A Manual for Creating Atheists

A Manual for Creating Atheists

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For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith--and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious evangelism, "A Manual for Creating Atheists" offers the first-ever guide not for talking people into faith--but for talking them out of it. Peter Boghossian draws on the tools he has developed and used for more than 20 years as a philosopher and educator to teach how to engage the faithful in conversations that will help them value reason and rationality, cast doubt on their religious beliefs, mistrust their faith, abandon superstition and irrationality, and ultimately embrace reason.show more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • Pitchstone Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 1939578094
  • 9781939578099
  • 47,120

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"I wouldn't be surprised if ten years from now we realized that this book's publication was a turning point in the decline of Christianity in the West." --Tom Gilson, author, "Thinking Christian"show more

About Peter G. Boghossian

Peter Boghossian is a full-time faculty member in the philosophy department at Portland State University.show more

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