John W. Loftus is a former Christian minister and apologist with M.A., M.Div., and Th.M. degrees in Philosophy, Theology, and the Philosophy of Religion from Lincoln Christian Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. While in school he majored under Drs. James D. Strauss and William Lane Craig. He is the founder of the blog Debunking Christianity. Just a slight bit more than a year ago we had Mr. Loftus on the show to discuss his thoughts on the arguments for and against God and the truth of Christianity and the tactics of Christian apologists. Those thoughts had already at that time been distilled by him into book form as Why I Became An Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity (WIBA). Since then he has gone on to edit two other anthologies– The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails and The End of Christianity. But now, with five years elapsing since he first submitted his manuscript for WIBA to the publisher, he’s gone back to the book to substantially revise and expand it for a 2nd edition. As I indicated in my Bookmarks post on the Think Atheist Radio Show blog, I found the book to include a great deal of new material. And even what was included in the first has been punched up. Bottom line: what was already a highly recommended book is now even better. We were glad to have Mr. Loftus join us to discuss the book!
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