In 1984, Barker a former preacher of 19-years, came out, amid a deconversion process, as an atheist, going on a number of talk shows, e.g. Oprah; later followed by publications, such as Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist (1992).
In 1992, Barker, in his Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong, attempted to pen out a atheism for children type of book, in attempts to differentiate “right” from “wrong” without divine-backing.
In 1993, Baker, in his Maybe Yes, Maybe No, penned out a guide for young people to have an open mind, who fact checks things to find out the truth, rather than blindly accepting everything one hears.
Barker is husband of Annie Laurie Gaylor (FA:112).
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The following are quotes by Barker:
- “Scientists do not join hands every Sunday and sing "Yes gravity is real! I know gravity is real! I will have faith! I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up must come down, down, down. Amen!" If they did, we would think they were pretty insecure about the concept.”
- Oprah. (1984). “Dan Barker and Annie Gaylor” (YT), The Clergy Project, Mar 16.
- Barker, Dan. (1992). Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong: Guide for Young Thinkers (illustrator: Brian Strassburg). Prometheus Press.
- Barker, Dan. (1993). Maybe Yes, Maybe No: Guide for Young Skeptics (illustrator: Brian Strassburg). Prometheus Press.
- Barker, Dan. (2008). Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists (foreword: Richard Dawkins) (pg. 108). Ulysses Press.
- Dan Barker – GoodReads.com.
- Barker, Dan. (1992). Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist. FFRF Incorporated.
- Barker, Dan. (2010). The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God. Ulysses Press.
- Barker, Dan. (2015). Life Driven Purpose: How an Atheist Finds Meaning. Pitchsone Publishing.
- Barker, Dan (2016). God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction. Sterling.
- Barker, Dan. (2012). “God Does Not Exist” (YT), OxfordUnion, YouTube, Dec 21.
- Dan Barker – Hmolpedia 2020.