Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God

Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God
Author: Frank Schaeffer
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN: 9781495955013
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God Book Excerpt:

Caught between the beauty of his grandchildren and grief over a friend's death, Frank Schaeffer finds himself simultaneously believing and not believing in God--an atheist who prays. Schaeffer wrestles with faith and disbelief, sharing his innermost thoughts. He writes as an imperfect son, husband and grandfather whose love for his family, art and life trumps the ugly theologies of an angry God and the atheist vision of a cold, meaningless universe.

Why I am an Atheist

Why I am an Atheist
Author: Bhagat Singh,General Press
Publsiher: GENERAL PRESS
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN: 9388760719
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I am an Atheist Book Excerpt:

We know Bhagat Singh as the revolutionary who challenged the British rule and sacrificed his life for the motherland. But very few of us know that he was also an independent thinker. Why I am an Atheist is an essay written by him in 1930 in Lahore Central Jail. The essay was a reply to his religious friends who thought Bhagat Singh became an atheist because of his vanity. After the death of Bhagat Singh, the essay was published on 27 September 1931 in Lala Lajpat Rai's English weekly 'The People'. In this essay, he extensively talks about his beliefs and how he reached the conclusion that there exists no god.

Hi I m an Atheist

Hi  I m an Atheist
Author: David G. McAfee
Publsiher: St. Martin's Essentials
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-11-02
ISBN: 1250782090
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hi I m an Atheist Book Excerpt:

The essential guide to coming out as a non-believer David G. McAfee was raised in a conservative American Christian household. So when he stopped believing in God—any god—his family was shocked. He quickly realized that atheists are misunderstood, frequently thought of as Satan worshippers and anarchists. Thus started McAfee's journey to his true self, and crusade to tell others—especially those who are devoutly religious—what atheism really is, what he believes in, and why atheists should not be feared. In Hi, I'm an Atheist!, McAfee looks at what an atheist believes and how to “come out” as an atheist to your friends, family, and co-workers, offering sound advice on overcoming the difficult moments in any “coming out” conversation. Including a resource guide both for people just coming to atheism and people who have been atheists for years as well as an interview with Rebecca Vitsmun, the woman made famous for coming out as an atheist live on CNN, Hi I’m an Atheist! is a smart, sensitive, and realistic guide to living one’s life positively and honestly without the need for a belief in God.

Wasting Time on God

Wasting Time on God
Author: Paulo Bitencourt
Publsiher: Freethought
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wasting Time on God Book Excerpt:

“In every line, an explosion of lucidity and logic! Paulo Bitencourt argues with more clarity and humor than Richard Dawkings, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris and, unlike them, speaks from experience.” — L. Karnal ★★★★★ Best book I’ve ever read. «I’m speechless. This book is splendid and should be read by everyone. The author's analyses are sensational and easy to understand. I don't usually rate books, but for this one I felt obliged to show my immense gratitude.» (N. Rocha) ★★★★★ Bombastic! «It’s difficult to put into words what this magnificent literary work made me feel. It perfectly synthesized everything I think about religion and went even further: it removed all my doubts. I can only thank the author for this dazzling experience.» (L. Pondé) ★★★★★ It’s a pity I didn’t know about this work earlier! «This book helped me to free myself from the guilt and depression caused in me by Christianity, which enslaved me, almost destroyed my sanity and made me lose the will to live. Now, as a freethinker, I am regaining joy.» (J. Correa) Among theological, philosophical and historical arguments, in Wasting Time on God Paulo Bitencourt, who was a devout Adventist, active in the church, a Theology student and almost became a pastor, reveals the reasons why he does not believe in invisible beings, including the celestial ones, and undoubtedly demonstrates that Atheism is the only intellectually honest stance. Do you have faith in God? Is it unshakable? How do you know, if you do not put it to the test? Read Wasting Time on God to the end. If this book does not make you doubt any of the things you believe, nothing else will. It will prove that you really stand firm in the faith. Topics covered: Allah, Atheism, Bible, Christianity, Adventist, Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Pentecostal Church, Communism, Devil, Evolution, Freethought, God, Gospel, Heaven, Hell, Islam, Jesus, Judaism, Mohammed, Philosophy, Protestantism, Satan, Science, Skepticism, Socialism, etc. Paulo Bitencourt was born in Paraná, Brazil, spent his childhood in Rio de Janeiro, his youth in Paraná and studied Theology in São Paulo. Close to becoming a pastor, he moved to Europe, eventually settling in Austria. The book Ethics, by Bento de Espinosa (Baruch Spinoza), turned him into a naturalist, humanist and freethinker. Paulo Bitencourt dedicates his life to helping people liberate themselves from religion. Paulo Bitencourt is the author also of the books Liberated from Religion: The Inestimable Pleasure of Being a Freethinker and Com Zeus Não Se Brinca: Loucuras da Crença em Deus (Zeus Is Not to Be Played With: Madnesses of the Belief in God).

Challenged Living Our Faith in a Post Modern Age

Challenged  Living Our Faith in a Post Modern Age
Author: John King
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2016-05-30
ISBN: 1365030105
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenged Living Our Faith in a Post Modern Age Book Excerpt:

My wife and I love our sons unconditionally and equally. Talking with one of them about his atheism has brought me to a new dimension in my relationship with him, to a review of my own christian beliefs, to a more critical examination of the church, and to a different understanding of ministry in today's world. As personal as I make this all sound, my family represents a thousand families, a hundred thousand and more, who have sat in painful silence because religious differences have taken away their voice. They tire of confrontation, angry discussions, verse hurling and jabbing one another with theories over every conceivable divisive issue. It is a powerful idea that those who do not share our faith should know that we do, not so much in our argument as in our love. It is time to listen.

Liberated from Religion

Liberated from Religion
Author: Paulo Bitencourt
Publsiher: Freethought
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberated from Religion Book Excerpt:

“One of the most important books of our time, in view of the dizzying growth of Christian fundamentalism that undermines the separation of Church and State, an essential pillar of democracy and freedom of conscience.” — C. Buarque ★★★★★ Passionate defense of reason. «It is amazing to see the lucidity with which the author dissects this infectious disease called religion, exposing layer after layer of the corpse in the light of reason. It is stunning how he presents a staggering volume of facts without ever being dull, often even appealing to good humor. An inspiring and invigorating read.» (A. P. Ferreira) ★★★★★ A bedside book. «Paulo Bitencourt shows an argumentation of impeccable logic, well-founded and rich in details and observations, only possible in a mind free of dogmatisms. His book is on the level of those of Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkings or Bertrand Russell: frank, provocative and libertarian.» (J. di Salvo) The book most hated by religions, creeds, beliefs, cults, dogmas, churches, rites, sects, abbots, apostles, archbishops, archdeacons, archimandrites, archpriests, astrologers, augurs, ayatollahs, babalawos, babalorishas, beati, bishops, canons, cardinals, chaplains, clerics, deacons, deans, devotees, divines, ecclesiastics, enchanters, enlightened ones, evangelists, faith healers, fortune tellers, friars, gurus, imams, magicians, mediums, missionaries, monks, monsignors, necromancers, nuncios, occultists, pastors, patriarchs, pontiffs, popes, preachers, prelates, presbyters, priests, primates, priors, prophets, protodeacons, rabbis, religious, reverends, seers, shamans, shamans, sorcerers, vicars, witch doctors and witches. Despite the enormous expansion of knowledge, the great advances in Science (with our space probes exploring the boundaries of the Solar System) and all philosophical thought, 250 years after the Enlightenment, in the 21st century, billions of people still think it is indispensable to believe the primitivities of religions. While the world religions despise each other, thousands of Christian denominations fight for the “The True One” title. Yet, in their combat against reason and in the imposition of their dogmatisms on all of society, they pretend unity and harmony. As Islam becomes more and more radicalized, countries like Brazil have been the scene of a galloping increase in religious intolerance perpetrated by Pentecostals who seek to transform them into Evangelical theocracies. Based on his personal experience with biblical literalism, Paulo Bitencourt takes a historical approach to Christian fundamentalism and exposes the fallacies of religious dogmas, the negative effects of suppressing critical thinking and the benefits that living without religion brings to the individual and, consequently, to the world. Topics covered: Allah, Atheism, Bible, Christianity, Adventist, Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Pentecostal Church, Communism, Devil, Evolution, Freethought, God, Gospel, Heaven, Hell, Islam, Jesus, Judaism, Mohammed, Philosophy, Protestantism, Satan, Science, Skepticism, Socialism, etc. Paulo Bitencourt was born in Paraná, Brazil, spent his childhood in Rio de Janeiro, his youth in Paraná and studied Theology in São Paulo. Close to becoming a pastor, he moved to Europe, eventually settling in Austria. The book Ethics, by Bento de Espinosa (Baruch Spinoza), turned him into a naturalist, humanist and freethinker. Paulo Bitencourt dedicates his life to helping people liberate themselves from religion. Paulo Bitencourt is the author also of the books Wasting Time on God: Why I Am an Atheist and Com Zeus Não Se Brinca: Loucuras da Crença em Deus (Zeus Is Not to Be Played With: Madnesses of the Belief in God).

