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Comment by Derek S Murphy on April 25, 2011 at 2:04pm
Jesus Potter Harry Christ book giveaway! This book is being reviewed by some top atheist bloggers (vridar, heresy corner, Epiphenom). I'm giving away the ebook version for free to generate amazon reviews. Grab your copy and leave feedback!

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Comment by Anne on April 14, 2011 at 8:57pm
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Comment by Johno on February 11, 2011 at 2:14pm
Is anyone interested in whether we have free will or not? I've just had my first book published and am desperate for readers! Available in the US and Uk and everywhere! e.g. http://www.amazon.com/Free-Will-investigation-whether-always/dp/095... Go on, you know you want to (or have no choice in the matter...)
Comment by Docteur Stephan Halbeisen on February 3, 2011 at 11:35am

Smith, George H.: 1979, Atheism: The Case Against God, Prometheus Books, New York. Thorough and systematic introduction to atheism.

Smith, George H.: 2000, Why Atheism, Prometheus Books, New York.

Streminger, Gerhard: 1992, God's goodness and the evils of the world, the problem of theodicy, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen. Excellent discussion of the topic, and a refutation of all common and less common theodicies, the philosophical proof is that the problem is unsolvable.

Stenger, Victor J.: 2003, Has Science Found God: The Latest Results in the Search for Purpose in the Universe, Prometheus Books, New York. Recently, the rumor spread that include recent scientific findings, a confirmation of old religious ideas. Prof. Stenger examines this claim and come to exactly opposite conclusions - in a thorough undinformative Article

Tolley, Edward P., Swenson, Jeff: 2003, Beach Blanket Atheism: The Beginner's Guide for the Non-Believer, Sterling House. Humorous introduction to atheism, a real reading experience, especially with many citations.

White, Hugh: 2003, What's Real? God Is Not: A Realistic View on Belief in Gods and Religions, Author House Bloomington. A rather poor introduction to atheism.
Comment by Docteur Stephan Halbeisen on February 3, 2011 at 11:33am
Kahl, Joachim: 1969, The Poverty of Christianity or plea for a humanity without God, Rowohlt, Reinbek. A former theologian settles with Christenum and calls for an enlightened atheism.

Kaufmann, Walter: 1963, The Faith of a Heretic, Anchor Books, New York.

Kaufmann, Walter: 1972, Critique of Religion and Philosophy, Princeton University Press, Princeton (New Jersey).

King, Max: 2001, The Cruelest Joke of All, Author House, Bloomington. Jesus was an atheist who wanted to get close to the Jewish atheism - a crude theory, represented not particularly convincing.

Leedom, Tim C. (Editor): 1993, The Book Your Church Does not Want You to Read, The Truth Seeker Company, San Diego. Sammlug of essays on the reasons not to believe in God and not to trust the churches.

Mackie, John L.: 1985, The Miracle of Theism, Reclam, Ditzingen. One of the best German-language introduction to atheism.

Martin, Michael: 1990, Atheism: A Philosophical Justification, Temple University Press, Philadelphia. The fundamental work in establishing atheism, very demanding.

Martin, Michael: 1993, The Case Against Christianity, Temple University Press, Philadelphia. Addressing the core doctrines of Christianity and their critics.

Martin, Michael: 2003, Atheism, Morality, and Meaning (Prometheus Lecture Series), Prometheus Books, New York. Very good work with a justification of atheistic morality and the meaning of life, also a fundamental critique of Christian morality.

Mills, David: 2004, Atheist Universe, Xlibris Corporation, Philadelphia. Interesting and thorough introduction to atheism.

Minois, Georges: 2000, history of atheism. From the beginnings to the present., Böhlaus Nachf, Weimar. The history book on atheism.

Newberg, Andrew, DAquili, Vince Rause: 2003, The thought of God. How faith comes in the brain., Piper, Munich. Introduction to Neuro theology. "

Parsons, Keith M.: 1990, God and the Burden of Proof: Plantinga, Swinburne, and the Analytic Defense of Theism (Frontiers of Philosophy), Prometheus Books, New York. The modern theologians are analytical Plantinga and Swinburne who present both recent proofs of God that are very sophisticated - and here are thoroughly refuted by Parsons.

