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Agnostic/Atheists/Non theists: Book ideas

Discussion in 'Non-Theistic/Non-Religious Beliefs DIR' started by Thirza Fallen, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Thirza Fallen

    Thirza Fallen Crazy Cat Lady

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    I need some book ideas. My list is running low. What are your favorite books on your nonbelief?
     
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    Although it's a bit "unorthodox," I greatly enjoyed Why I'm an Atheist Who Believes in God by Frank Schaeffer. I've also heard his book Crazy for God is quite good (although I havent read it), re: his time as an evangelist and early part of the modern Religious Right.

    I also can't get enough of Richard Carrier, any of his books are worth the read.
     
  4. Thirza Fallen

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    Thanks! Was it Frank that was an evangelist or his father, Francis? I thought I knew Frank's bio, but maybe not.
     
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    Both were, Frank followed in his dad's footsteps. Then he converted to Eastern Orthodoxy.
     
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    Not on non-beliefs, but I quite enjoy religious history, as opposed to theology.

    A History of Christianity, Diarmaid MacCulloch.
     
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    The silence of animals, and The soul of the marionette both by John Gray
     
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    Oh, me too! Good stuff.
     
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    The late, great Bill Hicks was reading in a diner in the Bible belt. Some locals walked up to him and one asked,

    "What'ya reading... for?"
     
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