Tag Archives: books

Every Atheist Needs: A Manual For Creating Atheists

Peter Boghossian

During the #FreeMubarak campaign, I was lucky enough to touch base with Peter Boghossian for a book donation to the cause. He sent out a signed copy of his book, A Manual For Creating Atheists. I hadn’t read it yet, as I’d only been reading specifically atheist material for less than 6 months at that

Category: Every Atheist Needs | Tags: ,

Every Atheist Parent Needs: Sketti Tales #SkettiTales

Sketti Tales

You’ve all probably heard of Veggie Tales, the cartoon that brainwashes children with all the cherry-picked lessons of the Bible. I’ve had to skip over it a few times in the Netflix recommendations in hopes that one day it will just disappear from the otherwise pretty great list of titles for kids. One day… One

Every Atheist Needs: Franny and Zooey

Franny and Zooey

When you think of J.D. Salinger, you’re most likely thinking of The Catcher In The Rye, with old Holden Caulfield and his colourful resentment of pretty much everything. Holden is a near-perfect character, indeed, and one that has a heavy and enduring importance in literary history. But the book was by no means Salinger’s best.

Every Atheist Needs: The Monster of Florence

The Monster of Florence

Ok, so this is more of a “Everybody needs” than it is a “Every Atheist Needs”, because it really has nothing to do with atheism. Perhaps, there’s a slight relationship to skepticism, but this book is a must-read for anyone who loves a good true crime story, atheists, theists, the gullible and skeptics alike. The

50 Shades of Shut The Hell Up

Some books are simply not worth my time. Mostly, those books end up on the bestsellers list. You won’t catch me reading Danielle Steel. Not a huge fan of John Grisham or Stephen King, although I have enjoyed a few of their novels. Dan Brown lost my interest after it became apparent that he wrote

Category: Debate | Tags: ,

Skeptics, We’ve Been Challenged To Read The Bible

The Illuminatus Trilogy

I love to read classic literature. I don’t always like the stories, some are rather drab and remind me that the “classics” are really just yesterday’s best sellers. A quick glance at today’s bestsellers list will prove that depth, talent and plot aren’t always key factors in making it to the top of the charts.

Category: Debate, Jeebots | Tags:

Every Atheist Needs: Contact By Carl Sagan

Sagan Contact

As an atheist, I had already considered Carl Sagan an absolute treasure, and someone who left both a massive mark and a gaping hole in our world. His calm but passionate demeanor, his sheer intelligence and his infectious love for unravelling nature’s mysteries made him an absolute one-of-a-kind. He passed his torch on to one

Category: Every Atheist Needs | Tags:

Every Atheist Needs: Confessions Of An Innocent Man

Confessions of an Innocent Man

Faith is, very simply, a belief in something without any proof. A theocracy is powered, at its highest levels, by ideas for which there is no evidence. The value placed on faith in such a society, seeps into every aspect of day-to-day life. It strips otherwise intelligent citizens of their critical thought and devalues truth, and

Category: Every Atheist Needs | Tags: , ,

Every Atheist Needs: An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth

An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth

If you don’t remember the time Chris Hadfield spent on the International Space Station, you had to either have¬†had your head bent in prayer or you were binge watching Lost, for which you are forgiven. That ending tho… Hadfield, my fellow Canadian, single-handedly revived our fascination with space as we waited every day for his

Category: Every Atheist Needs | Tags: ,

Every Atheist Needs: Wrong Men & Twisted Confessions

The Wrong Men & Twisted Confessions

It’s one thing to say you’re a skeptic. It’s another to understand fully that we need to be, because nothing in this world, not even your own memories, are as they seem. Our minds and our motivations and our behaviour can all be quite dark, no matter how sure you are that you’re a decent

Category: Every Atheist Needs | Tags: