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My Path to Atheism

Annie Besant

My Path to Atheism is a remarkable document in many ways, not least that it was written by a woman in Victorian England, not the most open free-thinking of societies, especially for women at that time. It needed a remarkable woman to write such a revolutionary and to 19th century minds, heretical document in a society where the Church had such a stronghold. Besant herself was originally married to a clergyman, but her increasingly anti-religious views and writings led to a legal separation. She went on to become a member of the National Secular Society and thence to co-edit the National Reformer, which put forth ideas on revolutionary ideas at the time such as trades unions, national education, birth control and so on. In 1877 Besant published this book 'My Path to Atheism' which was compiled from a series of lectures in which she surgically dissects the basic tenets of Christianity. As one reads the chapters, one can follow the evolution of her ideas from Theism to Atheism, ending up with a stunning refutation of the Church of England Catechism. (Summary by Kevin Green)

My Path to Atheism is a remarkable document in many ways, not least that it was written by a woman in Victorian England, not the most open free-thinking of societies, especially for women at that time. It needed a remarkable woman to write such a revolutionary and to 19th century minds, heretical document in a society where the Church had such a stronghold. Besant herself was originally married to a clergyman, but her increasingly anti-religious views and writings led to a legal separation. She went on to become a member of the National Secular Society and thence to co-edit the National Reformer, which put forth ideas on revolutionary ideas at the time such as trades unions, national education, birth control and so on. In 1877 Besant published this book 'My Path to Atheism' which was compiled from a series of lectures in which she surgically dissects the basic tenets of Christianity. As one reads the chapters, one can follow the evolution of her ideas from Theism to Atheism, ending up with a stunning refutation of the Church of England Catechism. (Summary by Kevin Green)
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My Path to Atheism is a remarkable document in many ways, not least that it was written by a woman in Victorian England, not the most open free-thinking of societies, especially for women at that time. It needed a remarkable woman to write such a revolutionary and to 19th century minds, heretical document in a society where the Church had such a stronghold. Besant herself was originally married to a clergyman, but her increasingly anti-religious views and writings led to a legal separation. She went on to become a member of the National Secular Society and thence to co-edit the National Reformer, which put forth ideas on revolutionary ideas at the time such as trades unions, national education, birth control and so on. In 1877 Besant published this book 'My Path to Atheism' which was compiled from a series of lectures in which she surgically dissects the basic tenets of Christianity. As one reads the chapters, one can follow the evolution of her ideas from Theism to Atheism, ending up with a stunning refutation of the Church of England Catechism. (Summary by Kevin Green)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

43:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

49:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

45:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

39:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

41:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

51:07