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  1. says:

    This is a collection of writings by Americans of all genders, ages, races, and backgrounds on the reasons why they are or have become atheists. 21 year old Lynette tells her personal story about a sexist father

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    Atheists in America, edited by Melanie Brewster, is a fine collection of personal essays from American atheists of diverse ages, races, genders, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and religious and nonreligious upbringings. The e

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    Not preachy or pedantic, this collection explores the variety and subtlety of how atheists are making their way in a predominantly Christian America. This is a volume of real stories from regular people and will provide a snapshot of the atheist experience in the early 21st century. Voices of young and old, liberal and conservative, are represented proving that being an atheist is a broadly shared experience.

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    Thought provoking.

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    I just couldn't get into this one.

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    As the stories and scholarship in this collection reiterate, leaving religion is usually gradual and often involves processing the t

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    Interesting and surprising book. As Western European I knew that religion is very strong in the US society but the testimony of the people in this book have shown to me aspects that I did not imagine. The deep emotional difficulty of coming out as an atheist in the US is very well transmitted in the short bios of the book,

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This collection features than two dozen narratives by atheists from different backgrounds across the United States Ranging in age race sexual orientation and religious upbringing these individuals address deconversion community building parenting and romantic relationships providing a nuanced look at living without a god in a predominantly. Atheists in America edited by Melanie Brewster is a fine collection of personal essays from American atheists of diverse ages races genders socioeconomic backgrounds sexual orientations and religious and nonreligious upbringings The essays shed light on diverse everyday atheist experiences and human journeys toward atheism which is a refreshing and much needed approach in contemporary atheist writings Many of the stories are powerful some heart wrenching and all provocative for a nation where being a theist and at least nominally religious is an expected and assumed norm The book doesn t seek to propose arguments or wrestle with philosophical uestions for or against God per se but recounts autobiographical narratives of how people wrestle journey andor navigate coming out as atheists Each section highlights certain asp

Summary Atheists in America

 Atheists in America

F system can also be a freeing experience Ultimately this volume shows that claiming an atheist identity is anything but an act isolated from the other dimensions of the self Upending common social political and psychological assumptions about atheists this collection helps carve out a accepted space for this minority within American socie. As the stories and scholarship in this collection reiterate leaving religion is usually gradual and often involves processing the typical stages of grief At a certain point in my own process I knew I didn t believe in religion any longer but I didn t have any examples of how to live without it I wanted to hear stories about how others had come through how their atheism had affected their lives how they had maintained or altered their relationships how they had taught their children to be good without god I wanted specifics I wanted good writing I wanted this bookThe thoughtful tone of Atheists in America the combination of scholarship and personal stories would have been immensely helpful to me and I m glad the book exists for others engaged in the process of deconversion It s also a great book for atheists to share The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years this volume shows الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية that claiming an atheist identity is anything but an act isolated from Writing and Selling Magazine Articles the other dimensions of The Strange Bird the self Upending common social political and psychological assumptions about atheists Cleopatras Daughter the stories and scholarship in Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, typical stages of grief At a certain point in my own process I knew I didn The Sphinx t believe in religion any longer but I didn Tidelands (Fairmile t have any examples of how Strings to hear stories about how others had come Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, through how Catch and Release their atheism had affected Devils Paw (Imp, their lives how Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, they had maintained or altered In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie taught Tea Environments and Plantation Culture their children 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains to be good without god I wanted specifics I wanted good writing I wanted Survive by the Team this bookThe Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, thoughtful Washington! (Wagons West, tone of Atheists in America Celebration! (Wagons West, to me and I m glad Texas! (Wagons West, the book exists for others engaged in I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the process of deconversion It s also a great book for atheists Revenge ni Miss Piggy to share

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Christian nationThese narratives illuminate the complexities and conseuences for nonbelievers in the United States Stepping away from religious belief can have serious social and existential ramifications forcing atheists to discover new ways to live meaningfully without a religious community Yet shedding the constraints of a formal belie. Thought provoking