Why I am an Atheist

Why I am an Atheist
Author: Bhagat Singh
Publsiher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-08-15
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I am an Atheist Book Review:

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.

Why I am an Atheist and Other Works

Why I am an Atheist and Other Works
Author: Bhagat Singh
Publsiher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 9387022811
ISBN 13: 9789387022812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I am an Atheist and Other Works Book Review:

Bhagat Singh is a name that became synonymous with revolution in India’s struggle for Independence. This young boy brought about a change in the way people thought about freedom. He was well read and fought extensively for rights – his own, his comrades’ and his countrymen’s. A discussion with a friend soon turned into a matter of self-assessment for Bhagat Singh, leading to a discourse on why he chose to be an atheist. Even in the face of death at a very young age, his uncanny observation leads to his putting forth some pertinent questions. On another occasion, he was disappointed with his father’s plea in court for his innocence and chose to write a letter to him. This book is a collection of eighteen of his valued writings from within the walls of prison and outside it, which show us the resolve in his words, and the bravery in his acts subsequently.

Why I Am Not a Christian

Why I Am Not a Christian
Author: Bertrand Russell
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-04-20
ISBN 10: 1329567110
ISBN 13: 9781329567115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am Not a Christian Book Review:

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. Bertrand Arthur William Russell,18 May 1872–2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist. 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. He is widely held to be one of the 20th century's premier logicians. With A. N. Whitehead he wrote Principia Mathematica, an attempt to create a logical basis for mathematics.

50 Great Myths About Atheism

50 Great Myths About Atheism
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-10-28
ISBN 10: 0470674059
ISBN 13: 9780470674055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Great Myths About Atheism Book Review:

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous
Author: Alcoholics Anonymous
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2012-08
ISBN 10: 9781258461805
ISBN 13: 1258461803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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What Is God Can Religion be Modeled

What Is God  Can Religion be Modeled
Author: Thomas B. Sheridan
Publsiher: New Academia Publishing
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-12-22
ISBN 10: 0990693945
ISBN 13: 9780990693949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is God Can Religion be Modeled Book Review:

This is a study of the concept of God, not from the perspective of any religious tradition, but rather as belief in a supernatural entity as has prevailed through the ages. The book's unique perspective is to ask what can be modeled in denotative language (much as modeling in science, medicine and modern professions) in contrast to connotative language (e.g., myth, metaphor, art and music). It adopts the assumption of model-based reality, as currently prevalent in physics and some branches of philosophy. That criterion means an entity can be called real for public discourse purposes only to the extent that a credible model can be made of what the entity is or how it works (as contrasted to the private reality of thoughts, perceptions or dreams.) "It is rare to see the ultimate question of God as prime mover examined as a problem open to rigorous scientific inquiry. Thomas Sheridan has now done it with admirable clarity." —Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of the The Meaning of Human Existence (2014). "Sheridan's argument supporting atheism is different and unique. It is a scholarly, scientific argument, rather than an emotional one. It should be included in every library collection focused on human belief systems." —David G. Gil, Professor Emeritus of Social Policy, Brandeis University. "The book is well written, well-organized, comprehensive, informative, and unique. I am not aware of similar books in the literature." —Victor Stenger, Author of God, the Failed Hypothesis, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Hawaii and Visiting Fellow in Philosophy, University of Colorado. "A novel addition to what one might call 'quantitative theology', raising some interesting ideas about the relation of science to religion. It also provides a concise summary of the history of religion and ideas, and an excellent summary both of scientific method and scientific modeling. The latter alone makes the book worth buying." —Neville Moray, Professor Emeritus of Applied Cognitive Psychology, University of Surrey, UK.

When Atheism Becomes Religion

When Atheism Becomes Religion
Author: Chris Hedges
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-03-10
ISBN 10: 9781439158364
ISBN 13: 1439158363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Atheism Becomes Religion Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of American Fascists and the NBCC finalist for War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning comes this timely and compelling work about new atheists: those who attack religion to advance the worst of global capitalism, intolerance and imperial projects. Chris Hedges, who graduated from seminary at Harvard Divinity School, has long been a courageous voice in a world where there are too few. He observes that there are two radical, polarized and dangerous sides to the debate on faith and religion in America: the fundamentalists who see religious faith as their prerogative, and the new atheists who brand all religious belief as irrational and dangerous. Both sides use faith to promote a radical agenda, while the religious majority, those with a commitment to tolerance and compassion as well as to their faith, are caught in the middle. The new atheists, led by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris, do not make moral arguments about religion. Rather, they have created a new form of fundamentalism that attempts to permeate society with ideas about our own moral superiority and the omnipotence of human reason. I Don't Believe in Atheists critiques the radical mindset that rages against religion and faith. Hedges identifies the pillars of the new atheist belief system, revealing that the stringent rules and rigid traditions in place are as strict as those of any religious practice. Hedges claims that those who have placed blind faith in the morally neutral disciplines of reason and science create idols in their own image -- a sin for either side of the spectrum. He makes an impassioned, intelligent case against religious and secular fundamentalism, which seeks to divide the world into those worthy of moral and intellectual consideration and those who should be condemned, silenced and eradicated. Hedges shatters the new atheists' assault against religion in America, and in doing so, makes way for new, moderate voices to join the debate. This is a book that must be read to understand the state of the battle about faith.

