National Library of Australia

Reopening Update - August 2020: Enjoy a CovidSafe visit to the National Library. Read more...

You must be logged in to Tag Records
The Young Atheist's Handbook : lessons for living a good life without God / Alom Shaha, Anthony Clifford Grayling(AC)
Bib ID 8039206
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Shaha, Alom, author
 
Online Access
Related Online
Resources
Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description Brunswick : Scribe Publications, 2012 
Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2012 
1 online resource (240 pages) 
ISBN 9781921942471 (EPUB)
Series

EBL ebooks online

Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 197KB 

Summary

Growing up in a strict Muslim community in south-east London, Alom Shaha learnt that religion was not to be questioned. Reciting the Qur'an without understanding what it meant was simply a part of life; so, too, was obeying the imam and enduring beatings when he failed to attend the local mosque. Shaha was more drawn to science and its power to illuminate. As a teen, he lived between two worlds: the home controlled by his authoritarian father, and a school alive with books and ideas. In a charming blend of memoir, philosophy, and science, Shaha explores the questions about faith and the afterlife that we all ponder. Through a series of loose 'lessons', he tells his own compelling story, drawing on the theories of some of history's greatest thinkers and interrogating the fallacies that have impeded humanity for centuries. Shaha recounts how his education and formative experiences led him to question how to live without being tied to what his parents, priests, or teachers told him to believe, and offers insights so that others may do the same. This is a book for anyone who thinks about what they should believe and how they should live. It's for those who may need the facts and the ideas, as well as the courage, to break free from inherited beliefs. In this powerful narrative, Shaha shows that it is possible to live a compassionate, fulfilling, and meaningful life without God.

Full contents Praise; About the Author; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Epigraph; FOREWORD; Introduction; 1 The Day God Died; 2 Being Good; 3 Escape to Narnia; 4 Coconut; 5 God is Love; 6 My Father's Son; 7 Let There Be Light; 8 Kafir; Epilogue; Notes; Acknowledgements. 
Notes

Description based upon print version of record.

ProQuest Ebook Central Rental.

Description based on print version record

Subjects Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs.  |  Religion & beliefs.  |  Memoirs.  |  Religion - Agnosticism.  |  Religion - Atheism.  |  Agnosticism & atheism.  |  Religions.  |  Atheists.  |  Free thought.  |  Apologetics.  |  Australian
Form/genre Electronic books
Other authors/contributors Grayling, Anthony Clifford (AC)  |  Scribe
Available From EBL 

In the Library

Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

Details Collect From
National edeposit collection Use 'Online Resources' link in record -

Order a copy

- Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.