Books by Brights
A 21st Century Rationalist in Medieval America: Essays on Religion,
Science, Morality, and the Bush Administration
Author: John Bice
What if a fed-up American atheist and "godless liberal" became a newspaper opinion columnist? This unique compilation answers that question, and demonstrates how an unapologetically secular perspective can go mainstream, reminding non-believers they're not alone, while power of "preaching to the converted," this motivating collection challenges other atheists, secularists, Brights, agnostics, and adding a rational voice to the daily dialogue taking place in newspapers across the country.
From the Publisher
A 21st Century Rationalist in Medieval America offers a disturbing commentary on the backward religious mindset that grips much of the U.S. population, and serves as a rallying cry for other atheists, secularists and rationalists to speak out and be heard. Through the publication of these essays, most of which are newspaper opinion columns, John Bice demonstrates that it's possible for secular and atheist points of view to appear in mainstream media outlets on a regular bases, even in the United States. This book serves as one example of how atheist writers can become active locally and spread a much-needed message of rationalism.
About the Author
John Bice is a freelance writer and graduate of Michigan State University, where he is currently employed. His direct and playfully combative writing style regularly elicits both praise and criticism, and has won international fans. Aside from an interest in politics, religion, philosophy, and science, he is an avid beer enthusiast with a particular fondness for the American craft-brewing industry. His first book, published in 1999, was titled Tap into the Great Lakes: A Guide to Brewpubs & Microbreweries of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, & Wisconsin.
Paul Geisert, Ph.D., Co-Director of "The-Brights.Net"
"A perfect `bedside reader.' John has written pithy and sharp
Atheist Revolution, February 25, 2007
"... easily one of the most enjoyable, thought-provoking, and quotable
books I have read in years."
Dan Barker, Co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Author
of "Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist."
"A delight to read, a cornucopia of distilled facts and concise
Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society, UK "... concentrated nuggets of wisdom and good sense -- easy to digest,
but hard to dismiss."
Ellen Johnson, President of American Atheists
"You will be referring back to this book for a long time."
Lee Holmes, Atheist Foundation of Australia
"Absorbing, depressing, funny, sad, sarcastic, witty, and disturbing. A