By Greg Laden,PZ Myers,Shannon Drury,August Berkshire,Chris Stedman,Stephanie Zvan,James Zimmerman,Kim Socha,Bill Lehto,Greta Christina
Atheists have became a nook in public visibility lately, yet they however stay certainly one of America’s such a lot misunderstood and mistrusted teams of individuals. Atheist Voices of Minnesota makes an attempt to handle those preconceptions via letting thirty-six atheists brazenly proportion their own and special tales. the implications are touching, interesting, and numerous. This assortment is a wonderful advent to atheism, and may encourage different atheists to return out to their friends and family. With a Foreword by way of Greta Christina.
These are clean, sincere, pleasant, frequently poignant essays. ... They exhibit us atheists as people with particular hopes, issues, and purposes for rejecting faith. ... a shockingly vast pattern of the way latest atheists imagine, consider, dwell, and fasten with others. --Russell Blackford, co-editor of fifty Voices of Disbelief: Why we're Atheists, writer of Freedom of faith and the Secular State
This choice of very own tales fantastically illustrates the range of rules and emotions that represent atheism. a few are narratives of fight and the triumph of cause and freedom; others relate with light entertainment or pleased self belief vignettes from the standard lives of non-believers. ... Their considerate views could be illuminating to humans of any religion, or none. Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons, senior minister of the 1st Unitarian Society
By letting a various team of atheists really communicate for themselves, Atheist Voices of Minnesota promotes a good view of atheism within the very best means. This anthology not just corrects well known misconceptions approximately atheists yet it is also a clarion demand different atheists to come back out and turn into energetic. --David Silverman, president of yank Atheists
A refrain now not of arguments and positions yet of shared human lives. At turns clever, humorous, and deeply touching ... Any atheist in any nook of the area is certain to discover a mirrored image of his or her personal trip in those pages, whereas the spiritual believer can find out how a great deal all of us have in universal in spite of everything. --Dale McGowan, writer and editor of Parenting past trust and elevating Freethinkers
Witty and clever, own and common, those brief essays are a welcome boost to the present literature on atheism. --Jennifer Michael Hecht, writer of Doubt: A historical past and the tip of the Soul
This is a crucial compilation of what it ability to be godless, how tough it may be to come back out publicly as an atheist, and why religion isn't really a advantage. not just do I see loads of my very own heritage during this assortment, the diversity of voices converse to present and destiny atheists all around the kingdom. ... I hugely suggest it. --Hemant Mehta, writer of the FriendlyAtheist.com
This is a wealthy and compelling cloth of first-person money owed by means of atheists of each sort and from each stroll of lifestyles. so that you can improve a visceral experience of who makes up the nation's fastest-growing minority, this can be booklet you must learn. Tom Flynn, govt director of The Council for Secular Humanism, editor of unfastened Inquiry
The heartfelt tales during this ebook from young and old, wealthy and negative, homosexual and instantly, women and men, and folks from all walks of existence makes it tricky to stereotype atheists. for everyone who so publicly comes out and promotes atheism and places it in a good mild as those writers have performed, I count on dozens extra will stick with through the nation. Herb Silverman, founder and president of the Secular Coalition for America
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Atheist Voices of Minnesota: an Anthology of Personal Stories by Greg Laden,PZ Myers,Shannon Drury,August Berkshire,Chris Stedman,Stephanie Zvan,James Zimmerman,Kim Socha,Bill Lehto,Greta Christina