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I went to the Barnes & Noble today. I grabbed some books,"Why I Am No Longer A Christian", "The Dark Side Of Christian History", etc. and I distrubuted them on the tables where people sit to read. Maybe someone today will pick them up and read them. Maybe, someone will think about the truth of Christianity.

 

If you are ever at a bookstore near you do this! It's easy and can help get the anti-Christianity message out.

 

Taph

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Similarly I had some ExChristian and other bumper stickers (http://www.digitalfreethought.com/bp.htm), on my car. I had them printed on magnets, but they never lasted a whole day. People just kept taking them. An old lady even waited for me to come out of a store to lecture me on "Sinning against God." I decided it wasn't a good idea - someone might actually damage my car.

 

That's a good idea though Taph. <img>

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I went to the Barnes & Noble today. I grabbed some books,"Why I Am No Longer A Christian", "The Dark Side Of Christian History", etc. and I distrubuted them on the tables where people sit to read. Maybe someone today will pick them up and read them. Maybe, someone will think about the truth of Christianity.

 

If you are ever at a bookstore near you do this! It's easy and can help get the anti-Christianity message out.

 

Taph

 

 

Did you notice the difference in shelf space dedicated to religion vs. science. I went looking for a book by Richard Dawkins in Borders Books. Three small shelves devoted to Biology with slim pickings. I had to ask a clerk where it was, I couldn't find hidden away amongst the computer books. The religion section was HUGE! It did have one small shelf devoted to Agnostic/Athiesm.

 

Bahhh... I'm going to write to Borders and give them some constructive critiscism. :vent:

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My local Barnes & Noble has a decently sized science section. I love going there and browsing.

 

 

I'll have to check out the local B&N. I've been going to Borders recently. I tried to find Athiest Universe, but they don't stock it, it had to be ordered. I wonder if the franchise owner is fundy, or just stocks more religious woo-woo stuff because it sells so much better?

 

I love to browse the Science section the Sci-Fi section. I'm a big fan of "hard science fiction".

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My local Barnes & Noble has a decently sized science section. I love going there and browsing.

 

 

I'll have to check out the local B&N. I've been going to Borders recently. I tried to find Athiest Universe, but they don't stock it, it had to be ordered. I wonder if the franchise owner is fundy, or just stocks more religious woo-woo stuff because it sells so much better?

 

I love to browse the Science section the Sci-Fi section. I'm a big fan of "hard science fiction".

 

 

 

you see I have had the oppisite experiance... my Boders may have a small Atheist section but my local B&N doen't have one at all! I have tended toward Borders for this reason I got Carrier and Shermer books there as well as dawkins and price... but I can't find thoes at my local B&N

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Similarly I had some ExChristian and other bumper stickers (http://www.digitalfreethought.com/bp.htm), on my car. I had them printed on magnets, but they never lasted a whole day. People just kept taking them. An old lady even waited for me to come out of a store to lecture me on "Sinning against God." I decided it wasn't a good idea - someone might actually damage my car.

 

That's a good idea though Taph. <img>

 

 

I have magnetic bumper stickers also. I take them off when I park and throw 'em inside. I can proclaim my Ex-C/freethinker status on the road without risking vandalism or confrontation. I may get "the finger" on the road someday, but I haven't yet. And no one has followed me into a parking lot yet. I'm far too large physically for most fellows to relish confronting me. Most bullies are pussies deep inside. If an old lady chooses to lecture me, I guess I can deal with that. I like old ladies enough to let their looney beliefs slide off me.

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Well, my B&N doesn't have a specifically atheist section, last time I checked, but they do have quite a few science books and a philosophy section, which mostly has stuff on classical philosophers and then the books for beginners. I've found more stuff by ordering online on their web site.

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*blush* i remember doing the very same as a Christian and praying that God would let the people who needed to find those books... oh dear! 'tis a fab idea though, i think i may have to venture to Borders tomorrow and let Brisbaners have an interesting read on their lunchbreaks (not that there a huge number of xians in the city, but you never know! can always lead to conversations with their xian friends)

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I went to the Barnes & Noble today. I grabbed some books,"Why I Am No Longer A Christian", "The Dark Side Of Christian History", etc. and I distrubuted them on the tables where people sit to read. Maybe someone today will pick them up and read them. Maybe, someone will think about the truth of Christianity.

