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 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.
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.
simple, inpiring like talk to a friend.
One of it's kind, a must to listen.
this is the first one.
when he was telling his expirience with his parents, same as i.
He is definitive a Hystori telling guy!!!!
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.
I can just listen to seth talk even if he was just reading the dictionary he could make it interesting
Just as good as his podcasts
I would recommend to anyone I felt is having similar new views of reality. I still have to be careful with how honest I can be on how I really see things.
Seth's story telling ability is top notch. He walked you through his early years in a middle class family to his epiphany during 9/11 and ultimately to what he is today. I could relate to much of his story and it has helped me become more comfortable with my own recent road to non-belief.
I am really glad I found The Thinking Atheist and ultimately Seth's story in this book. I did not end up at non-belief by choice and sometimes wish I had taken the "Blue Pill", but now that I am awake it does not feel quite so lonely when I hear stories like Seth's.
I would highly recommend this audiobook to all friends. Seth Andrews has an amazing voice, and hearing him read through his own book truly adds to the experience.
Chapter 13 was one of my favorite chapters. Seth goes over how he breaks down Christians into a few different groups. And they all fit perfectly. The other one that sticks in my mind is Chapter 11, in which Seth goes over some of the contradictions in the Bible, and there are so many he never touched upon.
I read the book twice before listening to the audio, and naturally Seth's amazing voice changes it completely. He adds a much different tone to many areas of the book that anyone who is familiar with his videos will recognize immediately.
The book's title would do it best. Deconverted: A journey from religion to reason.
This is a great book compared to many others simply because it is an easy read. I've tried reading Hitchens and Dawkins and they can get boring fast. Seth Andrews is different and in a good way.
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