Happy Halloween and to celebrate the best Holiday yet we have Atheist Airwaves joining us for the show. We will be discussing our favorite horror movies, what makes a good horror movie, the origins of Halloween, and we will even try and tell some scary stories. You do not want to miss this show with two awesome podcast wrapped into one EPIC show!
Think Free Nation S01 E14: Marijuana, Is it a positve and productive resource or is it just for fun?
Is Marijuana a resource that society should be considering? We discuss marijuana as a medication, and if their should be research done on it use in the medical field. We will also be talking about recreational use and what restrictions if any should be placed on it.
On this edition of The Age of Reason special guests Deanna Joy Lyons, Rich Lyons & Wesley Bonetti will be joining us to discuss the uses of hemp & weed legalization at a federal level in the US.
Have you ever wondered if it was bad to read the bible to your children? Well Joey Kirkman has written a book called Bed Time Bible Stories where he shows us all the popular and not so popular stories in the bible that will make you cringe. Joey will talk with us about his deconversion story and explain why he is an atheist activist. Lastly we will be talking about the most memorable bible stories from our childhood.
Interested in starting a Secular Student Alliance at your school? We talk with Development Manager Jessica Kirsner and Communications Associate Kelley Freeman about the steps to bring a SSA to your school. They will share tips and tricks to circumvent even the toughest school opposition. We will also learn more about what the SSA has become and how it started.
John Loftus joins Max Mills to debate Chapter 15 of his book "Christianity Is Not Great". The debate will entail whether the Bible takes an ethical stance on animal cruelty.
Our premier episode of Conversations with Christians will be with Max Mills of ADNWAIN to discuss what the bible has to say about Homosexuality. Max will provide his thoughts on why the bible supports equality while the hosts will examine if the bible really supports denying homosexuals their right to equality.
Why do bad things happen to good people? Ryne Franklin will be discussing how the bible can justify god allowing or commanding bad things to happen to good people. Jonny and Christopher will be examining the evidence Ryne brings to see if it lines up with biblical teachings. Also up for discussion is Free Will and the Garden of Eden as well as Evolution and the age of the earth.
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favorite atheist quotes
We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more
Madalyn Murray O'Hair
An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.
Science seeks the truth. And it does not discriminate. For better or worse it finds things out. Science is humble. It knows what it knows and it knows what it doesn’t know. It bases its conclusions and beliefs on hard evidence -- evidence that is constantly updated and upgraded. It doesn’t get offended when new facts come along. It embraces the body of knowledge. It doesn’t hold on to medieval practices because they are tradition.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Many well-meaning Dutch people have told me in all earnestness that nothing in Islamic culture incites abuse of women, that this is just a terrible misunderstanding. Men all over the world beat their women, I am constantly informed. In reality, these Westerners are the ones who misunderstand Islam. The Quaran mandates these punishments. It gives a legitimate basis for abuse, so that the perpetrators feel no shame and are not hounded by their conscience of their community. I wanted my art exhibit to make it difficult for people to look away from this problem. I wanted secular, non-Muslim people to stop kidding themselves that "Islam is peace and tolerance.
Neil Degrasse Tyson
Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.
Hemant Mehta - The Friendly Atheist
Radical Muslims fly planes into buildings. Radical Christians kill abortion doctors. Radical Atheists write books.
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
Religion has enslaved [African Americans] physically. Religion continues to enslave us mentally. It keeps us away from scientific advancement. It tells us that we know, which gives us no reason to explore and discover. Religiosity kills your brain cells, son. It kills your brain cells.
Emmett F Fields
Atheism is more than just the knowledge that gods do not exist, and that religion is either a mistake or a fraud. Atheism is an attitude, a frame of mind that looks at the world objectively, fearlessly, always trying to understand all things as a part of nature.
In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.
Atheists’ anger doesn’t prove that we’re selfish, or joyless, or miserable. It shows that we have compassion, and a sense of justice. We’re angry because we see terrible harm all around us, and we feel desperately motivated to stop it.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Either God can do nothing to stop catastrophes like this, or he doesn't care to, or he doesn’t exist. God is either impotent, evil, or imaginary. Take your pick, and choose wisely. The only sense to make of tragedies like this is that terrible things can happen to perfectly innocent people. This understanding inspires compassion. Religious faith, on the other hand, erodes compassion. Thoughts like, 'this might be all part of God’s plan,' or 'there are no accidents in life,' or 'everyone on some level gets what he or she deserves' - these ideas are not only stupid, they are extraordinarily callous. They are nothing more than a childish refusal to connect with the suffering of other human beings. It is time to grow up and let our hearts break at moments like this.”