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Icons of Unbelief: Atheists, Agnostics, and Secularists

Posted By : step778 | Date : 15 Jan 2010 21:10:32 | Comments : 2 |
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Icons of Unbelief: Atheists, Agnostics, and Secularists
Publisher: Greenwood | pages: 476 | 2008 | ISBN: 031334759X | PDF | 11,4 mb

In the opinion of many critics and philosophers, we are entering an age of atheism marked by the waning of Christian fundamentalism and the flourishing of secular thought. Through alphabetically arranged entries written by expert contributors, this book profiles 27 iconic figures of unbelief whose ideas have shaped American society over the last 200 years. Included are entries on influential figures of the past, such as Albert Einstein and Voltaire, as well as on such contemporary figures as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. Each entry discusses the ideas and lasting significance of each person or group, provides sidebars of interesting information and illuminating quotations, and cites works for further reading. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography. Students in social studies and history classes will welcome this reference as a guide to the ideas central to the American separation of Church and State and to many of the political debates at the heart of society today.


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Posted By: Barann Date: 16 Jan 2010 13:32:16
"Atheism is as much a belief as Christianity or any religious supposition."

Atheism is not a belief in the traditional religious meaning. You have to distinguish this in order to understand the point of atheism, at least as the first step.
Posted By: LaceyBurrows Date: 12 Mar 2010 21:24:55
Believing in primitive creation myths in an age where science has giving us the actual answers is stupidity.
Richard Dawkins is correct.