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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Pretty much any criticism that can be found in the Bible is covered here, and I very much enjoyed his personal story. In essence, he went from being a fundamentalist evangelical preacher to being a atheist evangelical preacher.
In telling his journey, Barker presents arguments that are well stated, well researched, clear, and very thought provoking. I think there are other books that do a better job of the material in the other parts of the book. I know exactly what he’s talking about, and I know exactly where he’s finding those cognitive dissonances that have plagued me as well.
Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists by Dan Barker
Takes me several readings to grasp his concepts! Whatever the godess, or falsehood of those statements, Barker makes the telling point that they are all addressed at attacking the person, and not one of them seriously tries to understand or get to grips with the reasons he gave for no daj believing in the bible or the god of the bible.
One day, he woke up and something was different. Godless was instrumental to me in understanding where she is coming from, and also makes my own convictions more solid.
I may not have been an evangelical preacher, as the author was, but I was about as devout a Mormon as one could be when, in the ’80s and I in my 30s and a mother of sixI came to the dna realization that I did not really believe it all and left my church.
Losing Faith in Faith: Barker’s joining a pickup game well in progress, but he holds his own. Without deciding what you believe? Quotes by Dan Barker. I know gravity is real!
The Bible is great for understanding certain ancient cultures and myths, but it is NOT a good source for finding one’s morals.
How an Atheist Finds Meaning.
Book Review: Godless by Dan Barker
Some agnostics are atheistic and some are theistic. He knew Christianity form the inside. Barker’s nearly life long devotion to hardcore Christianity puts him in the perfect position to carefully sit next to those struggling with their faith and say, “Hey, it’s okay not to believe.
March Challenge – All About You. I can’t cover them here, just read the book. Godlesx quote Barker, “We have suffered enough from the divisive malignancy godlees belief. There are millions of unqualified Christians who have only the slightest familiarity with the bible, yet their decision to believe is considered praiseworthy.
Book Review: Godless by Dan Barker | Guest Contributor | Friendly Atheist | Patheos
Is not just that though, everything from personal experiences to criticism of the bible is very repetitive. Goodreads helps you keep track gocless books you want to read.
Preview — Godless by Dan Barker. I wish more people would have the courage to ask questions and seek out a similar path for This was a phenomenal read. For other people named Daniel Barker, see Daniel Barker disambiguation.
It consists of a hurried survey through the Bible intended to prove that inerrantism is unsustainable I agree that it isn’t sustainable. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He is a true believer.
Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists
At this point, the book really started to take off for me. If you are reasonable and kind, you will discover that meaning is not handed to you from on high; it emerges naturally from your own life-driven purpose.
Religion was just the first domino. It is intellectual bankruptcy.
Millions of people may be wrong and have been in the past. Barker takes us through the references to Jesus in the later secular historians and shows the paucity of the evidence.