This week we will be reading Chapters 1-12 in Christopher Hitchens' "The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever. We will be splitting the reading of this book into four weeks of which this will be the first. Anyone is welcome to join but it is appreciated if you do read the book. There should be some great discussion this week as Christopher Hitchens examines some of the greatest ancient philosophers that have influenced our thought today. If you are looking for more of a social aspect we usually meet at Gators pup after the book club about 9 for a couple pints. Feel free to come to that even if you have not read the book.
From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages--with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices--past and present--that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you'll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific inquiry, including generous portions of the words of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and many others well-known and lesser known. And they're all set in context and commented upon as only Christopher Hitchens--political and literary journalist extraordinaire" (Los Angeles Times)--can. Atheist? Believer? Uncertain? No matter: The Portable Atheist will speak to you and engage you every step of the way.