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Author : Bhagat Singh
Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
Release : 2019-08-15
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Category : History
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A discussion with a friend soon turned into a matter of self-assessment, leading to this discourse on why Bhagat Singh chose to be an atheist. Even in the face of death at a very young age, with uncanny observations and sharp questions, he forces us to re-think our foundations to faith in god.


Author : Robert Green Ingersoll
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-02-11
Page : 40
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781508444107
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For the most part we inherit our opinions. We are the heirs of habits and mental customs. Our beliefs, like the fashion of our garments, depend on where we were born. We are molded and fashioned by our surroundings.


Author : Robert G. Ingersoll
Publisher : Reprint Services Corporation
Release : 2007-12-21
Page : 534
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 0781223539
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Author : Clarence Darrow
Publisher :
Release : 2013-10
Page : 64
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ISBN 13 : 9781258993719
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This is a new release of the original 1929 edition.


Author : Saladin
William Stewart Ross
Publisher :
Release : 1889
Page : 110
Category : Agnosticism
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Author : Clarence Darrow
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2012-05-12
Page : 32
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781477459782
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Why am I an agnostic? Because I don't believe some of the things that other people say they believe. Where do you get your religion, anyway? I won't bother to discuss just what religion is, but I think a fair definition of religion could take account of two things, at least, immortality and God, and that both of them are based on some book, so practically all of it is a book. As I have neither the time nor the learning to discuss every religious book on earth, and as I live in Chicago, I am interested in the Christian religion. So I will discuss the book that deals with the Christian religion. Is the Bible the work of anything but man? Of course, there is no such book as the Bible. The Bible to made up of 66 books, some of them written by various authors at various times, covering a period of about 1,000 years -- all the literature that they could find over a period longer than the time that has elapsed since the discovery of America down to the present time. Is the Bible anything but a human book? Of course those who are believers take both sides of it. If there is anything that troubles them, "We don't believe this." Anything that doesn't trouble them they do believe.


Author : Robert Green Ingersoll
Publisher :
Release : 2019-12-03
Page : 72
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ISBN 13 : 9781670882363
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For the most part we inherit our opinions. We are the heirs of habitsand mental customs. Our beliefs, like the fashion of our garments, depend on where we were born. We are moulded and fashioned by oursurroundings. Environment is a sculptor---a painter. If we had been born in Constantinople, the most of us would have said: "There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet." If our parentshad lived on the banks of the Ganges, we would have been worshipers ofSiva, longing for the heaven of Nirvana. As a rule, children love their parents, believe what they teach, andtake great pride in saying that the religion of mother is good enoughfor them. Most people love peace. They do not like to differ with their neighbors.They like company. They are social. They enjoy traveling on the highwaywith the multitude. They hate to walk alone. (...) Belief is not subject to the will. Men think as they must. Children donot, and cannot, believe exactly as they were taught. They are notexactly like their parents. They differ in temperament, in experience, in capacity, in surroundings. And so there is a continual, though almostimperceptible change. There is development, conscious and unconsciousgrowth, and by comparing long periods of time we find that the old hasbeen almost abandoned, almost lost in the new. Men cannot remainstationary. The mind cannot be securely anchored. If we do not advance, we go backward. If we do not grow, we decay. If we do not develop, weshrink and shrivel. - Taken from "Why Am I An Agnostic" written by Robert Green Ingersoll


Author : Frank Schaeffer
Publisher : Regina Orthodox Press
Release : 2014-11-07
Page : 144
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781928653998
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Caught between the beauty of his grandchildren and grief over a friend's death, Frank Schaeffer finds himself simultaneously believing and not believing in God--an atheist who prays. Schaeffer wrestles with faith and disbelief, sharing his innermost thoughts. He writes as an imperfect son, husband and grandfather whose love for his family, art and life trumps the ugly theologies of an angry God and the atheist vision of a cold, meaningless universe.


