Ten Tough Problems in Christian Thought and Belief: A Minister-Turned-Atheist Shows Why You Should Ditch the Faith


An all-powerful God who permits unspeakable horrors and sent a Son who threatened more to come, forever, to those who don’t believe in him. An inspired holy book that turns out to be full of archaic nonsense, moral failures, and contradictions. A world of disagreement not just between Christians and other religions, but within Christianity itself. Blood sacrifice and a tale of the walking dead as the very foundation of faith. These are just a few aspects of Ten very Tough Problems that David Madison describes in this wonderfully deep yet humorous dismantling of his former faith. Combining rigorous scholarship with engaging personal reflections and refreshing wit, he offers understanding and even some laughs while walking with readers past the gravestones of Christian thought and belief.



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M. Brindell

☆☆☆☆☆ My Dear David Madison:People like you really irritate me. I bought your ebook knowing it was relatively inexpensive and anticipating it might be good. Upon reading the book I found it to be well reasoned, highly informative and surprisingly entertaining. Which brings me to my irritation: The book was so good I must now buy a hardcopy for my bookshelves (an ebook is rarely a substitute for as fine a book as you wrote).As most everyone already knows, the only “problem”…

Ivan Farkas

Bravo from a devout atheist In my mid-teens, I came to the States from a communist country where I received very little religious “education.” When I got here, my relatives placed me into a parochial school where nuns and priest did their best to brain wash me. I was told to believe, no questions asked, about “virgin birth,” “immaculate conception,” “original sin,” “worshiping the one who died for our sins,” etc., etc. and the importance of telling the man behind the screen…

Kem White

A Bible-Based Take Down of Christianity I liked that much of Madison’s discourse on the ten tough problems derive from the Bible. In fact, six of Madison’s tough problems (III, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X) focus exclusively on failings of the Christian Bible, particularly the New Testament. (How can it not if you’re writing about ditching Christianity?) Since he has a PhD in Biblical Studies, was a pastor, and has studied the Bible most of his life, he knows the material very well.Madison draws from several versions of the…

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