 

If you are ever at a bookstore near you do this! It's easy and can help get the anti-Christianity message out.

 

Taph

Sounds like this would be good to do at the library too. I'll have to see if they stock a good supply of books critical of Christianity and religion.

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I went to the Barnes & Noble today. I grabbed some books,"Why I Am No Longer A Christian", "The Dark Side Of Christian History", etc. and I distrubuted them on the tables where people sit to read. Maybe someone today will pick them up and read them. Maybe, someone will think about the truth of Christianity.

 

If you are ever at a bookstore near you do this! It's easy and can help get the anti-Christianity message out.

 

Taph

 

I really like the idea. The only problem with that is, at least in the Barnes & Noble's I've been too, is that that people who work there will, soon as you leave the area swoop in there and grab the books and put them back on shelves. When I go there to shop I can't even leave a book on the table or chair where I was sitting; I have to carry it around with me, otherwise it'll be gone in a flash and I'll have to go back to where I originally found it.

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I really like the idea. The only problem with that is, at least in the Barnes & Noble's I've been too, is that that people who work there will, soon as you leave the area swoop in there and grab the books and put them back on shelves. When I go there to shop I can't even leave a book on the table or chair where I was sitting; I have to carry it around with me, otherwise it'll be gone in a flash and I'll have to go back to where I originally found it.

 

Well, at least that means the fundies who have the same idea won't get anywhere, heh.

 

Here's a thought. Instead of taking out books and putting them on tables, why not put bookmarkers in the books? Granted, the employees will probably take them out as well eventually, but with any luck, they'll be slower to notice them.

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Did you notice the difference in shelf space dedicated to religion vs. science. I went looking for a book by Richard Dawkins in Borders Books. Three small shelves devoted to Biology with slim pickings. I had to ask a clerk where it was, I couldn't find hidden away amongst the computer books. The religion section was HUGE! It did have one small shelf devoted to Agnostic/Athiesm.

 

Bahhh... I'm going to write to Borders and give them some constructive critiscism. :vent:

 

Yeah, the Borders I frequent in L.A. has a pathetic little shelf in their religion section for "Atheist/Agnostic" literature. Usually it's filled with overflow from the surrounding sections. I found maybe five books dealing with atheism on the shelf.

 

It's better than the Barnes and Noble though. The guy at the "help" desk looked at me as if I'd just crawled out from under a slimy rock when I asked where their atheist section was. They don't have one, btw. The End of Faith was in their current politics section. Letter to a Christian Nation was in their philosophy section. Philosophy seems to be where I find most books on atheism in Barnes and Noble.

 

Sad.

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I'll have to check out the local B&N. I've been going to Borders recently. I tried to find Athiest Universe, but they don't stock it, it had to be ordered. I wonder if the franchise owner is fundy, or just stocks more religious woo-woo stuff because it sells so much better?

Here's another idea. Instead of ordering books online through Amazon and other booksellers (even though it may be cheaper), request your local bookstore to order it for you. This way they will know there is a demand for such topics, and may order some extra copies to put on the shelves. I don't know about everyone else, but sometimes you can't find books that question Christianity, or present atheism and agnosticism, etc. Or they can be scattered and hard to find , like AgnosticBobAtheistPants pointed out, and you have to grab a clerk to help you track a title down.

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I went to B&N the other day and they had much larger selection of books. The don't have an Athiest/Agnostic section. I found a good selection in "Comparitive Religion" and in "Philosophy" sections. The science section was also much better stocked. I ended up walking out with $75 dollars worth of books. That should keep me busy for bunch of Sundays!

 

Initially I was having a hard time finding books. I was wondering if Tadophilia had gotten there ahead of me and scattered them about the store. I got brave and asked the information clerk where I could find "Athiest Universe". She did seem a bit uncomfortable, but she looked it up and led to the correct section.

 

The guy who checked me out at the register (young college aged dude) asked if I was an athiest. He told me the store manager was on the local cable access athiest channel. He seemed like a decent fellow.

 

I will have to let Borders know I won't be coming back often.

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