Best Atheism Books of the Decade. The first decade of the new millennium is nearing a close. “Best of the Decade” lists for music, movies, sports, and more are spreading like wildfire across the internet. It is time for my own contribution: the best atheism books of the decade. Nonbelief claims one of the greatest success stories of the 20th century, having skyrocketed from 0.2% of world population in 1900 to 15.3% in 2000. And, contrary to believers’ predictions, societies that secularized freely have become the most well-developed, wealthiest, most democratic, most free, most entrepreneurial, least corrupt, least violent, most peaceful, healthiest, happiest, most egalitarian, best educated, most charitable, and most environmentally compassionate societies in the entire world.
These authors were dubbed the New Atheists, but the only thing new about them was that their books were selling. I mention the New Atheists because you will not find their books listed here. So, without further ado… Former preacher John W. Atheist Sees Image of Big Bang in Piece of Toast. More trouble with new Mosque building For Immediate Release: Miracle Toast? (ACPA-London) Excitement is growing in the Northern England town of Huddersfield following news that local atheist Donald Chapman saw an image of the Big-Bang in a piece of toast. In an exclusive interview with "The Huddersfield Express" Chapman, 36, explained that he was sitting down to eat breakfast when an unusual toast pattern caught his eye.
"I was just about to spread the butter when I noticed a small hole in the middle of the bread surrounded by a burnt black ring," said Chapman. "Then the direction and splatter pattern of the crumbs caught my eye - they were flowing outward from the center of the black hole and their shades were changing as distance from the center grew. A perfect match to the non-linear patterns that followed the Big-Bang. To the surprise of many, the UK Atheist Association has asked its members to ignore the story despite its potential to inspire less faith. Thanks for visiting! Atheist Quotes - www.chrisbeach.co.uk. My favorite quotes. Original source here Celeberty atheistsFamous dead non-theistsThe Thomas Paine Library This is a collection of some of my favorite quotes, I will be adding to it as I find more of them. Quotes from: Page 1 Presidents and Statesmen Thomas Edison Mark Twain Albert Einstein Carl Sagan Steven Hawking Richard Dawkins Sigmund Freud Other Scientists Page 2 "Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
" [Benjamin Franklin] "When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not care to support it, so that its professors are obliged to call for the help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one. " [Ben Franklin, _Poor Richard's Almanac_, 1754 (Works, Volume XIII)] "My parents had early given me religious impressions, and brought me through my childhood piously in the dissenting [puritan] way. "I have found Christian dogma unintelligible.
[Benjamin Franklin, in _Toward The Mystery_] [Thomas Paine] [Abraham Lincoln] [Susan B. Prayer: How to do nothing and still think you're helping.