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الكتاب المقدس للملحدين: توضيح لمجموعة من الأفكار غير المقدسة

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نقولات واقتباسات لعدد من المفكرين والكتّاب والعظماء تبين مواقفهم من مسألة الدين وأثره كمرجعية على حياة الشعوب
ebook, 208 pages
Published 2009 by شبكة ومنتدى الملحدين العرب (first published 2007)
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~Bookishly
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I picked this up to read for just a little light reading. It has ended up being so much more than that. This book contains an inspiring collection of quotes from around 250 author's It also contains some not so inspiring ones.
This is an interesting read for any individual that wishes to know what notable people thought about God and religion. It shows us how the doubt in the existence of God has lasted for generations.

I for one, get rather tired being told by various individuals, that if I want
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Jeanette (Again)
I picked this up at the library with the intention of copying a few good quotes from it, but I liked it so much that I'll be buying my own copy. There is just too much good stuff in here.
I think some of the "believers" in this country would be surprised to see that many of the historical figures they revere did not at all share their religious beliefs!
Jasmine
Feb 25, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: n-a
"In some awful, strange, paradoxical way, atheists tend to take religion more seriously then the practitioners." -jonathan miller

"Well I don't think we're for anything. We're just products of evolution. You can say "Gee, your life must be pretty bleak if you don't think there's a purpose." But I'm anticipating having a good lunch" -james watson

"I will have nothing to do with your immortality; we are miserable enough in this life, without the absurdity of speculating upon another"-byron

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Ana
This book is made up of a lot of good, old-fashion, snarky atheist quotes. I'm not gonna lie, they're pretty great.
E
Jan 06, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics-history
Compilations of quotes can be fatiguing after the first twenty pages, but this compendium of sound-byte philosophy is relentlessly provocative. Being the sprawling, head-bumping and ultimately FREE herd of cats that atheists are, the quoted thinkers, dissidents, and entertainers are naturally discordant. For nearly every brilliantly concise argument, there is a painfully simplistic one, insinuating that editor Joan Konner's single, dogmatic tenant of atheism is that atheists by definition should ...more
Jason
Jan 11, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Quote fanatics
Shelves: religion-atheism
Forget Chicken Soup for the Soul. This book is way funnier, and way more reliable. Good for retorts.
Lisa Pletz
Jul 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Several telling quotes from this delightful and thought-provoking book:

"Religious hatreds ought not be propagated at all, but certainly not on a tax-exempt basis."

- James Michener


"I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' and 'D.' Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even more an
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Shawn Patrick
Dec 27, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: atheism
Not incredibly well-organized, to be honest (although it tries to be), but it still contains a lot of great quotes from respected people, and it's great for a read-a-bit-before-bed kind of book.
Denny
A delightful collection of inspiring, enlightening quotes from witty freethinkers from all over the globe and of the past 2,000+ years. This one's going on my shelf right next to The Devil's Dictionary!
Chris
Oct 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A useful collection of quotes containing a wide variety of "irreverent thoughts" from some 250 authors and thinkers. I've owned this for years and often dip into it for citations, reference, inspiration, and entertainment.
Karolos
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Examine the religious principles which have, in fact, prevailed in the world. You will scarcely be persuaded that they are any thing but sick men's dreams" —David Hume
Lou
Nov 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: religion
Very fun jab at religion. Whereas religion takes a, "gimme a good answer, NOW," and then runs with it, atheism takes all answers, solicited or not, filters them through the intelligence we all have and then decides if we can take a stroll through the park. Further testing may determine that the idea is not what we once thought it was and the stroll comes to an end.

It's good. Marx's comment about religion being the opiate of the masses is right on target, frankly. If a government can convince the
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Jeff Kelleher
From Pliny to Pope, Voltaire to Vonnegut, Einstein to Eisenhower, plus the usual cast--Paine, Twain, Nietzsche, Russell, Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, and many more--they're all here in one place. It's a one-hour education in atheist thought.

Yes, it's not original, or filled with context. It's a quotation book, for God's sake. And like one reviewer I wish there were more attribution. We get a lot of "prove he said that." But I don't doubt the quotes are genuine.

