Some atheist-related book will be chosen, and every week a certain amount of said book "assigned." A week later, discussion for that section will be opened in a discussion thread on the group site. At the same time, a new section will be chosen for the next week.
This is still in the preliminaries here, but the first book should get picked shortly and things will get underway. If you have any suggestions for a book, or for the group in general, feel free to post them.
yeah, these books all sound like pretty good starting points. I have read a couple of them.
As @Rohan said, though, I might not always be able to get my hands on said book or have the time to read it. But I'd still be happy to partake in any discussion. I like the general premise of this group :)
I'm all for reading books promoting christianity and attempting to debunk atheism. In fact, I'm about to start reading a book my father lent me, called "A Case for Faith". I don't remember the author, but he seems to think it has all the answers I'm looking for .. I'll let you know all know if it's worth a read.
Here is an idea if you want to pass a book along, don't know if you know about book mooch.
My sister is a huge reader and she used book mooch to get books she wants to read and then passes them on to the next person.
"BookMooch lets you give away books you no longer need in exchange for books you really want. "
i might be able to help those among the group without access to some of the titles that are likely to be assigned. i have uploaded, and listed on my blog, a bunch of ebooks and essays that can be downloaded easily and without any special software. the first post is here, and the second here. in addition, much of the content of Christopher Hitchens' book, The Portable Atheist- a compilation of essays and excerpts from atheist, deist, pantheist, and agnostic authors going back to the years BCE- i've also taken the bulk of and put on my blog. that begins here with Lucretius and excerpts from his poem, De Rerum Natura (On The Nature of Things), and continues through my blog.
for instance, of the great suggestions made by Lisa, The God Delusion, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, God is Not Great, and Atheist Universe, are all included in the list of ebooks available for download, and The Portable Atheist content, as mentioned, much of it can be found on posts in my blog. that should help everyone be more active in this and do so without constant trips to the book store and for far less cash otherwise. :)
i look forward to the first selection being made and the subsequent discussion. once again, Sniz, great idea!
lol. meta says i'm an atheist-bot. :) in fact, uploading the ebooks was his idea initially. he posted in the forum with a list and a link to his ebooks (many of mine and his overlap) and i added some of mine to his post. then i collected all of my ebooks and put them on my blog. so meta was the impetus behind my putting them up.
thanks meta! :)