“The Belief Book” Teaches Children About Religion from an Atheist Perspective

Any atheist parents out there may want to check out this new children’s book about religion written by David G McAfee and Chuck Harrison (who is also the illustrator). It’s called The Belief Book (with the emphasis on “lie”) and it walks children through what religion is and why people believe in it:



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How Can Atheist Parents Celebrate the Holidays with Their Children?

Heather Henderson has a very practical guide for how atheists can still make the most out of this season full of religious holidays:



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If You Want Your Kids to Become Atheists…

Dale McGowan explains how he came to his non-religious beliefs and how he gave his kids, including his youngest daughter, the ability to figure it out for themselves:



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WaPo Reporter Gene Weingarten, a Pulitzer Prize Winner, Wrote “Me & Dog,” a Children’s Book on Godlessness

I consider the Washington Post‘s Gene Weingarten to be one of the best journalists in the country. He jumped onto my radar screen five years ago, with a truly gut-wrenching feature article about distracted parents who leave their young child in the car without realizing it, with tragic consequences.

Another story of his, a lovely tribute to aging dogs and how they process their memories, is equally unforgettable.

Others value his talents at least as much as I do — Weingarten is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes.

Today I learned that he is also an atheist (although that particular “secret” was out years ago; I just missed it). More importantly, he isn’t going to take the incessant Christian drumbeat in the U.S.A. lying down anymore. After Weingarten noticed the ocean of religious books for children, and the paucity of atheism-themed kids’ books, Weingarten penned Me and Dog, a riff on power and religion. Here’s the Amazon description:



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 19: Dan Arel, Author of Parenting Without God

Our latest podcast guest is Dan Arel, author of Parenting Without God:



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