Host John Shuck speaks with John Loftus about "How To Defend the Christian Faith: Advice from An Atheist." John W. Loftus is an American author and atheist activist who writes about his conversion from Christianity to atheism.
During his almost twenty years as an evangelical Christian and Christian apologist, he experienced growing doubt about the tenets of the Christian faith. In the late 1990s he experienced a crisis of faith that led him to reject Christianity altogether.
He eventually wrote a book laying out his case against Christianity, earlier published in 2006 as "Why I Rejected Christianity: A Former Apologist Explains" and revised in in 2008 as "Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity." In 2008 he self-published a companion book entitled, "Why I Became an Atheist: Personal Reflections and Additional Arguments."
In 2012 he collaborated with Christian author Randal Rauser on a book entitled "God or Godless: One Atheist. One Christian. Twenty Controversial Questions."
His book "The Outsider Test for Faith" proposes a method for evaluating religious belief from an outsider's perspective. He founded the website Debunking Christianity.