Curious to learn more after reading My Story?
Here are some resources that I’ve found helpful over the past few years
Daniels, Kenneth W – Read this one first! Its about a former missionary and Wycliffe Bible translator who sorts through his doubts about Christianity after a lifelong pursuit of God. Cool note: I met him for coffee once in Texas and was an amazing, genuine person!
Steven Novella – a great introductory study on logical and critical thinking, the scientific method and how we are so easily deceived as well as how to combat this deception
Richard Dawkins – I put these two together because they are somewhat similar. Warning, they both tend to bash Christianity a bit which can actually cause you to cling tighter to your beliefs regardless of the logic arguments against them. I’d recommend reading these only if you are very open minded or already have a lot of doubts about Christianity. They help answer some questions on evolution and show how religion isn’t actually so good as many people claim.
Armin Navabi – I haven’t actually read this one but its recommended and I’m adding it to my reading list.
Steve McRoberts – This guy goes verse by verse, pointing out inconsistencies in the Bible. Kind of like having a commentary on the Bible from an atheist instead of a theologian. Not always completely accurate but helpful
Note: many of these are quite sarcastic. They make good points and helpful arguments, but don’t say I didn’t warn you, some have language that some may find offensive, others are just very in your face. Once again these were very helpful and influential me, probably far more than the books I read.
Probably the most influential YouTube source for me. this is a live television show from Austin TX where hosts take questions from callers (primarily Christian callers) who then debate and discuss their beliefs with the atheist hosts. There are hundreds of episodes.
This guy uses original cartoons to illustrate points about religion in often humorous and potentially offensive but effective ways. Some of his stuff is a bit confusing, others is dead on, watch his most popular videos first
Another cartoon guy who illustrates ideas with his art
Simple, short videos about basic questions one might have about religion from the atheist perspective
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Particularly looks at Creationism claims versus what we know from scientific research
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