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Brooke Taylor guest hosts Trending with Timmerie. She sits down with former Atheist and Navy fighter pilot Lt. Commander Ali Ghaffari, who shares his journey into the Catholic Church. Brooke and Lt. Commander Ghaffari also discuss the value of a classical liberal arts education. You can learn more about Divine Mercy Academy here: Divine Mercy […] All show notes at Divine Mercy: An Atheist Fighter Pilot Finds God - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio
In a long-form, thought-provoking third installment of 'Debate Night' — Charlie is joined LIVE from HQ by self-avowed Marxist professor of Philosophy, Atheist apologist, and avid lover of the Post Office—Dr. Ben Burgis—to debate the big ideas surrounding what system of government is most conducive to living a good, free, and prosperous life in America. Coming from a perspective of conservative populism, Charlie takes on Dr. Burgis' full-throated defense of marxist socialism in a point-by-point, intellectual disagreement that spans a myriad of topics, from healthcare, to taxes, to schools, and much, much more. In the extended edition, presented exclusively here on The Charlie Kirk Show, Charlie and Ben dive deep into the meaning of life, religion and atheism, the existence of God, and so much more—available only to those of you who subscribe to the podcast. Tune in to 'Debate Night with Charlie Kirk' on TPUSA LIVE to watch these debates live as they air by going to TPUSA.com/LIVE Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The ultra-conservative Roberts Supreme Court is a serious threat to equality, fairness, and the rights of women, LGBTQ and non-Christians. To discuss how we can preserve state/church separation and advance progressive views, we speak with law Professor Stephen M. Feldman about his book Pack the Court! A Defense of Supreme Court Expansion.
Ontario bear struggles to swipe pumpkin; UK union allows teachers to self-identify as black; Canadian bureaucrats continue to use police power against Christian assemblies; Research forces atheists away from junk DNA claims . . . and other stories reviewed during this October 20, 2021, broadcast of Answers News. - - - - - - - - - - - "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." - - - - - - - - - - - Isaiah 55:9 Articles: Bear struggles to steal large pumpkin from Ontario porch https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/10/11/canada-Sudbury-Ontario-bear-pumpkin-theft-front-porch/5351633973550/ (be sure to include video) Transracialism: UK teachers union members allowed to self-identify as black https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/10/13/uk-teachers-union-members-allowed-to-self-identify-as-black/ Canadian police arrest pastor, lock church doors after Thanksgiving service https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadian-pastor-arrested-during-thanksgiving-church-service-govt-puts-padlock-on-building/ Scientific paper on repetitive elements slams “junk DNA” https://evolutionnews.org/2021/10/scientific-paper-on-repetitive-elements-slams-junk-dna/ First ancient human DNA found from key Asian migration route https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02319-7 Can men get pregnant? Headline says yes https://notthebee.com/article/can-men-get-pregnant-healthline-says-yes https://www.healthline.com/health/transgender/can-men-get-pregnant) These 125 million-year-old fossils may hold dinosaur DNA https://trib.al/iTL75Th?fbclid=IwAR3a0yHj684Gg_NS2y0htx42uqo7WGvjACfIY1I0KZYpP7sopRje7iyli-I Islands are cauldrons of evolution https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211012112317.htm - - - - - - - - - - - Image Credit: lvcandy Creative #: 76206522 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/answerstv/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/answerstv/support
Dear friend of ours and former Doom Thugs pod host, Harrison, joins me to discuss his recent move to Vegas. We talk about his new job, life in Vegas, and of course nerd out on many topics such as video games, Evil Dead, Squid Game, etc. Please rate, review, and enjoy! https://www.nerdly.co.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
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In today's episode I speak with ex-new ager Kathy. She was raised in a Catholic home but soon found a new path while in college where she encountered the spirit realm. Tune in to hear what happened that made Kathy give her life to Christ. Kathy Dwulit, lover of Christ, influencer and ministry leader, trying to glorify God in her everyday life, online and in person. Connect with Kathy over on Instagram @KathyDwulit and her ministry page for new believers desiring an understanding of how to grow relationship with Christ is @deeply.defined
In today's episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Jim Barrows!Our first caller today is Mark from GA. The caller claims that time robs the ability for information to be communicated, and that god will solve this by fulfilling the great commission through connecting our brains to computers.Next is Holy Rebel Movement from FL who claims that he received a prophecy from God of Joe Biden's inauguration, after we knew Joe Biden had won the election. The caller also states that they have 6 to 7 more of these mundane prophecies.Next up, Arnie from WA is calling back to report the current status of his deconversion process, and how he has transitioned away from his mormon indoctrination. After their previous call to the show, Arnie has since come to the conclusion that they no longer have a good reason to believe.Jim from Canada asks our hosts if the possibility of consciousness disappearing after death either disappoints or scares them.Next up is Kim from the UK who wants to talk about the privilege needed to be a non-believer. While needing a community, specifically an atheist community, can require a certain degree of depending on their location and socio-economic status, being an Atheist on its own does not.Next up is Mike from CA who claims to have personal experiences that can prove God, but I can't prove it to you. The paranormal experience was, “an urge to go home.”Our final call is Gilles from the UK who asks our hosts what an Atheist civilization would look like. What follows is a very pleasant call about the future of atheism and non-believers around the world.
