This book presents research that supports the naturalistic stance that the mind is identical to the brain. The author argues that if one were to look at the idea that the mind is the brain, then it follows logically that free will must be an illusion, that there can be no consciousness separate from the brain, and that there can be no substantial self that exists independently from the brain. He further argues that there can be no such thing as absolute moral responsibility.
Depending on how one defines religion, there are at least thousands of religions in the world. Given such religious diversity, how can any one religion claim to know the truth? Nothing proposed so far has helped us settle which of these religions, if any, are true - until now.
Ever thought you should know more about what's in the Bible, not because you believe in any religion, but because it's the most read book in history? Before you dust off the family Bible, or reach into the hotel bed stand, The Nonbeliever's Guide to Bible Stories will save you a lot of time and trouble. Coupling an editor's pen with a skeptic's commentary and humorist's wit, it offers the highlights of each book of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, and distills them into quick, entertaining, bite-sized chunks.
Set in 1967 East Texas, this novel mixes a soupçon of the supernatural in with the mundane. Twenty-year old Paul Henry, just released from the Army physically healed from wounds he suffered in Vietnam, but still suffering from deep psychic wounds and a radically changed outlook. Estranged from family and friends and not knowing what he's going to do with the rest of his life, decides to visit the grave of his father, a man he never knew who supposedly committed suicide on the day his son was born.
"Worth the read if you love a good laugh and cry"
A twisted serial killer preys on young women in New Orleans. They let him into their homes because they trust him. But he tortures them, then kills them. Is the killer a priest? Everyone has something to hide. Some of the darkest secrets reside in a parish church. When a black journalist denounces police for unfairly targeting black male suspects, racial tensions boil over.
"A Dark, but relevant face paced Thriller"
Nestled off the coast of Cuba and shielded by impenetrable reefs of razor-sharp rock, stands Diablo Caldera. To the rest of the world, the extinct, bowl-shaped volcano is hardly worth exploring. But the caldera has a secret. Its isolated saltwater lake has remained untouched since the fall of the dinosaurs.
A classic true story.
"My First Audible Book"
Making the provocative assertion that the entire enterprise of organized religion is a thing for which the world and our species would have been better without, Oh, Your God! follows in the footsteps of the material observations of Lucretius, Epicurus, and Democritus, and the more recent anti-theistic arguments of Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins. Drawing from timeless philosophers, modern debates, historical events, and current social climes, Joshua Kelly illustrates the shameful and debilitating damage religion has caused....
"Want to lose a debate with a Christian?"
Above All, the third of the John Jospeh Sharpe trilogy series following America's Diplomats and Eyes of the Blind, is a lighthearted action-adventure historical fiction set in the waning stages of the Vietnam War. The story which pits a consummate warrior against the political strangulation that rendered our armed forces virtually incompetent. It is a comical but sordid tale of a roguish gunship pilot and his nemesis, a petty commanding officer, who loathe each other at first sight.
"Real American Hero"
Paul Singh and John R. Shook draw on the latest findings from the physical and biological sciences, astronomy and cosmology, geology and genetics, and prehistory and archeology in search of answers. As they lucidly and engagingly demonstrate, the answers science gives about ourselves and the universe in which we live are incomparably more surprising and interesting than any mythical tale about some clash of titans or calculating creator.
Atheists may be among the fastest growing "religious" demographics in the world, but they are also perhaps the most misunderstood. To begin, atheists have no identifying marks, no defining habits, no obvious symbols, for all that unites them, essentially, is an absence of belief. As a result, many religious believers may not even realize they know atheists, whether as neighbors, friends, or coworkers. In addition, most major religions warn against the faithless and preach distrust of nonbelievers.
Following his second battle wound in Operation Attleboro, young Private Delarosa earns his way out of combat. But he becomes entangled in his best friend Jay Sharpe's driving desire to remain in the infantry and signs a waiver to remain on the line. Together the two rapidly rise in rank while enduring a downward spiral in morals as political agendas replace aggressive military tactics, chronicling the best and worst of that difficult era.
"Great war story (Vietnam)!"
Born into a long lineage of patriots, Jay never questions his generation's call to arms. Filled with wanderlust and rarely sure of what he wants, but knowing precisely what he does not want - a predictable marriage to his high school sweetheart and looming job at the local sawmill in his small hometown after graduation - he gallops off to the nearest Army recruiter to become Private John Joseph Sharpe
"Awesome as always!"
Perched on the border between civilized ghoulkind and the chaos of the barbaric slickskins, the zombie sheriff must rescue his kidnapped friends from the dastardly McFarland and his notorious gang of outlaws. As the posse tracks McFarland, they soon realize that they themselves are being pursued.
"This book was enjoyable for several reasons"
This audiobook is for anyone who knows a nonbeliever, whether they're open about their beliefs or not. In it, Kevin takes you through his own experiences, raised Catholic, once devout Christian, then closeted atheist, now openly a nonbeliever and active in the atheist community. Through this journey, listeners will gain an understanding of what it's like for someone to abandon faith in the supernatural and gravitate toward evidence-based reasoning, ultimately facing the taboo of being a nonbeliever.
"Interesting and helpful..."
This book argues that the elements that contribute to healing war trauma - including safety, connection, community, dialogue, mutual respect, diversity, and compassion - can help build a stronger nation. But this message comes with a warning and a challenge not just for caregivers, veterans service organizations, governmental departments, Congress, and the White House, but for all Americans. War creates incalculable suffering - not only among those on the front lines, but also among those left behind.
The murder of old Arthur Lockwood was handled so carefully that the police weren't sure it was a murder, but his granddaughter Leah Lockwood was suspicious from the start. She began digging. Slowly the Russian mob in Brooklyn began to become a presence trying to ease into the old man's Lockwood Petroleum empire. And they weren't the only ones. Legitimate oil companies were involved, overseas distributors, they began coming out of the woodworks. And then there was Weaver.
"quite an interesting premise"
When Russian soldiers invade Eastern Europe during WWII, they ravage the countryside and terrorize the people. After her mother is murdered, young Ludmelia Kudirka flees to the safety of the forest. Vowing vengeance, she joins the partisan resistance in a David-and-Goliath struggle against Stalin's mighty war machine. A Soviet military officer ordered to crush the Lithuanian resistance is enraged by Ludmelia's escape.
Clayton is a tough cowboy living on the outskirts of town with his mother and sisters on a dying farm. He's tough and broken from the death of his father and right now, he faces the problem of an evil sheriff destroying his family. Nancy is a girl with a father who's out of control. Her only escape is riding out of town occasionally when she can escape her prison. She's ashamed, fragile, and worried of her father not only destroying himself, but their relationship.
Everyone meet Patches! She is a very special dog and has something incredible about her! When she is on her discovery adventure journeys the different character patches on her hair ' flash ' to teach her the right thing to do every where she goes! All the different patches of hair on Patches make up her coat of characters. Her character patches are what make Patches who she is.