Daniel Everett’s Deconversion

This is a very interesting de-conversion story of Daniel Everett as he tried to evangelize to an indigenous (atheist) Amazonian Tribe.  And in his attempt to convert them, he himself converted to a non-believer.

*He also has a book about this journey called Don’t Sleep there are Snakes.

I think the part that stood out to me in his story, is when the Pirahas people asked him; “Is this Jesus tall or Short?”  Is this Jesus dark-skin or fair-skin like you?”  and he had to admit to them that all this time he had been telling them about this man named Jesus that he did not actually know and never actually met.  And that he was just repeating a story someone told him about Jesus.

Daniel struggled in trying to witness to the Pirahas people because when they would ask him practical questions about his abstract faith, God and Jesus, he could not give not a practical answer back.

Related Articles:

Some Thoughts About Faith and Belief, A Life Times Two
Losing Religion in the Amazon -Daniel Everett’s Story, Skeptic Money
Missionary Deconverted by Amazon Tribe, The Friendly Atheist
Daniel Everett: Don’t Sleep there are snakes, Asylum
Daniel Everett and the Piranha Tribe, Ex Exclusive Brethren Agnostic/Atheists thoughts
Archives of Daniel Everett, WooWoo Verse

 

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About M. Rodriguez

When I first received Christ salvation, I made it a priority to read the whole bible and I did. But it was the Bible that made me question my faith. For I found it flawed and lacking. Due to this I launched a personal inquiry/investigation into my faith, and ultimately realized that the Christian God of the Bible was indeed man-made. Now I Blog about those findings and life after Christ.
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5 Responses to Daniel Everett’s Deconversion

  1. Arkenaten says:

    Reblogged this on A Tale Unfolds and commented:
    I have come under a bit of stick just lately – this is fine, it’s life, but listening to this video illustrates why the world would be a better place without religion.
    Grab a coffee or cup of tea, put your feet up for ten minutes and just listen

  2. Arkenaten says:

    Thanks, Marcus. This made me smile.

  3. Mike says:

    Reblogged this on What comes to my mind… and commented:
    Just reblogging…
    This is a very interesting de-conversion story of Daniel Everett as he tried to evangelize to an indigenous (atheist) Amazonian Tribe. And in his attempt to convert them, he himself converted to a non-believer

  4. makagutu says:

    Thanks for sharing

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