Godless by Dan Barker

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“Valuable in the human story are the reflections of intelligent and ethical people who listen to the voice of reason and who allow it to vanquish bigotry and superstition. This book is a classic example.”
—CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS author of God is Not Great

“The most eloquent witness of internal delusion that I know—a triumphantly smiling refugee from the zany, surreal world of American fundamentalist Protestantism—is Dan Barker.”
—RICHARD DAWKINS author of The God Delusion

“Godless was a revelation to me. I don’t think anyone can match the (devastating!) clarity, intensity, and honesty which Dan Barker brings to the journey—faith to reason, childhood to growing up, fantasy to reality, intoxication to sobriety.”
—OLIVER SACKS authors of Musicophilia

In Godless, Barker recounts his journey from evangelical preacher to atheist activist, and along the way explains precisely why it is not only okay to be an atheist, it is something in which to be proud.”
—MICHAEL SHERMER publisher of Skeptic Magazine

“Godless is a fascinating memoir and a handbook for debunking theism. But most of all, it is a moving testimonial to one man’s emotional and intellectual rigor in acclaiming critical thinking.”
—ROBERT SAPOLSKY author of Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers


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Richard Dawkins taught zoology at the University of California at Berkeley and at Oxford University and is now the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he has held since 1995. Among his previous books are The Ancestor's Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, and A Devil's Chaplain. Dawkins lives in Oxford with his wife, the actress and artist Lalla Ward.
Published May 1, 2009 by Ulysses Press. 392 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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The devil has done things and keeps on trying to destroy me, but I have found God in me, in my heart, he lives in me and therefore I have peace and no more fears, I walk into dangerous neighborhoods, I deal with criminals, I go to prisons, and I talk to the kind of people that society consider no...

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or he/it is willing to allow those of us to reject god on the lack of good evidence or reasoning, and thus in such a way, reward those who are responsible enough to continue to be non-theists as if the temptation of religion is a test, and thus maybe this god in secret is evaluating those who are...

Jan 06 2009 | Read Full Review of Godless

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And the way one approaches understanding - whether view the scientific method, aka critical thinking, based on evidence, on the one hand, or via belief, magic, wishful thinking or whatever you want to call it, independent of evidence, on the other hand - does have consequences to others and to al...

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