Absence of belief in the existence of deities
Welcome to another episode of The Atheist Experience. This week, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Dave Warnock!First up is Aiden from IL who is calling to update our hosts on their life since their previous call about dying with dignity.Next up is Cody from TX who wants to talk about the importance of the Secular Student Alliance and its role in normalizing atheism and providing opportunities for atheists to find community.John from Canada is calling to express their opinion on the overturning of “Roe vs Wade.” Your opinion has been noted; we thank you for your business. Next customer, please.Art from PA is calling to present an argument that Jesus isn't actually God. Flawed premises equal a flawed conclusion.Oh, Mykil from Canada is mad. Really mad.Next up is Tory from IL, an ex-Jehovah's Witness who lost everything when they departed the organization.Up next is Victor from TX who claims that God cannot be demonstrated by using reason, but can be using intuition.Next is David from AZ who is apparently super pro-choice, but still has questions regarding the rights of the fetus.Next is Ciel from OR who believes that deep, internal spiritual experiences are what drive people to God.
Deuteronomy 22:13-21 tells about the case of the slandered bride. Some atheists or feminists try to use it to prove the Bible is anti-women or misogynistic. However, further inspection of the Scriptures and historical context may tell us a different story.
Husband and Wife cover 1 Samuel chapter 5: The Ark in the Land of the Philistines. It's not good, y'all. There are broken statues and lots of tumors and these guys are like, "um, can you have it back now, cuz we don't want it." Pretty sure the Philistines are about to throw the Ark back at the Israelites. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sacrilegious-discourse/message
Guest: Sasha Sagan. It's Mayday for women's rights. We talk about state/church and women's issues in Idaho, Arkansas, New Jersey and Arizona, and announce our full-page ad in the New York Times. After listening to philosopher Bertrand Russell (on the sesquicentennial of his birth) tell us why he was not a Christian, we hear Sasha Sagan, daughter of astronomer Carl Sagan and author Ann Druyan, tell us why the beauty of science is more awesome than religion.
Husband and Wife cover 1 Samuel chapter 4: The Philistines Capture the Ark. Eli and his rapey sons bite the dust, as in a "shocking" turn of events, the Israelites lose the Ark of the Covenant during a battle with the Philistines. The wife of one of the rapey guys gives birth and names her son Loser before she dies too. And Samuel isn't even in this chapter! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sacrilegious-discourse/message
Welcome to today's show! In today's episode, I list 3 ways writing takes you from hopeless to hopeful:. And I've decided to end the Atheists in Recovery podcast so this is the final episode. I thank you all for listening. I announce a new project I'm excited about and invite you to join me on my new journey! WHAT WE'LL LEARN Writing as a coping mechanism. Writing allows us to sit with the uncomfortable feelings and be curious about them-their contours, shapes and sizes. Writing can help us honor and light up our stories while prompting us to envision our future selves restored and renewed. Writing as a creative outlet. Writing is just one form of creative expression. It's not for everyone but I feel it's easily accessible for all. Writing that heals. I talk about my own journey with writing and how it helped heal my traumatic wounds when therapy seemed like “too much.” The 13th-century Sufi mystic and poet Rumi wrote, “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Thinkers from Freud to Brene' Brown have all postulated that there's strength in vulnerability. RESOURCES MENTIONED Writing Bravely home page. Write with me! James Pennebaker, Expressive Writing: words that heal Episode 89 Three Reasons Why I Love Journaling & The April Pause Episode 96 How to Use Journaling to Manifest Your Dreams in Recovery Episode 105 Q & A with Adina-daily practices for vulnerability, courage, love and belonging Sign up to be notified when the new podcast, Writing Bravely, drops here! For more info, head over to atheistsinrecovery.com and subscribe to our email list. And thank you for listening! Leave an honest review on ITUNES. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on ITUNES If you enjoyed today's episode, please share it with friends, family, and other professionals by using the social media buttons on this page. If you enjoyed today's episode, please share it with friends, family, and other professionals by using the social media buttons on this page.
