[bksvol-discuss] Nonfiction submission

  • From: "Deborah Murray" <blinkeeblink@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "BookShare" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 15:17:59 -0400

Hi all,

Just submitted for validation a nonfiction book, I Don't Believe in Atheists 
by Chris Hedges.

I read it as I scanned it and fixed errors along the way. Headers have been 
stripped; chapter titles and page numbers protected.
Ranked spelling is almost 100%, with a few foreign phrases I couldn't 

[Back of Book Jacket]
The battle between these new atheists and the religious fundamentalists 
engages two bizarre subsets of American culture. One distorts the scientific 
theory of evolution, applying it to complex social, economic and political 
systems it was never designed to explain. The other insists that the six- 
day story of creation in Genesis is fact and Jesus will descend from the sky 
to establish the kingdom of God on earth. Neither God nor science, however, 
will protect us from the destructive forces within human history and human 
nature. We are not progressing morally as a species. We are not headed 
toward uplands of sunlight and harmony, toward collective salvation. The 
technological advances made by human societies have empowered, in equal 
measure, those dedicated to preserving and protecting life, and those 
dedicated to violence and industrial slaughter.
The battle underway in the United States is not between religion and 
science. It is a battle between two Utopian forms of faith. These 
antagonists trade absurdity for absurdity. They show that the danger is not 
religion or science. The danger is the fundamentalist mindset itself.


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