12 Creepy Tales by Edgar Allen Poe

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This FREE audio book is a collection of 12 very creepy stories by the master of creepiness, Edgar Allen Poe.

The Black Cat

The Fall of the House of Usher

The Raven; The Tell Tale Heart

The Masque of the Red Death

The Premature Burial

…and six others that are a shuddering delight to read or listen to. Turn off the lights, settle down and hear these stories read to you on KweliKush.com.

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FREE Audio Book of the Day “The Antichrist”

The Antichrist by H. L. Mencken & Nietzsche

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The incendiary tone throughout separates this book from most other well-regarded philosophical texts; even in comparison to Nietzsche’s earlier works, the tone of indignation and conviction behind each argument made is plain to see.

There is little by way of lofty ponderousness; the book presents its arguments and points at a blistering pace, placing this book among the most accessible and easily understood works of philosophy.

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The Antichrist comprises a total of sixty-two short chapters, each containing a distinct philosophical argument or angle upon the targets of Christianity, organized religion, and those who masquerade as faithful but are in actuality anything but.

Pointedly opposed to the notions of Christian morality and virtue, Nietzsche vehemently sets out a case for the faith’s redundancy and lack of necessity in human life.

This edition contains the authoritative introduction and translation of renowned journalist, author and Nietzsche acolyte H.L. Mencken. Mencken’s own native style shared similarities with that of Nietzsche, and the two were strongly aligned philosophically.

Over a century later, it is this translation which remains the most authoritative and tonally correct.

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“My Path to Atheism” FREE Audio Book of the Day

“My Path to Atheism” by Annie Besant

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My Path to Atheism is a remarkable document in many ways, not least that it was written by a woman in Victorian England, not the most open free-thinking of societies, especially for women at that time.

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It needed a remarkable woman to write such a revolutionary and to 19th century minds, heretical document in a society where the Church had such a stronghold.

She went on to become a member of the National Secular Society and thence to co-edit the National Reformer, which put forth ideas on revolutionary ideas at the time such as trades unions, national education, birth control and so on.

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Besant herself was originally married to a clergyman, but her increasingly anti-religious views and writings led to a legal separation.

In 1877 Besant published this book ‘My Path to Atheism’ which was compiled from a series of lectures in which she surgically dissects the basic tenets of Christianity. As one reads the chapters, one can follow the evolution of her ideas from Theism to Atheism, ending up with a stunning refutation of the Church of England Catechism.

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FREE Audio Book of the Day “Before Adam”

Before Adam” by Jack London

Before Adam is a mixture of sound science and sci-fi speculation. It is based around Darwin’s theory of evolution and the idea of racial memory.

The main character lives in the current world but has dreams and nightmares that he relives the pre-stone age life of one of his proto-human ancestors.

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Those who are scientifically inclined may enjoy this novel more than fans of “standard” science fiction such as Edgar Rice Burroughs. (Summary by Tom Weiss)”

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London takes us back to the Pleistocene when we still lived in the trees. Written in the first person, the story revolves around the vivid, interlocking dreams from childhood that involve racial memories and the knowledge of his prior existence as a man-like creature named Big Tooth.

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The Amazing James Randi Passes Away at Age 92

James Randi (August 7, 1928 – October 20, 2020)

…was a Canadian-American magician/conjurer and a scientific skeptic who thoroughly dissected paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.

Randi was the co-founder of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, originally known as the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP).

He is most known for founding the James Randi Educational Foundation aka ‘JREF’. He began his career as a conjurer under the stage name “The Amazing Randi” and later chose to allot most of his time to investigating paranormal, occult, and the supernatural; or as James would have called it… “woo-woo.”

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Randi retired from practicing magic at age 60, and he retired from the JREF at 87.

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Although James Randi was often referred to as a “debunker,” He said he preferred to describe himself as an “investigator.”

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James Randi loved to write about paranormal phenomena, skepticism, and the history of magic.

He was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, famously exposing fraudulent faith healer Peter Popoff, and was occasionally featured on the television program “Penn & Teller: Bullshit!”