What If I m an Atheist

What If I m an Atheist
Author: David Seidman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN: 1582704066
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What If I m an Atheist Book Excerpt:

A guide to atheism and nonbelief shares counsel on the challenges of questioning the views of one's upbringing, establishing beliefs about religion and spirituality, and addressing the practical aspects of managing religious occasions.

The Atheist

The Atheist
Author: Bryan F. Le Beau
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2005-03
ISBN: 9780814751725
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Atheist Book Excerpt:

The first biography of the colorful life Madalyn Murray O'Hair—America's most famous (and despised) atheist In 1964, Life magazine called Madalyn Murray O’Hair “the most hated woman in America.” Another critic described her as “rude, impertinent, blasphemous, a destroyer not only of beliefs but of esteemed values.” In this first full-length biography, Bryan F. Le Beau offers a penetrating assessment of O’Hair’s beliefs and actions and a probing discussion of how she came to represent both what Americans hated in their enemies and feared in themselves. Born in 1919, O’Hair was a divorced mother of two children born out of wedlock. She launched a crusade against God, often using foul language as she became adept at shocking people and making effective use of the media in delivering her message. She first gained notoriety as one of the primary litigants in the 1963 case Murray v. Curlett which led the Supreme Court to ban school prayer. The decision stunned a nation engaged in fighting “godless Communism” and made O’Hair America’s most famous—and most despised—atheist. O’Hair led a colorful life, facing assault charges and extradition from Mexico, as well as the defection of her son William, who as an adult denounced her. She later served as Hustler publisher Larry Flynt’s chief speech writer in his bid for President of the United States. Drawing on original research, O’Hair’s diaries, and interviews, Le Beau traces her development from a child of the Depression to the dictatorial, abrasive woman who founded the American Atheists, wrote books denouncing religion, and challenged the words “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, “In God We Trust” on American currency, the tax exempt status of religious organizations, and other activities she saw as violating the separation of church and state. O’Hair remained a spokesperson for atheism until 1995, when she and her son and granddaughter vanished. It was later discovered that they were murdered by O’Hair’s former office manager and an accomplice. Fast-paced, engagingly written, and sharply relevant to ongoing debates about school prayer and other religious issues, The Atheist tells the colorful life-story of a woman who challenged America’s most deeply held beliefs.

Why I Am an Atheist Including A History of Materialism

Why I Am an Atheist   Including  A History of Materialism
Author: Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Publsiher: Amer Atheist Press
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am an Atheist Including A History of Materialism Book Excerpt:

I m an Atheist and You Should Be One Too

I m an Atheist  and You Should Be One Too
Author: Ragnar Galt
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2014-08-14
ISBN: 9781500787615
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m an Atheist and You Should Be One Too Book Excerpt:

