John loftus why i became an atheist

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Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity by John W. Loftus

For about two decades John W. Loftus was a devout evangelical Christian, an ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and an ardent apologist for Christianity. With three degrees-in philosophy, theology, and philosophy of religion-he was adept at using rational argumentation to defend the faith. But over the years, doubts about the credibility of key Christian tenets began to creep into his thinking. By the late 1990s he experienced a full-blown crisis of faith. In this honest appraisal of his journey from believer to atheist, the author carefully explains the experiences and the reasoning process that led him to reject religious belief. The original edition of this book was published in 2006 and reissued in 2008. Since that time, Loftus has received a good deal of critical feedback from Christians and skeptics alike. In this revised and expanded edition, the author addresses criticisms of the original, adds new argumentation and references, and refines his presentation. For every issue he succinctly summarizes the various points of view and provides references for further reading. In conclusion, he describes the implications of life without belief in God, some liberating, some sobering. This frank critique of Christian belief from a former insider will interest freethinkers as well as anyone with doubts about the claims of religion.
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John W. John also studied in a PhD program at Marquette University. In this honest appraisal of his journey from believer to atheist, the author carefully explains the experiences and the reasoning process that led him to reject religious belief The Christian faith has been vigorously defended with a variety of philosophical, historical, and theological arguments How can any one religion claim to know the truth?

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So I think his work needs an answer. The second chapter deals, appropriately enough, with the question of the relationship between faith and reason. Loftus responds to a number of ways of thinking about it. Firstly, Loftus quotes a number of Christian figures to prove that Christianity has a negative relationship to reason. It is analogous to the contempt the New Testament often expresses for the rich. These verses do not mean that wealth or learning are in themselves bad, but they very often give those who have them a great big ego that makes it difficult for them to submit to anything greater than themselves.

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  1. Lance Q. says:

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