Susan Jacoby on the Blessings of Atheism

I must insist that you read “The Blessings of Atheism,” Susan Jacoby’s invigorating call to action for nonbelievers just published by the New York Times. She joins the recent chorus of voices calling for nonbelievers to be more than mere naysayers, to speak out “with the combination of reason and passion needed to erase the image of the atheist as a bloodless intellectual robot.” Hear, hear.

Jacoby is best known for her books Freethinkers and The Age of American Unreason, and her new book The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought is due out January 8th. (And may I be so smug as to say that I’ve already read it and can pronounce it well worth your while.)

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