Why I Became an Atheist

For about two decades John W. Loftus was a devout evangelical Christian, an ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and an ardent apologist for Christianity. With three degrees--in philosophy, theology, and philosophy of religion--he was adept at using rational argumentation to defend the faith. But over the years, doubts about the credibility of key Christian tenets began to creep into his thinking. By the late 1990s he experienced a full-blown crisis of faith. In this honest appraisal of his journey from believer to atheist, the author carefully explains the experiences and the reasoning process that led him to reject religious belief. The original edition of this book was published in 2006 and reissued in 2008. Since that time, Loftus has received a good deal of critical feedback from Christians and skeptics alike. In this revised and expanded edition, the author addresses criticisms of the original, adds new argumentation and references, and refines his presentation. For every issue he succinctly summarizes the various points of view and provides references for further reading. In conclusion, he describes the implications of life without belief in God, some liberating, some sobering. This frank critique of Christian belief from a former insider will interest freethinkers as well as anyone with doubts about the claims of religion.

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  • Author : John W. Loftus
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Pages : 536 pages
  • ISBN : 1616145781
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Why I Became an Atheist

Why I Became an Atheist
  • Author : John W. Loftus
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release : 10 October 2012
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For about two decades John W. Loftus was a devout evangelical Christian, an ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and an ardent apologist for Christianity. With three degrees--in philosophy, theology, and philosophy of religion--he was adept at using rational argumentation to defend the faith. But over the years, doubts about the credibility of key Christian tenets began to creep into his thinking. By the late 1990s he experienced a full-blown crisis of faith. In this honest appraisal of his

Why I am an Atheist

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  • Author : Bhagat Singh
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Release : 15 August 2019
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A discussion with a friend soon turned into a matter of self-assessment, leading to this discourse on why Bhagat Singh chose to be an atheist. Even in the face of death at a very young age, with uncanny observations and sharp questions, he forces us to re-think our foundations to faith in god.

Why I Became an Atheist

Why I Became an Atheist
  • Author : John W. Loftus
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release : 10 October 2012
GET THIS BOOKWhy I Became an Atheist

For about two decades John W. Loftus was a devout evangelical Christian, an ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and an ardent apologist for Christianity. With three degrees--in philosophy, theology, and philosophy of religion--he was adept at using rational argumentation to defend the faith. But over the years, doubts about the credibility of key Christian tenets began to creep into his thinking. By the late 1990s he experienced a full-blown crisis of faith. In this honest appraisal of his

Why I am an Atheist and Other Works

Why I am an Atheist and Other Works
  • Author : Bhagat Singh
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Release : 29 October 2019
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Bhagat Singh is a name that became synonymous with revolution in India’s struggle for Independence. This young boy brought about a change in the way people thought about freedom. He was well read and fought extensively for rights – his own, his comrades’ and his countrymen’s. A discussion with a friend soon turned into a matter of self-assessment for Bhagat Singh, leading to a discourse on why he chose to be an atheist. Even in the face of death

Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God

Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God
  • Author : Frank Schaeffer
  • Publisher : Regina Orthodox Press
  • Release : 07 November 2014
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Caught between the beauty of his grandchildren and grief over a friend's death, Frank Schaeffer finds himself simultaneously believing and not believing in God--an atheist who prays. Schaeffer wrestles with faith and disbelief, sharing his innermost thoughts. He writes as an imperfect son, husband and grandfather whose love for his family, art and life trumps the ugly theologies of an angry God and the atheist vision of a cold, meaningless universe.

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  • Author : Dan Barker,Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher : Ulysses Press
  • Release : 28 February 2021
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A former preacher tell why he abandoned the guidance of the Bible to follow the dictates of own conscience.

Living with a Wild God

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  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release : 08 April 2014
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed comes a brave, frank, and exquisitely written memoir that will change the way you see the world. Barbara Ehrenreich is one of the most important thinkers of our time. Educated as a scientist, she is an author, journalist, activist, and advocate for social justice. In LIVING WITH A WILD GOD, she recounts her quest-beginning in childhood-to find "the Truth" about the universe and everything else: What's really going on?

Why I Became an Atheist

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  • Author : John W. Loftus
  • Publisher : Trafford on Demand Pub
  • Release : 28 February 2021
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This book is a companion volume for my book, Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2008). It presents some personal reflections and additional arguments not covered in that other book.

Faitheist

Faitheist
  • Author : Chris Stedman
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 06 November 2012
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The story of a former Evangelical Christian turned openly gay atheist who now works to bridge the divide between atheists and the religious The stunning popularity of the “New Atheist” movement—whose most famous spokesmen include Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens—speaks to both the growing ranks of atheists and the widespread, vehement disdain for religion among many of them. In Faitheist, Chris Stedman tells his own story to challenge the orthodoxies of this movement and

The End of Christianity

The End of Christianity
  • Author : John W. Loftus
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release : 12 July 2011
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In this successor to his critically acclaimed anthology, The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails, a former minister and now leading atheist spokesperson has assembled a stellar group of respected scholars to continue the critique of Christianity begun in the first volume. Contributors include Victor Stenger, Robert Price, Hector Avalos, Richard Carrier, Keith Parsons, David Eller, and Taner Edis. Loftus is also the author of the best-selling Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity. Taken together, the Loftus

The Atheist Muslim

The Atheist Muslim
  • Author : Ali A. Rizvi
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 22 November 2016
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In much of the Muslim world, religion is the central foundation upon which family, community, morality, and identity are built. The inextricable embedment of religion in Muslim culture has forced a new generation of non-believing Muslims to face the heavy costs of abandoning their parents’ religion: disowned by their families, marginalized from their communities, imprisoned, or even sentenced to death by their governments. Struggling to reconcile the Muslim society he was living in as a scientist and physician and the

I Sold My Soul on eBay

I Sold My Soul on eBay
  • Author : Hemant Mehta
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release : 19 February 2009
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Unique insights from an atheist’s Sunday-morning odyssey When Hemant Mehta was a teenager he stopped believing in God, but he never lost his interest in religion. Mehta is “the eBay atheist,” the nonbeliever who auctioned off the opportunity for the winning bidder to send him to church. The auction winner was Jim Henderson, a former pastor and author of Evangelism Without Additives. Since then, Mehta has visited a variety of church services–posting his insightful critiques on the Internet

A Manual for Creating Atheists

A Manual for Creating Atheists
  • Author : Peter Boghossian
  • Publisher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
  • Release : 01 July 2014
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For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith—and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious evangelism, A Manual for Creating Atheists offers