Freethought Books (April 2018)

The following books are by FFRF members on the topics of religion or freethinking. FFRF does not do traditional book reviews.


Status Quon’t: A Woman’s Perspective on How Christianity Was Never About God

By Katilyn Pulcher
$17.89 (paperback); $9.99 (Kindle)
2017 (Self-published)

The author describes her theory that Christianity was created by humans solely to control the behavior of other people, particularly women and homosexuals. She believes that religious leaders recognized fear as the number one source of human motivation and the fear of an immortal, all-powerful God as more paralyzing than fear of themselves, and thus claimed to have intimate knowledge of God’s wishes in order to influence others. The book encourages readers to reject the status quo and replace it with a status quon’t, which is described as an ever-evolving state of critical thought and personalized belief systems.


Mom, We’re Black!

By Peter A. Bobley
$17.50 (paperback); $5.99 (Kindle) Wall Street Rose Publishing 2017

We are all black Africans with the identical genetic code. We’re not French per se or Catholic per se. We’re human per se. Each of the 31 two-page spreads (text on left, cartoon on right) portrays an important element in history. Topics covered include the fictional and supernatural aspects of religion, how human IQs rose, the creation of language, the need for laws and money, admitting ignorance and the role of science, the subjugation of women, climate change and more.


Star Thistle

By Jim Gronvold
$14.99 (paperback); $9.99 (Kindle)
2017 (Self-published)

From tasting “wild sea/on a soft breeze” to expressing his conviction that “hallowed Nature/…needs no temple,” the concise lyrical poems in Star Thistle reflect the author’s view that “Life itself/is paradise.” Author Barbara Swift says, “The poems offer readers a look into the larger questions of the here and now, and what makes for a meaningful life.” Author Terri Glass says, “Slightly reminiscent of Emily Dickinson or Robert Frost, Jim Gronvold’s musings of life and death are deeply philosophical.”