I'm An Atheist, And You Should Be One Too!The God Delusion Is OVER - It's Time To Move Forward* * *LIMITED TIME OFFER! 40% OFF! (Regular Price $10.99)* * *The title caught your eye, didn't it? I'm glad it did. You know, I mean every word of it. Of course, we couldn't say that the belief of the existence of God, and Religion overall are harming society physically -not in this century, at least- but I'm absolutely sure that it's harming our mind in so many ways. For once, it's absolutely MISGUIDING a large majority of the world's population. It's making them believe there is a "superior being" who is responsible for everything that happens around them -and TO them as well. God is an excuse. It's an excuse we create in our minds to free ourselves from responsibility. God is an excuse to act irrationally. God, the idea of God, is completely harmful. It has been misguiding the world for long, cold centuries. And guess what? I'm here to try to stop this madness.I wrote this book for a reason. I wrote this book because I'm pissed off. I'm not pissed off with religious people, I'm pissed off with Religion itself. And I know that deep down, you're too. I may not know you, but I certainly know something about you: both you and me are alike. We are rational people. We believe in what we see and touch; in what we can prove scientifically. We want to know the TRUTH about this whole issue. We want society to keep on walking on the path of reason. The path of logic, understanding, compassion. The path of truth.Please note: I'm not against people who believe in God. I'm here against the idea of God itself. I'm here to open the eyes of those who dare to open their minds first. I'm here to show you WHY the existence of God is flawed from a logic standpoint. This is absolutely key! We'll get everything covered throughout this book. Where should we start? Why is religion fatally flawed? Why is God in itself a horrible idea? Why can't it be sustained scientifically? Relax! This book will cover each and every one of those subjects. I will take you through multiple chapters with lessons I have personally incorporated throughout my life. Lessons that will certainly change your life altogether too.My goal is simple. I will first open your eyes to the reality that deep down you're already aware of in some way. Like when Neo takes the red pill on Matrix. You will start seeing things. And once you do, your approach to God will change. Sounds too difficult? It's not. I will take you through a step by step guide where you simply can't get lost! Together, we will go to the roots of Religion, God & Logic and transform that knowledge into an incredibly journey that forever change the way you approach life. So let's go for it!Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn Inside... Introducion: Your Religion Is Backwards (And I'm Going To Tell You Why) Defining Atheism: What It Is, What It's Not Pick A God, Any God (And Prove He Exists!) A Brief History Of The Inevitable Decline Of God Absolute Religion Corrupts Absolutely The Times, They Have A-Changed What It Means To Be An Atheist In The Modern World The Joys Of Being An Atheist (Indeed, It's a Joy!) We CAN All Get Along If We Try (Why Wouldn't We?) BONUS CHAPTER from "Albert Einstein's Life Changing Lessons: Einstein On Success, Business & How to Build An Amazing Life" Much, much more! The contents of this book are easily worth over $12, but for a limited time you can get a copy of "Atheism: I'm An Atheist, And You Should Be One Too - Why Religion is Misguiding the World, And How Atheism Have The Power To Stop It" for a special discounted price of only $7.99Get Your Copy Right Now!------Atheism, God, Atheist, The God Delusion, Science, Logic, Christina Books

The Divine Default

The Divine Default
Author: J. J. Dyken
Publsiher: Algora Publishing
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1628940085
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divine Default Book Excerpt:

JJ Dyken takes commonly-asserted religious claims and applies each of them to modern-day examples to demonstrate the often fallacious nature of religious belief. He uses a mixture of common sense and scrupulous logic to mount an attack on not only religion itself but also upon the religious pseudoscientists who try to justify their assertions with faulty science.

Why I am an Atheist and Other Works

Why I am an Atheist and Other Works
Author: Bhagat Singh
Publsiher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9387022811
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I am an Atheist and Other Works Book Excerpt:

Bhagat Singh is a name that became synonymous with revolution in India’s struggle for Independence. This young boy brought about a change in the way people thought about freedom. He was well read and fought extensively for rights – his own, his comrades’ and his countrymen’s. A discussion with a friend soon turned into a matter of self-assessment for Bhagat Singh, leading to a discourse on why he chose to be an atheist. Even in the face of death at a very young age, his uncanny observation leads to his putting forth some pertinent questions. On another occasion, he was disappointed with his father’s plea in court for his innocence and chose to write a letter to him. This book is a collection of eighteen of his valued writings from within the walls of prison and outside it, which show us the resolve in his words, and the bravery in his acts subsequently.

