Author: Dan Barker,Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569756775


Page: 376

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A former preacher tell why he abandoned the guidance of the Bible to follow the dictates of own conscience.


Author: Pete Hautman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416908161

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 198

View: 6378

When sixteen-year-old Jason Bock and his friends create their own religion to worship the town's water tower, what started out as a joke begins to take on a power of its own.

Godless in America

Author: George Ricker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059539101X

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 2272

"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.

Being Godless

Author: Roy Llera Blanes,Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785335731

Category: Atheism

Page: 154

View: 1432

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

Going Godless

Author: J. K. Fausnight

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450205038


Page: 276

View: 5477

If you have recently joined the growing ranks of nonbelievers, you may be wondering where to go next. What do you leave behind when you abandon religion? Is atheism and agnosticism a spiritual dead-end? How do you find meaning, morality, and spiritual satisfaction in a world without God? Going Godless takes a look at spirituality redefined within the material world around us, the world we know exists. Whether you are atheist, agnostic, deist, or simply don't subscribe to any existing religion, you are faced with going through life without a rule book handed down by God. Going Godless does not provide you with a rule book, but rather an important perspective for writing your own.

Godless Shakespeare

Author: Eric S. Mallin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441194282

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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Godless Shakespeare is the first book to discuss Shakespeare's plays from an atheist perspective. Although it is clear that Shakespeare engaged with and deployed much of his culture's broadly religious interests - his language is shot through with biblical quotations, priestly sermonizing and Christian imagery - Mallin argues that there is a profound absence of or hostility to God in his plays. Following Dante's three part structure for The Divine Comedy - Hell represents expressions of religious faith in Shakespeare's plays, Purgatory sets out more sceptical positions, and Heaven shows articulations of godlessness - Mallin traces a spiritual ascent from the unthinkingly devout to the atheistically spiritual. This polemical, vigorous account focuses on the moral and spiritual dilemmas of major characters, developing the often subtle transitions between belief, scepticism and atheism. Finally, Godless Shakespeare argues for the liberating potential of unbelief.

The Godless

Author: James A Moore

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 0857668536

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 5901

The eagerly anticipating fifth book in the Seven Forges series... The long war with the Sa'ba Taalor has ended, but the land of Fellein does not know peace – only ceaseless change. A spate of murders draw the interest of Darsken Murdrow of the Inquisition, until the hunter becomes the hunted. Andover Lashk of the Iron Hands seeks a home in a world in which he no longer fits. An unholy necromancer steals souls, makes sacrifices, and sows fear. And in the barren wastelands of the Wellish Steppes, the army of the Godless gathers. Driven from their homeland, abandoned by their deities, the Godless now follow the banner of a new Master, and are thirsty for blood.

Godless Democrats and Pious Republicans?

Author: Ryan L. Claassen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107088445

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

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This book argues that basic demographic forces are essential to understanding the rise of Evangelical Republicans and Secular Democrats.

Godless Fictions in the Eighteenth Century

Author: James Reeves

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108835902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

View: 895

Documents eighteenth-century literary representations of atheism, arguing that opposition to atheism generated unique forms of religious belief.

The Godless Delusion

Author: Jim Harries

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532614985

Category: Religion

Page: 188

View: 8800

What if the whole "God delusion" approach is a neo-colonial imposition at the linguistic and philosophical level? Could it lead to unmitigated disasters in intercultural communication and development work? This paradigm-challenging book points to the necessity, in light of contemporary impasse in intercultural understanding, of God's involvement in the encounter between the West and the majority world, especially Africa. Failure to account for God, the cradle of imagination operative in human hearts and minds has resulted in a black hole that deeply troubles intercultural engagement between the West and others. While drawing on his personal long-term field experience in Africa, the author cites contemporary scholarly Western literature on philosophy, anthropology, "religion," and beyond. Ironically, the West, which values dualism, instead of seeking to share it with majority world people, wrongly presupposes its universality. A proactive compliance to the countering of "racism" and to the demotion of impacts of human imagination on understanding contribute to this. Effective education must be from known to unknown, this text emphasizes. Enabling African people to build understanding on their own epistemological foundations might be more important than exporting of pre-packaged languages and educational systems from the West.