From Midwest Book Review's October Small Press Book Watch
Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds opinions should be formed on the basis of logic, reason and empiricism and not authority, tradition, or other dogmas. Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Most inclusively, atheism is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist. "Atheist Voices of Minnesota: an Anthology of Personal Stories" is an anthology of informative contributions by thirty-six atheists, each of them citizens of Minnesota, on what it means to be an atheist, their lifeexperiences as atheists, their ethics as atheists, and more. Of special note is the concluding section devoted to 'Atheists and Secular Resources' which includes listings of atheist and secular organizations in Minnesota; national and international atheist and secular organizations; atheist and secular student organizations; and atheists resources related to organized religion. "Atheist Voices of Minnesota: an Anthology of Personal Stories" is highly recommended reading for anyone seeking an alternative to the irrational and the superstitions, or who wants to simply know more about what it is like to be an atheist.