This week Timmy and Keenan discuss their different Covid experiences, Moon Knight, Movie Theaters and a bunch of random stuff. 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/
In this episode Ben and I had a conversation about how to navigate Alcoholics Anonymous as an atheist, agnostic, freethinker, or otherwise secular person. We briefly touched upon what a person can expect to experience at their first AA meeting, and how to handle the overtly religious nature of most AA meetings. Topics covered in […]
Husband and Wife cover 1 Samuel chapter 3: The LORD Calls Samuel. God calls Samuel's name like five times and Sammy is like "whut" because he thinks it's Eli on account of God is seriously absent and doesn't do appearances so much anymore. Something shocking is going to happen but we're left in a year's-long cliffhanger. Eli is pretty chill about his fate and we are on pins and needles waiting to learn how this all pans out. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sacrilegious-discourse/message
Today I take you on a walk and talk about the life changes I'm going through and how they're particularly challenging given the new Self perspective I've been working on. If you're growing AND struggling at the same time, this might be an episode you can relate to.*****On "Marie, Myself, & I", Marie LePage discusses their personal intersections and nerdom surrounding: ethical non-monogamy, religious trauma, sexuality, secular spirituality, neurodivergence, ADHD, and existence! Marie also coaches along those themes. To book a free intro coaching call with Marie, click this link: https://calendly.com/marielepageYour financial support can make a huge impact on my ability to continue in secular activism. You can become a Patreon supporter or make a one-time donation via PayPal. Links are on MMI's website: marielepage.com*** Links*** https://www.marielepage.comhttps://www.tiktok.com/@marielepage82https://www.facebook.com/marielepage82https://twitter.com/MarieLePage82https://www.instagram.com/marielepage82/
Yvette d'Entremont is an analytical chemist and science educator perhaps best known as SciBabe. Seth reads several of her "Moment of Science" articles and talks to Yvette about them. Enjoy!SciBabe: https://scibabe.comOn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scibabeChiropractic article: https://theoutline.com/post/1617/chiropractors-are-bullshit
Husband and Wife cover 1 Samuel chapter 2: The Song of Hannah / The Sins of Eli's Sons. You'll be pleased to know we refrain from singing, but Wife does engage a Texas accent for no particular reason. God changes the details of previously made promises, but only after a lifetime of rape and fuckery has already occurred. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sacrilegious-discourse/message
Hollywood Heroes: How Your Favorite Movies Reveal God - https://amzn.to/3yo0OXb Frank Turek is an award-winning author or coauthor of several books, including "I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist" and his latest, "Hollywood Heroes". He hosts a weekly TV program broadcast to 32 million homes and an apologetics podcast on over 180 stations. As founder and president of CrossExamined.org, Frank speaks over 100 times per year, often to youth and college students. He has debated several prominent atheists, including Christopher Hitchens and Michael Shermer. Seven fictional stories — Captain America, Iron Man, Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Batman, and Wonder Woman — point us to the Ultimate Hero, Jesus Christ. Think about it. What if Batman knew your name and wanted to be friends with you? What if you were the one Tony Stark died to save? What if it was you Luke Skywalker would stop at nothing to redeem? Hollywood Heroes will awaken you to these questions and help you see the God who stops at nothing to redeem you. And it will strengthen you to invite others into conversations of faith and life in Jesus. Fictional stories about heroes help us realize that there is evil to fight, there are souls to be won, and there is growth to be achieved. These heroes help us recognize that regardless of religious or cultural beliefs, sacrificing your life for another is a powerful and beautiful display of love. Fictional heroes help us to reconsider what is tangibly in front of us through the lens of story rather than just living through another day in our ordinary lives. Appealing straight to the heart, the stories bypass artificial barriers that would normally block them because our worldview has been threatened. When we examine out-of-this-world qualities like idealism, genius, a willingness to sacrifice, discipline, loyalty, humility, courage, wisdom, focus, power, and love, we discover that Jesus practices them perfectly. Connect with Dr. Turek & Cross Examined: Website - https://crossexamined.org/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/CrossExamined Podcast - https://pod.link/1297439270 IG - https://www.instagram.com/drfrankturek/ -- Connect with Frank and The Super Human Life on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachfrankrich/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/584284948647477/ Website: http://www.thesuperhumanlifepodcast.com/tshlhome YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjB4UrpxtNO2AFtDURMzoKQ
Husband and Wife cover 1 Samuel chapter 1: The Birth of Samuel. Making fun of someone who can't have babies is just cruel, but as we've learned, the Bible is not lacking in mean-spirited bitchery. No worries, tho, as the bullied wife prays super hard, gets bullied AGAIN by a priest, gets preggers, and then drops her boy off with the bully priest. Makes total sense. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sacrilegious-discourse/message
Welcome to another episode of The Atheist Experience. This week, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Forrest Valkai!First up is John from Georgia, who has been asked by others in their community the classic question, “If we came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?” The caller wants to know if our hosts have a better response to that question than they do.Next up is John from CO who is wondering how Matt could have possibly lost faith when the truth of the Bible is apparently as obvious as math.Dan from FL believes that abortions are murders and that there should be a penalty for those who get one.Joseph from the UK believes that mathematics provides evidence for a creator through the use of probability calculation.Next up is Tony from CA, who is wondering if biological evolution has any connections to societal evolution and the widespread tribalistic polarization we see today?Next is John from the UK who engaged a creationist on a forum, and has questions for our hosts regarding abiogenesis and the origins of life in the universe.Our final caller is Ashton from CA who is wondering if our hosts still hold out hope for evidence and quality arguments after all these years of running the show?
