Your Friendly Neighborhood Atheist Presents The Perspective! A weekly call-in show focused on positive skepticism and friendly discourse. We welcome claims of many varieties including conspiracy theories, the supernatural, and aliens! Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM CST Want to call the show? - Use your ☎ and call - 951-364-2430 (951-ENGAGE-0) - Use your
SHOW NOTESHello everyone! Welcome to our fun episode of The Atheist Experience with Matt Dillahunty and Jim Barrows.First up is Ram from India who started to believe in god again six months ago because he met someone who says science does not explain everything, and that lots of people accept there are multiverses. Scientists are not saying god is the reason for this. God is not a valid, reasonable hypothesis for the universe. Can you name one thing that is demonstrably true and violates logic? Don't give up on reality so you can have less pain and sadness. Next we have Jordan in VA who is starting to have doubts of his faith, but does not want to give it up. He wants to raise children with the Christian foundation but has concerns with the Bible. If you raise kids this way, you are telling them they are broken and flawed. Teaching kids about hell is child abuse and so is following what the Bible says to do. It is difficult to teach kids to think for themselves in a Christian household. Kevin in AZ thinks that Matt is asking the wrong thing about god because it should not be a binary question. Either you are convinced a god exists or you are not convinced a god exists, and this is binary. Next is Paris in CA who argues that people's reasons for the earth not being flat are not better than the reasons they bring up for the historicity of Jesus. When the Greeks proved the earth is round, it was done with simple geometry. Everything we do with navigation proves the earth has to be an oblate spheroid. Jesus in CA tries to use Exodus to prove that god exists because wheels were found in that region. Picking out verses that someone fed you does not prove that a god exists. He then goes on to say that many of us believe it to be true. The truth is not impacted in any way by the number of people who believe something. Next we have Thea in NC that wants to know why whenever bad things happen like school shootings, Christians think it is the end times. It is because they read Revelations and are always ready. Christian Nationalists are actively trying to bring this to happen. People have been profiting off this for ages. When have there not been rumors of wars?Next is Carlos in Puerto Rico whose friend described an example of no divine intervention that proves the non-existence of god. A particular god may be disproven, but without defined characteristics there is no way of doing this. Our last caller is Paul in VA who has an idea that Christianity was intentionally created to feel superior, not take responsibility for their actions, and that once you are a Christian, you can't lose salvation. How did you rule out that this was not true? We don't have any way to know what the actual doctrine is because god has not arrived to truly tell us. We will see you all next week. Lets try and focus on reality and not throw up our hands and think god has a plan.
On today's show: Scott Perry, U.S. Representative for the 10th District of Pennsylvania and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, discusses Secretary of State Antony Blinken's testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee and
Your Friendly Neighborhood Atheist Presents The Perspective! A weekly call-in show focused on positive skepticism and friendly discourse. We welcome claims of many varieties including conspiracy theories, the supernatural, and aliens! Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM CST 1st Caller - 3:10 - Solar Eclipses used to cover up for UFOS 2nd Caller - 12:29 - Message from the Holy Spirit about Aliens 3rd Caller - 35:30 - What would be evidence for God? 4th Caller - 41:45 - Spoke to Great Aunt's Spirit 5th Caller - 55:25 - Evidence for a Deistic God 6th Caller - 1:21:45 - Proof of Aliens? Want to call the show? - Use your ☎ and call - 951-364-2430 (951-ENGAGE-0) - Use your
In today's episode of the Atheist Experience, Jim Barrows is joined by Johnny P. Angel!Our first topic is coming from the car of Gohan in TX. The caller wants to ask us if Thanos's snap is considered moral using a secular moral system. I'm not going to answer that question in this description, but my secular morality deems calling the show while driving as immoral.Next up is Donna from NC who believes that the Bible has evidence for God in it. The Bible is the thing making the claims. It can't also be the proof for those claims, that's circular.Up next is Malcolm from IL who claims that a mad scientist created white people by grafting the genes of early humans. How does the caller back this claim up? They don't.Derick from GA implies that plants are conscious because they react to environmental stimuli, and that therefore it is possible for a non-physical consciousness to exist.Up next is Otangelo from Brazil who once again has a long, winding script to present us that apparently gets us to God.Our next caller is Dave from TX who claims that Atheists are hurting Pagan culture because we allow Christians to get away with their “past crimes” against Paganism.Next is Printer Repair from NEw England who agrees with the Bible's flat-earth claims. I would be annoyed by the subject matter, but I'm more perturbed that your name took up 26 characters of my title.Our final caller is Jesus from CA who says that Atheists don't really understand the Bible. The caller then quickly moves past this inconvenient claim when confronted, and opts to bring up the Big Bang Model and The Theory of Evolution and how they are wrong.
