Joel T. Heinen’s New Book “Say What? Irreverent Essays of a Bemused Atheist” Conveys a Sonorous Perspective of Religion and Its Impact on Humanity

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Recent release “Say What? Irreverent Essays of a Bemused Atheist” from Page Publishing author Joel T. Heinen is a humorous book that shows a candid view of the world’s belief systems and how these have shaped life throughout time.

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Joel T. Heinen, a published author, a professor of environmental studies at Florida International University, Miami; a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal; a Fulbright senior scholar in Kyrgyzstan; and a member of several national and international organizations related to conservation, has completed his new book “Say What? Irreverent Essays of a Bemused Atheist”: a potent opus that delves into the logic of religion.

Author Heinen subtly addresses the idea of overzealousness to a conviction that clouds the judgment and character of a person: “Religion is a funny thing. Most people believe in one or another and assert that theirs is true. Many religious people also assert that every other religion believed in by anyone else ranges from completely false to highly suspect. There are religions that believe in many gods, others that believe in one god, and there are even religions that preach no gods. There are also sects within religions that disavow other sects within the same religion. There are religions that are extinct and new religions formed all the time. The reformation of older religions is also ongoing.
"What all religions seem to have in common are
(1) supernatural beliefs that others don’t believe and,
(2) absolutely no real demonstrable evidence that can be repeated and shown to others in support of any of their supernatural beliefs.
"If you think about it, religion truly is a funny thing in every sense of that word. Many people define their religion to be the all-encompassing paradigm of their existence that causes them to do completely virtuous, altruistic things. Yet religion also causes others, who are equally or even more pious, to commit mass murder. And both have been true for many religions throughout history. This volume takes a broad and satirical look at religions writ large, mainly to question. It’s aimed largely at atheists and those on the fence, but theists may be encouraged to read it too and question for themselves. How did you acquire religion? Why? What do you believe? Why? Why not believe other equally implausible things that others do believe? This volume is just a lighthearted attempt to ask. C'est tout.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Joel T. Heinen’s scholarly masterpiece provides a nonbeliever’s unadulterated feedback and sentiments on religion that truly speaks to every reader’s mind.

Readers who wish to experience this open-minded work can purchase “Say What? Irreverent Essays of a Bemused Atheist” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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