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Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason
     

Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason

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by Seth Andrews
 

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"...and then Noah loaded the dinosaurs onto the ark." Assertions like these seem comical until you realize that many Christian parents aren't kidding when they teach them to their children as facts. Every day, impressionable young minds are conditioned to blindly accept wild biblical tales of floating zoos, talking shrubbery, 900-year-old humans, the undead, curses,

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"...and then Noah loaded the dinosaurs onto the ark." Assertions like these seem comical until you realize that many Christian parents aren't kidding when they teach them to their children as facts. Every day, impressionable young minds are conditioned to blindly accept wild biblical tales of floating zoos, talking shrubbery, 900-year-old humans, the undead, curses, levitation, demon/human hybrids and men who obtain super-human strength from the length of their hair.
Allegiance to these teachings is expected, often demanded. Curiosity is muted. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781478716563
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
298,833
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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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.

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Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Kevin14606 More than 1 year ago
Seth Andrews is a great storyteller, and this book is no exception.  While Dawkins and Hitchens are more about the debate, Andrews is more about the experience.  He chronicles his "coming out" at a very personal level. He's relatable, and this is a great read for anyone who has gone through the atheism coming out, is thinking abut it, or has a family member who has come out as a nonbeliever.  His book helps you understand the process through their eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick read and to the point!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best parts are when the author relates his personal experiences, but those who have read the works of Dawkins, Hitchens, etc. won't find too much new info. For those who haven't, this is a really good primer on refuting religious nonsense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seth takes us through his journey to reason in a nice, clear and effective way. For atheist who were not religious, it helps understand better the struggle people have when they realize that their main belief is fake.
Mzaga More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of The Thinking Atheist and I am really enjoying his book. I can really relate to his story and have had the some of the same stuggles. His book and his show have been a comfort and had let me know that there are so many others out there that have had the same doubts and fears. I am thankful to have discovered his show and I highly recommend his book.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Seth Andrews' story is inspirational and should be read by all people who are questioning the I faith . I'm sure this book has its detractors, but I think it is a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seth has an excellent podcast, The Thinking Atheist, that wraps around and enhances his life story that he shares in this book. His message is very helpful and supportive for those who no longer believe in religion. He is a very good resource for anyone trying to shed the shackles of oppressive faith systems. Start with this book, it will point you in the right direction away from the suffocation of religion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of the thinking atheist and have wanted to read this book since I listened to my first of Seth's podcasts. It is nice to read something that I can relate to very easily. A great book told by an incredible story teller.
bookworm_451 More than 1 year ago
Anyone making or who has made the journey from faith to reason will find comfort in this book. It is easy to read and Seth is not an ass like Dawkins (even though I love Dawkins!).