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Natural Atheism by David Eller. Natural Atheism" is a thought-provoking, and inspiring book about atheism. Anthropologist and accomplished author David Eller provides the reader with an intellectual treat about one's natural-born atheism

Natural Atheism by David Eller. Anthropologist and accomplished author David Eller provides the reader with an intellectual treat about one's natural-born atheism. This insightful 352-page book is broken out into the following twelve chapters: 1. Twelve Steps to Atheism, 2. Thinking About Thinking - A Short Course on Reason, 3. Proofs and Principles - Unreason, Religion, and Relativism, 4. Anthropology and Fre Natural Atheism by David Eller.

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Atheism is a position compatible with other forms of identity including religions

Atheism is a position compatible with other forms of identity including religions. Anthropologist Jack David Eller states that "atheism is quite a common position, even within religion" and that "surprisingly, atheism is not the opposite or lack, let alone the enemy, of religion but is the most common form of religion. Furthermore, he observes that "some atheists call themselves.

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David Hume (/hjuːm/; born David Home; 7 May 1711 NS (26 April 1711 OS) – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, scepticism, and naturalism. Beginning with A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–40), Hume strove to create a naturalistic science of man that examined the psychological basis of human nature.

NATURAL ATHEISM contains an introduction explaining What is Atheism? plus 12 chapters and a bibliography.

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Natural Atheism epub download

ISBN13: 978-1578849208

ISBN: 1578849209

Author: David Eller

Category: Spirituality and spirituality

Subcategory: Atheism

Language: English

Publisher: Amer Atheist Pr (January 1, 2004)

Pages: 352 pages

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Dikus
This is simply the best book on the topic I've read to date. I've read Dawkins, Hitch, Dennett and Harris, and this is the best of the bunch. Substantially so. David Eller is a master of logical communication and writes with the reader in mind. Aside from a few esoteric arguments which are organically difficult to grasp, this work is eminently readable. Eller may lack some of Dawkin's flowery prose, but I prefer getting the straight story without the attitude and sensationalism.

Eller simply gets on with it in an uncompromisingly scholarly manner. This work is absolutely PACKED with solid arguments and data, and one feels that one is getting a great deal of the author's labors and expertise for the price of the book. Why this book is not renowned as the most cogent, convincing, and scholarly work on the topic, I do not know. But I think it's about marketing. Eller is not in your face like some of the other atheists. And ours is a society which seldom rewards this kind of moderation and integrity in any endeavor. As a society, we go for red meat shoved down the throats of vegetarians. That's what sells. If the author is reading this (and I know he is) may I thank you, most sincerely, for your honest labors.
Dikus
This is simply the best book on the topic I've read to date. I've read Dawkins, Hitch, Dennett and Harris, and this is the best of the bunch. Substantially so. David Eller is a master of logical communication and writes with the reader in mind. Aside from a few esoteric arguments which are organically difficult to grasp, this work is eminently readable. Eller may lack some of Dawkin's flowery prose, but I prefer getting the straight story without the attitude and sensationalism.

Eller simply gets on with it in an uncompromisingly scholarly manner. This work is absolutely PACKED with solid arguments and data, and one feels that one is getting a great deal of the author's labors and expertise for the price of the book. Why this book is not renowned as the most cogent, convincing, and scholarly work on the topic, I do not know. But I think it's about marketing. Eller is not in your face like some of the other atheists. And ours is a society which seldom rewards this kind of moderation and integrity in any endeavor. As a society, we go for red meat shoved down the throats of vegetarians. That's what sells. If the author is reading this (and I know he is) may I thank you, most sincerely, for your honest labors.
one life
Book catalogues are loaded with titles extolling the benefits and virtues of god-belief and religions. However, testimonials about atheism are in short supply.

David Eller's "Natural Atheism" fills that niche beautifully. The author doesn't just explain atheism and make a compelling case for its validity. He also advocates "evangelism" on behalf of atheism and points out why it is so important to our modern world, especially to the culture of the United States.

Dr. Eller writes with candor and clarity. His book is a welcome addition to this atheist's library. It sits alongside Dianna Narciso's "Like Rolling Uphill: realizing the honesty of Atheism," David Mills' "Atheist Universe," George Smith's "Atheism: the case against God," and my own modest effort.

As more and more atheists speak out, maybe there will be less and less misunderstanding about what atheism means and who atheists are and greater appreciation for why it matters.

"Natural Atheism" is a valuable contribution toward that effort.
one life
Book catalogues are loaded with titles extolling the benefits and virtues of god-belief and religions. However, testimonials about atheism are in short supply.

David Eller's "Natural Atheism" fills that niche beautifully. The author doesn't just explain atheism and make a compelling case for its validity. He also advocates "evangelism" on behalf of atheism and points out why it is so important to our modern world, especially to the culture of the United States.

Dr. Eller writes with candor and clarity. His book is a welcome addition to this atheist's library. It sits alongside Dianna Narciso's "Like Rolling Uphill: realizing the honesty of Atheism," David Mills' "Atheist Universe," George Smith's "Atheism: the case against God," and my own modest effort.

As more and more atheists speak out, maybe there will be less and less misunderstanding about what atheism means and who atheists are and greater appreciation for why it matters.

"Natural Atheism" is a valuable contribution toward that effort.
Eng.Men
David Eller is a cultural anthropologist, and has also written Atheism Advanced: Further Thoughts of a Freethinker. He wrote in the Introduction to this 2004 book, "I was born an Atheist. All humans are born Atheists. No baby born into the world arrives with specific religious beliefs or knowledge... I was not compelled to attend or practice any particular religion, and as I grew up I never saw any reason to 'convert' to any particular religion. I have thus been an Atheist all my life. I am a natural Atheist." (Pg. 11)

He explains, "Atheism is the lack of belief in any god(s). Not just the lack of belief in the Christians' god; this is the 'dominant god' or 'majority god' in the American scene, but it is not the first or only god that has been claimed by a group of believers." (Pg. 12-13) Later, he asserts, "If Agnosticism is the method pertaining to religious knowledge, then the only valid conclusion from that method is Atheism." (Pg. 170)

He argues, "it is not that a belief cannot be based on reason or faith interchangeably but that a belief cannot be based on reason at all. Reason leads to conclusions and to knowledge, not to belief. Therefore I will be taking and defending the position... that knowledge is not 'true belief' or 'true justified belief" or any kind of belief at all but that knowledge is about reason and that belief is about faith, and the two are logically and psychologically utterly different and even incompatible." (Pg. 133)

He contends that "religion is not an 'alternate' way of knowing. Religion is not a way of knowing at all. Of course, one can have 'religious knowledge,' but such 'knowledge' is self-referential... It is knowing about the religion, not knowing about the world." (Pg. 198)

He admits, "the truth is that we Atheists could not be segregated if we wanted to. All of us must and do associate with Theists every day. Why, some of my best friends are Theists!" (Pg. 281) He observes, "The biggest obstacle to Atheist activism is the low degree of Atheist mobilization in this country. If we really are even as little as 2% of the population, that amounts to 5.5 million... we should still have over 100,000 members of Atheist organizations, which we do not." (Pg. 285)

He concedes, "We do not seek to make everyone an Atheist but rather a THINKER. I would probably go so far as to say that you cannot, with any regularity, turn people into Atheists. You can, however, turn them into thinkers." (Pg. 290) He concludes, "Atheism as a LIFESTYLE, as a THOUGHT SYSTEM, is therefore incomplete... Atheism has never claimed or attempted to be a whole way of life, a complete prescription for living. That is the grandiose claim of religion." (Pg. 341)

This book explains the implications of Atheism, more than presenting rational arguments defending it. It will be of considerable interest for anyone studying Atheism.
Eng.Men
David Eller is a cultural anthropologist, and has also written Atheism Advanced: Further Thoughts of a Freethinker. He wrote in the Introduction to this 2004 book, "I was born an Atheist. All humans are born Atheists. No baby born into the world arrives with specific religious beliefs or knowledge... I was not compelled to attend or practice any particular religion, and as I grew up I never saw any reason to 'convert' to any particular religion. I have thus been an Atheist all my life. I am a natural Atheist." (Pg. 11)

He explains, "Atheism is the lack of belief in any god(s). Not just the lack of belief in the Christians' god; this is the 'dominant god' or 'majority god' in the American scene, but it is not the first or only god that has been claimed by a group of believers." (Pg. 12-13) Later, he asserts, "If Agnosticism is the method pertaining to religious knowledge, then the only valid conclusion from that method is Atheism." (Pg. 170)

He argues, "it is not that a belief cannot be based on reason or faith interchangeably but that a belief cannot be based on reason at all. Reason leads to conclusions and to knowledge, not to belief. Therefore I will be taking and defending the position... that knowledge is not 'true belief' or 'true justified belief" or any kind of belief at all but that knowledge is about reason and that belief is about faith, and the two are logically and psychologically utterly different and even incompatible." (Pg. 133)

He contends that "religion is not an 'alternate' way of knowing. Religion is not a way of knowing at all. Of course, one can have 'religious knowledge,' but such 'knowledge' is self-referential... It is knowing about the religion, not knowing about the world." (Pg. 198)

He admits, "the truth is that we Atheists could not be segregated if we wanted to. All of us must and do associate with Theists every day. Why, some of my best friends are Theists!" (Pg. 281) He observes, "The biggest obstacle to Atheist activism is the low degree of Atheist mobilization in this country. If we really are even as little as 2% of the population, that amounts to 5.5 million... we should still have over 100,000 members of Atheist organizations, which we do not." (Pg. 285)

He concedes, "We do not seek to make everyone an Atheist but rather a THINKER. I would probably go so far as to say that you cannot, with any regularity, turn people into Atheists. You can, however, turn them into thinkers." (Pg. 290) He concludes, "Atheism as a LIFESTYLE, as a THOUGHT SYSTEM, is therefore incomplete... Atheism has never claimed or attempted to be a whole way of life, a complete prescription for living. That is the grandiose claim of religion." (Pg. 341)

This book explains the implications of Atheism, more than presenting rational arguments defending it. It will be of considerable interest for anyone studying Atheism.