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Nancy Barrows MS SLP-CCC is an entrepreneur who has 20+ years of experience working as a Speech-Language Pathologist focusing on the area of Social Cognition. Nancy is passionate about her work, which helps individuals connect meaningfully with others and build community. Nancy has found a way to thrive through her adversity and is dedicated to engaging in uncomfortable conversations about taboo/real topics in order to lift the shame and secrecy that surrounds them. By telling her story, she is making a positive impact and encouraging others to do the same. Through her program, The Chick With The Toolbelt, Nancy helps others meet their highest potential. She partners with clients on showing up, finding their voice and fully engaging their community across platforms and media. She guides clients toward gaining insight to the ties that hold them in their current place, building their personal and business growth goals while sharing tools to maintain the changes independently. Nancy is instrumental at helping people find their voice and working with them on how to express it in a way that feels authentic. She is also creator, host and producer of the weekly LIVE show “Connected Human Conversations,” which airs every Sunday at 5:00pm PST; and co-host and producer of the weekly live show “The Island of Misfit Toys,” which airs every Thursday at 5:30pm PST.Connect with Nancyhttps://calendly.com/nancybarrowshttps://www.instagram.com/vibing_with_nancy_debra/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC87OpZBfiR-khSvDjI12JqAhttps://www.facebook.com/nancy.l.barrowshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-barrows-m-s-ccc-slp-92124213/Connect with Russhttps://russjohns.com/https://thepiratesyndicate.com/https://nextstepnext.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/nextstepnext/Live Stream Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMNpmsRjJ1IPlease don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTz6TElo52gMGBrikwfj07A
The trade deadline is days away, who will be the biggest winners and losers among the top players and teams? Also, who were the biggest winners and losers of the past week? Agree! Disagree on the predictions or selections? Be sure to give us your opinion by following us on Facebook & Twitter @TakeCoverPOD
The second half of the MLB season is underway, who were the biggest winners and losers of the weekend? Chris and Bones discuss which playoff teams are going to get into the postseason and which ones are in trouble? Agree! Disagree on the predictions or selections? Be sure to give us your opinion by following us on Facebook & Twitter @TakeCoverPOD
The All-Star break is officially here. Bones and Chris recap the first half of the baseball season with their biggest winners and losers. Which teams will hang on and reach the postseason? Which players have caught their eyes? Who is going to win the HR Derby on Monday night? Agree! Disagree on the predictions or selections? Be sure to give us your opinion by following us on Facebook & Twitter @TakeCoverPOD
In today's episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Jim Barrows. Let's get it started!Our first caller is Mercy from China who believes that the Holy Spirit is real based after they experienced passing out when a priest put their hand on the caller's forehead.Next up is Enoch from PA who recently became an Atheist and wanted to call back to thank the hosts for helping him through his deconversion.Up next is Calvin from CA who is wondering why God didn't do more to prove his own existence to the more adamant doubters if his goal was to save them. Thank you for calling Calvin, you're more than welcome to call back anytime.Next is Jan from DE who states that the only explanation for a god's powers is that the entity in question is utilizing advanced technology. The issue is that there could have been plenty of other explanations for the claimed powers found in stories, specifically plot devices. Claiming that you know the “only explanation” is adopting a burden of proof that you have yet to, and probably won't satisfy.Up next is Robert from TX who is wondering what led Matt to begin to question his beliefs and start searching for evidence. The caller also claims that God won't provide evidence for his existence because people don't really want to believe in him.Next is Eric from CA who confronted his parents about his relatively recent deconversion after being a lifelong theist, and was then told that he “must not have ever been a true believer.” Thank you for your call today Eric. Best of luck!Up next is David from OR who proposes that the resurrection was just a group of people playing along with the crowd, similarly to how we all vaguely remember stories from our past that may not have happened the way we recall them.Next is Zeres from IL who believes the universe is demonstrably finite, but refuses to provide the premises that lead to that conclusion. Premises are not presented using questions.Up next is Sohaib from Canada who claims that there is extra biblical evidence supporting the plagues God imposed on Egypt. The caller then makes the mistake of claiming that there is no other explanation for similar occurrences other than an act of God.Our last caller today is Sam from CA who is wondering what the issues with the deist belief structure is if it doesn't prevent a person from being a good person or accepting science. The issue is that a deist god is unknowable because it does not interact with the world, so no one could possibly justify it. Critical thinking and teaching a person to be good without the threat of some being watching their every move are much more important than trying to find some hole to stick a god in.
Come one, come all, and witness the most dangerous church on earth. That's right, it's the Moonies! Join Malty, Jena, Jim, and Autumn as they discuss the heavily armed church of the Reverend King Moon. Next up, we take a more somber look at the newly discovered unmarked graves at former religious residential schools for Indigenous children in Canada. Thirdly, we look at the religious tests being given to candidates for public office in Tennessee, including looking at an opinion piece by Andrew Seidel. Lastly, our panel gives us their best takes on Lemon Laws and church-state separation. Segment 1 [2:45]: "The Reverend King Moon "LINKSGun Church That Worships With AR-15s Bought a 40-Acre Compound in Texas for Its ‘Patriots' http://tiny.cc/GunChurchCompound Segment 2 [27:20] : "Canadian Residential Schools"LINKSCanada discovers 751 unmarked graves at former residential school http://tiny.cc/SKUnmarkedGraves The American church needs to reckon with its legacy in Indigenous boarding schools http://tiny.cc/AmericanBoardingSchoolsSecretary Haaland Announces Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative http://tiny.cc/SecHaalandInitiativeSegment 3 [47:25] : "Religious tests for public office in TN"LINKSTennessee should end religious tests for public office impartially | Opinion Andrew L. Seidel (Tennessean) June 8th 2021http://tiny.cc/TNReligiousTests Why it matters that 7 states still have bans on atheists holding office http://tiny.cc/StateOfficeAtheistBanSegment 4 [1:02:00]: LOOKING BACK - "The Lemon Test"LINKSThe “Lemon Test” (1971) and Church-State Separation (Freethought Almanac) http://tiny.cc/LemonTest The American Legion v. American Humanist Associationhttp://tiny.cc/LegionVHumanists Satanist Plant to Symbolically Take Over the Bladensburg Peace Cross in Maryland http://tiny.cc/SatanistPeaceCross Bladensburg Satanic Peace Cross Ceremonyhttps://thesatanictemple.com/pages/bladensburg
Department of Professional Employees Communications Director Katie Barrows was the first guest on today's episode of the AWF Union Podcast. She discussed what their department within the AFL-CIO does, who they represent and why more professional employees should organize. Also featured on today's episode was the AWF Union Podcast's independent labor voice Tom Buffenbarger. He spoke about a union election in so-called “Right to Work” Tennessee, transportation infrastructure legislation and the need to organize workers in various sectors of the food and commercial work industry.
