I'm writing a book about atheism. What would you like to read about?

Well, the title actually says it all. I'm very interested in hearing your responses, and of course, you may pass the question further to potentially interested people.

Thanks
Adva

Views: 11

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I would like to hear more about the actual beginnings of the Atheist movement and some of the stories of the first to face bigotry and hatred from religious groups.
I've recently been thinking about how nonbelievers are represented on tv shows, movies, etc. Often the lack of faith and belief is associated with painful experiences, causing the person to suffer. The nonbeliever is portrayed as aggressive, mentally unsound, or both.

The only example I can provide is from the SciFi series "Taken" where a man holds hostages at gunpoint, and he and another hostage discuss faith. (I just watched it the other night.) But I know I've seen the scenario before - disbeliever ranting about god because he or she is angry with life's circumstances.

It's easy to recognize the impact these misrepresentations have on sectarians.

I think the issue is interesting because it suggests that some in the entertainment industry have a religious agenda they sometimes want to convey in their films. And this is also the entertainment industry Christians (in the US) believe to be so corrupt. Or if the film-makers don't have this agenda, then they're pandering to an audience that condemns them.

Ah, long story longer, I'd like to read more research on this with more meaningful examples than my own :-P and some of the ways these films have shaped popular opinion about atheists. Oh, and if this has happened in a similar manner to other groups in the past and how they relate, such as women, Blacks, and gays. And of course what, if anything, could be done or is being done to remedy it.
Thanks to both of you!
Are you writing it more for atheists, about atheism? Or more for the general populous, about atheism?
I don't designate it [is that the right verb?] specifically for atheists; actually, I think that theists may be just as interested in reading it. My main issue is not with arguments for atheism; I personally find them boring and fatiguing. I care much more about what it means to be an atheist, and what it may implicate. (At this point I prefer not to elaborate much more, so as not to reaveal all my cards... ;-) )
OK.

RSS

Forum

My Grandpa died last week

Started by Physeter in Small Talk. Last reply by Physeter 49 seconds ago. 11 Replies

How do you cure Insanity???

Started by Belle Rose in Advice. Last reply by Pope Beanie 29 minutes ago. 62 Replies

A relapse.....

Started by Belle Rose in Small Talk. Last reply by Unseen 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

The Elephant in the Room...

Started by Belle Rose in Small Talk. Last reply by Belle Rose 3 hours ago. 25 Replies

Services we love!

We are in love with our Amazon

Book Store!

Gadget Nerd? Check out Giz Gad!

Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com

In need a of a professional web site? Check out the good folks at Clear Space Media

© 2014   Created by umar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service