There are so many to choose from that
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Lea
Jul 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
"Religion is for people who are afraid to go to hell, whereas spirituality is for people like me who have been there." - Dave Mustaine, page 76

"I'm an atheist, and that's it. I believe there's nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for other people." - Katherine Hepburn, page 88

"He who has made great moral progress ceases to pray." - Immanuel Kant, page 88

"Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good
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Amy
The Atheist Bible is a book of quotes from athiests, doubters, and what appears to also be deists and theists expressing issues with organized religion. The Atheist Bible is similar to The Quotable Atheist, except it is organized into sections parodying bible sections. For example, one section called the The Book of Mark (Twain) is all quotes from Mark Twain. I thought it was a neat selection of quotes from a variety of people on a wide variety of topics. My only complaint is that there is no co ...more
James Cloyd
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's a lot of great quotes in here, & a lot of just meh quotes. I'd say it was about 50/50. You can't expect it to be all gold, & there are plenty of gems to be found. My biggest complaint is there were not good citations for many of these quotes, which especially concerns me in cases where the authenticity of the quote is in doubt or disputed. Of course a quote's greatness does not usually depend on who said it, but it would be nice to know how reliable the attributions in this book are and/ ...more
James
Nov 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If only they hadn't wasted such a good title for a mere collection of quotes. "The Atheist's Bible" should be a legitimate work of intelligence that explores and defines the great experience of secularism. But that's neither here nor there...
Amanda
Jun 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
A fun and tiny collection of quotes from famous Atheists throughout history seperated into specific "books", including; the Book of Bertrand (Russell), Book of Thomas (Paine), and Book of Friedrich (Nietzsche), among others. A quick, humorous read.
Steve Scott
Some pithy quotes, but the book isn't sourced and shouldn't be used as a credible reference. I found at least two quotes that were spurious. That's two too many...and there were likely more.
Steven
Jul 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book had good humor to it. It reminded me a bit of "The Devil's Dictionary".
Antonio Delgado
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good selection of none-theist thoughts. This edition will it have benefited of an introduction on the context of some of these quotes and their impact in the history of ideas.
Sammy
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
A delightful gem. Insights from intellects and free thinkers over the centuries.
Carol Rizzardi
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The most brilliant minds in history were atheists. I'm in good company.
Sancho
Aug 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a nice collection of smart and entertaining quotes from all kinds of people about... well, the title gives some hints: reason, curiosity, questioning authority, common sense and nature.

I think the editor made a great work, I am sure many will find inspiration in these quotes, as well as entertainment.

My favorite ones? (view spoiler)
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Todd Martin
The Atheist's Bible is a short collection of atheistic quotes by such disparate individuals as Voltaire, Phillip K. Dick, Edward Abbey, Charlie Chaplin, the Dalai Lama, Thomas Paine, Emo Philips, Mohandas Gandhi and Richard Feynman among others as well as the standbys of Bertrand Russell, Robert Ingersoll, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens.

I did have two problems with the text:
1. Some of the quotes were taken out of context. Several of the individuals were quite religious and
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Mina
Alternative title: List of atheist quips

It does lack gravitas, but it is quite efficient as a description.

The longer version of the review above is that those who know how to speak are illustrious and irreverent, indeed; their words are oft-repeated and familiar. The rest are there to justify a four-quote-a-page, with some squiggles, that has yet to be a fourth as good as Goodreads' quote tag search function - a light and slightly unremarkable read, which nonetheless acquainted me with Robert In
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GeekChick
This is a great collection of quotes regarding Christianity and religion. The title is a bit overboard, though. Quote books don't usually do it for me, but I like this one. The author even makes an attempt to be balanced by including chapters intended to show that atheists can be just as dogmatic as those they oppose. A great source of quotes for your signature block, holiday letter, or any time you want to make an eloquent point in this subject arena.

I didn't finish the whole thing, but it is t
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Eleanor Cowan
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Your Morning Inspiration!

A wonderful book - full of wit, wisdom and understanding. I howled with laughter at some of the quotes and nodded in real appreciation at others. I read a quotation or two every morning to begin my day - and am always richly rewarded.

Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife: Memoir of a Canadian Teacher and Writer
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d
May 30, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Typical product of an anglocentric liberal mind. A lot of quotes of the French Enlightenment era. A politically biased point of view that chooses to ignore the economic and historical factors:

Science has done more for the development of Western
civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred.
—John Burroughs

Plus two hundred pages filled with “those idiotic believers are uncivilized and deserve being poor” bullshit.

All in all,
Ayn Rand quotes = 3
Karl Marx quotes = 0
Melody
Sep 11, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quotes, most of which are familiar but no less cogent for being so. Includes this gem from Carl Sagan: "The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there's little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides."
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