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March 29, 2015
New in the Kiosk: You Don't Have to Be Religious to Be a Good Person (2015) by Dor
"I will argue that if everyone in the world adopted a position of respect and tolerance for all people and the environment the world would be a better place. This is more likely to happen with a secular morality than a religious morality because religions often do not preach tolerance and respect for other people or the environment. A religious morality often falls down due to intolerance and a lack of respect for others. Indeed, I go further and argue that a secular morality is better than a religious one because it will produce a more tolerant, respectful world."
March 12, 2015
New in the Bookstore: What If I'm an Atheist?: A Teen's Guide to Exploring a Life Without Religion (2015) by David Seidman.
What If I'm an Atheist? offers a thoughtful exploration of how atheism or the absence of religion can impact your life. From discussing the practical significance of holidays to offering conversation starters and tips, this guide is an invaluable resource about religion, spirituality, and the lack thereof. This compassionate, nonjudgmental guide includes peer interviews featuring both religious and atheist teens and provides a safe space to find answers to the questions you may not want to ask out loud, so you can decide what you believe--or don't--for yourself.
March 8, 2015
Creationists often point to the alleged orderliness of the universe as evidence for the existence of a creator deity, "God." But what are the facts? Is the alleged orderliness of the universe actually evidence for--or against--the existence of a creator?
February 12, 2015
New in the Kiosk: Jesus Was Real, and Mentally Abused by His Parents (2015) by Cameron Filas
Mary and Joseph are betrothed, and Joseph discovers that Mary is pregnant. This is a dilemma. Did she commit adultery? For Mary, this would clearly not be a good way to go. But of course, being pregnant, she was not in any position to claim she was still a virgin or faithful to Joseph. Or, was she?
January 18, 2015
"The human body is just a machine. Sometimes it breaks down and needs repairs or spare parts, but eventually the breakdown is irreparable and life ends. When the body dies, some parts might be salvaged to repair other bodies, but for that particular body it is all over. Knowing that death is the end and that there is nothing after it gives me the courage and peace of mind to live my life, and to face my death as inevitable when it comes. I don't have to worry about an afterlife where I might be punished or bored nor do I have to believe any of the other tales that are told about the afterlife."