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: 30

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.
Are you writing it more for atheists, about atheism? Or more for the general populous, about atheism?
OK.

RSS

Forum

LOCATION

Started by Jake LaFort in Small Talk. Last reply by Madelyn Picard 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

Do humans benefit the Earth? If so, explain.

Started by Tyrion in Small Talk. Last reply by Gregg RThomas 10 hours ago. 22 Replies

Poem: Clergy

Started by Fred Hampton in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists. Last reply by Gregg RThomas 13 hours ago. 1 Reply

Ernesto Che' Guevara

Started by Fred Hampton in Quotes. Last reply by _Robert_ 2 hours ago. 20 Replies

Fred Hampton Is New Here

Started by Fred Hampton in Welcome to Think Atheist. Last reply by Fred Hampton on Tuesday. 8 Replies

Blog Posts

I am Ayaz Nizami

Posted by Noon Alif on March 27, 2017 at 10:30am 13 Comments

Seraphims and Cherubims

Posted by Fred Hampton on March 27, 2017 at 2:04am 0 Comments

© 2017   Created by umar.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service