We Of Little Faith: Why I Stopped Pretending to Believe (and Maybe You Should Too)


By Kate Cohen

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By Kate Cohen

*Kate was a speaker at FFRF’s 2023 convention in Madison

An atheist’s impassioned call for nonbelievers to be honest with themselves and their families about their lack of belief—and in so doing change the American cultural conversation.

Even though a growing number of Americans don’t believe in god, many remain reluctant to say so out loud. Kate Cohen argues that not only is it rewarding for those of little faith to announce themselves, it’s crucial to our country’s future.

As she details the challenges and joys of fully embracing atheism—especially as a parent—Washington Post contributing columnist Kate Cohen does not dismiss religion as dangerous or silly. Instead, she investigates religion’s appeal in order to explain the ways we can thrive without it.

Americans who don’t believe in god call themselves atheists, agnostics, humanists, skeptics, and freethinkers. Sometimes they are called “nones,” based on the box they checked on a survey identifying their religion. And sometimes they call themselves Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or Buddhist.

Whatever you call yourself, if you don’t believe there’s a supernatural being in charge of the universe, it’s time to join the chorus of We of Little Faith.

Hardcover,  248 pages.


Freedom From Religion Foundation