Which American League potential playoff matchups do you want to see? Bones and Chris recap the week that was in MLB. Which teams were the biggest winners and losers? Agree! Disagree on the predictions or selections? Be sure to give us your opinion by following us on Facebook & Twitter @TakeCoverPOD
In today's episode of The Atheist Experience, our sincerely apologizing Canadian Shannon Q is joined by Jim Barrows!Our first caller tonight is Patrick from FL is a pantheist who believes in a God defined as the universe. The issue here is that the attributes given to this God are so generic that we have no way of even beginning to investigate whether it actually exists or not. The character traits of the God being presented are essentially being used to assert a God into existence.Next is Rafael from PA who lives in an area where many psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists are also practicing scientologists. The caller is concerned about how tied their living situation is to the indoctrinated beliefs and practices of those around them, including medical positions.Up next is Jelmer from the Netherlands who claims that God is paradoxical so therefore God claims aren't only true or false, but can also be both or neither at the same time.Next up is David from CA who believes they can show that the Big Bang Theory demonstrates pantheism. A kindergarten understanding of physics, the beginning of the universe, and pantheism is just not going to produce a convincing argument.Our final chapter of today's journey is Kenny from OK. They state that everything that does exist must have an opposite. What is the opposite of sunglasses? What is the opposite of Panda? How does this lead to demonstrating the existence of a god?
Robert Barrows is 70 years old. He lives in San Mateo California, that's just a little south of San Francisco, he is in the advertising and public relations business. He is also the inventor of a video tombstone called the “Video Enhanced Gravemarker"…and he is also an artist, a songwriter, an author and a poet…One of the poems he recently wrote is a poem that the whole world can vent to right now…it's a poem called “The New Coronavirus Blues” (See item 7 about The New Coronavirus Blues”) For more information visit www.barrows.com Our radio shows archives and programming include: A Different Perspective with Kevin Randle; Alien Cosmic Expo Lecture Series; Alien Worlds Radio Show; Connecting with Coincidence with Dr. Bernard Beitman, MD; Dick Tracy; Dimension X; Exploring Tomorrow Radio Show; Flash Gordon; Jet Jungle Radio Show; Journey Into Space; Know the Name with Sharon Lynn Wyeth; Lux Radio Theatre - Classic Old Time Radio; Mission Evolution with Gwilda Wiyaka; Paranormal StakeOut with Larry Lawson; Ray Bradbury - Tales Of The Bizarre; Sci Fi Radio Show; Seek Reality with Roberta Grimes; Space Patrol; Stairway to Heaven with Gwilda Wiyaka; The 'X' Zone Radio Show with Rob McConnell; and many other! That's The ‘X' Zone Broadcast Network Shows and Archives - https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com
With a background in event ticketing, Scott Barrows got a front row seat to witness how e-commerce platforms can affect distributor performance. Although in a different market sector, the lessons Barrows learned carry into the way he manages BluePallet, a B2B e-commerce platform currently serving the chemicals vertical. Listen in as Barrows discusses the pros and cons of how digital transformation can impact distributors.
Who has the best value to win the World Series? Bones and Chris recap the week that was in MLB. Which teams were the biggest winners and losers? Also, which young junior do you want to see most in the Home Run Derby? Agree! Disagree on the predictions or selections? Be sure to give us your opinion by following us on Facebook & Twitter @TakeCoverPOD
In this episode, we're joined by Michael Barrows. Michael is currently a Therapist with a Childrens Mental Health Service in West Yorkshire. He has been working with children and families for over 12 years via different organisations. He also provides easy to understand training around mental health subjects, particularly understanding anxiety, depression and self harm in young people, though this is also applicable to adults. The focus is not about being overly academic but more thinking about metaphors and everyday situations to explain how each element works. Michael is starting a new venture looking at the value of hobbies and how their positive impact on mental health, but also what stops us from starting something new? How sometimes our thoughts can talk us out of making positive changes. In this episode, we explore: why hobbies are beneficial for mental health the impact of lockdown on mental health warning signs for young people's mental health what to do if you're concerned about a young person's mental health emotional bucket healthy coping strategies and loads more. Mentioned in this episode TED Talk - Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator You can connect with Michael via Twitter or via his website Follow our host Hannah @hannah.stainer on Instagram or on twitter. Follow our podcast @psykhecoaching on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or connect with us via our website where you can download your gratitude journal by signing up to our mailing list. Support the podcast by sending us a coffee via Ko-Fi We're now on Clubhouse, connect with Hannah @hstainer and join us to chat about mental health and wellbeing. If you've loved this episode as much as we have please do share it on social media and tag us in your post. And we always love to hear what you think so please rate and review on itunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thanks for listening! Hannah & the Psykhe Podcast team x --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/psykhe/message
Are the Yankees in major trouble? Bones and Chris recap the week that was in MLB. Which teams were the biggest winners and losers? Also, is there anything that Jacob deGrom cannot accomplish these days? Agree! Disagree on the predictions or selections? Be sure to give us your opinion by following us on Facebook & Twitter @TakeCoverPOD
Scott Barrows jumps on Winner Take All to discuss his chemical market network startup, BluePallet, coming out of stealth to launch its online marketplace backed by The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). Scott and Alex discuss BluePallet's formation, a merger between echosystem and B2B FinTech engine Velloci, and securing BluePallet's seed funding. Also discussed, how BluePallet was able to partner with the NACD while other marketplaces got turned down, BluePallet's unique platform business model, and why the chemical industry requires a bespoke platform solution. Originally Aired: 05/26/21 #Chemicals #BluePallet #Startups CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BluePallet, a digital marketplace built with the support of The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and backed by major industry players, today announced it has exited stealth mode. The online market network was built by the same founders who built the e-commerce platform used by LiveNation and the NFL for ticket reselling. Set to transform the chemical industry, BluePallet is an exclusive strategic partner of the NACD through 2024, the industry’s leading trade organization. “BluePallet (formerly known as EchoSystem) has been an invaluable strategic partner to NACD,” said Eric R. Byer, NACD’s President and CEO. “BluePallet understands that in order to advance the chemical distribution industry, we must look toward a digital future. As we celebrate NACD’s 50th Anniversary of serving chemical distributors and the supply chain, we are proud to continue partnering with an organization that creates e-commerce solutions which are custom-built for the future of our industry.” The United States is one of the world’s largest producers of chemical products, representing nearly $1 trillion in chemical shipments annually. But the industry has lagged others in digital commerce, instead relying on more traditional methods such as sales teams. About BluePallet: BluePallet is the world’s first market network that gives verified industrial buyers and sellers control over their supply chain. Built with the support and advice of the NACD [National Association of Chemical Distributors] and its 400-plus member and affiliate companies, BluePallet was formed through a merger between Velloci, a consumer-oriented FinTech platform adapted to the B2B FinTech ecosystem, and EchoSystem, a chemical marketplace founded in 2017 and based on the platform founded by Scott Barrows and now employed by Ticketmaster, Live Nation, and the NFL.
