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Brief Biography of

Dan Barker


Name: Dan Barker

Born (YYYY.MM.DD): 1949.06.25

Occupation: Public Relations Director, Freedom From Religion Foundation


  • B.A. Religion, Azusa Pacific University (1975)


Publications and Artistic Creations:



  • "Mary Had a Little Lamb" (1977)
  • "His Fleece Was White As Snow" (1978)


Other Relevant Misc. Info:

  • Ordained to the ministry by the Standard Community Church, California, in 1975
  • Announced his atheism publicly in 1984
  • Debated numerous topics relating to freethought and religion including:
    • Does God Exist?
    • Did Jesus Rise From Dead?
    • Jesus of Nazareth: Messiah or Myth?
    • Is Christianity True?
    • Is the bible an acceptable guide for morality?
    • Has evolution provided greater benefits to society than creationism?
  • Debate opponents have included:
    • Dr. Norman Geisler, Christian apologist & author
    • Michael Horner of the Society of Christian Philosophers
    • Dr. Paul Maier, historian & Christian author, professor at Western Michigan University
    • Dr. Greg Boyd, professor of Theology at Bethel College (MN)
    • Professor John Franklin of Ontario Bible College (Toronto)
    • Cliffe Knecthle of Campus Crusade for Christ
    • Dr. Terry Morrison of Intervarsity Fellowship
    • Dr. Walter Lowe of Candler School of Theology (Emory University)
    • Numerous local ministers
  • Speaks fluent Spanish and is studying Russian
  • Belongs to a number of High-IQ societies, including The Prometheus Society, with an entrance requirement at the 99.997th percentile
  • Member of the Lenni Lenape (Delaware Indian) Tribe of Native Americans
  • Married to Annie Laurie Gaylor