Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason
Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason is a well-written autobiography told with humor and heart by an "average" person. It is the story lived by many thousands of people in America and around the World every day--a story that could very well be your story of doubt and loss of religious faith.
The reader will receive a first hand account of the experience of someone who was raised in a very Christian home by loving, devout, Christian parents in a majority Christian community, in the Bible Belt of Midwestern America and who, as an adult began to question his religious faith.
Those who have doubts regarding their religious faith and religious dogma will find solace in knowing that it is indeed ok to question what you have been instructed to think by your parents, pastors and priests.
The faithful will gain an understanding in simple terms as to why their loved ones and friends can and do quit their faith and turn away from religious dogma.
"'...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 superhuman 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, 'The Thinking Atheist.'"
"Seth, like most atheists I know, did not make his decision lightly. His book tells his readers where his quest for the truth took him. I have followed Seth since his beginning into atheism and found his book to show his, honesty, compassion, courage and wit. I highly recommend this book. I started reading it and couldn't put it down until I finished it."
"One of the very best of the genre of believer-to-atheist books I have read. Seth knows how to tell a story, his story. Genuine, honest, open, kind to believers but never to belief. A privilege to read."
"I finished reading Seth's Deconverted the day I got the book in the mail. I was impressed seeing how long the process was for Seth as he went from televangelist radio host to the host of The Thinking Atheist. I admire Seth being able to move on and not be angry with people who made him the Evangelical he once was. This book is a great eye opener seeing the way the mind can change and how leaving religion inspired Seth to help many others leave their own religious beliefs ... This book is a great read and I suggest it even for the religious folks who are curious about the way nonbelievers view things or for a person struggling with their own faith."
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