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Interesting at times
on 16 January 2013
I'm a fan of Seth Andrews' podcast The Thinking Atheist, and decided to buy a Kindle edition of his book Deconverted (thru Amazon.com as Amazon.co.uk doesn't sell Kindle books to Finland for some reason). The beginning of the book, where he writes about his upbringing and job as a Christian radio personality, was very interesting, even though Seth had covered almost all of it in his podcast. Still, he had something to add to his journey from religion to reality, and he made numerous good points and gave new perspectives into the topic of leaving a religion.
Seth is nowhere near the level of such atheist luminaries as Hitchens, nor does he pretend to be there. Still, he's on the right track and I look forward to reading more from him. In one chapter of Deconverted, Seth spends too much time describing his YouTube videos in detail and the number of podcast downloads and YouTube views. I also got tired of coming across such terms as "online community" more than once. Instead of describing in minute detail his entry into the podcast world, or in the last chapter responding to an odd assortment of tired and worn-out claims as "Hitler was an atheist" (haven't these been beaten to death already?), he could have spent more time talking about leaving Christianity and embracing reality. That's why I reserve five stars to writers like Hitchens.