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Freethinkers Book Club: Nonverts: The Making of Ex-Christian America

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • https://meet.google.com/beh-azmo-wcw



Freethinkers Book Club

Nonverts: The Making of Ex-Christian America

By Stephen Bullivant

Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Hosted by: Karen C.

Discussion Questions

  • Nonverts includes personal interviews of nonverts, who were formerly religious and no longer are. Did any of these stories particularly resonate with you? Were they relatable?
  • The book presents survey data pertaining to this trend. Was there anything that was surprising or new to you?
  • Bullivant attributes the below three factors to the rise of Nones/NovertsDo you agree or are there other factors  equally or more impactful?
    •  The New Atheism is able to position itself as patriotic (as opposed to unpatriotic) after the ending of the Cold War in the 1980s.
    • Appearance of the Internet
    • People are becoming more comfortable being nonreligious because there are more nones.
  • Bullivant came from a non-religious family and converted to Catholicism at the age of 38. Do you view the book Nonverts as an objective study/account from a researcher/sociologist, or one that is biased by a religious perspective/objective.

Please feel free to join if you have not read the book, but if so, please take a look at one or more of the below resources.

Stephen Bullivant on Nonverts and the Making of Non-Christian America




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