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A Manual for Creating Atheists

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A Manual for Creating Atheists

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Join us on video chat as we discuss this month's book, details below. Newcomers are always welcome, as are new book suggestions. Reading the book is useful for participation.

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We will select the next book from those present at this meeting through a voting process. If you'd like to add a book to the running, be ready to make a short pitch for it and bring a copy if you can. We will want to know the page count of the book and whether it is available in both paper and digital versions.

About: A Manual for Creating Atheists, Peter Boghossian, 280 pages

"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. 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, a philosopher and educator, teachs 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.

See past Book Group Selections at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rOYjJXpE_ixZg6F9YezAFSQrWBQxMR251tNrkARVJVw/edit#

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