The Atheist's Guide to Christmas
  • The Atheist's Guide to Christmas
  • The Atheist's Guide to Christmas

The Atheist's Guide to Christmas

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by Robin Harvie
     
 

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If you're an atheist, you don't believe in the three wise men, so this Christmas, we bring you not three, but forty-two wise men and women, bearing gifts of comedy, science, philosophy, the arts, and knowledge. What does it feel like to be born on Christmas day" How can you most effectively use lights to make your house visible from space" And where can you listen

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If you're an atheist, you don't believe in the three wise men, so this Christmas, we bring you not three, but forty-two wise men and women, bearing gifts of comedy, science, philosophy, the arts, and knowledge. What does it feel like to be born on Christmas day" How can you most effectively use lights to make your house visible from space" And where can you listen to the echoes of the Big Bang on December 25" The Atheist's Guide to Christmas answers all these questions and more:

Richard Dawkins tells an original Christmas story.

Phil Plait fact-checks the Star of Bethlehem.

Neal Pollack teaches his family a lesson on holiday spirit.

Simon Singh offers a very special scientific experiment.

SImon Le Boh loses his faith (but keeps church music).

Ac Grayling explains how to have a truly happy Christmas.

Plus thirty-six other brilliant, funny, free-thinking pieces perfect for anyone who doesn't think of holidays as holy days.

Editorial Reviews

Penthouse
“Stuck on a holiday gift for your favorite atheist? This book will fill him with Christmas-like cheer.... If there’s one overarching takeaway...it’s that atheists have a sense of humor.”
Technorati.com
“[E]ntertaining and enlightening… The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas is not only for atheists…nor is it an anti-religious rant or deep philosophical treatise. In essence… a good gift for anyone with a sense of humor.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061997976
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Pages:
307
Sales rank:
1,109,939
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Robin Harvie is an atheist, publisher and author of Why We Run: The Story of an Obsession. He lives in London.

Stephanie Meyers is a book editor and an avid believer in receiving presents, decorating trees, and making the most of post-holiday sales. She lives in New York City.

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The Atheist's Guide to Christmas 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dawkins alone made this book worth it. Nevermind the crazies who are giving this 1 star just to spite atheism. It's funny, and a welcomed respite from the endless cacophony of hymns and ethnocentric carols.
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Never seen an atheist on their deathbed i will never read these authors again sell outs
Olivia Howell More than 1 year ago
You know, I'm surprised, and not surprised! I thought it would be a good read but it was just the complete OPPOSITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was SUPER BORING and made no sense whatsoever! For all of you christians out there, be faithfull to the Lord and don't purchase this! It is against all beleivers! 0 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!