Earlier this year, Chris Johnson released a multimedia book about atheists called A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy & Meaning in a World Without God. The book was years in the making and came about after one of the most successful Kickstarters for a book in that site’s history. It was incredible to be a part of the project and I think the final product was just stellar.
After British Politician Sends Bibles to Schools, Humanist Group Sends Schools a Book for Young Atheists
In 2012, British education secretary Michael Gove sent a copy of the King James Bible to every school in England at a cost of £370,000 (about $625,000). He said religion had nothing to do with it; it was just a very historically relevant book. It’s the sort of thing GOP members would do months before every election just to prove to voters they love Jesus.
This week, the British Humanist Association decided to play his game, sending Alom Shaha‘s The Young Atheist’s Handbook: Lessons for Living a Good Life Without God to schools across England and Wales.
In Idaho, Concerned Citizen Called the Cops on a Student Who Gave Away Copies of a Banned “Anti-Christian” Book
Earlier this month, Hemant reported how the largest school district in Idaho saw fit to ban Sherman Alexie‘s celebrated youth novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian on account of it being “obscene” and anti-Christian.
The second-best response to the whole affair came from Gretchen Caserotti, a librarian in Meridian, Idaho, who noted dryly that thanks to the unnecessary controversy, the book is now in high demand in local public libraries such as hers.
But for the best response, we turn to Mountain View High School junior Brady Kissel.
Annaka Harris’ Children’s Book About the Virtues of Saying “I Don’t Know” is Free to Download Through Mother’s Day
Two years ago, Matthew Vines stepped into a Wichita, Kansas church and spoke at length about why Christianity was perfectly compatible with homosexuality, if only people would give it a chance. He came to this conclusion after taking a two-year leave of absence from college and educating himself on what biblical scholars had to say about the issue: