What follows (below, in posts time-stamped earlier than this one so they’re stacked 1, 2, 3 down the page) is two chapters of my book, Red Neck, Blue Collar, Atheist: Simple Thoughts About Reason, Gods & Faith.
I’m posting this lead-in and these two chapters so you’ll have a better idea of the tone and something of the content. Yes, I’m selling them, and yes, I hope you’ll buy one.
Just below is the first chapter, Introduction: Who Is This Guy? — which is of course about me, and how I came to write the book, and below that is the Foreword: Saying Goodbye to Gods, which is about what I like to think of as the “journey” of atheism.
You’ll find another chapter on a previous post, here: Kind Words.
The book is a 5-star read, according to reviews. Here’s one from FreeThought Blogs co-blogger Greta Christina, justifiably-lauded writer on atheism and human sexuality:
For anyone — believer or atheist — who thinks atheism is only for a formally educated elite because the hoi polloi ‘need’ religion, this book is absolutely mandatory. Knock that idea out of your head right now — Hank Fox is as passionate and unapologetic about his atheism as Richard Dawkins. And his writing is smart, clear, straightforward, and often drop-dead funny. Red Neck, Blue Collar, Atheist is a pleasure and a page-turner: I got lots of good new ideas from it, and new ways of looking at well-traveled godless terrain. Bravo.
I’ve had more than one confirmed atheist tell me they got a number of completely new ideas, new understandings of atheism, from the book.
If you have one or more relatives or friends you think might be on the fence about religion — especially those of high school or college age — the book is an easy intro into atheism. If you yourself would like to know more about it from the viewpoint of a decades-long convert from religion, a front porch philosopher who’s had time to really think about what it all means — and figure out how to explain it all in simple terms — get it for yourself.
And hey, look at that — Christmas is coming up! What better time to seduce believers away from the Baby Jesus?
Like my writing? Buy my book.