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Fighting God

By: David Silverman,Cara Santa Maria - foreword
Narrated by: David Silverman,Cara Santa Maria
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Fighting God is a firebrand manifesto from one of the most recognizable faces of atheism. In his audiobook, Silverman - a walking, talking atheist billboard known for his appearances on Fox News - discusses the effectiveness, ethics, and impact of the in-your-face-atheist who refuses to be silent. 

Silverman argues that religion is more than just wrong: it is malevolent and does not deserve our respect. It is our duty to be outspoken and do what we can to bring religion down. Examining the mentality, methods, and issues facing the firebrand atheist, Silverman presents an overwhelming argument for firebrand atheism and reveals: 

  • All religion is cafeteria religion and all agnostics are atheists. 
  • American society grants religion a privileged status, despite the intentions of the Founding Fathers. 
  • Christian politicians have adversely (and un-Constitutionally) affected our society with regard to science, health, women's rights, and gay rights. 
  • The notion of "atheist Jews" is a lie forced on us by religion. 
  • It is not "Islamophobia" to observe dangerous teachings and disproportionate violence in Islam. 
  • Atheists are slowly but surely winning the battle. 

Fighting God is a provocative, unapologetic audiobook that takes religion to task and will give inspiration to non-believers and serve as the ultimate answer to apologists.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2015 David Silverman (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Foreword © 2015 by CaraSanta Maria.

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Eloquent as Always

I've been a fan of David's since he became the director for American Atheists, so I already had a good idea of what I was going to get when I preordered Fighting God. It was everything I'd hoped for and more. Many authors don't narrate their books well, David passionately read his work.

If you were looking for an autobiography, this isn't what you wanted. Appropriately, this is a rant and a call for change. Every American deserves their constitutional rights-every American. Those rights protect theists-better in many ways-than they protect atheists. I wouldn't necessarily recommend this to give to theist family members, but I would recommend it for local atheist group leaders like me.

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He is not shy

Firebrand atheism.... It's in here. I've been reluctant to call myself an atheist, but this book has changed my mind.

I'm an atheist. Period.

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This is a fascinating history of atheist activism in the United States by someone at its forefront.

Although, in my 30 years of atheism, I have never been Silverman's "firebrand" type of atheist ("loud and proud"), never sure that pride is actually a good thing, and never wanting to be the "dick" that Silverman says comes with being a firebrand, I have to say he makes a compelling case for that sort of activism.

It seems clear to me that the promotion and growth of atheism among freethinking people is a great thing for society. I find Silverman's description of the effectiveness of his brand of activism with American Atheists in this regard to be convincing. He backs this up with facts and figures from what sound like more or less scientific studies.
Although, I haven't yet had a chance to check any of those sources. If indeed they can be taken at face value, then I think I love American Atheists.

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Fighting in vain

I did agree with a great deal of what he was saying. He sounded just as dogmatic as some overzealous religious preachers. "I am an atheist". But, being so, doesn't give me the right to provoke non atheist in the name of trying to free them from false doctrine and religious slavery. That's not my job to be a "atheist missionary". Religion is a very complex thing, not to mention as old as man himself . Its very personal and people give there luves, or lose their lives because of this. Although I definitely see the manipulation in organized religion and their political affiliation. He lost me when he said that we carry no responsibility for the violence followed by Islamic people for drawing a picture of Muhammad. If you know there are fanatics who would slaughter innocent people for drawing an image. Why draw it? What's the point? Are you trying to provoke them. Yes you have the right to draw anything you want. But, why that? common sense along with exercising your freedom is imperative. We have a right, yes. But before you exercise that right. Ask yourself "is it necessary?" "Will it offend anyone?". I enjoyed most of the book. But, the author was self absorbed and arrogant. He's actually made atheism into a dogmatic religion.

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Defiance for equality.

Loved this! Awesomely places the demand atheists have for a seat at the table and a right for freedom from religion in society by eloquently stating inarguable examples of the harm religions' unearned "special priveledges" causes not only on non-believers, but society as a whole. Has me fired up to become more of an activist for the cause and I was thrilled to learn here of the 2016 Reason Rally which I plan to attend. Thank you David Siverman for your outspoken, savy, proclaimations that grab the attention of all on our way to equality.

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Silverman knocks it out of the park!!!

Anyone who is on the fence just have a listen or read. The man speaks the truth. I urge you if you have any questions or are not sure if you are an atheist or not Dave clears it up real quick. Thank you Mr. Silverman, its a great read/listen.

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The Most Addictive Book Ever

Once you start reading this book you would not be able to stop it. It is so amazing in its eloquence and covers the many ways religion is threatening civil society and science. It makes the case that religion is scared of its followers to learn and hear about the truth. Main Idea of the book is to not give up your rights away to religion, to tell people your views about religion, and educate them about their religion.

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Good stuff.

I listened to the whole book in one day, made me feel inspired and excited about the future of the movement.

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So inspired!

I've heard David Silverman speak before and this book is just as inspirational. It makes me feel like I'm part of a community and lit a fire under my butt to fight for atheist rights with my (soon to finish) law degree.

It also made me feel so much better, no made me feel justified in my out and proud firebrand atheism!

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Truth!

Good read. I agree with most of his views. Everyone should read this. Awesome Atheist.

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