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A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam


“An admirable and impressive work of synthesis that will give insight and satisfaction to thousands of lay readers.”THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLDIn this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain’s foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism…

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Long time lurker, long time believer, my faith was broken.(r/atheism)

Here’s my subscription list in YouTube in alphabetical order:

  • C0nc0rdance – dedicated to cutting through scientific hype and helping the laymen understand the real science behind the hype. Not so much anti-religion as pro science.

  • cdk007 – Evolution explanations. General creationist lie busting. Try his “Logic of Religion” Series.

  • DarkMatter2525 – sort of a humorous site, he pokes fun more than most, but he exposes some fallacies.

  • DonExodus – His older stuff is better IMO, but still a very solid channel.

  • dprjones – some good stuff here, he’s more up on the YouTube drama than some of the others.

  • Evid3nc3 – Some interesting, “how I became an atheist” stories. But the real gem of this collection has to be: A History of God part 1. Which is essentially a book report on the book “A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

  • GreatBigBore – His newer stuff is way off base of his older stuff… He used to do critiques of creationist/atheist debates, creationist papers, and religious propaganda, pointing out every logical fallacy he can find. Try the “God’s Quality Control 2.0” series.

  • Jon LaJoie – not religiously related, but HILARIOUS nevertheless, you needed a break anyway – start with everyday normal guy and keep the laughs coming.

  • National Center for Science Education – The group trying very hard to keep Evolution in schools and Religion out of them. Dr Eugenie Scott is probably one of my personal heroes.

  • NonStampCollector – very funny, has lots of biblical contradictions in here. He loves em. Funny guy. But if there is a hell this guy’s goin there unless god’s got an infinite sense of humor too…

  • Philhellenes – If there was an atheist church, this would be the pastor. Warning, it can be a tear jerker… Science Saved My Soul. Deliberately uses religious tactics to invoke emotions in scientific minds to great effect.

  • potholer54 – Another personal hero. Former science news correspondent, destroys creationist arguments with his huge hammer of justice. Also has Potholer54debunks.

  • ProfMTH – again, older stuff is amazing. His “Brief Bible Blunders” series was really good.

  • QualiaSoup – Now we’re cooking with fire. This guy is who you’re looking for. He destroys religion’s base arguments. He decimates every argument with his soft accented voice. Putting faith in its place is where I’d start.

  • A single video by smsavage32 – Was Jesus a Myth? – very enlightening.

  • TheraminTrees – Here’s the brother of QualiaSoup. Deals with the psychological effects of religion. Amazing two guys here, can’t go wrong with them. I’d suggest Atheism as congruence and Transition to Atheism for his personal story.

To recap, almost everything in TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup’s channels are just amazing.

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