Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christian Minister Dan Barker Became Atheist Due To Reading Secular Books

Choose your reading material carefully. Look what happened to the atheist, secular humanist Freedom From Religion Foundation's co-president Dan Barker.

"He received a degree in Religion from Azusa Pacific University and was ordained to the ministry by the Standard Community Church, California, in 1975." 1

"Dan maintained a touring musical ministry for 17 years, including eight years of full-time, cross-country evangelism." 1

"Following five years of reading, Dan gradually outgrew his religious beliefs. "If I had limited myself to Christian authors, I'd still be a Christian today," Dan says. 'I just lost faith in faith.' He announced his atheism publicly in January, 1984." 1

"Dan was PR Director of the Freedom From Religion Foundation from 1987 to 2004. He was elected co-president of the Foundation with Annie Laurie Gaylor in 2004. He is a contributing editor of Freethought Today and is involved with the Foundation's state/church lawsuits." 1

1 Dan Barker
Co-president, Freedom From Religion Foundation
Minister Turned Atheist

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