Absence of belief in the existence of deities
Three Texas atheists join us to talk about the evangelical attack on our secular democracy in the second-largest state of the "union." It's a conversation with Aron Ra, Wil Jeudy, and Michelle Palmer.
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SHOW NOTESToday's Atheist Experience is the “show of hair” with Jmike and Secular Rarity. They sort through philosophical naturalism, because morality changes when god creates evil that is spoken through the unfalsifiable Quran and the all inclusive Catholic Church. First caller is Matt from CA who tells us about The Secular Student Alliance Convention. Vist Secularstudents.org to register before it closes on Wednesday.Rogue Show in SC calls to clarify Jmike's position on philosophical naturalism. Natural sciences exhaust natural reality. The simplest theory is the one with the least amount of axioms, commitments, and predicates. Unjustified assumptions do not hold up to stacks of evidence. Kevin in GA asks why we think we do not get morality from god and if morality changes over time. We see more benefit and less harm when looking at other moral systems compared to god's system. Do you think that what is good is in virtue with god's commands? Will the basics of mathematics be the same in the future?Slave of Christ in TX asks about the problem of evil and says that god is all good for only the chosen ones. Does god intend there to be evil? How do you believe in an irrational god that creates evil? Either god permits the impermissible or there is not anything that is impermissible. How do you resolve this contradiction? Why would you take commands from a villain? If a view is contradictory, would you agree that the view is false?Jamal in Ca does not know if the hosts are really atheists, and asks the hosts what proof is needed to believe god exists. How is what the Quran says about embryology true? There is nothing in this book that is novel. We are going to be tortured in hell for eternity under Allah's view and so will you unless you can provide some evidence to convince us because our sins are yours now. The Quran places other people's burdens on you. Mary in FL asks about the difference between ought and is and had some general questions about logical fallacies. Ought and “is” are unrelated except for when the premise contains both an “is” statement and a value. Descriptive premises do not follow value statements, and we can't get prescriptions from descriptions. There must be more work put in to fill in the gap. Search for intro books about logic, inference rules, formal and formal fallacies, and propositional logic. Xavier in FL wants to know what is wrong with the Catholic Church. The church puts aside money that is specifically used for fighting against holding people accountable for abusing children. Enough said. Thank you for tuning in everyone! The question of the week : If it weren't for ____________, I would still believe in God.
Dan and Lisa welcome Brother Bryan, a Christian who was previously involved with the Four Square church and now associates with the Church of the Nazarene. Bryan and Dan have had several fruitful discussions around Faith, Atheism, Christian denominations, biblical literalism, similarities and contrasts in their respective religious experiences, and have have found friendship and comradery in them. So, we gave him an open invite to have one of those discussions on the show. We also welcome our mutual friend Brother Armando, a former Christian who told his story on the previous episode ‘Confessions of a Former Shi**y Youth Pastor'. We appreciate Bryan's willingness to express his faith, his vulnerability in sharing his personal experience, and his willingness to recognize the shortcomings in religious organizations and inappropriate applications of personal beliefs. We hope anyone who cares to comment on our discussion will show the same courtesy and respect we show each other. ‘Instead of coming from the gratitude and the place of - God loves me, and taking that love and sharing that with other people, they beat them over the head with a Bible and say - God hates you! It's terrible irony. And that breaks my heart more than anything' — Church_of_the_Nazarene http://siblingsinzion.com http://facebook.com/siblingsinzion http://instagram.com/siblingsinzion http://twitter.com/siblingsinzion YouTube: https://bit.ly/sizyoutube Theme Music: 'The Falls' by Umbrellaman - http://umbrellamanband.com
Jesse and Brittany discuss Megyn Kelly's latest hateful diatribe against trans people, listener voicemails and emails related to the Jordan Neely killing and recording the podcast for YouTube, Florida's Ron DeSantis ongoing assault on democracy and a Florida teacher's investigation following her decision to show a Disney movie with a gay character in school, Rep. Jasmine Crockett speaking the frustration and passion we want and need to see in our elected leaders, Mormon whistleblower David Neilsen's appearance on 60 Minutes exposing the church's 100 billion dollar stockpile of funds, and Takin' Care of Biz feat. Lamar Johnson and Ginny Schrappen. SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON: http://www.TeamDollemore.comNEW MERCH AVAILABLE AT: http://www.dollemore.infoJoin the private Facebook listener group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1770575259637583Send a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes to (657) 464-7609.Show Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtPodcastShow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IDoubtItPodcastJesse on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/dollemoreBrittany on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/brittanyepageBuy a T-Shirt, Hoodie, Mug, or Tote: https://www.dollemore.infoPatreon: http://www.dollemore.com/patreonPayPal: http://www.dollemore.com/paypalAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
