Category Archives: Atheist Media

I Used To Believe Weird Things…


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Date: August 20, 2018

01) I Used To Believe Weird Things


“From the Sunlight Diet to flat-earthers to kitchen seasonings that repel demons, we explore some of the more bizarre (and entertaining) things our listeners once held as Truth.

Prepare yourself for some strangely entertaining beliefs submitted by our listeners, and an exploration into why we so often embrace the irrational.”

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Christianity, Crimes, and the Constitution (with Andrew Torrez)…


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Date: August 09, 2018

01) Christianity, Crimes, and the Constitution (with Andrew Torrez)


“Andrew Torrez, an attorney and host of “Opening Arguments,” joins Seth Andrews for an in-depth conversation about the law, the Constitution, the Supreme Court, church/state separation, and the Religious Right in the era of Trump.

Opening Arguments podcast:
https://openargs.com

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HuffPost Discredits Its Own Arguments for Islam…


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Date: July 16, 2018

01) HuffPost Discredits Its Own Arguments for Islam


“Huffington Post tried to defend Islam, but discredited its own arguments instead. Muslims are peaceful in much of the world, but you’re better off being honest instead of saying Islam is the religion of peace or having Muslim feminists argue for you when responding to Islamophobia. The Quran isn’t totally peaceful, as evidenced by its followers. HuffPost uses arguments on the left that are just as bad as those on the right. They and Prager U are just two sides of the same coin.

Secular Jihadists podcast
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmR6dMMdVE9lhsRAOn56K3A

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Are Jordan Peterson Fans a Cult?…


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Date: July 05, 2018

01) Are Jordan Peterson Fans a Cult?


“Jordan Peterson fans are often fanatical, but are they a cult? In speaking out against supposed neo-marxists and post-modernists, writing 12 Rules for Life, speaking against mainstream feminism, and launching his Biblical Series, Peterson has gained a cult-like following. Can this fan base be compared to Scientologists or Jehovah’s Witnesses? Let’s find out.

Citation:

Dawson’s comprehending cults
https://journals.equinoxpub.com/index.php/IJSNR/
article/download/9368/pdf

Stark and Bainbridge
https://www.jstor.org/stable/1385935?
seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

BITE Model
https://freedomofmind.com/bite-model/

I cant speak for all fans of Jordan Peterson…I do, however, agree with one of the commentators, who points out that Jordan arose out of a very real social conflict that has been simmering just under the surface…one which exploded into total craziness, and demanded that voices of reason respond to it.

To that extent…Jordan filled a necessary role…

…Is he perfect?…no…

…And speaking as somebody who did not expect him to be…I am fine with the fact, that he’s not perfect…It’s not as though I’m buying into an entire life philosophy served up by Jordan, just because I have a strong appreciation for what he’s done, standing up against political correctness gone tyrannical dominator, over the past year.

It’s high time somebody actually did stand up to such abusive people…And if anybody is especially troubled by the fact that Jordan is in the mix of that resistance…maybe it’s a sign, that such troubled people need to get themselves out there…and start personally representing the things they perceive as lacking [in the situation or in Jordan]…

I don’t see an articulate person pushing back against abusive tyranny, as being a problem…

Maybe, he has some hard core fans who are crazy…I don’t know…I don’t pay any attention to them…I just know that I like what I’ve seen, where it comes to standing up to the political correctness…

…Beyond that…of course…people are perfectly free, to assess other things expressed by Jordan…And maybe, some of them have proven to be unsound…

…The chips will fall where they fall.

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Awful Objections to Anti-Theism…


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Date: June 04, 2018

01) Awful Objections to Anti-Theism


“Anti-theism gets a bad rap from both atheists and the religious alike. With public figures like Jordan Peterson around, and droves of secular youtubers who go easy on religion, I think it’s worth discussing what anti-theism is, and what it isn’t. If only Hitchens was still around, public perception of anti-theism may be different.”