In today's episode of the Talk Heathen! This week, Jmike is joined by Richard Gilliver!First up is Isaiah from South Korea who is calling to discuss the origins of an animal or plants' instinct to survive and perpetuate their species' existence.Next is Tristan from TX who finds that many of the commonly presented definitions of Gods to be contradictory.Next up is Laura from England who believes that they were resurrected three times earlier this year.Edward from WI has questions about having productive discussions with people who are deep into woo and pseudoscience.Next is Mark from AU who disputes that the scientific is the best method we as a species have for determining truth.
Eric is very excited. Last week, we pulled the trigger on buying the pieces of what will be our new production computer. While there will be a whole livestream about this in the near future, we thought we'd give you a sneak peek. Then, we hope to hear all about what's got YOU excited (if it has to do with what you believe and why). Call us at 585-526-8774 or tiny.cc/callSG.SOME EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTSMay 19th: Senior Patron Hangout on Discord May 21st: Watch Eric Build Our Production Computer! (Limited livestream event) May 22nd: Surprise Birthday Episode Week of June 6th (TBD): Eric & Vi Are In Portland, OR! ___________________TIME STAMPS & CALL NOTES 00:00 - Intro - Eric Shows Us His Parts…. Not Like That 10:58 - Is “Love” a Religious Word? - Douglas (he/him) - ID 25:32 - Theist Says Atheists Can't Understand Love - Jay (??) - MO 44:55 - Should I Join the Church of Prismatic Light? - Levi (he/him) - CO 51:38 - Why Are We Forced to Play By Different Rules? - Chris (he/him) - CT 1:10:29 - Atheist Defends Unconditional Love - Woflos (he/him) - TX 10:20 We have a few calls about love this week. This caller wants to know whether love is a word religious people use to manipulate, and how we can best reclaim the word so it cannot be used for harm. Vi references All About Love by bell hooks, and Eric speaks from personal experience regarding how religion used “love” to control. Curious about more philosophy on love? Go buy the book All About Love: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17607.All_About_Love 25:38Repeat theist caller Jay wants to give us the good news: we cannot understand unconditional love because we do not believe in God. After being confused about why this might be considered rude or condescending, Jay tries to pivot to challenging the hosts to accept God into their lives by “seeking” for 30 days. The hosts are not having it. If you want to watch Eric vs Jay in another video, check this one out: https://youtu.be/PR9D5g9_b_I 45:09Last week, we talked a bit about the Church of Prismatic Light, a new non–profit organization that is currently working to be recognized as a religion by the US government. The hope is that becoming a member of this church will protect the rights of LGBTQ+ folks that are quickly being stripped away. Levi asks: Should he join, or is relying on a religion for rights ceding too much? Watch Vi's explanation of the Church here: https://youtu.be/RNbwH6TCoyw If you're curious about becoming a Prismatist, follow this link: https://linktr.ee/churchofprismaticlight 51:47How do we have “civil conversation” without lapsing into “civility politics”? This caller highlights this issue and how it manifests in atheist circles specifically, and the hosts share their tactics for demolishing dog whistles, educating others, and advocating for a bigger epistemological toolbox. This caller also has some zingers in here, so make sure to stick around for them! 1:10:32Repeat caller Wolfos wraps up our conversation on love by saying that he experiences universal, unconditional love as an atheist. Eric is a bit confused by this and pushes back, while Vi points out how we simply do not have enough words to accurately describe our emotions. Wolfos and Vi also share some painful and evocative personal stories. ___________________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 our new Class of ‘22 merch: http://tiny.cc/SG22MerchHelp with our studio: https://tiny.cc/SGwishlist Join us after the show on Discord: https://tiny.cc/SGdiscord To find out more, visit https://www.skepticgeneration.com Copyright © 2022 Skeptic Generation. All rights reserved.