It's Friday, May 19th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Adam McManus Nigerian Muslims killed 42 Christians in 11 villages Nigerian Muslim gunmen, wielding AK-47s and machetes, killed 42 Christians and burned dozens of houses near Mangu in Nigeria's Plateau State, reports International Christian Concern. The attackers – suspected to be Fulani Muslim militants – raided at least 11 villages from midnight to dawn early Tuesday, May 16th in Nigeria's north-central region about 55 miles from the capital, Jos. Plateau State Governor-elect Caleb Mutfwang condemned the Fulani militants and called on the federal government to do more to help secure the state. He described the attacks as “ethnic cleansing.” Radical Islamic Fulani militias have targeted the mostly Christian farming communities. More than 50,000 Christians have been killed and millions displaced over the past 20 years. Revelation 6:9-10 says, “When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, ‘How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until You judge the inhabitants of the Earth and avenge our blood?'” Canadian teen arrested for handing out Bibles on public sidewalk On May 17th, Canadian law enforcement officers in Alberta, Canada arrested 16-year-old Josh Alexander for handing out Bibles on a public sidewalk after an altercation broke out between him, his supporters, and a group of pro-transgender hecklers, reports Faithwire.com. In a tweet that has been read by 3.4 million people, he wrote that he “was handcuffed and put in a paddy wagon for offering students Bibles on a public sidewalk in Calgary. I was released and told if I returned I would be arrested and charged. I continued handing out Bibles. For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.” What a powerful reference to Paul's declaration in Romans 1:16. He said, “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” In a follow-up tweet, Alexander wrote, “I will not yield to the pressure of the woke mob or corrupt state. We will continue to spread the truth in love.” Maxime Bernier, leader of the People's Party of Canada, condemned law enforcement officers for their apparent double standard. He tweeted, “If you burn a church in this country, the police won't devote any resources to catching you. If you hand out Bibles on the sidewalk, however — or hold a rally to defend fundamental rights in a time of hysteria — you will be arrested and fined immediately. We're a sick society.” Durham Report: FBI, DOJ failed to practice ‘Strict Fidelity to the Law' in Trump-Russia Investigation In his newly-released report, Special Counsel John Durham concludes that the FBI merely failed to practice “strict fidelity to the law” in its launch and handling of the Crossfire Hurricane surveillance and investigation seeking to prove former President Donald Trump colluded with Russia, reports Media Research Center TV. Rather than state outright that FBI and Justice Department operatives broke the law, Durham resorted to a euphemism implying that they simply weren't faithful to the law. DeSantis bans puberty blockers and transgender surgeries for minors On Wednesday, Florida Republican governor and likely presidential candidate Ron DeSantis officially banned mutilating transgender surgeries and drugs for minors as part of a broad legislative package to protect the state's kids from transgender ideology, reports LifeSiteNews.com. DeSANTIS: “You have a movement amongst, I would say, rogue elements of the medical establishment to do things that is basically the mutilation of minors. I mean, they're trying to do sex change operations on minors, giving them things like puberty blockers and doing things that are irreversible to them.” Planned Parenthood immediately started canceling their transgender appointments after the bill was signed as the organization assesses the law's implications. In addition, DeSantis signed bills which: protect students from having to declare their pronouns in school. prohibit classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in Pre-K through 8th protect children from sexually explicit performances, including Drag Queen shows, in all venues. ensure that Florida's bathrooms, changing rooms, and locker rooms are safe places for women. DeSantis said, “Florida is proud to lead the way in standing up for our children. As the world goes mad, Florida represents a refuge of sanity and a citadel of normalcy.” C.S. Lewis' transformation from atheist to Christian captured on film And finally, have you ever heard someone say, “You were born to do this?” It's a proclamation that perfectly applies to award-winning actor Max McLean, reports The Christian Post. McLean was, without a doubt, born to portray C.S. Lewis. Possessing the look, the voice, and even the mannerisms of the legendary literary icon, McLean is brilliant in the Christian film, “The Most Reluctant Convert,” that was recently released on the Pure Flix Streaming platform. The seasoned veteran of many theatrical productions domestically and abroad plays an elder C.S. Lewis. McLean looks back on the Mere Christianity author's remarkable journey from hard-boiled atheist to the most renowned Christian writer of the 20th Century. McLean believes Lewis' contributions to literature and culture transcend and no one literary work defines him. The actor said, “He had an unusual ability to translate what was in his mind into magnificent prose and speech. He's one of the great English writers of all time. He is not just limited to the 20th century. … He wakes up certain parts of your brain that are often dormant.” Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Friday, May 19th in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Fr. Pine talks about whether an atheist can be saved and what the different types of unbelief are.
This is an extra special episode! When talking about Dungeons and Dragons, what's better than having a member of our actual DnD campaign join us? Having three members! Timmy and Keenan are joined by our good buddy (and amazing DM) Tim and by Pop Addled newbies Randy and Matt. We hope you enjoy, and as always remember, if you like what you hear be sure to Like, Share, and Review. https://www.nerdly.co.uk Email: email@example.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PopAddled Twitter @PopAddled iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pop-addled/id840569697?mt=2 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2xQco8SLdirFrlL6Z0Xe1I Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/pop-addled RSS feed: http://popaddled.libsyn.com/ TuneIn Radio: http://tunein.com/radio/Pop-Addled-p663924/ PodcastLand: http://podcastland.com/podcasts/212927/pop-addled Intro/outro music: "Mikey Was the Best" by Atheist featuring Diggabeatz, from the album "Thanks for the Burgers” - 801atheist.bandcamp.com/
We talk about abortion, book banning and the X-rated bible. We also talk with "God." After hearing the song "The Trinity" (words by Robert Ingersoll), we speak with investigative journalist Christine Kenneally about her chilling new book Ghosts of the Orphanage: A Story of Mysterious Deaths, a Conspiracy of Silence, and a Search for Justice.
Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux
Livestream 15 May 2023A flash stream you say? Will you be doing the entire show topless, or are you just planning to lift your shirt up and down repeatedly the whole time?How do I know when it's time to call it quits in a marriage? I feel like I'm putting a tremendous amount of effort into it and she doesnt want to. What is the ethical line as to whether to stay or not? I would like to fix it, but if she can't let go of the past and reconnect, then what do you do? We made promises, but she is the first to threaten divorce. After days of Silence things cool and talk but it repeats. The kids are sick of it, too. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you Stefan!Hey Stef curious if you've heard of the University Jordan Peterson is starting to bring education costs way down while bringing quality and integrity back to the Institutions of Higher Education.? Was also wondering if you had interest in teaching philosphy in this new University of his… thank you, and thanks again for all you doHow was your mother's day?To avoid getting sucked into an irrational debate w my dad I hung up the phone. He leaves a voicemail saying if I don't call back that means I'm in ‘passive agreement.'Is The Present available to download as an audio file like your other books? I was having trouble finding the link if so.Im pleasently surprised how much I like the Character Ben in The Present. I love the book so far on Chapter 19.Thanks for the insights Stef, it is an amazing book. The win-lose mentality ties in very well with Lewis Staten.It makes sense you'd have to be atheist before determining morality of God since otherwise you wouldn't go into with a clean slate and instead your preconceived notions would bias your investigation and likely not end up w UPBI have quite the emotional experience every time I go to Church, Pray or read the Holy Bible. Desipte being an Atheist ( or at least I think I am an Atheist still ).Reminds me of Aristotle. :)He called theology the study of beings greater than man.What if the writers of the Bible knew a lot of what you do, but didn't have the terminology to describe it like we can today, so they had to put it in ancient terms.Atheism is theological stoicism, it removes emotion and passion which are essential parts of our being.You could believe in laws of physics but then by definition if God is omnipotent he could suspend the laws temporarily.I've had a belief for a long time that a lot of religions came out of misinterpreted dreams.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is waging a Christian nationalist, authoritarian, cruel, and unconstitutional war on citizens, democracy, and Disney.
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Jesse and Brittany discuss Brittany's new grey hairs, a listener voicemail addressing some audience members' concerns about our introduction segment, the recent victory for E. Jean Carroll against Donald Trump and response from Republicans, George Santos' real legal troubles, including a 13-count indictment which was finally unsealed, and CNN's spectacular failure on the Trump Town Hall. SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON: http://www.TeamDollemore.comNEW MERCH AVAILABLE AT: http://www.dollemore.infoJoin the private Facebook listener group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1770575259637583Send a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes to (657) 464-7609.Show Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtPodcastShow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IDoubtItPodcastJesse on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/dollemoreBrittany on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/brittanyepageBuy a T-Shirt, Hoodie, Mug, or Tote: https://www.dollemore.infoPatreon: http://www.dollemore.com/patreonPayPal: http://www.dollemore.com/paypalAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
“Woman, Atheist, Anarchist. That's me.” Madalyn Murray O'Hair made herself known as an activist and founder of American Atheists. She made waves all the way to the United States Supreme Court, on Johnny Carson, and made headlines around America, when she sought to prohibit Bible readings and prayer in schools… then suddenly she disappeared. The Most Hated Woman in America was never seen again, but the story was just getting started. Watch the video version here: https://youtube.com/live/EmE5jgoDjdASupport the showBecome a PATRON and support the show, and instantly unlock HOURS of pre and post-broadcasts... 30 minutes before and after the livestream where nothing is off limits. Donate to Brodhead Manor - https://gofund.me/717723bcDonate to The Haunted Circa 1886 Olde Park Hotel - https://www.gofundme.com/f/circa-1886-olde-park-hotel-building-preservation
A Christian Podcast with Kevin Wilson
In this episode we head to the barbershop and talk to the fellas about faith! We have these conversations at the shop all the time, but this time we were able to record it! I pray that this episode encourages you to talk to the people around you about Jesus. Highlights: Did you grow up in church?Why some people stop going to churchWhat's the way to heaven?Why do we pray through Jesus?How do we know Christianity is the right religionI apologize for the sound quality! I debated whether or not I should post this episode, but I think even through the noise, there's still something you can take away
The Catholic Guy Show's Podcast
The podcast kicks off talking about King Charles Coronation - and the Pope's gift to the monarcy (Lino is thrilled). After that, Lino and Jill had to Amsterdam for their wedding anniversary to look at millions of tulips. Then, in honor of the NFL Draft, the guys draft people for their ideal parish. And the podcast wraps up with an Atheist Parable Review!
Tucker Carlson was fired from Fox News, but he isn't going away. This show is a rapid-fire chronicle of some of Carlson's worst moments, and a warning about the millions who still love him.
