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A Manual for Creating Atheists by Peter Boghossian

By Peter Boghossian

For millions of years, the trustworthy have honed proselytizing concepts and talked humans into believing the reality of 1 holy ebook or one other. certainly, the devoted frequently view changing others as a duty in their faith--and are expert from an early age to unfold their particular model of faith. the result's a global damaged largely by means of unquestioned religion. As an urgently wanted counter to this tried-and-true culture of non secular evangelism, A handbook for growing Atheists deals the first-ever consultant no longer for conversing humans into faith--but for conversing them out of it. Peter Boghossian attracts at the instruments he has built and used for greater than 20 years as a thinker and educator to coach the best way to have interaction the devoted in conversations that would support them worth cause and rationality, solid doubt on their non secular ideals, distrust their religion, abandon superstition and irrationality, and eventually include cause.

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D: Oh, I thought it was close. Andyou saidyou had never gone much further away than that? B: No, not in that direction. D: I wondered if anyone ever got curious andwanted to follow the river and see where it went. B: Oh, yes. The young boys-there is always a time when they are wanting to follow the river to its end. So they go and they follow a ways. But then they see that hunting isnot as easy as what it seems when they see me do it. And there are no plants along the way that they can eat. So they get hungry and they come back.

Doyou haveany names that they might havepasseddown in legend? B: No, I do not know. Perhaps some of the farmers might know. The wise man would know. I just know what we have now. There are plants that we eat the roots from. The tops we also eat but they can be bitter. They changed, it is said. They used to be different, but they grew and you could still eat them. D: How were they different? B: I do not know. The wise man would know. D: Were there any other things they planted? B: They planted grains.

You keep asking like a child would. That is interesting. I have agreat curiosity. This wayyou can help me to learn. Do theyhave any people inyour village that are known as teachers? Well, the old people who cannot work any more; they know the legends. They tell them to the young children. The young children like the old people and it helps for their mothers to be able to get some weaving done, or whatever, without the children in the way. That is how we learn our legends. The wise man knows them all.

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