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.
yes, i did mention de sade, but not seriously. but his tongue is about as caustic on religion as it gets.
Carl Sagan's The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark.
thought i had read all of sagan's books. i will have to check that one out. will do.
but great book on non-theism. well, ...
so many great quips and quotes from everybody like mark twain to hawkings.
but where is a writer like cynical ferdinand celine or drunken bukowski or wired h.thompson. or obscene derisions from burroughs or callous lines from vidal, or vicious diatribes from the afore mentioned de sade. where is some great writer that has a journey of an atheist with the heart of a poet? someone who gets lost at sea but can be found washed ashore at some cuban cabanna or madagascar bar. some j. conrad who knows what to do with a poison arrow and how to apply it best to a jungle missionary.
is there one who can actually write as well as reason?
if you do not have time to read it , Dawkins made an audiobook to it.
but it is a quick read, re-read .
how about a nice movie such as
Life of Brian
I'm reading Sarah Vowel's book now: "The Wordy Shipmates". Just started it last night. It's about the Puritan dissenters who sailed from England to NEW England in 1630 to start a new life in the new world. Vowel is both educational and comical. Her writing is both historical and hysterically funny. Just finished her short story book: "Take the Cannoli", and loved it. I'm on a roll and will be reading "Partly Cloudy Patriot" next. Can you tell I'm hooked on her writing style??
In my small atheist collection, I own Sagan's "Demon Haunted World", Dawkins' "God Delusion", Dennett's "Breaking the Spell", and 2 books by Susan Jacoby: "Age of American Unreason" and "Freethinkers".