Bones and Chris recap the week that was in MLB. Which teams were the biggest winners and losers? Which teams are in major trouble at reaching the postseason and who will break through? We are one-third of the way done with the season, which division leaders should be confident to reach the playoffs? Agree! Disagree on the predictions or selections? Be sure to give us your opinion by following us on Facebook & Twitter @TakeCoverPOD
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Brian J. Olds JJ Barrows is an artist, writer and stand-up comedian who spends much of her comedic energy devoted to making comedic YouTube videos about her life's foibles. She's performed in comedy clubs, conferences, churches and awkward dinner parties all over America. Her refreshing story-telling style relates to anyone who’s experienced the awkwardness of being a human, getting older while remaining young and most recently the mystery that is marriage after 35 years of single-hood. She most recently published her first book “it’s called a spade,” and filmed her first Dry Bar Comedy Special, proving to be relatable from coast to coast. When she's not doing stand-up, you may find her performing live art, traveling with her husband, or spending time at home on the beaches of California, surfing, biking or crying at a sunset. Join JJ and Terry as they talk about how getting fired from her dream job sent her on a collision course with her true calling. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.
Bones and Chris recap the week that was in MLB. Which teams were the biggest winners and losers? Who should be considered the AL MVP favorite with the injury to Mike Trout? NL MVP and AL Cy Young updated predictions with odds are made. Agree! Disagree on the predictions or selections? Be sure to give us your opinion by following us on Facebook & Twitter @TakeCoverPOD
Bones and Chris recap the week that was in MLB. Which team among NL MVP odds has the best value? Is there a clear favorite in the AL Central and who were the biggest winners/losers this week? Agree! Disagree on the predictions or selections? Be sure to give us your opinion by following us on Facebook & Twitter @TakeCoverPOD
Bones and Chris recap the week that was in MLB. Which team has the best odds in the National League? The biggest winners and losers of the week are discussed. Should we be worried about the Dodgers? Also, which teams have their playoff projections in their favor? Agree! Disagree on the predictions or selections? Be sure to give us your opinion by following us on Facebook & Twitter @TakeCoverPOD
Greetings Heathens! Happy Mother’s day to all those moms out there, we hope you have a great Sunday. For all you kids out there, call your mom, she’d probably enjoy talking with you. In today’s episode of Talk Heathen, Jim Barrows is joined by Rudy Bee.Let’s get to calls! Chad in Michigan has a few things to talk about. He was recently kicked out of his dad’s home over the weekend due to listening to an atheist podcast around his younger siblings. He is now wondering how to approach and repair his relationship with his dad.Mike in Washington is up next, he is wondering about death and loss as a secular person. He offers some words of wisdom and provides a good deal of how he personally approaches these life events as a secular person.Kevin in New York is calling about the debate about morality and suffering. Yes, it’s THE Kevin in NY and yes he is all over the place with his questions and responses. Rudy finally asks him, “What’s your point here?” And “What made Jesus the authority on morality and suffering?”Gary in England is asking about what Christians and atheists can collaborate on as far as social and societal problems. Oh yes! We absolutely can and should work together to make a better world.Olena in Arizona is calling about finding religion (Buddhism) after being an atheist. They are finding great comfort in Buddhism mentally. Can you be a Buddhist and an atheist at the same time?Jose in California is wondering if it is really necessary to provide evidence for theism. If you’re trying to convince or explain your beliefs to others, yes. If you are keeping your beliefs to yourself, no.Up next, Carpe Diem in Colorado what does redemption and forgiveness in the secular community look like and how does it look like when we make alliances with someone who later does something hurtful and toxic without knowing it. Interesting question, Rudy has an amazing take on this.Schell in Arizona would like to talk about her brother’s evangelical Christian family and how she can help teach the kids to stay curious and use critical thinking when they are older. Despite your well intentions, sadly it is not up to you to teach them. There isn’t anything you can ethically and respectfully do to really teach them. Maybe purchase science books for them and do fun experiments with them when you can see them.That’s our show for this week, please continue to be safe in your area, wear your mask, and get vaccinated. The world is better with you in it. See you next week!
