Jonathan Tweet and the Jesus Debate


Original Source: https://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/13366 My debate on the historicity of Jesus with atheist activist Jonathan Tweet is now available to view. I don’t find it very useful as debates go. Overall, we tried covering too many tangential things in too little time, and it became disorganized and hard to follow. And…

Astonishing Legends, Questionable Facts


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/ETHeYpssxhY/ Drunken Owl Wine Bottle Holder (Photo © 2014 Joseph Oliphint Photography. Image used by permission of Rodney Brazil at HomeWetBar.com) A small percentage of the population self-identifies as “Skeptic.” This is somewhat different than being skeptical. Anyone can be skeptical, but what I usually call “capital-S” Skeptics…

The Refining Reason Debate: Sye Ten Bruggencate VS Matt Dillahunty


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2014/06/10/the-refining-reason-debate-sye-ten-bruggencate-vs-matt-dillahunty 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…

Ghost Stories 2017


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2017/10/17/ghost-stories-2017 It's an annual tradition. Join us as we gather around the virtual campfire and share spooky stories to get into the Halloween spirit. Turn down the lights, crank up the sound, grab onto a friend, and enjoy! Support our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Support Seth on Patreon:  http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews  

The Human Journey with Dr. Carolyn Porco


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2014/06/18/the-human-journey-with-dr-carolyn-porco 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…

Counter-Apologetics: Part 1


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2014/06/24/counter-apologetics-part-1 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 acrobatics to defend belief systems which can't otherwise…

Donald Prothero & Timothy Callahan—UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens: What Science Says


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/hHPdcMqJXw0/ UFOs. Aliens. Strange crop circles. Giant figures scratched in the desert surface along the coast of Peru. The amazing alignment of the pyramids. Strange lines of clouds in the sky. The paranormal is alive and well in the American cultural landscape. In UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens, Don…

Counter-Apologetics: Part 2


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2014/07/01/counter-apologetics-part-2 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 acrobatics to defend belief systems which can't otherwise…

Seth Andrews: The Ultimate Question


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2014/07/08/seth-andrews-the-ultimate-question On April 12th, 2014, Seth Andrews spoke in San Diego, California to a standing-room-only crowd at the VisionPulse Creative Event & Meeting Center.  His presentation, titled "The Ultimate Question," dealt with religion, indoctrination, curiosity, fear and the liberation from superstitious chains.  This is the audio of that presentation.…