Almost threw this post straight into the trash, after encountering the negative “pedophile” comment…

It’s the sort of thing I’ve talked about in the past…

…In the atheist community, “pedophilia” is a rather typical talking point…always used in a manner to slight and demean the target.

…It’s a cheap, bigoted, hysterical tactic…which exposes a gross shortcoming within the atheist community.

Way too often…I find myself listening to some type of atheist media, thinking “this is really good”…and simultaneously putting together the post…when deep, or late, into the production…somebody slides in a nasty, snarky comment about “pedophiles”…

…A few times, I’ve posted the media…without having had the chance to get to the end [which I might do, a day or two later]…just to find out there is this sort of “middle finger” included in the media, for no good or intelligent reason.

…Why the hell do so many atheists have to be hell bent, on this ignorance?

Pedophile phobia is damn near cliché, in the atheist community.

You can barely watch any atheist media, without anticipating at least one swipe at “pedophiles”.

…I’m not just tired of hearing it…

…I’m tired of always feeling like I’m obliged to comment, on just what a brain dead, a-hole thing that was to do [on the part of self proclaimed “intelligent, fair minded truth seekers”, at that].

This colossal thing aside…these are really good videos.


5 More Awful Objections to Anti-Theism:

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Prager – the Left, Right and Wrong…


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Date: May 25, 2018

01) Prager – the Left, Right and Wrong


“Dennis Prager demonizes the left, showing how little he understands about science, politics or religion. No wonder he’s a creationist.
Here are a number of quizzes to help you figure out where you are on the political compass. The most in-depth is this one.

https://www.isidewith.com/political-quiz

You can and should increase that depth wherever you can expand or extend it. That will make your results much more precise. There are also similar quizzes here:

https://www.politicalcompass.org/test/

http://www.playbuzz.com/felixstablum10/the-definitive-political-orientation-test

http://www.gotoquiz.com/politics/political-spectrum-quiz.html

https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=what-is-your-political-ideology_1

Although this last one has the compass literally upside-down and backwards: They have Authoritarianism on bottom and the left is shown on the right. Don’t ask me why. None of these however will tell you whether you’re a Democrat or Republican. For that, I guess you’ll just have to decide which one you think represents whatever you want to get furthest away from or don’t want to be associated with.

Here is the link to my classroom supplement video on abiogenesis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdozVq81gog

Here are the referenced videos where I deal with Dennis Prager.

The Damn Commandments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u3z69YpLx0

Theism is Not Rational

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvg3mRZXut4

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The Earthbound Parent: Raising Kids Without Religion…


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Date: May 22, 2018

01) The Earthbound Parent: Raising Kids Without Religion


“This broadcast addresses secular parenting, education VS indoctrination, and features a conversation with author Richard A. Conn Jr. about his book, “The Earthbound Parent: How (and Why) to Raise your Little Angels without Religion.”

More links:
David G. McAfee:
https://davidgmcafee.wordpress.com
Couple of Atheists:
https://coupleofatheists.com/category/secular-parenting/
Tiny Thinkers books:
http://tinythinkersbooks.com
Parenting Beyond Belief:
https://parentingbeyondbelief.com
Camp Quest:
http://www.campquest.org

Support our sponsor The Great Courses Plus:
http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

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Science & Religion are NOT Compatible – Jerry Coyne…


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Date: May 18, 2018

01) Science & Religion are NOT Compatible – Jerry Coyne


“Jerry Coyne lecture at ImagineNoReligion4 2014 Kamloops, British Columbia

Jerry Coyne, a professor of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago and author of the seminal book, Why Evolution is True, is one of the world’s most eloquent defenders of evolutionary science in the face of legal, religious, and cultural opposition. In this talk, Coyne explored the multifarious evidence for evolution, why Americans are so resistant to accepting the theory, and what can be done to make the country more evolution-friendly.

Credits:
http://centreforinquiry.ca/imagine-no-religion-4/ – Imagine no Religion 4 & whyevolutionistrue.com”

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