An Imperfect God

An Imperfect God
Author: Ryan Larkin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2017-02-17
ISBN: 9781520632087
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Imperfect God Book Excerpt:

This book is to help people understand the different forms of belief systems, before going into such questions as, Is there a God? Why do we believe? Are there any benefits of Religion today? Also, where did the idea of God come from? Did Jesus really heal the sick? Is God really a God of love? What if science proved God to be real? And the impossibility of Noah's Ark. Yes, these are just some of the questions and topics you'll find answers to in this read. It expresses my personal opinions on why I am an atheist but also an anti-theist. It speaks about how I managed to doubt the religion that I was brought up in, and how I believe I debunked it to be false. This title also covers some ways modern faith healers seem to possess magical gifts from God to heal the sick. I have used my opinions and knowledge on this as nothing more than trickery, as I am a former Magician, Mentalist and Hypnotist. It includes chapters of my current life, and covers the inevitable topic that we all fear. Death

Derrida and Religion

Derrida and Religion
Author: Yvonne Sherwood,Kevin Hart
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2004-09-30
ISBN: 1135924295
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Derrida and Religion Book Excerpt:

Derrida and Religion: Other Testaments represents the most comprehensive attempt to date to explore, adapt, and test Derrida's contributions and influence on the study of theology, biblical studies, and the philosophy of religion. With over twenty original essays from highly-respected scholars such as John Caputo, Daniel Boyarin, Edith Wyschogrod, Tim Beal, and Gil Anidjar, Derrida and Religion will quickly become the locus classicus for those interested in the increasingly vibrant work on religion and deconstruction and postmodernism.

The Jail Notebook and Other Writings

The Jail Notebook and Other Writings
Author: Bhupendra Hooja
Publsiher: LeftWord Books
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2007
ISBN: 818749672X
Category: India
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jail Notebook and Other Writings Book Excerpt:

Bhagat Singh spent the last two years of his life in jail, awaiting execution. During this time, he and his comrades fought one of the most celebrated court battles in the annals of national liberation struggles, and used the court as a vehicle for the propagation of their revolutionary message. They also struggled against the inhuman conditions in the colonial jail, and faced torture and pain. Their heroism made them icons and figures of inspiration for generations to come.All this is well-known. What is not so well-known is that Bhagat Singh wrote four books in jail. Although they were smuggled out, they were destroyed and are lost forever. What survived was a Notebook that the young martyr kept in jail, full of notes and jottings from what he was reading.In the year of his birth centenary, LeftWord is proud to present his Notebook in an elegant edition. This edition has been checked against the copy preserved in the National Archives of India. The Notebook is richly annotated by Bhupender Hooja; and the annotations have been revised and updated for this edition.Also included are the most important texts that Bhagat Singh wrote in jail, Chaman Lal?s lucid introduction, the New York Daily Worker's reports and Periyar's editorial on the hanging.

The Debaters of This Age

The Debaters of This Age
Author: Steven H Propp
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN: 1532066236
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Debaters of This Age Book Excerpt:

It is June 2018 as an unusual group of scholars, professors, lecturers, and students gather in a California hotel. They are all attendees of an Apologetics conference intended to join qualified representatives of Christian, Deist, and Atheist thought for a two-week, no-holds-barred debate and discussion of their respective positions that will ultimately be included in a book published after the conference. Evangelical Christianity is represented by advocates of Evidentialist and Presuppositionalist approaches to Apologetics. Catholicism, liberal Christianity, and Deism are also well-supported. The Atheist perspective is advocated by a polemical author and a college professor notorious for attacking the views of his Christian students. As the participants argue over controversial issues such as cosmology, evolution, The Bible, historical evidence for Jesus, the resurrection, biblical prophecies, and the problem of evil, intellectual fireworks result. But what will result when such a volatile and eclectic group is placed face-to-face for more than two weeks? The Debaters of this Age is the tale of what happens inside a California hotel in 2018 when a group of intellectuals gather to vigorously discuss the religious issues of our time.

