Don't Tell Me You're One of Those! ... Tell me about how you think Black Atheists
are received by their families and communities. ... IDEAS • What religion would
you say would best categorize your mother, father, or whoever else raised you?
Author: Daniel Swann
Originally presented as: Don't tell me you're one of those! (Thesis (Ph. D.) -- University of Maryland, College Park, 2017)
I know better than to tell good God-fearing people I don't have any use for their
religion. I'm not sure why I just chose to tell the daughter of missionaries.
Especially when you're facing something so horrible.” She took a breath. “So, if
you're not ...
Author: Victoria Buck
Publisher: Pelican Ventures Book Group
Small-town banker Adam Bender tackles a robber and loses. But that's not what shakes the foundations of his well-managed life. He awakens in the hospital to the vision of an angel. But that's not what casts doubt on his reasonable judgment. Turns out the angel is only a beautiful doctor—someone Adam wants to get to know better. The bank robber is on the loose and out to get Adam. News spreads in the gossipy little town of Adam's misfortune, his love interest, and his...atheism? He'd thought he could keep that a secret. But Adam Bender can handle it. Or, can he? What happens one night on a mountain road leaves him questioning his worldview. And his sanity. And soon the whole town is waiting to find out if what Adam saw will alter his unbelief.
little boy, a teacher asked about my family's religion. To the great ... If you don't
want to say that you're a Hindu, say you're Jewish. ... A few months after we
moved to Fairfax, my mother asked me, “You tell them at school that you're
Author: Joseph Itiel
Even in this tiny fragment of philosophy I managed to miss two essential points. "Know thyself," and "The unexamined life is not worth living," were Socrates' maxims. I never bothered to ask myself "Who am I?" A brilliant University of California-Berkeley philosophy student, Eloy Wise suffers from multiple personality disorder. Each of his three personalities is capable of taking him into different realms of experience and self-exploration, and it is not long before his life changes dramatically. Eloy is a promising and attractive young man who likes the company of older men from various cultures. Romantic and idealistic Harmony is a bright university student determined to become the lover of his controversial and charismatic philosophy professor. And José Luis, the third personality sharing this one body, is a reckless young Chicano ready for sexual adventures, seeking his paternal heritage in Mexico. From a Northern California college campus to the gay bars of Mexico and San Francisco, Three Faces in the Mirror reveals one young man's journey to find his true self.
What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us about Contentment Phil
Zuckerman ... No, never. So she just did it without religion? Yes. And your father,
you said he did go to church after a bit, maybe? Yes, but later—now ... I'm curious
—how did your parents and perhaps you cope without thinking—you didn't think
your mother was going to God or—what did you think? ... Would you say you're a
Author: Phil Zuckerman
Publisher: NYU Press
An updated edition showcasing the social health of the least religious nations in the world Religious conservatives around the world often claim that a society without a strong foundation of faith would necessarily be an immoral one, bereft of ethics, values, and meaning. Indeed, the Christian Right in the United States has argued that a society without God would be hell on earth. In Society without God, Second Edition sociologist Phil Zuckerman challenges these claims. Drawing on fieldwork and interviews with more than 150 citizens of Denmark and Sweden, among the least religious countries in the world, he shows that, far from being inhumane, crime-infested, and dysfunctional, highly secular societies are healthier, safer, greener, less violent, and more democratic and egalitarian than highly religious ones. Society without God provides a rich portrait of life in a secular society, exploring how a culture without faith copes with death, grapples with the meaning of life, and remains content through everyday ups and downs. This updated edition incorporates new data from recent studies, updated statistics, and a revised Introduction, as well as framing around the now more highly developed field of secular studies. It addresses the dramatic surge of irreligion in the United States and the rise of the “nones,” and adds data on societal health in specific US states, along with fascinating context regarding which are the most religious and which the most secular.
Priests will tell you , celibacy is better than no sex at all . ... THE IRA ? THE CIA ?
