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.
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Seth's voice keeps you interested. He know exactly how to keep an audience interested.
His voice, his excitement, his passion.
Anyone expensing doubts about their religion should listen to this. I never experienced hard core indoctrination and of the indoctrination I have, I have only done so at the hands of my grand and grand grand parents. I had become an atheist long before my 18th birthday this was long before Mr Dawkins, The God Delusion. I found this look at an early life of of someone in a strongly religious family and the De-conversion is truly FASCINATING.
On the over note Seth um can you narrate some over books ........ please?
Seth has a gift. He is a wonder narrator and brings an engaging, interesting, thought provoking audio book for the world to read. This book, although only four ish hours long, (I didn't want it to end).. is very informative and perfectly balanced, easy to listen too, and brings to light how The Thinking Atheist came to be. Religious people take heed: The internet is the new god. Your beliefs are eventually too fade, and science will, eventually, take over as the truth that it is. Seth Andrews is going to help change the world.
Do you believe? Did you believe? Do you have questions? This book is a firecracker in the middle of a sleeping flock, a shot in the arm of 'new' atheism. Accessible and comprehensive, entertaining and informative, fun and sincere, Seth's book yells 'Wake up and smell the cheese people'.
The litany of bible atrocities.
A lot of laughs, facepalms, sighs and 'amen's!
Can you 'read' this, comprehend it, study its references and still believe?
but his rant centers on The Bible, written by men, and Christianity, and organized religion, invented by men. Fine, but as is often overlooked, God may be something beyond the scope of our limited imagination and understanding, should there be a Supreme Mover Creator. To dismiss "God" is not deep thinking. To dismiss the probability of truth behind organized religion and The Bible is another. Call me agnostic.
Seth's story is very interesting to listen from perspective of someone living in a fairly liberal and atheistic country. That, and his voice is one of those you could listen to approximately forever regardless of topic. Great delivery.
As a recent "convert" from Christianity. It was very comforting to hear that someone else had the same doubts and fears. While listening to this book keep in mind that it IS Seth's biography so you'll hear a lot about the thinking atheist site and community (awesome source for info and community while struggling with losing your religion btw).
Matching socks is for newbs.
This audio book ranks toward the top of my life. Excellently narrated by one heckuva buttery voice. Could listen all day long.
Seth tells his story of leaving Christianity. He's lovable and relatable.
I like the title ... it tells it all.
As an ExChristian, I found Seth's story a comfort (I am not alone). His story is very different from my own, which made this truly fascinating. For those of us who have left the faith, we need to hear from others as the transitions out of religion can be quite taxing. I found Seth's story helpful for that reason. Well told, thoughtful and thought provoking.
Before purchasing the book, I was worried that the material would be a repetition of what I had already known from listening to Seth's podcasts and reading "Holy Cows". Fortunately, plenty of it was new and I enjoyed it very much! Seth drew a lively picture of his life before and after the deconversion, and I feel we have gotten to know him more as a person and an activist through this book.
Furthermore, the whole book had a refreshing and energetic vibe to it. It was a joy to listen to.
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