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A.J. said: I’m closing in on having read all the major atheist books in I am agnostic at best, but I don’t think I would like Dan Barker very much in real life. Dan Barker is the author of Godless ( avg rating, ratings, reviews, published ), Losing Faith in Faith ( avg rating, ratings, 36 quotes from Dan Barker: ‘Scientists do not join hands every Sunday and sing ” Yes gravity is real! I know gravity is real! I will have faith! I believe in my heart.

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Jun 30, Justin rated it liked it. I am agnostic at best, but I don’t think I would like Dan Barker very much in real life. godess

But his arguments against the best apologetics out there are fantastic. He could have not listed every preacher he ever knew who was a closet atheist, or spend so many pages detailing his foundation’s social efforts. He seems to be one of those people who always think that what they think is right and brilliant, and they need to tell you all about it, and try to convince you to believe it too.

This is a great alternative to books such as “The God Delusion,” especially for those who prefer a tad less venom in their reasonings for a go A well told, fascinating story of an evangelical preacher turned atheist.

Book Review: Godless by Dan Barker

He is straight forward and not afraid to speak his mind. Retrieved August 20, Topics Mentioning This Author. Is it fair for a Catholic to dismiss Judaism before memorizing the Talmud in the original Varker

Dan Barker Average rating: I was struck by how he earned his living as a preacher, like some sort of freelance performance artist. Even though Dan Barker uses a lot of space on anecdotes, his well educated and thought out arguments against religious “delusions” are so well written that I still find it necessary to give this book 5 stars. There is no external historical batker for the New Testament stories, and the stories themselves are contradictory.


So when I read that Buybull story, I of course asked rather fearfully asked her that exact same question and got the same lame answer. At times the book reads like a collection of magazine articles, all dealing with theism, to be sure, but clearly cobbled together from a few decades of research and debate rather than proceeding organically from one another.

They began dating six months later and married in I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up must come down, down, down. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

So this whole section of the book, in my opinion, would have been better left to another, more scholarly book, rather than plonked into this book in the way it is. Apart from the fundamentalist, few educated Christians would take it that way. Paperbackpages. Yet, despite that knowledge, the edifice started to crumble when he began bzrker think outside the box of his culture and do the kind of thinking that has helped civilization move forward for millions of years.

Aug 03, Anthony rated it really liked it. This page was godlrss edited on 16 Novemberat Refresh and try again. Welcome to the community, Dan. According to Barker himself, the original was published in-house by his own organization because no other I’m sorry, but there’s just no way I can sit through the Kalaam Cosmological Argument again.

His background equips him well to deal with this material and he makes a strong case, pointing up dozens of discrepancies. I would challenge anyone who has only had fellow believers lead them through the Bible to read this book. Be the first to learn about new releases! He is a member of the Lenni Lenape Delaware Indian Tribe of Native Americans [10]and in edited and published Paradise Remembered[11] a collection of his grandfather’s stories as a Lenape boy in Indian Territory.


It is highly biased towards Baker’s conclusions which may not be wrong but are not offered fairmindedly. I was up, then down, then surprised you know, the same feelings you get when barkeer a very close football game in the 4th quarter!

You are full of pride and are putting yourself above God.

Dan Barker (Author of Godless)

It is accepted that this was a copying error, possibly due to a damaged manuscript, but argued by inerrantists that the original was inerrant. Then it has the added bonus of showing the metamorphosis from believer to non-believer. In fact a lot of his hodless is exactly the same as what has been said by “liberal” Christian scholars such as Marcus Borg whom I’m a big fan of or John Dominic Crossan or John Shelby Spong among others.

I went from a dedicate 4.

Religion is a big part of that. Oct 12, James Rye rated it liked it. Dec 26, Marvin rated it liked it Shelves: He frequently challenges believers to write a simple narrative of the resurrection, using every simple detail from the New Testament, without omitting a single detail.

Dan Barker

But a leading atheist? The material has been around for years, but I, and many others, were far too willing to accept second-hand knowledge and not look at the foundation for it. It was a gradual process that took five or six years.