Oh my not-a-god, people! I am so fired up for this week's show! Did you know that we are a Christian nation?? Yeah, I didn't either, but according to NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, we are. So...there you are. If you are as shocked as the rest of us Non's were, join us on Sunday at 3pm Central as we discuss Mark Robinson's revelations. We also get into the heavy discussions of the ethics of using primates for neurological research and the ongoing wrong-doings of the Catholic Church. We lighten is up with an amusing little bit about a man who is suing his… get this… psychic… for not being…psychic.
Greetings Heathens! In today's episode of Talk Heathen, JMike is joined by Kenneth Leonard. Congratulations on your recent wedding Kenneth, glad you're now not living in sin.Let's get to calls! Charlie in Texas would like to talk about how or why the scientific method is properly scientific and how it can be applied to accepted theories including natural selection and evolution. This should be an interesting call, though it sounds like he's trying to dismantle established theories and pick holes in them. Maybe call upon some biologists next time? RJM in Massachusetts is up next, he wants to address what our epistemologies are in regards to being atheists. He does try to insert a deity or designer into the discussion of evolution and natural selection though. This call is frustrating because RJM doesn't want to listen and sounds eerily similar to other presups and their scripts. Why is he dodging and deflecting our questions and getting upset?Meshulam in Jerusalem is wondering about if there can be moral facts in a purely Atheistic world. Can moral action and facts exist in this Atheistic Universe. Um, why not and why wouldn't there be morality? He continues to beg the question throughout this call, it's worth listening to though, because JMike. Queer Atheist in Illinois is wondering what theistic arguments are the best out there. Can we extrapolate and discuss them? Oh, that's a tough question, because most theistic arguments tend to bring up more questions than providing solutions. Theist arguments have a tendency to appeal to emotion and tend to bend the truth too much. As a skeptic, it is difficult at best to find “the best one.”That's our show for this week, please continue to be safe in your area, wear your mask, and please please PLEASE get vaccinated if you can. The world is better with you in it. See you next week!
William Shatner becomes the oldest person to go into space, the SBC becomes lawyerless, and an ancient winery is discovered in Israel. Meanwhile, it's time to discuss what it means to identify with Christ. Visit Matthew Pancake's Facebook http://www.facebook.com/matthew.pancake Visit Pastor Gary Held's Facebook http://www.facebook.com/garyheld Visit our Website www.RadicalGraceRadio.com Visit Our Youtube Page Risen Savior's Youtube Channel
Jesse and Brittany discuss reminders for Thanksgiving, flu shots, a listener voicemail related to vaccine mandates and staffing shortages in hospitals, Joe Rogan’s episode with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and his praise of Tucker Carlson, Pat Robertson’s resignation and contributions to society, the failure of the media and politicians to educate the American people on the... The post #753 – “Thanksgiving, Flu Shots, Pat Robertson’s Resignation, Reconciliation Bill & Findings on Expanding the Court, and Takin’ Care of Biz featuring Jake Tapper.” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.
Australian, Atheist, and Scott's Improv Teacher in Amsterdam, Ashley Moore joins the podcast to talk about his spiritual journey out of Christianity. Ashley describes how he grew up in a devout Catholic background, including Catholic primary and secondary school. He is the type of person who wants to be all in when he believes something. He also wants to know fully what it is he believes not just the morals he is told to obey. This lead him to look into his faith and ultimately start to question it. Not all at once but gradually overtime the gaps in the narrative and the desire to look into all religions, not just Christianity, lead him to decide he did not prescribe to any religion. Yet he finds himself still drawn to religious ideologies. He is always curious why people believe what they believe and how they came to that conclusion. Other Topics Discussed: The spirituality of rock climbing and improv and how Ashley uses them to get rid of his ego. The moments in Scott's life that lead him to believe there is in fact a God, including his wife's back being healed and him not dying on a mountain. Who is Jesus according to Ashley if he isn't the son of God? Questions for the Community: What has been one of your most spiritual moment? Do you see inconsistencies in the Biblical worldview? Which would you prefer to do improv or rock climbing in order to find your flow? Message Us: You can e-mail (https://email@example.com/) us your questions directly or follow us on Instagram or facebook (@betweentwoworldspodcast) and become part of the conversation. Also find us on YouTube: (BetweenTwoWorlds - YouTube) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/betweentwoworldspodcast/message
We need a vaccine to keep religion from infecting government. After reporting FFRF victories and complaints, we call for putting our trust in science and for vaccine mandates. We hear Roy Zimmerman's irreverent song, "I Want a Marriage Like They Had in the Bible." Then we speak with Debbie Allen, executive director of the Secular Coalition for America, which lobbies to keep state and church separate.
Matt Swaim and Ken Hensley continue their series looking into ways to reframe conversations about faith with people who doubt or deny the existence of God. Atheists and Theists alike believe that some moral sense should govern the way we interact with one another. But if humans are no different than any other species on the planet, then who's to say that the needs of humans in any area of life should come ahead of the needs of any other creature? Matt and Ken discuss how an inherent sense of human dignity is necessary in order to have a moral framework for a just society. For more episodes, visit chnetwork.org/onthejourney.
This is part one of our 8 week RedLife learning class called "Gospel 101." This class is designed to equip you to communicate the gospel to friends, family, and co-workers. We are planning to explore 1) what the gospel is and 2) how it applies to different people in our community. We will be looking at the beliefs of three different groups of people: Catholics, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Atheists to better understand what they believe so that we can carefully and compassionately communicate the truths of the gospel to them.
Nick shares how the Lord redeemed him out of atheism and brought him to Christ, and eventually guided him and additional brothers to establish a church in one of the darkest parts of Las Vegas.--To find out more about the church in Las Vegas, visit- https---www.redeemerlv.com--0-00 - Introduction-2-24 - Testimony of salvation.-8-31 - A burden for missionary work.-12-14 - Planting a church in Las Vegas.-20-15 - God was saving people.-24-36 - Who would want to live in Las Vegas--27-11 - The church meets in a dark part of town.-29-21 - What does church life look like--32-31 - Sharing about the impact Grace Community Church had on him.-34-19 - Question - What is next for the church--36-22 - Question - What other needs do you need to be supplied--39-18 - Closing prayer.
This week Timmy is joined by two thirds of the Comm Majors podcast Jim and Brian to rank their top 5 A24 films. Please rate, review, and enjoy! https://www.nerdly.co.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
Justin Brierley is the United Kingdom's #1 Christian broadcaster. His popular shows "The Profile" and "Unbelievable?" run every week on Premier Christian Radio through the UK. On this journey, Dr. G shares some of Justin's interview of him. The conversation was wide-ranging and covered the current status of science and Christianity in the U.S. as well as the UK. "Unbelievable?: Why After Ten Years of Talking with Atheists, I'm Still a Christian," by Justin Brierley The Profile Unbelievable? Dr. G wants to hear from you! So join the conversation with him and your fellow travelers now on his FACEBOOK PAGE. Or email Dr. G directly by clicking HERE. ORDER DR. G's NEWEST BOOK! Believing is Seeing. * Tyndale * Books-A-Million * ChristianBook * Amazon * Barnes & Noble
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In today's episode of the Atheist Experience, Shannon Q is joined by Johnny P. Angel!First up is Writer from NY who perceives time as a measurement of the distance that a second-hand takes to move, and that this perception aligns with the attributes of their accepted God. The caller also claims to have spoken to and visited Heaven with this God.Next is Joshua from Canada who wants to offer testimony on why they converted. If Revelation is a personal experience and not applicable to everyone, then by definition it's not going to be convincing to those who haven't experienced it. At this point, it's just a claim.Up next is Charlie from TX who is questioning the host's acceptance of naturalism since the only way to falsify it would be to present something unnatural. The caller believes this creates a problem where naturalism is accepted without proper justification.Mr. Batman, the “Dark Knight Of Logic” calls in with a misunderstanding of science and his script in hand to present a convoluted spiel for the existence of God.Next up is Johan from FL who wants to know if a person should withhold belief without evidence for moral reasons, or something else. While there are certainly practical reasons for withholding belief, the moral implications of this are often addressed separately, (e.g. morality with regards to certain goals).Last up is Jim from Canada who is questioning Christian doctrine, but can't get past the concept of a soul, and why our hosts do not believe in them.
