Dan Barker Makes Sense of the Gospel Message

I know Dan Barker claims to be only a former Christian minister but he still has a gift for bringing the Gospel message alive in a fresh, new way that makes powerful sense of it.

It’s weird it would take an atheist’s description to make me see angles in the story of salvation which I never realized were there. After hearing that account, who wouldn’t want to move into God’s house and live with Him and Jesus?

See the whole talk here.

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • http://therealisticmccoy.com dsmccoy

    Right up there with “Kissing Hank’s Ass”.

    “Would you keep walking?” I would probably pick up the pace a bit.

  • Kiwi Dave

    It was this very point – God’s punished his son so he doesn’t need to punish you if you love him – which led me to realise more than 45 years ago that the creed I recited weekly, “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son… etc,” made no sense at all. At that moment I still thought God probably existed but the doctrines no longer made sense.

  • http://almulhida.wordpress.com/ Almulhida

    I’m sure it’s bias since I was raised in a different religious tradition, but Christianity has always seemed to be so obviously a collection of absurdities that I’ve always wondered how anyone can talk about this stuff with a straight face.