Category Book Reviews

Eternal Life: A New Vision

The fear of death has been a major struggle for human beings all throughout history, and we have found a variety of ways in which to cope with this uncomfortable fact. Religion is perhaps one of the most intricate and potent of these ways. Our world religions are man-made institutions designed to give comfort from this fear in the form of purpose, meaning, and life that transcend death. Embracing these realizations, Eternal Life: A New Vision argues for the necessity of abandoning traditional theistic religion for the adoption of a more humanist, life-centered perspective...

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James the Brother of Jesus

Why is an atheist website concerned with reviewing a book on one of the brothers of Jesus, especially one who was such a minor character in the New Testament? Despite its basic biographical title, James the Brother of Jesus is not merely a dissertation on the biblical portrait and historicity of James, but a blinding light on the earliest origins of Christianity, the obfuscations of it produced by the New Testament authors, and much more...

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Evidence for the Resurrection

The resurrection of Christ is arguably the central doctrine of Christianity. The premise at the heart of most strains of Christianity is that Jesus Christ died on the cross to save humanity from its sins, and he rose again three days later, victorious over death and having established a new means for salvation. In the bible, the apostle Paul says to his fellow believers that “if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile” (1 Corinthians 15:17)...

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Atheism: The Case Against God

Atheism has become a hot topic in the last four or five years, thanks to the work of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett. The God Delusion, god is not Great, and Letter to a Christian Nation have paved the way for what many have dubbed the ‘New Atheism’. In books, articles, debates, and countless other media, the figureheads of the New Atheism are teaching that religion is harmful superstition that should be rejected in favor of reason and science...

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Misquoting Jesus

Fundamentalism is by no means a dead strand of Christianity. Still today there are many who believe that the Bible is the inerrant and unchanging word of god, the only book in history to be amazingly preserved in static and unaltered form for nearly 2,000 years. According to a 2006 Gallup poll, 28% of Americans think the Bible is the actual word of god, to be taken literally and word-for-word, while 49% believe it to be inspired, though not always literal, and a mere 19% recognize it as a combination of fables, historical tales, and moral precepts.1 Undoubtedly, a dissenting opinion will stir...

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The Bible Unearthed

Every few years, new stories and rumors circulate about ground-breaking discoveries of the Ark of the Covenant, Noah’s Ark, the Garden of Eden, and other biblical legends. However, all these iconic finds seem to have been stumbled upon by amateur explorers in remote locations now conveniently forgotten or off-limits to public access. Still many of the faithful do hold such suspicious tales to be more than simple hoaxes. It is not difficult to see that there is a strong desire, especially in America, to confirm the bible as historical fact...

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