Voices of Disbelief (the book)

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Voices of Disbelief will likely be available around August of 2009. 

The contributors are as follows:

1. Peter Adegoke
2. Athena Andreadis
3. Julian Baggini
4. Gregory Benford
5. Ophelia Benson
6. Russell Blackford
7. Susan Blackmore
8. Damien Broderick
9. Lori Lipman Brown
10. Sean M. Carroll
11. Thomas W. Clark
12. Austin Dacey
13. Edgar Dahl
14. Jack Dann
15. Margaret Downey
16. Taner Edis
17. Greg Egan
18. Nick Everitt
19. Prabir Ghosh
20. A.C. Grayling
21. Joe Haldeman
22. John Harris
23. Marc Hauser
24. Philip Kitcher
25. Miguel Kottow
26. Stephen Law
27. Dale McGowan
28. Sheila A.M. McLean
29. Adèle Mercier
30. Maryam Namazie
31. Kelly O’Connor  (yours truly)
32. Graham Oppy
33. Christine Overall
34. Sumitra Padmanabhan
35. Tamas Pataki
36. John P. Phelan
37. Laura Purdy
38. James Randi
39. Michael R. Rose
40. Julian Savulescu
41. J.L. Schellenberg
42. Udo Schuklenk
43. Michael Shermer
44. Peter Singer
45. J.J.C. Smart
46. Victor J. Stenger
47. Peter Tatchell
48. Emma Tom
49. Michael Tooley
50. Ross Upshur
51. Sean Williams
52. Frieder Otto Wolf


Russell Blackford (co-editor) says "When it appears on the shelves, you'll see that it has something for everyone, from austere philosophical articles to relatively lighthearted biographical pieces - to some not-so-lighthearted ones! Some authors have encountered religion at its best; some have encountered it at its worst; none actually sees any good reason to believe its supernatural claims."

The announcement and more details are available here.

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Hurraaay for Kelly!If I buy

Hurraaay for Kelly!Smiling

If I buy it, will you sign my co........  um, my man boobs?Smiling

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Hope it hits no #1 on the

Hope it hits no #1 on the best seller list. It wouldn't suprise me considering that many non-belief books have been doing that recently.



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Sounds interesting. Don't

Sounds interesting. Don't recognize many of the names and surprised by some that are missing.

Where's the ancient history

Where's the ancient history of Israel blog? I wanted to tare it to pieces, but when I clicked on it, there was nothing there.


Interesting Reading Material...

Ms Kelly:

I really do not understand why I am not able to find an "atheist" or an "agnostic" yet who is not crude, rude, or obnoxious.  Over the years that I have studied religion and human reasoning, every self-titled "atheist" has always been insulting, crude, or downright mean when I try to discuss certain issues with them.  I'm not trying to insult all atheists and agnostics; I'm just simply stating that I have yet to find one who is truly intellectual without resorting to profanity or insults.

I enjoy discussing religion and intellectual theories with people because the human insight factor is very valuable in my research.  I am new to this web site (I heard about it from a friend), and so far it seems as though you are the least crass of all the official members.  Do you recommend any specific forums?

Thank you for your time and I wish you the best in your endeavors.

J Lewis

bayjohn wrote:I am new to

bayjohn wrote:

I am new to this web site (I heard about it from a friend), and so far it seems as though you are the least crass of all the official members.  Do you recommend any specific forums?


The crassness really depends on the day of the week, the subject being addressed, and how it's being addressed.  I would recommend you speak directly to hambydammit who is in my opinion the least crass of the top brass around here.  With that said, I've been quite a bit more subdued lately and Kelly actually has not been blogging in part because she'd hit you like Jean Gray in C-men 3 if you caught a piece of her. 

Your best bet is our kill em with kindness forum created specifically for the people who insist on a much kinder dialogue, just don't forget that it goes both ways.

For what it's worth I have a feeling you either haven't search far enough for passive atheists or are simply predisposed to seeing all atheists as crude, rude, and obnoxious.  Because from what I've seen, there are millions(literally) of atheists who are not crude, rude, or obnoxious.

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bayjohn wrote:I really do

bayjohn wrote:

I really do not understand why I am not able to find an "atheist" or an "agnostic" yet who is not crude, rude, or obnoxious.

On these forums, I can point you toward several members, including nigelTheBold, natural, BobSpence, JillSwift - and that's just off the top of my head! You must not have met that many atheists.

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   I love books, books and more books.  Can't wait, thanks!

Thank you for your recommendations...

Thank you, Sapient, for your recommendations.

I understand that people's moods change from day to day and that a lot of factors in our lives influence our moods.  I am glad to hear that there are atheists (and agnostics) out there who are reasonably sensivitve to other people's opinions and not always on the offense.

You are correct in that I probably have not searched far enough for passive atheists; I didn't think I would have to, but it certainly seems I will.  Your suggestions will help me a lot; thanks again.  The "kill them with kindness" forum sounds to be the most appealing to me, since I do not see the need for profanity and insults in order to have a good, logical discussion with someone regarding theory, reason, and God.

I certainly did not mean to offend you or anyone else by stating that my encounters with atheists have not been pleasant.  I guess that I am naive to a certain extent in that I do not understand the anger and hostility atheists have towards difference of opinion.  Again, not to insult, but it reminds me of the hostility you see when the Muslims encounter an infidel.  (That's a religion joke)

Thanks again, Mr Sapient, and best of luck to you.


P.S.  I certainly hope Kelly would not "hit" me with aggression if she has never even heard me before.  That's not the type of impression I think your squad would like to portray to the rest of the world.  Best wishes to her also.

I recently came accross your

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.




Please, I would love to discuss your views of no God.  How can I reach you?

 Eagerly anticipating the

 Eagerly anticipating the book, but I wish there were more RRS updates. Beggars can't be choosers I guess, but I am curious to know what happened in 2008 that caused the suddenly decline in activity?