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Christian Desperation


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/aP0oJmD1-Io/christian-desperation.html By Carl S ~ Breaking News: From the unexpurgated Gospel of Matthew: Then Jesus awakened Peter and said to him, “I command you, tell the disciples I was wrong and Lucretius is right. Preach to them, the good news is, I changed my mind. It is too…

Blame the Games: Shooter Scapegoats in the Wake of Real-World Violence


Original Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/thethinkingatheist/podcast457-videogamesandviolence President Trump and many others are blaming violent video games for the American mass shooter phenomenon, citing the "moral decay" of our society (and often using religious language). Wal-Mart just banned violent imagery - but not guns - in its stores. And it seems that the whole…

Is Hate, like Love, Built Into Religion?


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/V9de2cQsP8c/is-hate-like-love-built-into-religion.html By Chris Highland ~ People in many faith communities assure us that “hate has no place” in their circles, their faith or their religion. I’m with them, for the most part. But we have to admit, don’t we, that there is something deeply embedded in religious history…

eSkeptic for August 20, 2019


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/n3xLBj8prVc/ Science Salon # 79: Michael Shermer with Anthony Kronman — The Assault on American Excellence This Weekend Only: 99¢ Skeptic magazine back issues (in print or digital formats) Feature: Why People Die by Suicide: Jeffrey Epstein and the Allure of Self-Murder SCIENCE SALON # 79 Michael Shermer…

The Carrier-Marshall Debate: My Closing Reply


Original Source: https://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/15748 Christian historian Dr. Wallace Marshall and I are debating whether or not enough evidence points to the existence of a god. For background and format, and Dr. Wallace’s opening statement, see entry one. For subsequent entries, see index. We’re now closing up Dr. Marshall’s “Moral Argument” for…

Don't try to Reason with Deliberate Ignorance


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/uxot5LvIJeE/dont-try-to-reason-with-deliberate.html By Carl S ~ A dialog between Reason and Deliberate Ignorance.  Reason (R.): You claim to believe in a god who has always existed, a god who says: Before anyone came to be, “I am.” You've also told me this same god is all-knowing. So, it makes sense…

Jesus wasn't who I thought he was


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/VeJ5m0u7MgI/jesus-wasnt-who-i-thought-he-was.html From a Catholic Questioner ~ I'm not very good at writing and to be honest I'm nervous to write this as I'm not an ex-christian. I guess I just need to vent and get my head around a few things that have really been bothering me.A quick…

eSkeptic for August 13, 2019


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/JNOfG9_qJG0/ Science Salon # 78: Michael Shermer with Dr. Donald Hoffman — The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth From Our Eyes Feature: Laser Therapy: Hope or Hype and Hokum? SCIENCE SALON # 78 Michael Shermer with Dr. Donald Hoffman — The Case Against Reality: Why…

God, Incorporated: The Big Business of Religion


Original Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/thethinkingatheist/podcast447-godinc In the New Testament, Christ tossed the money-changers out of the temple. What might that same Jesus have said about today's marketplaces for the literal selling of salvation? Support our sponsors: Get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus via http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Get a free trial set…

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