"Up to now, most atheists have simply criticized religion in various ways, but the point is to dispel it. In A Manual For Creating Atheists, "Peter Boghossian fills that gap, telling the reader how to become a 'street epistemologist' with the skills to attack religion at its weakest point: its reliance on faith rather than evidence. 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." --Jerry Coyne, Ph.D., author of Why Evolution is True"Dr. Peter Boghossian's 'A Manual for Creating Atheists' is a precise, passionate, compassionate and brilliantly reasoned work that will illuminate any and all minds capable of openness and curiosity. This is not a bedtime story to help you fall asleep, but a wakeup call that has the best chance of bringing your rational mind back to life."--Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio, the largest and most popular philosophy show on the web"If we want to live in world that is safer and more rational for all, then this is the guidebook we have been waiting for. Relying on extensive experience and a deep concern for humanity, Peter Boghossian has produced a game changer. This is not a book to read while relaxing in a hammock on a sunny afternoon. This is the how-to manual to take into the trenches of everyday life where minds are won and lost in the struggle between reason and madness." --Guy P. Harrison, author of 50 Simple Questions for Every Christian and Race and Reality"I wouldn't be surprised if ten years from now we realized that this book's publication was a turning point in the decline of Christianity in the West..." Tom Gilson, Christian apologist and author, Thinking Christian
"A 'how to' book for the ages. Boghossian manages to take a library's worth of information and mold it into a concise and practical tome to guide through the murky waters of magical thinking, docking the reader safely on the shores of reason, logic and understanding. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, and highly recommend it."--Al Stefanelli, author of A Voice of Reason In An Unreasonable Word-The Rise of Atheism On Planet Earth and Free Thoughts-A Collection Of Essays By An American Atheist
"A book so great you can skip it and just read the footnotes. Pure genius." —Christopher Johnson, cofounder, the Onion
"There is nothing else on the market like this book that helps atheists talk believers out of their faith. Every atheist interested in doing so, or who talks to believers about faith at all, should read it. It's both needed and brilliant!" —John W. Loftus, author, Why I Became an Atheist and The Outsider Test for Faith
"Boghossian has provided an indispensable chart book for all of us who must navigate the rising sea of magical thinking that is inundating America today." —Victor Stenger, PhD, author, God: The Failed Hypothesis and God and the Atom
From the Author
"If I started reading A Manual for Creating Atheists as a Christian I would have been an atheist by the time I finished it. Peter Boghossian's book is the perfect companion to Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion. They should be bundled like an atheist software package to reprogram minds into employing reason instead of faith, science instead of superstition."
--Michael Shermer, from the foreword to A Manual for Creating Atheists