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Skeptical Readers - Bookclub

Let's read a book and have a discussion!

This month's book is A Manual for Creating Atheists by Peter Beghossian. Published 11/1/13.

He will be speaking on March 15th at UCF! You are encouraged to pick copy of the book at the talk. (Or through the usual channels such as 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.

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  • Karen

    Interesting and fun conversation. Always enjoy the discussions. Thank you, Jocelyn.

    April 9, 2014

  • Southernliberal

    One of us will be there, probably Julie

    March 5, 2014

  • J. Y.

    I apologize for being wimpy but the rain is still coming down hard here on occasion and the prospect of being caught in a downpour and/or downtown I-4 rush hour traffic coming from crosstown in Williamsburg is daunting in spite of the lively conversation that Peter's book is likely to spark.

    Catch you all at a future book club meeting.

    April 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all! I haven't been keeping up with the group lately, still have never been to an event... I'd like to join the book club. Any idea what the next book will be and when you'll meet? I'm hoping it'll be a night I'm not at school.

    April 8, 2014

    • Jocelyn

      HI - It is May 13th. It is on the schedule. :) It is Christian Nation: A Novel by Frederic C. Rich. We meet the second Tuesday of each month. Hope to see you!!

      April 8, 2014

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