The Way of the Heathen
- Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life
- Narrated by: Greta Christina
- Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-01-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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With her unique blend of compassion and humor, thoughtfulness and snark, Greta Christina most emphatically does not propose a single path to a good atheist life. She offers questions to think about, ideas that may be useful, and encouragement to choose your own way. She addresses complex issues in an accessible, down-to-earth style, including: Why we're here, sexual transcendence, how humanism helps with depression - except when it doesn't - stealing stuff from religion, and much more.
Aimed at new and not-so-new atheists, questioning and curious believers, Christina shines a warm, fresh light on the only life we have.
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By Scott Bresinger on 01-21-17
Navigating the world outside of church
If you could sum up The Way of the Heathen in three words, what would they be?
Humanism for everybody!
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Way of the Heathen?
A full-throated advocate for humanism and social justice, Greta Christina provides some possible paths for fair-minded, reasonable and compassionate people to move forward once they've shed their attachment to the supernatural. She describes some of the conflicts within the secular community and defends her own positions with clarity, intellectual rigor and eminent good humor. She doesn't expect you to agree with her, but to consider where she's coming from and question your own assumptions against the available facts. In short, if you can't change the world, maybe you can change your mind.
What about Greta Christina’s performance did you like?
Her warm voice is sincere and sympathetic. She understands sadness and can communicate happiness and even frivolity without becoming saccharine.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
If there weren't consent issues involved, I'd marry this book if I could. When people claim life would be empty without religion, this is a great response. I can't say what anybody would take away from this book, but it made me think and feel more deeply about moral and ethical issues.
Any additional comments?
This book was written for people, not trolls. If you're the latter, you'll probably hate it. If you hate it without reading it, that doesn't mean you're a troll, but it's a symptom.
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