9781569756775

Godless How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists

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    9781569756775

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    1569756775

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-01
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
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Summary

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR GODLESS

“Valuable 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 Great

“The most eloquent witness of internal delusion that I know—a triumphantly smiling refugee from the zany, surreal world of American fundamentalist Protestantism—is Dan Barker.”
—RICHARD DAWKINS author of The God Delusion

Godless was a revelation to me. I don’t think anyone can match the (devastating!) clarity, intensity, and honesty which Dan Barker brings to the journey—faith to reason, childhood to growing up, fantasy to reality, intoxication to sobriety.”
—OLIVER SACKS authors of Musicophilia

In 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 Magazine

Godless 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

Author Biography

Don Barker received a degree in religion from Azusa Pacific University and was ordained to the ministry by the Standard Community Church. He has appeared on numerous talk shows including Oprah Winfrey, Hannity & Colmes, and Good Morning America. He lives in Madison, WI.

Table of Contents

Rejecting God
The Callp. 3
The Fallp. 33
The Falloutp. 46
The New Callp. 67
Why I Am an Atheist
Why I Am an Atheistp. 87
Refuting Godp. 104
Omni-Aqueousp. 121
Cosmological Kalamityp. 130
Dear Theologianp. 145
What's Wrong With Christianity
The Bible and Moralityp. 161
Murder, He Wrotep. 203
For Goodness Sakep. 208
Bible Contradictionsp. 222
Understanding Discrepancyp. 243
Did Jesus Exist?p. 251
Did Jesus Really Rise From the Dead?p. 277
Life Is Good!
We Go to Washingtonp. 309
Adventures in Atheismp. 320
Life and Death Mattersp. 337
Selected Bibliographyp. 357
Indexp. 367
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