Since its first publication in two volumes between 1926-28, this work has ranked as one of the most widely read and most talked about books of our time. Spengler probes the origin and “fate” of our civilization, presenting a world view based on the cyclical rise and decline of cultures. Time magazine calls it “an […]
This book collects together all of the papers on Divine Hiddenness delivered at a conference held by the Society of Christian Philosophers in Portland, Oregon. This conference was also attended by several atheists, some of whom delivered papers which are included in this collection. So, this book should be considered as an excellent and complete […]
This is the most extensive reference in print that presents proposed solutions to numerous arguments against Biblical inerrancy, presented in the order in which the “problems” appear in the Bible, including a full index. Skeptics should always be aware of how fundamentalists reconcile various Biblical contradictions and other problems before using such problems in debates, […]
A collection of fiction and non-fiction.
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This somewhat autobiographical novel addresses issues of dealing with the “other” that were of equal concern to Sartre. Baldwin succeeds in telling a gripping tale while exploring the complex problems of interpersonal relationships and the desire to escape from one’s own freedom.
Book Description In times of questioning and despair, people often quote the Bible to provide answers. Surprisingly, though, the Bible does not have one answer but many “answers,” “answers” that often contradict each other. Consider these competing explanations for suffering put forth by various biblical writers: The prophets: suffering is a punishment for sin The […]
On September 11, 2001, the world in which we live was changed forever. The twin towers of the World Trade Center came crashing down, one side of the Pentagon burst into flames, and more than six thousand men, women, and children lost their lives in the most deadly attack on American soil. As shocking as […]
This entirely new Humanist Manifesto, not yet available on the internet–as are Humanist Manifesto I (1933) and Humanist Manifesto II (1973), which can also be purchased together — is designed to address the problems of the twenty-first century and the millennium beyond. Providing a strong defense of scientific naturalism and technology, it is offered as […]
This book refutes the teachings of creationism by taking “creationist arguments point by point . . . mainly using evidence from the fossil record.”
For the first time, a former high-level insider provides a behind-the-scenes look at the private world of James Dobson, one of the most powerful (yet clandestine) figures waging religious war against mainstream America. In James Dobson’s War On America we learn what only an insider could know about James Dobson, who has the power and […]
Anything that teaches a valuable lesson about fallacious reasoning and at the same time pokes fun at a ridiculous man has to be great!
Meyebela, or “girlhood,” is a term coined by Nasrin (“Shame”) because no term for a girl’s childhood exists in Bengali. Nasrin, a Bangladeshi doctor-turned-writer, has been living in exile since 1994–ever since Muslim clerics issued a fatwa against her for her criticism of Islam’s repression of women. In this powerful memoir of her Muslim childhood, […]
This is a literary, not a philosophical work, but it deals with issues fundamental to the human quest for meaning and with the question of our relation to being. Sartre paints a portrait of a life lived in reaction to the seeming absurdities underlying the most fundamental metaphysical principles. The reaction is poetic: in place […]
With the passion of a true poet, Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 99-55 B.C.E.) expounds the most coherent and eloquent system of materialism surviving from the ancient world. Developing the atomic theory of his master, Epicurus, Lucretius discusses the motion of atoms, natural phenomena, sensation, free will, and the soul’s relation to the body. Most importantly, […]
Book Description Parenting Beyond Belief is a book for loving and thoughtful parents who wish to raise their children without religion. There are scores of books available for religious parents. Now there’s one for the rest of us. It’s hard enough to live a secular life in a religious world. And bringing up children without […]
Description An essential work on historical methods. Almost all experts agree that the Jesus of the Bible is a composite of myth, legend, and some historical evidence. So what can we know about the real Jesus? For more than one hundred fifty years, scholars have attempted to answer this question. Unfortunately, the “Quest for the […]
Paul Edwards’ Reincarnation surveys the state of the evidence for and against reincarnation, from the more dubious claims that feelings of deja vu, LSD experiences, and the existence of child prodigies provide indirect evidence for reincarnation to the more widespread claims that “past life” hypnotic regressions and spontaneous “memories” of past lives in children provide […]
Several times in the distant past, catastrophic extinctions have swept the Earth, causing more than half of all species – from single-celled organisms to awe-inspiring behemoths – to suddenly vanish and be replaced by new life forms. Today the rich diversity of life on the Earth is again in grave danger – and the cause […]
Uses a question and answer format, with illustrations, to explain why the sky is blue, what a rainbow is, what atoms are, how gravity works, and many other scientific facts and events.
Arthur Dent is out of his bathrobe, in love, and wondering why the dolphins said…So Long and Thanks for All the Fish. Was the earth really demolished? Why did all the dolphins disappear? What is God’s final message to His creatures? Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, and the new voivoid gang are off (by commercial airline) […]
This book contains manuscripts of Roberts (who was important in the early Mormon church) in which he questions the authenticity of the Book of Mormon and admits that Joseph Smith was capable of inventing the Book of Mormon.
Here’s a book that’s wonderfully long on information and mercifully brief but very cogent in its author’s opinions. Coauthor of a text on church-state Supreme Court adjudication, Flowers is ideally informed to present the constitutional reasoning behind Court decisions in church-state cases. What’s more, he writes with crystalline clarity and great impetus; his clean prose […]
Book Description A Pulitzer Prize finalist, this scholarly analysis of our modern celebration of Christmas pulls together a thoroughly convincing case for the widely accepted notion that it is a 19th-century creation, indeed a deliberate reformation and taming of a holiday with wilder pagan origins. Christmas was set at December 25 in the fourth century, […]
A darkly brilliant novel of self-discovery the cutting edge of experimental fiction. It leads from nowhere to nowhere, the mysterious world-spanning structure on which everyone seems to live. Rescued from the sea, devoid of personality or memory, all John Orr knows is the Bridge, his persistent dreams of war, and his desire for Chief Engineer […]
Description Humanists have long contended that morality is a strictly human concern and should be independent of religious creeds and dogma. This principle was clearly articulated in the two Humanist Manifestos issued in the mid-twentieth century and in Humanist Manifesto 2000, which appeared at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Now distinguished economist Rodrigue Tremblay […]
The Early Ayn Rand contains previously unavailable short stories and plays from Rand’s early writing career. Of particular interest are cuts from The Fountainhead which detail Roark’s early relationships with Henry Cameron and Vesta Dunning, Roark’s first lover.
Perhaps the best defense of theism written in recent times. This book is essential for anyone interested in philosophy of religion.
The Fountainhead has become an enduring piece of literature, more popular now than when published in 1943. On the surface, it is a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, Peter Keating, and a newspaper columnist, Ellsworth Toohey. But the book addresses a […]