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Seth Andrews is the founder of The Thinking Atheist, one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet. The Thinking Atheist produces a podcast of the same name, YouTube videos, hosts a thriving forum, and offers resources for those who are questioning religion or seeking information to refute religious apologist arguments.
Seth Andrews joins Atheists Talk this Sunday to discuss his new book, Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason. This autobiography describes Seth's upbringing in a Christian family and predominantly Christian community and takes us through the questions and doubts that he found himself asking as adult who eventually left his religion.
If you pick up Alom Shaha's The Young Atheist's Handbook: Lessons for Living a Good Life Without God thinking you're getting a how-to book, you may be disappointed. On the other hand, you may not. While that was Shaha's original intent in writing a book, his editor persuaded him to write something much more personal. From the publisher's description:
Growing up in a strict Muslim community in south-east London, Alom Shaha learnt that religion was not to be questioned. Reciting the Qur’an without understanding what it meant was simply a part of life; so, too, was obeying the imam and enduring beatings when he failed to attend the local mosque. But Alom was more drawn to science and its power to illuminate. As a teen, he lived between two worlds: the home controlled by his authoritarian father, and a school alive with books and ideas. In a charming blend of memoir, philosophy and science, Alom explores the questions about faith and the afterlife that we all ponder. This is a book for anyone who wonders what they should believe and how they should live. It’s for those who may need the facts and the ideas, as well as the courage, to break free from inherited beliefs. In this powerful narrative, Alom shows that it is possible to live a compassionate, fulfilling and meaningful life without God.
Join us this Sunday as we discuss Shaha's book and work promoting science.
Dr. John van Wyhe has a passion for spreading the good word from the good books - the writings of Charles Darwin! John van Wyhe is a historian of science who has spent his career studying the work of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. He has written numerous books, articles and reviews, and has presented over 50 unique lectures on the subjects of evolution, history of science and Charles Darwin across the world.
Join Atheists Talk this Sunday when we interview Dr. John van Wyhe about his project "Darwin Online", the largest and most widely consulted collection of the writings of Darwin ever published. We'll ask him about why he challenges whether Darwin kept his theory secret for twenty years, as well as whether The Origin of Species raised as much of an uproar when it was first published as it does today.
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