Bible Study for Atheists Weekly is a collection of last week's episodes by Sacrilegious Discourse with Husband and Wife. This week's collection includes Ruth Chapters 1 - 4 our Weekly Q&A and the wrap-up for Ruth. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sacrilegious-discourse/message
A leaked document from the supreme court suggests that Roe v. Wade is about to be overturned. But where that's the scandal of our age, a bigger and longer-lasting scandal is the Sacrament of Baptism. 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
Allegedly Covid is actually a thing (sarcasm) and Keenan got it, so Harrison and Michael from Doom Thugs filled in to rif about life with Timmy. 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/
Todat is a rebroadcast of an earlier episode due to Wife needing sleep! Husband and Wife have a conversation about why Husband was giving Wife the stink-eye when she started going soft on atheism last week. They encourage everyone to practice Wheaton's Law ("Don't be a dick") and Wife sings the MLP theme song. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sacrilegious-discourse/message
Hellooo fellow combers of candor, it's Friday night, and this week ExXtian Erin will be joined by Neil the 604 Atheist, a familiar face from the ACA show Non-Prophets, and host of his very own Youtube channel featuring deconversion stories. It's a Canadian takeover, and no, we will not apologize. We will, however, feast upon poutine and be terrorized by geese.This week's Patron of the Week is Freethinker 215! Many thanks, but we're still waiting on cheques from freethinkers 1 thru 214.Patrick wants to talk about overpopulation and the tendency of religion to encourage procreation in the interest of making more Christians. Neil thinks that part of this might be a holdover from an age before modern medical care, when juvenile mortality was much higher. Both hosts touch on how education is the key to healthy skepticism, and agree that the younger generations seem to be breaking the cycle of indoctrination. Up next is Sven, who asks our hosts if they believe that a soul is intrinsic to the human experience. Neither Erin nor Neil have seen evidence of consciousness existing outside a physical body, so one might say this is a… no-brainer? I'll show myself out. We'll dabble in the potentiality that souls might be real and we haven't figured them out yet, but until we can demonstrate it, we're not convinced. Mark had a brush with death that reinforced his atheism. This is a great perspective from an atheist in his 70's, Mark's takeaway from almost dying is that kindness is paramount. Couldn't agree more ol' timer! We appreciate this nugget of wisdom!Finally we have some more international representation! Isaiah in South Korea missed the community that religion offers, until Jesus paid him a visit one lonely night. Our hosts quiz Isaiah on how Jesus changed his mind, but he's reticent to describe the experience. It's tough to parse your conversion without details! Spill that tea!That's a wrap folks, join us next week for a very special episode as Dan joins the Secular Student Alliance live at the University of Texas! This episode will be a fundraiser for SSA, and we'll be joined by some very special guests as we promote this great cause, don't miss it!
