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Christian nationThese narratives illuminate the complexities and conseuences for nonbelievers in the United States Stepping away from religious belief can have serious social and existential ramifications forcing atheists to discover new ways to live meaningfully without a religious community Yet shedding the constraints of a formal belie. Not preachy or pedantic this collection explores the variety and subtlety of how atheists are making their way in a predominantly Christian Am

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This collection features than two dozen narratives by atheists from different backgrounds across the United States Ranging in age race sexual orientation and religious upbringing these individuals address deconversion community building parenting and romantic relationships providing a nuanced look at living without a god in a predominantly. Atheists in America edited by Melanie Brewster is a fine collection of personal essays from American atheists of diverse ages races genders

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F system can also be a freeing experience Ultimately this volume shows that claiming an atheist identity is anything but an act isolated from the other dimensions of the self Upending common social political and psychological assumptions about atheists this collection helps carve out a accepted space for this minority within American socie. As the stories and scholarship in this collection reiterate leaving religion is usually gradual and often involves processing the typical stag


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  1. says:

    This is a collection of writings by Americans of all genders, ages, races, and backgrounds on the reasons why they are or have become atheists. 21 year old Lynette tells her personal story about a sexist father and how an incident in church in which the sex of a person appears to have significance in Christianity. Speakin

  2. says:

    Atheists in America, edited by Melanie Brewster, is a fine collection of personal essays from American atheists of diverse ages, races, genders, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and religious and nonreligious upbringings. The essays shed light on diverse everyday atheist experiences and human journeys toward atheism, which is a refreshing and much needed approach in contemporary atheist writings

  3. says:

    Not preachy or pedantic, this collection explores the variety and subtlety of how atheists are making their way in a predominantly Christian America. This is a volume of real stories from regular people and will provide a snapshot of the atheist experience in the early 21st century. Voices of young and old, liberal and conservative, are represented proving that being an atheist is a broadly shared experience.

  4. says:

    Thought provoking.

  5. says:

    I just couldn't get into this one.

  6. says:

    As the stories and scholarship in this collection reiterate, leaving religion is usually gradual and often involves processing the typical sta

  7. says:

    Interesting and surprising book. As Western European I knew that religion is very strong in the US society but the testimony of the people in this book have shown to me aspects that I did not imagine. The deep emotional difficulty of coming out as an atheist in the US is very well transmitted in the short bios of the book, revealing