Confessions of a Born-Again Atheist



CONFESSIONS OF A BORN-AGAIN ATHEIST: The Implausible Lives of a Godless Guy is an autobiography in the form of 29 memoirs, each one focusing on Zindler’s many lives, beginning with his life on an Austrian-type farm in Michigan during WWII (he tried to cultivate with a horse!); his tormented childhood and early college years as a homosexual living in a state where homosexual acts were felonies on par with first-degree murder; his life as a child prodigy in music, science, and linguistics; his life as a demimonde Don Juan; his life as a four-generational pater familias and his 48-year loving marriage to Ann; his life as a hypnotherapist, scientist, and Atheist activist, educator, and science professor; his life as a close confidant to Madalyn Murray O’Hair and his efforts to resurrect American Atheist Press after her abduction and murder in 1995. In this intimate self-portrait, an octogenarian public figure at last comes out of the closet.

About the Author

Frank R. Zindler has been an Atheist activist since 1959 when he began publicly to defend the teaching of evolution and to criticize religious encroachments upon the public sphere. A professor of biology and geology at SUNY for almost twenty years, he was forced to give up teaching when he joined Madalyn Murray O’Hair in a lawsuit that attempted to remove “In God We Trust’ from American currency. A linguist and editor of scientific literature, he is a former member of The Jesus Seminar and internationally known advocate of the Christ-Myth Theory, arguing that “Jesus of Nazareth” was not a historical figure. He is the author of many books, including the four-volume THROUGH ATHEIST EYES: Scenes from a World That Won’t Reason.


ISBN-13: 978-1-57884-039-7
Publisher: American Atheist Press
Binding: Paperback
Page Count: 512 pages

Additional information

Weight 22 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 in