 New Atheistic Aphorisms is a treasure trove of new thoughts and perspectives on the irrationality of religious belief:”To be an atheist is to have faith we are capable of better gods. Even typographycally, all you need to turn immorality into immortality is a cross.
Atheism Bites: 100 New Atheistic Aphorisms #ad - Religious conversion is a process of sublimation by which a belief transitions from the doubtful to the dogmatic without going through the plausible. Read atheism bites: 100 New Atheistic Aphorisms today. In the subtle aphoristic aftertaste you will find a different way of criticizing religion: from within, oftentimes turning the possibility of God's existence against itself with unbridled irony.
All That's Wrong with the Bible: Contradictions, Absurdities, and More#ad - 2nd expanded editioncan we prove that the bible makes false claims? do its moral teachings justify it being called “The Good Book?”Has the text been modified throughout the centuries?What about all those prophecies?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.
. With insightful commentary concerning frequent rebuttals used by apologists, it makes a solid case against evangelical claims to inerrancy. 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.
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Why Our Children Will Be Atheists#ad - While it presents a hopeful view that religions will fade away as people understand that scientific evidence provides a better answer, it probably won't happen without some effort on our part. It provides easy to understand evidence for formation of our universe and evolution. I would especially invite the deeply religious people out there to take a chance on this although I seriously doubt they will.
The pew research Center found that one-in-five U. S. Why do we have countries of different faith and why is our religion so deeply embedded in our society. Kudos to Albert. He very concisely sums up the history of our "love affair" with religion and it is not pretty. Atheism is growing at an ever increasing rate.
Why Our Children Will Be Atheists #ad - Our gods and religions are the remains of our ancient rituals and beliefs as we transitioned from a hunter/gatherer society to labor specialization in our first settlements. Wanted to know where the Jewish tribes originated from and their first Gods. So i challenge them to read this. It does an exceptional job of explaining the history of gods, religion, and how we got to where we are today.
It is very informative and very moving. But even more telling - will religion exist after the next 100 years.
Why I Am Not a ChristianLulu.com #ad - Whitehead he wrote Principia Mathematica, an attempt to create a logical basis for mathematics. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist. With A. He is widely held to be one of the 20th century's premier logicians. N. In the early 20th century, Russell led the British "revolt against idealism".
He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege, colleague G. E. Moore, and his protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein. Why i am not a christian and other religious essays: am i an atheist or an agnostic?; my Religious Reminiscences;Religion and Metaphysics; Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?; How I Came by My Creed; Or, What I Believe; Why I Am a Rationalist.
Why I Am Not a Christian #ad - Bertrand arthur william russell, logician, mathematician, writer, 18 May 1872–2 February 1970 was a British philosopher, historian, social critic and political activist.
Free Thought and Official PropagandaTranscript #ad - Free thought and official Propaganda by Bertrand RussellThis is the Conway memorial lecture, delivered by Mr. New dangers, and unless a vigorous and vigilant public opinion can be aroused in defence of them, threaten both kinds of freedom, somewhat different in form from those of past ages, there will be much less of both a hundred years hence than there is now.
I am myself a dissenter from all known religions, and I hope that every kind of religious belief will die out. Russell at south place institute, 1922moncure conway, in whose honour we are assembled to-day, 24 March, London, devoted his life to two great objects: freedom of thought and freedom of the individual.
Indeed, the harm done by traditional religions seems chiefly traceable to the fact that they have prevented free thought in this wider sense. My purpose in this address is to emphasize the new dangers and to consider how they can be met. Let us begin by trying to be clear as to what we mean by “free thought.
Free Thought and Official Propaganda #ad - This expression has two senses. In its narrower sense it means thought which does not accept the dogmas of traditional religion. Some of these kinds of control which must be absent if thought is to be “free” are obvious, but others are more subtle and elusive. Although i am prepared to admit that in certain times and places it has had some good effects, I regard it as belonging to the infancy of human reason, and to a stage of development which we are now outgrowing.
Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of GodAtheist Republic #ad - 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. Science can't explain the complexity and order of life; God must have designed it to be this way. God's existence is proven by scripture. There's no evidence that God doesn't exist.
God has helped me so much. Each chapter presents a concise explanation of the argument, followed by a response illustrating the problems and fallacies inherent in it. How could none of it be true?"• "atheism has killed more people than religion, so it must be wrong!"How many times have you heard arguments like these for why God exists? Why There Is No God provides simple, easy-to-understand counterpoints to the most popular arguments made for the existence of God.
God's Gravediggers: Why no Deity ExistsOckham Publishing #ad - A career’s worth of work on a subject that could hardly be more important. A timely book in an age of religious fundamentalism, hatred and conflict. Bradley does not gloss over difficult points of logic and reasoning. Having been raised as a ‘winner of souls for christ’ in the 1940’s, he spent the next 40 years as an atheist professor of philosophy and an outspoken critic/debater of religion.
Revered for his work in logic and his meticulous approach to debate, God’s Gravediggers is Bradley’s coup de grâce to religion. This compelling defense of atheism is a brilliant read. Professor robert Nola, University of Auckland. It is well-written and thoroughly absorbing. Few can offer a more experienced view on religion than Raymond Bradley.
God's Gravediggers: Why no Deity Exists #ad - I have nothing but praise for his project. Theodore drange, west virginia university“From a young person's rejection of Christianity, Professor Emeritus, to a mature philosopher's cogent critique of all religions. A pleasure to read. Professor graham oppy, chair of council of the Australasian Association of Philosophy“Bradley's forte is logic and he brings that to bear throughout the work.
Approaching the moral, rational arguments and examples that non-academics would understand – he explores not only whether God exists, logical and scientific arguments – using rich analogies, but also what damage the concept of God does.