Recommended Reading - Religion
I've written an entire book on religion, plus a ton of other essays for this site. That's a lot to expect anybody to read, so if you want the quick introduction, this is it.
For the super quick summary, I grew up as a Christian, with a strong and sincere faith. But as I grew older and learned more about religion and the world at large, I came to realize that religion simply wasn't true, and that atheism was by far the most likely explanation of the universe. The essays below explain all of that in a lot more detail.
- Answer to the Question - What questions (and answers to these questions) led you to become an atheist, or to denounce your belief in religion?
These are the questions that started me on the path to unbelief.
- A Brief Introduction to Non-Belief
This is a sort of FAQ to the questions and comments I hear most about atheism.
- Answer to the Question - How sure are you that your atheism is correct?
This summarizes my current religious beliefs and confidence in them.
For Anyone Interested in Luring Me Back Into the Fold
- How to Convert Me Back to Christianity
This is a list of all the issues you would have to address to get me to reconsider the validity of Christianity, and whether or not to even be a Christian if you could demonstrate that it was true.
- Standards of Evidence for Religion
This is the type of evidence that would be required to convince me of the reality of gods or religions.
I've written a lot about religion. Here are four collections.
- My Book, online
I tried to keep the book short enough that it wouldn't be overwhelming, but long enough to be a good, informative introduction.
- Religion Archive
Pretty much all the religious essays I've ever written for this blog.
- Friday Bible Blogging Index
This is an ongoing effort to re-read the entire Bible as an atheist. I started off pretty good, but progress has been slow for a while.
- My Quora Profile
I write a fair amount about religion on Quora, though those answers are mixed in with all my other Quora answers.