Michael A. Sherlock is an atheist author, or "New Atheist" author, although he rejects the label New Atheist as being nothing more than a derogatory nomenclature describing atheists who refuse to simply sit idly by and say nothing while religion wreaks havoc on our planet.
Sherlock, as he is often called, was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, but spent many years in Tasmania. He studied social anthropology and Sociology, Political Science and Law at the University of Tasmania and became fascinated by the myths of our ancient ancestors. This fascination led him to study comparative mythology, which in turn led him to investigate the non-Judaic origins of the Bible.
Michael A. Sherlock is presently studying a master's degree in Arts, majoring in Studies in Religion, at the University of New England.
Sherlock's aim as an author is to expose the "sacred" lies, frauds and forgeries of religion. Sherlock says: "Before we can clear a path to finding truth, whatever that may be, we must first neutralize the filth which has infected the minds of so many...Supernaturalism, superstition, pseudo-science, and religion, all embody this mental filth, and the scientific method, with its humble, honest and evidence-based approach to questions of probable truth, represents the neutralizer."
Michael is also the founder and chair of a small human rights organization, Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics and Secularists, which has the support of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Ricky Gervais, Roseanne Barr, Maryam Namazie and other well-known public figures.