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Bedtime Bible Stories (that will terrify your kids)

Sep 16, 2014 11:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://absenceofclothing.com Children raised in Christian homes are almost always surrounded by beautiful and inspiring tales hand-picked by parents for bedtime.  They're inspired by Jesus' miracles.  They learn about Zacchaeus and the sycamore tree.  They sing about Joshu...


I Used To Believe Strange Things

Sep 9, 2014 11:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist Many skeptics and rationalists come from religions, cultures and behaviors that stand far apart from their current relationships with reality.  This show takes an entertaining look at the strange beliefs many atheists once held and ex...


Freestyle

Sep 2, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist We had to move some shows around at the last minute, so tonight is a "freestyle" podcast, where you talk about whatever's on your mind.   WEDDING GIFT BEYOND BELIEF (charity drive):  http://www.razoo.com/story/A-Wedding-Gift-Beyond-...


Can Atheists Be Republicans (with CJ Werleman)

Aug 26, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

  Sponsored by FREE-FLO 2014 – Freethought Florida Orlando, October 10th- 12.    http://www.free-flo.org Author, columnist, public speaker and proud atheist CJ Werleman has just released a book titled, "Atheists Can't Be Republicans."  (http://www.cjwerleman.com/my-books/atheists-cant-be-rep...


Skepticism and Mental Health

Aug 20, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist GIVE A WEDDING GIFT:  http://www.razoo.com/story/A-Wedding-Gift-Beyond-Belief SECULAR THERAPIST BLOG ARTICLE:  http://freethoughtblogs.com/greta/2014/08/20/secular-therapist-project/ JERRY COYNE'S ARTICLE ON ROBIN WILLIAMS (with St...


A Wedding Gift Beyond Belief

Aug 14, 2014 11:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

In this "bonus" podcast, your humble host shares some (often humorous) stories from his recent Alaska wedding, and then he asks the radio audience for a wedding gift.  That gift...is probably not what you're expecting. VISIT THIS LINK TO GIVE YOUR WEDDING GIFT (and thanks!):  http://www.razoo.co...


Parenting Without God

Aug 13, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist It's a topic we cover occasionally, partially because the issue of secular parenting is such a relevant issue, and partially because the subject is often as complex and unique as the families navigating through it. How does a godless ...


The Unholy Trinity Tour Part Three: AronRa

Aug 7, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

In the spring of 2014, atheists AronRa, Seth Andrews and Matt Dillahunty teamed up for a 3-city tour bearing the tongue-in-cheek-titled name, "The Unholy Trinity."   This podcast features the audio from AronRa's San Antonio presentation, and it's part three of a 3-part podcast series from this t...


The Unholy Trinity Tour Part Two: Seth Andrews

Aug 6, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

In the spring of 2014, atheists AronRa, Seth Andrews and Matt Dillahunty teamed up for a 3-city tour bearing the tongue-in-cheek-titled name, "The Unholy Trinity."   Seth's speech video on YouTube:  http://youtu.be/8tVBtyDqD90 This podcast features the audio from Seth Andrews' Albuquerque prese...


The Unholy Trinity Tour Part One: Matt Dillahunty

Aug 5, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

In the spring of 2014, atheists AronRa, Seth Andrews and Matt Dillahunty teamed up for a 3-city tour bearing the tongue-in-cheek-titled name, "The Unholy Trinity."   This podcast features the audio from Matt Dillahunty's Amarillo presentation, and it's part one of a 3-part podcast series from thi...


The Psychology of Belief

Jul 29, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

How does the human brain accept rationality AND irrationality?  What are the mechanisms at play when it comes to the acceptance of religious beliefs and claims?  Are some people more predisposed to superstitious thinking than others?  What are the best approaches to help promote science, reason, ...


Dying with Dignity (with Wanda Morris)

Jul 22, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

Support our sponsor:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist This week's special guest is Wanda Morris, CEO of the organization, "Dying with Dignity."  Wanda has been on the front lines of the Right to Die Movement in Canada for many years, educating the public, challenging government official...


Questions and Suggestions

Jul 16, 2014 6:30 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

Support our sponsor:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist This week's show is a casual conversation where listeners submit questions and comments about the show, about activism in general, about their own lives and circumstances, and about whatever else might be on their minds.


