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Whether you identify as an atheist, freethinker, Objectivist, misanthropist, social darwinist, rational hedonist, or just a general non-conformist, you’ll find no shortage of devilishly lovable quotes in this book. There’s certainly no shortage of religion bashing quotes, but that’s far from being the only subject. The quotes are arranged alphabetically by author, and the topic index makes it easy to look up a theme and find a slew of relevant quotes.
The editor also stresses the point that a good quote is a good quote, regardless of who it comes from, so to whine “Why is Fredrick Douglas in this book?!? He was a Christian!” is to miss the point. These are all well-selected quotes, whether they come from ancient philosophers or modern rock stars. They show the world and life as they truly are, not “ought” to be. In a world where most people seem to praise conformity, mediocrity, and outdated religious dogma, the kinds of quotes here become quite “Satanic” to the status quo indeed.
I found this book insightful, humorous and informative. Not only is it a fun read, some might even find it enlightening. This book is compiled into the perfect format; you can dig in and read it cover to cover in one sitting or savor it a few pages at a time on your daily commute. As the title may suggest, an open mind might be essential to buying this book, however, it is certainly not a prerequisite to one’s appreciating it.
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