Educational Neglect: When Superstition Shackles the Mind


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2017/06/13/educational-neglect-when-superstition-shackles-the-mind Religious cultures are often distrustful of science and scientists. They're also often bound to debunked mythologies and bad information. We explore mis-education and the celebration of ignorance in the name of God. Support Our Sponsor:http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Links to Jonny Scaramanga's articles on ACE: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/leavingfundamentalism/2014/09/01/revelations-from-a-former-ace-insider http://www.patheos.com/blogs/leavingfundamentalism/2016/09/13/out-among-the-stars-defeating-the-legacy-of-religious-indoctrination http://www.patheos.com/blogs/leavingfundamentalism/2014/08/18/a-readymade-toolkit-for-institutionalised-oppression

eSkeptic for June 14, 2017


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/YidYDvDXOoM/ In this week’s eSkeptic: Michael Shermer: Fighting the Backfire Effect (Cognitive Dissonance) Feature: A Reply to 10 Popular Criticisms of the “Conceptual Penis” Hoax Scientific American June 2017: Romance of the Vanished Past COGNITIVE DISSONANCE Fighting the Backfire Effect Have you ever noticed that when you present…

The Magnet


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/J9oyFNu21kQ/the-magnet.html By Carl S ~ In case you haven't noticed, people who are abducted by aliens, or have a past life as royals, or have after-death experiences, or have been instructed by their voices to perform certain acts, or know that the FBI and CIA are listening to…

Every Atheist Needs: Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds


Original Source: http://godlessmom.com/every-atheist-needs-extraordinary-popular-delusions-madness-crowds/ Back in my hometown every summer, they host night markets. It was one of the many things the influx of immigrants from Asia brought us. There were stalls with dim sum and stalls with meat on sticks, you could get bubble tea and green tea ice cream cones,…

Educational Neglect: When Superstition Shackles the Mind


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2017/06/13/educational-neglect-when-superstition-shackles-the-mind Religious cultures are often distrustful of science and scientists. They're also often bound to debunked mythologies and bad information. We explore mis-education and the celebration of ignorance in the name of God. Support Our Sponsor:http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Links to Jonny Scaramanga's articles on ACE: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/leavingfundamentalism/2014/09/01/revelations-from-a-former-ace-insider http://www.patheos.com/blogs/leavingfundamentalism/2016/09/13/out-among-the-stars-defeating-the-legacy-of-religious-indoctrination http://www.patheos.com/blogs/leavingfundamentalism/2014/08/18/a-readymade-toolkit-for-institutionalised-oppression

Every Atheist Needs: The Missionary Position


Original Source: http://godlessmom.com/every-atheist-needs-missionary-position/ I know what you filthy heathens thought I meant, but if you’d get your sinful minds out of the gutter for two seconds, I’d like to talk about the book from the very missed, Mr. Christopher Hitchens about Mother Teresa. As you all know, Hitch had some…

The Three Shades of Atheism How Atheists Differ in Their Views on God


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/g7G_cOoJXPM/ When we think of prominent atheists, we may conjure up an image of one of the “Four Horsemen” of the New Atheism—Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Daniel Dennett—authors famous for their steadfast rejection of any form of deity and their willingness to confront the world’s…

The House of the Devil


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2017/06/09/the-house-of-the-devil Seth Andrews (apparently) lives in a house infected with dark, demonic power.  In this 30-minute broadcast, the host explains how he came to reside in the Devil's Domain.