Marcel Goliaš

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Název:A manual for creating atheists
Autor:Boghossian, Peter
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:Durham : Pitchstone Publishing
Rok vydání:2013
Rozsah:282 str.
eISBN:978-1-939578-15-0 (ebook)
Anotace:For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith—and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious evangelism, A Manual for Creating Atheists offers the first-ever guide not for talking people into faith—but for talking them out of it. Peter Boghossian draws on the tools he has developed and used for more than 20 years as a philosopher and educator to teach how to engage the faithful in conversations that will help them value reason and rationality, cast doubt on their religious beliefs, mistrust their faith, abandon superstition and irrationality, and ultimately embrace reason.
Cena:219,- Kč

Podnázev:what everyone needs to know
Autor:Ruse, Michael
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:Oxford : Oxford University Press
Rok vydání:2015
Rozsah:304 str.
eISBN:978-0-19-933459-9 (ebook)
Anotace:Over the last decade, „New Atheists“ such as Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have pushed the issue of atheism to the forefront of public discussion. Yet very few of the ensuing debates and discussions have managed to provide a full and objective treatment of the subject.

Atheism: What Everyone Needs to Know provides a balanced look at the topic, considering atheism historically, philosophically, theologically, sociologically and psychologically. Written in an easily accessible style, the book uses a question and answer format to examine the history of atheism, arguments for and against atheism, the relationship between religion and science, and the issue of the meaning of life-and whether or not one can be a happy and satisfied atheist. Above all, the author stresses that the atheism controversy is not just a matter of the facts, but a matter of burning moral concern, both about the stand one should take on the issues and the consequences of one’s commitment.
Cena:214,- Kč

Podnázev:the case against god
Autor:Smith, George H.
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:Buffalo : Prometheus Books
Rok vydání:1989
Rozsah:355 str.
eISBN:0-87975-124-X (ebook)
Anotace:„Does a god exist? This question has undoubtedly been asked, in one form or another, since man has had the ability to communicate. . . Thousands of volumes have been written on the subject of a god, and the vast majority have answered the questions with a resounding Yes!“

„You are about to read a minority viewpoint.“

With this intriguing introduction, George H. Smith sets out to demolish what he considers the most widespread and destructive of all the myths devised by man - the concept of a supreme being. With painstaking scholarship and rigorous arguments, Mr. Smith examines, dissects, and refutes the myriad „proofs“ offered by theists - the defenses of sophisticated, professional theologians, as well as the average religious layman. He explores the historical and psychological havoc wrought by religion in general - and concludes that religious belief cannot have any place in the life of modern, rational man.

„It is not my purpose to convert people to atheism ... (but to) demonstrate that the belief in God is irrational to the point of absurdity. If a person wishes to continue believing in a god, that is his prerogative, but he can no longer excuse his belief in the name of reason and moral necessity.“
Cena:292,- Kč

Název:Atheism and the case against Christ
Autor:Mccormick, Matthew S.
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:Amherst : Prometheus Books
Rok vydání:2014
Rozsah:332 str.
eISBN:978-1-61614-582-8 (ebook)
Anotace:Hundreds of millions of people believe that Jesus came back from the dead. This cogent, forcefully argued book presents a decidedly unpopular view -namely, that the central tenet of Christianity, the resurrection of Jesus, is false. The author asks a number of probing questions: Is the evidence about Jesus as it has been relayed to us over the centuries of sufficient quantity and quality to justify belief in the resurrection? How can we accept the resurrection but reject magic at the Salem witch trials? What light does contemporary research about human rationality from the fields of behavioral economics, empirical psychology, cognitive science, and philosophy shed on the resurrection and religious belief? Can we use contemporary research about the reliability of people’s beliefs in the supernatural, miracles, and the paranormal to shed light on the origins of Christianity and other religions? Does it make sense that the all-powerful creator of the universe would employ miracles to achieve his ends? Can a Christian believe by faith alone and yet reasonably deny the supernatural claims of other religions? Do the arguments against Christianity support atheism? By carefully answering each of these questions, this book undermines Christianity and theism at their foundations; it gives us a powerful model for better critical reasoning; and it builds a compelling case for atheism. Without stooping to condescension or arrogance, the author offers persuasive arguments that are accessible, thoughtful, and new.
Cena:256,- Kč

Název:Atheism for dummies
Autor:McGowan, Dale
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:Mississauga : Wiley
Rok vydání:2013
Rozsah:386 str.
eISBN:978-1-118-50924-1 (ebook)
Anotace:The easy way to understand atheism and secular philosophy

For people seeking a non-religious philosophy of life, as well as believers with atheist friends, Atheism For Dummies offers an intelligent exploration of the historical and moral case for atheism. Often wildly misunderstood, atheism is a secular approach to life based on the understanding that reality is an arrangement of physical matter, with no consideration of unverifiable spiritual forces.

Atheism For Dummies offers a brief history of atheist philosophy and its evolution, explores it as a historical and cultural movement, covers important historical writings on the subject, and discusses the nature of ethics and morality in the absence of religion.

- A simple, yet intelligent exploration of an often misunderstood philosophy.
- Explores the differences between explicit and implicit atheism.
- A comprehensive, readable, and thoroughly unbiased resource.

