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1.   Graham, Lloyd   (Religion and Atheism) Deceptions and Myths of the Bible   Publisher: Bell Publishing Company; N. Y. : 1979. Very Good+ with no dust jacket Second Edition; Tenth Printing Hardcover ISBN: 0517278340 484 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Blue boards, index, footnotes, a few b/w diagrams in text. ; 'The bible is, we assert, but priest-perverted cosmology'. Book-by-book blasting of 'holy' scriptures. ; Light edgewear, no marks, binding tight.

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2.   Ingersoll, Colonel R. G. (Robert Green)   Lectures of Colonel Robert Green Ingersoll : (Col. R. G. Ingersoll's Latest Lectures) ; Including His Letters on the Chinese God ; is Suicied a Sin ? ; the Right to One's Life ; Etc, Etc, Etc   Publisher: Rhodes & McClure Publishing Company; Chicago: 1900. Good with no dust jacket Hardcover 8vo (8") 20 cm; Hardcover. Dark green cloth, silver lettering and decor, 447 pages numbered from 429 to 875. Full texts of 21 lectures, 11 pages of publisher's ads in rear, including 6-pg ad for Audiphone, instrument for conveying sounds to the deaf. Old photocopy of ad for Ingersoll set pasted to front blank page. ; Reprint of 1897 original, this dated 1900. Topics include: Thomas Paine. Orthodoxy. Blasphemy. Human rights. Religious intolerance. How the gods grow. Heretics and heresies. The Bible. Voltaire. Is suicide a sin. (Robert G. Ingersoll, lived 1833-1899, was the most famous orator of his day, a brilliant, openly agnostic speaker who attacked and exposed hypocrisy, intolerance, cruelty, bigotry in all forms, and was frequently attacked by supporters of same, especially the ultra-religious) ; Cloth worn at extremities. Pages quite yellowed from age. All edges singed. Spine darkened but readable. Cloth on rear cover discolored. Several paragraphs are bracketed with old pencil marks in margins. Lower front board has a neat 5mm hole through it, not affecting any text. Binding intact.

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3.   Ingersoll, Colonel R. G. (Robert Green)   Mistakes of Ingersoll and His Answers Complete : (Robert Green Ingersoll)   Publisher: Rhodes & McClure Publishing Company; Chicago: 1889. Fair with no dust jacket Hardcover 562 pages; 8vo (8") 20 cm; Hardcover. Black cloth, gilt lettering, 128 + 151 + 92 + 32 + 158 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's ads in rear, including ad for Audiphone, instrument for conveying sounds to the deaf. Several b/w portraits and illustrations. ; Reprint of 1882 original, this dated 1889. Ingersoll's lectures refuted by David Swing, William Henry Ryder, Henry Ward Beecher, Brooke Hereford, Monro Gibson, Rabbi Wise, W. F. Crafts, Arthur Swazey, Robert Collyer, Frederick Perry Powers, Bishop Samuel Fallows, Simeon Gilbert, James Maclaughlin, Pere Hyacinthe, and many others. (Robert G. Ingersoll, lived 1833-1899, was the most famous orator of his day, a brilliant, openly agnostic speaker who attacked and exposed hypocrisy, intolerance, cruelty, bigotry in all forms, and was frequently attacked by supporters of same, especially the ultra-religious) ; Cloth heavily worn, 1cm missing at crown. Pages quite yellowed. Spine gilt worn off completely. Owner name penciled on front endpaper. Endpapers split along both hinges. All pages attached.

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4.   Edmundson, William A.   Three Anarchical Fallacies : An Essay on Political Authority   Publisher: Cambridge University Press; N. Y. : 1998. Very Good+ with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0521624541 192 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Dark gray cloth, silver spine lettering, footnotes, index. ; Attacks and dismantles three prevailing political fallacies put forth by anti-government arguers: 1) The failure of political obligation, 2) The law is coercive, 3) The inner sphere of privacy. ; Exterior shows light wear. Small spot (3 x 4 mm) to upper front cover. No other flaws. ; Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law Series

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5.   Ingersoll, Robert G., with Dean Tipton   Challenging the Bible : Selections from the Writings and Speeches of Robert G. Ingersoll   Publisher: Immediex Publishing; Los Angeles: 2005. Near Fine Softcover ISBN: 1932968261 168 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; An excellent and concise collection of excerpts from major writings of Robert G. Ingersoll, the greatest American orator of the 19th century, a famous agnostic who challenged religious hypocrisy and intolerance wherever he found it. ; No discernable wear.

