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    • Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism

    • By: Aron Ra
    • Narrated by: Aron Ra
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Religious fundamentalists and biblical literalists present any number of arguments that attempt to disprove evolution. Those with a sympathetic ear often fail to critically examine these creationist claims, leading to an ill-informed public and, perhaps more troubling, ill-advised public policy. As Aron Ra makes clear, however, every single argument deployed by creationists in their attacks on evolution is founded on fundamental scientific, religious, and historical falsehoods - all of them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic listen!

    • By Ms. Gray on 11-06-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • On the Historicity of Jesus

    • Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt
    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 28 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
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    The assumption that Jesus existed as a historical person has occasionally been questioned in the course of the last hundred years or so, but any doubts that have been raised have usually been put to rest in favor of imagining a blend of the historical, the mythical, and the theological in the surviving records of Jesus. Historian and philosopher Richard Carrier reexamines the whole question and finds compelling reasons to suspect the more daring assumption is correct.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well thought out argument.

    • By Insomniak1 on 05-23-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Godless

    • How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists
    • By: Dan Barker, Richard Dawkins - foreword
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Dan Barker
    • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
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    Part 1 of Godless, "Rejecting God", tells the story of how I moved from devout preacher to atheist and beyond. Part 2, "Why I Am an Atheist", presents my philosophical reasons for unbelief. Part 3, "What's Wrong with Christianity", critiques the bible (its reliability as well as its morality) and the historical evidence for Jesus. Part 4, "Life Is Good!", comes back to my personal story, taking a case to the United States Supreme Court, dealing with personal trauma, and experiencing the excitement of Adventures in Atheism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's Never Too Late To Embrace Reason

    • By B. Bobberstein on 03-02-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Manual for Creating Atheists

    • By: Peter Boghossian
    • Narrated by: Peter Boghossian
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675
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    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, this audiobook offers the first-ever guide not for talking people into faith - but for talking them out of it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The first atheist missionary

    • By Paul on 03-18-14

    Regular price: $18.50

    • Jesus: Mything in Action, Vol. I

    • The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion, Book 2
    • By: David Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: David Fitzgerald, David Smalley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 181
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    David Fitzgerald's award-winning 2010 book, Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All, pointed out the top 10 fatal flaws of Christianity's origin story. Now, Jesus: Mything in Action presents the most compelling new findings in Jesus myth theory, critically examines its controversial reception by biblical scholars and the extent and reliability of our sources for Jesus, and reveals the surprising history behind Jesus' evolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating deep dive

    • By Rob on 06-15-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • God

    • The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction
    • By: Dan Barker
    • Narrated by: Dan Barker, Richard Dawkins, Buzz Kemper
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
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    Originally conceived as a joint presentation between influential thinker and best-selling 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 Testaments (as well as 13 different editions of the "Good Book"), presenting powerful evidence for why Scripture shouldn't govern our everyday lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, we hear what is not cherry-picked.

    • By Abraham R. on 09-13-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • God - the Failed Hypothesis

    • How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist
    • By: Victor J. Stenger
    • Narrated by: David Smalley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't get enuf scientific facts!

    • By G on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith

    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
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    Dr. Richard Carrier, world-renowned philosopher and historian, explains the four reasons he does not accept the Christian religion, describing four facts of the world that, had they been different, he would believe. Those four reasons are God's silence, God's inaction, the lack of evidence, and the way the universe looks exactly like a godless universe would, and not at all like a Christian universe would, even down to its very structure. Dr. Carrier addresses all the usual replies to these claims.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well-Reasoned, Logical Argument

    • By Troy on 03-24-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Proving History

    • Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus
    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
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    This in-depth discussion of New Testament scholarship and the challenges of history as a whole proposes Bayes's Theorem, which deals with probabilities under conditions of uncertainty, as a solution to the problem of establishing reliable historical criteria. The author demonstrates that valid historical methods - not only in the study of Christian origins but in any historical study - can be described by, and reduced to, the logic of Bayes's Theorem. Conversely, he argues that any method that cannot be reduced to this theorem is invalid and should be abandoned.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No leap of faith required

    • By carl801 on 09-28-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Story of God

    • A Biblical Comedy about Love (and Hate)
    • By: Chris Matheson
    • Narrated by: Chris Matheson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The Bible offers some clues to God's personality - he's alternately been called vindictive and just, bloodthirsty and caring, all-powerful and impotent, capricious and foresighted, and loving and hateful. But no one has ever fully explored why God might be such a figure of contrasts. Nor has anyone ever satisfactorily explained what guides his relationship not just with angels, the devil, and his son, but also with all of creation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ever Wonder What God Was Thinking?

    • By Dave A on 11-20-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Not the Impossible Faith

    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    Written with occasional humor and an easy style, and thoroughly referenced, with many entertaining "gotcha!" moments, Not the Impossible Faith is a must-listen for anyone interested in the origins of Christianity. Richard Carrier, PhD, is an expert in the history of the ancient world and a critic of Christian attempts to distort history in defense of their faith.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fish, meet barrel.

