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    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
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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
    • Amazing.

    • By Kristin on 08-02-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 418
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 386

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 405

    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

    • Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism

    • By: Aron Ra
    • Narrated by: Aron Ra
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 477
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      5 out of 5 stars 445
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      5 out of 5 stars 437

    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

    • 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 132
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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      5 out of 5 stars 114

    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

    • 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 458
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 420

    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

    • 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 624
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 571
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 568

    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

    • 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 406
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 363

    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
    • Four Foundational Pillars Demolished

    • By Winston D. Jen on 05-26-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    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

    • The Outsider Test for Faith

    • How to Know Which Religion Is True
    • By: John W. Loftus
    • Narrated by: Rich Miller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • new eyes

    • By Miguel Machado on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 106
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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

    • 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 70
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      4 out of 5 stars 68
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    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 - 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 123
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    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

    • An Atheist Stranger in a Strange Religious Land: Selected Writings from the Bible Belt

    • By: Herb Silverman
    • Narrated by: Herb Silverman, Sharon Fratepietro
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    From Orthodox Jewish child in postwar America to mild-mannered mathematician in academia to legendary atheist activist in the heart of today's Republican South, Herb Silverman has always been outside the mainstream of American culture, politics, and religion. From this unique vantage point, he writes about the most pressing issues of our day, including those related to war, peace, patriotism, race, gender, and church-state separation.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Scientist in the Early Roman Empire

    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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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?

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Freethinkers

    • A History of American Secularism
    • By: Susan Jacoby
    • Narrated by: Rich Miller
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    At a time when the separation of church and state is under attack as never before, Freethinkers offers a powerful defense of the secularist heritage that gave Americans the first government in the world founded not on the authority of religion but on the bedrock of human reason. In impassioned, elegant prose, celebrated author Susan Jacoby traces more than 200 years of secularist activism, beginning with the fierce debate over the omission of God from the Constitution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential history of free thought in America

    • By Clark Savage,Jr. on 11-27-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Life Driven Purpose

    • How an Atheist Finds Meaning
    • By: Dan Barker
    • Narrated by: Daniel C. Dennett, Dan Barker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    For thousands of years, holy books have told us that such a life is available only through obedience and submission to some higher power. Today, the faithful keep popular devotionals and tracts within easy reach on bedside tables and mobile devices, all communicating this common message: Life is meaningless without God. Former pastor Dan Barker eloquently, powerfully, and rationally upends this long-held belief.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Purpose starts with us not outside of us

    • By Gary on 04-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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

    • Why We Believe in God(s)

    • A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith
    • By: J. Anderson Thomson, Clare Aukofer
    • Narrated by: J. Anderson Thomson Jr. MD, Clare Aukofer, Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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      4 out of 5 stars 100
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    In this groundbreaking volume, J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., MD, with Clare Aukofer, offers a succinct yet comprehensive study of how and why the human mind generates religious belief. Dr. Thomson, a highly respected practicing psychiatrist with credentials in forensic psychiatry and evolutionary psychology, methodically investigates the components and causes of religious belief in the same way any scientist would investigate the movement of astronomical bodies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cuts to the Quick

    • By Bret D. McIntyre on 11-13-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Everybody Is Wrong About God

    • By: James A. Lindsay
    • Narrated by: James A. Lindsay, Peter Boghossian
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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

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