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Mom, Dad, I'm an Atheist: The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-believer Paperback – December 12, 2012
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This book does a fantastic job of analyzing non-belief and detailing the many issues that pop up when a person decides to go public about being an atheist. I was surprised to real that David even advises some times its not the best time, or the 'safest' time to come out of the closet and he is correct. I grew up 'gay' and I have to say that coming out as an atheist was much more difficult than coming out as a homosexual. I appreciated this careful advice for some one who might not understand that it could be dangerous depending on the situation.
This book also gives examples of various outcomes from people who went public with their non-belief. This shows how different the outcome can be depending on the circumstances.
There are so many great things to say about this book and I fear that I will run out of space for the review. In short, this book is exactly what I have been looking for as a guide for some one who is on the fence about coming out. There are many books out there about atheism but there don't seem to be any that specifically tackle this issue. I can't wait to share this with all of my friends and family who have asked me the question "Should I let people know that I don't believe anymore, or should I just keep quiet?"
Religious people suck, and I'm sorry, but all any book can really offer you here, besides ready-made arguments, is the sense that you are not alone. There really is no effective "coming out" algorithm to follow, so this book fails by making a false promise in its title. It has the reader looking for a usable tool when in fact all they are holding is an invisible pat on the back and some good intentions.Read more ›
-Guy P. Harrison, author of 50 Simple Questions for Every Christian, Race and Reality and other books
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Fantastic read. Helpful and level-headed advice for those that are thinking about coming out as an atheist or have been open about it for years but can glean knowledge from other... Read morePublished 2 months ago by JON MARK WAHLSTROM
This guide is the surface scratch that allows non-believers the means to effectively traverse the obstacle of making their faith-based skepticism known by using civil, logical &... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kevin Madden
David definitely inspired me and I really found his book to be insightful, and understanding.Published 18 months ago by Jessica
A very cogent, well-written book which will help empower those looking for ways to broach such topics.Published 18 months ago by lesomers
Thoughtful...consice....respectful.....I wish I had read this book before coming out to my family as an atheist. I just assumed they would accept me and love me just the same. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
Growing up as a Jehovah Witness I had a lot of questions about the origins of everything, my mother would tell me my mind was not capable of understanding gods immense power. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Maria Gonzalez
I outed myself through my own carelessness. I wish I had David's book in hand so I could have came out when and how I wanted. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Wade