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Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason | [Seth Andrews]

Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason

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.
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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.

©2013 Seth Andrews (P)2013 Seth Andrews

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    Anatoli Brisbane, Australia 01-08-13
    Anatoli Brisbane, Australia 01-08-13 Member Since 2013
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    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?

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Fine Lakeview, AR 01-29-13
    Craig Fine Lakeview, AR 01-29-13
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    "Excellent story! "

    Nobody tells it better than Seth Andrews. He keeps your attention, and Seth is very relatable to just about everyone.

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    Glenn NM, United States 01-27-13
    Glenn NM, United States 01-27-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Could not stop listening!"

    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.

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    Ross 01-18-13
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    "A quick guide to reason."
    What did you love best about Deconverted?

    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'.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The litany of bible atrocities.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    A lot of laughs, facepalms, sighs and 'amen's!


    Any additional comments?

    Can you 'read' this, comprehend it, study its references and still believe?

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Wil Bane Mississippi 08-05-15
    Wil Bane Mississippi 08-05-15 Member Since 2015

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    This book is great. Seth is a wonderful story teller and his voice is entrancing. As someone who is a musician and songwriter, I can sort of relate to his story. In short, Seth is awesome and I thank him for telling his story and for all he does.

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    "Simply excellent"

    Very good- mirrored my own path to rational free thought enlightenment . A book that all Christians should read if they are not afraid to challenge themselves spiritually and intellectually.

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    "Excellent, Epistemology on from Religion to Reason"

    I can totally relate in the transition!!! Thru Studies and Research!!! People have to take the initiative to Study and Learn to know the Real truth!!!

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    MAYELA 06-05-15
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    I liked it very much. Seth its very clear When he talks. Easy to listen and understand

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    Easy to listen to, fascinating story of conversion from religious to reason by one of the outstanding freethinkers of this century!

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    "I'm not alone!"

    Seth shares his fitful, sometimes painful and all to familiar anxiety filled journey from fundamentalism to rationalism. He shares deeply about the human and relational impacts of "coming out" as an atheist after you've spent a lifetime of shared belief with friends and family. His story has had a profound effect on helping me come to terms with the same struggles.

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