by Ruth Hurmence Green
Our Bestseller. A Missouri grandmother looks at the "Good Book" as no one has since Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason. Witty, perceptive and thorough. Questions the character of Jehovah and Jesus, "Biblical Cruelties," "Vulgarity in the Word of God," "Treatment of Women," and more. An indispensable reference to the bible no freethinker should be without.
310-page paperback, $10.00
by Vashti McCollum
Historic legal battle to the landmark Supreme Court victory ending religious instruction in the public schools. (McCollum vs. Board of Education, 1948) A compelling introduction to state/church separation, describing the personal toll exacted when the wall of separation is violated at the expense of schoolchildren. Appealingly told from the family's perspective.
"A revelation of the price one must pay in running counter to the religious conventions of a small community."--The Saturday Review of Literature
"An intensely interesting, inspiring account of how one woman, against tremendous opposition, courageously, successfully, fought to uphold a fundamental principle of American democracy: the separation of church and state."--The Library Journal
New edition. Great photos. 240 pages, $15.00
by Dan Barker
"Barker is compelling, humorous, and rational. His arguments are clear and thought-provoking."--Huntsville Times
"A substantial and timely addition to the freethought literature."--Truth Seeker
"A capable and searching defense of humanism by one who has lived on both sides of the street."--The Human Quest
"Barker writes well. He seems to reason well . . . and has worked out a ready response to the most common Christian objections to atheism."--Gordon Stein, Ph.D, The American Rationalist
"An excellent, entertaining and highly readable book which can be used to easily demolish the 'strongest' arguments of unreasoning Christians . . . a remarkable debating aid."--Norm Allen, Atheists of Florida
"Few other books offer such an insightful and conclusive indictment of religion . . . immensely readable and intellectually stimulating."--Atheists United
392-page paperback, photographs, index, $20.00
by Annie Laurie Gaylor
In the spirit of "know thine enemy," this book documents what the bible dictates about women: women as property, rape, prostitution, "uncleanliness," marriage, motherhood, double standards in sexuality, divorce and adultery, grooming, women's "nature," abortion and homosexuality as well as "macho" standards for men. Contains a valuable compendium of more than 200 sexist bible verses.
Annie Laurie Gaylor is editor of Freethought Today.
68-page paperback, delightfully illustrated, $10.00
by Orvin Larsen
Warmly told biography of Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), celebrated orator of 19th-century America, Civil War officer, personal friend of three U.S. presidents, the individual most responsible for the flowering of freethought in the United States.
"No finer personality ever existed."--Thomas A. Edison
"The future historian will rank him as one of the heroes of the nineteenth century."--Elizabeth Cady Stanton
"One of the bravest, grandest champions of human liberty the world has ever seen."--Clarence Darrow
"Freedom was what he preached; he wanted the shackles off everywhere . . . He was a rare, bold, heroic figure."--Robert M. La Follette, Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Senator
"One of the constellations of our time . . . a bright, magnificent constellation."--Walt Whitman
"His life and work have been an inspiration to the whole earth."--Luther Burbank
FFRF reprint. 316 pages, photographs, $20.00
by Dan Barker --- illustrated by Alma Cuebas
A fun book which allows children of "all ages" to explore myths like Santa Claus and compare them with ideas like the existence of God. Entertaining, respectful of children's intelligence, Just Pretend encourages kids to apply the tests of reason to any idea, fairy tale, myth or religion.
Ages 6-12 recommended, fully illustrated, 72 pages, $10.00, or 3 for $25.00
by Annie Laurie Gaylor
Documents and analyzes the epidemic of clergymen who sexually molest children. Examples drawn from hundreds of cases reported in Freethought Today. (See "Black Collar Crimes" for current examples.)
"I thought he was doing the right thing, because he was a priest."--Boy victim, 11
"It happens at all churches of all denominations and at church-operated camps, schools, and day care centers."--Church Mutual Insurance Company
The Catholic Church appears to be "an organization preaching morality and providing sanctuary to perverts."--Rev. Thomas Doyle, Catholic attorney
"Priests now have a license to sexually betray their parishioners, and the church will turn its back on innocent victims."--L.A. Attorney Gloria Allred
"Being a preacher, we thought he was a good man."--Father of girl victim
"This is the worst case of sexual abuse I've seen during my 30 years in law enforcement."--Sheriff
"He wrapped himself in religious piety, used his position in the church and the community to shield himself and . . . to find children . . . to seduce them."--U.S. Attorney
"Dressed in sheep's clothing, he is a wolf that preys on our children."--Prosecutor
"This family turned to the church for help, and all the doors slammed shut."--Victim's Attorney
Book-form photocopy (1988, out of print, reprinted by popular request), $10.00
by Ruth Hurmence Green
Posthumous colletion of the freethought essays of Ruth Hurmence Green. Her "A Search of the Scriptures" alone is worth the price of the booklet. Invaluable and witty essays explore "Christian Family or Christian Fantasy?", "Suffer the Children to Suffer," cruel treatment of animals in the bible, "The Religious Women's Birthright," and more!
136-page booklet. $6.00 Little gem!
by Anne Nicol Gaylor
Truly heart-rending stories of women seeking to gain control of their lives. Pregnant women who are poor, ill and disadvantaged continue to be denied the abortions they seek, indeed, plead for. Obviously, if a woman is too poor to afford an abortion, she is much too poor to afford a child, yet the pro-natalist mindset of her government ignores her pleas. Contains the entire text of "What Does The Bible Say About Abortion?" debunking religious opposition to abortion.
44 page booklet, $3.00
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