A lot of popular books about atheism focus on arguments for why God doesn’t exist and how various religions are wrong. The authors want you to become an atheist by the time you’re finished reading. That’s all well and good, but it leaves me asking a simple question: Now what?
I no longer need convincing to call myself an atheist, but it’d be nice to see more guides on how to live a fulfilling without religion. Even if I don’t need them, I know a lot of people who’d benefit from that kind of resource.
Lex Bayer (a Silicon Valley entrepreneur) and John Figdor (the Humanist chaplain at Stanford University) have created just that resource with their new book Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century.
In the excerpt below, the authors talk about how to make decisions when there’s no direct evidence to help you out: