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Al Stefanelli is a retired journalist. He is also a freelance writer and author. Al began his career in 1985 writing obituaries for the New York Times and submitting freelance articles to local newspapers and periodicals. In 1993 he joined a McClatchy newspaper as a weekly columnist, a position that lasted ten years and earned the newspaper a journalism award in the 1990s. Al also produced and hosted a weekly syndicated radio broadcast that ran for three years. Al was a Southern Baptist Minister, having served several churches and was on the pulpit supply list for three counties in North Carolina. He authored several bible study programs. In 2005, for reasons you will find within the pages of this book, Al walked away from religion and founded the United Atheist Front, Inc., which functioned as a civil rights organization and an advocate for the separation of church and state, as well as neutrality in government. Al is permanently disabled, suffering from several degenerative and incurable autoimmune diseases that began developing in the mid 1990s. His declining health resulted in need to close down the operations of the United Atheist Front in 2011. While the organization itself is defunct, its Facebook page remains one of the largest and most active groups for conversation, debate and discussion on various topics. Currently, Al spends most of his time with his family. He still dabbles in freelance writing for various publications and internet magazines, and turns out the occasional book. He publishes his personal blog on the Freethought Blog network, and also co-hosts the weekly Internet radio shows "ReapSowRadio" and "American Heathen Radio." Al lives in suburban Atlanta and is a member of the Fayette Freethought Society. He is a devoted husband, loving father and proud grandfather.
The hand of the Almighty fell on the author and he became an angry cripple. He lashes out at anyone who may be happy and enjoying life. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
I like the way the author presents the non-believers point of view. He has a unique way of expressing common sense and rationality.Published 18 months ago by MarkoThomas
Being neither a religionist nor an atheist and having spent most of my adult life researching the concept of `spirituality', I, hopefully, can offer a balanced and objective... Read morePublished on February 20, 2013 by Ronald W. Maron
Stefanelli tells it like it is. He holds nothing back exposing religion for the claptrap it is. Very thought provoking and a must read to understand what fuels Atheism today.Published on December 28, 2012 by God Sucks
This is an ideal must-read for someone who no longer believes in the god-myth and needs support. One can find find comfort in the author's ability to address the thoughts that... Read morePublished on December 9, 2012 by Tintinnabulation
I highly recommend this collection of short essays written by Al Stefanelli. The author does not try to be overly intellectual as many other authors of his calibre may at times be. Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Peter