DVDs and Books

We have one of the largest selection of secular DVDs in the world and have recently offered a select selection of secular books


Darryl Ray –   How Religion Distorts Sexuality.   The lecture is based on Dr. Ray’s groundbreaking survey in 2011 where Dr. Ray explores what the data tells us about people who rejected religion and how that affected their sex lives and sexual attitudes. Over 10,000 people answered 69 questions about the sexuality after leaving religion.  Includes a Q&A period.  Taped at Atheists United Meeting in Los Angeles in April of 2012   $12

James Bullock – Black Holes, Dark Matter and the Mysteries of the Universe.   James S. Bullock, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Irvine, was captivated by astronomy at age 8 by Carl Sagan’s TV series Cosmos. Today he explores such fundamental questions of cosmology as: Why there is so much invisible dark matter compared to the amount of ordinary matter in galaxies? What is this “missing mass”?   Director of the multicampus UC Southern California Center for Galaxy Evolution, he represents the UC Irvine on the UC-HiPACC council. Outside the office, he teaches astrophysics and observing techniques to talented high school students as part of the California State Summer School for Math and Science (COSMOS), runs a blog “Cosmo for the People,” and appeared in the National Geographic Channel special “Inside the Milky Way.”   Taped at the June meeting at Backyard skeptics in Villa Park, CA   $12 plus shipping

The Christian Reich, Fetal Idolatry
 & Female Reproductive Enslavement 

by Charles Rulon, Emeritus, Life Sciences,  Long Beach City College

The Christian Right is arguably the largest, best organized and most powerful force in American politics today. No other political group comes even close.  Yet, the uncompromising position of the Christian Right toward women with unwanted pregnancies puts an ugly face on democracy, on social justice and on the spirit of love and compassion.

Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion: An Anthropological Survey of the Supernatural World with Adrian Novotny, Ph.D. $12l

In this presentation, magic, witchcraft, and religion was defined, compared, and contrasted. We surved the evolution of human spirituality from its earliest manifestations to the present and beyond. How is it that some form of supernatural beliefs and behaviors constitute a cultural universal, that is, spirituality seems to be a significant component of all human cultures throughout time and space.

Craig A. James, author of The Religion Virus $12

The Religion Virus will take you on a fascinating tour of the peculiar history of religion, from the first animist religions to modern Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Explore thememe as a unit of “idea evolution.” Discover why religion is the result of ten thousand years of “survival of the fittest” of competing ideas. Learn how meme evolution favors the most infectious ideas, the things people want to believe, with little regard to whether those ideas are true or false.

More BYS Monthly Meeting Lectures:

Thomas Quinn    ”God Needs Therapy” (a comedy) 

Dr. Richard Carrier    ”How Christianity Began Is Proof Enough It’s Bunk”

Susan Dun – Atheists in Prison: How the law, culture, psychology  shape prison populations  

Ingemar Hulthage – Is the ‘mystery of being’ a challenge to the atheist world

Joe Nickell – Relics of the Christ 

Dave Richards   – Exploring logical fallacies and how to identify them 

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