The Australian Book of Atheism

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Warren Bonett
Scribe Publications Pty Limited, Nov 22, 2010 - Religion - 448 pages
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Does the Anzac ethos have roots in atheism? Does prayer have a place in Parliament? Should ‘creation science’ be taught in Australian schools? Is atheism maligned in political debate? Will Australia’s future be godless?

While prominent international thinkers have made significant contributions to the general conversation on belief and religion, Australians have been less heard.

The Australian Book of Atheism is the first collection to explore atheism from an Australian viewpoint. Bringing together essays from 33 of the nation’s pre-eminent atheist, rationalist, humanist, and sceptical thinkers, it canvasses a range of opinions on religion and secularism in Australia.

Including contributions from Michael Bachelard, Dr Leslie Cannold, Robyn Williams, Lyn Allison, Tim Minchin, and Dr Philip Nitschke, this is a diverse and entertaining collection of thoughts on a world without God.

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The Australian Book of Atheism

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At 440 pages, with 33 contributors, The Australian Book of Atheism is a weighty no-brainer Christmas gift for argumentative readers. But that s judging this exceptional book by its cover. Edited by ... Read full review

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Loved this collection of essays. Such a relief from the strident fundamentalist views of Ditchkins et al. Logical, and much food for thought. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Warren Bonett owns science-based bookshop Embiggen Books on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. He has been working for several years to increase scientific literacy in the community as a public speaker, blogger, and organiser of public science events. He is an active member of the Atheist Foundation of Australia, the Humanist Society of Queensland, the Australian Skeptics, and the Rationalist Society of Australia.

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