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The Essential Atheist Library

Here's a list of books, movies, etc. about atheism (or just discussing religion skeptically) that I've compiled. If anyone has any items to add, please do. I've included the Amazon (or other) link where available in case anyone wants to buy them.


Books: (alphabetical)
"Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist" by Dan Barker (1992)
"The Secret Origins of the Bible" by Tim Callahan (2002)
"Sense And Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism" by Richard Carrier (2005)
"The Mind of the Bible Believer" by Edmund D. Cohen (1988)
"The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design" by Richard Dawkins (1996)
"A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love" by Richard Dawkins (2004)
"The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins (2006)
"Challenging the Verdict: A Cross-Examination of Lee Strobel's 'The Case for Christ'" by Earl Doherty (2001)
"The Jesus Puzzle: Did Christianity Begin with a Mythical Christ? Challenging the Existence of an Historical Jesus" by Earl Doherty (2005)
"Natural Atheism" by David Eller (2004)
"The Dark Side of Christian History" by Helen Ellerbe (1995)
"Who Wrote the Bible?" by Richard E. Friedman (1997)
"The Jesus Mysteries: Was the 'Original Jesus' a Pagan God?" by Timothy Freke & Peter Gandy (2001)
"The Born Again Skeptic's Guide To The Bible" by Ruth Hurmence Green (1999)
"101 Myths of the Bible: How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History" by Gary Greenberg (2002)
"The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason" by Sam Harris (2005)
"Letter to a Christian Nation" by Sam Harris (2006)
"The Happy Heretic" by Judith Hayes (2000)
"Christianity Before Christ" by John G. Jackson (1985)
"Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism" by Susan Jacoby (2004)
"Atheist Debater's Handbook" by B. C. Johnson (1983)
"The Book Your Church Doesn't Want You to Read" edited by Tim C. Leedom (2001)
"Biblical Nonsense: A Review of the Bible for Doubting Christians" by Jason Long (2005)
"Who Wrote the New Testament?: The Making of the Christian Myth" by Burton L. Mack (1996)
"The Impossibility of God" by Michael Martin & Ricki Monnier (2003)
"The Historical Jesus and the Mythical Christ: Separating Fact from Fiction" by Gerald Massey (2000)
"The Encyclopedia of Biblical Errancy" by C. Dennis McKinsey (1995)
"Atheist Universe: Why God Didn't Have A Thing To Do With It" by David Mills (2004)
"Like Rolling Uphill: Realizing The Honesty Of Atheism" by Dianna Narciso (2004)
"Age of Reason" by Thomas Paine
"Unintelligent Design" by Mark Perakh (2003)
"Deconstructing Jesus" by Robert M. Price (2000)
"Incredible Shrinking Son of Man: How Reliable Is the Gospel Tradition?" by Robert M. Price (2003)
"The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond The Grave" edited by Robert M. Price & Jeffery Jay Lowder (2005)
"Why I Am Not a Christian: And Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects" by Bertrand Russell (1967)
"The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold" by Acharya S (1999)
"The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark" by Carl Sagan (1997)
"Atheism: The Case Against God" by George H. Smith (1980)
"Ken's Guide to the Bible" by Ken Smith (1995)
"Farewell to God: My Reasons for Rejecting the Christian Faith" by Charles Templeton (1999)



Movies, Documentaries & Videos: (Date)
"Penn & Teller - Bullsh*t! - The First Season" (2003) Episodes: "Near Death Experiences", "Creationism" & "End of the World"
"Penn & Teller -- Bullsh*t! The Complete Second Season" (2003) Episode: "The Bible"
"Penn & Teller - Bullsh*t - The Complete Third Season" (2003) Episodes: "Signs from Heaven", "Holier Than Thou", Family Values, & "Circumcision"
"Penn & Teller -- Bullsh*t! Season Four (2006) Episode: "The Boy Scouts"
"The God That Wasn't There" (2005)
Jonathan Miller's Atheist Tapes (2004, BBC)
-->Colin McGinn: Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3.
-->Steven Weinberg: Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3.
-->Arthur Miller: Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3.
-->Richard Dawkins: Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3.
-->Denys Turner (can't find these videos)
-->Daniel Dennett: Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3.
Jonathan Miller's Brief History of Disbelief (2005, BBC)
-->Shadows of Doubt: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, & Part 6.
-->Noughts and Crosses: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, & Part 6
-->The Final Hour: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, & Part 5
"The Root of All Evil?" by Richard Dawkins (2006) free downloads of Part 1 & Part 2


If anyone has read/watched any of these, feel free to leave a review (either here or on Amazon). I'll edit this with any ratings (0=horrible, 5=excellent) people want to give on any of these.
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