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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Apr 10, Elliott Bignell rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Mar 26, Joe Sampson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 23, Godkess rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Love is not hatred or wrath, consigning billions of people to eternal torture because they have offended your ego or disobeyed your rules.

On the outside everything was OK and everybody was looking to him for Godless leadership and teaching, but on the inside the certainty of his faith was shifting dramatically. I know gravity is real! Apr 05, Jason M.

Pretty much any criticism that can be found in the Bible is covered here, godlezs I very much enjoyed his personal story. Brenda, you see, was trying to persuade her husband Alan Lafferty and the other wives of the Lafferty brothers to scale back the more extreme religious practices of the Lafferty brothers. I recommend this to anyone who is raised religiously or is religious.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I went from a dedicate 4. I don’t think anyone can match the devastating! I was totally won over by the end of the day Saturday. Barker did a fine job demonstrating the evidence or rather lack of it for a historical Jesus, and painted a nice picture of the primary govless available from the time period. You are angry with God Atheists are often painted with the brush of anger by Christians.


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

Jan 24, Naomi V rated it really liked it Recommends it for: While other “leading” atheists like Harris and Dawkins are pointing out the errors and traps of religion, they are also fine with people making their own choices. He is thorough to a fault. Legal stuff was actually the least interesting part to me.

Barker’s joining a pickup game well in progress, but he holds his own. Barker has a really interesting story to tell. The most interesting part of the whole book was the chapters about the reactions of those around him, particularly friends and even family, people he had considered great friends for years.

What if the believer making the postulation does not subscribe to that definition and believes that the “universe” in which our time applies is not the “universe” in which God’s time applies but is subsumed within it? Preview — Godless by Dan Barker.

Dan Barker Quotes (Author of Godless)

He knows the bible inside out and can quote chapter and verse. My favorite parts of the book were the chapters dealing with yodless 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. Love is not murdering your son to appease your own vanity.

Dec 13, Curtis rated it really liked it.

Book Review: Godless by Dan Barker

Jan 14, Mike rated it it was amazing Shelves: Especially when I spent my childhood being told about Hell, the Devil, the Anti Christ and the mark of the beast. When he criticizes Christianity, things get a bit more complicated. 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.


There is a narcissistic, self-aggrandizing tone to his writing. He knew Christianity form the inside. He attended a Bible college, married a Christian woman, and spawned four children, all the while figuring out ways to scrape out a living by freelance preaching and composing songs of worship.

He lives in Madison, WI.

Dan Barker (Author of Godless)

Account Options Sign in. Do I agreed with it? The first half of the book is his own story, the history of his life of Christian faith and then his leaving that faith, and the consequences that had for himself and his family.

Barker lost his faith when he started to read and question what he had been given. Retrieved August 20, Oct 27, kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: And love that story about the debate. Yet, despite that knowledge, the edifice started to crumble when he began to think outside the box of his culture and do the kind of thinking that has helped civilization move forward for millions of years.

Discover new books on Goodreads. His deconversion from fundamentalist preacher to staunch atheist comes across as honest not to mention the only logical conclusion when someone is sincerely seeking truth. Retrieved August 18,