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Old 11-09-2011, 01:40 PM
 
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iPods for Dummies.
I just got a iTouch. Holy Moley, what a very cool toy.

And Lonely Planet France.
I'm off to Strasbourg for the weekend.
I'm always reading some European travel book.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Florida
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"Have a Little Faith"(Mitch Albom...."Tuesdays with Morrie")
A pleasant little book,nice break to take occassionally.
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:21 AM
 
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The Byzantine empire, 1025 - 1204. While I'd long since seen Byzantium of a continuation of 'Rome' after it had pretty much been overrun by the Goths and Vandals in Italy, It was interesting to see how the Roman aspect persisted or how it changed to follow the medieval culture (or indeed influenced it) after the Normans and the first crusade.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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So, I've just enrolled in another semester of college of which two of my classes are Beginning German and Philosophy of Logic. I've already began the required readings being that they are surprisingly delightful.

As far as extracurricular, picked up a compilation of Nietzsche compositions and have found myself drawn to his concept of the Superman (not in superhuman sense).

Picked up Richard Dawkins "The Greatest Show on Earth" and Niel Shubin's "Your Inner Fish", both great reads if you're into Evolutionary Biology.

For work I'm reading an industry certification book on Virtualization and VDI deployment. My plate's quite full for a few months.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:17 AM
 
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Finally finished up Dawkins' God Delusion, excellent book, he has got to be one of the most intelligent people on the planet, workin on Hitchens' God Is Not Great now, another great book by a very intelligent and eloquent author. Too bad there are so many people that, through their own ignorance and silly hang-ups, blind themselves to such great works.
Just finished Hitchens "God is Not Great".....Hitchen's knowledge of historical fact and religious history is envious. He is by far the most influential person in my life......of course I do not worship him, yet aspire to maintain knowledge and articulate it as he does. You may want to pick up Sam Harri's "The End of Faith" also.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:02 PM
 
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I'm curious if anyone has read a fiction book in which the main character or any character loses their religious faith. I have never run across this and was wondering if it's out there. Somewhere.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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I haven't read this, but it might be what you are looking for.

Amazon.com: Born Again (9780156031455): Kelly Kerney: Books

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What happens when a Bible Quiz Champion takes on Darwin? Mel, a faith-filled Pentecostal, has the chance to escape Slow Rapids, Indiana, by attending academic summer camp. The only catch? She has to read forbidden tomes like The Origin of Species . So she forges the permission slip, promising God she’ll bring him a lost soul in exchange.

Mel conscientiously uses her Biblical expertise to argue Darwin’s theories, but meanwhile begins to realize that her parents, her pastor, and her church aren’t what she thought. She zealously battles demons every day—lascivious heathens at school, the Frederick’s of Hollywood catalog, her backsliding brother and sister. But now, suddenly, she must also conquer the doubts of her own heart.
Some others are mentioned in the reviews. Oranges are not only Fruit by Jeanette Winterton and The Romance Reader by Pearl Adams.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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im reading an biography called Tormented Genius, the struggles of Vincent van Gogh. (really good book)
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:58 PM
 
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I am reading Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism by Philip Kitcher

It's really excellent.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:49 PM
 
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Just about to finish God, No! by Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller. Rated NC-17 but hilarious and thoughtful.
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