The Bloggers at the Skeptic Ink Network Just Published Their First Book

The bloggers at the Skeptic Ink Network did something that I can’t believe other networks (including this one) don’t do on a regular basis: They wrote original pieces and compiled them into a collection called 13 Reasons to Doubt:



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Generation Atheist is Free This Weekend

My friend Dan Riley wrote a book a while back called Generation Atheist. It’s a collection of true stories about people who transitioned from godly to godless.



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This October, Tim Minchin Will Release an Illustrated Book Version of “Storm”

How’s this for some holiday news?

Renaissance man Tim Minchin will soon be releasing a book version of his wonderful beat poem “Storm”:



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Seven Tips for Coming Out as an Atheist

This is a guest post written by David G. McAfee.

Coming out as an atheist doesn’t only apply to those who are new to non-belief, and it’s not just a one-off personal event only involving close family. Public non-belief means many different things to many people but, in a society that’s largely intolerant of faithlessness, it’s always an ongoing process that arises again each time an atheist is asked about his or her beliefs — or lack thereof.

While some consider coming out as an atheist to be about familial honesty, still others are more concerned with publicly rejecting dogma around friends, classmates, or colleagues. But regardless of the situation, coming out as an atheist makes it a bit easier for the next person who has to by working to change the (very false) perception of atheism as something that is anti-god or even pro-evil. Perhaps more than anything else, it gives the opportunity to educate believers — to show them that it is entirely possible to be morally good without believing that we are being policed by an all-knowing deity.

It’s important to note, especially for young non-believers growing up in religious homes, that if you’re comfortable with your current living situation, it might not be necessary to “rock the boat” until you’re older. That being said, if it’s possible to be honest with family without serious repercussions, I wouldn’t discourage it. In all cases, the decision to come out is completely dependent on an individual’s circumstances.

Here’s a list of seven tips for coming out as an atheist, inspired and excerpted from my book Mom, Dad, I’m an Atheist: The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-believer.

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Grandmother Fish: A Book to Teach Evolution to Preschoolers

Jonathan Tweet, a game designer who’s worked on such projects as Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: the Gathering is now working on a children’s book designed to teach basic concepts of evolution to pre-schoolers.

It’s called Grandmother Fish:



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