is necessary to educate about, and of, all. In discovering questions
that needed answers, I developed surveys. The surveys directly
impact what goes into the writings. The writings get worked into
chapters. The chapters develop into the book, Godless
you to review some of these surveys, and even submit your own
responses. Responses will be collected, and may be used in revisions
of Godless Grief, or in the second book,
"Godless Grief II: Atheist Angst",
or even in the third book for younger children, "Picturing
Poopy Stuff: Crying is for Big Kids, Too".
for ALL surveys is November 30th, 2006.
survey was sent out to a thousand people, and nearly 325 people
responded. It was sent to those who claimed to have little or
no knowledge of Atheist thinking. Some of these people were convinced
that they had never met an Atheist in their lifetime. Ten questions
focused only on loss. The survey results are in the book, but
see if you can come up with questions that these people had not...Take
SURVEY ONE. (Fewer than
ten questions, PDF format. To view the survey in text format,
click here. )
A second survey
was developed from the answers of the first. This survey was read
and answered by some well-known published authors, entertainers,
police officers, mothers, fathers, gays, straights, teachers,
plumbers, and even, in one case, a garbage collector. Broken down
into three themes, the third survey covers basic questions about
gods, employment and legal issues, and finally grief. Interested
in seeing your own responses, and possibly seeing your replies
in a future edition? Take SURVEY
TWO. (Thirty questions, PDF format. To view the survey in
text format, click here.
Are you a
parent? Are you concerned about the ways to talk to your children
about death, loss, and other painful things that are simply a
fact of life? Would you like to be quoted in the second two books?
Please take SURVEY THREE, and have
your questions and thoughts read and developed for the new books.
(Twenty questions, PDF format. To view the survey in text format,
click here. )