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ISSA Freethought Library Update!

July 27, 2011

It’s been two weeks, and ISSA’s Freethought Library has more than doubled in size! Sure, that means we now have nine books instead of four, but progress is progress! I’d like to thank those who’ve donated thus far… This is, of course, for a great cause—arming our members with the most fundamental atheist arguments, facilitating productive discussion and promoting further inquiry. In short, we need to keep these freethinkers freethinkin’! Get it? Got it? Good.

So, here’s the updated wishlist. I threw in my own signed copy of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel, and added a few more possibilities based upon your suggestions.

Please continue to make suggestions for additional items! As promised, I will be posting the updated list every Monday morning.

If you happen to have any extra copies of the above books lying around, please consider donating them! Media mail is quite inexpensive—a small price to pay to expand young minds! Simply email to find out where to send your texts.

If you’d like to help us out but don’t have any old books to give, please consider donating to our group via Paypal. Simply click the orange “donate” button in the upper right-hand corner, and make sure to specify that your donation is for the Freethought Library Fund!

And be sure to check back this week… ISSA’s got a few other irons in the fire! :)

Thanks, guys!

Yours in book-love,


This post originally appeared on the Illini Secular Student Alliance blog. If your student group has started a Freethought Library feel free to email us at


About the Author: Rebecca Tippens

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Rebecca Tippens is a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where her studies include Physics, Astronomy and the French Language. She is the current Vice President (and self-appointed librarian) of the Illini Secular Student Alliance.




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