Nate chats with Oxford standout athlete, Madalyn Barrows. Madalyn is a sophomore, 3-sport star for the Blackhawks. She is one of the best up-and-coming basketball players in the area. In her spare time she trains with her dog, Ty, to participate in dog agility competitions around the state.Preferred Mutual Home, Auto and Business Insurance
Bones and Chris recap the week that was in MLB. Which team has the best odds in the American League? Who should you fade and feast now that the month of May is upon us? Agree! Disagree on the predictions or selections? Be sure to give us your opinion by following us on Facebook & Twitter @TakeCoverPOD
Bones and Chris recap the week that was in MLB. Which team has been a bigger disaster this season: Atlanta or Minnesota? Also, which teams catching fire caught our eyes this week? Plus, updated National League divisional odds are discussed. Agree! Disagree on the predictions or selections? Be sure to give us your opinion by following us on Facebook & Twitter @TakeCoverPOD
Bones and Chris recap the week that was in MLB. Which aces will make the R.I.B.S. of the week? Also, which struggling teams will snap out of their funks? Plus, updated American League divisional odds are discussed. Agree! Disagree on the predictions or selections? Be sure to give us your opinion by following us on Facebook & Twitter @TakeCoverPOD
Bones and Chris recap the week that was in MLB. Which aces really took the league by storm and which hitters started off on a torrid pace? Agree! Disagree on the predictions or selections? Be sure to give us your opinion by following us on Facebook & Twitter @TakeCoverPOD
Author: Joel W. Barrows Book: DEEP RED COVER Publishing: Down & Out Books (September 20, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The body of young Tommy Rutledge is found washed up on the shores of Lake Wappapello, his throat cut. The deceased was known to have ties to the Ozark Militia. There are few clues, and […] The post JOEL W. BARROWS – DEEP RED COVER appeared first on KSCJ 1360.
Happy Zombie Jesus Day!! Welcome to The Atheist Experience.Today’s show features Jenna Belk and Jim Barrows. Sadly, we couldn’t talk Jim into a bunny costume for today...Up first, David in CA is hopeful for a time where our show is no longer needed. While the goal is to make this show unnecessary, we definitely aren’t there yet. Believers born into a religion is an example of indoctrination and our show tries to help them out of it. Xeno in NC argues there is scientific evidence of god, saying you have to understand empiricism before you can get to god. If your senses can be fooled, how can you get to the “truth” with a flawed system. We agree the color red exists so colorblindness is an example of your senses being flawed. Mohammed in FL has proof that Muhammed never existed, arguing he was not mentioned in contemporary history. How can you begin to prove anything never exists? It sounds like the Jesus mythicist position. We aren’t looking to debate history, checkout facebook and discord.Ulrich in Mexico claims that we are all satanists, the AXP logo shows a broken cross, and we like satanists more than christian. If you claim that atheists deny god/satan, how can we serve satan? The “satanists” you claim we like are from the satanic temple, which are atheists fighting for separation of religion/government. Robin in DC asks if we are hard, or soft, atheist? He defines god as that which is the fundamental, personal cause, and grounds for all reality. Until you prove your god, the only rational position to take is I don't know. You can’t just claim there is no neutrality… We don’t flat out deny there is a god, but atheists aren’t a monolith. Both sides of the claim need supporting evidence, so one more time for those in the back….I DON’T KNOW is an appropriate answer. Justin in AL argues that there may be creatures in the universe that are more evolved that we are and may appear as a god. Given that claim, why would we call them gods? Just because it's possible, doesn’t mean that it's probable. Jo in Canada is a theist and is pro-choice, arguing that pro-life should mean promoting the wellbeing of life of everyone. No matter what, it should always be the woman’s choice to continue pregnancy. Why follow a religion that is unclear on terminating a pregnancy but is absolute that you can’t drink alcohol? At least you are honest in saying you don’t know!Zord in Sweden argues that if a god exists, it's more reasonable to listen to it versus another human. The problem is that we don’t know if a god even exists. How can you get to a being, let alone a creator god. We don’t have the time for more “what if” scenarios, sorry.Lastly, Michael in CT calls to falsify darwinism. Darwinism is just evolution. The scientific theory of evolution is pretty much set in stone, to overturn it would be wor;d view altering. So tell us, how did you overcome all the evidence of evolution??Hope you enjoyed today’s show. Everyone, continue to stay safe, get vaccinated, and wear masks. We’ll see ya next week!
Bones and Chris predict the season ahead for the MLB postseason. Which teams are most likely to live up to the hype and which ones will potentially disappoint? Who is going to win it all? Agree! Disagree on the predictions or selections? Be sure to give us your opinion by following us on Facebook & Twitter @TakeCoverPOD
Welcome back to The Atheist Experience. This Sunday we have Dave Warnock back with us and Jim Barrows hosting. Such a pleasure to have Mr. Warnock back, check out more at www.daveoutloud.com!Up first, Joseph from NV asks why humans can’t interbreed with humans since we share 98% DNA, given that other animals that are similar can interbreed. We recommend doing some more scientific research, you haven’t come close to proving evolution wrong. You misunderstand genetics and evolution. Even if you disprove evolution today, which you can’t, how does that prove god?Alejandro in CA asks if there is a third state other than exists/does not exist, arguing you can’t say I don’t know. There are 3 positions you can take on any claim. Accept the claim, accept the claim as false, or say I don’t know. Atheism is a response to a claim of god/s, not a statement that there is no god. No one has presented sufficient evidence to believe in a god, so our position is we don’t know until the claim is proven. Paw in FL claims he witnessed an exorcist of a demon and he received a miraculous healing of his broken toe. You need to think more about your god’s selective healing, when we have people dying from disease or famine across the globe….but he is going to heal your toe. Even if we received a healing, you couldn’t conclude that god did it. Elizabeth in The UK joined a church and after her son died of covid 19, they were only concerned with his beliefs and said he was going to hell and that any good mother would make sure he made it to heaven. We are so sorry. God job telling them off, we wouldn’t want to be in heaven with those people either. Check out recovering from religion. Anton in MD asks if morality should be taught in school? We agree, they should teach more ethics and epistemology in schools as long as they don't attach religion to it. We have a lot more ethical questions today than we did. Paul in MI asks who decides what is moral given we don’t have an arbiter for morality. We base morality on empathy and happiness/wellbeing. You think hell is moral? It’s not justifiable to have an infinite punishment for a finite “crime”, not that disbelief is a crime. We reject the concept of sin, let alone infinite sin. If you would kill your own kid if a god told you, you are immoral. Lastly, Lee in CA doesn’t believe and was diagnosed with apraxia, he can’t shake that sense that he has earned this affliction. Sounds like you still have baggage from those beliefs. Dave quotes Maya Angelou “Do the best you can do until you know better, when you know better, do better.” Life happens and sometimes people get sick, live the best life you can and try not to look back. Carpe the f!?king diem!That’s all for this week. Stay safe, get vaccinated, continue to wear masks, and we’ll see ya next week!
