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People of the Book

Richard Dawkins says too many atheists or non-believers are in the closet. That may be, but they must be doing some reading in there, because Dawkins' book has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 8 weeks. And it took me a week of haunting D.C. bookstores before one finally had it back in stock. When I asked one bookstore employee, he said they sold out of it pretty quickly and that the publisher, "probably underestimated the amount of interest" in the book. Now, surely some of those book-buyers were believers looking to understand and debunk Dawkins' arguments. But more than a few probably reading in the closet.

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