Faithless: Better without God

Atheists have now been found to be the fastest growing minority group. We are no longer being silent and closeted about our beliefs. The question is, how does one transition from being devoutly religious to being an active atheist? In this compelling presentation brought to you by Free[SAY] and the Centre for Inquiry we will hear the deconversion story of a man who lost his faith in faith.

Dan Barker is the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which is now the largest organization of freethinkers. He is also an accomplished musician and songwriter. However, what makes his story fascinating is that he began his career as an evangelical preacher.

At the age of 15, Dan accepted Christ as his savior and a few months later accepted what he felt was a calling to join the ministry. Dan received a degree in Religion at Azusa Pacific University and was ordained into the ministry by the Standard Community Church, California, in 1975. Barker also co-pastored in three different churches, and for eight years he was a cross-country evangelist. He preached for a total of nineteen years and has over two hundred published and recorded Christian songs that he has composed.

So what made Dan Barker lose his faith in religion? Free[SAY]: Freethinkers, Skeptics and Atheists at York in collaboration with the Centre for Inquiry, will be bringing you Dan Barker to tell his deconversion story at York University on March 1st, 2012. The presentation will be taking place from 7-9 PM at Accolade West, room 109.

When: Thursday, March 1st 2012 at 7:00 pm

Where: York University, Accolade West Room 109


How Much: $5 York Students

$7 General Admission

Tickets will also be available at the door

To encourage and promote involvement in both Free[SAY] and the Centre For Inquiry we’re offering FREE ADMISSION to “Faithless: Better without God” AND “The God Helmet: Your Brain On Religion” (details here: with the purchase of a Student Membership for one year to the Centre for Inquiry.


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