Peter Boghossian, a friend and philosopher at Portland State University, has been working on an app after publishing his well-received book A Manual for Creating Atheists. Called “Atheos,” the app was just released on iTunes by Peter and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. It helps you clarify both your own beliefs and well as giving you tactics for converting others toward reason and away from superstition.
I played around with it during my last visit to Portland, and I have to say that it was engrossing, especially when Peter sat beside me explaining why some of my answers were wrong. The questions get more intricate and informative as you go through the different levels.
Here’s an explanation from the app’s overview page.
The goal is to help people become more thoughtful and more reflective about their faith-based beliefs. —Peter Boghossian
Can you support your positions about God, religion or the supernatural?
Atheos is an app being developed by Dr. Peter Boghossian and his team that helps people have non-confrontational discussions about gods, religion, faith, and superstition. It will show you how to gently explore a person’s strongest beliefs.
Atheos will provide you with the skills you’ll need to spot flaws in weak statements and use reason to politely help people understand why they may not be correct.
It’s the perfect app for atheists, agnostics, humanists, skeptics, freethinkers, and even believers who want to find out how best to engage in religious discussions.
Here’s a short video giving an overview:
It’s free to download, which gives you access to one level, and if you pay $4.99 you get access to the other 9 levels. You can get the app at the screenshot below.