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Skeptics Grip the Levers of Power
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PURE THEISM: One Step Out of Atheism

RESPONSE TO COMMENTS
ON THE "FRIENDLY ATHEIST" BLOG
ABOUT MY CHAPTER ONE, POSTED THERE
 
[Note: Yes, amazingly, Hemant Mehta, one of America's most prominent atheists, posted Chapter 1 of my just-published book The End of Unbelief on his popular blog The Friendly Atheist, knowing his aggressively atheist readers would attack it -- and me -- mercilessly.  They did not disappoint.  Over 500 comments made me feel their passionate contempt for my views.  Then Hemant was kind enough to let me write a response to those comments.

A Different Approach to the Skeptic

RESPONSE TO COMMENTS
ON THE "FRIENDLY ATHEIST" BLOG
ABOUT MY CHAPTER ONE, POSTED THERE
 
[Note: Yes, amazingly, Hemant Mehta, one of America's most prominent atheists, posted Chapter 1 of my just-published bookThe End of Unbeliefon his popular blogThe Friendly Atheist, knowing his aggressively atheist readers would attack it -- and me -- mercilessly.  They did not disappoint.  Over 500 comments made me feel their passionate contempt for my views.  Then Hemant was kind enough to let me write a response to those comments.

Skeptics Grip the Levers of Power

RESPONSE TO COMMENTS
ON THE "FRIENDLY ATHEIST" BLOG
ABOUT MY CHAPTER ONE, POSTED THERE
 
[Note: Yes, amazingly, Hemant Mehta, one of America's most prominent atheists, posted Chapter 1 of my just-published bookThe End of Unbeliefon his popular blogThe Friendly Atheist, knowing his aggressively atheist readers would attack it -- and me -- mercilessly.  They did not disappoint.  Over 500 comments made me feel their passionate contempt for my views.  Then Hemant was kind enough to let me write a response to those comments.

The Cultural Tide Flows Toward Atheism

RESPONSE TO COMMENTS
ON THE "FRIENDLY ATHEIST" BLOG
ABOUT MY CHAPTER ONE, POSTED THERE
 
[Note: Yes, amazingly, Hemant Mehta, one of America's most prominent atheists, posted Chapter 1 of my just-published bookThe End of Unbeliefon his popular blogThe Friendly Atheist, knowing his aggressively atheist readers would attack it -- and me -- mercilessly.  They did not disappoint.  Over 500 comments made me feel their passionate contempt for my views.  Then Hemant was kind enough to let me write a response to those comments.

THROWING SHANE TO THE LIONS

THROWING SHANE TO THE LIONS!

or BEARDING THE LION IN HIS DEN!

ONE OF THE NATION'S LEADING ATHEISTS HEMANT MEHTA HAS AGREED TO POST AN EXCERPT FROM MY CHAPTER ONE ON HIS POPULAR BLOG "THE FRIENDLY ATHEIST." (My book THE END OF UNBELIEF is, in part, a pro-faith response to the God-Is-Dead arguments made by the New Atheists in their books The End of Faith, The God Delusion, etc.) Hemant and his many agnostic and atheist readers will, of course, try to tear it apart. I will be able to respond individually to their comments or post a general response.

SHANE'S FIRST RADIO INTERVIEW

HEAR SHANE'S RADIO INTERVIEW ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK:
 
Just listen to a minute or two of my first radio interview. (Remember, I'm a writer, not a speaker.)  Click this link:
 

If you're interested in learning more about The End of Unbelief or buying it through Amazon.com click this link:
 

THE START OF MY PUBLIC LIFE

This update appeared on my Facebook page on Wednesday 9/10/14:
 
NEW ERA! Well, yesterday was the official release date for my book. It passed quietly, but a couple of nice things happened and the new era has begun. Till now I've needed publishers. Now I need readers. This morning I had my first radio interview about the book -- small station, YES FM in Toledo, Ohio. 

The MC Tommy Briggs phoned me at 8:30 and drew me out about the book for 15 minutes. This was my first time ever on radio or TV, and it went fine.

Letter to a Philosophy Professor About My Book

To: Prof. Nicholas Wernicki

September 9, 2014 9:32 AM

Hi Nick,

This reply comes embarrassingly late -- about 6 months after your kind and detailed message, which I appreciate. I recently had my publisher send you a free copy of my book THE END OF UNBELIEF: A New Approach to the Question of God. Did you receive it?

You're a busy professor, and I understand your not having time to review the book.  (You said: "I only publish reviews in peer reviewedacademic journals and Christian apologetics is a bit outside of my field.

Letter to the Widow of a Valued Friend

September 8, 2014
 
Dear Pat,
 
I'm terribly sorry to hear of Dick's death, a crushing and irreparable loss to you, I know.  He was one of my great benefactors: gave me my first job as an editor when no one else would.  I had no background in writing or editing; wasn't even an English major, because my father had a business and pressed me to prepare for a career in it.  Dick liked the writing in my unusual resume.  He taught me the ropes, admired my work, then promoted me to head of a small department with the impressive title Executive Editor.

Author Reflects on His New Book: Tells a Friend WHY

Hi Jim,
 
There's some optical illusion here.  The floodgates haven't quite opened.  The publisher of my novelThe Last Dreamgirldecided at the last minute, when the book was about to go into production, that they would have a better sale if that book followed the publication ofThe End of Unbelief(nonfiction) and could "piggyback" (her term) on the anticipated success of that book, which would provide a publicity platform for the novel.  So the novel won't come out till next spring.