Posted on Dec 28, 2013 by Tom Gilson
I’ve been blogging on Peter Boghossian for a couple months now, and I’ve wrapped it all up now in an ebook that I’m making available for free. All you need to do is subscribe to email blog updates, then the book is yours to download as Kindle, ePub, or PDF file.
The book is a re-organized and summarized compilation of blog posts, plus new material on how Christians must respond.
From the Book:
Peter Boghossian wants to create atheists, and he’s the man for the job. An instructor in philosophy at Portland State University in Oregon, he has just published A Manual for Creating Atheists (2013, Pitchstone Press), a handbook for equipping atheists with “treatments” to cure religious believers of the “faith virus.” While the Manual’s weaknesses are abundant, tactically and persuasively it’s brilliant. It will create atheists—count on it.
Atheists certainly are excited about it. Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris have promoted Boghossian’s work. In an official publicity blurb, Jerry Coyne, professor at the University of Chicago and author of Why Evolution Is True, said, “This book is essential for nonbelievers who want to do more than just carp about religion, but want to weaken its odious grasp on the world.”
More importantly, the book is selling well. It went quickly into a second printing, and two months after its introduction it remains a chart leader in its philosophy-related content categories at Amazon.com. Its author is seeking to sign up 10,000 fellow atheists to learn his methods and create more atheists.
Other atheists have written about their disbelief; Boghossian is launching a strategy to multiply it.
Not only that, but he’s also campaigning for what he calls “containment strategies” for faith, for example, removing religious believers from the “Adult Table” of discussion on public matters. He literally says in his Manual for Creating Atheists that men and women of faith should be shunted aside to the “Kids Table,” where our faith-infected conversations can’t do the public any harm.
For the sake of our faith, and our children’s faith, Christians need to know about this….