Friday, June 13, 2014

Atheist Children's Book Teaches Random and Meaningless Nature of Existence.....

New York, NY-A new children's book, Pickles the Atheist Pig's Pointless Day, which teaches atheist children about the meaningless nature of existence is set to hit store shelves in time for the holidays.

"Finally the atheist community will have a guidebook for revealing how random forces render all of our efforts ultimately futile," book author Jake Leblanc explained. "The ideal audience for this message of purposelessness is the young school-aged child, but the delightful illustrations will certainly please toddlers as they are gently introduced to the cosmic joke we call life."

Pickles the atheist pig, shown here frustrated by the inability of his subjective moral system to guide him when facing difficult ethical dilemmas
Book critics, like Clandine Jones of Kirkus Reviews, are praising the new book's mix of fantasy elements and realistic fiction. "When children read the tale of this darling young piglet, driven into a life without belief after losing his parents to the abattoir, I truly believe that they will be well on their way to losing the ability to appreciate beauty and wonder in the world," Jones revealed. "Which is all any decent atheist parent really wants for their children."

Based on the large number of pre-orders for the book, Leblanc is already working on a sequel. "I haven't ironed out all of the details yet, but I can tell you that in the second book Pickles will be a little older, much angrier, and will be plotting to destroy Christmas."

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