View Full Version : The first gift book for atheists?

07-04-2007, 09:55 PM
The other day I discovered this review (http://www.philly.com/inquirer/columnists/carlin_romano/20070617_Slim__portable_gift_book_for_atheists.htm l) of the The Atheist's Bible (ed. by Joan Konner and published by Ecco). Here are the first few paragraphs:

To stir secular intellectuals, American philosopher Daniel C. Dennett last year published Breaking the Spell. British scientist Richard Dawkins soon followed with The God Delusion.

At the same time, writer Sam Harris has kept grabbing middlebrow readers with Letters to a Christian Nation and other work. And, earlier this month, caustic British American culture critic Christopher Hitchens goosed atheism to best-sellerdom - his God Is Not Great debuted at No. 1 on the all-important New York Times list.

Any surprise that atheism now turns up as a gift book, the kind stackable by the register? If atheism's going mass, after all, you need not just a sacred text but an easily portable one.It seems as though the book is basically a collection of quotations. (I'm surprised about this, actually, as there are other atheist quote books already out there.) In any case, another book about atheism. :)