I guess we should call this topic an atheist book club.

If you are an open minded atheist you probably have dozens of good books that keep you interested enough to reread at least once.  Here are a few of mine that I recommend. 


The First American- a biography of Benjamin Franklin.  Did you know that Franklin enumerated an impossible list of Virtues that he himself could not uphold but shows you how to live a virtuous life with out the worry of morals.  

Death by Black Hole. by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Gun, Germs and Steel-  by Jared Diamond... Dude... it explains everything... not really but he takes a secular view for granted, so its enjoyable. 

The God Delusion-Richard Dawkins.  I haven't read it since I picked it up and only learned anecdotal evidence of rational view points I had already come to accept. 

Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy- Douglas Adams... Yup, Its in the right section.


The mote in Gods Eye- and the Gripping Hand- by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.  Interesting works of Sci-Fi

Leaves of Grass- crazy rantings of a man who knew which way was up and little else, who wrote some really profound shit.  “DO I Contradict myself?  Very Well I contradict myself... I am a measure of all things.”

What are the books that you reread? or really like.

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Fiction rereads: Towing Jehovah (and the whole trilogy) by James Morrow, The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers, just about anything by Phillip K Dick.

I liked God Is Not Great - Hitchens (better than God Delusion for me) and I've reread parts of it, and End of Faith - Sam Harris. For paleotology for the layperson, Wonderful Life - Stephen Gould was fascinating: difficult in parts if you're not a biologist/paleotologist, but worth it.

If you're an American, or interested in current American class system and the failure of the democratic party to reach the working class, I loved Deer Hunting With Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War by Joe Bageant, who makes a seriously sad subject very human and humourous. I've reread bits of that too.

I've always meant to read Leaves of Grass, but haven't gotten around to it...thx for reminding me. I'm definitely going to read Guns, Germs and Steel...the title sounds like something I'd like. Yup, loved the Hitchhiker's Guide Series...I read that when I was so young...I think I'd have a whole new appreciation for it when I reread it. Thx.




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