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12-06-2018, 04:41 PM
Atheist book suggestions
Hi, I was wondering if any of you have any good suggestions for atheist books. But I have another criterea. It has to be a book that doesn't directly say it's an atheist book (for example "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins) it has to be a book like The Ancestors Tale by Richard dawkins, due to being still in a religious home, but not too religious enough to care is the book is about evolution for example (they are Catholic).

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12-06-2018, 05:12 PM
RE: Atheist book suggestions
Carl Sagan - Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

It is more of a handbook on critical thinking. It can be applied to woo, as well as god claims.


Daniel Dennett - Breaking the Spell: Religion as Natural Phenomena
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12-06-2018, 05:21 PM
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This one is pretty good.

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12-06-2018, 05:26 PM
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I always recommend The Age of Reason by Thomas Payne. He was actually arguing for deism, rather than atheism, but it's still a very solid take-down of the Christian religion and holy text. Another fun read is Some Mistakes of Moses by Robert Ingersoll, if you can tolerate some misogynistic and homophobic attitudes from over a century ago.

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12-06-2018, 06:38 PM
RE: Atheist book suggestions
If you're looking for non-fiction then the suggestions above are great. But If you want some good fiction with an atheist protagonist, I liked The Lost Book of the Grail, by Charlie Lovett.

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12-06-2018, 07:42 PM
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You haven't really described what you want such a book for, but if the purpose is to teach critical thinking, then definitely Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me. It's all about confirmation bias, the biggest impediment to self-reflection and critical thought.

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12-06-2018, 08:46 PM
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(12-06-2018 07:42 PM)Starcrash Wrote:  You haven't really described what you want such a book for, but if the purpose is to teach critical thinking, then definitely Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me. It's all about confirmation bias, the biggest impediment to self-reflection and critical thought.

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13-06-2018, 03:22 AM
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Daniel Dennett Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon don't have overly "atheistic" title.

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13-06-2018, 08:58 AM
Atheist book suggestions
Try “Doubt,” by Jennifer Michael Hecht. I also liked “The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought,” by Susan Jacoby
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13-06-2018, 09:54 AM
RE: Atheist book suggestions
Maybe a terrible suggestion, but:

The Bible

Like genuinely read it, cover to cover, and make a note of how utterly absurd it is. I did this as a teen, and it just re-confirmed my thoughts on religion as a whole, and in particular Christianity.

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