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Thursday, February 3, 2011

David Silverman on Coming Out - Episode 16

We talk to David Silverman, President of American Atheists, about coming out as an atheist and the benefits of meeting other people who feel the same way you do.

We also talk about the upcoming American Atheists National Convention, this April in Des Moines Iowa. We're going, are you?


  1. That was a good interview. Suggesting books for atheists is difficult because there is both a lot of good books and a lot of different types of atheists.

    For instance, I am more interested in philosophy and Textual Criticism, so I read John W. Loftus' The Christian Delusion instead of Dwakins' The God Delusion. However, Dwakins is good for most people because of the state of science education in the world. If you are interested in religious psychology, there is Daniel Dennett and, of course, Darrel Ray. For former Muslims, there is Ibn Warraq's books.

  2. Loftus is awesome. I read his "Why I Became An Atheist" early in my deconversion, and it was a great help in my process.

    One thing that Silverman did say is "you should read them all," which I also agree with.

    Thanks for your input!


  3. Another great interview, I recently just finished Victor Stenger's God: The Failed Hypothesis and The New Atheism, both were great books.