My good friend and former regular Camels With Hammers guest poster Kaveh Mousavi of the spectacular ex-Muslim blog On the Margin of Error held a panel called, “The ‘True’ Version of the False: Can Atheists Argue Over the ‘True’ Version of Religion”. I was on the panel with historian and philosopher Richard Carrier, Russell Glasser (of The Atheist Experience), and Alex Gabriel of the blog Godlessness in Theory:
For written versions of arguments I made today, read my posts:True Religion?
You can also see how I applied the principles in that post to the recent reactions to the massacre at Charlie Hebdo’s offices here.
I also strongly recommend Alex Gabriel’s superb piece, mentioned in the video, Jesus Was Not A Queer Ally.
Comment on the video and on whether you think we can talk about there being truer and falser versions of religions (and in what senses) by going here!