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 in recent times, yet they however stay one in every of America’s such a lot misunderstood and mistrusted teams of individuals. Atheist Voices of Minnesota makes an attempt to handle those preconceptions through letting thirty-six atheists overtly percentage their own and specified tales. the consequences are touching, interesting, and numerous. This assortment is a superb advent to atheism, and may encourage different atheists to return out to their friends and family. With a Foreword via 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. ... an incredibly huge pattern of the way state-of-the-art atheists imagine, consider, stay, 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 number 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 enjoyment 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 converse for themselves, Atheist Voices of Minnesota promotes a favorable view of atheism within the very best method. This anthology not just corrects well known misconceptions approximately atheists yet it is also a clarion demand different atheists to return out and develop into energetic. --David Silverman, president of yank Atheists
A refrain no longer of arguments and positions yet of shared human lives. At turns shrewdpermanent, humorous, and deeply touching ... Any atheist in any nook of the area is bound to discover a mirrored image of his or her personal trip in those pages, whereas the spiritual believer can learn the way greatly all of us have in universal in any case. --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 top of the Soul
This is a vital compilation of what it potential to be godless, how tricky it may be to return out publicly as an atheist, and why religion isn't a advantage. not just do I see loads of my very own historical past 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 textile of first-person debts via atheists of each type and from each stroll of existence. so as to increase a visceral experience of who makes up the nation's fastest-growing minority, this can be ebook you want to learn. Tom Flynn, government director of The Council for Secular Humanism, editor of unfastened Inquiry
The heartfelt tales during this publication from young and old, wealthy and negative, homosexual and instantly, women and men, and other people from all walks of lifestyles makes it tough to stereotype atheists. for everyone who so publicly comes out and promotes atheism and places it in a good gentle as those writers have performed, I anticipate dozens extra will stick to during the state. Herb Silverman, founder and president of the Secular Coalition for America
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