Peter Boghossian’s Manual for Creating Atheists, like the film Gigli and the Ford Pinto, has achieved such a stellar degree of monumental awfulness that it promises to be remembered and reviled for years to come. Not surprisingly then, the book has not lacked for critics. At the apogee of that impressive pyramid of criticism stands Tom Gilson of www.thinkingchristian.net. To my knowledge, Tom has provided the most expansive and incisive critique of Boghossian’s screed. The critique comes in thirteen parts and you can read it here.
In addition, Tom has set up a short online survey which asks people about their understanding of faith. I would encourage interested readers to visit the site and take the survey which you can do here.
Remember, Peter Boghossian has claimed that at least two billion people agree with his definitions of faith. And yet, he offers no evidence to support that claim. Unlike Boghossian, Tom Gilson is interested in evidence. And this survey provides one modest way to compile data on popular conceptions of faith.