June Book Club: "Deconverted"­ by Seth Andrews

Please join us at Miramar Cafe for a delicious breakfast, fellowship and a thought-provoking discussion of Seth Andrews' new book, Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason.

"...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 super-human 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.

About Seth Andrews

A Christian of 30 years and former religious broadcaster, Seth Andrews ultimately found himself dissatisfied with the explanations and doctrines of scripture and the church. His search for answers let him to reject, completely, Christianity and all other religions, and Seth now hosts one of the largest online atheist communities in the world, The Thinking Atheist.

His "everyman" approach and skills as a broadcaster and video producer have brought, literally, millions into the conversation regarding religious beliefs and the benefits/damage they do in the name of their respective deities, especially in regard to the indoctrination of children.

The Thinking Atheist is on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and BlogTalkRadio.

Miramar Cafe

Here are the website and Yelp page for this restaurant, which serves Greek, Mexican and American food.

http://miramarcafesd.com/

http://www.yelp.com/biz/miramar-cafe-san-diego

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  • Mike

    Lively discussion. Lots of interesting comments on why religious dogma persists, and how it might be overcome. I also enjoyed hearing others childhood experiences with religion.

    June 21

  • Wilfredo P.

    Another great book discussion! Of course, we delved off topic a bit as we always do, but that's O.K. Miramar Cafe was nicer than I thought it would be and the food was good and reasonably priced. Thanks to everyone for participating. I think we could all relate to Seth's story. He is a very nice and humble man and a great leader for our movement. Check out The Thinking Atheist website if you haven't done so already.

    June 21

  • Holly N.

    Just checked out the menu at Miramar Cafe - I hope no one orders the liver!

    June 3

  • Mike

    Sounds like Seth and I grew up in the same house! :)

    June 2

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