God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction w/ Dan Barker

Dan Barker Joins us on the "Mythicist Milwaukee Show"

Dan Barker is the current co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. He is the co-host of Freethought Radio, a national weekly talk show. He is a contributing editor of Freethought Today and is involved with the Foundation’s state/church lawsuits. He regularly travels the country and the world giving lectures, performing concerts, and participating in debates with theists, many at college and university campuses.

His new book is entitled: “God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction” where he showcases how the Abrahamic God’s primary qualities are clearly: jealous, petty, unforgiving, bloodthirsty, vindictive—and worse!

This witty, well-researched book suggests that we should move past the Bible and clear a path to a kinder and more thoughtful world.

During this podcast interview Dan explains how the idea of his new book originated from a project that he and Professor Richard Dawkins were partnering on. He explains the major court cases that FFRF are currently working on and some of their major wins. We discuss how the Atheist’s in Kenya organization were turned down by the Kenyan government because of concerns that their registration could affect the "peace and good order" in the country. We discuss how Dan met his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and why FFRF sued Barack Obama.

Dan Barker will be speaking at the Mythinformation Conference III in Milwaukee, Wisconsin about his new book, "God: The most unpleasant character in all fiction" and performing his original songs live.