[KINDLE] The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism by Mary Eberstadt

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The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism

characters The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism Mary Eberstadt ☆ 7 Free read characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Mary Eberstadt A wickedly witty satire The Loser Letters chronicles the conversion of a young adult Christian to atheism With modern humor rivaling that of the media lampooning Onion found on college campuses all over America A F Christian's open letters to the spokesmen of the New Atheism explain her reasons for rejecting God and the logical conseuences of that choice Along the way she offers pithy advice to famous atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens in the hope of helping them win over Christ. Many years ago i read CS Lewis The Screwtape letters in which a senior demon writes to his nephew with hints and suggestions as to how to draw people away from the good and towards despair and darkness For Lewis of course this is all tied up with God and the devil and I remember finding it a fascinating and amusing look at the journey of faith with all its struggles cul de sacs and uestionsMary Eberstadt has taken a similar approach in the sense that her character a former unnamed Christian woman writes a series of letters this time to the spokesmen of the New Atheism explaining her journey from faith in God Loser and her being a fully paid up Dull to becoming an ardent Bright joining the ranks of the intelligent and insightful Atheists represented by her Best friends Forever Christopher Hitchens Peter Sanger Richard Dawkins et al The reason for the letters however is not just to explain her journey but to give advice to these leading Atheists as to areas which they need to address if they are going to continue to make inroads into the believers and draw them to the truth of the emptiness of FaithThe idea was uite a clever one I thought Eberstadt clearly a catholic believer arguing for faith by pointing out through the flailing young atheist s struggles the drawbacks inanities inconsistencies and downright misrepresentations of the aggressive atheist approach She recognizes the failures of the Church and does not shy away from the glaring abuses which could not possibly be ignored even were people tempted to do so therefore I began reading the book an easy fairly light read with a genuine interest but and I am sure you could hear that but echoing up from the depths of my catholic heart it failed to grab me and for a number of reasonsEach letter looks at various issues through the prism of the young woman s life uestions of morality social justice social interaction community sit alongside reflections on art and inspiration history and repsonsibility hypocrisy and abuse and the girl asks her new allies to answer and respond in an adeuate and positive way to the contradictions and challenges these uestions bring This in itself is fine and as a committed believer myself I could concur with her asking the uestions of the atheists but it left an unpleasant taste in my mouth because she seemed to sometimes do the very thing she and indeed I criticize Dawkins and Hitchens for doing That is going for the absurd and far fetched rather than addressing the real debate uestions of faith and belief are not provable but for me that does not negate the uestions nor does it mean the debate cannot be entered into but it does mean both sides need to recognize that our language our concepts are not automatically transferable without some sort of sensitivity Respecting another s view decent intelligent tolerance does not mean argument cannot be joined but it does mean that patience and an acceptance of another s honesty should be the default setting Belittling the genuinely held position of others viciously attacking as the source of all evil hate and tyranny the Church whilst ignoring conveniently all the enormous amount of good and noble and genuine things done by its actions is crass stupid and childish but in exactly the same measure honing in on crackpots and arrogant egotistical atheists and ignoring the balanced genuine seekers after freedom and dignity is crass unworthy and a pointless exercise in yah boo sucksAlso the pay off at the end was unsettling and not in a good way view spoilerwe find at the end that the girl had committed suicide though she did not realize this because of guilt over an abortion amongst other things Her letters in which she looks at all this unfolding gradually serve to vindicate and show that she is truly sorry for the abortion and did not intend to kill herself Thus she is able to go to heaven instead of hell hide spoiler East Lynne in the hope of helping them win over Christ. 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characters The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism Mary Eberstadt ☆ 7 Free read characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Mary Eberstadt Against religion social critic and writer Mary Eberstadt's The Loser Letters is truly uniue a black comedy about theism and atheism that is simultaneously a rollicking defense of ChristianityEchoing CS Lewis Screwtape Letters and Dante's Divine Comedy Eberstadt takes aim at bestsellers like The God Delusion and God Is Not Great with the sexual libertinism their authors advocate In her loveable and articulate tragic comic heroine AF Christian Dawkins Hitchens and the other Brights have met their match. Skip it Read the Screwtape Letters instead


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  1. says: Mary Eberstadt ☆ 7 Free read [KINDLE] The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism by Mary Eberstadt

    Mary Eberstadt ☆ 7 Free read characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Mary Eberstadt characters The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism Many years ago i read CS Lewis" 'The Screwtape letters" in which a senior demon writes to his nephew with hints and suggestions as to how to dr

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    characters The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism [KINDLE] The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism by Mary Eberstadt Mary Eberstadt ☆ 7 Free read With biting satire and dark humor, Mary Eberstadt puts a new twist on the C.S. Lewis classic, The Screwtape Letters. In this partic

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    [KINDLE] The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism by Mary Eberstadt The author writes as the character A.F. (A Former) Christian, a young woman who was converted to atheism by the writings of the "new atheists

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    characters The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism [KINDLE] The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism by Mary Eberstadt I'm a big fan of The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis, and Mary Eberstadt's Loser Letters plays on what I love best about Screwtape. It's a series of letters, written by a young lady who wants to help the devil do a better j

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    [KINDLE] The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism by Mary Eberstadt Awful. My entire book club hated it. The author comes off as condescending and insincere. The author belittles atheism and suggests that the only reason not to believe in god is to justify abortion, and that once you move past it religion is the only logical conclusion. I am an atheist. I don't particularly care if agree with me or not, but don't care to be mocked either.

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    [KINDLE] The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism by Mary Eberstadt I'm ashamed to admit I read this piece of

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    [KINDLE] The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism by Mary Eberstadt Skip it. Read the "Screwtape Letters" instead.

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    characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Mary Eberstadt Mary Eberstadt ☆ 7 Free read characters The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism What did I think Well, it was about 4 stars until the end when the story became, umm, weird? The basic premise is somewhat like the Screwtape Letters. Except, we have a former Christan now New Atheist convert writing to Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens, and the other "New Atheist bigwig guys." She writes a series of l

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    Mary Eberstadt ☆ 7 Free read characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Mary Eberstadt characters The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism This book came up in the search results when I was looking for something else. It said it was hilarious satire in the tradition of "The Onion" newspaper. Well, it wasn't funny, but it was laughable. It is written in the form of letters to the "New Atheists," such as Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, etc. Oh so subtly wielding the Socratic method, our correspondent pretends to agree with them, all the while clumsily restating their arguments to

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  • Paperback
  • 148
  • The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism
  • Mary Eberstadt
  • English
  • 09 October 2019
  • 1586174312