“If we care about reality”: Meme from The Way of the Heathen

Stories and imagination are essential parts of our human lives. But if we care about reality, we need to not fool ourselves into thinking our stories are true.

“Stories and imagination are essential parts of our human lives. But if we care about reality, we need to not fool ourselves into thinking our stories are true.”
-Greta Christina, The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life
(from Chapter 1: “Caring About Reality: Why It Matters What We Don’t Believe”)

(Image description: above text superimposed on image of two silhouetted people looking at ocean horizon, one of them pointing)

I’m making a series of memes/ inspirational poster thingies with my favorite quotes from my new book, The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life. Please feel free to share this on social media, or print it and hang it on your wall if you like. (The image above is pretty big: you can click on it to get a bigger size if you like.)

Way of the Heathen cover
The Way of the Heathen is available in ebook on Amazon/Kindle and on Smashwords for $7.99. The audiobook is at Audible. The print edition is at Amazon and Powell’s Books, and can be ordered or carried by pretty much any bookstore: it’s being wholesaled by Ingram, Baker & Taylor, IPG, and bookstores can buy it directly from the publisher, Pitchstone Publishing. Check it out, and tell your friends!

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One thought on ““If we care about reality”: Meme from The Way of the Heathen

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    The christian bible was written over 2000 years ago by some charismatic older men with long beards who “believed” they had the absolute truth, at least by the gullible audience who listened to their tales. Now hundreds of millions of people have this “belief” that those men and the generations of interpreters of those biblical verses who followed, have the very truth of the universe, let the evidence be damned.

    Too many people who dream up explanations for things, convince themselves that because they “believe” then of course whatever their “beliefs” may be, they are absolutely the truth. Never mind any evidence to the contrary. Greta Christina is correct when she says “….if we care about reality, we need to not fool ourselves into thinking our stories are true.” The term “stories” here could be easily replaced by the term “beliefs.”

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