Dominic Done is the author of the book 'Your Longing Has A Name' in which he explores the seven virtues listed in 2 Peter 1:5-7 - Goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, Godliness, mutual affection and love. He engages with atheist philosopher Julian Baggini, author of 'The Godless Gospel', on the differences between a Christian and secular approach to developing character. For Dominic Done: https://www.pursuingfaith.org/your-longing-has-a-name For Julian Baggini: https://www.julianbaggini.com/ • For conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2022 • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable
An excerpt from the Pastors & Leaders Virtual Conference. Alycia Wood discussed ways in which Christians can engage atheists. To watch the full conference, click here: https://learn.jude3project.org/library/preaching-in-the-culture-virtual-conference-on-demand-178877/401235/about/ Remember to rate, review, and subscribe! Support the mission and vision of Jude 3 Project here: https://www.jude3project.org/donate Grab our curriculum here: https://www.jude3project.org Take an online course that will help you know what you believe and why here: https://learn.jude3project.org/library/
In this episode, Pastor Jay Lee interviews self-professing atheist and skeptic Calvin Smith. In the first half, Pastor Jay poses some questions about the problems of finding meaning & purpose in life and the grounding of any objective sense of morality without the existence of a god, and how logical evidence suggests the possible existence of a god. In the second half, Calvin poses some questions to Pastor Jay about the immoral actions of God in the Bible, the equivalence of the Bible with other religious texts like the Quran or Book of Mormon, and reasons why we should believe in Jesus over any other god. Guest Bio: Calvin Smith is a musician, podcaster, practicing street epistemologist, and ancient history enthusiast. Calvin has spent the last few years reevaluating his beliefs that he once held onto dearly. It wasn't until his first read-through of the Bible that he began to question everything he once thought to be true. Calvin, who now considers himself atheist, hopes to break the stigma of not being able to talk about beliefs without a screaming match, and hopes to induce critical thinking skills to believers and non-believers alike with the help of his podcast, "Unquestionable with Calvin Smith. linktr.ee/CalvinSmith Youtube Channel: Unquestionable with Calvin Smith **** The closing song for this episode is "Unbelief" by Rachelle Luk (@rachelle_luk) - https://lnk.bio/rachelle_luk **** If you would like to contact with Pastor Jay or support the podcast, visit: dailysabbath.
Dr. Frank Turek is a dynamic speaker and award-winning author and coauthor of four books: Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to make their Case, I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, Correct, Not Politically Correct and Legislating Morality. As the President of CrossExamined.org, Frank presents powerful and entertaining evidence for Christianity at churches, high schools and at secular college campuses that often begin hostile to his message. He has also debated several prominent atheists including Christopher Hitchens and David Silverman, president of American Atheists. Frank is a widely featured guest in the media as a leading apologetics expert and cultural commentator. He has appeared on hundreds of radio programs and many top TV programs including: The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, Faith Under Fire, and Politically Incorrect. He also writes a column for Townhall.com and several other sites. Frank has a master's degree from the George Washington University and a doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He and his wife, Stephanie, are blessed with three grown sons. Don't forget to grab Hollywood Heroes! Get Connected with Frank Turek: · Facebook · Instagram Get Connected with Youth & Culture: · Facebook · Instagram Covenant Eyes: If you want more information on Covenant Eyes and how to protect your home or use it as a resource for parents and students in your ministry then click the link! Make sure you signup today! Music Provided by hooksounds.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ryan-sebastian/message
Guest: Ed Sorel. Instead of honoring the unconstitutional National Day of Prayer, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Learn what you can do to resist the imminent religiously motivated overthrow of Roe v. Wade. Then, we speak with 93-year-old irreverent cartoonist, illustrator and caricaturist Ed Sorel — whose satiric artwork has graced magazine covers and newspapers for many decades — about his new lavish memoir Profusely Illustrated.
Today's Topics: 1) Inside the disturbing mind of a prominent homosexual atheist https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/inside-the-disturbing-mind-of-a-prominent-homosexual-atheist-at-the-world-economic-forum/ 2, 3, 4) Interview with Catholic Boxing Trainer Michael Love. Hear his incredible story of redemption and how he is using what he has learned to help the youth that God brings to him
Jesse and Brittany discuss their continued animal adventures in DC, Republican state lawmaker Jean Schmidt in Ohio who suggested that pregnancy can be an “opportunity” for victims of sexual assault, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ objection to cartoons for fear of indoctrination, reporting suggesting that President Joe Biden is ready to go on the attack in... The post #797 – “Wild Animals, Fear of Cartoons, Joe Biden Going on Attack, A$$hole of Today feat. Kirk Cameron, and Takin’ Care of Biz feat. Trevor Noah.” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.
