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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

    • 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 304
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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

    • 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 488
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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 462
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 426

    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

    • 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 165
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
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      5 out of 5 stars 146

    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

    • 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 657
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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

    • Emancipation of a Black Atheist

    • By: D. K. Evans
    • Narrated by: Juan Brown
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Great journeys often start with a single question. For D. K. Evans, a newly married professional in the Christian-dominated South, that question was, “Why Do I Believe in God?” That simple query led him on a years-long search to better understand the nature of religion and faith, particularly as it applies to the Black community. Evans took inspiration from John Henrik Clarke, Yosef-Ben Jochannan, Hubert Harrison, and John G. Jackson, champions of a rich Black tradition of challenging religious orthodoxy, and also from many others in his own community who had similarly come to question their core religious beliefs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Recommended!

    • By rodney on 09-18-18

    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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
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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

    • 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 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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

    • Sense and Goodness Without God

    • A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism
    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    If God does not exist, then what does? Is there good and evil, and should we care? How do we know what's true anyway? And can we make any sense of this universe, or our own lives? Sense and Goodness Without God answers these questions in lavish detail, without complex jargon. Arguing that there is only a physical, natural world without gods or spirits, noted historian and philosopher Richard Carrier presents and defends a complete worldview, one in which we can live a life of love, meaning, and joy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Alone again, Naturally

    • By Gary on 07-29-14

    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 136
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    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

    • The Scientist in the Early Roman Empire

    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    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

    • Not the Impossible Faith

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

    • Hitler Homer Bible Christ

    • The Historical Papers of Richard Carrier 1995-2013
    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Richard Carrier, Ph.D., philosopher, historian, blogger, has published a number of papers in the field of ancient history and biblical studies. He has also written several books and chapters on diverse subjects, and has been blogging and speaking since 2006. He is known the world over for all the above. But here, together for the first time, are all of Dr. Carrier's peer reviewed academic journal articles in history through the year 2013, collected with his best magazine articles, research papers, and blog posts on the same subjects.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As advertised...

    • By Matthew on 03-10-16

    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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 501
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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

    • 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 119
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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

    • 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 167
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    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

    • Beyond Born Again: Toward Evangelical Maturity

    • By: Robert M. Price
    • Narrated by: Robert M. Price
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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    In this critique of modern evangelicals, theologian and writer Robert M. Price outlines several of the difficulties to be found in traditional evangelical apologetics, such as the evangelical defense of the historical reliability of the gospels, the resurrection of Jesus, and the claims of Jesus to be divine. He concludes by outlining some possible directions for the future of evangelistic thought.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity

    • Revised & Expanded
    • By: John W. Loftus
    • Narrated by: Buzz Kemper
    • Length: 31 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    In this honest appraisal of his journey from believer to atheist, the author carefully explains the experiences and the reasoning process that led him to reject religious belief. The original edition of this book was published in 2006 and reissued in 2008. Since that time, Loftus has received a good deal of critical feedback from Christians and skeptics alike. In this revised and expanded edition, the author addresses criticisms of the original, adds new argumentation and references, and refines his presentation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable, but annoying

    • By Stephen Hoag on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • God and the Folly of Faith

    • The Incompatibility of Science and Religion
    • By: Victor J. Stenger
    • Narrated by: David Smalley, Dan Barker
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    It has become the prevalent view among sociologists, historians, and some theistic scientists that religion and science have never been in serious conflict. Some even claim that Christianity was responsible for the development of science. In a sweeping historical survey that begins with ancient Greek science and proceeds through the Renaissance and Enlightenment to contemporary advances in physics and cosmology, Stenger makes a convincing case that not only is this conclusion false, but Christianity actually held back the progress of science for 1,000 years.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Smalley Guts Another One

    • By S. Tupper on 08-13-16

    Regular price: $24.95

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