The Loser Letters

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A wickedly witty satire, The Loser Letters chronicles the conversion of a young adult Christian to atheism. With modern humor rivaling that of the media-lampooning Onion, found on college campuses all over America, Eberstadt's lovable and articulate tragicomic heroine A.F. Christian's open letters to the "spokesmen of the New Atheism" explain her reasons for rejecting God and the logical consequences that follow that choice. Along the way she offers pithy advice to well-known contemporary atheists such as Richard...

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Overview

A wickedly witty satire, The Loser Letters chronicles the conversion of a young adult Christian to atheism. With modern humor rivaling that of the media-lampooning Onion, found on college campuses all over America, Eberstadt's lovable and articulate tragicomic heroine A.F. Christian's open letters to the "spokesmen of the New Atheism" explain her reasons for rejecting God and the logical consequences that follow that choice. Along the way she offers pithy advice to well-known contemporary atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, in the hope of helping them win over more Christians.

Amid the many current books arguing for or against religion, social critic and writer Mary Eberstadt's book is truly unique: a black comedy about theism and atheism that is simultaneously a rollicking defense of Christianity.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781586174316
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 702,374
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Letter 1 The Trouble with Experience 15

Letter 2 Some Little Contradictions and How They Grew 27

Letter 3 The Trouble with Good Works 39

Letter 4 The Trouble with Dull Art 53

Letter 5 Those Obnoxious Christian Convert Traitors-and What to Do about Them 65

Letter 6 Query: Do Atheists Know Any Women, Children, or Families? 78

Letter 7 The Unbelievably Annoying Problem of Christian Moral High Ground 92

Letter 8 My Turn to Atheism, Part One: From Baby Killers to Barnyard Mayhem 106

Letter 9 My Turn to Atheism, Part Two: An Internet Café in Portland, the Little Debbie Tea Party, and You 118

Letter 10 Onward, Anti-Christian Soldiers! A. F. Christian Meets the Midget in the Red Cape 130

Acknowledgments 147

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