50 Voices of Disbelief

50 Voices of Disbelief

Why We Are Atheists

Book - 2009
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50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists presents a collection of original essays drawn from an international group of prominent voices in the fields of academia, science, literature, media and politics who offer carefully considered statements of why they are atheists. Features a truly international cast of contributors, ranging from public intellectuals such as Peter Singer, Susan Blackmore, and A.C. Grayling, novelists, such as Joe Haldeman, and heavyweight philosophers of religion, including Graham Oppy and Michael Tooley Contributions range from rigorous philosophical arguments to highly personal, even whimsical, accounts of how each of these notable thinkers have come to reject religion in their lives Likely to have broad appeal given the current public fascination with religious issues and the reception of such books as The God Delusion and The End of Faith
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, c2009.
ISBN: 9781405190466
1405190469
9781405190459
1405190450
Branch Call Number: 211.8 Fifty
Characteristics: viii, 346 p. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Schüklenk, Udo
Blackford, Russell 1954-
Alternative Title: Fifty voices of disbelief

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ryner
Jan 23, 2017

In this collection of 50 essays each author describes in detail why he or she is a non-believer. Although the paths to atheism are varied, from gradual or sudden distancing from religious observance, thoughtfully considered philosophical or scientific reasoning, or simply never having experienced belief in the first place. Although a number of the compositions are compelling and engrossing, I found an equal number to be somewhat dry reading. The selections would have been improved by a greater diversity of authors.

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OpheliaBenson
Feb 08, 2015

Excellent book.

xls3an Aug 20, 2012

This book was graet for me i love reading it almost all the books i took out i read it to my mom shes a good liserner.

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greenwick
Apr 28, 2012

This book is great for anyone who wonders, "How do atheists get on with their lives?" (Particularly atheists who are having difficulty letting go, and who miss the community which religion provides.)

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ThatGuy99
Nov 17, 2011

This beautiful and inspiring book is exactly what is needed by any humanist or other unbeliever looking for a "faith-affirming" experience. It left me feeling happy and full of hope for our generation. I couldn't give it a better recommendation. :)

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killkillkill
Dec 20, 2010

This is a fantastic book. It does not read like a shizophrenic scientific write-up! For an atheist and who are athiests or skeptical, this book'll have you devouring it. Cool *****

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