Freethought Books (June/July 2018)
The following books are by FFRF members on the topics of religion or freethinking. FFRF does not do traditional book reviews.
Women v. Religion: The Case Against Faith — And For Freedom
Edited by Karen L. Garst
Pitchstone Publishing, 2018
Throughout history, religion has been used as a tool of female subjugation. As this volume explores, it would be hard to find a bigger culprit than religion when identifying the last cultural barriers to full gender equality. With topics ranging from the subjugation of women in the bible to the shame and guilt felt by women due to religious teaching, this volume makes clear that only by rejecting the very system that limits their autonomy will women be fully liberated from its malignant influences, not just in codified law but also in cultural practice.
Time is Irreverent
By Marty Essen
Encante Press, 2018
What if you could change history to eliminate religion, World War II, global warming, and an egomaniacal nuclear-bomb-dropping president? What if that change also made 5 billion people poof from existence? Would you do it? Time Is Irreverent explores those questions, as benevolent aliens send Marty Mann to AD 31 to correct an error in history.
The Party Line
By Dennis D. Gagnon
Discovering a realm of unconscious, extrasensory communication revealing a world filled with gods, a 17-year-old explores an ethereal realm inhabited by a monster, a ghost, dragons, a phoenix, and perhaps a goddess or two. Through sustained meditations on the logic of scientific proof, including examination of fundamental evidence for quantum theory, the youth becomes convinced that all is consciousness and no material world exists. But he soon realizes that just as there are laws of the physical world, there are also inexorable forces in the conscious domain.