I was happy to find "The Six Ways of Atheism" at my library. When I checked out this book, a young male librarian asked if I was doing a project for school (uh, it's summer time, meat head). I told him it was for my own personal self and the turned away with a disgusted look that was priceless! He didn't even say good-bye! As I walked away I told him this was a great book and that I recommend he reads it (of course I hadn't read it yet).
My two favorites are Dan Barker's Losing Faith in Faith and David Mills' Atheist Universe.
a little embarrassed about previous mention of de sade. sometime my bad carpentry tries to kill me and i get a bit ...
if you want any literary ref, the play by sartche The Flies in which Orestes chooses to hold on to his lonely truth rather than the comfort of delusion. this is one in which i do recommend.
"Dear Krista, your book God is Not Great has arrived. God Bless."
i guess that means that they will pray for you. too funny.
I have a modest collection of good Atheist reads. Some Dawkins like the God Dillusion and The Greatest show on Earth, but I also recommend Jared Diamond and the Atheist Manifesto. Hitchens is good too, but can get somewhat tedious, as he repeats himself a lot. His videos are much better. Presently I am reading both collected works of Ben Franklin, (not really the true Atheist, but a great Humanist), and Thomas Paine. The Age of Reason should be required reading for all American Atheists, but first read Common Sense to get you into the spirit of the times. It really sparked the American Revolution, and set the stage for a secular nation, to be free to believe what ever crazy stuff you want.
Really make me wonder how we got to where we are today!!!
"The Evolution of God" by Robert Wright" how the present Abrahamic religions evolved from the polytheism.
sounds good. will look into it.
I'm currently on the third of three books written by Bill Bryson, who walks here and there and has wickedly funny observations of modern life.
I think Dawkins's "The God Delusion" is quite excellent, although I like Harris's stuff as well.
yes, i did mention de sade, but not seriously. but his tongue is about as caustic on religion as it gets.