Dr. Boghossian’s book, much unlike others written for atheist audiences, focuses on how to approach conversations with religious individuals under the banner of what he calls ‘street epistemology.’ He provides many strategies — informed by evidence from social science literature — for atheists to have successful conversations with the religious which may lead to people shedding what he calls ‘the faith virus.’ Dr. Boghossian picks up where others in the atheist community have left off and continues this important conversation through his work.
In recent months, Dr. Boghossian and I have become good friends following lengthy telephone conversations about philosophy, politics, the atheist community, and much more. I had the privilege of editing Dr. Boghossian’s upcoming book and am really excited for its release which will be paired with many interviews, conference appearances, and much more. I am happy to promote Dr. Boghossian and his work which lends a significant contribution to the atheist community.
Listen to a recorded conversation Dr. Boghossian and I had in May of 2012 titled “Practical Strategies to Combat Faith” which serves as a great introduction to his upcoming book. Also look for a future appearance by Dr. Peter Boghossian on Brave Hero Radio.
What are people saying about Dr. Boghossian’s book?
“Dr. Peter Boghossian’s ‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ is a precise, passionate, compassionate and brilliantly reasoned work that will illuminate any and all minds capable of openness and curiosity. This is not a bedtime story to help you fall asleep, but a wakeup call that has the best chance of bringing your rational mind back to
life.”–Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio, the largest and most popular philosophy show on the web
“A ‘how to’ book for the ages. Boghossian manages to take a library’s worth of information and mold it into a concise and practical tome to guide through the murky waters of magical thinking, docking the reader safely on the shores of reason, logic
and understanding. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, and highly recommend
it.”–Al Stefanelli, author of A Voice of Reason In An Unreasonable Word-The Rise of Atheism On Planet Earth and Free Thoughts-A Collection Of Essays By An American Atheist
“This is a manual that we can use in our everyday interaction with those infected by the faith virus. The skills and concepts are both practical and learnable. As the founder and Chairman of the Board of RecoveringfromReligion.org, I recommend that all of our facilitators and leaders not only read and share this book, but actually learn how to use the questioning and dialogue techniques Dr. Boghossian illustrates. It will help you avoid common mistakes and give greater value to the conversations you have with the religious.”–Darrel Ray, Ed.D., author of The God Virus, & Sex and God
“There is nothing else on the market like this book that helps atheists talk believers out of their faith. Every atheist interested in doing so, or who talks to believers about faith at all, should read it. It’s both needed and brilliant!” —John W. Loftus, author of Why I Became an Atheist and The Outsider Test for Faith
“Boghossian has provided an indispensable chart book for all of us who must navigate the rising sea of magical thinking that is inundating America today.” —Victor Stenger, Ph.D., author of God: The Failed Hypothesis and God and the Atom
“If we want to live in world that is safer and more rational for all, then this is the guidebook we have been waiting for. Relying on extensive experience and a deep concern for humanity, Peter Boghossian has produced a game changer. This is not a book to read while relaxing in a hammock on a sunny afternoon. This is the how-to manual to take into the trenches of everyday life where minds are won and lost in the struggle between reason and madness.” —Guy P. Harrison, author of 50 Simple Questions for Every Christian and Race and Reality
“After the Four Horsemen comes the infantry—the army of evangelical rationalists making the world safe from faith. Boghossian’s book is both clarion call and roadmap for these heroic new battalions. Onward atheist soldiers!” –Tim van Gelder, Ph.D., Principal, Austhink Consulting, Principal Fellow, University of Melbourne, Eureka Prizewinner for Critical Thinking
“Since atheism is truly Good News, it should not be hidden under a bushel. Peter Boghossian shows us how to take it to the highways and the byways. I love it!” —Dan Barker, Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation
“I predict that within one week of the publication of this book it will be banned in at least 20 countries.” —Kevin Boileau, author of Essays on Phenomenology and the Self
“A book so great you can skip it and just read the footnotes. Pure genius.” —Christopher Johnson, co-founder, The Onion
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