As the number of atheists worldwide continues to grow, this book offers a broad understanding of the subject for those exploring atheism as an approach to living.
Cena:231,- Kč

Podnázev:a journey from religion to reason
Autor:Andrews, Seth
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:Denver : Outskirts Press
Rok vydání:2013
Rozsah:205 str.
eISBN:978-1-4787-1656-3 (ebook)
Anotace:A former religious radio host raised in the cradle of Christianity, Seth Andrews battled his own doubts for many years. His attempts to reconcile faith and the facts led him to a conclusion previously unthinkable, and this once-true believer ultimately became host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet.
Cena:243,- Kč

Název:Drunk with blood
Podnázev:God’s killings in the bible
Autor:Wells, Steve
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:Moscow : SAB Books
Rok vydání:2013
Rozsah:385 str.
eISBN:978-0-9882451-1-2 (ebook)
Anotace:Drunk With Blood includes a separate account for each of God’s 158 killings. These stories fill the pages of the Bible, yet they are seldom read in church and are ignored by most Bible believers, which is a shame because God is so proud of his killings:

„I kill ... I wound ... I will make mine arrows drunk with blood and my sword shall devour flesh.“ Deuteronomy 32:39-42

You’ve probably hear of a few of God’s killings. Noah’s Flood,Sodom and Gomorrah, David and Goliath, maybe. But there are over 150 others that are unknown to pretty much everyone, believer and nonbeliever alike.

Did you know, for example, that God:
- Forced friends and family to kill each other for dancing naked around Aaron’s golden calf?
- Burned Aaron’s sons to death for offering him strange fire?
- Burned complainers to death, forced the survivors to eat quail until it literally came out their noses, sent „fiery serpents“ to bite people for complaining about the lack of food and water, and killed 14,700 for complaining about his killings?
- Buried alive those that opposed Moses (along with their families)?
- Burned 250 men to death for burning incense?
- Rewarded Phinehas for throwing a spear though the bellies of an inter-tribal couple while they were having sex?
- Ordered, assisted in, or approved of dozens of complete genocides?
- Accepted human sacrifice in the cases of Jephthah’s daughter and Saul’s seven sons?
- Helped Samson murder thirty men for their clothes, slaughter 1000 with the jawbone of an ass, and kill 3000 civilians in a a suicide terrorist attack?
- Smote the Philistines of several cities with hemorrhoids in their secret parts?
- Killed a man for trying to keep the ark of the covenant from falling and 50,070 for looking into the ark?
- Approved when David bought his first wife with 200 Philistine foreskins?
- Killed King Saul for not killing every Amalekite as he told him to do?
- Slowly killed a baby to punish King David for committing adultery?
- Killed 70,000 because David had a census that he (or Satan) told him to do?
- Sent a lion to kill a prophet for believing another prophet’s lie, another lion to kill a man for not smiting a prophet, and some more lions to kill people that didn’t fear him enough?
- Killed 450 religious leaders who lost a prayer contest with Elijah and burned 102 men to death for asking Elijah to come down from his hill?
- Sent two bears to rip apart 42 boys for making fun of Elisha’s bald head?
- Killed 27,000 Syrians by having a wall fall on them, sent an angel to kill 185,000 sleeping soldiers, interfered in human battles to kill a half million Israelite and a million Ethiopian soldiers?
- Killed King Ahab for not killing a captured king, and then sent King Jehu on a series of mass murders to kill all of Ahab’s family and friends who had ever „pissed against a wall?“
- Killed Job’s ten children in a bet with Satan?
Cena:195,- Kč

Podnázev:the most unpleasant character in all fiction
Autor:Barker, Dan
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:Sterling
Rok vydání:2016
Rozsah:322 str.
eISBN:978-1-4549-1963-6 (ebook)
Anotace:What words come to mind when we think of God? Merciful? Just? Compassionate? In fact, the Bible lays out God’s primary qualities clearly: jealous, petty, unforgiving, bloodthirsty, vindictive—and worse! Originally conceived as a joint presentation between influential thinker and bestselling author Richard Dawkins and former evangelical preacher Dan Barker, this unique book provides an investigation into what may be the most unpleasant character in all fiction. Barker combs through both the Old and New Testament (as well as thirteen different editions of the “Good Book”), presenting powerful evidence for why the Scripture shouldn’t govern our everyday lives. This witty, well-researched book suggests that we should move past the Bible and clear a path to a kinder and more thoughtful world.
Cena:255,- Kč

Podnázev:the failed hypothesis - how science shows that God does not exist
Autor:Stenger, Victor J.
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:Amherst : Prometheus Books
Rok vydání:2008
Rozsah:287 str.
eISBN:978-1-59102-481-1 (ebook)
Popis:nová, nepoškozená
Anotace: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 about the possibility of a supreme being, which much of humanity worships as the source of all reality. This book contends that, if God exists, some evidence for this existence should be detectable by scientific means, especially considering the central role that God is alleged to play in the operation of the universe and the lives of humans. Treating the traditional God concept, as conventionally presented in the Judeo-Christian and Islamic traditions, like any other scientific hypothesis, physicist Stenger examines all of the claims made for God’s existence. He considers the latest Intelligent Design arguments as evidence of God’s influence in biology. He looks at human behavior for evidence of immaterial souls and the possible effects of prayer. He discusses the findings of physics and astronomy in weighing the suggestions that the universe is the work of a creator and that humans are God’s special creation. After evaluating all the scientific evidence, Stenger concludes that beyond a reasonable doubt the universe and life appear exactly as we might expect if there were no God. This paperback edition of the New York Times bestselling hardcover edition contains a new foreword by Christopher Hitchens and a postscript by the author in which he responds to reviewers’ criticisms of the original edition.
Cena:341,- Kč

Název:God is not great
Podnázev:how religion poisons everything
Autor:Hitchens, Christopher
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:New York : Twelve
Rok vydání:2009
Rozsah:320 str.
eISBN:978-0-446-57980-3 (ebook)
Anotace:In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.
Cena:252,- Kč

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