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Nexus Book Club

A group for those of us who like reading and books. Fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry... everything goes.

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Welcome to the Nexus Book Club!

Hello to all our new (and old) members! We'd love to hear from you; please take the time to introduce yourself either on the forum or the wall.

Feel free to discuss the books you're reading at the moment, your favorite authors or works, and so on. I'm sure everyone has a book they think others here might find interesting!

Also, don't forget to check out the page Books by A|N Members Who are Published Authors, located just under the members section on your right.

Books of Interest to Atheists and Skeptics
Breaking The Spell by Daniel Dennett
A Devil's Chaplain, by Richard Dawkins
The End of Faith, by Sam Harris
The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins
God is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens
Godless, by Dan Barker
Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris
Why I am not a Christian, by Bertrand Russell

Sites for Bibliotaphs
The Internet Archive
Project Gutenburg

Discussion Forum

The Last Blade of Grass

Started by Robert Brown May 7, 2015. 0 Replies

Top 5 Books on Atheism

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Gerald Payne Apr 30, 2015. 5 Replies

Why do they all have "happy endings"

Started by Cory D Wells. Last reply by sk8eycat Jan 22, 2015. 5 Replies

New books on the secular life

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 23, 2014. 1 Reply


Started by Don. Last reply by Don Sep 13, 2014. 1 Reply

Haruki Murakami

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Michael Mann Sep 7, 2014. 1 Reply


Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 31, 2014. 4 Replies

top 10

Started by Jeffrey. Last reply by Nick Bottom Aug 23, 2014. 17 Replies

Robert Jordan "Wheel of Time" fans?

Started by Jenn Wiffen. Last reply by Joseph P Sep 10, 2012. 1 Reply

Currently Reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Started by The Big Blue Frog. Last reply by Cory D Wells Jul 24, 2012. 8 Replies

The Atheist Book Club

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Comment by Chris Highland on August 1, 2010 at 3:12pm
No doubt (smile) my new book, Life After Faith, will not please all non-theists or theists, but I offer it as one former minister's exit from belief to the better way of nature, reason and creative thought. I would welcome any comments from readers.
Comment by Craig A. James on July 16, 2010 at 1:22pm
The Selfish Gene is groundbreaking but it's not really about atheism. Hitchens, Dawkins and Harris are great, but they're among the more strident voices, excellent writers but harsh. I really enjoyed Bart Ehrman's "Misquoting Jesus," and of course Bertrand Russell's "Why I am not a Christian" essays. Russell had it right way back in the early part of the last century, and almost everything that's been said since is a restatement of his arguments. All of these books were very influential when I was writing.
Comment by Daniel on July 15, 2010 at 11:11pm
@Fabio Agreed, The Selfish Gene is great. I was just talking about the religious books ie The God Delusion and not books the same authors wrote not dealing directly with the religious culture.

That reminds me, I still need to finish The Greatest Show On Earth.
Comment by Fabio on July 15, 2010 at 4:02am
I'd say Dawkins is definitely a master of his own field. Scrap the books in which he deals with the notion of god, The Selfish Gene was simply a masterpiece and a game-changing book for evolutionary biology.
Comment by Daniel on July 14, 2010 at 9:28pm

If your asking about the big 4 here is my analysis:

Dawkins: Kind of jack of all trades but master of none, most wordy
Hitchens: Strong focus on historical, political and cultural aspects.
Dennett: Strong scientific focus, least combative
Harris: Political reactionary, least wordy, most combative
Comment by Aiden on July 14, 2010 at 5:21pm
In this week’s eSkeptic, Dr. David H. Voelker reviews Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us — And How to Know When Not to Trust Them, by David H. Freedman.
Comment by Fabio on July 14, 2010 at 9:54am
I personally wouldn't say Hitchens is the most popular. He's one of the most vocals and certainly the most abrasive, and he might be one of the most read authors as far as the social and political implications of organised religion go, but there's an awful lot of literature out there. It really depends on what aspect of the whole debate you'd like to investigate :)
Comment by Curtis Smith on July 14, 2010 at 9:28am
Does anybody know of any good books to read on Atheism? I'm not impressed with Hitchens and he seems to be the most popular. No offense Mr. Hitchens, but your book reads like a recorded lecture.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on July 11, 2010 at 10:10am
Has anybody read this?

Religion and the Human Prospect
by Alexander Saxton

-- Gary
Comment by Rick on July 11, 2010 at 4:16am
I came across this and thought I would share it with everyone.
I have had family and friends who have had personal problems.
It is hard for them, their family and their friends.
Thought this might help those who don't want a "religious" answer.

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