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Why I Became an Atheist

Why I Became an Atheist
  • Author : John W. Loftus
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release : 2012-10-10
  • ISBN : 1616145781
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

For about two decades John W. Loftus was a devout evangelical Christian, an ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and an ardent apologist for Christianity. With three degrees--in philosophy, theology, and philosophy of religion--he was adept at using rational argumentation to defend the faith. But over the years, doubts about the credibility of key Christian tenets began to creep into his thinking. By the late 1990s he experienced a full-blown crisis of faith. In this honest appraisal of his journey from believer to atheist, the author carefully explains the experiences and the reasoning process that led him to reject religious belief. The original edition of this book was published in 2006 and reissued in 2008. Since that time, Loftus has received a good deal of critical feedback from Christians and skeptics alike. In this revised and expanded edition, the author addresses criticisms of the original, adds new argumentation and references, and refines his presentation. For every issue he succinctly summarizes the various points of view and provides references for further reading. In conclusion, he describes the implications of life without belief in God, some liberating, some sobering. This frank critique of Christian belief from a former insider will interest freethinkers as well as anyone with doubts about the claims of religion.

Why I am an Atheist

Why I am an Atheist
  • Author : Bhagat Singh
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Release : 2019-08-15
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A discussion with a friend soon turned into a matter of self-assessment, leading to this discourse on why Bhagat Singh chose to be an atheist. Even in the face of death at a very young age, with uncanny observations and sharp questions, he forces us to re-think our foundations to faith in god.

Godless

Godless
  • Author : Dan Barker,Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher : Ulysses Press
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 1569756775
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A former preacher tell why he abandoned the guidance of the Bible to follow the dictates of own conscience.

What If I'm an Atheist?

What If I'm an Atheist?
  • Author : David Seidman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-03-10
  • ISBN : 1582704074
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A guide to atheism and nonbelief shares counsel on the challenges of questioning the views of one's upbringing, establishing beliefs about religion and spirituality, and addressing the practical aspects of managing religious occasions.

The Quotable Atheist

The Quotable Atheist
  • Author : Jack Huberman
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release : 2008-03-03
  • ISBN : 1568584199
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Surprisingly, no book of quotations on God and religion by atheists and agnostics exists. Luckily, for the millions of American nonbelievers who have quietly stewed for years as the religious right made gains in politics and culture, the wait is over. Bestselling author Jack Huberman's zeitgeist sense has honed into the backlash building against religious fundamentalism and collected a veritable treasure trove of quotes by philosophers, scientists, poets, writers, artists, entertainers, and political figures. His colorful cast of atheists includes Karen Armstrong, Lance Armstrong, Jules Feiffer, Federico Fellini, H. L. Mencken, Ian McKellen, Isaac Singer, Jonathan Swift, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Virginia Woolf and the Marquis de Sade.

The Atheist

The Atheist
  • Author : Bryan F. Le Beau
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2005-03
  • ISBN : 9780814751725
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This is the first full-length biography of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, America's most determined, most notable, and perhaps most denounced Atheist.

Atheist Awakening

Atheist Awakening
  • Author : Richard Cimino,Christopher Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2014-10-24
  • ISBN : 0199392935
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Surveys over the last twenty years have seen an ever-growing number of Americans disclaim religious affiliations and instead check the "none" box. In the first sociological exploration of organized secularism in America, Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith show how one segment of these "nones" have created a new, cohesive atheist identity through activism and the creation of communities. According to Cimino and Smith, the new upsurge of atheists is a reaction to the revival of religious fervor in American politics since 1980. Feeling overlooked and underrepresented in the public sphere, atheists have employed a wide variety of strategies-some evangelical, some based on identity politics-to defend and assert themselves against their ideological opponents. These strategies include building and maintaining communities, despite the absence of the kinds of shared rituals, texts, and laws that help to sustain organized religions. Drawing on in-depth interviews with self-identified atheist, secularist, and humanist leaders and activists, as well as extensive observations and analysis of secular gatherings and media, Cimino and Smith illustrate how atheists organize and align themselves toward common goals, and how media-particularly web-based media-have proven invaluable in connecting atheists to one another and in creating a powerful virtual community. Cimino and Smith suggest that secularists rely not only on the Internet for community-building, but on their own new forms of ritual. This groundbreaking study will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the growing atheist movement in America.

The Loftus Delusion: Why Atheism Fails and Messianic Israelism Prevails

The Loftus Delusion: Why Atheism Fails and Messianic Israelism Prevails
  • Author : David Reuben Stone
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2010-02
  • ISBN : 0557320631
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

David Reuben Stone has published the definitive critique of the anti-Biblical atheism of John W. Loftus. Also included: 1. New mathematical proof of Wagner's "Modus Tollens Probabilized" theorem. 2. Improved inductive logic in Intelligent Design arguments of Behe, Dembski, and Ross. 3. ACPO occasionalist metaphysics. 4. New debate resolution procedure (STONE). 5. STONE-based defense of Minimalist Theism. 6. Human Ignorance Principle used to refute atheistic arguments from evil. 7. Justification of conservative Biblical theology. 8. Biblical Gospel presentation. 9. Messianic Israelism definition and defense. 10. 130 Scriptural arguments for Torah-observant Biblical ethics. 11. An ecclesiology of church-Israel identity refuting Dispensationalism and Supersessionism. 12. Detailed critique of opposition, including: John W. Loftus, Elliott Sober, Jordan Howard Sobel, Bart D. Ehrman, Graham R. Oppy, and Michael L. Brown. Visit www.loftus-delusion.com for details.

50 Great Myths About Atheism

50 Great Myths About Atheism
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2013-08-12
  • ISBN : 1118607813
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Tackling a host of myths and prejudices commonly leveled at atheism, this captivating volume bursts with sparkling, eloquent arguments on every page. The authors rebut claims that range from atheism being just another religion to the alleged atrocities committed in its name. An accessible yet scholarly commentary on hot-button issues in the debate over religious belief Teaches critical thinking skills through detailed, rational argument Objectively considers each myth on its merits Includes a history of atheism and its advocates, an appendix detailing atheist organizations, and an extensive bibliography Explains the differences between atheism and related concepts such as agnosticism and naturalism