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The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the N&hellip by Christopher Hitchens
Hitchens as done here a wonderful job of collecting here the works of great free-thinkers, rationalists, agnostics and atheists all through the ages. Some of these i was already familiar with yet others were new to me introducing me to some great pieces of writing. This book makes for excellent short reading with each chapter on average being 10-15min long allowing you get a bit of reading done as you await a meal order or while waiting in line at the grocery store. Its very quotable allowing you to quickly look up a counter argument to any theistic argument while also providing some pleasant reading with poetry, novel extracts and short essays. It has my full recommendation to anyone who… Read more
Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of&hellip by Dan Barker
Dan Barker has written an account of his de-conversation from fundamentalist Christianity to atheism. His account presents quite a different read from the usual atheist literature, the reason being that he was once a committed believer and preached the bibles word for 19 years. He really gives you a feeling for what it's like to believe, to feel so certain of something that you can't understand how anyone could doubt its truth. His story is a wonderful one the triumph of reason and human curiosity over dogma and faith. It all begins with small doubts, and once you have begun to read more in areas of science then there is no going back. Excellently written this is a moving and amusing… Read more
The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Re&hellip by Victor J. Stenger
Having read some of the books by the Four Horsemen and others on the need to counter religious belief and take a stand for reason i soon found this book on my 'to read' list.

Written by a world class physicist this is a book which shows that the explosion of books advocating atheism in the last decade is not just a few people standing on their own but represents a whole intellectual movement, a new enlightenment, the new atheism
Stenger combines much of the material from his other books and presents an attack on all religious belief. The arguments are the ones usually presented and already covered in depth by other writers such as Dawkins and Hitchens but Stenger adds… Read more

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