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6.   Russell, Bertrand   Will to Doubt, The   Publisher: Philosophical Library; N. Y. : 1958. Very Good with no dust jacket Hardcover 126 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Ex-Library; Gray boards, 12 essays. ; Essay titles are: Can men be rational? Free thought and official propaganda. On the value of skepticism. On youthful cynicism. Is science superstitious? " Useless " knowledge. What is the soul? Ancestry of fascism. Stoicism and mental health. Modern homogeneity. Men versus insects. On comets. ; This book is being offered by Alan's Used Books (gwenfoss d o t c o m) on behalf of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit, all proceeds to same. ; Church library name stamped in usual places. Pocket on rear endpaper. Otherwise only light wear. ; Wisdom Library Series

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7.   Lamont, Corliss   Illusion of Immortality, The, 5e : (5th Edition, 1990)   Publisher: Continuum Publishing Company; N. Y. : 1990. Very Good Fifth Edition Softcover ISBN: 0804463778 303 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Stiff red pictorial covers, index, endnnotes. ; Explodes the myth of a personal existence after death. ; Published under auspices Half Moon Foundation. Introduction by John Dewey. Authored by humanist leader, doctor of philosophy, longtime director of ACLU, professor at Harvard, etc. ; This book is being offered by Alan's Used Books (gwenfoss d o t c o m) on behalf of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit, all proceeds to same. ; Light edgewear. No other flaws. No marks. Binding tight and square.

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8.   Revolutionary Worker   Persian Gulf : The Risk of War, the Danger of Silence   Publisher: RCP Publications; Chicago: 1987. Near Fine Softcover ISBN: 0898510880 12 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Debunks each of US governments 'manufactured simple-minded pretexts' used 'to publicly justify intervention' in the Persian Gulf. Reprint of article from The Revolutionary Worker, issue number 428, October 26, 1987. ; This item is being offered by Alan's Used Books (gwenfoss d o t c o m) on behalf of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit, all proceeds to same. ; A touch of shelfwear only. Quite scarce.

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9.   Kaplan, Fred M.   Dubious Specter : A Skeptical Look At the Soviet Nuclear Threat   Publisher: Institute for Policy Studies; Washington, D. C. : 1980. Very Good+ Second Printing Softcover ISBN: 0897580230 93 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Stiff brown covers, footnotes, appendix, a few lists and tables of statistics. ; Copyright 1977. This is 2nd printing, revised, 1980. ; This book is being offered by Alan's Used Books (gwenfoss d o t c o m) on behalf of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit, all proceeds to same. ; Light exterior wear. Owner name penned on title page. No other marks. Binding tight and square.

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10.   Lewis, Joseph   (Religion and Atheism) the Bible Unmasked   Publisher: Freethought Press; N. Y. : 1940. Fair Sixteenth Edition Hardcover 236 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Red cloth, gilt lettering, 17 b/w illustrations. 'Dedicated to rabbis, priests, ministers, in hope that it may bring them to realize the fraud they are perpetrating by preaching the Bible as the Word of God'. ; Copyright 1926. This is 16th printing (16th edition stated) 1940. ; Fascinating book, well worth a read by believers and non-believers alike. Author, a noted skeptic, points up absurdities, scientific inaccuracies, and sex sex sex in the Holy Bible. ; Heavily worn. Owner name in old ink on front endpaper, covered with old piece of cellophane tape. Corners bumped and cloth frayed. Hinges have some play but all pages attached, binding holding together well. Sold as is.

