77 Favourite Atheist Books
By MICHAEL NUGENT
Added: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 23:00:00 UTC
Thanks to Matt for the link.
On Wednesday I asked on Twitter and Facebook about your favourite atheist-related books, and why. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins was recommended as many times as the next three books combined. The Bible took second place, with its power to convince people of atheism edging it ahead of God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens.
Also popular were books by Phillip Pullman, Sam Harris, Bertrand Russell, Daniel Dennett, Douglas Adams, Michael Shermer, Julian Baggini, Pascal Boyer, Neitzsche, Carl Sagan and Derren Brown.
But the most fascinating part is the eclectic list of books recommended once. You may not have heard of all of them, but each is a book that somebody, somewhere, believes to be a valuable read for anybody interested in finding out more about atheism, reality or morality.
Hereâs the full list, along with some of the reasons that you gave as to why this was your favourite atheist-related book.
Stephen Cave - Financial Times Comments
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Stacy L. Memering,Viviana A.... Comments
Magic at Every Age
A review of Richard Dawkins, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True
Oliver Kamm - The Times Comments
Review of The Magic of Reality
John Gray - The Globe and Mail Comments
A review of The Future of Blasphemy Speaking of the Sacred in an Age of Human Rights
by Austin Dacey
Donald Prothero - eSkeptic Comments
How the Blind Watchmaker Made Eyes
Laura Paull - Tablet Comments
In a new memoir, Herb Silverman recounts his legal battle against a state ban on atheists seeking public office
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