Do you want to dig a little deeper into understanding atheism and what tickles the free-thinker's mind? Check out our resource list for ways to satisfy your curiosity through a variety of media. Remember, question everything. Enjoy!

Atheist's Book Essentials:

The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
The End of Faith, Sam Harris
Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris
God Is Not Great, Christopher Hitchens
Breaking the Spell, Daniel Dennett

AU/SLO Book Club Reads:

Join Atheists United SLO and take part in one of book club discussions. Here is what we've read and discussed so far:

The Founding Myth, Andrew Seidel
Leaving The Witness, Amber Scorah

Freethinker: A History of American Secularism, Susan Jacoby
Heavens On Earth, Michael Shermer
Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari
Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris
Contact, Carl Sagan

Enlightenment Now, Steven Pinker
God is Not Great, Christopher Hitchens
The End of Faith, Sam Harris
The War On Science, Shawn Otto
The Last Days of Night, Graham Moore
The Gene, Siddhartha Mukherjee

You Are Now Less Dumb, David McRaney
Hitch 22, Christopher Hitchens
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness, Peter Godfrey-Smith
The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far, Lawrence Krauss
Don't Sleep There Are Snakes, Daniel Everett
Welcome to the Universe, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Strauss, Gott
Are We Smart to Know How Smart Animals Are?, Frans De Waal

Lying, Sam Harris
The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins
Faith vs Fact, Jerry Coyne
The Big Picture, Sean Carroll
Believing Bullshit, Stephen Law
The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert
Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto, David Silverman

Islam and the Future of Tolerance, Sam Harris & Maajid Nawaz
Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, Bill Nye
The Gods Themselves, Isaac Asimov
The Moral Arc, Michael Shermer
The Meaning of Human Existence, E.O. Wilson
Waking Up, Sam Harris
Fighting Back the Right, David Niose

A Manual For Creating Atheists, Peter Boghossian
The Way of Science, Dennis Trumble
The End of Faith, Sam Harris
Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin
Nonbeliever Nation, David Niose
Going Clear, Lawrence Wright
Free Will, Sam Harris

God Hates You, Hate Him Back, C.J. Werleman
Do You Believe in Magic?, Paul Offit
A Universe from Nothing, Lawrence Krauss
The Magic of Reality, Richard Dawkins
The Righteous Mind, Jonathan Haidt
Sex at Dawn, Christopher Ryan

God and the Folly of Faith, Victor J. Stenger
The Good News Club, Katherine Stewart
The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking
The Leftovers, Tom Perrotta

Demon Haunted World, Carl Sagan
Reasonable Atheism, Aikin and Talisse
Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi-Ali
God is Not Great, Christopher Hitchens
The Moral Landscape, Sam Harris

Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris

Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Science Blogs:

Friendly Atheist
Hehmant Mehta

David Niose
Champion of the Secular Humanist and Separation of Church & State Movement

Atheists Media Blog

Atheist's Movies
Movies, documentaries, books, texts, video and sound clips related to atheism, freethinking and science

Atheist Revolution
Breaking free from irrational belief and opposing Christian extremism

Sam Harris

Richard Carrier Blog
Defender of the American freethought movement

Bad Science
Ben Goldacre of "The Guardian" Newspaper

A collaboration among some of the most recognized names in promoting science, critical thinking, and skepticism. Regular bloggers include: Brian Dunning, Daniel Loxton, Donald Prothero, Mark Edward, Michael Shermer, and Steven Novella. This site is hosted by the Skeptics Society.

Your Daily Fix of Neuroscience, Skepticism, and Critical Thinking with Steven Novella

Science-Based Medicine
Exploring Issues and Controversies in Science and Medicine with Steven Novella


Atheists United

Richard Dawkins Foundation

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Atheists Republic
A community for atheists worldwide

American Atheists

Atheists Alliance of America

Atheists Alliance

Center For Inquiry

National Day of Reason

American Humanist Association

Secular Coalition For American

Popularizers of Science:

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Hayden Planetarium

Lawrence Krauss

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Stephen Hawking

Brian Greene

Sean Carroll


Sam Harris: Waking Up Podcast

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: StarTalk Podcast

The Thinking Atheist
Podcast hosted by Seth Andrews.

Reasonable Doubts
Your skeptical guide to religion

Skeptics Guide to the Universe
Your Guide to Reality


Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Carl Sagan's legendary show presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Atheist Experience
The Atheist Experience is a weekly cable access television show in Austin, Texas

Local Media:

Separation of Church & State
Guy Rathbun's IdeaSphere covers the Pismo Beach prayer controversy

The Quest for the Historical Jesus
Guy Rathbun's IdeaSphere interviews Dr. Richard Carrier

Videos of Richard Carriers talk in San Luis Obipso, April 19, 2014:
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4

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