    • By bill doyle on 08-07-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Scientist in the Early Roman Empire

    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      5 out of 5 stars 17

    In this extensive sequel to Science Education in the Early Roman Empire, Dr. Richard Carrier explores the social history of scientists in the Roman era. Was science in decline or experiencing a revival under the Romans? What was an ancient scientist thought to be and do? Who were they, and who funded their research? And how did pagans differ from their Christian peers in their views toward science and scientists?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for historians

    • By vidar lystad johansen on 09-13-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Everybody Is Wrong About God

    • By: James A. Lindsay
    • Narrated by: James A. Lindsay, Peter Boghossian
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    With every argument for theism long since discredited, the result is that atheism has become little more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs. Thus, engaging in interminable debate with religious believers about the existence of god has become exactly the wrong way for nonbelievers to try to deal with misguided - and often dangerous - belief in a higher power. The key, author James Lindsay argues, is to stop that particular conversation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Provocative Title, Excellent Analysis

    • By Hans Maverick on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • What You Don't Know about Religion (but Should)

    • By: Ryan T. Cragun
    • Narrated by: Ryan T. Cragun
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    What is a religion? Why are people religious? Are religious people more educated than nonreligious people? Are religious people more moral, more humble, or happier? Are religious people more or less prejudiced than nonreligious people? Is religion good for your health? Are people becoming more or less religious? Studying religion as a social phenomenon, Ryan T. Cragun follows the scientific data to provide answers to these and other questions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Basically review

    • By Kris seals on 02-12-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Science Education in the Early Roman Empire

    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    Throughout the Roman Empire cities held public speeches and lectures, had libraries, and teachers and professors in the sciences and the humanities, some subsidized by the state. There even existed something equivalent to universities, and medical and engineering schools. What were they like? What did they teach? Who got to attend them? In the first treatment of this subject ever published, Dr. Richard Carrier answers all these questions and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Leslie RP on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 'It's Not About the Sex' My Ass

    • By: Joanne Hanks, Steve Cuno
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Ellington
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 78
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      4 out of 5 stars 69
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      4 out of 5 stars 69

    Get ready to laugh. Get ready to be outraged. And get ready to see polygamy as no one has ever revealed it before. Joanne tells their crazy story with humor and honesty. You'll share her angst over sharing her husband. You'll meet her "sister wives", a prophet calling himself a "celestial stud service" who seeks divine guidance on threesomes, and apostles who dress in weird robes to curse the White House. You'll fume at gut-wrenching tales of racism, sexual abuse, fraud, and manipulation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Serious Tale Told With Honesty, Wit & Humor

    • By Dennis Asbury on 07-01-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Trouble with God

    • A Divine Comedy About Judgment (and Misjudgment)
    • By: Chris Matheson
    • Narrated by: Chris Matheson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    In this riotous, globetrotting sequel to The Story of God, the universe’s premier antihero, God, returns, as lonely, misguided, angry, and troubled as ever. Regretting many of the decisions he made in his debut book, and wrestling with his continued ambivalence to both his son(s) Jesus and his frenemy Satan, God decides to set things right with creation - again. But this time, he asks, why stick around the dusty Land of Israel or a decaying heaven when there’s a much bigger world to explore - and countless others out there just waiting to love and praise him?

    Regular price: $14.95

    • How to Defeat Religion in 10 Easy Steps

    • A Toolkit for Secular Activists
    • By: Ryan T. Cragun
    • Narrated by: Ryan T. Cragun
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
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    Do you want the greatest political and societal challenges of the day to be addressed with thoughtful, reality-based solutions rather than with cherry-picked quotations from scripture? Do you want to shrink religion - especially fundamentalist religion - to the point that it plays no noticeable role in public life? Do you want right-wing religious leaders to be so unpopular that politicians avoid them rather than pander to them for endorsements? This book illustrates specific, actionable steps for facilitating fundamentalist religion's decline.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A really concise and well written book

    • By Ozan K on 05-11-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Ebony Exodus Project

    • Why Some Black Women Are Walking out on Religion and Others Should Too
    • By: Candace R. M. Gorham LPC
    • Narrated by: Candace R. M. Gorham LPC
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Black women are the single most religious demographic in the United States, yet they are among the poorest, least educated, and least healthy groups in the nation. Drawing on the author's own past experience as an evangelical minister and her present work as a secular counselor and researcher, The Ebony Exodus Project makes a direct connection between the church and the plight of black women.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Glad this was written

    • By Yahriel on 08-05-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Caught in the Pulpit

    • Leaving Belief Behind
    • By: Daniel C. Dennett, Linda LaScola
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Linda LaScola
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    What is it like to be a preacher or rabbi who no longer believes in God? In this expanded and updated edition of their groundbreaking study, Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola comprehensively and sensitively expose an inconvenient truth that religious institutions face in the new transparency of the information age - the phenomenon of clergy who no longer believe what they publicly preach.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring stories

    • By Ron Phipps on 05-18-15

    Regular price: $19.95

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