Reviews of “A Manual for Creating Atheists” by Peter Boghossian

For whatever reason, Peter Boghossian’s A Manual for Creating Atheists is quite popular. Yet, based on the reviews I’ve read, it is high on rhetoric but lacking in evidence. The blogosphere is already producing a number of scathing reviews which I shall catalog here (and try to keep up-to-date). Feel free to suggest additional links in the comments.

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10 comments on “Reviews of “A Manual for Creating Atheists” by Peter Boghossian

  1. aRemonstrant'sRamblings says:

    Thanks for this. Much appreciated.

  2. […] Here is a list of reviews from various theists claiming Peter is wrong and giving reasons why. […]

  3. The reason Peter’s book is so popular is that it speaks truth to power. I listened to your YouTube bit with him and the word “evidence” flowed forth like cheap wine to an alcoholic but there was none presented. The ‘evidence” i have looked at it not there. You have to have as much faith that you have evidence as you do for your particular flavor of religious affirmations. The facts in the world speak directly against any of your self selected sophist ramblings because if the evidence was as strong as you profess there’d be universal agreement on the order of the workings of gravitational equations, e.g. I feel sorry for the loss of productivity brought to the human race by all this nonsense. I suppose it’s good for you in that you get a paycheck from it to feed your family but I would not be able to sleep at night if my ‘job’ in life consisted of attempting to add buoyancy to a brick. Enjoy.

  4. jayman777 says:

    thetimchannel, I think you have the wrong person. I have never spoken with Peter let alone appeared in a YouTube video with him. I earn no money from this blog.

  5. Tom Larsen says:

    “thetimchannel” writes,

    “The ‘evidence” i have looked at it not there.”

    I would be interested to know what he means by that.

  6. aRemonstrant'sRamblings says:

    I find it hard to imagine a less coherent reply than the one made by ‘thetimchannel’ – not only is the English tortuous but the charge of “sophist ramblings” is ironic in the extreme.

  7. I expected an Internet silo of a Jeebus cult followers might not take kindly to me exposing th great wizard by pulling back the curtain a bit. Jeebus is a ridiculous myth. Get over it.

    Enjoy.

  8. apologianick says:

    Wow. Great intellectual giants in mythicism these days.

  9. The reading of my wife’s Atheist eulogy in front of a crowd of German Catholics. http://youtu.be/mfYLaPmDEs0

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