Husband and Wife cover Ruth chapter 4 (*spoilers, Darling*): Boaz Marries Ruth. After purchasing his newest bride, he instantly impregnates her. Their son is supposed to be super famous but like I already can't even remember his name so... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sacrilegious-discourse/message
Husband and Wife cover Ruth chapter 3: Ruth and Boaz at the Threshingfloor. Naomi was like, "Gurl, wash your face, so I can sell you." And Ruthie got all dolled up for good prostituting and she won! After trying her out for himself, Boaz is gonna pass her around and see if there are any takers! The barley party was a smash and fun was had by all. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sacrilegious-discourse/message
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.AtheistsWrong thinkingThey will say that Jesus was a man of his time (yet he was countercultural!).A recycling of ancient myths. But there was no ancient dying / rising god before the time of Jesus. If there was “borrowing,” it took place in the opposite direction!Remember the bad of Christian history, but nearly none of the good.Straw gods (old men in the sky) and distorted Christs.Accuse Christians of being intolerant, whereas in fact quite a few atheists are intolerant.Unfortunate experiences?Poor arguments from ChristiansBogus scienceInconsistent interpretationIgnorance of historyPredictable and pro-establishment positionsPlatitudes and proof-textingPoor examples in ChristiansFailure to walk the walkPrejudiceLack of social conscienceInfightingYet despite the detrimental effects of poorly thought-through faith, or poorly lived faith, atheists are still responsible (Ecclesiastes 3:11; Romans 1:18-32).As Christian leaders working for many years in atheistic climates (universities worldwide but especially in parts of Europe), my wife and I identify two huge needs – two areas in which the atheists are missing Christ.RelationshipsEvidences. Suggested: Compelling Evidence, as well as a number of other helpful titles.So what are the atheists missing?Fundamentally, they're missing not only a logical understanding of the gospel.They are missing Christ – and missing out on the abundant existence Christ brings to those who put their trust in him (John 10:10). John 3:16-21. Acts 24:25.Plenty of atheists do come to Christ!Further passages to inspire usActs 13:7, 12Colossians 2:4, 81 Peter 3:15-16Let's be bold!Series conclusionElements of the present series:Concept of the two agesHow OT shows ChristConcepts of Messiah in time of ChristHow NT shows ChristHow Christ has been interpreted in the course of Church HistoryHow Christ has been refracted in the worldSuggested complementary continuation: Worship10 podcastsThese lessons are already recorded. Yet even if you've already heard them, it might be fruitful to listen again.A focused worship of Christ is all the more appropriate, given the deity of Christ.If, as the scriptures teach and as Christians have believed since the beginning, Jesus Christ is God, then a few things follow:Jesus is Lord.He is fully human and fully divine.We are to obey him.His word is authoritative.We should strive to do all we can to pursue the theme of Christ through the Ages.We need to make sure we are connected to the genuine Christ, and not to a Jesus of our own making. Scripture and history help to anchor us and to give perspective.
Jesse and Brittany discuss the recent Politico reporting revealing the likely outcome that Roe v. Wade will be overturned, their adventures attending a protest in DC in front of the Supreme Court following the announcement, responses from Republicans and Democrats alike including Senator Elizabeth Warren’s passionate plea for action and President Joe Biden’s lack of... The post #796 – “The Future of Roe.” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.
Today I take you on a 30 minute walk and talk about my latest format idea for the podcast. Take a deep breath... exhale... press play... and meditate with me.*****On "Marie, Myself, & I", Marie LePage discusses their personal intersections and nerdom surrounding: ethical non-monogamy, religious trauma, sexuality, secular spirituality, neurodivergence, ADHD, and existence! Marie also coaches along those themes. To book a free intro coaching call with Marie, click this link: https://calendly.com/marielepageYour financial support can make a huge impact on my ability to continue in secular activism. You can become a Patreon supporter or make a one-time donation via PayPal. Links are on MMI's website: marielepage.com*** Links*** www.marielepage.comwww.tiktok.com/@mariedelephanthttps://www.facebook.com/marielepage82https://twitter.com/MarieLePage82https://www.instagram.com/marielepage82/*** MarKei Photo & Video Links *** www.markeiphoto.com www.facebook.com/markeiphotography/ www.instagram.com/markeiphoto/ www.twitter.com/markeiphoto *** Credits *** Produced & Edited by Marie LePage
Dr. Ronald Siegel is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, author of "The Mindfulness Solution," and professor for "The Science of Mindfulness" at Wondrium.Free Wondrium trial to watch the series on mindfulness: http://www.wondrium.com/sethDr. Siegel's website: https://drronsiegel.comVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/C8Uw0uvDVZA
