For People Recovering from Religion

A Listmania! list by T. Hodges (Chicago, IL USA)
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The list author says: "This is a reading list that I am compiling for people that are either recovering from religion or are questioning the deceptions of the religion into which they were raised. These will give you a gentle tug back into reality and hopefully give you a clear picture of what you have been missing out on.
Also, if you are religious, believe that your religion is founded on truth, and therefore cannot be threatened by fact and sometimes read books opposing what you believe then I also implore to to check out some of the items on this list.
Assuming that I can edit this list after it's been published, more books are coming as I think of them. There are a few that the library holds that I can't remember the precise title of, but I can find out soon."
Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe
1.  Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe by Simon Singh
The list author says:
  "Provides a an excellent readable explanation of what we really know about the universe told within the framework of the history of cosmology/astronomy.  It tells what discoveries were made, how they were made, and who made them."
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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
2.  The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins
The list author says:
  "This is a slightly more readable and slightly less technical counterpart to Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True (also recommended).  You will find that evolution has nothing to do with what your preacher told you that it is, and is really as fundamental to science as electromagnetic theory."
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Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them)
3.  Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them) by Bart D. Ehrman
The list author says:
  "This is more then just a list of contradictions, it's a summary of the history of the new testament and how Christianity came to be what it is.  Of Ehrman I've only read this and Misquoting Jesus, and found this book to be the more useful to me of the two."
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Letting Go of God
4.  Letting Go of God DVD ~ Julia Sweeney
The list author says:
  "Think of this as the Vagina Monologues of Atheism.  Julia Sweeny delivers an entertaining talk on being raised Catholic, the Mormons who caused her to question whether the story of her religion sounded as crazy as theirs, and her journeys through schools of thought of alternative spiritualities of Deepak Chopra and others before becoming a proper rationalist."
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Heartbreak and Rage: Ten Years Under Sun Myung Moon
5.  Heartbreak and Rage: Ten Years Under Sun Myung Moon by K. Gordon Neufeld
The list author says:
  "This is a biography of a survivor of the Moonies (Unification Church) and contains stories that anybody who has wandered into a more cult-like atmosphere may be able to relate to.
Actually, pretty much anybody who was every really serious about their religion, despite the pain it may have brought them, should benefit from this book."
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The History of Western Philosophy
6.  The History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
The list author says:
  "If you are trying to establish an understanding of philosophy and morality outside of religion, I strongly recommend Russell's camp over Nietzsche's.  This book is rather thick, but provides an excellent outline of the history of philosophy to help you establish your own thoughts."
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Why is this book not available for the Kindle 0 Jul 15, 2014
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Common sense vs. Darwinian religion 284 Feb 9, 2014
How do evolutionists explain the evolution of male and female? 282 Feb 9, 2014
Arguing with idiots 172 Jan 26, 2014
It is almost sad that this book has to be written. 39 Jan 12, 2014
atheists have done sooooo much for mankind! 71 Dec 11, 2013
hiden contradicions in the Bible 13 Feb 15, 2013
Jesus, Interrupted (paperback), page 265 5 Dec 28, 2012
Why is the Kindle version more expensive than the paperback? 3 Dec 26, 2012
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