Author : John W. Loftus
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release : 2012-10-10
Page : 536
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1616145781
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For about two decades John W. Loftus was a devout evangelical Christian, an ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and an ardent apologist for Christianity. With three degrees--in philosophy, theology, and philosophy of religion--he was adept at using rational argumentation to defend the faith. But over the years, doubts about the credibility of key Christian tenets began to creep into his thinking. By the late 1990s he experienced a full-blown crisis of faith. 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. For every issue he succinctly summarizes the various points of view and provides references for further reading. In conclusion, he describes the implications of life without belief in God, some liberating, some sobering. This frank critique of Christian belief from a former insider will interest freethinkers as well as anyone with doubts about the claims of religion.


Author : Clarence Darrow
Publisher : Freethought Library
Release : 1995
Page : 109
Category : Philosophy
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"In these wide-ranging essays, Darrow attacks beliefs in the inerrancy of the Bible, the immortality of the soul, miracles, and heaven as being completely at odds with human experience and science. The life best lived, Darrow contends, is one that is ruled by reason, uncluttered by dogmatism, and aided by compassion for our fellow human beings." -- Publisher's description


Author : Mark Vernon
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-04-30
Page : 277
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0230301444
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The authentic spiritual quest is marked not by certainties but by questions and doubt. Mark Vernon who was a priest, and left an atheist explores the wonder of science, the ups and downs of being 'spiritual but not religious', the insights of ancient philosophy, and God the biggest question.


Author : David Seidman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-03-10
Page : 256
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1582704066
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A guide to atheism and nonbelief shares counsel on the challenges of questioning the views of one's upbringing, establishing beliefs about religion and spirituality, and addressing the practical aspects of managing religious occasions.


Author : Saladin
Joseph Taylor
Publisher :
Release : 1888
Page : 110
Category : Agnosticism
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Author : Stephen T. Asma
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018-05-09
Page : 288
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0190469692
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How we feel is as vital to our survival as how we think. This claim, based on the premise that emotions are largely adaptive, serves as the organizing theme of Why We Need Religion. This book is a novel pathway in a well-trodden field of religious studies and philosophy of religion. Stephen Asma argues that, like art, religion has direct access to our emotional lives in ways that science does not. Yes, science can give us emotional feelings of wonder and the sublime--we can feel the sacred depths of nature--but there are many forms of human suffering and vulnerability that are beyond the reach of help from science. Different emotional stresses require different kinds of rescue. Unlike secular authors who praise religion's ethical and civilizing function, Asma argues that its core value lies in its emotionally therapeutic power. No theorist of religion has failed to notice the importance of emotions in spiritual and ritual life, but truly systematic research has only recently delivered concrete data on the neurology, psychology, and anthropology of the emotional systems. This very recent "affective turn" has begun to map out a powerful territory of embodied cognition. Why We Need Religion incorporates new data from these affective sciences into the philosophy of religion. It goes on to describe the way in which religion manages those systems--rage, play, lust, care, grief, and so on. Finally, it argues that religion is still the best cultural apparatus for doing this adaptive work. In short, the book is a Darwinian defense of religious emotions and the cultural systems that manage them.


Author : Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Publisher : Amer Atheist Press
Release : 1991
Page : 56
Category : Religion
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Author : Robert Green Ingersoll
Publisher :
Release : 1904
Page : 84
Category : Agnosticism
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Author : Darrow, Clarence
Publisher : Aegitas
Release : 2015-06-06
Page : 408
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1772467243
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The novel is narrated in the first-person from the point of view of Alison Poole, "an ostensibly jaded, cocaine-addled, sexually voracious 20-year-old." Alison is originally from Virginia and lives in Manhattan, where she is involved in several sexual relationships and is aspiring to become an actress.


Author : Robert Green Ingersoll
Publisher :
Release : 1890
Page : 8
Category : Agnosticism
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Publisher :
Release : 1929
Page : 63
Category : Agnosticism
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Author : Joseph Lewis
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release : 1954
Page : 64
Category : Atheism
ISBN 13 : 1613103565
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