Take a journey with us as Aubrie takes Kathleen to her church to get the real Life.Church experience. We got the honor of sitting down with Campus Pastor Richie Leber of Owasso, Oklahoma. He answered a few questions we had for him and we can't wait for you to hear them. After that we give you a summary of what Kathleen, a once Mormon thought of a non denominational church. Did she covert and is now a member? No, but she did go and this is what she had to say about it. We would like to give a huge thank you to Life.Church and Pastor Richie for respecting Kathleen and welcoming her with open arms. You made me proud. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thechristianandathiest/support
How can we have better conversations with atheists and skeptics about the faith? Why don't Catholics evangelize? I joined Jake Buscher on his podcast to discuss these ideas and more. The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian worldview: (1) the God of classical theism exists, (2) Jesus is our Messiah and Lord, and (3) He founded the Catholic Church. We place a strong emphasis on the first pillar, defending classical theism, drawing upon the work of Thomistic philosopher Dr. Edward Feser and many others. John DeRosa www.classicaltheism.com/support Support the show: Check out my book One Less God Than You: How to Answer the Slogans, Cliches, and Fallacies that Atheists Use to Challenge Your Faith >> www.classicaltheism.com/newbook Support on Patreon to help keep the podcast going and to allow me to produce even more quality content: www.classicaltheism.com/support
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.Introduction: 1 Corinthians 1:18-24Greeks: Christ is foolishness to polytheists, and to intellectuals who embrace philosophy over religionJews: He is also unacceptable to the Jews (generally speaking).The Muslim view of Christ is similar to the Jewish view.JewsJesus was a failed Messiah, or rabbi whose claims were exaggerated.Early Judaism: magicianCrucifixion stumbling block. Seizing on victorious imagery, as opposed to the language of sacrifice. (Refer to lessons 3, 4, 5, and 6.)Much of reaction to Christians is historically conditioned: pogroms, crusades, discrimination, etc.Many Jews have met few authentic disciples of Christ.For more on Judaism, listen to this podcast.IslamJesus was only a prophet, and inferior to Muhammad.Affirmation: prophethood, sinlessness, miracles, Second Coming, virgin birth, Word of GodShirk (association), the unforgiveable sinFor more on Islam, please read our book Jesus & Islam, or listen to the podcasts on the actions and words of Muhammad (the Hadith).The uniqueness of salvation through Christ is offensive to moderns, as it was to the ancients. Modern responses:Use the lingo of the narrow road but more as rhetoric than really putting our weight behind it.Universalism: “Accidental” salvation through Christ? Is there an alternative interpretation of John 14:6?If we really have free will, it is hard to see how everyone will eventually make it. The non-Christian variety of universalism (all will be ultimately saved) is unbiblical.Some Christians think that some Jews, Muslims, Taoists et al will be saved through Christ, even if they have not understood who Christ is. Somehow his Spirit is at work among them, and they have an implicit understanding of the Truth.Some hold that, since only an explicit understanding and an explicit faith save, the genuine seekers among the world's religions will receive a post-mortem opportunity to learn about Christ.Yet God is the ultimate Judge (1 Pet 2:23). And he tells us to tell them(Matt 28:18-20; 2 Cor 2:14, 5:18-6:1; Rev 12:11).Redefinition of toleranceTolerance of persons vs. tolerance of ideas. Modern tolerance of ideas entails the pretense that, in some sense, all ideas are equal.Tolerance requires disagreement.Beware simplistic, patronizing attitudes on the part of the "tolerant" -- who seldom have any tolerance or patience for biblical Christians who hold to salvation through Christ.Christianity is both exclusive (John 14:6; Acts 4:12) and inclusive (1 Tim 2:4; Rev 7:9). We want everyone to come to the party -- yet we are not the ones deciding who gets admitted. (It is God's party.)Yet these modern responses do not work. Put simply, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one will get to the Father but through him (John 14:6).There is only one monotheistic religion that correctly understands Christ.Next podcast: What the Atheists are Missing
Welcome to another episode of the Atheist Experience! This week, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Shannon Q!First is Larry from VA who is curious to know what parts of our brain are utilized when a person speaks or listens to someone speaking in tongues?Next up is Rosalind from FL who doesn't understand how Atheists can be moral since their morality can be anything.Next is Anthony from VA who says you can still have Christianity without Christ.Up next is Mark from PA who believes that theists are mentally ill and that society should not be tolerant of them. Take it away Shannon.Next is Jay from MO who asks if Atheism is a mental illness, among other enlightening questions.Next up is Gary from CT who asks what makes a real, “insert group label here,” and what type of evidence is acceptable.Next is Luke from FL who believes that xenophobia and racism don't occur naturally, but are generated through science.Our final caller is Victor from TX who seems to have invented their own God with their chosen qualities, but cannot justify any of it.
