Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide

24 February 2020 | By Richard Dawkins | Filed in: atheism.

Should we believe in God In this new book, written for a new generation, the brilliant science writer and author of The God Delusion, explains why we shouldn t Should we believe in God Do we need God in order to explain the existence of the universe Do we need God in order to be good In twelve

Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam

24 February 2020 | By Yasmine Mohammed | Filed in: atheism.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali s Infidel meets The Handmaid s TaleSince September 11th, 2001, the Western world has been preoccupied with Islam and its role in terrorism Yet public debate about the faith is polarized one camp praises the religion of peace while the other claims all Muslims are terrorists.

The Four Horsemen: The Conversation That Sparked an Atheist Revolution

24 February 2020 | By Christopher Hitchens | Filed in: atheism.

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

Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

24 February 2020 | By Sam Harris | Filed in: atheism.

In this deeply informed and absorbing exchange, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz present an antidote to the polarizing rhetoric and obscurantism that have become defining features of our time honest dialogue A renowned critic of religion, Harris finds the doctrines of Islam dangerous and irredeemable.

Seven Types of Atheism

24 February 2020 | By John N. Gray | Filed in: atheism.

A highly readable, fascinating book that jerks the debate on religion versus atheism right out of its crusted rut into the light of serious intellectual scrutiny ObserverA meditation on the importance of atheism in the modern world and its inadequacies and contradictions by one of Britain s

Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine

24 February 2020 | By Paul A. Offit | Filed in: atheism.

In recent years, there have been major outbreaks of whooping cough among children in California, mumps in New York, and measles in Ohio s Amish country despite the fact that these are all vaccine preventable diseases Although America is the most medically advanced place in the world, many people

The Atheist Muslim: A Journey from Religion to Reason

24 February 2020 | By Ali A. Rizvi | Filed in: atheism.

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

The Story of God: A Biblical Comedy about Love [and Hate]

24 February 2020 | By Chris Matheson | Filed in: atheism.

Part Kurt Vonnegut, part Douglas Adams, but let s be honest, Matheson had me at Based on the Bible Dana Gould, comedian and writer The Bible offers some clues to God s personality he s alternately been called vindictive and just, bloodthirsty and caring, all powerful and impotent, capricious

Atheism Bites: 100 New Atheistic Aphorisms

24 February 2020 | By Daniel Ramalho | Filed in: atheism.

Intelligent, complex, sardonic and deeply ironical, Atheism Bites 100 New Atheistic Aphorisms is a treasure trove of new thoughts and perspectives on the irrationality of religious belief Written by a philosopher of mind and seasoned researcher of religious practice, Atheism Bites 100 New

The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American

24 February 2020 | By Andrew L. Seidel | Filed in: atheism.

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 In

Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression

24 February 2020 | By Hector A. Garcia | Filed in: atheism.

This book uses evolutionary psychology as a lens to explain religious violence and oppression The author, a clinical psychologist, examines religious scriptures, rituals, and canon law, highlighting the many ways in which our evolutionary legacy has shaped the development of religion and continues

The God Delusion

24 February 2020 | By Richard Dawkins | Filed in: atheism.

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 With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex obsessed tyrant of the Old

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

24 February 2020 | By Christopher Hitchens | Filed in: atheism.

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris s recent bestseller The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man made

Letter to a Christian Nation

24 February 2020 | By Sam Harris | Filed in: atheism.

In response to The End of Faith, Sam Harris received thousands of letters from Christians excoriating him for not believing in God Letter to A Christian Nation is his reply Using rational argument, Harris offers a measured refutation of the beliefs that form the core of fundamentalist