My guest, Colin Campbell is a writer and director for theater and film. He's also written a truly powerful and personal exploration of grief, in his book, Finding The Words. In our conversation today, Colin shares his experience of losing both his children, Ruby and Hart when a drunk driver hit their car and changed a pleasant family outing into the worst day imaginable. He addresses the fear, pain, denial, guilt, rage, despair, and isolation that accompanies grief. You will also hear us explore the profound power of rituals and the impact of our words as we move forward with grief.I absolutely devoured his book and delighted in our conversation. He offers so much wisdom about how we keep living when the worst happens to us. I truly can't wait for you to meet him.EPISODE RESOURCES:Pick up a copy of Finding the Words at your favorite local bookstore or online hereAt the time of our conversation, he was speaking to me from New York as he was wrapping up performances of his creative response to loss called Grief: A One-Man Shitshow JUMP STRAIGHT INTO:(20:00) Colin explains that even though he considers himself an Atheist, he's found so much help and healing in rituals. He has leaned on Jewish traditions, but her reminds us all that rituals don't have to be related to organized religion to be beneficial in our grieving. (43:00) Colin explains how and why he found the word Solace versus Healing, resonates more deeply for him as he moves forward with his grief. Like me, he focuses on the impact of our word choices and explains why healing doesn't fit the mark for his experience of grief, nor his goals for his future. NEW MERCH ALERTYou asked, I answered. I finally created some GSB Podcast merch from tees to hoodies to coffee mugs, journals and stickers. Head over to the Grief Happens Shop at www.lisakeefauver.com/griefhappensshop STAY CONNECTED 1) SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST on your favorite platform so you don't miss an episode. If you love the show, I'd love to invite you to leave a rating and write a review. 2) INVITE ME TO YOUR INBOX to get behind-the-scenes on the podcast and all the grief support offered by our host, Lisa Keefauver, by signing up for her Not-So-Regular Newsletter at lisakeefauver.com/newsletter. 3) IF YOU'RE FEELING SOCIAL, you can find her on all your favorite social channels too.@lisakeefauvermsw on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok. Check out her tweets @lisakeefauver Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In today's episode of the Atheist Experience, Jmike and Doctor Ben die for Jesus so immorality won't cause riots from atheists with meaningless worldviews after disconnecting emotionally from religion. Davis in CO wants to know why people would die for Jesus if it was not true. What does the psychological state of your reasoning have to do with whether it is true or not? When death is the gateway to getting to a better existence, and people honestly believe it, they will embrace it. Huge amounts of people believing in something does not have any bearing on its truth. People are willing to risk their existence for smaller things than a reason for eternity. Patrick in AR experienced his wife having a vision after dying in his arms. After she was revived, he was told her recovery was miraculous. The treatment used at the facility such as epinephrine and CPR increase the chances of survival. We don't know medically why someone survives in this state for so long, but we also don't have a reason to believe it is supernatural. Statistically, the outlier events are going to occur, and there will always be someone who asks why that happens to them. Hug the people around you and love them. Trevor in MI has some questions about Biblical interpretations when having conversations with his dad. If you want to be correct about something, then you need to have a principle and intention of what was said. How do you validate anyone's interpretation? You could follow a weird train of interpretation to the original which turns out to be a different denomination entirely. God is seemingly the author of confusion. Jon in Canada says that god is necessary for morality, and immorality is what causes riots. How do you explain wrong things that occur in god's world? Can people do good things for bad reasons? What evidence do you have that supports the claim that people being immoral are the cause of riots? Icon in Canada presents a thought experiment where we attach reasonableness to time, where a belief is reduced by a percentage slowly over time. What metric would we use to assign the percentages? Adam in Saudi Arabia finds it unattractive to accept life being meaningless as part of atheism. If an intrinsic value is not forced on something, does that make it any less valuable? If everything has a purpose, then can we agree there is a reason for all events, good and bad? When babies die suddenly, are we going to say they need to die as some sort of a sacrifice for whatever a deity needs to prove? It makes no sense to simultaneously have evil and good if evil is the thing that leads to the good.Shi in the USA asks how to disconnect from religion emotionally after already disconnecting intellectually. What does emotional disconnecting mean to you? You may not need to entirely disconnect in that way.Thank you for tuning in this week! The question of the week is: What do you think is the weirdest prayer god has ever heard?
There are many ways we live our life that doesn't look very different from the way an atheist lives his/her life. We discuss five of them.Credits:Post Production Studio: Vermillion CodeOpening/Closing Song: "This Time" by JohnMarc SkochStory Music written and performed by: Nick "Triple Kick" Smitley & Jonathan SwavelyEdited by Nick Smitley
In today's episode of the Atheist Experience, Jmike and Doctor Ben die for Jesus so immorality won't cause riots from atheists with meaningless worldviews after disconnecting emotionally from religion. Davis in CO wants to know why people would die for Jesus if it was not true. What does the psychological state of your reasoning have to do with whether it is true or not? When death is the gateway to getting to a better existence, and people honestly believe it, they will embrace it. Huge amounts of people believing in something does not have any bearing on its truth. People are willing to risk their existence for smaller things than a reason for eternity. Patrick in AR experienced his wife having a vision after dying in his arms. After she was revived, he was told her recovery was miraculous. The treatment used at the facility such as epinephrine and CPR increase the chances of survival. We don't know medically why someone survives in this state for so long, but we also don't have a reason to believe it is supernatural. Statistically, the outlier events are going to occur, and there will always be someone who asks why that happens to them. Hug the people around you and love them. Trevor in MI has some questions about Biblical interpretations when having conversations with his dad. If you want to be correct about something, then you need to have a principle and intention of what was said. How do you validate anyone's interpretation? You could follow a weird train of interpretation to the original which turns out to be a different denomination entirely. God is seemingly the author of confusion. Jon in Canada says that god is necessary for morality, and immorality is what causes riots. How do you explain wrong things that occur in god's world? Can people do good things for bad reasons? What evidence do you have that supports the claim that people being immoral are the cause of riots? Icon in Canada presents a thought experiment where we attach reasonableness to time, where a belief is reduced by a percentage slowly over time. What metric would we use to assign the percentages? Adam in Saudi Arabia finds it unattractive to accept life being meaningless as part of atheism. If an intrinsic value is not forced on something, does that make it any less valuable? If everything has a purpose, then can we agree there is a reason for all events, good and bad? When babies die suddenly, are we going to say they need to die as some sort of a sacrifice for whatever a deity needs to prove? It makes no sense to simultaneously have evil and good if evil is the thing that leads to the good. Shi in the USA asks how to disconnect from religion emotionally after already disconnecting intellectually. What does emotional disconnecting mean to you? You may not need to entirely disconnect in that way. Thank you for tuning in this week! The question of the week is: What do you think is the weirdest prayer god has ever heard?