Before Randi’s retirement, JREF sponsored the One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge, which offered a prize of one million dollars to anyone who could demonstrate evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event under scientific test conditions agreed to by both parties.

In 2015 after hundreds of failed attempts, the James Randi Educational Foundation said they will no longer accept applications directly from people claiming to have a paranormal power, but will offer the challenge to anyone who has passed a preliminary test that meets with their approval.

His foundation continues to make grants to non-profit groups that encourage critical thinking and a fact-based world view.

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Christian Missionary Edwin Smith Once Said…

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“The slave trade, as we have seen, cost perhaps
100,000,000 lives. The inter-tribal wars, except
for such sanguinary conflicts as that associated
with the Zulus, in which it is said two million
people were destroyed, may not in particular
instances have been attended by a great mortality,
but in the aggregate they must have diminished
the population considerably.”



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“The slave trade, as we have seen, cost perhaps
100,000,000 lives. The inter-tribal wars, except
for such sanguinary conflicts as that associated
with the Zulus, in which it is said two million
people were destroyed, may not in particular
instances have been attended by a great mortality,
but in the aggregate they must have diminished
the population considerably.”


“Mysticism and Mathematics”

FREE Audio Book of the Day, “Mysticism and Mathematics” by Bertrand Russell


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Bertrand Russell, despite his immense erudition, is an everyman and every-woman philosopher.

He is clear, engaging, and readable all throughout “Mysticism and Mathematics.” Although Russell did most of his early work (along with his mentor and colleague Alfred North Whitehead) in mathematics, he had an enormously wide range of interests – from politics to sex education for the young.

The following two essays – “Mysticism and Logic” and “Mathematics and the Metaphysicians” – provide listeners with a glimpse into Russell’s thinking and, in turn, illuminates us about these deep subjects. Even though Russell is a seasoned skeptic, he is not blind to how religious sentiments and emotions play a vital role in our day-to-day lives.

This is perhaps best summarized by Russell when he writes…

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“The metaphysical creed, I shall maintain, is a mistaken outcome of the emotion, although this emotion, as coloring and informing all other thoughts and feelings, is the inspirer of whatever is best in Man.

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Even the cautious and patient investigation of truth by science, which seems the very antithesis of the mystic’s swift certainty, may be fostered and nourished by that very spirit of reverence in which mysticism lives and moves.”

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Bertrand Russell remains a beacon of enlightenment for those wanting to better understand the universe through reason and logic and love.

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FREE Audio Book of the Day “Why I Am Not a Christian”

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Very few men have been as devoted to the life of logic as Bertrand Russell, a European Philosopher and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Bertrand Russell has long been solicitous with the very questions in which religion attempts to address itself.

Questions like, “What is man’s place in the universe?”

“What is the nature of what is good?”

Question’s about morality, what happens after death, freedom, education, an sexual ethics.

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He brings to “Why I Am Not a Christian,” the same courage, scrupulous logic, and wisdom as he does in his other work as a philosopher, writer, and teacher for which he is acclaimed.

These qualities make the essays included in “Why I Am Not a Christian,” among the most graceful and moving presentation of the freethinker’s position since the days of Hume and Voltaire.

Whether you, the listener, share or reject Bertrand Russell’s views, you will find this book an invigorating challenge to set notions, a masterly statement of a philosophical position, and a pure joy to listen to.

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FREE Audio Book of the Day “The God Delusion”

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“The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins

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A preeminent scientist and one of most famous atheists, Richard Dawkins, asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11.

With severity and satire, Dawkins scrutinizes God in his every semblance, from the sex-obsessed slave-driver of the bible to the more sympathetic (but still senseless) celestial watchmaker selected by some sycophantic sophists.

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Dawkins eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence.

The God Delusion makes a fascinating case that belief in God is not just illogical but also harmful and potentially deadly.

This book offers exhilarating insight into the advantages of atheism to the individual and society, not the least of which is a clearer, truer appreciation of the universe’s wonders than any faith could ever muster.

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