Atheism is an evolving worldview - not the single proposition that God does not exist, but everything else that might or might not go with it. With only a single sentence about the existence of single entity, there is huge scope - necessity, even - for having to reasonably work everything else out. It’s a lot more difficult to figure out the world when it’s not handed to you in an old, outdated book. The world is sometimes a complicated place. With this in mind, Not Seeing God looks at the challenges of leaving religion, arguing for atheism, the role and position of atheism in society and where we go from here. This anthology of chapters from the writers of Patheos Nonreligious is a cornucopia of skeptical delights and is a necessary addition to any nonbeliever's bookshelf, as well as that of the questioning believer. From philosophy to psychology, politics to cinema, the military to folklore, it's all here in glorious variety, at the crossroad of atheism and society.
“...this collection has something for everyone to enjoy and ponder... [and] should be considered required reading for the well-informed non-theist.” - Caleb Lack, author and Director of the Seular Therapy Project
“Anyone who has even a passing interest in religion or atheism has much—interesting things, important things, fun things—to learn from the writers included in this book.” - Ed Buckner, Former President of American Atheists
"In Not Seeing God, Jonathan MS Pearce has done a wonderful job of providing a very wide range of thoughtful and personal perspectives that give the reader every reason to doubt belief in God. This volume provides a unique contribution to the canon of contemporary god-skeptical literature and is recommended to every curious reader interested in such discussions." – James A. Lindsay, author of Dot, Dot, Dot: Infinity Plus God Equals Folly and Everybody Is Wrong About God
"A varied and interesting collection of work from a great variety of contributors, all weaving together a compelling theme of places and cultures where no god is found." – Ed Suominen, co-author of Evolving out of Eden; editor, Tellectual Press.
"Not Seeing God is an excellent collection of some of the best skeptical writers working today. As one would expect from the writers at Patheos Nonreligious, each piece is well crafted, often humorous, occasionally moving, and always deeply insightful. The quality and diversity of writers and their approaches to not seeing god(s) makes this text a handy reference tool... this book has so much to offer that I suspect it’ll spend a lot more time sitting on my desk than it will on a shelf." – David Fletcher, author of Myth Education: A Guide to Gods, Goddesses, and Other Supernatural Beings
"An original collection of essays ranging from positive arguments for atheism to godlessness in different parts of the world, from the raising of children to meaning and purpose without God. The real surprise here is the number of new ideas presented." – Franz Kiekeben, philosopher and author of The Truth about God and of Atheism: Q&A