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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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
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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

    • 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 518
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 479

    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 699
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 634

    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

    • On the Historicity of Jesus

    • Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt
    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 28 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 487

    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

    • Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism

    • By: Aron Ra
    • Narrated by: Aron Ra
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 606
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      5 out of 5 stars 557

    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 201
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      5 out of 5 stars 179
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      5 out of 5 stars 178

    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

    • 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 454
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 403

    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

    • 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 148
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    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 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 523
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 484

    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 124
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      4 out of 5 stars 109

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book, Difficult Format

    • By Erin Branscome on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Mere Morality

    • By: Dan Barker
    • Narrated by: Dan Barker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What drives us to be good? How do we even know how to be good? Philosophers and theologians have dealt with such questions for millennia, but Dan Barker thinks the answers are not so complicated. In Mere Morality, he argues there's no need to appeal to supernatural commandments or the fear of some higher power when considering morality. Stripping “good" and "evil” down to the basics, he offers a simple compass for navigating life's most difficult moral and ethical dilemmas. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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 168
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    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

    • The Great Agnostic

    • Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought
    • By: Susan Jacoby
    • Narrated by: Rich Miller
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A biography that restores America's foremost 19th-century champion of reason and secularism to our still contested 21st-century public square. During the Gilded Age, which saw the dawn of America's enduring culture wars, Robert Green Ingersoll was known as "the Great Agnostic". The nation's most famous orator, he raised his voice on behalf of Enlightenment reason, secularism, and the separation of church and state with a vigor unmatched since America's revolutionary generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous

    • By tony on 08-09-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Long overdue, refreshing take on the black church.

    • By Sonni Williams on 05-15-18

    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 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 21

    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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    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

    • 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 127
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      4 out of 5 stars 109
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    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

    • 'It's Not About the Sex' My Ass

    • By: Joanne Hanks, Steve Cuno
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Ellington
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
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      4 out of 5 stars 70
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      4 out of 5 stars 70

    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 44
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      5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Carly alisa Russell on 01-24-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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 176
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    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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