Thursday, January 10, 2008

Books for 'Religious' Atheists

An old post from Steven Levitt;

Now, it seems that going after God is the hip thing to do. Daniel Dennett started the stampede with Breaking the Spell. Richard Dawkins followed with the best-seller The God Delusion. Then came God the Failed Hypothesis by Victor Stanger and God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens.

Next up? Irreligion by John Allen Paulos (author of Innumeracy). I love the fact that the book’s release date is December 26, 2007. What could be more fitting.

Here is what puzzles me: who buys these books?

An one commentator answers;

I think it’s because a lot of atheists feel marginalized and frustrated, and it feels good to read a book that says, “No, you’re not crazy, I feel the same way.”

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