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Welcome back fellow Atheist Experience lovers. Today Matt Dillahunty is Jim Barrows, such a great duo! Our first caller, Sarah in OR is an atheist but believes in reincarnation and argues that e-meters work to show past lives. There is no scientific basis behind e-meters, it’s complete BS. Sarah has no other evidence than personal experience. We don’t believe in something without any evidence. Duke in IN claims to be a skeptic but retains belief in god, arguing peculiar experiences with a ouija board opened his mind. We wouldn’t know the cause of a ouija board getting every answer right, let alone less impressive examples. Being skeptical means refraining from belief until the claim is demonstrated. Manuel in OH asks why atheism is better than any other religion. It's not a religion, it's a label for people who do not accept the religious claim. If religions aren’t true and you believe it was a limitation on your life, all belief has a consequence. Noah in OR is a believer that became a skeptic but argues that the odds are astronomical against the big bang. If the only thing keeping you believing in god because no one has been able to prove god, thats a bad reason. Just because the odds are against something, doesn’t mean that thing didn’t happen.Michael in CA argues that god is a rational concept and has logical arguments. He goes on to define god as a mind like entity that has the ability to affect physics in a teleological direction. What is a mind-like entity?? If you can’t define your god, try again next time.Patrick in FL claims there is a problem claiming there is not scientific evidence of a supernatural god. Science is not able to investigate the supernatural, because no one knows what it is. If you advocate for a non supernatural god, that is something we can investigate. You defined the universe as a natural god, but the universe is not conscious. Cliff in MI asks advice about an attack against the kalam, arguing things coming into the universe are just reformulations given that the universe is the thing that came into existence. It could be a good rebuttal but they will try to claim there is something that did not begin to exist. Todd in CO argues science isn’t the only method to observe reality. There are plenty different methods to view facts of the world, science seeks to minimize the likelihood of being correct using rigorous investigation. “True for me” does not sound like a good method to view reality, sounds like a wild ass guess. Allan in NY asks why we won’t permit cherry picking in the bible. If the bible is the inerrant word of god, you don’t get to pick and choose. Cherry pickers are just basing it on their own preference. Last up, Chris in CA argues for the supernatural and there is something out there that reads our minds. He tells of a story of having lunch with coworkers, or thought they were coworkers. We were on a good call, or so we thought.That’s our show, thanks for tuning in!
The magnanimous hosts of episode 20.05 of The Non-Prophets airing January 31st were P*ck, Jim, Barrows, and Phoenix Nightengale, with Guest Host Kenneth Leonard! This episode focused on President Biden's historically diverse Cabinet appointments, the fall of QAnon and the rise of the Patriot Party, Looking Back at an industrial chemist, Nobel Prize winner and namer of “the fourth state of matter” Irving Langmuir and his Symptoms of Pathological Science, and we finish up with the last minute pardons and clemencies by Former-President Trump. Links to the articles and resources discussed on this episode are below. ► Biden's historically diverse Cabinet President-elect Joe Biden has the most historically diverse Cabinet… https://www.kctv5.com/president-elect-joe-biden-has-the-most-historically-diverse-cabinet-but-what-does-that-mean/article_8e861bec-79e5-5952-a4a4-95b56c54ebbc.htmlBiden cabinet: Does this diverse team better reflect America? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55080344There Are Now More Atheists in State and Federal Office Than Ever Beforehttps://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/11/21/there-are-now-more-atheists-in-state-and-federal-office-than-ever-before/ Atheist Candidates Project https://atheistcandidates.com/mission-method-motivation/ ► Q and the Patriot PartyInauguration sows doubt among QAnon conspiracy theoristshttps://apnews.com/article/biden-inauguration-qanon-79dd03a6dc497d6157304f8045f12cef How a New Religion Could Rise From the Ashes of QAnonhttps://www.thedailybeast.com/how-a-new-religion-could-rise-from-the-ashes-of-qanon QAnon 101: The Search for Q https://youtu.be/bsN96zE8FuE ► Looking Back - Irving Langmuir Born Jan 31th 1881 Irving Langmuir and pathological science: A warning for our times http://wavefunction.fieldofscience.com/2017/01/irving-langmuir-and-pathological.html January 31: Irving Langmuir - Lighting a candle in toxic air https://freethoughtalmanac.com/2011/01/january-31-irving-langmuir/ Irving Langmuir - Nobel Laureate and Engineer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIbElKyg3yI&t=183s ► Former President Trump's pardons Trump's last-minute pardons include Bannon, Lil Wayne and scores of others https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/politics/trump-pardons-commutations-list/index.htmlDon't like ads? Consider becoming a patron for commercial-free episodes: https://www.patreon.com/thenonprophets We welcome your comments on the thread for this show. ► https://www.facebook.com/groups/nonprophetslive► Contact us with questions or news stories at: email@example.com-------WHAT IS THE NON-PROPHETS?The Non-Prophets is a live internet radio show airing at 3:00pm Central time and focuses on current events and commentary from an atheist perspective. The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.We define atheism as the lack of belief in gods. This definition also encompasses what most people call agnosticism.VISIT THE ACA'S OFFICIAL WEB SITES► http://www.atheist-community.org (The Atheist Community of Austin)► http://www.atheist-experience.com (The Atheist Experience TV Show)NOTESTheNonProphets is the official channel of The Non Prophets. "The Non Prophets" is a trademark of the ACA. Copyright © 2002 Atheist Community of Austin. All rights reserved.
