Atheism For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118509226
  • ISBN-13: 9781118509227
  • DDC: 211.8
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 505 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Atheist philosophy is founded on the belief that there is no God. While there is no written set of rules on how to be an atheist, the philosophy is governed by the overarching principle that all reality is reducible to matter, and nothing else.  

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Understanding What Atheism Is.
2: Meeting Atheism.
3: Unweaving the Rainbow of Disbelief.
4: Recognizing What Atheists Do and Don't Believe — and Why.
5: Following Atheism through the Ages.
6: Finding Atheism in the Ancient World.
7: Going Medieval.
8: Enlightening Strikes.
9: Opening a Golden Age of Freethought.
10: Growing Up in the Tumultuous 20th Century.
11: Voicing a New Atheism, and a New Humanism, for the 21st Century.
12: Reading the Great Works of Atheism.
13: Uncovering Lost, Secret, Censored, and Forbidden Works.
14: Sampling Important Works: Deep Thoughts, Big Thinkers.
15: Laughing in Disbelief: Challenging the Divine with Humor.
16: Reawakening Passionate Disbelief: Key Works of the 21st Century.
17: Living a Full Life Without Belief in God.
18: Getting Personal with Atheism Today.
19: Being Good with or Without God.
20: Seeing the World Naturally.
21: Being an Atheist in a Religious World.
22: Getting the Best of Religion … and Leaving the Rest.
23: The Part of Tens.
24: Ten Surprising Things about Atheists and Other Nonbelievers.
25: Ten (Plus One) Famous People You May Not Know Are Nonbelievers.
26: Ten Fun and Easy Ways to Explore Atheism.