The Good Atheist — Tonight on the Write Stuff

goodatheistJack Callaghan is a good atheist. He doesn’t believe in religious ‘fairy tales’ and won’t accept anything without evidence. Which is just as well, since faith of any kind is a cerebral crime in 2058.

His wife Selene used to be a super model. Once beautiful and confident, she became a recluse after a car accident left her horribly disfigured. Since then she hasn’t left the house, shunning friends and family and everyone who loves her. And she has no plans to ever step outside the front door again.

Both their lives are about to change forever when Jack inherits a secluded cabin in the woods. For within the cabin he finds evidence that his father, a famous scientist long believed dead, is alive and in hiding from the Tolerance Bureau. Jack sets out to find him, but his journey to find his father soon turns into a race for his life when he uncovers the explosive truth behind his father’s disappearance – a truth the Tolerance Bureau is desperate to conceal and will do anything to keep hidden.

Because behind his disappearance are the reasons his scientist father became a believer.

Chat with me as M J Manto and I talk atheism, apologetics, and philosophy as it all collides in his book, The Good Atheist. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here. Tune in!


Mike-with-book-1Mike was born in Toronto and grew up in south-western Ontario. When he was 15 he hitchhiked across Canada and got a job in Vancouver, selling drawings to earn meal money along the way. He spent the next few years travelling extensively around the US and Canada, working at odd jobs. He was a garbage man in Iowa, cleaned cafeterias in Newport Beach California, flipped burgers in Vancouver B.C., drove a truck in Alberta, and buffed floors in London Ontario.

After a few years of this, as much fun as it was, he realized it was time to go to college and get a real job. He graduated from college and worked as a computer programmer for 18 years before going into project management. His first book, a non-fiction computer guide was published in 1997. In 2004 he went into seminary and graduated with a Masters in Theological Studies. He started writing speculative fiction in 2007, and completed several novels before publishing The Good Atheist in July 2014. He lives in south-western Ontario with his wife Pennie, where he continues writing.

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