The book “Atheist Tiki Hour” popped up in my Twitter feed a couple of days ago, as a result of me following the author. She goes by the nickname of “Logospilgrim” on Twitter and pretty much anywhere else you care to look for her. As it turns out, she has her own WordPress blog as well. I promised her a review when I finished reading so without further ado, here is my review of “Atheist Tiki Hour, your guide to a secular blast”.
In a scathing review, Kathleen Schultheis over on Skeptic.com, demolishes Larry Taunton’s book “The Faith of Christopher Hitchens”, calling it a betrayal of confidence and much worse. An excellent article!
Kathleen J. Schultheis reviews Larry Taunton’s book, The Faith of Christopher Hitchens.
“A Universe from Nothing” by Lawrence M. Krauss had been on my list of books to read for some time but for some reason I didn’t get around to reading it until recently, which is something I now dearly regret. It is not often that reading a book will change the way you view the universe. This one does.
I recently finished “Fighting God“, a book written by David Silverman, president of American Atheists and I felt it deserved a review. Silverman can be found on Twitter under the handle @MrAtheistPants. He is a vocal atheist and campaigner for the separation of religion and state as intended by the constitution of the United States. Silverman appears on TV regularly and inspired the WTF face meme. He also organised the 2012 Reason Rally which is scheduled to go on repeat this year.
Recently, I finished the Kindle edition of Sam Harris’ “The End of Faith” and was browsing my Amazon recommendations when the book “A manual for creating atheists” by Peter Boghossian caught my eye. I have to admit that the title seemed a bit far-flung to me but then again, I have seen Peter Boghossian speak in several Youtube videos and was impressed by the way he established his points. I decided to purchase the book and it turned out to be a real page-turner.
We all know the image of Charles Darwin above, an elderly man with a long beard and a pensive, somewhat haunted look. You can see that this is a man who has seen things, a man who has been places and a man who has known struggle. “Creation” tells this story but also tells the story of another man.
Forgery, a book review is my review of “Forgery, the split pen of bible-writers” the title of a small book I picked up a long time ago and that I’ve recently been rereading. As far as I know, Amazon does carry it but only in a Dutch edition and I’m not sure it’s ever been translated. The author is Jacob Slavenburg, a Dutch historian who has written several publications about early Christianity and gnosis. He’s also a co-translator of the Nag Hammadi library into Dutch. Continue reading “Forgery, a book review”