Can I Talk You Out of Your Faith? – VIDEO


Is it possible to “talk someone out of their faith?” Is it even appropriate or worthwhile to make an attempt? If so, how might atheists best approach those with deep-seated (and often lifelong) religious convictions to foster real discourse and encourage critical thinking?
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Micah White

I am of the understanding Dr. Begotian doesn't think religious people should have political rights?


That's all great, but theists do the same thing to get people to "believe" their nonsense through argument. Once, I was at Hyde Park in London and 3 muslim guys from the same group and very near to each other were tryin to convince, as it was happening, rather to make people think for themselves. I stood there for 10 minutes listening and I haven't heard so much bullshit in 10 minutes, in my life! They even used science terminology to confuse the people they were talking to, until one of the listeners opened his mouth and put them all… Read more »


The comments on this video are a good reminder to all of the so called New Atheists that some of your beliefs might not be as soundly grounded as you think they are. So that when you do attempt to talk to someone who does not believe as you do it is possible you will have your own sacred cow slaughtered in front of your eyes. You should be prepared for this eventuality. Notice how Secular Guy can't get past the very first question that I ask him. "What is a regressive progressive or liberal?" He can't answer the question… Read more »


Can I talk you out of your paycheck?


Why is it some people feel the need to believe in any god when I have never felt that need?

Genesee Wood

Sam Harris said : "If you want to open a restaurant that serves only redheaded people, I think you should be free to do that. If you only want to serve people who are six feet tall, you should be able to do that. And, by definition, if you only want to serve Muslims, or whites, or Jews, if you want a club that excludes everyone but yourself, I think you should be free to do all of these things, and people should be free to write about you, to picket in front of your store, or clubhouse, or restaurant."… Read more »


What is this bullshit about the regressive left? There is no such thing. If your politics are regressive you are not on the progressive left. It sounds like neo-conservatives like Sam Harris are just projecting their own beliefs into others.


It really depends on who brings it up. If someone comes out in public and pushes their religion on others , then you can go after them with the facts.
If you approach them, then Dr Boghossian's method is really the only way you can make any progress.

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I have tried