I am a currently an Eastern Orthodox Christian, but have been experiencing doubts for a long time now and have finally come to a place in my life where I am ready to at least look at the other side of the coin. What would be most helpful to me is a suggested list of the very best skeptical/atheist resources, such as books and videos (mainly looking for books). I am not looking for a list of hundreds of books or videos, rather I am looking for a list of your top 5-10 suggested resources. Thus, please give me a list of your top 5-10 books, videos, or any other authoritative atheist recourses that present a solid argument. I am not that interested in web based resources as they tend to be sketchy as to credibility, but if you think something is a must, by all means suggest it. Here are some specific things I am looking for resources on:
1. Evidence that there is no creator, god, and/or Supreme Being. In other words, resources that makes the case for atheism. I am not so much looking for material that makes personal attacks on Christians (i.e. the Crusades, Salem Witch Trials, hypocrites, etc), but rather more scientific and/or rational based proofs/arguments.
2. Biblical Errancy: Proof that the Bible is not divine, but mythology and human in origin. I am not just looking for a book that only shows perceived "biblical contradictions", but something that actually demonstrates that biblical history is itself false or a man-made myth. For example: Did Moses actually live and lead an exodus out of Egypt? What about Noah and the ark? How accurate is Old Testament History? Was Jesus a real person or a myth or was he real, but the information on him is false? What about the historicity of the New Testament?
I am genuinely seeking for answers and would appreciate any help I could get.
It's just too pat. Why would anyone throw away God if they knew god just for stupid little questions like this? Why not give the liberal thing a chance or the mystical thing or whatever. I especially don't believe that an Orthoie would do this. that's just ludicrous.
I believe this person is an atheist and they made up this crap beause it's influential to undecided people.