Here’s an interesting invitation I received in email this morning from author Eric Maisel (reposted with permission).
I am pleased to announce that New World Library will publish the book on atheism that I am currently writing.
If you are an atheist, I want to pick your brain about how you manage your life â€œwithout gods.â€ I am forming a cyberspace group where we can chat about how atheists like us can live righteously, passionately, safely and well. I really want to learn from you and learn especially how you handle life events that believers handle with belief.
Many recent books have examined the problems of belief and the dangers that religions pose. I donâ€™t intend to go back over that ground. I want us to focus on how we can live well as atheists: where we find our purpose, where we find our strength, where we find our comfort, and how we make our meaning. If you think that this sort of discussion might interest you, please join this group. To join, just send a blank email to the following address and you will be subscribed.
If you are not an atheist (or arenâ€™t certain what exactly you are) and would like to listen in to the groupâ€™s thoughts (and maybe chat along) by all means join us. I would only ask that you not join if your intention is to defend your faith. If you have a genuine curiosity about atheism and wonder what we think, how we handle our doubts and crises, how we make sense of desire and duty, and so on, by all means join us.
I eagerly look forward to our conversations. I will begin the group discussion tomorrow or Tuesday, so please hop on board quickly if this interests you or if you are just curious. Hereâ€™s the address again. Just send along a blank email.
Have an excellent Sunday!
If the email links don’t work for you, you can also sign up here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/atheism2008/