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Should We Mock Religion?

Should We Mock Religion?

November 4, 2014

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist The late Christopher Hitchens once said that "Mockery of religion is one of the most essential things...one of the beginnings of the human emancipation is the ability to laugh at authority. It's indispensable." But does the mockery of religious belief close minds (and doors) as skeptics attempt to promote rationalism and disabuse superstitious people of their faiths (and is that even a goal)? Should the ridiculous be ridiculed, or should we find other methods for exposing the cracks in religious foundations? Greta Christina's Blog "Is It OK to Mock Religion?" http://freethoughtblogs.com/greta/2009/05/28/is-it-okay-to-mock-religion/ [MORE]

Bob Ripley: a Preacher’s Deconversion

October 7, 2014

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist Reverend Bob Ripley was a minister for over 30 years, with 15 of those years as Senior Minister at Metropolitan United Church, one of the most prominent churches of the United Church of Canada. He wrote a syndicated column discussing religion for 25 years. In his September 26, 2014 column on LFPress, he announced to the world that he no longer believed in God. He's releasing a book which chronicles his journey, titled "Life Beyond Belief: a Preacher's Deconversion." Bob joins Seth Andrews for a candid discussion about his life, his beliefs, his doubts, and the transition from Christian minister to skeptic/humanist. BOB'S WEBSITE: www.lifebeyondbelief.ca BOB'S COLUMN: http://www.lfpress.com/2014/09/26/ripley-how-my-mind-has-changed ARONRA: Theism is Irrational http://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=1042266&u=198656 [MORE]

Freestyle

September 2, 2014

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-Belief Seth's Patreon page: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews [MORE]

The Unholy Trinity Tour Part Three: AronRa

August 7, 2014

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 tour. Enjoy. VIDEO of Aron's presentation is on YouTube: http://youtu.be/bXHsFlizTbs [MORE]

The Unholy Trinity Tour Part Two: Seth Andrews

August 6, 2014

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 presentation, and it's part two of a 3-part podcast series from this tour. Enjoy. [MORE]

The Unholy Trinity Tour Part One: Matt Dillahunty

August 5, 2014

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 this tour. Video of Matt's speech is here: http://youtu.be/SBwv79WFqAc? [MORE]
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