For better or for worse, I have decided to attempt writing a book about my "journey" to atheism. In it I will try to dispel the notion that atheists are all either very smart or famous. I am neither. I'm just an average Joe (really). The title of the book comes from a comment made by John Safran on his television show, John Safran vs. God (circa 2004):

I admit there's some people smart enough to understand science and the Big Bang and all that stuff, and therefore have enough insight and knowledge to be an atheist. But let's face it. You’re not one of them. Why? Because you're a Humanities student with an Arts degree. Let's not play any games here, if I came over to your house right now and asked you to explain why the Big Bang theory is more rational than Genesis, you wouldn't be able to even stutter out a semblance of an answer. So where do you get off sniggering at Christians like they're stupid and you have some amazing insight? Sure, you bought a copy of Stephen Hawking's "Brief History of Time", but I think if you waddle over to your bookshelf, you'll see that the bookmark is exactly where you left it nine years ago... on page three. Face it. You’re too stupid to be an atheist.

A video of the clip can be seen here: 

 


If you are at all interested in checking my book out when it's finished (end of this year) please check out and "like" the FB page I created for it. You can find it here.  If not, that's cool too.

Okay, thanks!! Oh, if your on the East Coast of the US (like me)...stay safe over the next few days (Hurricane Irene).

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Comment by Joe Swam on August 28, 2011 at 10:19pm

Thanks Kris, it's going well.

Chris - I have a fivehead (large dome)

Comment by Kris King on August 28, 2011 at 5:28pm
Looking forward to it, as you know ... hope it's going okay!
Comment by Chris G on August 27, 2011 at 11:45pm

You might need to know history to argue with religionists. I say don't bother arguing with a sacred wall if you don't want too. All it'll do is give you a flat forehead. 

 

 

 

Comment by Joe Swam on August 27, 2011 at 8:10pm
True, very true!
Comment by Atheist Andrea on August 27, 2011 at 8:07pm
Ha! I'm of average intelligence for sure. But, what we might not have in I.Q, we have in logic and reason.
Comment by Joe Swam on August 27, 2011 at 7:51pm
Thanks Andrea. I'm afraid, however, that if we arm wrestled you'd discover that in addition to being of average intelligence...I'm also not very strong.
Comment by Atheist Andrea on August 27, 2011 at 7:41pm
I'm ready to arm wrestle you on why you ARE a very smart guy. I love your writing style so I will surely check out your book. Good for you, man!
Comment by Joe Swam on August 27, 2011 at 7:39pm
Thanks Steph. I will post an update when it is completed.
Comment by Steph S. on August 27, 2011 at 5:27pm
Stay safe Joe!  I look forward to reading your book.  Will you be posting a notification when it is out?

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