Sit down, Judge Judy! We're talking about Judge SHAMGAR!!! That's an EPIC name for a judge, isn't it? It's going to be an amazing story, right!?The point of the Book of Judges is to fill in the gaps between Joshua and the Israelites "demanding" their first king. A cycle, similar to Exodus, where the chosen people continually let God down, get spanked by God, come back to God, and God forgives until they let God down again. Over and over and over.We dig into the first 3 stories of Judges. And I know this might be a surprise, but some of these stories seem a little unlikely. Love to Danny! Reach out to us at https://bsfa.cc/contact.Website - https://www.biblestoriesforatheists.comReddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/bibleatheistsYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@bibleatheists Donate - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bsfa
The Word for Everyday Disciples with Dave DeSelm
When it comes to evangelism, we face pressure from our culture: “If you want to believe in Jesus, fine. Just don't try to force that on me.” We also face internal pressure: “I feel so inadequate when it comes to witnessing.” These two pressures combine to create this gap between what we believe and how we behave in a lost world. The book of Acts might be one of the best places to go to learn about evangelism in the 21st century because our world is more like that 1st-century setting than at any time. What can we learn from these early disciples that we can put into practice in our lives today? 1. Take this responsibility personally.In Acts 8, we are told of a severe persecution that broke out against the church. These believers scattered throughout the region and they “preached the word wherever they went.” (vs. 4)Christianity spread not because of the testimony of the apostles…the “professionals” if you will… but through the witness of ordinary men and women who were shot through with evangelistic passion born of their own transformation. 2. Share the truth credibly.It's rightly been said that a person with a testimony is never at the mercy of a person with an argument. But that testimony will only be credible if it's demonstrated. Our lives have to show the change we profess. 3. Leverage your opportunities relationally. In Acts 16, Paul and Silas meet a woman who is described as a “God-fearer.” God had already been working behind the scenes, preparing her for the message of Jesus. God wants people to come to know eternal life more than you do. Look for those open doors. Not only did this woman accept Jesus, but so did her entire household! The Greek idea of household (oikos), involves more than immediate family. It includes friends, neighbors, business associates. In short, your relational world. You have a unique oikos today. People you live with, work with, play with. People God put in your life so you can influence them for Christ. 4. Pay the cost willingly. Later in Acts 16, it was Paul and Silas' response to suffering that blew the mind and softened the heart of their jailer. There is something profoundly powerful that is communicated when we suffer for the gospel. Text: Romans 1:16; Acts 8:1-4; John 9:1-27; Acts 16 Originally recorded on February 24, 2013, at Fellowship Missionary Church, Fort Wayne, IN.
Show NotesJosh Parikh is an old friend of ours having contributed to our Discussion Groups over many years as a Christian Apologist who has always thought deeply about the issues and maintained intellectual integrity. He has been on a journey, especially having engaged with Biblical scholarship. This has overlapped with his time at Oxford University and continued since graduating. Like many, he has remained a Christian and has moved in a ‘progressive' direction. Josh recently gave a talk “A Tumultuous Period in Apologetics?” to the “Unbelievable Christian and Skeptic Discussion Group” in London, and we were eager to have him share that material on the show. Josh sees a crisis not just in the scandals such as with Ravi Zacharias but at a root conflict between the aims of apologetics in conservative Christianity and the commitments involved in genuine scholarship. We had so much to talk about that we will need 2 shows to benefit fully from Josh's wisdom. Links:We strongly recommended this podcast: “The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill” Randal Rauser books in conversation with atheists:“God or Godless?: One Atheist. One Christian. Twenty Controversial Questions.” by John W. Loftus and Randal Rauser 2013“An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar: Talking about God, the Universe, and Everything” by Randal Rauser and Justin Schieber 2019 Josh recommends: “The Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son – the Transformation of Child Sacrifice and Christianity: The Transformation of Child Sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity” 1995 by Jon D Levenson YouTube clips :The film Andrew mentioned - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLbDSxTUuIoThe apologist who previously was hot on resolving contradictions -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk1cPnnz-Go Doubts Aloud Links:Please give feedback and ask questions using: firstname.lastname@example.org Join the Facebook Group discussions:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1023280847835278/ Meet us all in person again at the monthly “Unbelievable Christian and Skeptic Discussion Group” in central London, see:https://www.meetup.com/Unbelievable-Christian-and-Skeptic-Discussion-Group-London
Today's episode of Talk Heathen is hosted by Christy Powell and Student Doctor Ben. Mike from Canada claims there is reason to believe that Nebuchadnezzar's dream is coming true.Sven from WA asks if all metaphysical beliefs are by their property of not being physically judged, are intellectually dishonest.Xavier from FL asks if the story that God stopped the sun for Israel is a claim that is falsifiable. Ummm, no. No, it isn't.Muji from Europe claims that Islam is capable and required to solve all world problems, even if the religion isn't true.Alex from CA wants to know if the hosts have a goal, subconscious or intentional, to convince people into becoming Atheists.
Jesse and Brittany discuss general life updates, listener emails and voicemails related to Marianne Williamson, trans rights, and the killing of Jordan Neely. Jesse and Brittany focus on Jordan Neely's story, including the police response and the response from conservative media online. SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON: http://www.TeamDollemore.comNEW MERCH AVAILABLE AT: http://www.dollemore.infoJoin the private Facebook listener group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1770575259637583Send a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes to (657) 464-7609.Show Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtPodcastShow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IDoubtItPodcastJesse on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/dollemoreBrittany on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/brittanyepageBuy a T-Shirt, Hoodie, Mug, or Tote: https://www.dollemore.infoPatreon: http://www.dollemore.com/patreonPayPal: http://www.dollemore.com/paypal Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Gary responds to a lady that claimed the Bible was a book of fairy tales and that American Vision is a hate group. Her claims are so flimsy as to be laughable, but it's a good opportunity for a lesson in presuppositional apologetics. Atheists constantly borrow capital from Christianity in order to argue against it and never once credit the Bible from which they are stealing their ethical code.
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Husband and Wife cover Job chapter 35: Elihu Justifies God (cont).According to Elihu, God ignores the people who cry out to God because those people are wicked, bad, and wrong, plus also evil or whatever. Which would make sense except that we read the prologue wherein God specifically states that Job is blameless and upstanding, so we are sick of people giving Job shit. As a matter of fact, Wife gets pretty riled up about it and says a lot of poorly phrased nonsense and goes into a diatribe about community college? Wife is clearly a mess, but not more so than Elihu, so suck it. Skip the ads by joining Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/6331d364470c7900137bb57dThank you for stopping by Sacrilegious Discourse - Bible Study for Atheists!Check out these links for more information about our podcast and merchandise:Our Homepage: https://sacrilegiousdiscourse.com/Help support us by subscribing on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sacrilegiousdiscourseJob Chapter 35 in the Bible discusses the speeches of Elihu, one of Job's friends. In this chapter, Elihu continues to address Job's complaints about God's injustice and silence. Elihu argues that God is just and that Job's suffering is a result of his own sins. He also criticizes Job for demanding answers from God and questioning his justice.From an atheist perspective, this chapter may raise several questions and criticisms. Firstly, atheists do not believe in the existence of God or any deity, so the idea of a divine being's justice or injustice is irrelevant. Therefore, the arguments presented by Elihu may not hold any significance for atheists.Secondly, Elihu's argument that Job's suffering is a result of his own sins is based on the assumption that God punishes people for their sins. Atheists reject the concept of sin and divine punishment. Instead, atheists may argue that Job's suffering is a result of natural causes, such as disease, poverty, or other external factors beyond his control.Finally, Elihu's criticism of Job for questioning God's justice may not be convincing to atheists. Atheists may argue that questioning authority and demanding answers is a fundamental aspect of critical thinking and rational inquiry. They may reject the idea of blind faith and argue that skepticism and inquiry are necessary for progress and development.In conclusion, Job Chapter 35 may not hold any significant relevance or meaning for atheists. The arguments presented by Elihu may not be convincing or relevant to those who reject the concept of God and divine justice. Nevertheless, the chapter may serve as a source of insight into religious beliefs and the arguments presented by religious thinkers. Join Acast+ to enjoy our podcast adfree and get EARLY access to our episodes! https://plus.acast.com/s/sacrilegious-discourse-bible-study-for-atheists. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jesus and Santa join God to celebrate Short King of Kings Spring, pontificate about Peter Cottontail, read a review, and talk to Sylvia from Santa's Village. You'll discover if you're an atheist on ‘Top Ten Signs You're An Atheist.' On ‘World News,' the Church of England celebrates Jesus's singlehood, 400+ laid off Burger King workers offered jobs with a cannabis company, TikToker sad her scheme for attention backfired, CEOs named John now outnumbered by women, Disney sues Ron DeSantis, and a brutal 2024 election ahead for republicans according to Fox News poll. On ‘Jesus News,' Jesus tours wine country, endorses new Pinot Noir, launches new wine brand, hosts a wild party at Napa Valley Vineyard, swears walking on water is not a party trick, turns out to be a good tipper, responds to a heckler with a plague of locusts, and as always preaches to drink responsibly. On ‘God News,' God takes a personal day, apologizes for 2020, admits to creating humans out of boredom, rolls his eyes at generic prayers for world peace, and debates Archangels over adding new deadly sin. On ‘Santa News,' Elf leaders reject Santa's offer as the Elf union goes on strike, Santa's workshop shuts down as the Elf rebellion of 2023 ignites and causes a struggle to meet Christmas demand. On ‘Ask God,' you'll learn what Jerry Springer's first episode was in heaven and who Santa will marry, boff, and kill. And Don't miss God's New Commandment if you want to go to heaven. The God Pod: Have It Yahweh! After 6000 years of running the universe, God realized that Satan is kicking his butt, like, really bad. Over the centuries and despite lots of trying, God has not been able to smite the forces of evil. So, he started a podcast to do just that. Full of fun and heart, the God Pod is a twice-weekly opportunity for God to hang out with his fellow deities and maybe even meet some interesting humans. NEW EPISODES MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS Join our Discord chat server: https://discord.gg/7v3Cc4pjMC The God Pod is everywhere! https://linktr.ee/godpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aloha friends and welcome to EPISODE 120 of the Conrad Podcast, where I interviewed Walter Wartenweiler aka @Waltika (Twitter) about Atheism, his Spiritual Journey, Dune plus plenty of other topics during this wide-ranging conversation I thoroughly enjoyed.Walter's Podcast Link HEREDuring this episode we dig into: Atheism, Theism, Demiurge, Joseph Campbell, Neitzche, Politics, Pandemic Review, Taking/Not Taking the Shot, Medical System, Meditation, Kundalini Awakening, Deconstructing the State, Holographic Universe, Black Holes, Fear Paradigms, Dune, Shadow Self, New Earth, Culture Wars, Double Slit Experiment, There is no Spoon, The Logos, Paradoxes, The Joker, Tree of Life, Tree of Knowledge and so much MORE.Personal Links @conradg315 (Twitter)I AM Conrad (Youtube)@conradg315 (Instagram)@powerofnow888 (Instagram)Interactive EpisodeLucid Sacred DreamsEMAIL: ConradPodcast@gmail.comAlso, here are links to some recent interviews where I was the guest on other podcasts:Pineal Podcast InterviewYoutube Interview with Homewrecker PodcastIntro/Outro music is a lifetime licensed product for the Conrad Podcast from soundstripe.com and is called “Prepare Yourself” by Moments.
