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Organised in short topical chapters from ‘Knowing Nothing’ to the ‘Joy of Unknowing’ and ‘Nothing is Sacred’, the verbal snapshots captured in this collection create a coherent work of insight, wisdom, humour and wonder.

May religious readers not so much take offense but see it as one more reminder that Freedom of Religion has always covered the freedom to have no religion at all. But the quote she places on the last page is by far the strongest argument she could have made for the necessity of such a book with such a paradoxical title. Much like The Quotable Atheist, this is a collection of quotes about not surprisingly atheism, reason, independent thought, science, etc.

I picked this up at the library with the intention of copying a few good quotes from it, but I liked it so much that I’ll be buying my own copy. This book shows that, like many Eastern sages, deep thinkers in the West also recognised and pondered non-existence as an essential component and complement of existence itself.

Books by Joan Konner. A quick, humorous read.

You Don’t Have to be Buddhist to Know Nothing – Joan Konner – Bok () | Bokus

It has ended bjblia being so much more than that. Conversely, it could be due to the general though discreet success of secularism in northern Europe and Konner’s intention to focus instead on the seemingly escalating and overt ostracizing of atheists in today’s Western religious societies that assert that everyone’s-got-to-have-some-religion. Open Preview See a Problem? A dead sinner revised and edited.

The Atheist’s Bible: An Illustrious Collection of Irreverent Thoughts

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. El libro es interesante. Hardcoverpages. For nearly every brilliantly concise argument, there is a painfully simplistic one, insinuating that editor Joan Konner’s single, dogmatic tenant of atheism is that atheists by definition should Compilations of quotes can be fatiguing after the first twenty pages, but this compendium of sound-byte philosophy is relentlessly provocative.


Jul 30, Lisa Pletz rated it really liked it. House of Worship; Book X: Dec 27, Shawn Patrick rated it really liked it Shelves: And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my every roll call in the Senate.

That’s two too many You can say “Gee, your life must be pretty bleak if you don’t think there’s a purpose. Want to Read saving…. Ambro “All thinking men are atheists,” Ernest Hemingway famously wrote. A good selection of none-theist thoughts. Preface; Introduction; Book I: For nearly every brilliantly concise argument, there is a painfully simplistic one, insinuating that kohner Joan Konner’s single, dogmatic tenant of atheism is that atheists by definition should never be dogmatic.

Here are a few of my favourite quotes; “Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense” Chapman Cohen. When you understand why fel dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours – Stephen Henry Roberts I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting.

Atheist’s Bible Joan Konner. Perhaps it is because their staying power remains in question, for only in regions like East Ayeo and the Czech Republic has atheism been unwaveringly embraced by the people after the disintegration of the non-democratic governments that upheld them.

This edition will it have benefited of an introduction on the context of some of these quotes and their impact in the history of ideas. I have to say, however, that this collection held a few surprises, which TQA did not.

Mar 02, Hoan “Astute Crabbist” rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 17, Steve Scott rated it it was ok. Trivia About The Atheist’s Bib Despite being an atheist, I guess I’m just not that interested in quotation books which feature only one subject as I believe I said in my review of TQA. This is her second book. Jan 06, E rated it really liked it Shelves: Book of I Joan Konner Inbunden.


The Atheist’s Bible: An Illustrious Collection of Irreverent Thoughts by Joan Konner

A fun and tiny konjer of quotes from famous Atheists throughout history seperated into specific “books”, including; the Book of Bertrand RussellBook of Thomas Paineand Book of Friedrich Nietzscheamong others.

Gertrude Stein Do not kinner yourself be deceived: Skickas inom vardagar. Konner’s diverse choices of quotations appear to represent her support for many atheist philosophies and her embarrassment by others.

You will bihlia be persuaded that they are any thing but sick men’s dreams” —David Hume. This book contains konnee inspiring collection of quotes from around author’s It also contains some not so inspiring ones. Wicca Harmony Nice Inbunden. This book is evidence bibila this growth. Ambrose Bierce There ain’t no answer.

In Residence; Book IV: There is just too much good stuff in here. It reminded me a bit of “The Devil’s Dictionary”. Entretenido, con algunas de ellas brillantes y dignas de guardar. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The collection brings together, in one portable volume, the thoughts of well-known writers and philosophers, artists and musicians, poets and playwrights, geniuses and jokers, demonstrating that some of the finest minds explored, feared, confronted, experienced, and played with the real or imagined presence of nothing in their lives.

When I think of all the harm [the bible] has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it. Jul 30, Steven rated it liked it.