The True Version of the False: Can Atheists Argue Over the “True” Version of Religion?

The True Version of the False: Can Atheists Argue Over the “True” Version of Religion? January 25, 2015

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:

How To Criticize Religion. Part 3: Address The Question of “True Religion” With Nuance,

True Religion?

Islam, 9/11, and “True Religion” (Or “What Could George W. Bush Mean When Talking About True Islam?”) 

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.

Your Thoughts?

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!


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