Losing Faith in Faith

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Wanting to make a clean break with the past, Barker sent a letter to
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his family, friends, and business associates announcing his
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[[deconversion]], and got a wide variety of reactions. Some
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friendships survived, others were destroyed. He sees this as a
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crucible that showed him which friendships were solid and which ones
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were not.
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As a result of the discussions resulting from this letter, both of
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Barker's parents became atheists. His story was featured in a
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newspaper, which led to correspondence with his current wife,
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[[Annie Laurie Gaylor]].
  
 
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Revision as of 08:11, 24 September 2008


Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist is a book by Dan Barker.

Contents

Outline

Part 1: Losing Faith

Spreading the Good News

In this chapter, Barker gives a brief autobiography, from the age of 15 when he felt called to preach. He describes his career as a musician and preacher, and finally a thirst for knowledge that eventually eroded his faith and turned him from a fundamentalist to a liberal Christian and finally into an atheist.

Ripples: From Faith to Reason

Wanting to make a clean break with the past, Barker sent a letter to his family, friends, and business associates announcing his deconversion, and got a wide variety of reactions. Some friendships survived, others were destroyed. He sees this as a crucible that showed him which friendships were solid and which ones were not.

As a result of the discussions resulting from this letter, both of Barker's parents became atheists. His story was featured in a newspaper, which led to correspondence with his current wife, Annie Laurie Gaylor.

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