Being Godless


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Originally published as a special issue of Social Analysis, volume 59, issue 2

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Author by Roy Llera Blanes
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ISBN Number 9781785335730

Godless


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"Why mess around with Catholicism when you can have your own customized religion?" Fed up with his parents' boring old religion, agnostic-going-on-atheist Jason Bock invents a new god -- the town's water tower. He recruits an unlikely group of worshippers: his snail-farming best friend, Shin, cute-as-a-button (whatever that means) Magda Price, and the violent and unpredictable Henry Stagg. As their religion grows, it takes on a life of its own. While Jason struggles to keep the faith pure, Shin obsesses over writing their bible, and the explosive Henry schemes to make the new faith even more exciting -- and dangerous. When the Chutengodians hold their first ceremony high atop the dome of the water tower, things quickly go from merely dangerous to terrifying and deadly. Jason soon realizes that inventing a religion is a lot easier than controlling it, but control it he must, before his creation destroys both his friends and himself.

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Author by Pete Hautman
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Godless


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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR GODLESS “Valuable in the human story are the reflections of intelligent and ethical people who listen to the voice of reason and who allow it to vanquish bigotry and superstition. This book is a classic example.” —CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS author of God is Not Great “The most eloquent witness of internal delusion that I know—a triumphantly smiling refugee from the zany, surreal world of American fundamentalist Protestantism—is Dan Barker.” —RICHARD DAWKINS author of The God Delusion “Godless was a revelation to me. I don’t think anyone can match the (devastating!) clarity, intensity, and honesty which Dan Barker brings to the journey—faith to reason, childhood to growing up, fantasy to reality, intoxication to sobriety.” —OLIVER SACKS authors of Musicophilia In Godless, Barker recounts his journey from evangelical preacher to atheist activist, and along the way explains precisely why it is not only okay to be an atheist, it is something in which to be proud.” —MICHAEL SHERMER publisher of Skeptic Magazine “Godless is a fascinating memoir and a handbook for debunking theism. But most of all, it is a moving testimonial to one man’s emotional and intellectual rigor in acclaiming critical thinking.” —ROBERT SAPOLSKY author of Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

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Author by Dan Barker
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Tea Party Guide To Being A Real American


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"America is good. Everything else is bad." So begins the first chapter of the greatest book ever on the second-greatest Tea Party ever: your Tea Party. Or, if you're a godless wussy liberal dirty poopy socialist, their Tea Party. Either way-with us or against us-The Tea Party Guide to Being a Real American is for you. America is in hot water, and this book is going to teabag the whole damn country. This book has the answers. Answers to questions like Why did Jesus write the Constitution? and What's the most patriotic sexual position? Well, it doesn't quite answer that second one, but th.

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Author by Roland Boyle
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Happily Godless A Young Adult S Guide To Atheism


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Almost every young adult today deals with issues of religion, though they may not be comfortable talking about it. Many of them have problems with the Christian influence in their family and society. It’s an important topic and has become the subject of several best-selling books for adults. However, young people have been mostly left out of the discussion. Until now. Happily Godless introduces the main ideas of atheism to the people who matter the most—the generation just coming into society as decision makers. With a skeptical look at the existence of God, the story of Jesus, and the founding of the United States, the book also includes essays contributed by young atheists from all over North America. Happily Godless opens the door for all young adults who are questioning religion or who believe that reason is more powerful than faith.

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Author by Paul Donovan
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Universal Dictionary Of The English Language


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Author by Robert Hunter
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Parliamentary Debates


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Author by New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives
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The American Encyclopaedic Dictionary


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Godless In America


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"I spent the most of the first half of my life believing in Christianity and regarding belief in God as an essential component of human existence," George Ricker says. "I've spent the last 30 years trying to understand why I ever thought that way. This book is about how and why that process occurred. It's also about the danger posed to our democratic society by fundamentalist religion." Godless in America is a testimonial about the advantages of life without gods and religions. It's also a no-holds-barred look at some of the problems with both concepts. Written in a style that is conversational, yet provocative, it is a candid assessment of the real culture war being fought in America today: the attack being waged by the Religious Right on the values of personal freedom, democratic government, and the necessity for all Americans to be treated as equals before the law and by their government. At times humorous, at times outrageous, Godless in America treats religion and religious concepts as ideas that should be evaluated with the same standards used to evaluate all other ideas and concepts, not from the privileged position claimed by so many of a religious persuasion.

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Author by George Ricker
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ISBN Number 9780595391011

Eden And The Individual Christianity For The 21st Century


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Even more than we might realize, the Garden of Eden story has supplied the foundation for Western civilization ever since the Roman Emperor Theodosius the Great granted the orthodox version of Christianity imperial support in the fourth century AD. Faced with the scientific and economic challenges of the 21st century, however, it's time to revisit our traditional understanding of our Christian heritage. St. Augustine's monumental work, "The City of God," built on his original sin interpretation of the Garden of Eden story, traditionally defined the role of the responsible individual living within the resulting, orthodox structure. But what is the role of such an individual living in an era that has witnessed the waning of the power and influence of that institutional authority-the authority built on Augustine's persuasive interpretation of the events described in the Garden of Eden story? Without throwing the baby out with the bath water, and by paying homage to Augustinian sacrifice and commitment to belief, Eden and the Individual: Christianity for the 21st Century explores that question. In the process it offers creative conclusions directed toward enhancing the meaning, and value, of individual lives. Given a fresh sense of purpose, every individual can then work toward creating, and preserving, the order and structure that have governed collective Western life. "In this awe-inspiring chronicle, indeed revelation of Christianity Misapplied, Mr. Mihelich, courageously, has given us a pearl to keep for ourselves. And we must." Ben Swearson, eBook Reviews Weekly

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Author by Emil Mihelich
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ISBN Number 9780595845903