From the series "Peculiar". Ephesians 2:11-22; Galatians 3:26-28 Pastor Ryan Smith continues in our latest series, "Peculiar: The People of God & the Ethics of Easter" by examining the diversity of the early Church. In a world which categorized and divided people into varying layers of value and privilege, the diversity and unity of Christians shook the world so much so that they were described as "anti-social atheists". Sermon Notes Here
The Non-Prophets, Episode 21.17 airing Sunday, May 1, 2022 @3:00pm CT featuring Cynthia McDonald, Teo El Ateo, Richard Gilliver and Jessica Bluemke.Welcome back to another episode of The Non-Prophets. This week we have a returning special guest for you. Jessica Bluemke joins the veteran crew of Cynthia McDonald, and our friends from across various ponds and land masses, Richard Gilliver and everyone's favorite toon Tel El Ateo!Segment 1: Satanists will sue PA school district for rejecting After School Satan Club http://tiny.cc/np_satanistssueSegment 2: This Alabama librarian wanted to adopt a child. Her lack of religion became a barrier. http://tiny.cc/np_atheistadoption/ Segment 3: WTF Florida??? Florida bans 54 of its school math textbooks for 'trying to indoctrinate students': Half of the prohibited titles feature Critical Race Theoryhttp://tiny.cc/wtffloridabookshttp://tiny.cc/np_wtffloridacrtSegment 4: SITRD; Atheists, spurred by growing ranks, gather for first time since start of pandemichttp://tiny.cc/np_atheistsgather1
In today's episode of The Atheist Experience, Matt is joined by Everyday_Atheist to see how capable callers are answering questions this week.First caller is Dane in KS who is suggesting that a bracelet that dates back to the 14th century BCE is proof that the Bible is true. How does this bracelet confirm the Biblical stories in a way that proves god? In 2,000 years, when NY City is dug up, will it confirm that Spider Man is real?Next caller is Jamaal from CA who believes that our consciousness is our soul since we don't have a scientific explanation for consciousness. He believes that consciousness can affect the brain state and that the supernatural explains experiences. If we don't have an explanation, you don't get to make something up. Labels that religions tie to a soul are emergent properties of the brain. You can't solve a mystery by appealing to a bigger mystery. Can you prove that consciousness is magic and that it exists? How do you know that consciousness is a soul?James in SC brings up how other animals than humans are living in original sin, and how there are 450 species that engage in same sex acts. Matt puts on his Christian hat to explain that human beings are the only ones who have a duty to god and are accountable to the law. How is it there is the serpent that was cursed to crawl on his belly?Jelmer in the Netherlands wants to remove the word existence by saying if there is a god that is foundational reality, then either it is true that foundational reality has defined properties or it is not true. If your conclusion at the end is still either god exists or god does not exist, then why go through all the trouble? What is the point of presenting an argument that we ultimately agree on?Jack in FL would like to talk about the transcendental argument for god. He states that either our worldviews are going to bottom out or we are going to fall into a coherent paradigm or it will be an infinite set of justifications for our beliefs. He thinks that atheists don't have the basis for logical reasoning. Justin points out that he is begging the question. Matt asks: How do you show that logic is in fact ungrounded? How did you determine that these things must have a grounding?Jon in Canada claims that BLM is harming black people because it teaches to resist arrest and people end up getting killed. What difference does it make if BLM has any connection to Black Nonbelievers? We don't believe you have a point.Vanamali in IL wants to know what the difference is between death cults and religion. It is not about the number of people. Not everything that is under the umbrella of religion is on equal footage to its harm. Death cults hold views that isolate people ultimately resulting in their death.Thank you for tuning in! We look forward to seeing you back here again so please follow the guidelines and stay safe.