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A breath of fresh air
on 9 October 2009
It is good to see a selection of people explaining why they do not believe in God. It is even better to read why so many people do not NEED to believe in God.
Well written and diverse, this book explains the reasons behind people's non-belief, their struggles with faith when they had it and how not believing in a deity or having to live by doctrines has freed their minds and allowed them to live life for its own sake rather than for any eternal reward or pat on the back. It is interesting to read how much thought goes into not believing in something; reason and rationality take over from fear and superstition. They explain that finding meaning in their lives comes through personal endeavours; how morality comes from being good for "goodness sake".
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the reasoning behind the philosophy of standing on one's own two feet, facing the music and enjoying the wonders of life, the planet and the Cosmos for what it actually is rather than the nightmare Religion would have us believe.