Imagine that you’ve just become an atheist. Maybe you read The God Delusion and you’re pretty sure you’re not religious.
But now, you don’t know what to do.
The New Atheists have done a nice job of convincing you to drop your faith in any god. But they never told you what to put up in its place.
Enter Eric Maisel and The Atheist’s Way:
This book picks up from where Dawkins and the other popular atheist writers leave off.It talks about the kinds of things atheists do believe in.
We have traditions and ethics and we live meaningful lives — those things don’t come from one book or one faith. Furthermore, they’re different for all of us.
By using anecdotes told to him by a number of atheists, Maisel puts together a collection of ways that atheists are living their lives. Just because they no longer believe in God or belong to a religion doesn’t mean they’ve let go of many of the aspects of life we typically associate with religion.
It’s a great book for anyone who’s on the cusp of atheism — someone who’s not quite there or someone who just became one. I’m not sure if Christians or long-time atheists will get as much out of it, but it’s an easy read and a nice gift to give to anyone who asks how you can get through life without a god.