Current Reading: Breaking the Spell

by Daniel Dennett

Breaking the Spell is a natural history of religion by an avowed atheist. I am not too far into the book yet, but it is an interesting read. More accessible than many of Dennett’s writings, the book is highly recommended.

I especially like the concept of calling atheists, non-deists, agnostics, and other non-believers “brights”. Not because these people are any more bright than believers, in the same way that gays are not happier than non-gays. It is just a term that is not negative and can be co-opted by those who are tired of being tread upon for their beliefs (or non-beliefs in this case).

Have you read the book? What is your take, leave a comment.