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YOU’RE DAMN STRAIGHT I’M A ONE-ISSUE VOTER


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/V-FjxMg8H5o/youre-damn-straight-im-one-issue-voter.html By Ann Wilcox (Submitted by Karen Garst) ~ One evening I was at dinner with my philosophy discussion group. The talk turned to politics and current events, and the man next to me began to complain that his wife was a “one-issue voter”. “She just votes for…

Childhood indoctrination destroys Christian justice


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/-GGlDtpVncI/childhood-indoctrination-destroys.html By Michael Runyan ~ It is universally uncontroversial that children are highly vulnerable to being be inculcated with the religion of their parents, and, possessing little critical thinking skills, they rarely turn away from their faith until possibly later in life. However, most, it is assumed, stay…

Quick Guide to My Books: What to Get & Why


Original Source: https://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/14447 To date I have written eight books. All are available in print, electronic, and audio editions, read by me. I’m often asked “Which one should I start with?” The answer depends on your needs, interests, and style. Here’s a guide… Why I Am Not a Christian: A…

God is Man Made


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/pIll2_MbIhQ/god-is-man-made.html By Illusion Free ~ I use the pseudonym 'Illusion Free' because it has taken many years for me to break free of so many illusions relating to the christian God and religion in general. What an ingenious hoax it is to conquer the mind of humanity by…

eSkeptic for August 8, 2018


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/FK6PY8kBwU0/ Science Salon # 32: Nina Teicholz — The Big Fat Surprise About Diet and Nutrition Shermer vs. Turek Debate: What Better Explains Reality: Atheism or Theism? Scientific American: 23 and We: Limitations of Personal Genome Service Testing SCIENCE SALON # 32 Nina Teicholz — The Big Fat…

The Leap


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/rTPaJYJiIyI/the-leap.html By Carl S ~ Sometimes when I'm trying to get to sleep, or wake up during the night thinking about something, I'm compelled to write it down. Opportunities don't come that often. Just try and sleep! While the river flows, I think, go with the flow, even…

Learning Experiences


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/gFmRt2O3wGY/learning-experiences.html By Carl S. ~ Add my name to the list of those tired of having another learning experience. (How my wife and friend keep from poking fun at me, I don't know.) My printer failed. I conveniently bought a new one without researching it first. I had…

Nina Teicholz — The Big Fat Surprise About Diet and Nutrition


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/H9MD5414DuE/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/sciencesalon/ss032_Nina_Teicholz_2018_07_19.mp3 Download MP3 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_EC4ZmxPIM?controls=0&w=560&h=315] In this fascinating conversation with Michael Shermer, the investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reviews the scientific literature on diet and nutrition, the link (or lack thereof) between dietary cholesterol and heart disease, the history of the government’s recommendation of what constitutes a healthy…

Christianity, Crimes, and the Constitution (with Andrew Torrez)


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2018/08/07/christianity-crimes-and-the-constitution-with-andrew-torrez Andrew Torrez, an attorney and host of "Opening Arguments," joins Seth Andrews for an in-depth conversation about the law, the Constitution, the Supreme Court, church/state separation, and the Religious Right in the era of Trump.  Opening Arguments podcast: https://openargs.com Support our sponsors. Get a free trial at The…

You Ah Figh-udd


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/_o7dwm9zQvo/you-ah-figh-udd.html By Ben Marconi ~ I occasionally miss my imaginary god and best friend Jesus, even 18 years after realizing there probably is no God, especially not any of the surviving desert-folk gods: Jehovah, Allah, Jesus. Of course, these gods do exist in one huge sense—as a construct…