The Young Atheist's Survival Guide

  • by Hemant Mehta
  • Narrated by Hemant Mehta
  • 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nearly a third of Americans under the age of thirty have no religious affiliation, the highest in any recorded generation. In this growing segment of "nones" are many young Atheists who have faced prejudice in their high schools and communities for standing up for their constitutional right of freedom from religion. You'll hear some of their stories in this book, whether they're protesting their school's public prayers at football games and graduations or sitting out the "under God" portion of the Pledge of Allegiance.
These atheist students know their rights and have fought for them, sometimes at tremendous personal cost. Their examples serve as inspiration for all the young atheists out there who live in communities where school often feels no different from church and teachers are no different from preachers. This handbook is a resource for parents, teachers, friends, and young atheists themselves. Hemant Mehta, "The Friendly Atheist", blogger at patheos.com, discusses how to deal with teachers and administrators who promote faith in public schools, handle the peer pressure and ostracism that may come with being an outspoken atheist, and create successful student groups that encourage conversation over conversion.

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a must for young minds

trying to find answers, is just as difficult as asking the questions. But it's good to know that you are not alone.
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- Paulo

great book for all ages

even though this book is geared towards younger audiences it is a great book for atheists young and old
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- Everett Ross

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-04-2013
  • Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing