Tuesday, December 01, 2015

What is David Silverman reading?

Featured at Writers Read: David Silverman, author of Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World.

His entry begins:
I’m currently just finishing Islam and the Future of Tolerance by Maajid Zawaz and Sam Harris. I had hoped to gain some insight on the Paris murders and how to stop Islamic terrorism from a Muslim point of view.

I was not disappointed, but neither was I thrilled. I was hoping for answers that hit hard, but what I got was the need to push pluralism, the fact that people can see different interpretations in the same book. That’s a start, but it doesn’t go all the way.

The ISIS terrorists are not bloodthirsty evil people out to kill babies. They think they are doing good. They think they are bringing peace and love. They are killing people, but they...[read on]
About Fighting God, from the publisher:
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 reveals:

- All religion is cafeteria religion and almost all agnostics are atheists.
- American society grants religion a privileged status, despite the intentions of the Founding Fathers.
- Christian politicians have adversely (and un-Constitutionally) affected our society with regard to science, health, women's rights, and gay rights.
- The notion of "atheist Jews" is a lie forced on us by religion.
- It is not "Islamophobia" to observe dangerous teachings and disproportionate violence in Islam.
- Atheists are slowly but surely winning the battle.

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.
Learn more about Fighting God at the publisher's website, and follow David Silverman on Facebook and Twitter.

Writers Read: David Silverman.

--Marshal Zeringue