This is a bit unorthodox but... since when were we worried about orthodoxy? You're invited to participate in a ridiculously early-in-the-day drinking game for our 21st episode celebration. Bring booze, coffee, water.... whatever your beverage of choice, it's about to get lit!NOTE: This episode incorporates a drinking game as a way to celebrate our 21st episode. You are welcome to play along (with your beverage of choice), but please drink responsibly! We love all of y'all and want you to have fun while staying safe and healthy. ___________TIME STAMPS & CALL NOTES 06:26 - Theo (he/him) - TX - How Did You Become an Atheist? 33:37 - Isaiah (he/him) - Korea - How to Calm Down During Difficult Conversations 53:36 - Johnathan (he/him) - AL - Holding Others To A Higher Standard 01:01:03 - Jon (he/him) - SC - Why Is Skepticism Useful? 01:14:47 - Salvatore (he/him) - LA - What is Magic to Atheists? 1:23:21 - Sam (he/him) - KY - Does the Kalam Prove Atheism? 06:26How did the hosts become atheists? What questions about God did they have? How can they be moral people without an ultimate authority? In a throwback to the classic days of atheist call-in shows, Theo is a theist who is truly wondering about the atheist perspective… because he's asking some of these questions himself. 33:37This theist caller is upset that people he talks to jump to conclusions about him. He calls to ask Eric and Vi what their thoughts are on having calm, civil conversations that don't resort to name-calling. The hosts point out that both sides have an obligation to do their best to remain level-headed. Remain open, assume the best, and make sure you aren't using loaded language! 53:36Why does it seem like we are always holding others to a different standard than we hold ourselves? Whether we let others get away with murder while kicking ourselves for forgetting to take the trash out, or expecting others to be angels while we roll around in the mud, there always seems to be a mismatch. Eric empathizes and reframes. 1:01:03What makes skepticism different or more useful than magical thinking, especially if we can't really know the “capital T truth” about anything? Eric explains the philosophical element, while Vi tackles the practical, day-to-day uses of skepticism. They even get into… bibliomancy! **spooky Halloween noises** 1:14:47How should atheists approach magic? Salvatore, our atheopagan friend, works with sigils to influence his subconscious. Eric says this feels icky and rejects the idea of magic as a useful word altogether. Vi, on the other hand, points out that “magic” is not consistently defined and so doesn't need to have a supernatural meaning at all. In this view, is going to the bank magic? Well…. Maybe? 1:23:21 We're hoping this guy calls back! Sam has a theory that William Lane Craig's Kalam cosmological argument actually supports an atheistic worldview. Vi gets excited and suggests some tweaks to the hypothesis. They then ask Sam to call back, because Eric wants to dive deeper into the conversation when he's NOT inebriated. ___________ Skeptic Generation is LIVE every Sunday at 11:30am-1:00pm CTCall on your phone: 585-LA-MURPH (585-526-8774) Call online: https://tiny.cc/callSG Love the show? Become a patron: https://tiny.cc/donatetoSG Buy merch: https://tiny.cc/SGmerch Help with our studio: https://tiny.cc/SGwishlist Join us after the show on Discord: tiny.cc/SGdiscordTo find out more, visit https://www.skepticgeneration.com Copyright © 2021 Skeptic Generation. All rights reserved.