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The Atheist's Guide to Christmas [NOOK Book]

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What do you get an atheist for Christmas?

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 ...

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Overview

What do you get an atheist for Christmas?

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 Bon 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.

All author advances and royalties for The Atheist's Guide to Christmas will go to Terrence Higgins Trust.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062064271
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,178,167
  • File size: 928 KB

Meet the Author

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Dawkins alone made this book worth it. Nevermind the crazies who

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    No stars offensive

    Never seen an atheist on their deathbed i will never read these authors again sell outs

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Wow

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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