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11.   Smith, Morton, and R. Joseph Hoffmann   What the Bible Really Says : A Critical, Eye Opening Look At the Biblical View on Capital Punishment, Government, Marriage and Divorce, Intolerance, War, Wealth, and More   Publisher: Harpercollins; San Francisco: 1993. Near Fine Second Printing Softcover ISBN: 0060674431 256 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Green covers, index, chapters by various experts including Mary Callaway, Judith Kovacs, Baruch Levine, Bernhard Lang, Gerald A. Larue, James Tabor, more. ; Copyright 1989 by Prometheus Books. This edition 1993 by HarperCollins. ; A scholarly book for skeptics as well as believers. Some pretty hairy stuff. Complete subtitle: 'A Critical, Eye Opening Look at the Biblical View on Capital Punishment, Government, Marriage and Divorce, Intolerance, War, Wealth, and More'. ; Only a light touch of shelfwear.

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12.   Kick, Russ   Everything You Know about Sex is Wrong : The Disinformation Guide to the Extremes of Human Sexuality and Everything in Between   Publisher: Disinformation Company; N. Y. : 2006. Near Fine First Edition Softcover ISBN: 1932857176 360 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Large black softcover, main text in 2 columns, a few b/w photos (family safe), chapter endnotes, 67 chapters by various experts, including Vern Bullough, Salvador Dali, Susan Davis, Joani Black, Preston Peet, Simon Sheppard, more. ; Debunks all the popular myths about sex. Topics include: Pandrogeny. Elder sex. Fisting. Japan's sex museums. Orgies. Necrophilia. Zoophilia. Violence as the new porn. Prostitution. How to write sex scenes. Genital pet names. Much more. ; Corners very slightly curled. Bottom shows a touch of shelfwear. No other defects. ; Disinformation Guide Series

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13.   Flandysz, Henry J.   Making of a Heretic, the : How the World out There Ruined a Good Catholic Boy   Publisher: Haven on Earth Books; Portage, Mich: 2012. Very Good+ First Edition Softcover ISBN: 0983162700 446 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Stiff orange pictorial covers, bibliography, numerous b/w photos in text, one color glossy plate. ; Self-published memoirs Michigan high school teacher and real estate dealer who 'walked away from Catholicism in his mid-twenties' and became an agnostic, humanist, Universalist, and UU. ; Crown has a small bump and wrinkle. No other defects. Laid in: author-publisher's business card.

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14.   Randi, James   Faith Healers, The, 1e : 1st Edition, 1987   Publisher: Prometheus Books; Amherst, N. Y. : 1987. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket First Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0879753692 314 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Black boards, silver lettering, bibliography, 4 appendixes, numerous b/w illustrations in text, 27 glossy b/w photos with captions. ; Foreword by Carl Sagan. ; Author thoroughly debunks miraculous claims of well-known faith healers, including Willard Fuller, W. V. Grant, Peter Popoff, Leroy Jenkins, Pat Robertson, Oral Roberts. ; PLEASE note: image does not match this unit. This unit has a gray pictorial jacket with black and red lettering. ; Book shows only a touch of shelfwear. No marks or flaws. Jacket has several small closed tears and wrinkles.

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15.   Graves, Kersey   (Religion and Atheism) the World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors : Or, Christianity before Christ, Containing New Startling and Extraordinary Revelations in Religious History . . .   Publisher: Freethought Press Association; N. Y. : 1875. Very Good+ with no dust jacket Seventh Edition Hardcover 436 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Hardcover, olive green cloth, b/w portrait of author. ; Complete subtitle: 'Or, Christianity before Christ, Containing New Startling and Extraordinary Revelations in Religious History, Which Disclose the Oriental Origin of all the Doctrines, Principles, Precepts, and Miracles of the Christian New Testament, and Furnishing a Key for Unlocking Many of its Sacred Mysteries, Besides Comprising the History of 16 Heathen Crucified Gods.' ; 7th Edition, revised and enlarged. This item dated 1875, with no other dates, but appears to be about 1910. ; Loads of evidence that Gospels are merely old legends warmed over. Data include 346 analogies between Christ and Krishna, 60 parallels between Christ's and Essene teachings, Christ's miracles already performed by deities of antiquity, 27 'holes' in resurrection story, 16 mythological characters crucified and resurrected prior to Christ, etc, etc. ; Light edgewear. Small antique bookplate on front endpaper. No other major defects. Scarce.

