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 all America’s so much misunderstood and mistrusted teams of individuals. Atheist Voices of Minnesota makes an attempt to deal with those preconceptions by means of letting thirty-six atheists overtly percentage their own and distinctive tales. the implications are touching, attention-grabbing, and numerous. This assortment is a superb advent to atheism, and may motivate different atheists to come back out to their friends and family. With a Foreword through Greta Christina.
These are clean, sincere, pleasant, usually poignant essays. ... They express us atheists as people with particular hopes, matters, and purposes for rejecting faith. ... an incredibly extensive pattern of ways present day atheists imagine, consider, dwell, 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 superbly illustrates the diversity of principles and emotions that represent atheism. a few are narratives of fight and the triumph of cause and freedom; others relate with mild entertainment or pleased self belief vignettes from the normal lives of non-believers. ... Their considerate views might be illuminating to humans of any religion, or none. Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons, senior minister of the 1st Unitarian Society
By letting a various workforce of atheists really communicate for themselves, Atheist Voices of Minnesota promotes a favorable view of atheism within the very best manner. This anthology not just corrects renowned misconceptions approximately atheists yet it is also a clarion demand different atheists to come back out and develop into lively. --David Silverman, president of yankee 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 find out how a great deal all of us have in universal finally. --Dale McGowan, writer and editor of Parenting past trust and elevating Freethinkers
Witty and clever, own and common, those brief essays are a great addition to the present literature on atheism. --Jennifer Michael Hecht, writer of Doubt: A background and the top of the Soul
This is a crucial compilation of what it ability to be godless, how tricky it may be to come back out publicly as an atheist, and why religion isn't a advantage. not just do I see loads of my very own background during this assortment, the diversity of voices converse to present and destiny atheists all around the state. ... I hugely suggest it. --Hemant Mehta, writer of the FriendlyAtheist.com
This is a wealthy and compelling cloth of first-person debts via atheists of each sort and from each stroll of existence. for you to advance a visceral feel of who makes up the nation's fastest-growing minority, this can be ebook you must learn. Tom Flynn, government director of The Council for Secular Humanism, editor of loose Inquiry
The heartfelt tales during this e-book from young and old, wealthy and bad, homosexual and instantly, women and men, and folks from all walks of existence makes it tough to stereotype atheists. for everyone who so publicly comes out and promotes atheism and places it in a favorable gentle as those writers have performed, I count on dozens extra will stick with in the course of the nation. Herb Silverman, founder and president of the Secular Coalition for America
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Atheist Voices of Minnesota: an Anthology of Personal Stories by Greg Laden,PZ Myers,Shannon Drury,August Berkshire,Chris Stedman,Stephanie Zvan,James Zimmerman,Kim Socha,Bill Lehto,Greta Christina