Hi, I’m Keith Goode, aka Ken Thackerey, aka K.A.G. Thackerey.
My background is very conventional. I was born in 1941 of working class parents, and I graduated from Bristol University in 1962. I then spent my working life doing research of one sort or another. I got married in 1983 and now have three adult sons. I took early retirement in 1993, and I’m now living a quite life in semi-detached suburbia in the UK. A more detailed biography can be found by clicking here.
I was a regular church goer for over thirty years, but I always had reservations about Christian claims that Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem. In 2012 I started to examine the evidence used by apologists to support the Orthodox narrative. I did so hoping my new found knowledge would finally persuade me to become a Christian, but unfortunately it didn’t work. My investigation simply transformed a slightly informed church-going agnostic, into a much better informed church-going atheist. I no longer attend church, and I now consider myself to be an agnostic atheist. I reject the idea that gods exist, but I accept that we can never prove gods do not exist.
After scrutinising the Orthodox evidence, I eventually concluded that the origins of Christianity could actually be explained without any reference to divine interventions and the supernatural. I published the initial results of my investigation in 2014, in a book called The Christianity Myth, and to avoid upsetting my Christian friends, I published this book using the pen name K.A.G. Thackerey. Further research reinforcing my earlier findings led to a second book called Christianity on Trial, which I published using my real name. Details of this latest book can be found by clicking here.
P.S. All theists automatically assume their own god is the one true god and everybody else’s god is a false god. This irrationality is hammered home in a short video called Dear Believer, Why Do You Believe?
- Introduction Post (reNewedAtheist) – On atheists’ beliefs and the redefinition of “atheism” (hashtagapologetics.wordpress.com)
- Well, that’s embarrassing (jeremystyron.com)
- Atheists Should Accept the Grim Truth Wherever They Find It (str.typepad.com)