Jesus, the Easter Bunny, and Other Delusions: Just Say No!

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Jesus, the Easter Bunny, and Other Delusions: Just Say No! from Philosophy News on Vimeo.

This presentation was given by Dr. Peter Boghossian of Portland State University on January 27, 2012. In this talk, sponsored by The Freethinkers of Portland State University and published by philosophynews.com, Dr. Boghossian argues that faith-based processes are unreliable and unlikely to lead one to the truth. Since our goal as knowers is to have more true beliefs than false ones, faith, as a process for getting to the truth, should be abandoned in favor of other, more reliable processes. The talk was followed by a question and answer session from the audience.

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • sailor1031

    Oh dear, you haven’t got it at all. Try saying to yourself a hundred times a day “Faith is just another way of knowing”…..if you say it often enough maybe you’ll come to believe it.

  • helenaconstantine

    why was she wearing a dog-collar?

  • David

    Voltaire was right after all;Faith:Not wanting to know what is true.


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