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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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ross 01-18-13
    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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    tstone9999 05-06-15
    tstone9999 05-06-15 Member Since 2012
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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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    FRANCINE 03-20-15
    FRANCINE 03-20-15
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    "I really liked it!"

    Seth Andrews has a magnetic voice that keeps the listener engaged. I would have loved to ear more if his personal story and how he dealt with the familial issues of coming out I the closet.

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    JNS2012 03-18-15
    JNS2012 03-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book and audio recording from the author."

    Excellent and enjoyable reading from the professional orator Seth Andrews. His story about his journey from Christian to thinking atheist was inspiring. I enjoy his podcast. This was a real treat.

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    Gilberto 03-17-15
    Gilberto 03-17-15 Member Since 2015

    love audio books!!!

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    "Awsome!!!"
    If you could sum up Deconverted in three words, what would they be?

    simple, inpiring like talk to a friend.


    What other book might you compare Deconverted to and why?

    One of it's kind, a must to listen.


    Have you listened to any of Seth Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    this is the first one.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when he was telling his expirience with his parents, same as i.


    Any additional comments?

    He is definitive a Hystori telling guy!!!!

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    Eric Walton 03-15-15
    Eric Walton 03-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Sincere and relatable"

    Mr. Andrews does an excellent job of crafting and relaying his story of de-conversion, while exposing many of the fallacies and contradictions at the very root of religious thinking.

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    Illyria 03-04-15
    Illyria 03-04-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Interesting and easy listening"

    Enjoyed the book. Really found the chapter on contradictions in the bible helpful.
    Thank You to the author for sharing.

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