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    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 and how an incident in church in which the sex of a person appears to have significance in Christianity Speaking to her mother Lynette was astonished to find that he Christian mother accepts the Bible’s sexist doctr

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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 nonrelig

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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 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 ot

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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 revealing

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Atheists in America

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 belief. 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

Summary Atheists in America

This collection featuresthan 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 hig

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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 aaccepted space for this minority within American society. 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 a

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  • Atheists in America
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  • English
  • 08 November 2018
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