The Non-Prophets 19.17 for 12-20-2020 with Puck, Jim Barrows, Cynthia McDonald and Martin.Articles discussed in this episode:Justices rule Muslim men can sue FBI agents over no-fly list► https://religionnews.com/2020/12/10/justices-rule-muslim-men-can-sue-fbi-agents-over-no-fly-list/?fbclid=IwAR1xQKCl14R0y7KQCsvY5lFSn0j_qNQkNyJ7FTlqckTI0Wu5jdHbBWZ-0f4The U.S. Ranks 24th in Global Ranking of Nations Promoting Freedom of Thought► https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/12/11/the-u-s-ranks-24th-in-global-ranking-of-nations-promoting-freedom-of-thought-2/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1kCKofaQL4AEAaUog5dzEsoKhknQXWz1Y8LaBquhjmCrqjMACYdlJ_6HkLooking Back - Clara Barton► https://freethoughtalmanac.wordpress.com/2010/12/25/december-25-clara-barton/The Guardian: Former Eton students write letter backing under-fire headteacher.► https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/dec/08/former-eton-students-open-letter-support-under-fire-headmasterDon't like ads? Consider becoming a patron for commercial-free episodes: https://www.patreon.com/thenonprophets We welcome your comments on the thread for this show. ► https://www.facebook.com/groups/nonprophetslive► Contact us with questions or news stories at: firstname.lastname@example.orgDon't like ads? Consider becoming a patron for commercial-free episodes: https://www.patreon.com/thenonprophets We welcome your comments on the thread for this show. ► https://www.facebook.com/groups/nonprophetslive► Contact us with questions or news stories at: email@example.com-------WHAT IS THE NON-PROPHETS?The Non-Prophets is a live internet radio show airing at 3:00pm Central time and focuses on current events and commentary from an atheist perspective. The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.We define atheism as the lack of belief in gods. This definition also encompasses what most people call agnosticism.VISIT THE ACA'S OFFICIAL WEB SITES► http://www.atheist-community.org (The Atheist Community of Austin)► http://www.atheist-experience.com (The Atheist Experience TV Show)NOTESTheNonProphets is the official channel of The Non Prophets. "The Non Prophets" is a trademark of the ACA. Copyright © 2002 Atheist Community of Austin. All rights reserved.
Welcome back to The Atheist Experience. Today Matt Dillahunty is joined by Jim Barrows! Today’s show is going to be a good one, get ready!Our first caller, Bo in MT is surprised we would respond that we wouldn’t worship god if proven real. We don’t have the baggage of “god is good” and, if real, has a lot to answer for. The god of the bible has acted atrociously toward humans and does not deserve reverence. Raphael in Sweden asks, hypothetically, if Hitler would have been correct in wiping out a race of humans if it did the world good? Was he correct though? Rafael asks who defines morality. It’s not a matter of who, it's a matter of maximizing happiness and wellbeing and applying that across society. Kaden in WA asks what is the value of morality if this world is all we’ll get? That’s like asking what good are the rules if we are only playing 1 game. Is it better to be polite to someone or punch them in the face upon first meeting them? Kaden thinks he is a psychopath without his god belief. Good luck, get some help, and keep believing. Aaron in VA thinks he would fall in line if the Christian god presented himself to be real, fearing damnation. Would It be more moral to kill your kid or burn in hell? The moral thing is to tell that god to go fuck themselves. We can see what happens when a dictator is worshiped as a god, people do what they can to survive. Mohammad in Australia claims a creator is the most logical explanation for consciousness. It’s true consciousness came from either something conscious or nonconscious. However, simply thinking the other option is not reasonable is not a good reason to believe anything. James in The UK argues that, secularly, abortion is wrong. Abortion is simply the termination of pregnancy. Do you agree we should allow people the autonomy to make their own decision? A born human doesn’t have a right to anyone’s body. We are not willing to grant special rights to a human in utero. Calvin in CA asks if time is the enemy in creating life in laboratory conditions, how can you come to the conclusion that evolution is correct? What we can/can’t do in a lab is irrelevant to what happened in the course of our history. Michael in FL has been listening to more atheist content and has been trying to address issues in his faith. Should we work towards the best heaven, or the worst hell? It’s best to say I don’t know, if the god is good then they shouldn’t fault you for living the best life you can. John in KY believes there is a god because of a near death experience but can’t even tell of his experience. Last up, Jeremy in CO finds his Aunt’s cured cancer as a miracle and thinks the best explanation is a god did it but agrees god has never been proved. Faith is not a good path to finding the truth. You can just say I don’t know, that is reserving judgement. That’s our show, thanks for tuning in!
