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topical index: supernatural

A
agnosticism
amulet
angel
angel therapy
animism
anthroposophy
anti-theism
argument from design
atheism
atheist bus campaign
automatic writing
avatar
B
The Bible Code
blasphemy
C
Cabala 
Celestine Prophecy
chakra
channeling
chi
Chi Kung (Qi Gong)
Christian ultra-fundamentalism
Course in Miracles
creationism
cult
D
devadasi
Dianetics
divination
doomsday and doomsday cults
Dominionism
druid
E
exorcism
F
faith
faith healing
fakir
falun gong (falun dafa)
feng shui
fetish
Freemason
G
geomancy
ghost
glossolalia
god
Gurdjieff
H
haunted house
houri
I
I Ching
incantation
incorruptible body
inedia
instrumental communication
invocation
J
Januarius
jinni
jogini
K
karma
koro 
M
magical thinking
magick
mahamasadhi
Malachi, St.
miracle
Raymond Moody
N
near-death experiences
New Thought
Noah's Ark
O
oracle
orbs
Ouija board
out-of-body experience
P
pagan
pantheism
papyromancy
pentagram
pious fraud
poltergeist
prana
prayer
R
Raël and the Raëlians
Ramtha
reincarnation
Resurrection, The
rods
S
Sai Baba
saint
Satan
satanic ritual abuse
scientology
shamanism
shroud of Turin
sorcery
soul
spell
spiritualism (spiritism)
stigmata
T
tantra
Ten Commandments
theist
theosophy
Transcendental Meditation (TM)
transubstantiation
U
Urantia Book
V
vastu
victim soul
W
Watsonville, Our Lady of
Wicca
witches
X
xenoglossy
Y
young Earth creationists
Z
Zeitoun
zombies & p-zombies

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Essays

Can Science Decide the God Question?

Why I am not an atheist

The Templeton Fundies

Healing Prayer and Distant Healing

Onward Christian Soldiers: The Holy War on Science 

The Real Winner of the Templeton Prize (SU)

The 2009 (not prestigious) Templeton Prize Winner is.... (SU)

Is Benedict XVI the Antichrist? (SU)

Lying for God (SU)

Atheists in foxholes, gods on benches (SU)

Should Governments Fund Faith-based Groups? (SU)(O)

Natural Law, Celibate Men who Wear Dresses, and Pastors who Preach Hate (S)(CT)(SU)

The New Atheism and Martin Gardner (SU)

Doing God's Work (a day in the life of the Lord)(SU)

Cardinal Speaks ex asinum (SU)

Is Atheism a Religion? (SU)

The 2009 (not prestigious) Templeton Prize Winner is.... (SU)

Religious Fascism (SU)

Freedom of Religion in the 12th century (SU)

Why isn't this child abuse? Creationists lie to children while touring a science museum (SU) (JS)

Miraculous Deception - miracles, faith healing, self-deception (SU)

Book reviews

The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins (Houghton Mifflin 2006).

Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism
by Susan Jacoby (Owl Books 2004).

See also What's the harm? for many examples of harm done in the name of religion.

Other Sources

The Secular Web: for theists, agnostics and freethinkers who like to do battle with Biblical religionists 

Cliff Walker's Positive Atheism 

The Atheism Web

Atheist Alliance

James A. Haught's Agnostic Site

International Cultic Studies

Rama Lama Ding Dong Everything you need to know about Frederick Lenz aka Rama

The Indian Skeptic Pages Meet the Anti-Guru 

The Skeptic's Annotated Bible

Islamic Skepticism

The Skeptic Tank 

Recommended Reading

Gardner, Martin. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1957).

Nickell, Joe. Looking For A Miracle: Weeping Icons, Relics, Stigmata, Visions and Healing Cures (Prometheus Books: Buffalo, N.Y., 1993).

Randi, James. An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural, (N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, 1995).

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