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What do you get an atheist for Christmas?
If you're an atheist, you don't believe in the three wise men, so this Christmas, we bring you not three, but forty-two wise men and women, bearing gifts of comedy, science, philosophy, the arts, and knowledge. What does it feel like to be born on Christmas day? How can you most effectively use lights to make your house visible from space? And where can you listen to the echoes of the Big Bang on December 25? The Atheist's Guide to Christmas answers all these questions and more:
Plus thirty-six other brilliant, funny, free-thinking pieces perfect for anyone who doesn't think of holidays as holy days.
All author advances and royalties for The Atheist's Guide to Christmas will go to Terrence Higgins Trust.
It's a nice, enjoyable read. All the articles are written by atheists, but that does not mean that their agenda is full on bashing religion or anything of that nature. Read morePublished 7 months ago by deadendpro
Was much better than expected. Not only for atheists, very interesting read with very different points of view. This book is a keeper!Published 8 months ago by Kotzur, S.
In the first place, it's not a guide. Secondly, what the various celebrities state about the subject is rather obvious. All in all, a boring read.Published 20 months ago by Paola Daziani
It was hard to rate, though - some entries are stellar, some I just skipped because I was falling asleep. Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by Candice
I picked this up quite cheap and find myself flummoxed buy it.
I could use a rigorous examination of how Christmas was hijacked from Saturnalia. Read more
Ariane Sherine writes in her "Welcome" to this 2009 book, "What you will find are forty-two brilliant contributions from the world's most entertaining atheist scientists,... Read morePublished on May 9, 2011 by Steven H. Propp
I enjoyed the book but really was hoping for a few more laughs and less sentamentality. I read the book after hearing about in on either the Savage Lovecast or NPR (how can I mix... Read morePublished on March 1, 2011 by Elle
This book has different essays from other writers and a few comedians that tell what they do at Christmas. Read morePublished on January 25, 2011 by Tinker