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The Non-Prophets 19.14 2020-10-21 with Kurt, Jim Barrows, and Phoenix.mp3► Atheism: The “No-God” Religionhttps://www.christiancourier.com/articles/1533-atheism-the-no-god-religion► Article 2: Can Artificial Intelligence Predict Religious Violence? https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/07/artificial-intelligence-religion-atheism/565076/► John Dewey https://freethoughtalmanac.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/october-20-john-dewey/► Article 3 (Funny): The first millennial saint? Italian teenager known as patron saint of the internet a step away from Catholic honor. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-catholic-church-teen-saint-carlo-acutis-20201013-tr5wg5emivbufoyqhkv42lk72e-story.htmlDon't like ads? Consider becoming a patron for commercial-free episodes: https://www.patreon.com/thenonprophets We welcome your comments on the thread for this show.► https://www.facebook.com/groups/nonprophetslive► Contact us with questions or news stories at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Non-Prophets 19.09 for October 25, 2020 with Johnny P, Jim Barrows, and Puck. Article 1: Takeaways on Trump, Voter Fraud and the Election - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/30/us... Article 2: Donald Trump Jr. says dad's ‘next move' is to ‘break up' FBI: ‘He has to get rid of these things' - https://www.rawstory.com/2020/10/dona... Looking Back: Rebecca Watson (1980) - https://freethoughtalmanac.wordpress.... Article 3: Archbishop performs exorcism to cleanse protest site - https://apnews.com/article/san-franci... We welcome your comments on the thread for this show. ► https://www.facebook.com/groups/nonpr... ► Contact us with questions or news stories at: email@example.com
Hello all you atheists (and theists) out there! In today’s Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by ACA’s own Jim Barrows. Welcome back Jim!Our first caller, Enoch in PA argues that it makes more sense to believe that god created everything rather than it happened by chance. That is a false dichotomy, those aren't the only 2 options. There hasn’t been sufficient evidence that there even is a god, let alone that god is more likely the explanation. I don’t know a perfectly acceptable answer. Connor in TX argues that he can debunk atheism and atheism is making a blind assumption about a material world. Atheists aren’t making a blind assumption about reality, that’s an everyone assumption. An atheist is someone not convinced a god exists, there are no assumptions made. Jim in the Faroe Islands asks if there is a duty to countering unfounded beliefs at social events, saying he struggles with not speaking up. There may be a duty, as a humanist, but that is mitigated by the impact it’s going to have on your life. It kind of depends on how egregious the claim is, for example if it was pandemic related and harming others. Avishai in MD claims Exodus 21 is not talking about slavery, saying the catholic church added that. It doesn't matter how you define it, the bible allows you to own people as property and pass them down. That is slavery. Have you ever read Leviticus 25:44-46?Phillip in Australia claims the evidence of God is all around us. Define your god, “god in general” and “eternal prime mover” are useless definitions. Do we know what matter is...Try again next time. Wade in SC asks why we should care about the wellbeing of others. There is no imperative, it is in fact in your best interest. In the example of slavery, a slave could be the one to cure the slave owners cancer. Paul in MI asks why slavery is wrong without a moral arbiter. So you believe the bible is moral, does god oppose slavery? The world is better off without slavery. Ugh, now we're onto Jesus existing. The gospel’s authors are anonymous, we don't have originals, nor would any of it prove the supernatural claims of Jesus. Could your god prove his existence right now, if so why doesn't he? Veria in the UK asks our opinion on the argument of believing A equals A is a form of faith. Generally, theists use faith as confidence in the absence of certainty. For your afterlife example, the soul is the most dead concept in philosophy. It’s just speculative. It's reasonable to believe a=a but not a soul or afterlife. Sammy in England has experience with fiery supernatural beings. We can’t verify personal experience, how did you rule out natural explanations? It’s irrational to just jump to the supernatural.Lastly, Mark in CA claims we can see the evidence of a creator, saying a painting requires a painter. We have evidence that a painter created a painting, you have no evidence that the universe was created. Thanks for tuning in, we are so glad you joined us today. Please be safe on these upcoming holidays.
Hello all you atheists (and theists) out there! The hosts of Atheist Experience today are Matt Dillahunty and Jim Barrows. Yay, another Jim week!Our first caller, Enoch in PA wants to know why man would evolve and think up a god concept? We imagine beings with more capabilities to one with maximal capabilities, it's a natural progression. Enoch fails to prove god using his hypothetical scenarios. It’s no surprise that man made up the god concept. Charles in TX starts out spouting bible verses, even on hold. We aim to have a conversation, not just be preached at. Matt addressed some verses after the call, make sure to listen!Jason in TN asks if secular humanism comports with the reality of human nature that exists today or is at a utopian idea? Humanism is an ideal. In the absence of supernatural health, we recognize we need to work together to make this world a better place. The hosts break down secular humanism. We need to be more altruistic.Patrick in NH doesn’t believe but finds value in eastern religions, he feels they help him moderate his disorders. If it is benefiting you and not doing identifiable harm, go for it. Sam in Egypt asks how we explain free will and determinism and asks our thoughts on how consciousness comes from a brain. While we don’t have good answers right now, we are working on it. There is no reason to jump to a god as a conclusion. We don’t have a full explanation of consciousness, no one else does either.Marcus in Ghana claims black magic is real. Matt covers this well, real magic is fake and fake magic is real! What “magic” do you see in Ghana that makes you think atheism is false. You are seeing a trick and jumping to the conclusion that magic is real. Nick in CA doesn’t think that Christian god needs, or can, be proven. For most definitions of god, we think you are correct. You are acknowledging that your god can’t be proven, that means you can’t have a good reason to believe. Why do you believe? Mustafa in MI asks if god doesn’t exist, is there an objective morality? We can’t measure an objective morality, but we can come up with a subjective foundation in wellbeing. We don’t accept that any god is the arbiter of right or wrong. Jay in VA asks our thoughts of the government closing churches during this pandemic. It is not a church/state issue, religion is not an essential service that should remain open during this pandemic. Jay is against it as a personal freedom issue, you don't have freedom to violate quarantine during a pandemic. Lastly, Tyler in CA doesn’t see much on male reproductive rights in the secular community. The rights are equal but the situation is not equal. No one can tell anyone else what to do with their body. If the sex creates a pregnancy and the person carries it to term, you will become a parent. Thanks for tuning in, we are so glad you joined us today. Please continue to follow safety guidelines for COVID-19 and stay safe out there.