This will be our first meeting at the Lakeview Library. We will have a private meeting room which should make having a discussion easier. We will start the meeting at 6 and talk for about an hour and a half. If anybody is interested we can consider meeting for dinner afterwards.
Reading the book is not required to attend but it will help add to the discussion if as many attendees as possible has read the book.
Like our regular discussions, the book review is open to anyone from active members of the group to newcomers wishing to learn more about who we are. However, unlike most of our meetings, we will try to stick to the original topic with the book reviews.
The following is the book description from Amazon: "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 twenty 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."