Poidevin, Robin Le: 1996, Arguing for Atheism: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion, Routledge, New York. Argumentative good to very good introduction to the reasons not to believe in God.

Rohde, Norbert: 2004, Farewell to the Bible from the ancient faith to the new knowledge, Books on Demand, Norderstedt. Thorough introduction to the dark side of the Bible and the reasons why you can not trust the Bible, illuminating and enlightening brought to light.

Russell, Bertrand: 1994, Why I am not a Christian. On religion, morality and humanity., Rowohlt, Reinbek. One of the most important works against the Christian religion.

Salomon, MS. 2003, Stolberg's Inferno, Alibri Publisher Gunnar Schedel, Aschaffenburg.

Schleichert, Hubert: 2001, How you argue with fundamentalists, without losing his mind. Instructions for subversive thinking., CH Beck, Munich. Argumentation of fundamentalists, illustrated by the question of what to do about it.

Shaferski, Nadir: 2001, Cogito Ergo Cogito, People & Buch Verlag, Berlin. Interesting critical analysis of Christianity and Islam.

Shermer, Michael: 1998, Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time, WH Freeman & Company, New York. Why people believe weird things?

Shermer, Michael: 1999, How We Believe:. The Search for God in an Age of Science, WH Freeman & Company, New York. Analysis of the reasons why people believe in God and a critical assessment of these reasons.

Smith, George H.: 1979, Atheism: The Case Against God, Prometheus Books, New York.
Comment by Docteur Stephan Halbeisen on February 3, 2011 at 11:22am
Literature on the subject of atheism
Due to numerous requests, I present to you a list of literature that deals specifically and exclusively with atheism.



Interesting literature on the subject
Angeles, Peter Adam: 1981, The Problem of God: A Short Introduction, Prometheus Books, New York. Philosophical Introduction to the proofs of God along with their thorough refutation.

Baggini, Julian: 2003, Atheism. A Very Short Introduction. , Oxford University Press, Oxford. Short, concise and to the small scale of surprisingly good justification of atheism.

Barker, Dan, 1992b, Losing Faith In Faith. From Preacher To Atheist., Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., Madison. The book of a man who was 19 years of fundamentalist and the atheist priest was. Humorous reading, but also factually-based.

Bible: 2004, Bible 2005th CD-ROM., R. Brockhaus, Haan. The book of books - according to Isaac Asimov one of the best arguments for atheism ever conceived.

Boyer, Pascal: 2004, And God created man, Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart. An anthropological, linguistic and neurobiological theory of why the man had to invent God, a theory of all existing religions - thoroughly informed and protected experimental. A must if one wants to know why the religions have emerged.

Brams, Steven J.: 1983, Superior Beings - If They Exist, How Would We Know? Game-Theoretic Implications of Omniscience, Immortality, and Incomprehensibility, Springer-Verlag, New York. Introduction to game theory on the basis of the interaction between man and God, and certainly one of the most original justifications of atheism.

Callahan, Tim: 1997, Bible Prophecy: Failure or Fulfillment, Millennium Press, Altadena?. Discussion of a historian with the alleged prophecies in the Bible, the book simultaneously presents the historical context of the AT dar.

Corvin, Otto von: 2000, Pfaff mirror Freistühler, Schwerte..

Dawkins, Richard: 1996b, The Blind Watchmaker. A new case for Darwinism., DTV, Munich.

Doherty, Earl: 1999, The Jesus Puzzle. Did Christianity Begin with a Mythical Christ? : Challenging the Existence of an Historical Jesus, Canadian Humanist Publications, Ottawa. A historian plausible and compelling reasons why the Jesus of the New Testament may not have given.

Drange, Theodore M.: 1998, Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God, Prometheus Books, New York. Two arguments for the nonexistence of the (Christian) God, one of which is the problem of theodicy, shown here with a systematic refutation of the most known solutions to the problem.

