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The Happy Heretic

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This irreverent romp over the sacred cows of religion is a humorous and refreshingly down-to-earth call for common sense. Judith Hayes, the Erma Bombeck of the secular humanist community, has the unique ability to raise serious points while making us laugh as she throws buckets of cold water on the irrational beliefs and maddening inconsistencies that often characterize ...more
Hardcover, 268 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by Prometheus Books
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Melissa
Jul 07, 2016 Melissa rated it really liked it
One of the funniest books discussing religion I ever read. Judith Hayes honesty and humorous look at the popes, the Bible, and so much more is refresing and make this an enjoyable read.
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A somewhat lighter read than a lot of books on atheism makes this an excellent book for the new atheist, and enjoyable even for the seasoned unbeliever. Judith's wit and perspective is a breath of fresh air.
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Aug 13, 2016 Mimi rated it really liked it
Fun and fresh air! This was one of the first books I read by a skeptic, so I was blown away by Judith Hayes' pull-no-punches style of biblical criticism.

The book is not intellectual by any means, but she succeeds in shining the cold, hard light of common sense on beliefs that, amazingly, many in our culture still hold sacred. She seems to have a pretty good grasp of scripture, and she includes hundreds of biblical quotes as she points out one absurdity after the other. Christianity is not her on
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