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A group for those of us who like reading and books. Fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry... everything goes.

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Feel free to discuss the books you're reading at the moment, your favorite authors or works, and so on. I'm sure everyone has a book they think others here might find interesting!

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Books of Interest to Atheists and Skeptics
Breaking The Spell by Daniel Dennett
A Devil's Chaplain, by Richard Dawkins
The End of Faith, by Sam Harris
The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins
God is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens
Godless, by Dan Barker
Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris
Why I am not a Christian, by Bertrand Russell

Sites for Bibliotaphs
Audible.com
BookCrossing.com
BookMooch.com
The Internet Archive
LibraryThing.com
LibriVox.org
Project Gutenburg
Shelfari.com

Discussion Forum

The Last Blade of Grass

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Top 5 Books on Atheism

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Why do they all have "happy endings"

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New books on the secular life

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 23, 2014. 1 Reply

POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Sep 13, 2014. 1 Reply

Haruki Murakami

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Michael Mann Sep 7, 2014. 1 Reply

"Cli-fi"

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top 10

Started by Jeffrey. Last reply by Nick Bottom Aug 23, 2014. 17 Replies

Robert Jordan "Wheel of Time" fans?

Started by Jenn Wiffen. Last reply by Joseph P Sep 10, 2012. 1 Reply

Currently Reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Started by The Big Blue Frog. Last reply by Cory D Wells Jul 24, 2012. 8 Replies

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Comment by Tony Davis on February 2, 2011 at 12:10pm

I think you have a good point.  Writing a separate article about Glenn's behavior is what I wanted to do.  I may still try to do that.  My only problem is that this is not a "blog" where I can write about anything I want, in the first person.  It is a column that is (in theory at least) supposed to be about skeptical thought and local to the DC area.  CLEARLY I don't keep it local (and got a "reprimand" for it on this last article).  I usually throw in a DC reference to get by.

 

I may still do what you said.  I've been thinking about it.  I did meet this guy on a flight to DC AND I am skeptical that being a Christian makes you any less of a hypocrite.  :-)

Comment by The Big Blue Frog on February 2, 2011 at 12:05pm

Yes, the universities in Alabama occasionally produce a well-rounded, educated skeptical thinker. ;)

 

I read the comments by Glenn, and your response. I would remove the response and address the issue of Glenn's posting in another separate post. You can refer back to the various entries he's commented on. Be sure to actually address his comments ("Jehovah's Witnesses are not real Christians" for instance.) I know it's a pain, but anything less looks like you're ducking his criticism just because he's the one making the charge.

Comment by Tony Davis on February 2, 2011 at 11:47am

BBF - Great blog.  If I can use your stuff I will definitely link it back to you.  I think we all need to support each other (as long as it is worth supporting anyway).  If we did this as well as the religious folks do every one of us would have best sellers on the shelves of Barnes and Noble!!

 

By the way, you went to USA??  I graduated from UNA!  And Troy for my Masters.  Small world!

Comment by The Big Blue Frog on February 2, 2011 at 11:28am

I'm glad I could contribute. If it's not too much to ask, if you credit me can you include the link to my blog?

 

http://www.bluefrogdesignstudios.com/thebluefrogsays/

Comment by Tony Davis on February 2, 2011 at 9:38am

Ian and ]3ig ]3lue,

Something I am doing lately (maybe a great idea, maybe a terrible idea) is that with most of the articles I am writing there are two versions.  One for my column (which is supposed to be very short) and one for my book.  The "book version" obviously is much longer and can include more info.

 

Every time I write an article part of the struggle is deciding which bits of information, which examples, I include.  Great points from you both and choice quotes from Gentle Jesus Meek and Mild are in the book version but didn't make it into the article.

 

Of course you guys can add all the info you want into the comments section.  I hate to admit it because I am trying to be a "writer" here, but some of the best reading so far on my column has been in the comments section.  ;-p

 

On an unrelated note, I think I will go back and revisit the comments section where I blasted Glenn for stalking me and making comments under three different names on my column.  I will shorten it greatly I think and just point out that he's been caught being a dishonest Christian, without all the details.  Any thoughts?  I fear that the way I did it, while honest, might look a bit petty of me and detract from the readers' experience.  What I am talking about is in the comments section of this article: http://www.examiner.com/skepticism-in-washington-dc/counting-on-the...

 

VR,

Tony

Comment by Ian Mason on February 2, 2011 at 9:08am
Exactly. "Big Daddy" is worse than Big Brother, Father Xmas and the rest of them.
Comment by The Big Blue Frog on February 2, 2011 at 9:03am
Christians are usually the first to stand up and complain about "hate crimes" legislation, because they claim that hate crimes are the equivalent of thought crimes, and we shouldn't be punishing thought crimes. However, their own Savior said that if a man has lust for a woman who is not his wife, he's already committed adultery. That fits the classic definition of thought crime.
Comment by Ian Mason on February 2, 2011 at 12:55am
Good article, Tony. How about the part of the Sermon on the Mount where JC is quoted as saying that even "bad thoughts" ( adultery, anger "in the heart") will be punished? Christianity goes even further that Judaism in deciding what's right and wrong.
Comment by Tony Davis on February 1, 2011 at 7:33pm

All,

Just posted an article on the "argument from morality".  Some info there dealing with evolution of morality, though in a short article one can't delve too deeply....

http://www.examiner.com/skepticism-in-washington-dc/skeptical-of-ch...

VR,

Tony
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on January 29, 2011 at 3:28pm

Anybody familiar with Luc Ferry?

I found excerpts on google books of

What is the Good Life

and found it compelling reading.

 

What Is the Good Life? - Hardcover (June 15, 2005) by Luc Ferry and Lydia G. Cochrane
Ferry, Luc. What Is the Good Life?(Book review): An article from: The Review of Metaphysics - Digital - HTML (Mar. 24, 2007) by Guy Mansini
Man Made God: The Meaning of Life - Paperback (Mar. 2002) by Luc Ferry and David Pellauer

 

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