Christian apologist Neil Shenvi of Shenvi.org faces off against atheist and professional debate coach Daniel Schalit for a formal debate on whether it is reasonable to believe in a deity!
Christian, Aaron Furlong joins us to talk about why he is a Christian and why he believes in Jesus Christ as his savior. He talks to us about why he believes that we should embrace his beliefs. We will dive deep into his beliefs on this episode while discussing reasons we feel they are not justified.
This week on Heretical Minds, Chris and Joseph tackle the Big Bang Theory. They will dive deep into the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation using the concept of a singularity, the Quantum phenomena of a universe from nothing, the specifics of the Hubble shift, possible mention of the Large Hadron Collider, and ultimately concluding on the possible discovery of Gravitational Waves by the BICEP2 team at the South Pole.
This episode will tackle why State and Local Atheist Conventions are not only necessary, but are influential to our movement. We have a great panel of guests that have all ran or help run local conventions. Bridgett 'Bria' Crutchfield, Sean Sherman, Brian Fields, and Jennifer Lovejoy join us to discuss how they pull off local conventions every year. They will also talk about how important these conventions are to the movement and why everyone should be supporting them.
Prophetcast strives to bring an open forum to discuss religion, atheism, secular humanism and the politics and current events surrounding them. Having regular guests join the show and constant new ones, Prophetcast is always open to new ideas for topics and invites anyone as future guests!
On this edition of The Age of Reason special guests Aubrey de Grey, Kourosh Afrashteh & Roen Horn will be joining us to discuss transhumanism.
12/3 - Atheist Analysis S03 E18: Conversations With Christians - The Wall of Separation for Church & State
John L Moseman from the PaleoCrat Network joins us to give us a Christian's perspective on the Separation of Church and State issue. John will talk about why he feels there needs to be a separation. We will discover if his reasons match ours and how we can work together.
12/7 Death With Dignity W/ Dr. Peg Sandeen, PhD
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On this edition of The Age of Reason special guests Danielle Muscato, Jeff4Justice & Damien Marie AtHope will be joining us to discuss the importance of activism.
On this episode Greydon Square will join us to talk about his upcoming album, his atheism, and why he is an activist in the movement. We will also have a segment that tackles weed recipes and how you should cook marijuana. Last we will cover the science research that is emerging about Marijuana and how safe it really is.
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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.”