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    So I've watched the documentary "The God Delusion" and would like to learn more.

    I intend to see if my local library holds any Dawkins books as he is the only name Im familiar with that talks about this issue but thought I would ask those of you in this community that wish to share what are some credible online resources.

    I intend to do some research in the area of evolution in an attempt to challenge core beliefs I have about a higher power to come to a more well reasoned judgement.

    Any suggested sites that delve into the topic of atheism or related topics would be appreciated.

    I will go through the responses in my previous post to see if I can better appreciate some of the references made there now that I am choosing to be more rational.

    Thanks in advance.

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    One only needs to compare a scientific explanation to a religious one. religion is the "description" and "explanation" for "magic". Science actually explains how things work, and it appears we do not live in a magical world, but in a natural one. Science also has the balls to chuck out bad ideas-ideas with no evidence or especially negative evidence.

    Of course there were atheists for thousands of years before science began. But we are social apes, and therefore tend to believe in social information, which can include useful stuff, but also bollocks like religion.
    Just stick to the idea that science tests falsifiable hypotheses to destruction.

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    The Nizkor Project- Logical Fallacies

    Atheist: n; A person to be pitied in that he is unable to believe things for which there is no evidence, and who has thus deprived himself of a convenient means of feeling superior to others.
    —Chaz Bufe, The American Heretic’s Dictionary

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    I think I'll start with The Friendly Atheist website as Im a bit scared of some of the sarcasm ive encountered because the terms used are beyond my understanding.

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    The thinking atheist podcast is good. Seth Andrews is lovely, and he has a wonderful voice hence the podcast aspect. Everything is done with a really good humor, never nasty, and a wide variety of topics. http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/

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    Quote pipbarber said View Post
    The thinking atheist podcast is good. Seth Andrews is lovely, and he has a wonderful voice hence the podcast aspect. Everything is done with a really good humor, never nasty, and a wide variety of topics. http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/
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    The Nizkor Project- Logical Fallacies

    Atheist: n; A person to be pitied in that he is unable to believe things for which there is no evidence, and who has thus deprived himself of a convenient means of feeling superior to others.
    —Chaz Bufe, The American Heretic’s Dictionary

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    AronRa's video series "The Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism" is a worthwhile watch if you are interested in understanding both science and why the claims of religious extremists against science and atheism are so deeply flawed.

    His series on Falsifying Phylogeny is also very informative.
    "One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion." - Arthur C Clarke

    "'Science doesn't know everything' - which is true. Because if it did, it would stop" - Dara O'Briain

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    Quote EbonyBreeCaple said View Post
    So I've watched the documentary "The God Delusion" and would like to learn more.

    I intend to see if my local library holds any Dawkins books as he is the only name Im familiar with that talks about this issue but thought I would ask those of you in this community that wish to share what are some credible online resources.

    I intend to do some research in the area of evolution in an attempt to challenge core beliefs I have about a higher power to come to a more well reasoned judgement.

    Any suggested sites that delve into the topic of atheism or related topics would be appreciated.

    I will go through the responses in my previous post to see if I can better appreciate some of the references made there now that I am choosing to be more rational.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Shameless plug, but...

    Evolution:
    http://reciprocity-giving-something-...en-proven.html
    http://reciprocity-giving-something-...evolution.html
    http://reciprocity-giving-something-...evolution.html
    http://reciprocity-giving-something-...on-in-dna.html
    http://reciprocity-giving-something-...der-order.html
    http://reciprocity-giving-something-...revisited.html

    Worth having a look at the stuff about logic, as it's a good grounding for all of the rest, as well as some other stuff you're likely to encounter as you wander.

    http://reciprocity-giving-something-...hy-art-of.html
    http://reciprocity-giving-something-...-of-ideas.html
    http://reciprocity-giving-something-...tfalls-of.html
    If you're after stuff on specific ideas, have a look at my landing page:
    http://reciprocity-giving-something-...p/landing.html

    I'd also recommend watching The Atheist Experience on Youtube. It gets a bit repetitious, but they've covered just about every contemporary argument for god on there over the years, and they can be quite amusing.

    As for books other than Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens is always top of my list. A much better writer than Dawkins, and considerably more widely read, he makes a much stronger case than Dawkins has managed. Check out god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything and The Portable Atheist.

    Beyond that, among the best resources for an open mind is this forum. If you have a twitter, there's a huge amount of counter-apologetic on there, including some of the members from here.

    If you have specific questions, I'm always open either here or on Twitter @hackenslash1


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    Oh yeah, Hackenslash, that guy. He writes some really good and helpful stuff about thinking logically and how to analyse arguments. You should check his stuff out.

    There'll be some links to his blog around somewhere.
    "One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion." - Arthur C Clarke

    "'Science doesn't know everything' - which is true. Because if it did, it would stop" - Dara O'Briain

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    Thank you everyone for sharing their resources. This is alot for me to absorb but I appreciate the generosity. My intention is to work through some of these suggestions to help form more rational beliefs. I did a Wikipedia search on evolution and my ego has me doubting the evolution of humans. I thought only white people were neanderthals (I am white by the way) but the claim that we descend from apes is something I'll have to explore further if I can access info in layman's terms. Im 100% believing of the age and evolution of the planet through the geological disoveries made so Im sure my research into evolution of species wont be too much of a shock to the system. Thanks again. Its going to take me some time to work through these suggestions, those I can afford to access so if I find myself incapable of comprehending anything in particular I'll ask for someone to explain it to me simply.

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