• Christianity Made Me Talk Like an Idiot

  • By: Seth Andrews
  • Narrated by: Seth Andrews
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (256 ratings)

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Seth Andrews wasn't an idiot during his 30 years as an evangelical Christian. He wasn't unintelligent, nor did his IQ shift when he ultimately left religion entirely. He considered himself thoughtful, moral, reasonable, and at least as smart as the average person. In other words, he wasn't an idiot. Yet strangely, he often sounded like one.

In any other context, Christians would likely smirk, scoff, or recoil at many of their "normal" beliefs and practices, reenacted Easter crucifixions, eating monthly communion "flesh", singing hymns about being washed in blood, and the embrace of a Bible containing scripture verses about golden hemorrhoids, apocalypse dragons, and human sacrifice, So what gives?

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

Seth Andrews admits that, for himself, the answer was a definite "yes". For everyone else? Listen to the audiobook and decide.

©2022 Seth Andrews (P)2022 Seth Andrews

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good listen

I loved the original speech this book expanded on, and the book did not disappoint. It is nice hear a common sense look at all the parts of Christianity society seems afraid to question.
All while being respectful to believers, just not ignoring the many problematic aspects of beliefs themselves. Bonus that Seth is an excellent narrator.

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Always Enjoyable

Ok, first thing I have to mention is Mr. Andrews voice. I like it when an author reads their own work, but Seth brings it to a whole new level. Very pleasant voice on a long ride. I recently began the process of deconversion and this book gave more reasons to believe I am making the right decision. Perfect balance of outrage, humor and common sense.

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mind opening

Aside from Seth Andrews voicing the the Audible version ;which is a major plus btw; I found it to be very educational. and this book greatly expands upon what was said in the YouTube video of the same title. I greatly enjoyed listening to what you, Seth had to say! thank you for your activism and this book! much love from a life long atheist,that grew up in a religious household. you give me hope for a better tomorrow!

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Another good listen from this author

A great book for anyone, whether your just leaving religion or have been out for years. Seth's silky smooth voice ain't bad either.

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I’m done being an idiot

This book points out the foolishness of Christians. The language is easy to follow and is relatable and I think it’s a very helpful tool that Christian and atheists alike can learn from while enjoying sophisticated humor which keeps things interesting and flowing it doesn’t get boring and drawn out, stale or dull kept my interest. In fact, as soon as it finished I quickly started it over. Each listen brings out new thoughts, insights, and points of view that may have not been completely apparent during a prior listen. Seth Andrews is more or less a genius and delivers his book very strongly and clearly. Thanks Mr. Andrews for this wonderful work

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Loved it!

Great story and narration. I highly recommend all of Seth's books especially "Deconverted" & "Scary Stories"

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A very good listen

I really enjoyed hearing this book. As a person who had question his own faith over the years, and finally acknowledging my own atheism, I think it helps me really understand where I am coming from as a person.

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Warm, honest storytelling

This is a wonderful book of one Atheist’s journey from conservative/religious perspective to freethinking. It’s well worth your time.

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Entertaining and Enlightening (No Pun Intended)

I have all 4 of Seth's books on Audible, and this one is my 2nd favorite (my first being "Deconverted", which is one of my all-time favorite audiobooks and one of the few I've listened to multiple times). His presentation his excellent, and the material in-depth and informative. I especially like that he included the audio of his speech with the same name, which had been uploaded to YouTube years ago, as part of this audiobook.

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An Intelligent Eargasm

The uncomfortable truth of leaving faith, spoken in mellifluous tones with great humor.

It really is possible to leave behind irrationality, but it is humbling (and humiliating) to look back through clearer lenses at what we used to be like.

Also, what about donated organs from believers during the rapture? Do they just drag along their hosts, or do they get torn free for their reassembly in heaven?

A delightful book, if sometimes an uncomfortable mirror.

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  • Joe
  • 02-27-22

An excellent account

Seth has a true grasp on the subject and understands the troubling account of the Christian doctrine that causes so much mental anguish driven by fear. Seth draws on his own experience and sharp insight to provide solid reasoning and more than a little wry humour to bring a clear focus as to why Christianity is so flawed and promotes so much hysteria. Great work Seth keep them coming

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  • Online Shopper
  • 03-07-22

Excellent

I already have Mr Seth Andrews' other book, "Deconverted", which is excellent. This book, expands upon some of the topics a little deeper. I am grateful for the honesty and sincerity that Seth has brought in this book, facing all the "inconvenient" issues in organised religion, head on, is no easy task.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-24-22

👍👍👍👍

Another good work from Seth Andrews ! I enjoy the book very much and Seth's reading is excellent !!

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  • Simon J.
  • 02-24-22

All of Christian insanity in one great book

thanks Seth for the sobering, insightful and entertaining listen. that YouTube video that inspired this book was one of the very first I nervously clicked on in my journey out. thanks so much