A.J. said: I’m closing in on having read all the major atheist books in I am agnostic at best, but I don’t think I would like Dan Barker very much in real life. Dan Barker is the author of Godless ( avg rating, ratings, reviews, published ), Losing Faith in Faith ( avg rating, ratings, 36 quotes from Dan Barker: ‘Scientists do not join hands every Sunday and sing ” Yes gravity is real! I know gravity is real! I will have faith! I believe in my heart.
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Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists
I wish more people would have the courage to ask questions and seek out a similar path for truth the way that Barker did. I’m not sure if I the reason why I find that section lacking is in the book itself or just a psychological thing where I don’t want to accept all of Barker’s view He is the current co-president with his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor of the Freedom From Religion Foundationan American Freethought organization that promotes the separation of church and state.
Do I agreed with it? I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up must come down, down, down. Nov 23, Ensiform rated it liked it Shelves: The fault in the first half of the book is that there is a sense, at least to me, of some longing for his past “glory days” such as they were.
But it is quite interesting and true. Apr 05, Jason M. March Challenge – All About You.
In fact a lot of his reasoning is exactly the same as what has been said by “li Dah, here’s a book that’s very hard to rate objectively. The second half lays out the case against Christianity by means of a gpdless analysis of the utter failure of Christians to prove their god, or any god, exists.
His background equips him well to deal with this material and he makes a strong case, pointing up dozens of discrepancies. With the exception of a couple of lingering tales pertaining to his personal life, I thought this was almost the perfect book for someone with serious questions about the validity of their belief and also as a source of education in the area of the non-exsistance of God.
But overall it is an enjoyable read. I used to be a music pastor myself. I’m a Christian even after reading this book.
Book Review: Godless by Dan Barker
I wish more Christians would read this. Want to Read saving…. Claiming that Christianity must be true because so many people believe it is pointless.
Godless is a wonderful glimpse into the mind of a fundamentalist Christian and a useful instruction booklet for anyone needing help to break free from that world.
This book is a classic example. Return to Book Page.
Dan Barker Quotes (Author of Godless)
Sets out persuasively the arguments for atheism. The second half of the book is also very heavy on philosophy. Theology, in my mind, amounts to word games that make the otherwise completely nonsensical or illogical somehow seem deep and “nuanced” or “mysterious”.
Richard Dawkins Goodreads Author Foreword.
Would you be thankful to a person who cut you with a knife in order to sell you a bandage? He lives in Madison, WI. My favorite vodless of the book were the chapters dealing with the contradictions in the bible and in God’s and Jesus’ messages, the morality or lack of it in the bible, and historical evidence relating to the existence of Jesus. Never mind, it was Jerry Garcia.
Oct 05, Jarkko Laine rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 24, Naomi V rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Sep 06, Joy Davidsen rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Barker begins by detailing his journey in the first half of the book, followed with the philosophical problems of the existence of god, and finishes with his critiques of Christianity. I have mixed feelings about this book.
I can’t complain too much because I skimmed a dn of it, however for a book to get the holy grail of five stars, it needs to be aware of a reader——especially godlesss religious one——who picked this up for a purpose other than finding out the modern history of the Freedom from Religion Foundation.
Further, very little choice is involved aside from the choice to read and ask questions. Atheists don’t believe in a transcendent world or supernatural afterlife.