5 thoughts on “I Sold My Soul on eBay

  1. This book markets itself as being for both Christians and atheists, but after having read it I would say atheists generally shouldn’t bother. I think a Christian could maybe get some use out of it as far as understanding what an atheist is thinking when they hear you talk about your faith, and maybe some tips on how to make your church more friendly to “seekers”.

    I am an atheist who has spent several years attending church services with my Christian wife, and I hoped that I would find something o

  2. Mehta is “the eBay atheist,” the nonbeliever who auctioned off the opportunity for the winning bidder to send him to church. Since then, Mehta has visited a variety of churches, from the cozy to the mega churches, and written about his experiences.

    If you’re looking for comedy, this is not. The subtitle is “Viewing faith through an atheist’s eyes,” and Mehta, who stopped believing as a teenager, never crosses back over the line.

    He begins his book by explaining what it is the nonreligious believe.

  3. Okay. Whew. First things first. I did like this book. A lot. There were just a few things that made me want to pull my hair out.
    Let me start by saying that I highly recommend EVERY Christian read this book. His insights are great and he has some great suggestions to making our churches more approachable. He even has some positive things to say about Ted Haggard, so God bless him. I was on the edge of my seat during that section.
    However, there were times that I felt like, I don’t know exactly how

  4. Mehta calls himself the ‘friendly atheist’ but i think he’s the wishy-washy atheist. he wrote this book, after “selling his soul” on ebay. the fun part is, of course, none of have souls, do we? the deal was that he would go to churches as directed by the winning bidder and write about it. resulting in this book and a continuing blog (which i have checked out.) here are some of the problems i had with Mehta’s approach:

    he seems to think that ‘popularity’ has something to do with the credibility of

  5. Hemant Mehta is one of the top representatives of the secular community and those of us who are familiar with his work know why: he’s curious, friendly, intelligent, and extremely objective. He lacks the combative, angry vibe a lot of visible atheists embody, which is a turn off to pretty much everyone.

    I would recommend this book to Christians who do not understand why or how someone can be non-religious, but if you’re already an atheist/agnostic/humanist, and especially if you were raised Chri

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