1. The Selfish Gene/ Richard Dawkins
2. Demon haunted world/ Carl Sagan
3. Dragons of Eden/ Carl Sagan
4. Losing faith in faith/ Dan Barker
5. The end of faith / Sam Harris
Add to the list
I'd add the scriptures of other religions, like the Quran and the
Bhagavad-Gita, hoping that they'll get the point that the Bible is
just one of many different mythologies.
"O Sybilli, si ergo
Fortibus es in ero
O Nobili! Themis trux
Sivat sinem? Causen Dux"
Here's a few...
Origin of Species / Darwin
What Evolution Is / Mayer
Blind Watchmaker / Dawkins
From Fish to Philosopher / Homer Smith
Why People Believe Weird Things / Michael Sherman
(and Demon Haunted World)
Historical Survey of Abrahamic Religions
History of God / Karen Armstrong (ex-nun, great read)
Classic Commentary on Literal Biblical Interpretaion
Age of Reason / Thomas Paine (1780s)
Mistakes of Moses / Robert Intersol (1879)
Who Wrote the Bible / Friedman
The Bible with Sources Revealed / Friedman
What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know It? / Dever
The Bible in Translation: Ancient and English Versions / Metzger
Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations
History of the Ancient Near East / Marc Van De Mieroop
The Oxford History of the Biblical World
Archeology and the Bible
Rise of Ancient Israel / Shanks, Dever, Halpern, McCarter
Bible Unearthed / Finkelstien & Silberman
Who where the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From? / Dever
Ancient Israelite/Canaanite "Religion"
Early History of God / Mark Smith
Cananite Myth and Hebrew Epic / Frank Moore Cross
The Religion of Ancient Israel / Miller
Origins of Biblical Monotheism / Mark Smith
The Tenth Generation: The Origins of the Biblical Tradition / Mendenhall
Ancient Israel's Faith and History: The Bible in Context / Mendenhall
Mythology's Last Gods: Yahweh and Jesus / Harwood
Spirituality in the Land of the Noble : How Iran Shaped the World's
Biblical Concepts in Context
Old Testament Parallels / Matthews
Myths from Mesopotamia / Dalley
Stories From Ancient Canaan / Michael Coogan
Legends of the Egyptian Gods / Budge
Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends / Spence
101 Myths of the Bible / Greenberg
Origins of Christiany
The Oxford History of Christianity / McManners
From Jesus to Christ / Paula Fredriksen (Wow)
When Jesus Became God / Rubenstein
River of God: A New History of Christian Origins / Riley
Misquoting Jesus / Ehrman
The Gnostic Gospels / Pagels
The Nag Hammadi Library / Robinson
Mythology (What it all boils down to)
World Mythology / Henry Holt Reference Book
Power of Myth / Joseph Campbell
Early History of Man
Journey of Man / Spencer Wells
Mapping Human History / Olson
Guns, Germs, and Steel / Jared Diamond
ANIMAL LIBERATION/ Peter Singer
The same thing happened to Ronnie 20 years ago; although the bile-ball
some interesting stories and creative writing, en toto it is boring,
and subjective. Can you say THOMAS PAINE?
He was jailed because the JC-crowd had no rebuttal.
I would also add The Necessity of Atheism by Shelley
Pretty much everything by Dawkins as well.
REPLY: For the Atheist , so he/she can see just how utterly silly and
irrational it is to keep denying the Creator (even though he/she knows a
Creator must exist deep down inside) :
1. I Dont Have Enough Faith to be An Atheist
2. Testimony of the Evangelist by Prof. SImon Greenleaf ( worlds
foremost court evidential scholar who ever lived and put the New
Testament concerning Christs death and ressurection to the test)
3. Who Moved The Stone book, written by a popular skeptic Attorney who
set out to discredit Christianity in his book, but half way thru writing
the book became a Christian.
4. To Hell and Back book, by Dr. Maurice Rawlings (Surgeon) , who
performed many ressusitations and recorded their responses on audio
5. Secular Humanism versus The Christian Faith video debate
(www.ankerberg.com) . Between the Humanist of the Year and Dr. Norman
Geisler. Best tape on how rediculous atheism and humanism is.
6. Website on modern Scientific Evidence of our Universe, Solar System,
and Earth which points only to a Theistic Personal Creator
(www.reasons.org). Over 133 parameters so far discovered by the
Scientific Community of our solar system , alone, which are all needed
'simultaneously', for earth to survive and support life. List gets
added to nearly monthly.
7. The 12 points that Prove Christianity booklet , by Dr. Norman
Geisler. www.impactapologetics.com . Gives rational proofs for God,
Christ, The New Testament credibility, the Ressurection, Heaven and
Hell, Absolute Moral Laws.
8. Evidence Demands a Verdict book, by Josh McDowell.
9. Mere Christianity book, by C.S. Lewis. Famous British philosopher
who went from atheism to Christian.
10. Ready With An Answer , By John Ankerberg and John Weldon.
www.ankerberg.com . Gives many evidences for America being founded on
The Christian Faith alone, How all the Founders of the modern Sciences
were Christians/Theists with verbatim quotes, proofs of the
Ressurection of Christ, and lists of famous people in history who were
devoted Christians including Generals, Presidents, Scientists, etc..
plus alot more .
This post purloined from another group:
This imbecile (DILV) appears here from time to time, sticks around for
and then leaves.
Trying to engage him in logical discourse is a
complete waste of time and bandwidth!
Further justification of killfilling the imbecile:
His ISP is Webtv, which somehow attracts so many similar f**headed
Did I miss it or did you forget "The Antichrist" by Friedrich Nietzsche
Read it online:
This troll seems to think it is reasonable to send messages to a
personal address containing personal attacks.
Needless to say he has yet to justify himself on this, and has yet to
actually support any of his assertions.
The man is clearly an underintelligent, brain washed, fool