Better Than a Turkish Prison is the true story of a needy young man who encounters a religious cult known as "The Twelve Tribes". With no better options in sight, he decides to join them in their pursuit to build the kingdom of God on Earth.
After years of brainwashing and servitude, he must break free from a powerful delusion in his search for freedom and truth. Not merely a deeply personal portrayal of one man's struggles, this book also serves as a critical analysis of religious ideals and their effects on humanity as the author divulges his presently held beliefs.
Deborah Ester wakes to a shrill cackle. Her last memory vague, she finds herself bound to a metal pole in a small prison cell. Her captor is a maniac. Though unpredictable, he exhibits an unusual talent. One that brings him, and Deborah, to pivotal and twisted moments in history.
Among others, Deborah is brought to the Jurassic period, to London during the time of Jack the Ripper, and, more curiously, to the Crucifixion of Jesus, the offering of Isaac by Abraham, and the Massacre of the Innocent. Deborah learns the necessary role she plays in each of these events, and how her captor has influenced history himself.
Deborah would never choose this of her own free will, but does she actually have free will if it means destroying the history that is responsible for her own existence?
A quirky, smart comic which introduces an essential set of critical thinking skills that even the most reasonable reader will benefit from.
The world is a confusing place and every day there is more information we have to sort through. It pours endlessly from our screens, our leaders, our friends, and from posters taped to lamp-posts. Rebecca was overwhelmed and anxious in the face of this deluge until she found reasonableness. Unlike so many techniques and trinkets that promise empowerment, the critical thinking skills presented in How to be Reasonable will make you more confident, cautious, and effective – and maybe even happier.
How to be Reasonable (By Someone Who Tried Everything Else) encourages readers to embrace reason and evidence with a combination of clear, well-researched guidance, and witty asides. Fox’s illustrative style and personal story enriches the experience and will evoke many wry smiles.
He has written or edited more than 30 books, his arguments for God and Jesus are frequently cited by Christian apologists around the world, and he has severely overstated his case through a series of blatant mischaracterizations and philosophical blunders.
You may have heard of William Lane Craig, a professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology who is known for debating atheists, but even if you haven’t you have probably heard his arguments through followers and fans. He is known for painting faith as the “reasonable” road, and falsely claiming that he can prove the validity of his religion.
From his work attempting to show evidence for Jesus’ resurrection to his development of the Kalam cosmological argument for the existence of God, Craig is respected among his peers on the Christian side of the religious spectrum. But is that deserved? What’s at the core of these arguments? Are they philosophically sound? More importantly,is thisUnreasonable Faith?
"an excellent destruction of W.L. Craig’s entire apologetics. Cogently argued and factually accurate, this is required reading for anyone keen to question the soundness of anything W.L. Craig has argued over the decades. Which makes it an invaluable resource for refuting Christian apologetics generally."
Richard Carrier, author on the historicity of Jesus.
Have you ever wondered what the story of the Bible would look like from the perspective of Satan? Perhaps one of the most maligned figures in literary history, the fallen angel known as “Lucifer” has his own story to tell. It shouldn’t surprise you to know that it is strikingly different from anything else you’ve heard on the subject.
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We are all the hero of our own story, and "history" is written by the victors.
The Falling Star is the story of the Archangel Samael. Once among the highest Angels of the Heavenly Host, yet forever remembered as Satan.
Using the Biblical narrative as a backdrop, the story unfolds from the perspective of the supposed villain. Samael's journey is one of self-discovery, as he grapples with the concepts of free will, subjective truth and predestination.
Samael desperately wants to believe in his own autonomy, yet is constantly confronted with evidence that God holds the reins. That his supposed free will is, in fact, illusory.
Join us as we read between the lines, examine the subtext, and fill in the blanks of one of the most well-known stories ever told.
For as long as the idea of “miracles” has been in the public sphere, the conversation about them has been shaped exclusively by religious apologists and Christian leaders. The definitions for what a miracles are have been forged by the same men who fought hard to promote their own beliefs as fitting under that umbrella. It’s time for a change.
Enter John W. Loftus, an atheist author who has earned three master’s degrees from Lincoln Christian Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Loftus, a former student of noted Christian apologist William Lane Craig, got some of the biggest names in the field to contribute to this book, which represents a critical analysis of the very idea of miracles.
Incorporating his own thoughts along with those of noted academics, philosophers, and theologians, Loftus is able to properly define “miracle” and then show why there’s no reason to believe such a thing even exists.
Addressing every single issue that touches on miracles in a thorough and academic manner, this compilation represents the most extensive look at the phenomenon ever displayed through the lens of an ardent non-believer.
If you’ve ever wondered exactly what a miracle is, or doubted whether they exist, then this book is for you.
Disproving Christianity and Other Secular Writings compiles popular and lesser-known arguments against the principles established by the Christian canon.
Using a phenomenological approach to build his case based on in-depth study at the University of California, Santa Barbara, McAfee analyzes the Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament doctrine to build a logical and reasonable case against their validity. From contradictions between lived and portrayed religions to factual errors within the texts themselves, no stone is left unturned in this fully updated and expanded refutation of Christianity.
The Bible is considered to be one of the bestselling books of all time, but what is really in it? What does it actually say?
The Bible Says What!? is a direct and critical look at the Bible itself, exploring some of the most undefendable stories and ideas within it.
In this book, you will encounter harsh criticisms and hard truths, looking deeper into the verses that your local pastors refuse to address from the pulpit. This book is for the Christian who is not afraid to take that arduous journey into their own beliefs and challenge them. This book is for the atheist seeking information to use in their everyday conversations with Christians. It's for the casual reader who is merely curious about what is in the book that Christians follow. This book is for you.