Seth Andrews: The Ultimate Question

Jul 8, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode


Counter-Apologetics: Part 2

Jul 1, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

Merriam Webster defines the word apologetics as: 1)  systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine) 2)  a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity And apologists are everywhere, using lofty language and theological acrobat...


Counter-Apologetics: Part 1

Jun 24, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

Merriam Webster defines the word apologetics as: 1)  systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine) 2)  a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity And apologists are everywhere, using lofty language and theological acrobat...


The Human Journey with Dr. Carolyn Porco

Jun 18, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

Dr. Carolyn C. Porco is an American planetary scientist known for her work on the Voyager missions to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune in the 1980s.  She leads the imaging scientist team on the Cassini mission currently in orbit around Saturn.  She’s also involved with the New Horizons missio...


The Refining Reason Debate: Sye Ten Bruggencate VS Matt Dillahunty

Jun 10, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

On Saturday, May 31st at the Marriot East in Memphis, TN, atheist Matt Dillahunty and presuppositional apologist Sye Ten Bruggencate took the stage before a live audience to debate the topic, "Is It Reasonable To Believe God Exists?" This is the audio of that exchange. The video version of this de...


What The Fossils Say (with Dr. Donald Prothero)

Jun 3, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist Organizations like the Institute for Creation Research declare that fossils prove a young earth and in no way contradict the creation account of Genesis.  In fact, religious "scientists" and apologists worldwide declare that secular s...


Letters

May 27, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist This podcast is all abour your email.  Share a story.  Vent about a topic important to you.  Ask a question.  Share a humorous anecdote.  Whatever. Email your letters to podcast@thethinkingatheist.com


God and the Constitution

May 20, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist "The United States is a Christian nation!" We hear this charge quite often, usually accompanied by references to the Ten Commandments in government courthouses, references to God in the pledge of allegiance and on American currency, a...


Faith-Healer Fail

May 13, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist Throughout history, pastors, preachers, healers and holy rollers have claimed to directly channel God in the performance of miracles.  The sick and afflicted stand in long lines to be touched and cured by these (supposed) conduits of ...


Coming Out Atheist

May 7, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SPONSORED BY:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist It's one thing to reject a belief in gods.  It's another thing to actually broadcast that information to religious family, friends, employers, neighbors and even total strangers. In many instances, the consequences can be significant.  Fam...


Evolving Out of Eden (with Ed Suominen and Robert M. Price)

Apr 29, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

This podcast is titled after the new book by Suominen and Price, available here:   http://evolvingoutofeden.com Evolution has been proven beyond legitimate scientific dispute.  We are evolved creatures, a process of random mutation and DNA crossover, genetic drift, horizontal gene transfer and ...


I Raised a Religious Child

Apr 22, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

What happens when you reject religion AFTER you've already raised your children to believe in God? How does a parent approach children to inform them that the years of church services, mealtime prayers, bible verses and godspeak were actually a mistake, and what are the potential repercussions and ...


Holy Hollywood!

Apr 15, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

Hollywood isn't generally known for popping out religious films, but in recent months (and periodically throughout the decades), they've become big box office and big business. In this lighthearted show, we look at religious films from the past century, from Cecil B. Demile fare to the recent "Son ...


The Rise of Black Secularism

Apr 8, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

In his presentation “Breaking the Taboo of Atheism in Black Communities,” Leo Igwe said that “If there are people who should be religious and theistic today, it is not black people.” Yet black people are reputed to be the most religious people on earth, and the social stigma for the black a...


Believers VS Non-Believers interviews Seth Andrews

Apr 1, 2014 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

"Personal Relationship With Reality" t-shirt (and more):  https://garmentdeli.com/thethinkingatheist On March 1st, 2014, The PalTalk chat room "Believers VS Non-Believers" asked Seth Andrews, host of The Thinking Atheist, to join the group for a lively discussion between atheists and advocates of...


Nathan Phelps: The Death of My Father

Mar 20, 2014 3:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

Fred Phelps, reviled (and excommunicated) pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, built his life upon a foundation of hatred: the protests of military funerals, the condemnation of homosexuals, professed gratitude to God for terrorist attacks, and much more. Recent news reports of Fred Phelps' death hav...


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