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The Atheist Who Didn't Exist

The Atheist Who Didn't Exist

Or the dreadful consequences of bad arguments

  • Author: Andy Bannister
  • Publisher: Monarch Books
  • ISBN: 0857216112
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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In the last decade, atheism has leapt from obscurity to the front pages: producing best-selling books, making movies, and plastering adverts on the side of buses. There’s an energy and a confidence to contemporary atheism: many people now assume that a godless scepticism is the default position, indeed the only position for anybody wishing to appear educated, contemporary, and urbane. Atheism is hip, religion is boring. Yet when one pokes at popular atheism, many of the arguments used to prop it up quickly unravel. The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist is designed to expose some of the loose threads on the cardigan of atheism, tug a little, and see what happens. Blending humour with serious thought, Andy Bannister helps the reader question everything, assume nothing and, above all, recognise lazy scepticism and bad arguments. Be an atheist by all means: but do be a thought-through one.

The Atheist's Primer

The Atheist's Primer

  • Author: Malcolm Murray
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 1460400445
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 276
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The Athiest’s Primer is a concise but wide-ranging introduction to a variety of arguments, concepts, and issues pertaining to belief in God. In lucid and engaging prose, Malcom Murray offers a penetrating yet fair-minded critique of the traditional arguments for the existence of God. He then explores a number of other important issues relevant to religious belief, such as the problem of suffering and the relationship between religion and morality, in each case arguing that atheism is preferable to theism. The book will appeal to both students and professionals in the philosophy of religion, as well as general audiences interested in the topic.

The Atheist

The Atheist

Madalyn Murray O'Hair

  • Author: Bryan F. Le Beau
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814752853
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 387
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In 1964, Life magazine called Madalyn Murray O’Hair “the most hated woman in America.” Another critic described her as “rude, impertinent, blasphemous, a destroyer not only of beliefs but of esteemed values.” In this first full-length biography, Bryan F. Le Beau offers a penetrating assessment of O’Hair’s beliefs and actions and a probing discussion of how she came to represent both what Americans hated in their enemies and feared in themselves. Born in 1919, O’Hair was a divorced mother of two children born out of wedlock. She launched a crusade against God, often using foul language as she became adept at shocking people and making effective use of the media in delivering her message. She first gained notoriety as one of the primary litigants in the 1963 case Murray v. Curlett which led the Supreme Court to ban school prayer. The decision stunned a nation engaged in fighting “godless Communism” and made O’Hair America’s most famous—and most despised—atheist. O’Hair led a colorful life, facing assault charges and extradition from Mexico, as well as the defection of her son William, who as an adult denounced her. She later served as Hustler publisher Larry Flynt’s chief speech writer in his bid for President of the United States. Drawing on original research, O’Hair’s diaries, and interviews, Le Beau traces her development from a child of the Depression to the dictatorial, abrasive woman who founded the American Atheists, wrote books denouncing religion, and challenged the words “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, “In God We Trust” on American currency, the tax exempt status of religious organizations, and other activities she saw as violating the separation of church and state. O’Hair remained a spokesperson for atheism until 1995, when she and her son and granddaughter vanished. It was later discovered that they were murdered by O’Hair’s former office manager and an accomplice. Fast-paced, engagingly written, and sharply relevant to ongoing debates about school prayer and other religious issues, The Atheist tells the colorful life-story of a woman who challenged America’s most deeply held beliefs.

Euangelion on Facebook

Euangelion on Facebook

  • Author: Ndabezinhle Nxumalo
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1445267853
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The Christian Atheist

The Christian Atheist

Believing in God But Living as If He Doesn't Exist

  • Author: Craig Groeschel
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 031032789X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 241
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Challenges Christians who profess to believing in God but continue to live as if they are in charge of their own lives to overcome their obstacles and strive for a more authentic relationship with God.

The Atheists Are Revolting!

The Atheists Are Revolting!

  • Author: Nick Gisburne
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1430314427
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 216
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From The Rational Response Squad to The Blasphemy Challenge. From The God Delusion to The End of Faith and The God Who Wasn't There, atheists are on the move and in the news. Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Brian Flemming, all have set the tone for modern atheism, openly challenging religion in society and to demand equal air time in an increasingly intolerant religious/political environment. Outspoken atheist Nick Gisburne has written a new book for atheists, at times openly parodying Christianity, but always keeping both eyes firmly on the central, serious theme: give no respect to a belief system based on ancient myths, for which there is no proof. This book hacks at the shiny veneer of 'God is love' and reveals the true message of the Christian religion: 'serve God or burn'. Part of the rising phenomenon known as the 'YouTube Atheists', popular video blogger Nick Gisburne returns with a feast of short, sharp arguments to rattle the foundations of Christianity. Look out, The Atheists Are Revolting!

Why There Is No God

Why There Is No God

Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God

  • Author: Armin Navabi
  • Publisher: Atheist Republic
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 64
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"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. 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: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God 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.

Letters to an Atheist

Letters to an Atheist

Wrestling with Faith

  • Author: Peter Kreeft
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442232722
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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In Letters to an Atheist, Peter Kreeft corresponds with a fictional young atheist to wrestle with the primary reasons for not believing in God. With characteristic warmth and clarity, Kreeft’s letters explore the arguments for God as well as dismantling the arguments against. From explaining the problem of evil to reconciling science and religion, Kreeft’s compelling letters offer believers and non-believers alike much to consider.

A Thinker's Guide to the Philosophy of Religion

A Thinker's Guide to the Philosophy of Religion

  • Author: Allen Stairs
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351219812
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 368
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With an approachable, reader-friendly style, A Thinker's Guide to the Philosophy of Religion provides up-to-date themes in contemporary, analytic philosophy of religion. This provocative collection of readings stimulates clear thinking and careful attention to the reasons for taking up views on religious questions.

FROM THE DEPTHS OF ARMAGEDDON

FROM THE DEPTHS OF ARMAGEDDON

  • Author: D.H REID,GINGER REID-PARKER
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1312315040
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