Everitt, Nicholas: 2004, The Non-Existence of God, Routledge, New York. Excellent, in-depth, informative and very factual introduction to the philosophical question of why one should think God did not exist.

Feuerbach, Ludwig: 1841, The Essence of Christianity, Reclam, Ditzingen.. The classic works critical of religion - still current.

Gale, Richard M.: 1993, On the Nature and Existence of God, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Very in depth range of work about the nature of God.

Giovannoli, Joseph: 2000, The Biology of Belief: How Our Biology Biases Our Beliefs and Perceptions, Rosetta Press, Inc., New York. Excellent work on the biological reasons why people believe in God.

Haffmans, Gerd (ed.): 1994, atheism Small Catechism, Haffmans Verlag, Zurich. Small, compact and good introduction to atheism.

Hume, David: 1981, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, Routledge, Ditzingen. Religion critical masterpiece of a brilliant philosopher, in the form of a dialogue.

Johnson, BC: 1981, Atheist Debater's Handbook, Prometheus Books, New York. Thorough introduction to the arguments with which one can defend in debate atheism.

Joshi, ST: 2003, God's Defenders: What They Believe and Why They Are Wrong, Promet
Comment by Docteur Stephan Halbeisen on February 3, 2011 at 11:21am
Literature on the subject of atheism 
I present to you a list of literature that deals specifically and exclusively with atheism. 



Interesting literature on the subject 
Angeles, Peter Adam: 1981, The Problem of God: A Short Introduction, Prometheus Books, New York. Philosophical Introduction to the proofs of God along with their thorough refutation. 

Baggini, Julian: 2003, Atheism. A Very Short Introduction. , Oxford University Press, Oxford. Short, concise and to the small scale of surprisingly good justification of atheism. 

Barker, Dan, 1992b, Losing Faith In Faith. From Preacher To Atheist., Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., Madison. The book of a man who was 19 years of fundamentalist and the atheist priest was. Humorous reading, but also factually-based. 

Bible: 2004, Bible 2005th CD-R
Comment by Docteur Stephan Halbeisen on February 1, 2011 at 10:47am
You should read the books: from  

Karl Heinrich Leopold Deschner (born on May 23, 1924, in Bamberg, Bavaria), who is a German researcher and writer who has achieved public attention in Europe for his thorough and fiercely critical treatment of Christianity in general and the Catholic Church in particular, as expressed in several articles and books, culminating in his opus The Criminal History of Christianity (Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums, Rowohlt Verlag GmbH, Reinbek) which is planned in 10 volumes, of which 9 volumes have been published so far.[1] 

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlheinz_Deschner

Up to now, a Criminal History of Islam or a  Criminal History of Judaisme hasn't written...

Is there anyone out there interested in writing these books ?

Comment by James on December 2, 2010 at 8:28pm
OK, So I have finished The Moral Landscape. For me it was a tale of two half's. The first half (and conclusion) were pretty lacklustre to me. The first half reads like a begging of the question the book is advertised to answer, and then rehashes it again and again. Some interesting points are made, but nothing groundbreaking. The second half of the book was much better though, and I found myself tearing though those chapters. These sections were not really on the initial subject of the book. Rather is was on the brain, brain states, different studies and religions association with morality. These chapters were well worth the read. If you expect this book to answer the question it poses; it doesn't. That said, I consider it world the read if only for the second half.
Comment by James on November 27, 2010 at 7:46pm
I'm getting close to finishing The Moral Landscape. I would have liked to finish it by now, but other things keep preempting it. I will report my thoughts in the next few days most likely. I did pick up my next read though. I was at an old book store when I found a old looking copy of The Descent of Man. It was only about $7 and the embossed cover looks neat, so I figured why not. But I've been looking at it lately and think that it may possibly be a second edition! The only place it is dated is in the 'Preface to the second edition', where it is dated Sept 1874! It's possible it's a re-print, but I am pretty curious now, I must admit. Old or not, I'm going to read this next. After that... I'm thinking about Your Inner Fish, but haven't decided yet.
 

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