The Australian Book of Atheism
By EDITED BY WARREN BONETT - SCRIBE PUBLICATIONS
Added: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 14:12:22 UTC
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, Russell Blackford, Tim Minchin, and Dr Philip Nitschke, this is a diverse and entertaining collection of thoughts on a world without God.
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Stephen Cave - Financial Times Comments
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Andy Liegl - CBR (Comic Book... Comments
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Doctor Science - Obsidian Wings Comments
Last weekend I noticed two religion blogs, one Jewish and one evangelical (though not fundamentalist) Christian, discussing the same passages in the Bible: the ones commanding the Israelites to fight, slaughter, enslave, and dispossess the Canaanite inhabitants of the Land of Israel. To commit genocide, in fact.
Oliver Kamm - The Times Comments
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John Gray - The Globe and Mail Comments
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