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Husband and Wife cover Job chapter 34: Elihu Justifies God.This kid is simply insufferable. Elihu literally has no idea what he's talking about! He chastises Job for complaining about the injustice Job has suffered, even tho Job is completely justified in demanding an explanation. Then he accuses Job of condemning God, which Job never did. Failing to criticize God is what this whole book is supposed to be about! And it is one of our (many and sundry) complaints! We really hope Job hauls off and smacks Elihu in the next chapter. Skip the ads by joining Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/6331d364470c7900137bb57dThank you for stopping by Sacrilegious Discourse - Bible Study for Atheists!Check out these links for more information about our podcast and merchandise:Our Homepage: https://sacrilegiousdiscourse.com/Help support us by subscribing on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sacrilegiousdiscourse Join Acast+ to enjoy our podcast adfree and get EARLY access to our episodes! https://plus.acast.com/s/sacrilegious-discourse-bible-study-for-atheists. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Husband and Wife cover Job chapter 33:Elihu Reproves Job.Who tf does this uppity sumbitch think he is? How dare he just walk up and accost Job? Elihu didn't really say anything that the other guys hadn't already covered — to wit, you reap what you mf sow! Boozy claims that God talks to us and that angels are running around playing heads-up-seven-up with our souls and a chance at redemption. It's just so ridiculous. However, we did have an impromptu discussion about the definition of the word soul, and that was pretty interesting. Skip the ads by joining Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/6331d364470c7900137bb57dThank you for stopping by Sacrilegious Discourse - Bible Study for Atheists!Check out these links for more information about our podcast and merchandise:Our Homepage: https://sacrilegiousdiscourse.com/Help support us by subscribing on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sacrilegiousdiscourse Join Acast+ to enjoy our podcast adfree and get EARLY access to our episodes! https://plus.acast.com/s/sacrilegious-discourse-bible-study-for-atheists. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A Christian Podcast with Kevin Wilson
In this episode, we'll be talking about the power of our testimonies. As Christians, we all have a story to tell about how we came to know and follow Jesus. And while we might think our story isn't all that interesting, the truth is that our testimony has the power to inspire and encourage others who are struggling in their faith.I sit down with 2 men that I met at the park and we chop it up and talk about how we came to know Jesus. if you've ever wondered how to share your testimony with others, or if you're struggling to see the purpose in your own story, then this is the episode for you. Join us as we explore the power of your testimony and how it can make a difference in the lives of those around you.Thanks for listening and remember to Make Today Worth Living ✌
Patrick answers listener questions about what happens if you are not given absolution in confession, how best to talk to an atheist friend about the faith, what did Jesus do with the gifts from the three wise men, and where does it say the “veil was torn in two?” - Email - Is it okay for lay people to say the prayer the priest is saying as the priest is saying it? Patricia - If a priest does not give you absolution does that confession not absolve you of sin? Louise - Can I give the Eucharist to CNAs who work at hospitals? Brian - How can I talk with a close friend who left the faith and is now an Atheist? Mike - What are your thoughts on Luke 22 where Jesus tells us to buy a sword? Could that be used as a reason for people to buy guns now days? Keith - Seal of the confessional: If someone was to tell a priest that he was about to commit a sin can the priest mention that to the authorities? Jenny - How involved were you with your kids' friendships? Rowen 9-years-old - What did Jesus do with the gifts from the three wise men? Mary Ann - I met someone interested in becoming Catholic but she is wondering where does it say that the veil was torn in two?
Evolutionary biologist Dr. Abby Hafer is author of the book, "The Not So Intelligent Designer." She thinks a Creator could have done much better.
