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Best Books On Atheism

Recommendations from 3 articles, Sam Harris, Andrew Weil.
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God Is Not Great
How Religion Poisons Everything
Christopher Hitchens - Apr 06, 2009 (first published in 2007)
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Whether you're a lifelong believer, a devout atheist, or someone who remains uncertain about the role of religion in our lives, this insightful manifesto will engage you with its provocative ideas. With a close and studied reading of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of ...
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Sam Harris
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The End of Faith
Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
Sam Harris - Sep 17, 2005 (first published in 2004)
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In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs—even when these beliefs inspire the worst human atrocities. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion int...
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Andrew Weil
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Breaking the Spell
Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
Daniel C. Dennett - Feb 06, 2007
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An innovative thinker tackles the controversial question of why we believe in God and how religion shapes our lives and our future.For a growing number of people, there is nothing more important than religion. It is an integral part of their marriage, child rearing, and community. In this daring new book, distinguished philosopher Daniel C. Dennett...
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Sense and Goodness Without God
A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism
Richard Carrier - Feb 23, 2005
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If God does not exist, then what does? Is there good and evil, and should we care? How do we know what's true anyway? And can we make any sense of this universe, or our own lives? Sense and Goodness answers all these questions in lavish detail, without complex jargon. A complete worldview is presented and defended, covering every subject from knowl...
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Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects
Bertrand Russell - Oct 30, 1967 (first published in 1957)
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Dedicated as few men have been to the life of reason, Bertrand Russell has always been concerned with the basic questions to which religion also addresses itself -- questions about man's place in the universe and the nature of the good life, questions that involve life after death, morality, freedom, education, and sexual ethics. He brings to his t...
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Letter to a Christian Nation
Sam Harris - Jan 08, 2008 (first published in 2006)
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In response to The End of Faith, Sam Harris received thousands of letters from Christians excoriating him for not believing in God. Letter to A Christian Nation is his reply. Using rational argument, Harris offers a measured refutation of the beliefs that form the core of fundamentalist Christianity. In the course of his argument, he addresses curr...
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The Failed Hypothesis. How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist
Victor J. Stenger - Apr 08, 2008 (first published in 2007)
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Throughout history, arguments for and against the existence of God have been largely confined to philosophy and theology, while science has sat on the sidelines. Despite the fact that science has revolutionized every aspect of human life and greatly clarified our understanding of the world, somehow the notion has arisen that it has nothing to say a...