We Need A Skeptical Guide To Islam

Tired of having to sift through whitewashing religious apologists or fearmongering bigots when trying to get information about Islam that is both factually accurate and defensibly critical? Heina, an apostate from Islam who was formerly a devout believer, wants to write that book and is looking for donations to help fund her efforts:

Learn more about the project and how to support it here.

In the meantime you can read Heina’s existing writings, many of which clarify Islam for atheists.

You can also do worse than to read the interviews I conducted with Ehsan Ali (a gay atheist man raised in Pakistan) and Damya (a college age feminist atheist in Morocco) in June about their experiences with, and knowledge of, Islam.

Thanks to Stephanie for the heads up.

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/TominousTone Thomas Lawson

    Have you heard of Koran Curious – A Guide for Infidels and Believers by CJ Werleman? CJ has also written God Hates You, Hate Him Back: Making Sense of the Bible and Jesus Lied – He was Only Human: Debunking the New Testament. I haven’t read the one about the Koran yet, but it’s out there. And the other two are pretty funny.

  • http://almulhida.wordpress.com/ Almulhida

    This is pretty cool, exactly the sort of thing we really need more of. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.