Why I Became an Atheist Book
Score: 3
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Why I Became an Atheist


  • Author : John W. Loftus
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2012-10-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 689
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616145781

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Why I Became an Atheist Excerpt :

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 Became an Atheist Book
Score: 3
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Why I Became an Atheist


  • Author : John W. Loftus
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2012-10-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 845
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616145781

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Why I Became an Atheist Excerpt :

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 Became an Atheist Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Why I Became an Atheist


  • Author : John W. Loftus
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 1616145773

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Why I Became an Atheist Excerpt :

Explains how the author lost his faith in Christianity and then explains why Christianity is wrong.

Why I am an Atheist Book
Score: 5
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Why I am an Atheist


  • Author : Bhagat Singh
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Release Date : 2019-08-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Why I am an Atheist Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 3
From 8 Ratings

Godless


  • Author : Dan Barker
  • Publisher : Ulysses Press
  • Release Date : 2008-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569756775

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

Why I Became an Atheist Book
Score: 3
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Why I Became an Atheist


  • Author : John W. Loftus
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105215475208

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Why I Became an Atheist Book
Score: 3
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Why I Became an Atheist


  • Author : John W. Loftus
  • Publisher : Trafford on Demand Pub
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105215532123

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Why I Became an Atheist Excerpt :

This book is a companion volume for my book, Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2008). It presents some personal reflections and additional arguments not covered in that other book.

Religion for Atheists Book
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

Religion for Atheists


  • Author : Alain De Botton
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release Date : 2012-03-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771025990

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From the author of The Architecture of Happiness, a deeply moving meditation on how we can still benefit, without believing, from the wisdom, the beauty, and the consolatory power that religion has to offer. Alain de Botton was brought up in a committedly atheistic household, and though he was powerfully swayed by his parents' views, he underwent, in his mid-twenties, a crisis of faithlessness. His feelings of doubt about atheism had their origins in listening to Bach's cantatas, were further developed in the presence of certain Bellini Madonnas, and became overwhelming with an introduction to Zen architecture. However, it was not until his father's death -- buried under a Hebrew headstone in a Jewish cemetery because he had intriguingly omitted to make more secular arrangements -- that Alain began to face the full degree of his ambivalence regarding the views of religion that he had dutifully accepted. Why are we presented with the curious choice between either committing to peculiar concepts about immaterial deities or letting go entirely of a host of consoling, subtle and effective rituals and practices for which there is no equivalent in secular society? Why do we bristle at the mention of the word "morality"? Flee from the idea that art should be uplifting, or have an ethical purpose? Why don't we build temples? What mechanisms do we have for expressing gratitude? The challenge that de Botton addresses in his book: how to separate ideas and practices from the religious institutions that have laid claim to them. In Religion for Atheists is an argument to free our soul-related needs from the particular influence of religions, even if it is, paradoxically, the study of religion that will allow us to rediscover and rearticulate those needs.

Losing Faith in Faith Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Losing Faith in Faith


  • Author : Dan Barker
  • Publisher : Freedom from Religion Fndtn
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X030237428

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

Atheist Universe Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Atheist Universe


  • Author : David Mills
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-08-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569752630

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Using logic, common sense, philosophy, ethics, history, and science, the author rebuts every argument that claims to “prove” the existence of God. IS THERE REALLY A GOD? OR DOES GOD EXIST ONLY IN OUR HEADS? IS THE BIBLE TRULY GOD’S WORD? OR IS IT A JUMBLE OF FANCIFUL MYTHS? Atheist Universe details why God is unnecessary to explain the universe’s diversity, organization and beauty. Using simple, straightforward logic, this book rebuts every argument that claims to “prove” God’s existence. A comprehensive primer for countering today’s religious dogma, Atheist Universe addresses all the historical and scientific questions, including: •What is atheism, and why is it so misunderstood? •If God is a myth, then how did the universe appear? •Without God, is there an objective “right” and “wrong”? •What is the meaning of life without God? •Is there evidence of Jesus’s miracles and resurrection? •Can atheists explain “near death” experiences and medical miracles? •Can science and the Bible realistically be reconciled? •What is the behind-the-scenes relationship between politics and religion? “An admirable work.” —Richard Dawkins “David’s work will be very useful for anyone combating harmful religious beliefs. Honest, frank, and right to the point!”—Albert Ellis, Ph.D., father of modern psychotherapy, author of A Guide to Rational Living

