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Well into the 21st century, our species continues to participate in beliefs and customs that seem more suited to the Bronze Age than the Information Age, some of which involve poisonous snakes, holy smoke, urine bubbles, crystals, tarot cards, aliens, costumed virgins, and, of course, an offering plate.
Join Seth Andrews for a random romp across the planet and a humorous look at some of humanity’s Sacred Cows. Producing an immersive audiobook experience with narration, actors, music, and sound effectsSeth Andrews has drawn upon his decades-long experience as a broadcaster and storyteller to anfrews an eerie otherworld of ghosts, spirits, devils, and supernatural beasts.
A mix of original tales and popular urban legends, these 14 freestanding chapters favor ghouls over gore, providing easily digestible vignettes of supernatural fiction, ghostly lore, and creepy fun for anyone who has ever enjoyed a scary film, haunted house, or Halloween campfire story. Part 1 of Godless”Rejecting God”, tells the story of how I moved from devout preacher to atheist and beyond.
Part 2, “Why I Am an Atheist”, presents my philosophical reasons for unbelief. Part 3, “What’s Wrong with Christianity”, critiques the bible its reliability as well as its morality and the historical deconvetted for Jesus. Part 4, “Life Is Good! Originally conceived as a joint presentation between influential thinker and best-selling author Richard Dawkins and former evangelical preacher Dan Barker, this unique book provides an investigation into what may be the most unpleasant character in all fiction.
Barker combs through both the Old and New Testaments as andrewx as 13 different editions of the “Good Book”presenting powerful evidence for why Scripture shouldn’t govern our everyday lives. Religious fundamentalists and biblical literalists present any number of arguments that attempt to disprove evolution. Those with a sympathetic ear often fail to critically examine these creationist claims, leading to an ill-informed public and, perhaps more troubling, ill-advised public policy. As Aron Ra makes clear, however, every single argument deployed by creationists in their attacks on evolution is founded on fundamental scientific, religious, and historical falsehoods – all of them.
Nailed sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely andrewe, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus – in short, a purely mythic Christ.
For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith – and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion.
The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious evangelism, this audiobook offers the first-ever guide not for talking people into faith – but for talking them out of it. Where did this multi-billion dollar tax-exempt corporation come from? Did Joseph Smith really sleep with all those women?
Are the Mormons going to take over the whole world, and if so, is there any way to stop them? But that’s not all! This book uses evolutionary psychology as a lens to explain religious violence and oppression.
The author, a clinical psychologist, examines religious scriptures, rituals, and canon law, highlighting the many ways in which our evolutionary legacy has shaped the development of religion and continues to profoundly influence its expression.
With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins “Darwin’s Rottweiler” for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky.
Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes. Fighting God is a firebrand manifesto from one of the most recognizable faces of atheism. In his audiobook, Silverman – a walking, talking atheist billboard known for his appearances on Fox News – discusses the effectiveness, ethics, and impact of the in-your-face-atheist who refuses to be silent.
Silverman argues that religion is more than just wrong: It is our duty to be outspoken and do what we can to bring religion down. For all the thousands of books that have been written about religion, few until this one have attempted to examine it scientifically: Is religion a product of blind evolutionary instinct or rational choice?
Is it truly the best way to live a moral life? Ranging through biology, history, and psychology, Daniel C. Richard Carrier, world-renowned philosopher and historian, explains the four reasons he does not accept the Christian religion, describing four facts of the world that, had they been different, he would believe. Those four reasons are God’s silence, God’s inaction, the lack of evidence, and the way the universe looks exactly like a godless universe would, and not at all like a Christian universe would, even down to its very structure.
Carrier addresses all the usual replies to these claims.
In this book, Casper Rigsby addresses the doctrine of Christianity known as the Bible, and dives head long into the insanity within that text. The book will introduce the non-Christian to some of the most irrational and illogical ideas within the Christian doctrine and will remind the progressive or moderate Christian of just how insane the Bible is. Leading New Testament scholar Robert M. Price has taken umbrage at the cavalier manner in which Rev.
