Falsely Flagged: The Bible Reloaded Lawsuit


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/08/23/falsely-flagged-the-bible-reloaded-lawsuit Jake and Hugo host the weekly podcast, "The Bible Reloaded," an irreverent show (hosted by atheists) which examines the Bible, lampoons Bible-based propaganda produced by companies like Chick Tracts, and reviews various religious films (like "God's Not Dead"). Last week, the TBR hosts announced that they were suing a…

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money!


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/08/24/we-dont-want-your-atheist-money An Oklahoma children's home happily accepted a $100 donation (given by Matt Wilbourne, a Muskogee resident), until it realized that the money was given in the name of the Muskogee Atheist Community.  The Murrow Indian Children's Home is managed and funded by the American Baptist Churches Association,…

God, the Burkini, and the Comments Sections


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/08/30/god-the-burkini-and-the-comments-sections-1 SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://polarisfinancialplanning.com/polaris-blog/the-phil-ferguson-show-podcast/ National Public Radio has declared that it is nixing the comments sections on its website.  This decision has resulted in a lot of discussion about the merits of comments sections, the nature of online discourse, and NPR's responsibility to the public.  We discuss.…

Jesus, Batman, and Bart Ehrman


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/09/01/jesus-batman-and-bart-ehrman This isn't a podcast, per se.  It's a short bonus clip highlighting a couple of interesting things happening in the freethought movement:  a film in production which links Batman to Jesus, and an October 2016 debate between Jesus historicist Bart Ehrman and Jesus mythicist Robert M. Price.…

An Unholy Union: Interfaith Relationships


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/09/06/an-unholy-union-interfaith-relationships SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR.  Your first month free!   http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethandrews What happens when people with conflicting views about God, religion and spirituality fall in love and decide to share life together?   This broadcast features the stories of those who are either married or life partners, and who have differing…

The Illusion of God's Presence


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/09/13/the-illusion-of-gods-presence SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR.  Your first month free!   http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethandrews John C. Wathey is a computational biologist whose research interests include evolutionary algorithms, protein folding, and the biology of nervous systems. From 1991 to 1995, he was a senior applications scientist at Biosym Technologies (now named Biovia), a company that develops molecular modeling…

Learn the Best Ways to Refute Christian Apologetics!


Original Source: http://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/12950 Come be my student next month! My online course for September is “Counter-Apologetics: Learning the Best Ways to Refute Arguments for God.” It includes special advice on arguing against Islam as well as both liberal and conservative Christianity, tips and tactics of in-person and online argument and…

The Superstition Summer Camp Solution


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/09/20/the-superstition-summer-camp-solution SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR.  Your first month free!   http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethandrews Summer has come and gone, but for many of us, our memories of summer camp remain fresh in our minds, partially because those camps were more interested in Christ than they were in campfires, swimming holes, nature hikes, team sports,…

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism (with Aron Ra)


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/09/27/foundational-falsehoods-of-creationism-with-aron-ra SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.casper.com/sethandrews  ($50 off any mattress purchase with promo code seth andrews) Aron Ra has a new book based on his popular YouTube video series, "Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism."  We talk to Aron about these falsehoods, and the new book. VIDEO of this discussion:  https://youtu.be/9bToIwtUQCA Amazon…

Buddhism


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2016/10/04/buddhism-1 SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR.  Your first month free!   http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethandrews Is Buddhism a religion?  A philosophy?  Both?  Something else?  Many Buddhist organizations - physical and online - promote it as a way of "finding peace within oneself.   What about atheists who are Buddhists?  Is this a spiritual journey, or…