A thought-provoking introduction to atheism and religious critiqueFilled with wit, humor, and clear metaphor, this exploration into atheism is written specifically for young adults, though any adult interested in learning more about atheism will find value within. Not just focused on atheism, this crash course in logical thinking addresses the issues of indoctrination, whether it be religious, political, or commercial, and makes the case that morality is created through reasoning and logic, not through divine communication. Many hot topics are touched upon, such as traditional arguments for God’s existence, the relationship of evolution and religious belief, the incompatible nature of science and religion, and the harmfulness of both Christianity and Islam.
Reviews"This breezy case for atheism aimed at young people fills an important niche in the increasingly popular literature on the new atheism." —Victor J. Stenger, author, God: The Failed Hypothesis
"[This] intelligent, lucid and compassionate book does offer philosophical hope and ammunition to any kid smart enough to suspect that his weekly trip to church, temple or mosque has more to do with indoctrination and branding than truth or reason." —Matthew Chapman, author, 40 Days and 40 Nights and Trials of The Monkey
Author BiographyS. C. Hitchcock has won a national award from the Society of Professional Journalists, was published in a journal by the National Council for Social Studies, and his fiction has been published in small literary magazines. He lives in the Midwest. Tom Flynn is the editor of Free Inquiry magazine, director of the Center for Inquiry, founding coeditor of Secular Humanist Bulletin, director of the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum, and coauthor of The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief. He lives in Amherst, New York.