Lessons in Secular Criticism

Lessons in Secular Criticism
Author: Stathis Gourgouris
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2013-09-02
ISBN 10: 0823254860
ISBN 13: 9780823254866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lessons in Secular Criticism Book Review:

Secular criticism is a term invented by Edward Said to denote not a theory but a practice that counters the tendency of much modern thinking to reach for a transcendentalist comfort zone, the very space philosophy wrested away from religion in the name of modernity. Using this notion as a compass, this book reconfigures recent secularism debates on an entirely different basis, by showing (1) how the secular imagination is closely linked to society’s radical poiesis, its capacity to imagine and create unprecedented forms of worldly existence; and (2) how the space of the secular animates the desire for a radical democratic politics that overturns inherited modes of subjugation, whether religious or secularist. Gourgouris’s point is to disrupt the co-dependent relation between the religious and the secular—hence, his rejection of fashionable languages of postsecularism—in order to engage in a double critique of heteronomous politics of all kinds. For him, secular criticism is a form of political being: critical, antifoundational, disobedient, anarchic, yet not negative for negation’s sake but creative of new forms of collective reflection, interrogation, and action that alter not only the current terrain of dominant politics but also the very self-conceptualization of what it means to be human. Written in a free and combative style and given both to close readings of texts and to gazing off into the broad horizon, these essays cover a range of issues—historical and philosophical, archaic and contemporary, literary and political—that ultimately converge in the significance of contemporary radical politics: the assembly movements we have seen in various parts of the world in recent years. The secular imagination demands a radical pedagogy and unlearning a great many established thought patterns. Its most important dimension is not battling religion per se but dismantling theological politics of sovereignty in favor of radical conditions for social autonomy.

Thank God for Atheists

Thank God for Atheists
Author: Timothy Morgan
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN 10: 0736966293
ISBN 13: 9780736966290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thank God for Atheists Book Review:

"The greatest authors of atheism did more to push me toward belief in God than any Christian apologist writer." --Timothy Morgan. After a decade of major disappointments, Timothy Morgan was ready to reject God. Atheism offered an escape--an opportunity to dismiss God permanently. But as Morgan delved into the thinking of great atheists past and present, he was stunned. In book after book, he found their reasons for rejecting God to be intellectually unfulfilling. In Thank God for Atheists he candidly shares his journey by letting atheists speak for themselves, examining their logic to see whether it holds up or not. Along the way, deals with these key questions: What are the key elements of the atheist worldview? Who are the leading modern-day atheists, and what are they saying? How can you effectively respond to atheism? You'll find this a personal and thoughtful book on why the evidence for God is much more compelling than the evidence against Him.

Atheist Delusions

Atheist Delusions
Author: David Bentley Hart
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-04-21
ISBN 10: 0300155646
ISBN 13: 9780300155648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atheist Delusions Book Review:

Religious scholar Hart argues that contemporary antireligious polemics are based not only upon conceptual confusions but upon facile simplifications of history and provides a powerful antidote to the New Atheists' misrepresentations of the Christian past.

Youcat English

Youcat English
Author: Cardinal Christoph Schönborn
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1586175165
ISBN 13: 9781586175160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Youcat English Book Review:

Introduces young readers to Catholic beliefs as expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion
Author: Graham Oppy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2015-04-17
ISBN 10: 1317515919
ISBN 13: 9781317515913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion Book Review:

Philosophy of religion has experienced a renaissance in recent times, paralleling the resurgence in public debate about the place and value of religion in contemporary Western societies. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject. Comprising over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into seven parts: theoretical orientations conceptions of divinity epistemology of religious belief metaphysics and religious language religion and politics religion and ethics religion and scientific scrutiny. Within these sections central issues, debates and problems are examined, including: religious experience, religion and superstition, realism and anti-realism, scientific interpretation of religious texts, feminist approaches to religion, religion in the public square, tolerance, religion and meta-ethics, religion and cognitive science, and the meaning of life. Together, they offer readers an informed understanding of the current state of play in the liveliest areas of contemporary philosophy of religion. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion is essential reading for students and researchers of philosophy of religion from across the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Young Atheist s Handbook

