It is not uncommon to see, either in a bookstore or on Amazon, a category called either Christian literature or spirituality, however you will practically never see a classification for atheist books or books. The reason for this is that there aren’t lots of books written for that particular group, and especially not fiction novels.
Over the last couple of years, we have actually seen a great deal of nonfiction literature such as The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, however once more very little in the fiction or science fiction category. One of the first books I review which might certainly qualify as Atheist Science-Fiction would be Destined for Oblivion: As Nature Intended composed by an new emerging author; Mario Stinger.
Now, what ought to you expect from atheist literature. Well, I’m not an specialist in Christian literature as I am an atheist myself, so it is a little bit hard for me to compare, however if I were to venture a guess I would state that nonbelievers literature are just stories denuded of all irrational beliefs, individuals binding in prayers and where the characters are possibly more based on facts and science than mythology. If you take a look at the book I pointed out for instance, you can absolutely feel Stinger’s sting and dislike for faith. However, the story shouldn’t feel any more offensive to a spiritual individual, than a Christian story would feel to an atheist reading about people kneeling to prayer, individuals praying before a football video game or before any endeavor there participating in.
With the decline of faith around the world as a whole and the radicalization of religious beliefs in other countries, I believe this genre is well past due. I thing nonbelievers have sat on their complacency for far too long. As opposed to atheist nonfiction, the atheist fiction and sci-fi stories are far less abrasive. I believe because the reason for the story rather than the non-fiction is only to narrate. In these story, the characters are usually nonbelievers, which provide they a much more open field of vision, then that of Christian books. As an example, I can cite Fifty Shadows of Grey, when it come to this series, the author to writes specific sexual act and bondage scenes. How could this be done and still appreciate the limit imposed by religious dogma and its rather prude readers.
Another major benefit for atheist literature is a publicity that these novels will get. A well-known entrepreneur in Montréal once stated; Talk with me positively or detrimentally, however discuss me. We just need to take the new movie Noah to see all the free publicity it is getting on the sole basis of the controversy that it’s producing.
If you’re brand-new to the genre, I strongly recommend Mario Stinger, who has lived as a diplomat both in the Middle East and Asia and is actually an comprehensive knowledge and means of writing about events and actual locations which you have actually probably checked out in the media, twist them and makes you actually feel a part of the novel.
You can discover more about the genre at: http://www.destinedforoblivion.com/about/about-the-author u rl