08 December 2012
I finished Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans by David Niose. Niose is the president of the American Humanist Association. I read a bit of atheist non-fiction and follow several blogs so a lot of the info was not necessarily new to me. If you don't follow atheist news and are curious about those end of the year polls that came out, talking about how the categories of "nones" or "spiritual but not religious" are rising, I can definitely recommend this book. If you read a lot of atheist news, much of the info is not new but it was an interesting read nonetheless. Niose collates a lot of data and shows how changing demographics are creating a more secular America. He also details some of the court cases recently and describes the new tack of pursuing cases based on non-discrimination laws rather than freedom of religion. a 5 from me only because i've read a lot of this before.