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16.   Erasmus, Desiderius, with Peter Eckler Illustrated by: Illustrated by Hans Holbein   (Religion and Atheism) Erasmus in Praise of Folly : With Portrait, Life of Erasmus, and His Epistle to Sir Thomas More   Publisher: Truth Seeker Company; N. Y. : 1929. Near Fine in Good dust jacket Hardcover 327 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Hardcover, dark blue cloth, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt, 327 pages, nearly 100 b/w line illustrations with captions, based on Holbein originals. ; One of the most famous (and least popular, at least among devout Catholics) critiques of the Church of Rome ever published in the western world. From introduction by Peter Eckler: 'Like the late Robert G. Ingersoll, Erasmus was above all things a critic, and he has most severely criticized the priesthood of his day.' From jacket blurb: 'Erasmus has severely bombarded the strongholds of faith, that faith which is founded on ignorance and superstition.' ; Book is in remarkably good shape, only a touch of shelfwear. Jacket, of plain lettered paper, is sunned, rubbed, with several small edge chips but essentially intact, and all readable. (A m a zon b u yers please note: This is an actual book from 1929, not a recent flimsy reprint)

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17.   Lewis, Joseph   Burbank the Infidel   Publisher: Freethought Press Association; N. Y. : 1930. Very Good+ with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 48 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Hardcover, gray-blue cloth, white title label on front, 48 glossy pages numbered to 29, memorial sonnet, 4 facsimile documents, 8 b/w photos with captions. Includes Burbank's responses to a questionnaire about his personal religious (or rather atheistic) and scientific beliefs. ; Limited edition of 1500 stated. This unit not numbered. This wonderful old book is a memorial tribute to the great botanist Luther Burbank, and includes the speech given at the planting of his memorial tree in Central Park (1927) by the Freethinkers Society of New York, of which Burbank was a member and honorary vice president. ; Very light edgewear. Cloth tanned on spine and edges of boards. Tiny chip to cloth on fore-edge of rear board. No marks. Binding tight. Scarce.

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18.   Long, Robert J.   Popes of Rome, the : And the Bishops of the First Five Centuries, from Linus Bishop to Pius X Pope   Publisher: Menace Publishing Company; Aurora, Mo: 1914. Very Good Second Edition Softcover 346 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Softcover, black covers, gold lettering, 346 pages + 2-pg publisher catalog in rear. ; From Menace Publishing Company, World's Greatest Publishers of Anti-Papal Literature, as stated on title page. This is 2nd edition, 1914. ; Author relies almost entirely on Roman Catholic scholars and writers to give us all the dirt on all the Popes, including their lovers, their illegitimate children, their deceptions, their cruelties, their fanatical cult-like doctrines, etc, etc. ; Covers sunned. Corners lightly bumped. Gold lettering on spine is dull and hard to read. No interior marks, no other defects. Binding tight and square. Scarce.

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19.   Hibbard, William D.   (Religion and Atheism) Rays of Reason, or Religion Refuted : Containing Facts and Argument Tending to Prove the Fallacy of a Belief in Religion and the Bible, Yet Favoring a Belief in the Existence of a God or Ruling Pow   Publisher: Tri-State Printing Company; Keokuk, Iowa: 1887. Very Good+ with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 242 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, green cloth over beveled boards, copper spine lettering. ; Complete subtitle: 'Containing Facts and Argument Tending to Prove the Fallacy of a Belief in Religion and the Bible, Yet Favoring a Belief in the Existence of a God or Ruling Power.' Author pulls no punches in smacking down illogical and unbelievable bible stories that defy reason and common sense, as well as regaling corruptions of the clergy, tortures of the inquisition, etc. ; Book shows very little wear. Spine lettering dull but readable. A few spots to top edge. No marks or scribbles inside or out. Binding tight. A well written and scarce volume.

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20.   Loewen, James W.   Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong   Publisher: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster; N. Y. : 1995. Near Fine Twenty-Second Printing Softcover ISBN: 0684818868 383 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Black softcover, 383 pages, index, appendix, tons of endnotes, numerous b/w photos and tables. ; A classic book (and bestseller) written by a shrewd sociologist-historian who points out that 'history textbooks are clones of each other' and that the history taught in schools is not only 'boring' but often completely wrong. Tons of examples given and debunked. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. Appears unread.

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