Atheism: A Beginner's Handbook

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iUniverse, May 17, 2007 - Religion
"Atheism: A Beginner's Handbook" is a basic introduction to why atheists think and act the way they do. In particular, what factors drive their unbelief, and why is the phrase "atheist morality" not an oxymoron.

Recent surveys have shown atheists to be the least trusted group in the nation, despite the fact that atheists espouse the use of reason in determining acceptance of claims. So why is reason so distrusted, and how did the atheist come to be seen in a negative light?

Until these questions are addressed, the U.S. will remain a highly polarized nation along both cultural and political lines. This we cannot afford, nor can we afford closing the popular mind to what atheism is about. This book makes a major effort toward casting much needed light on atheist thinking, and how the position of unbelief in a God or gods is arrived at on the basis of diligently applying scientific principles and reason.

The book is not about "converting" anyone toward an atheist mindset. Instead, it is more about shining a light onto the basis for atheist thought and logic. For the novice, a blueprint is provided for living authentically in a religious culture.

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