JESUS , YOU ' RE UGLY , WOMAN ! Then Egghead stands up and he ' s quite a
big bugger ... And don ' t talk to my mother or my sister like that again , please .
Author: Tom Scott
"Scott's play is loosely based on the life of his father. Cantankerous and isolated, an old man has retreated to his bedroom fortress, a bombsite of newspapers, aircraft parts and candlewick bedspreads. Amid the debris, he conjures up the characters of his past. From Irish boyhood to World War II airman to New Zealand immigrant, Danny Moffat retraces a life of profane exploits and irreverent adventures."--Jacket.
And people who still fall in love, and make babies, and occasionally are very
happy. She has a ... They're both devout atheists. I think they ... Oh, don't tell me,
Doctor Freud, I'm making up for past mistakes. doctor: You can help her. mother: I
Author: Otis L. Guernsey
Publisher: Dodd Mead
Highlights a selection, including excerpts and summaries, of the outstanding plays of the 1981-1982 season, with reports on the New York theater season, Shakespeare festivals, notable premieres, awards, and other data
I wished I could end the session right there and then, but I'd opened Pandora's
box and had to continue. “As a child, her ... “You're implying that she's to blame
for my insecurities.” “I'm not ... “Do you think I should tell my parents about Bill?” “
Not a ... You like to talk about my mother, but you don't push sex and stuff.” He
had a ...
Author: Shalom Camenietzki
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
"The Atheist's Bible" is a collection of fifteen short stories and novellas by Shalom Camenietzki, a Toronto-based psychologist and writer of fictions. Nine of the fifteen stories that make up the collection were previously published in Canadian literary magazines. Published in 2006, the collection has been reviewed by five literary magazines. The collection's themes are varied, from an adult psychologist reminiscing about his adored, black Brazilian nanny, to an Israeli recruit senselessly dying because of friendly fire. One short story and one novella deal explicitly with the life of aging, experienced psychologists, who are depicted in realistic, non-flattering terms, leaving no room for idealization and lionizing of those professionals. The collection revolves on Jewish characters, with no non-Jews as narrators or main figures.
His mother , who had been Catholic , told him that the nuns said sinful thoughts
were just as bad as sinful actions . ... Peter knew them both so well that he could
tell from their expressions that Jon was favoring Mary with some hot gossip . They
... They tried to raise me atheist , ” Peter said , “ but somehow I ended up a
Catholic atheist , with a mind like my mother ' s — although she always insisted
she was an agnostic . ... You can convert , but they don ' t think converts are really
Author: Cheryl Mendelson
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
When his wife is seriously hurt in a car accident, Peter Frankl reassesses his ambivalence over his marriage and his dismay over his grown children's attitudes toward marital bliss.
This is the mother who said during a recent threeway conversation , which was
quite a nice conversation , with me and ... I won ' t say where they belong , and I
don ' t have to tell you that we had no desire to follow , because we ' re not stupid
. ... again and again : “ Too bad your atheist professors in Utica College who I
should call on the phone can ' t hear you in the middle of the night , ” says the
Author: Frank Lentricchia
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Two short novels echo the themes of family violence with the story of three generations of an Italian American family in 1950s New York, and a respectable gynecologist who turns his self-hatred on everyone around him
a ' Marjorie , please don't think that we're trying to What's the matter ? ... Not that
those things mean anything to Noel or to me , but ' I think he's a very clever , good
- looking man , so does your mother . ' ' Oh , Papa , please tell me what it's all
about . ... What right have you got to be intolerant of his religion , whatever it is ?
Author: Herman Wouk
Publisher: Signet Book
Marjorie Morningstar is a love story. It presents one of the greatest characters in modern fiction: Marjorie, the pretty seventeen-year-old who left the respectability of New York's Central Park West to join the theater, live in the teeming streets of Greenwich Village, and seek love in the arms of a brilliant, enigmatic writer. In this memorable novel, Herman Wouk, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has created a story as universal, as sensitive, and as unmistakably authentic as any ever told.