SHL Book Group: The Necessity of Atheism

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Barnes & Noble

1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd · Charleston, SC

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We meet in the back of the Music Section which is on the right of the store halfway back.

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For our March book group meeting, we are reading "The Necessity of Atheism" by David Marshall Brooks. This book argues:

"There are no problems related to human progress and happiness in this age which any theology can solve, and which the teachings of freethought cannot do better and without the aid of encumbrances. ... Agree or disagree with this contention you may, but only when you are made aware of the facts that can be brought to the aid of this conviction. ... The supernaturalist's armamentarium of God, Bible, Heaven, Hell, Soul, Immortality, Sin, The Fall and Redemption of Man, Prayer, Creed, and Dogma, leave as much impression on the mind of intelligent man as would an arrow against a battleship.”

Note that this book is available in e-book format as a free download ( and as a free audiobook ( as well as for purchase at a very affordable price (

Join us on the fourth Sunday of each month at the West Ashley Barnes & Noble store for discussions of important topics of interest to SHL members. You can see a list of our previous readings here ( and our the list of books we are considering for future Book Club meetings here (