A few decades ago, there were very few resources for atheists who wanted either confirmation of their own beliefs or reasons to oppose the belief in God. When Herb Silverman was a teenager in the late 1950s, there was just a single book in his library: Bertrand Russell‘s Why I Am Not a Christian.
When I was a teenager in the late 1990s, I didn’t even consider getting books from the library that my parents could find, but I could go online and search for websites that might confirm what I was thinking. But the sites I found were few in number and rarely very inviting.
In an article for the Washington Post On Faith website, Silverman talks about how resources for atheists are now plentiful, not to mention non-religious national/local organizations and support groups, and we should be grateful for that:
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