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Fighting God

An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World

David Silverman

A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin

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ISBN10: 1250130719
ISBN13: 9781250130716

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304 Pages



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Fighting God is a firebrand manifesto from one of the most recognizable faces of atheism. In his book, Silverman?a walking, talking atheist billboard known for his appearances on Fox News?discusses the effectiveness, ethics and impact of the in-your-face-atheist who refuses to be silent.

Silverman argues that religion is more than just wrong: it is malevolent and does not deserve our respect. It is our duty to be outspoken and do what we can to bring religion down. Examining the mentality, methods and issues facing the firebrand atheist, Silverman presents an overwhelming argument for firebrand atheism and makes polemic revelations.
Fighting God is a provocative, unapologetic book that takes religion to task and will give inspiration to non-believers and serve as the ultimate answer to apologists.


Praise for Fighting God

“David Silverman is the bad boy of atheism and we need people like him. There's a tiresome breed of so-called atheists called the ‘I'm-an-atheist-BUT-heads’. They love to put the emphasis on the ‘but’, and go out of their way to emphasize how deeply they respect all faith although, with mawkish regret, they can't actually share it. David Silverman is not of their number, and how refreshing it is to read a book that is not afraid to speak the truth, sans apology.”?Richard Dawkins

"This is one of the more enjoyable atheist reads I've come across . . . I came away from Fighting God with some new ideas (which is saying something considering I do this for a living) . . . [I]f we [atheists] buckle down, work together, and have some fun while we're at it, we can make a real difference in the world."?JT Eberhard, American Atheist Magazine

“In all developed Western nations the arc of the moral universe has been bending toward justice because of secular forces. Since the rise of the Religious Right, however, America has been held back. Until now. Thanks in part to firebrand freedom fighters like David Silverman, we atheists are on the march. Silverman's Reason Rally was just the start. His new manifesto will help take our movement to national prominence and into the corridors of power where we can effect real change.”?Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, and author of The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom

“Silverman's methods are refreshingly honest. He uncompromisingly believes in equality for everyone and the end of religious privilege in America, and he is not afraid to fight, using words, to bring about that reality.”?Library Journal

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About the author

David Silverman

DAVID SILVERMAN is the president of American Atheists and one of the best-known atheists in America. He has appeared on several T.V. programs for on-air debates, including, the O'Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, Scarborough Country, and CNN Paula Zahn NOW. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and child.

David Silverman

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American Atheists Web Site