Voices of Unbelief

Voices of Unbelief
Author: Dale McGowan
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1598849786
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices of Unbelief Book Excerpt:

This book spotlights individual expressions of atheist, agnostic, and secular humanist opinion—both public and private—to shed light on the phenomenon of religious disbelief throughout history and across cultures. * Documents include book and diary excerpts, letters, blogs, and video and radio scripts, bringing historical settings and individual lives into focus * A chronology helps place the writings and writers in history and in relation to each other

The Road between Us The Elder and the Atheist Two Spiritual Journeys

The Road between Us  The Elder and the Atheist  Two Spiritual Journeys
Author: Tom Saunders
Publsiher: Covenant Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2021-09-08
ISBN: 1638149097
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road between Us The Elder and the Atheist Two Spiritual Journeys Book Excerpt:

Tom and Jason met over twenty years ago under circumstances that should have severed any chance they would develop any kind of a personal relationship, let alone a close friendship. Yet their paths continued to cross, and over time, the answer to why this happened would be made very clear to both of them and hopefully become a lesson for many others as well. Jason believed in science. He thought scholarship and the human capacity for learning and reason could provide every answer about life and the human condition; however, there was a tiny ember of belief he dismissed many years earlier that always remained... Tom believed in God, to what extent he wasn’t even sure. Jason grew up in a very religious family. Tom hardly went to church at all but believes Jesus is God’s Son and died to make salvation available to all that would receive the gift He offers, but he always struggled with the orthodoxy taught by religion and tradition... Jason became a business owner and the founder and president of the Mid-Michigan Atheist and Humanist Group. Tom became a chaplain and an elder (pastor) after more than twenty-two years of military service. This book is about the unlikely friendship that changed the course of their lives and the worldviews of both Jason and Tom, a story of two people with completely different trajectories for their lives that converge to teach all of us that we don’t have to be of like minds, come from the same backgrounds, or even share the same values to not just get along but to be close friends. This book illustrates the value of thoughtful listening and mutual respect and how, when put into practice, these attributes make it possible to learn something about ourselves, what we believe, and why we believe it. Share this journey with Jason and Tom with an open heart and mind, and chances are, you will discover something about yourself along the way...

In God We Doubt

In God We Doubt
Author: John Humphrys
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN: 1844568784
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In God We Doubt Book Excerpt:

'All the erudition and pithy wit you would expect from Humphrys, but there is also a charming, genuine enquiry that shines through' MAIL ON SUNDAY * * * * * * Bestselling author, radio presenter and national treasure John Humphrys tackles the big question of God through his own personal journey and argues that doubt is the only credible belief. Throughout the ages believers have been persecuted - usually for believing in the "wrong" God. So have non-believers who have denied the existence of God as superstitious rubbish. Today it is the agnostics who are given a hard time. They are scorned by believers for their failure to find faith and by atheists for being hopelessly wishy-washy and weak-minded. But John Humphrys is proud to count himself among their ranks. In this book he takes us along the spiritual road he himself has travelled. He was brought up a Christian and prayed every day of his life until his growing doubts finally began to overwhelm his faith. As one of the nation's most popular and respected broadcasters, he had the rare opportunity in 2006 of challenging leaders of our three main religions to prove to him that God does exist. The Radio Four interviews - Humphrys In Search of God - provoked the biggest response to anything he has done in half a century of journalism. The interviews and the massive reaction from listeners had a profound effect on him - but not in the way he expected. Doubt is not the easy option. But for the millions who can find no easy answers to the most profound questions it is the only possible one.

Why I Am Not a Christian

Why I Am Not a Christian
Author: Bertrand Russell
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-04-20
ISBN: 1329567110
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am Not a Christian Book Excerpt:

Why I am not a Christian and other religious essays: Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic?; My Religious Reminiscences;Religion and Metaphysics; Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?; How I Came by My Creed; Or, What I Believe; Why I Am a Rationalist. Bertrand Arthur William Russell,18 May 1872–2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist. In the early 20th century, Russell led the British "revolt against idealism".He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege, colleague G. E. Moore, and his protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is widely held to be one of the 20th century's premier logicians. With A. N. Whitehead he wrote Principia Mathematica, an attempt to create a logical basis for mathematics.