Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR GODLESSValuable in the human story are the reflections of intelligent and ethical people who listen to the voice of reason and who allow it to vanquish bigotry and superstition. This book is a classic example.”CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS author of God is Not GreatThe most eloquent... show more
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR GODLESSValuable in the human story are the reflections of intelligent and ethical people who listen to the voice of reason and who allow it to vanquish bigotry and superstition. This book is a classic example.”CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS author of God is Not GreatThe most eloquent witness of internal delusion that I knowa triumphantly smiling refugee from the zany, surreal world of American fundamentalist Protestantismis Dan Barker.”RICHARD DAWKINS author of The God DelusionGodless was a revelation to me. I don’t think anyone can match the (devastating!) clarity, intensity, and honesty which Dan Barker brings to the journeyfaith to reason, childhood to growing up, fantasy to reality, intoxication to sobriety.”OLIVER SACKS authors of MusicophiliaIn Godless, Barker recounts his journey from evangelical preacher to atheist activist, and along the way explains precisely why it is not only okay to be an atheist, it is something in which to be proud.”MICHAEL SHERMER publisher of Skeptic MagazineGodless is a fascinating memoir and a handbook for debunking theism. But most of all, it is a moving testimonial to one man’s emotional and intellectual rigor in acclaiming critical thinking.”ROBERT SAPOLSKY author of Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers
Publish date: September 1st 2008
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Pages no: 392
Edition language: English
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Very good. Nice argument about all the areas of God/Jesus not being believable. I like the section on all others in religion who have since deconverted.
I had read the author's more recent book, "The life driven purpose" and had wanted to know a little bit more on how a person goes from a superstitious based mindset to a reason based one. He only touches a little bit on his transition in this book. I would recommend Jerry DeWitt's book "Hope After...
I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book.First of all, what is a leading atheist? I never knew we had a vote. Since I'm more of an agnostic dabbling in the philosophical side of Buddhism, I may not have been eligible to vote. Being a leading freethinker makes sense since it implies an interest...