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FROM THE PEN OF JOHN G. JACKSON INVESTIGATIONS OF HISTORY FROM AN ATHEIST PERSPECTIVE Born in 1907, John G. Jackson was involved in the Atheist movement and in Black studies for over half a century. In that course of time, his works on the origins of Christian mythology have become a staple of Atheist literature. Jackson's education began at the City College of New York. Later he studied African history under Dr. Willis N. Huggins and Arthur A. Schomburg. He taught and lectured at Rutgers University, the University of New York, and Northeastern Illinois University. Prof. Jackson died on October 13, 1993. American Atheist Press, PO Box 140195, Austin, TX 78714-0195 offers the following works by Prof. Jackson. ----------------------------------------------------------- AGES OF GOLD AND SILVER Did Christianity raise our species from savagery to civilization? Christian leaders often claim that their religion has been a civilizing force throughout its history, that minorities owe their freedoms to the church, that monasteries saved ancient literature from the barbarian hordes, that our greatest political ideals have their roots in the Bible. But, as John G. Jackson demonstrates, those claims fall far short of the truth. In _Ages of Gold and Silver,_ Professor Jackson examines the origins of civilization with special emphasis on the long-ignored contributions of non-Whites. Jackson didn't set out to write a Christian-bashing book. It is just that he found it impossible to write a history of society without drawing attention to the distortion and concealment of facts by past historians in order to bolster Christian claims. 331 pages. Paperback. Stock #5201. CHRISTIANITY BEFORE CHRIST Did Christianity start with a Jew named Jesus? Not at all, as John G. Jackson demonstrates in _Christianity before Christ_. The elements of the Christian religion existed long before Jesus is said to have lived. For thousands of years before, crucified saviors born of virgins were worshipped. Almost every detail of the Christian myth was lifted from the tales of the lives of other messiahs. The conclusion? There is no more reason to believe in Jesus than to trust in Adonis, Attis, Mithra, or Krishna. 238 pages. Paperback. Stock #5200. BLACK RECONSTRUCTION IN SOUTH CAROLINA History texts often gloss over the Reconstruction, leaving one with a vague impression that after the Civil War, the governments of Southern states were overrun by incompetent Blacks and carpetbaggers. In this booklet, John G. Jackson dispels that myth. He carefully looks at South Carolina's Reconstruction and finds that Blacks at that time used their offices to make priceless contributions. He notes their eloquence and their devotion to their state, and contrasts that to the treatment they and South Carolina received at the hands of the old Southern guard. 64 pages. Stapled. Stock #5202. THE GOLDEN AGES OF AFRICA It is commonly assumed that there has never been a great Black culture, and this conjecture has served White supremacists well. But in this succinct essay, John G. Jackson demonstrates that this assumption is absurd. He outlines the achievements of the various Black cultures and shows how history has been rewritten to support the Bible and racism. 26 pages. Stapled. Stock #5203. HUBERT HENRY HARRISON: THE BLACK SOCRATES Black Atheist Hubert Henry Harrison (1883-1927) was a tireless fighter for mental freedom, and his lectures in New York City drew thousands. 8 pages. Stapled. Stock #5205. PAGAN ORIGINS OF THE CHRIST MYTH John G. Jackson traces two of the basic doctrines of Christianity to their origins in older religions. The historicity of Jesus Christ is also scanned and revealed to be a composite of older stories of savior gods. 32 pages. Stapled. Stock #5204. ********************************************************* HOW TO ORDER American Atheist Press P.O. Box 140195, Austin, TX 78714-0195 Order by phone or FAX (512) 467-9525 Place your Visa or MasterCard order by telephone or FAX 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Refer to the accompanying file ORDER.TXT for order form, shipping information, and current pricing. *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: * * PO Box 140195 FTP: * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: * * Info on American Atheists:, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************


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