Price exposes and refutes Strobel’s arguments chapter-by-chapter. In doing so, he has occasion to wipe out the entire field of Christian apologetics as summarized by Strobel. This book is a must-read for anyone bewildered by the various books published by Rev. The assumption that Jesus existed as a historical person has occasionally been questioned in the course of the last hundred years or so, but any doubts that have been raised have usually been put to rest in favor of imagining a blend of the historical, the mythical, and the theological in the surviving records of Jesus.
Historian and philosopher Richard Carrier reexamines the whole question and finds compelling reasons to suspect the more daring assumption is correct. The Bible offers some clues to God’s personality – he’s alternately been called vindictive and just, bloodthirsty and caring, all-powerful and impotent, capricious and foresighted, and loving and hateful.
But no one has ever fully explored why God might be such a figure of contrasts. Nor has anyone ever satisfactorily explained what guides his relationship not just with angels, the devil, and his son, but also with all of creation. Assertions like these seem comical until you realize that many Christian parents aren’t kidding when they teach them to their children as facts.
Allegiance to these teachings is expected, often demanded. Doubt is frowned upon as a sin.
And for those who dare to raise a dissenting hand, the threat of Hell looms ominously. A former religious radio host raised in the cradle of Christianity, Seth Andrews battled his own doubts for many years. His attempts to reconcile faith and the facts led him to a conclusion previously unthinkable, and this once-true believer ultimately became the founder of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet. Would you listen to Deconverted again? I may, simply because of the author’s presentation.
He is a skilled broadcaster which made this book a joy to listen too.
Who was your favorite character and why? The authors perspective, and several asides not included in the print edition. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Probably not, just a bit too long, unless you are driving or flying cross country. I am continually searching for skeptic literature in audio form from Zndrews. This was a fun listen, and it is always great to hear from others that are nearly at the same point in their journey, but there is not much here to further the atheist deconvefted or arguments beyond Hitchens, Dawkins, Harris, Stenger, Barker, Ingersol, and the other heavy weights of the genre.
I recommend Seth’s offering more for entertainment which can be a deconvertef diversion from the task of drafting your personal argument.
Seth’s own journey, as set out in this book, covers many of the same feelings and thoughts that I also deconvdrted in my journey from religiousity to atheism. I am thankful to Seth and his efforts, thru the Thinking Atheist Podcasts, for helping me on my journey. Seth has relay the basis of his deconversion story many times on the podcast.
This book, however, gives us anddrews much more detailed and personal insight into that experience. I highly recommend this book to theist, skeptic, agnostic, and athiest alike. It will hopefully, get you thinking – which has always been the whole point of The Thinking Atheist. Ajdrews Audible version of this book is awesomel.
Anyone who has followed the podcast, will quickly come to feel right at home as Seth narrates the book in the same casual, familiar, and humorous way as the podcasts. This is an excellent companion to the written version.
Deconverted (Audiobook) by Seth Andrews |
Seth is a voice of reason anyone on a spiritual journey should listen to. The story mirrors my own. While I was never in radio, I did grow up in a super religious home, was the ‘good girl’, spread the name of Jesus to everyone I met, and found myself in that awkward situation of realizing it had all been a lie. The emotions for de-converting are devastating and terrifying.
It’s comforting to hear or read about others who have gone through the ringer of ‘coming out. What was one of the most memorable moments of Deconverted? Seth started taking a harder look at his ‘beliefs’ when a CCM Singer died. I took a hard look at my ‘beliefs’ when I lost a beloved family member. That kind of hit home for me. The questions he asked were the same questions I asked. I am a regular listener to his podcasts every Tuesday evening. He has a very personable voice and a spark of life that comes out in his broadcasting that you just can’t get on paper.
His personality is overwhelmingly comforting and welcoming and to put his humor and relatability down in writing just wouldn’t do him justice.
Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? Many atheists, myself included, had a difficult time coming to terms with their apostasy. This is something we’ve grown up with, we’ve been encouraged to believe, we’ve been fooled into thinking it is the only way.
We have family and friends that we know would be devastated. We lie to ourselves daily thinking that it’s just a phase, or this will pass. We are restricted from being ourselves. A daily war wages inside that atheist that no one can really relate to, except for, maybe, homosexuals.
Seth’s journey out of the ‘closet’ and into atheist activism should serve as a light at the end of an ever increasing tunnel. He gives information, wisdom, encouragement, and a community where we can just be who we are.
With this book we are encouraged to have a voice.