Metro State Atheists

Promoting Science, Reason, and Secular Values

Recommended Books

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Wilson Cathcart and Daniel Martin Klein

Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy Of Alien Life by David Grinspoon

Venus Revealed: A New Look below the Clouds of Our Mysterious Twin Planet by David Grinspoon

Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing “Hoax” by Phil C. Plait

Letters To A Christian Nation by Sam Harris

Dazzle Gradually: Reflections On The Nature Of Nature by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan

Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why The Arguments For God Just Don’t Add Up by John Allen Paulos

Archimedes To Hawking: Laws Of Science And The Great Minds Behind Them by Clifford Pickover

The Truth About Uri Geller by James Randi

How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age by Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn

God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist by Victor J. Stenger

Stardust :Our Cosmic Origins by Steven Welch



  1. I am sure Ms Diaz is not nearly the only bright collegian having trouble coming out of the closet. And as I look at your list of recommended books I do not see the best books for that sort of practical material.

    As a former Catholic priest, I have ‘been there and done that’ in spades and helped others do it. I think a lot of your readers would profit from the little paperback, Out of God’s Closet: This Priest Psychologist Chooses Friendly Atheism (

    Comment by Dr. Stephen Uhl | July 21, 2009

  2. Thanks Stephen, I’ll check it out.

    Comment by Metro State Atheists | July 22, 2009

  3. Thanks; I’ll look forward to your feedback.

    Comment by Dr. Stephen Uhl | July 22, 2009

  4. Librarian/administrator:
    I will happily send you a complimentary examination copy of the little paperback, Out of God’s Closet, if you simply send me the best address to mail it to.

    Stephen Uhl, Ph.D.
    The author

    Comment by Dr. Stephen Uhl | July 23, 2009

  5. Stephen,
    It appears we already have a copy! I look forward to reading it.
    – Chalmer

    Comment by Metro State Atheists | July 24, 2009

  6. Good.

    Thank you.



    Comment by Dr. Stephen Uhl | July 24, 2009

  7. For then debtors are permitted to pay back their debts in a much poorer money than they had borrowed, and creditors are swindled out of the money rightfully theirs. ,

    Comment by Barbara52 | October 23, 2009

  8. The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster by Bobby Henderson deserves at least an honorable mention.

    Comment by Walter Cadena | November 10, 2009

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