Sean Faircloth Talks About His New Book

Sean Faircloth‘s new book Attack of the Theocrats! won’t be out in hardcover until February, but the Kindle version is already available!

Sean just released a promotional video about it:

He’s been the opening act during Richard Dawkins‘ recent book tour and I suspect he’s getting crowds energized to vote as a secular bloc. If we could ever get that to happen, that’d be one hell of a demographic… though I’m not sure we’d be able to find a candidate we all support.

Still, the book talks about the intersection of government and religion specifically as it relates to the interests of Secular Americans. In the current political climate in which Mitt Romney‘s Mormon beliefs are just getting a pass and Barack Obama has expanded Faith Based Initiatives, we need more conversation about the topic.

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  • Roxane

    The Nook version will be out Sept. 13.

    • Roxane

      I mean, CAME out on Sept. 13.  

  • Potco

    Sweet, wish I had know there is a kindle edition earlier.  Know what I am reading when I finish the Count of Monte Cristo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/melaniedawn.molinawood Melanie Dawn Molina Wood

    This is a very good (somewhat scary) book, though I haven’t finished it yet. I was able to get the hard copy when he opened for Richard Dawkins in Miami a few weeks ago.

  • Bob Becker

    If this is a serious look at growing theocracy and a call to action to stem it in the name of traditional American values, what in the hell were they thinking when they gave it that comic book cover?

    • http://friendlyatheist.com Richard Wade

      Yeah I hate the cover.

      • dauntless

        It goes with the title, though. Maybe if he used a less provocative, mundane title, the cover could be text on a solid background.

        • 59 Norris

          For the record, the cover could be text on a solid background even with the title it has.

          • dauntless

            The court stenographer will make note of it.

    • Alexis

      For many young people today, the concept of high literature is the graphic novel. More people will get their total impact of the book by the cover than will ever read a single paragraph. It certainly grabs the eye. I think that just taking viewing the mockery on the cover will positively influence some people.

  • http://friendlyatheist.com Richard Wade

    …though I’m not sure we’d be able to find a candidate we all support.

    Well, we certainly can find plenty of candidates we all oppose.   When Mr. “Rewrite the Constitution To Fit The Bible” Mike Huckabee dropped out of the Presidential race in favor of delivering Fox News propaganda, I breathed a big sigh of relief, only to be scared even worse by Rick Perry, who consorts with fricking Dominionists. He chillingly resembles Nehemiah Scudder, the fictional despotic theocrat elected in 2012 in Robert Heinlein’s prophetic If
    This Goes On.
    Perry would be the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and friends in the “Seven Mountain Dominion”  would be the behind-the-scenes Christian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

    …I’m writing another check to the Obama campaign.

    • http://www.theartolater.com Jeff

      Well, a candidate we all oppose as long as we’re only voting on religious issues. Some of us will simply vote for the best option to remove Obama, putting secular issues lower on the list in favor of different problems facing the nation.

      • Bob Becker

        Offer me a sane Eisenhower Republican, or even [Flying Spaghetti Monster help me!] a Reagan Republican and, I’m so ticked off at President Obama, I’ll vote for him. But if the cost of removing our ineffective President is putting into power the Xian right wing nuts…. sorry, but I think that cost is too high.  Way too high.  

        Three years ago, I didn’t think I’d be saying this, but my vote is up for grabs this time, if the GOP can find its way to nominating someone sane. 

         I’m not optimistic. 

        • Anonymous

          I could have written this… my feelings exactly.  I hesitate to say I’d put secular issues lower on the list, as Jeff said, but I definitely am ticked off at Obama myself.  However, I stop short of putting a right-wing Christian in office if I can help it.  Obama may have failed on many issues, but he has still remained less Christian than any of the Repubs on the list thus far.

          How about we just all vote for Michelle Bachmann and let the theocratic war begin, once and for all.

        • Michael Appleman

          I dunno. Even if a republican nominee was a perfect candidate for me in e very respect….I probably still would not vote for them. The republican party as a whole has become batshit insane. A republican president would only add to their power, I do not think I could do that.

          • Anonymous

            Obama has been somewhat of a disappointment. But, better a disappointment than a disaster. I’m with you. I could not vote for any of the current crop of Republicans.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like it is out in England on 15th February.  A late Valentine’s present from the lovely Hil or an early Spring Equinox present from me.

  • http://twitter.com/library_jim Jim Randolph

    Love the guy, but I’m glad it’s coming on Kindle because I really don’t think that cover will sell it.


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