Friday, July 28, 2006
Dan Barker's story on FT radio
I'm not so good at waking up early on Saturday mornings, so I've been missing the weekly Free Thought Radio broadcasts (site is down at the moment, so I can't link). However, they're available on podcast, and I listened to the most recent one at work today. This one featured Dan Barker giving the half-hour version of his book Losing Faith in Faith, talking about how he went from being a fundamentalist minister to an outspoken atheist. It's good to hear if you haven't read the book. You also get to hear the first two songs he wrote right after deconverting--words aren't high poetry, but they work. His wife/co-host Annie Laurie Gaylor gives off a slight vibe of "I can't believe my husband used to be like that... or at least it couldn't have been his fault, could it have been?" In addition to Dan telling his story, there's a theocracy alert that's notable because it provides yet more evidence that irony is dead. I recommend giving it a listen when the site comes back up.