I’ve written several books, two of which are still available for purchase in paperback and digital format. Over the years my points of view on the topics of religion and spirituality have evolved past what they were when I wrote these books. Thus, I will caution you that the material in these two books is controversial, and some of the content deals with politics and religion from an anti-theist point of view.
I stand behind much of what I have written over the years with regard to civil rights, separation of church and state, my political world view, etc. While I still hold somewhat negative opinions of fundamental religiosity of all stripes, and the bigotry and discrimination that is part and parcel to the narrow points of view their doctrines and dogmas hold, I hold no ill will toward those who are spiritual and are seeking a personal level of peace, tranquility and connection to what they perceive as the divine.
I have also come to know some wonderful Christians, Muslims, Jews, etc., who exhibit an overwhelming level of generosity, kindness and bent toward good will to those they come into contact with, and who spend a great deal of time, effort and energy to help those who are in need, and to make their communities a better place to live in. This has fundamentally changed the way I interact with the world. In fact, I spend a good amount of my time with these people, and even volunteer within their respective organizations not because I share their beliefs on a whole, but because of what they are doing in their communities to help the poor, sick and disenfranchised.
The reason I am positing this warning is that some of the material I wrote in these books, and in many of the older articles on this blog, is sometimes rather acerbic, highly insulting and extremely negative toward all those who hold a spiritual point of view. The caution that I have given is due to the broad brush I had painted all believers of all things spiritual, so if you have an issue with something I wrote, please feel free to contact me and ask me directly about what you read. Depending on what you read, I may still hold the same opinions as I wrote, but perhaps you will be pleasantly surprised?
Either way, here are the links to the two books that are still in print:
If you enjoyed reading Al Stefanelli’s articles, investigative journalism and blistering editorials, then you are in for a treat. The no-holds-barred Prince of Polemic leaves no sacred stone unturned. It is said our species is separate from all others by our ability to reason.
Then why are there so many unreasonable people in the world who stubbornly cling to outdated, irrelevant, disproven and often dangerous superstitious beleifs?
For the last several thousand years the world was controlled by powerful and corrupt religions. Anyone who questioned their doctrine, dogma or superstition was routinely dispatched with extreme prejudice.
But the tides are turning.
This book is a collection of the top 60 most critically acclaimed essays and articles written by Al Stefanelli.
They represent the cream of the crop, and have been re-edited and refreshed for relevancy and content.
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