The friendly guide to understanding atheist thought, history, and literature!
Atheism is about much more than not believing in a god. Atheism For Dummies walks you through the rich history and evolution of atheist thought, delves into the relationship between atheism and science, explores the important historical moments and works of literature that have defined this secular philosophy, and so much more. Atheism For Dummies provides you with much-needed clarity around this often controversial and misunderstood topic. Whether you're a religious skeptic, a student of secular thought, or just interested in what atheism is about, then Atheism For Dummies is for you.
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Dale McGowan, PhD, writes the popular secular blog The Meming of Life, teaches secular parenting workshops across North America, and is executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, a humanist charitable organization. He has been interviewed in major publications, such as Newsweek and the New York Times, and was 2008 Harvard Humanist of the Year.
Throughout the book, ample reference is given to works with greater scope and depth.
It helps to explain how the best way to create atheists is to have religionists actually take the trouble to read their own "holy" writings with an open mind.
Dr. Dale McGowan is a gifted writer in that he presents a complex and, some would say, difficult topic in an easy to read manner.
I now have answers to questions I get from non-atheists...I can converse without getting frustrated.Published 1 month ago by Cisco2000
It is what it is and we shouldn't expect more. Would suggest Portable Atheist by Hitchings instead.Published 3 months ago by Dave Shumway
I love the long history of Atheism laid out in this book. This is also a great book to give/suggest to someone who both wants to learn about Atheism but not question their own... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Scott
McGowan covers some interesting material, but "atheism" as such does not imply a liberal social ideology involving concepts like feminism, equality or "social justice. Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. A. Plus
Well written and a nice easy read.
Sometimes I wish it would delve a little deeper into some topics, but after all it is meant to be a Dummies Guide, not a PhD... Read more
Must be a printers error, with pages 223 to 270 missing. My return book date had past before I noticed this.
5 star for the contents of all the other pages I have. Read more
Great and easy read, kind of "atheist light" with good history info. I got the Kindle but will now get the paper back to pass around.Published 10 months ago by Eugene C. Fowler