Bibliography

I tried to create a spreadsheet listing all my references and their authors but I couldn’t format it well so I put in on Google Drive.

All of the references, available from THIS LINK have been utilized in some form or another. I did not read every one of the references cover to cover.

I have categorized my references into four categories and counted the entries. Here are the results:

CATEGORY COUNT
Atheist Rants 31
Facts 74
Neutral 7
Christian Rants 18
TOTAL 129

“Facts” represent those sources where the author has no Christian or Atheist agenda. The Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Biology textbooks were used to help me understand the science behind radiometric dating, DNA, inheritance, fossils, light years, etc.

National Geographic Books were purchased ($40 each) and consulted to look for evidence of biblical history. There was no confirmation of anything the bible says.

“Atheist Rants” and “Christian Rants” are so categorized because their authors wrote from a preconceived perspective.

The one book that really contained many of the facts that I utilized was “The Rejection of Pascal’s Wager” by Paul Tobin. His bibliography references over 300 authors.

From the back cover

Armed with the results of critical historical research and a mind free from the shackles of dogma, PaulTobin dissects the Bible and the historical Jesus. Tobin shows that the Bible with its numerous contradictions, historical errors and scientific inaccuracies, cannot be considered inerrant.

He guides us through the intricacies of modern archaeology and comparative mythology, showing us that the much told stories in the Bible – Adam and Eve, Noah and Moses – are myths, invented by the ancient Hebrews under the influence of Babylonian beliefs. He demonstrates that the gospels, far from being eye-witness accounts, were written by authors unknown to us and were composed many decades after Jesus death. He demonstrates that the stories regarding Jesus in the gospels are a combination of historical memory, legendary development and mythical fabrications.

I classified “The Rejection of Pascal’s Wager” as fact. The cover is correct: “He demonstrates…” i.e. proves his thesis.

4 comments on “Bibliography

  1. The Village Idiot says:

    TruthSayer

    I have study religions all over the world and there isn’t a single one that isn’t promoting their own agenda. Mix with mysticism and hatred to those that are not part of the “pack”. The majority of individuals will become of the same religion as of their parents or the village from which they were hatch. If you are born in the middle east you are most likely a Muslim. If you are European you are most likely a Catholic. Or you were born in the USA… Protestant, Methodist or Baptist or some other denomination. And so on!

    Long time ago a believed that everyone was born with a propensity to do good and that the turns of social or pathological traumas of events on that person is what would make them evil. Now I know better. Now I know that a small percentage of people are born (genetically) without a moral compass.

    But I also learned that evil and good are relative term and that truth is as hallow as colors are to a born blind person. My background is in the mathematical and physics sciences. My hobbies are many. One of the these; which I enjoy, is a)computer, b)offender and c)forensic profiling.

    I am a byproduct of a Catholics and Jewish (Sephardi) upbringing. I went; long time ago, down the path of the Qumran & Hadith and I rather read Mein Kampf. At least I know where his heart was… In a very dark place.

    I think that our relationship we have with our creator; if we have any at all, is not religion. Religion is a cancer, like patriotism or the power that people feels with possessions (owning something, controlling).
    Can’t take with you beyond the grave! What I am trying to say is that I have seen man governed himself to his own detriment over and over. I have also notice that everyone one is a slave to something. Some build altars to gods and others to science, either one is wrong.

    You have many things that are correct on your site. 1)Pauline, 2)Triune god and 3)Jesus dying for someone else sins doctrine comes to mind. But putting any Tom, Dick & Harry hypothesis as gospel is pretty farfetched. Worst yet just because you put a robe on it and you call it a deacon, it is still ugly and without merit. Truth mixed with half truth amount always to a lie. It seems like a child that have read a lot of books but lacks the wisdom and knowledge on how to put two and two together. And he thinks that by throwing sink and kitchen all together he will sound smart. I am not impress!

    Signed: The Village Idiot

  2. Ellen Eronico says:

    One thing is sure…the Bible’s content was written by man…about divinity through creative minds…what is divinity anyway?…fine, maybe they wrote about their “experiences”…and who put them (writings) together and called it a Bible…what was their agenda?…to recruit more fanatic believers who will give tithes? Why do we have to give tithes if they (priests, ministers, pastors, and soul-winners) consider their works as sacrifice? Voluntary donations are OK but tithes make me miss church because I don’t have the money and the church dress to wear. Let’s just be real…and follow the Golden Rule.

  3. kishan kt says:

    Just bumped into your site. I commend your efforts in trying to tell the “truth”. Bible I read is not literal. You are no different from many Christians who read it literally. Literal or factual information only leads to such writings of yours which is like science try to confine in a box giving dimensions. Scriptures are just audio-visual symbols but one has to find what that mean to us in this life. When you become literal it is no wonder you get stuck trying to “explain” things rather than experiencing and doing good in this world. Bible is purposely multidimensional and paradoxical. How can you spiritual matters such as love compassion humility gratitude in a box and explain ?
    Some examples: The story of garden is beautiful about the evolution and even the birth of human conscience story of miracle of water into wine about the ordinary life of water into extraordinary life of wine
    there are so many ..

    Good day Sir Nice effort

    • TruthSayer says:

      Thank you for the compliments: “I commend…”, “Nice effort”.

      I have to ask… Why is the bible “purposely multidimensional and paradoxical”? Surely God knew how his message would be misunderstood (20,000+ Christian denominations, 1000s of other religions).

      You can’t deny it would have been better to have been a little clearer. A lot of people have been killed because they read the Bible one way and someone else read it another.

      Your rationalization is just that – another apologetic for the mess that is the bible. And why is there even a theological discipline called “apologetics”? Why should God need people to explain what He was supposedly saying? Hmm?

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