The GOD Delusion By Richard Dawkins
NY Times Best Seller
"At last, one of the best
nonfiction writers alive today has assembled his
thoughts on religion into a characteristically
elegant book." --Steven Pinker
"Richard Dawkins is the leading soothsayer of our
time. . . . The God Delusion continues his
thought-provoking tradition." --J. Craig Venter
"The God Delusion is smart, compassionate, and
true . . . If this book doesn't change the world,
we're all screwed." --Penn & Teller "
"The world needs passionate rationalists. Dawkins
so stands out through the cutting intelligence of
The God Delusion." --James D. Watson
In a comprehensive scientific study
on the effects of intercessory prayer on the health
and recovery of 1,802 patients undergoing coronary
surgery, prayers offered by strangers had no effect.
In fact, patients who knew they were being prayed
for had a higher rate of post-operative complications.
For the entier article see: Prayer
& Healing The Verdict is in and the Results are
Null by Michael Shermer
Secular Student Association - Freethought Society
community brought together and unified by our love of
reason, truth, freedom, humanity, and nature.
someone with a naturalistic philosophy - someone who
might call themselves a freethinker, atheist, humanist, skeptic,
objectivist, rationalist, naturalist, agnostic, or a "Bright"
- someone who believes that all that exists,
exists within a natural universe(s)
GOALS ARE TO:
- provide a sense of community & a positive secular
alternative to supernatural systems of belief.
- encourage freedom from superstition, irrationality,
dogmatic religious assumptions & extremism.
- further the acceptance and application of science, reason,
and critical thinking in all areas of human endeavor.
- challenge the misconceptions of naturalistic-based convictions,
lifestyles, ethics & morals.
- cultivate a sense of global responsibility and
compassion for humanity.
- look for human solutions to human problems and
trust in our ability to reason.
used to be the best explanation we had, but now we've
got vastly better ones. God is no longer an explanation
of anything, but has instead become something that that
would itself need an insurmountable amount of explaining."
and Items of Interest
The American Humanist Association
has launched an
new advertising campaign
Humanism, that's attracting national attention.
Sam Harris Reviews Francis Collins' New Book "The
Language of God".
In this essay, the
bestselling secularist author of “The End of Faith”
delivers a scathing review of “The Language of God,” by
Human Genome Project head Francis Collins that attempts
to demonstrate a harmony between science and evangelical
Christianity. Read the review
is no God (and you know it) - Sam Harris in an excerpt
from An Atheist Manifesto, 10/7/05
Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of
the world; it is simply a refusal to deny the obvious,
says Harris, author of the international bestseller ....MORE