'Books' Archive

Democracy Doesn’t Work In Impoverished Nations

September 16th, 2009 / Books, Current Affairs, Newswire / 24 comments

America's got to end its deadly devotion to democracy via Christian Science Monitor Democracy is a messy business, even in wealthy countries. One look at the Tea Party demonstrations proves ...

Elizabeth Clare Prophet Publishes Memoirs

December 24th, 2008 / Books, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Newswire / 32 comments

On the heels of the release of Prophet's Daughter, two of Elizabeth Clare Prophet's children have published the memoirs of their Alzheimer's-stricken mother. Erin Prophet announced the publication today in ...

Happiness In Slavery

November 12th, 2008 / Books, Mark Prophet / 39 comments

Following is a review posted at amazon.com of Alex Reichardt's book All For the Love of God: Life with Mark Prophet, A Modern-Day ...

“Be Sealed” Against The Truth

October 8th, 2008 / Books, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Psychology, Religion / 8 comments

A seal is supposed to separate the desirable from the undesirable, like an airlock on a spacecraft, a ring on a piston, or a ...

Prophet’s Daughter: It Happened Like She Said

September 27th, 2008 / Books, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Religion / 46 comments

  Over on Amazon, John "Flammo" took up my challenge to get specific about his statements of "inaccuracies" in my sister's recent book Prophet's Daughter. ...

Neurologist Laments Tech-Driven Brain Changes

May 10th, 2008 / Books, Singularity / 14 comments

Neurologist Laments Tech-Driven Brain Changes Human identity, the idea that defines each and every one of us, could be facing an unprecedented crisis. ...

www.isanyoneupthere.com

April 19th, 2008 / Bigotry, Books, Critical Thought, Religion / 14 comments

Oh, how the credulous are shaking in their boots. Searching high and low like jonesing addicts for their security blankets, their soporifics. Now comes ...

The Misanthropic Fury of Chris Hedges

March 27th, 2008 / Atheism, Books, Newswire / 4 comments

Ebonmuse at Daylight Atheism recently gave Chris Hedges--author of I Don't Believe in Atheists--a good thumping. Now Chris Swanson has posted another excellent deconstruction of Hedges ridiculous arguments ...

Book Review: The Al Qaeda Reader

August 26th, 2007 / Books, Current Affairs, Religion / 2 comments

The Al Qaeda Reader: Martyrdom or Mortardom? by: Gary H. Johnson, Jr. Recently, Raymond Ibrahim edited and translated a series of press releases by Al Qaeda's leadership ...

The Al-Qaeda Reader

August 15th, 2007 / Books, Current Affairs, Religion / 6 comments

I happened upon an amazing interview this morning with Raymond Ibrahim on KPCC / AirTalk with Larry Mantle. Ibrahim has translated and released a number ...

Look Ma, No Ego!

August 3rd, 2007 / Books, Critical Thought, Religion / 27 comments

After my initial recent correspondence with an Eckhart Tolle fan (previous post), I began a dialog with some of my close associates. We were wondering ...

Eckhart Tolle In My Mail

July 31st, 2007 / Books, Critical Thought / 19 comments

I received the following email from a former CUT member recommending I read the latest (2005) Eckhart Tolle book A New Earth. I think the ...

The Black Sun Humanist-Atheist Bookshelf

June 30th, 2007 / Admin, Atheism, Books / 10 comments

The book list is finally posted. I've been intending to update this since the BSJ 3.0 launch on February 12, 2007. But like many of ...

Twisted: Mark Warren on Hitchens

April 25th, 2007 / Books, Religion / 18 comments

Esquire executive editor Mark Warren's commentary about Christopher Hitchens is all over the map. A masterpiece of post-modernist gobbledygook. A paragon of doublespeak. Warren writes in praise of Christopher Hitchens' ...

Book Review: The God Part of the Brain

April 22nd, 2007 / Books, Psychology / 19 comments

Summary: Matthew Alper is a lot smarter than he initially lets on. He begins his narrative in The God Part of the Brain softly and carefully as ...

The Book List

October 1st, 2006 / Books / 3 comments

I've been tagged by olly over at 10,000 Reasons to Doubt the Fish. So here is my book list: 1. A book that changed your lifeThere were two, ...

Book Review: 102 Minutes

September 23rd, 2006 / Books, Critical Thought, Current Affairs, Religion Inspired Murders / 11 comments

This is what 102 minutes is about, the title referring to the time between when the first plane hit the first tower, and the second tower collapsed. Jim Dwyer and ...

Apparent Complexity Made Simple

April 17th, 2006 / Books, Science / 1 comment

A 20th Anniversary Review of The Blind Watchmaker: Intelligent Design seems like it should be old news. Atheists all over the world have peeled back the mask of the carefully ...