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By Peter Boghossian

For millions of years, the trustworthy have honed proselytizing recommendations and talked humans into believing the reality of 1 holy booklet or one other. certainly, the trustworthy frequently view changing others as a duty in their faith--and are educated from an early age to unfold their targeted model of faith. the result's an international damaged largely by way of unquestioned religion. As an urgently wanted counter to this tried-and-true culture of non secular evangelism, A handbook for growing Atheists bargains the first-ever consultant now not for speaking humans into faith--but for speaking 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 tips to interact the devoted in conversations that would support them worth cause and rationality, forged doubt on their non secular ideals, distrust their religion, abandon superstition and irrationality, and finally embody cause.

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Com/watch? com/user/QualiaSoup The Atheist Experience, “The Atheist Experience is a weekly cable access television show in Austin, Texas geared at a non-atheist audience. com/user/Thunderf00t NOTES 1. The Book of Alma is one of the books in the Book of Mormon. ” Religious belief is very often defended through the use of clever semantics. There are some important things to note about these dodges. When a person of faith is questioned over one or more specific, illogical tenets of their belief, they often respond with, “Well, of course I don’t believe that,” leaving the Street Epistemologist at a disadvantage since the believer continues to profess their unaltered faith-based belief regardless.

It’s not a matter of belief. It’s a matter of knowledge. I have knowledge beyond a reasonable doubt that there is no God” (personal correspondence, August 15, 2012). For more on why he thinks this, see God: The Failed Hypothesis (Stenger, 2007). 10. Aquinas’ five proofs: (1) motion (as nothing moves itself there must be a first, unmoved mover), (2) efficient causes (something must exist that is not caused), (3) possibility and necessity (because everything that’s possible to exist must not have existed at some point, then there must be something that necessarily exists), (4) gradation of being (because gradation exists there must be something that occupies the highest rung, perfection) (5) design (because natural bodies work toward some end, an intelligent being exists to which natural things are directed).

Com/user/Thunderf00t NOTES 1. The Book of Alma is one of the books in the Book of Mormon. ” Religious belief is very often defended through the use of clever semantics. There are some important things to note about these dodges. When a person of faith is questioned over one or more specific, illogical tenets of their belief, they often respond with, “Well, of course I don’t believe that,” leaving the Street Epistemologist at a disadvantage since the believer continues to profess their unaltered faith-based belief regardless.

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