New books, websites, and videos on disbelief

It is good to see that two books that talk about disbelief and attack religion are among the top sellers on amazon.com. One of them is “Letter to a Christian Nation” by Sam Harris; he is a PhD student in neuroscience at Stanford whose first book (The end of faith) was also about – and against – religion. I have read that one and enjoyed it.

The second book, “The God Delusion“, was written by Richard Dawkins, who would probably be the head of the Church of Atheists and Agnostics if there was such a thing and if atheism was religion. [Needless to say, it is not]. I have ordered it and looking forward to read it. If it is ‘preaching to the converted’, fine with me. After all, there are very few intellectuals out there who have the courage to ‘preach’ to those inclined to think that there are no gods, no santas, no angels, and no teapots in orbit around Jupiter. Dawkins also has a new website and foundation set up: http://www.richarddawkins.net/.

Also, it is worth checking out Google Video for films on atheism. The two-part series called “The root of all evil?” by Dawkins is there. I also found Jonathan Miller‘s “Atheism – A Rough History of Disbelief“. It is a very enjoyable documentary. You can find all three episodes at Google Video if you do a search.

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