The Good Atheist Book
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

The Good Atheist


  • Author : Dan Barker
  • Publisher : Ulysses Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569758465

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The Good Atheist Excerpt :

Offers a positive guide to leading a happy, fulfilling and morally focused life through the principles of free thought, rather than following any religious tenets, in a easy-to-follow plan that stresses altruistic living. Original.

Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God Book

Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God


  • Author : Frank Schaeffer
  • Publisher : Regina Orthodox Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1928653995

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Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God Excerpt :

Caught between the beauty of his grandchildren and grief over a friend's death, Frank Schaeffer finds himself simultaneously believing and not believing in God--an atheist who prays. Schaeffer wrestles with faith and disbelief, sharing his innermost thoughts. He writes as an imperfect son, husband and grandfather whose love for his family, art and life trumps the ugly theologies of an angry God and the atheist vision of a cold, meaningless universe.

Hi  I m an Atheist  Book

Hi I m an Atheist


  • Author : David G. McAfee
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Essentials
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250782090

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The essential guide to coming out as a non-believer David G. McAfee was raised in a conservative American Christian household. So when he stopped believing in God—any god—his family was shocked. He quickly realized that atheists are misunderstood, frequently thought of as Satan worshippers and anarchists. Thus started McAfee's journey to his true self, and crusade to tell others—especially those who are devoutly religious—what atheism really is, what he believes in, and why atheists should not be feared. In Hi, I'm an Atheist!, McAfee looks at what an atheist believes and how to “come out” as an atheist to your friends, family, and co-workers, offering sound advice on overcoming the difficult moments in any “coming out” conversation. Including a resource guide both for people just coming to atheism and people who have been atheists for years as well as an interview with Rebecca Vitsmun, the woman made famous for coming out as an atheist live on CNN, Hi I’m an Atheist! is a smart, sensitive, and realistic guide to living one’s life positively and honestly without the need for a belief in God.

The Atheist Muslim Book
Score: 4
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The Atheist Muslim


  • Author : Ali A. Rizvi
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250094452

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In much of the Muslim world, religion is the central foundation upon which family, community, morality, and identity are built. The inextricable embedment of religion in Muslim culture has forced a new generation of non-believing Muslims to face the heavy costs of abandoning their parents’ religion: disowned by their families, marginalized from their communities, imprisoned, or even sentenced to death by their governments. Struggling to reconcile the Muslim society he was living in as a scientist and physician and the religion he was being raised in, Ali A. Rizvi eventually loses his faith. Discovering that he is not alone, he moves to North America and promises to use his new freedom of speech to represent the voices that are usually quashed before reaching the mainstream media—the Atheist Muslim. In The Atheist Muslim, we follow Rizvi as he finds himself caught between two narrative voices he cannot relate to: extreme Islam and anti-Muslim bigotry in a post-9/11 world. The Atheist Muslim recounts the journey that allows Rizvi to criticize Islam—as one should be able to criticize any set of ideas—without demonizing his entire people. Emotionally and intellectually compelling, his personal story outlines the challenges of modern Islam and the factors that could help lead it toward a substantive, progressive reformation.

A Manual for Creating Atheists Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

A Manual for Creating Atheists


  • Author : Peter Boghossian
  • Publisher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781939578150

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A Manual for Creating Atheists Excerpt :

For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith—and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious evangelism, A Manual for Creating Atheists offers the first-ever guide not for talking people into faith—but for talking them out of it. Peter Boghossian draws on the tools he has developed and used for more than 20 years as a philosopher and educator to teach how to engage the faithful in conversations that will help them value reason and rationality, cast doubt on their religious beliefs, mistrust their faith, abandon superstition and irrationality, and ultimately embrace reason.