Book Details

No, Christians aren’t idiots, at least no more than the average person.

I was a devout Christian for thirty years, and I wasn’t unintelligent, nor did my IQ change when my religious label changed. I considered myself thoughtful, moral, reasonable, and at least as smart as the average person.

In other words, I wasn’t an idiot. Yet strangely, I often sounded like one.

In any other context, most Christians would likely smirk, scoff, or recoil at reenacted crucifixions, the drinking of communion blood, and scripture verses about golden hemorrhoids, apocalypse dragons, and human sacrifice.

So what gives?

Are these notions embraced only because they are familiar? Do they make any sense? And do they cause otherwise reasonable people to sound like idiots?

In my case, the answer was a definite yes. For everyone else? Read the book and decide.

-Seth Andrews


About the Author

Seth Andrews

Seth Andrews, a video producer and former Christian broadcaster, now hosts, one of the most popular online atheist communities in the world. The Thinking Atheist is not a person. It is an icon encouraging all to reject faith and pursue reason and evidence. Seth has authored four books. "Deconverted," "Sacred Cows," "Ghost Stories," and "Confessions of a Former Fox News Christian. He also hosts The Thinking Atheist podcast on Spreaker, a broadcast that has been downloaded over 50 million times since its launch in 2010. With a mix of humor and heart, Seth Andrews has spoken for audiences large and small in the U.S, Canada, Europe, and Australia about his former faith, the promotion of science and skepticism, the importance of Humanism in this often crazy world, and why we should all pursue a personal relationship with reality.

Also by Seth Andrews

Sacred Cows
Confessions of a Former Fox News Christian