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In today's episode of the Atheist Experience, Jim Barrows and Christy Powell are live in the studio! They will discover different economic systems through absolute morality before performing a thought experiment with god as the arbiter of morality. This god is responsible for the high level grammar of the Quran and the fine tuning of the universe. We know this because we can't replicate abiogenesis and the messianic prophecy is all we need for proof of Jesus. Julia in Florida would like to hear input on other gods that we have in our society such as different systems. Economic systems can be one of these things. Look at what you are willing to do to support what you believe. Audience Question- Kathy wants to know about absolute morality. Morality is a judgment of behavior. How do you prove that an animal is acting out of forethought and no instinct? Michael in GA presents a thought experiment. If there was a god, then that god must be the arbiter of all morality. The god of the Bible is not only imaginary but also sounds like a narcist. Omar in CA presents the Quran as the highest level of grammar and is a sign of the original being preserved. What does the highest level of grammar mean? How is the Quran different from any other book? Before voice recordings, how do you prove the voice vocalizations are the same? Why is the Quran superior? Frank in NC asks what the hosts would accept as proof for god. We don't know what that evidence would be exactly. It is frustrating to see people indulging in antidotes that don't work in place of real life solutions. What is the evidence for the god you believe in? If we talk about probability, there is a problem with sample size and inherent sampling error. The problem with fine tuning is we only have one universe to draw samples from. If you don't know what something is, how do you know that it is fine tuned? Mike in WA asks if we have ever been able to replicate abiogenesis. Just because we can't replicate this, does not mean that it did not happen. Not knowing the answer to something does not prove that something else exists. Over the last 3,000 years, we have no new evidence for the existence of god, and no phenomena has been proven to be supernatural. Are you trying to make the watchmaker argument from design? This will not work for people who think critically. Anthony in MA brings up the Messianic Prophecy argument. If there are a number of books in a series, and the first book is true, how does that make the other books true? There are a number of stories in the Bible that we know did not happen as written. The people who wrote the gospels knew of the prophecies and they were more interested in theology than they were history. Thank you for being here everybody! Question of the week is: If god is so powerful, then why hasn't she___________?
The Hebrew Bible is filled with prohibitions against human sacrifice as Yahweh repeatedly states he is against such practices and has never asked for them. Yet buried within the text are stories which the redactors forgot to remove, stories in which Yahweh fiery pits are maintained for the purpose of sacrifice children and even entire armies to the patron god of Jerusalem.
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This message is for those who are rich. That's who Paul directs his instructions to in 1 Timothy 6:17. “Command those who are rich in this present world…” Now, before you let yourself off the hook, consider this. Did you know that more than half the people in the world live on less than $2/day? If you make $24,000/year you are in the 90th percentile of the world's wealth. If you make at least $80,000/year you are in the top 1%. I would suggest that biblically speaking, to “be rich” is to have more than what you need to make it from one day to the next. Paul says “Command those who are rich in this present age”... (that's you and me)… “not to be arrogant.” How might money make you arrogant? 1. In how you see yourself. You see yourself as the creator of your wealth. “All I have is because of me – my hard work, my financial planning, my strategic investing.” Christian atheists fail to see that all they are and all they have is a gift from God, who “richly provides us with everything…” (v. 17) 2. In how you see others.Down through history, there has been this mindset that there is something innately good about those who have and something innately bad about those who don't have. This isn't a new issue. One of the great challenges in the early church was showing favoritism to the rich while undervaluing the poor. They failed to see people like Jesus had seen them. 3. In how you see money.In verse 17, Paul warns his readers not to “put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God.” Money simply cannot be trusted. You dare not base your ultimate security on something that shaky. Only God is unshakable. And, as a result, God must ever and always be that which is trusted in. How should money be handled? 1. With appropriate enjoyment of the present.Look at the last phrase of verse 17. “…God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” Our God is not against our enjoyment. He doesn't begrudge us nice things. 2. With profound awareness of our responsibility.Verse 18 continues, “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” From the beginning, God gave mankind a responsibility to be stewards of His kingdom. 3. With abiding confidence regarding the future.Verse 19 wraps things up with this: “In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”In a very real sense, you and I are being invited to invest our time, talent, and treasure into a kingdom that will never end.Can you see how money is such fertile ground for Christian Atheism? We say that God is our source …that we trust Him… that His promises of caring for us as we partner with Him are true. Yet we clutch and hoard because notwithstanding what we say, we're afraid that God won't come through and we won't have enough. Coming to grips with this is an integral part of what it means to be a disciple. Text: 1 Timothy 6:17-19Originally recorded on January 27, 2013, at Fellowship Missionary Church, Fort Wayne, IN.
Jesse and Brittany discuss the White House Correspondents' Dinner, including President Biden's speech and Roy Wood Jr.'s hilarious performance, listener emails and voicemails related to the question of "What is a woman?", recent gun violence in Texas, and Biden's campaign announcement, a recent story in San Francisco exposing the truth about violence from the unhoused, Biden's re-election campaign and specific questions about his age and ability to beat Donald Trump, and Takin' Care of Biz feat. Amanda Zurawski. SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON: http://www.TeamDollemore.comNEW MERCH AVAILABLE AT: http://www.dollemore.infoJoin the private Facebook listener group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1770575259637583Send a text or voicemail of fewer than three minutes to (657) 464-7609.Show Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IDoubtPodcastShow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IDoubtItPodcastJesse on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/dollemoreBrittany on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/brittanyepageBuy a T-Shirt, Hoodie, Mug, or Tote: https://www.dollemore.infoPatreon: http://www.dollemore.com/patreonPayPal: http://www.dollemore.com/paypalAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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We announce plans to sue the state of Texas over their new Ten Commandments edict, and we celebrate the upcoming National Day of Reason on May 4. After hearing Sammy Davis Jr. sing "It Ain't Necessarily So" (written by George and Ira Gershwin), we speak with Evan Clark, Executive Director of Atheists United, about the "Atheist Street Pirate" campaign to remove religious signs from public property.
Interview with Andrew D Wolf. His book is "Why Practicing Christians Are Practically Atheists". We discuss his story and how he fought his way out of religion. We also discuss crazy xtan ideas and stupid stuff in the bible.Investing Skeptically: 2021 IPOs. How have they done over the last 2 years.