The Young Atheist s Handbook
Author: Alom Shaha
Publsiher: Biteback Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-07-19
ISBN 10: 1849544417
ISBN 13: 9781849544412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Young Atheist s Handbook Book Review:

Growing up in a strict Muslim community in south-east London, Alom Shaha learnt that religion was not to be questioned. Reciting the Qur'an without understanding what it meant was simply a part of life; so, too, was obeying the imam and enduring beatings when he failed to attend the local mosque. But Alom was more drawn to science and its power to illuminate. As a teen, he lived between two worlds: the home controlled by his authoritarian father, and a school alive with books and ideas. In a charming blend of memoir, philosophy and science, Alom explores the questions about faith and the afterlife that we all ponder. This is a book for anyone who wonders what they should believe and how they should live. It's for those who may need the facts and the ideas, as well as the courage, to break free from inherited beliefs. In this powerful narrative, Alom shows that it is possible to live a compassionate, fulfilling and meaningful life without God.

The Yellow Wall Paper

The Yellow Wall Paper
Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 55
Release: 1899
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:RSMCXS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Atheist Universe

Atheist Universe
Author: David Mills
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-08-04
ISBN 10: 156975263X
ISBN 13: 9781569752630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atheist Universe Book Review:

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’ 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?

The Profits of Religion

The Profits of Religion
Author: Upton Sinclair
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 315
Release: 1926
ISBN 10: 1465505695
ISBN 13: 9781465505699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Manual for Creating Atheists

A Manual for Creating Atheists
Author: Peter Boghossian
Publsiher: Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 1939578159
ISBN 13: 9781939578150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Manual for Creating Atheists Book Review:

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.

Why I Am Not a Muslim

Why I Am Not a Muslim
Author: Ibn Warraq
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2010-09-30
ISBN 10: 1615920293
ISBN 13: 9781615920297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am Not a Muslim Book Review:

Those who practice the Muslim faith have resisted examinations of their religion. They are extremely guarded about their religion, and what they consider blasphemous acts by skeptical Muslims and non-Muslims alike has only served to pique the world's curiosity. This critical examination reveals an unflattering picture of the faith and its practitioners. Nevertheless, it is the truth, something that has either been deliberately concealed by modern scholars or buried in obscure journals accessible only to a select few.

The Atheist s Primer

The Atheist s Primer
Author: Michael Palmer
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2012-10-08
ISBN 10: 0718841476
ISBN 13: 9780718841478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Atheist s Primer Book Review:

Arguing that a 'new atheism', driven largely by Darwinian objections to God's existence, has limited debate to a scientific framework, The Atheist's Primer reinstates the importance of philosophy in the debate about God's existence and in so doing recovers the distinguished philosophical tradition of atheism, which Dawkins and others have obscured. Beginning with the Ancient Greeks and culminating with Hume, Michael Palmer provides the philosophical framework on which scientific objections to theism are hung. He explicates and comments on the thinking behind atheism, discussing issues such as evil, morality, miracles, and the motivations for belief. Although delving deeply into epistemological concerns, emphasising the disheartening limitations of man's capacity for knowledge and our materialist dependencies, Palmer concludes on a positive note arguing - alongside Nietzsche, Marx and Freud and many others - that happiness and personal fulfilment are to be found in the very materialism that religious belief rejects. An eloquent abridgment of his previous work, The Atheist's Creed, which was aimed at the educational market, The Atheist's Primer is written in fluent and concise prose, making it an accessible introduction for the general reader.

Nietzsche Religion and Mood

Nietzsche  Religion  and Mood
Author: Sampsa Andrei Saarinen
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2019-05-20
ISBN 10: 3110620359
ISBN 13: 9783110620351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nietzsche Religion and Mood Book Review:

How does Nietzsche, as psychologist, envision the future of religion and atheism? While there has been no lack of “psychological” studies that have sought to illuminate Nietzsche's philosophy of religion by interpreting his biography, this monograph is the first comprehensive study to approach the topic through the philosopher's own psychological thinking. The author shows how Nietzsche's critical writings on religion, and especially on religious decline and future possibilities, are informed by his psychological thinking about moods. The author furthermore argues that the clarification of this aspect of the philosopher’s work is essential to interpreting some of the most ambiguous words found in his writings; the words that God is dead. Instead of merely denying the existence of God in a way that leaves a melancholic need for religion or a futile search for replacements intact, Nietzsche arguably envisions the possibility of a radical atheism, which is characterized by a mood of joyful doubt. The examination of this vision should be of great interest to scholars of Nietzsche and of the history of philosophy, but also of relevance to all those who take an interest in the interdisciplinary discourse on secularization.