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'Ethical Record' Journal of South
Place Ethical Society (SPES)
"For those of us who have
been non-believers of one sort or another for a long time, and have
been able to discuss the whole range of issues, with many others, and
over many years, and in this long process refined and confirmed our
views, having to go over the same old discussions again and again can
become a problem.
Newcomers to unbelief want
to discuss these issues from a standing start and it is important that
there is an ongoing process for them to make up ground easily, so that
there is not always a yawing gap with irritation at both extremes.
These suggestions are in
two parts, the first, specific material that would help 'novice
unbelievers' catch up quickly without having to go through a near
lifetime of reading and discussion. The second part would be a longer
list of recommended material.
For the most up to date and ever increasing number of publications on
Atheism search Google
1) 'The Demon Haunted
World' sub-titled 'Science as a Candle in the Dark' by Carl Sagan
Chapters10, 7, & 12 ISBN 0 7472 5156 8 1996 Headline Book
2) 'Why I Am Not a
Christian' by Bertrand Russell
published by the
Rationalist Press Association and National Secular Society 1983
3) 'Humanism' By Barbara Smoker -
3) 'Our Pagan Christmas' by R.J.
4) 'Viruses of The Mind' by
Richard Dawkins - BHA - 1992
5) 'Morals Without
Religion' by Margaret Knight (available from the BHA/NSS or RPA )
6) 'All in the Mind'
-Ludovic Kennedy In this section because although it is a book, it is
an easy read.
1) The rest of 'The
Demon Haunted World' see above.
2) TheBlind Watchmaker'
and 'The Selfish Gene' Richard Dawkins
3) Darwin's Dangerous
Idea by Daniel C Dennett is another excellent book.
'It's a little heavy, but
fits well with Sagan's Demon Haunted World - Simon Hudson
4) Atheism: The Case
Against God - George H Smith ISBN0-87975-124-X
5) Some Mistakes of
Moses : Robert Ingersoll ISBN 0-87975=361-7
Both books are from Prometheus Books.
Robert Ingersoll compliments Paine's Age of Reason
'Erewhon' by Samuel
fascinating satire published shortly after Darwin's 'Origin of
full of amusing and clever arguments directed against religion,
moral standards, etc. The Wordsworth Classics version can be purchased
Any works by Robert Ingersoll, Carl Sagan, & Richard Dawkins
Book Lists:- can be
obtained from:- RPA. BHA. and Prometheus Books
(copied from www.slhg.adm.freeuk.com)