TheThinkingAtheist

TheThinkingAtheist

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Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.

Episodes

The Science of the Soul: with Dr. Julien Musolino  

If humans possessed a soul, could that soul somehow be observed and measured scientifically?  Can science properly speak for/against the claim that supernatural forces influence our minds, actions and behaviors? Is there a "Science of the Soul?" Join us for a conversation with Dr. Julien Musolino, a cognitive scientist who holds a dual appointment in the Psychology Department and the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. Musolino is author of the book, "The Soul Fallacy," which dissects the "soul beyond science" claims so often promoted by religion and religious apologists. Video of this interview: (link coming soon) Dr. Musolino's website:  http://www.julienmusolino.com Support our sponsor: The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

Atheists Believe in Nothing (and other misconceptions)!  

Do atheists believe in nothing? Are they really without a moral framework? Are they all angry and spiteful?  This show explores many (often ill-informed) claims about the non-believers in gods. Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Stamps.com:  www.stamps.com (promo code: sethandrews) Michael Sherlock's article "The Atheist Atrocities Fallacy"  https://michaelsherlockauthor.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/the-atheist-atrocities-fallacy-hitler-stalin-pol-pot-in-memory-of-christopher-hitchens/

I Am Christ: a Conversation with Michael Sherlock  

Spend an hour with Michael Sherlock: an Australian activist and author whose controversially-titled book "I Am Christ" reverses the religious narrative that God created us. Sherlock speaks candidly about biblical "truth," Islam VS Feminism, toxicity within the political Left, violent speech, and the myth of the "New Atheist." Support Seth Andrews on Patreon:  http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews Support Michael Sherlock on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/MichaelASherlock  

God Loves Gluten (and other observations)  

Seth Andrews does a (largely spontaneous) commentary about Cardinal George Pell, gluten-free communion wafers, the Flat Earth Society, and...guacamole! Support Seth on Patreon:  http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews

Seth Andrews Teaches Sunday School  

No...these aren't the stories you're used to hearing at Sunday Sermon. These are stories that are often skipped over, ignored, or excused, lest they send Christians into a fit of head-scratching, guffaws and gasps. Let us explore The Good Book. (And if you can, share this episode with your Christian family and friends. They'll love it!) Support our sponsor:  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

"Praying" on the Disabled  

How do those with disabilities feel when religious people declare them sinners, a life lesson, or a miracle just waiting to happen?  We explore this subject, and the stories of various listeners who have been labeled, named, claimed, prayed over, and in some cases, ignored. Link to Washington Post editorial: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/04/24/a-powerful-reddit-thread-reveals-what-its-like-to-be-disabled/?utm_term=.fbf5514598d5 Blog "What Christians Have Taught Me About My Disability: https://profoundmetamorphosis.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/what-christians-have-taught-me-about-my-disability Support our sponsor:  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

"Sara"  

What's it like to emerge from a religious belief, and to navigate the complex, difficult and wonderous world beyond?  Seth Andrews has a candid conversation with a young apostate who is currently walking this path. Her name is Sara.  Her story is challenging, occasionally heartbreaking, and ultimately inspiring. Support Seth Andrews on patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews

The Pensacola Cross and Trinity Lutheran: The Church and the State  

Seth Andrews speaks with two secular legal experts about several recent court decisions that reflect (or betray) the United States Constitution's Establishment Clause.  Andrew Seidel is a Constitutional attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and Monica Miller is Senior legal Counsel for the American Humanist Association. Video of the Monica Miller interview: https://youtu.be/7kIjDPGOgiA Hemant Mehta's article on the Pensacola backlash against Monica Miller: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/21/christians-are-harassing-the-atheist-lawyer-who-won-the-pensacola-cross-case/ Support Seth Andrews on Patreon:  http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews  

What is "Radical Islam?"  

Is Islam the most dangerous religion on the planet today? Is "Islamophobia" legitimate? What's an Atheist Muslim? How do we address the challenges that come with the world's fastest growing religion? Lots of contributors to this show, including: Ali Rizvi: author of "The Atheist Muslim" Muhammad Syed & Sarah Haider: Ex-Muslims of North America Armin Navabi: Founder of AtheistRepublic Yasmine Mohammed: Founder of "Confessions of an Ex-Muslim" Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar: Founder of "Global Secular Humanist Movement" Support our sponsor:  www.stamps.com (promo code: sethandrews)  

Seth Andrews: Christianity Made Me Talk Like an Idiot!  

Seth Andrews gave this speech June 3, 2017 in Toronto at the Imagine 7 conference.  It's a humorous (and perhaps therapeutic) romp through Seth's religious past...and the often bizarre words and attitudes that reflected his Christian faith. VIDEO of this presentation: https://youtu.be/URr0O9aHW38 Support Seth Andrews on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews

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

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.

The Greatest Story Ever Told (So Far) - with Dr. Lawrence Krauss  

Theoretical physicist Dr. Lawrence Krauss has written a new book about "The Greatest Story Ever Told...So Far," which examines and celebrates the human exploration of our universe. He discusses his book, and his perspective on the religious ideas of a "Greatest Story," with Seth Andrews in this short conversation. SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Dr. Krauss' book is available at http://a.co/9GQP0SH VIDEO of this interview:  https://youtu.be/rTtf1mzjOW8      

Letter to a Christian Spouse  

A former Christian informs his wife that he's now an atheist. She threatens to divorce him. Seth Andrews has a short message for her, and for anyone who finds himself or herself "unequally yoked" with a non-believer. VIDEO "Letter to a Christian Spouse:" https://youtu.be/FQUA9Rh2MCY

The Devil You Don't Know (with Andrea Garatshun)  

Andrea Garatshun is a former Christian fundamentalist.  Now an atheist, she has spent the past decade as a Bible researcher, with a focus on biblical Hebrew, and understanding the gods of the Old Testament – the Tanakh. Garatshun asserts that Christian tradition’s archetypes of Satan are completely missing from the Old Testament, and that an exploration into the Hebrew reveals how Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub and Devil have been completely misinterpreted and misunderstood by cultural Christianity. This is a conversation about “The Devil You Don’t Know.” VIDEO of this conversation is on YouTube:  (coming soon) SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

When to Punch a Nazi: a Conversation about Free Speech (PART 2 OF 2)  

On this 2nd part of a two-part podcast, we discuss the controversial subject of physical violence as a response to hate speech.   Support our sponsor:  Stamps.com http://www.stamps.com (promo code: sethandrews) Part 1 of this discussion can be heard here:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2017/05/16/when-to-punch-a-nazi-a-conversation-about-free-speech-part-1-of-2

When to Punch a Nazi: a Conversation about Free Speech (PART 1 OF 2)  

Recent headlines have seen violent responses toward the culture's more distasteful voices. White supremacist Richard Spencer is punched during an interview. Milo Yiannopoulos' Berkley speech prompts riots.  Ann Coulter cancels her own Berkley appearance over security concerns.  Justifiable outrage against outrageous people and ideas seems to spill over into fists, fires, calamity and chaos.   But are these responses appropriate and/or helpful?  Is it ever appropriate to respond to words and ideas with a physical blow? On this two-part episode, we discuss this controversial subject.  Your calls and emails: podcast@thethinkingatheist.com Support our sponsor:  The Great Courses Plus http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Part 2 of this discussion releases May 17th, 2017 at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2017/05/17/when-to-punch-a-nazi-a-conversation-about-free-speech-part-2-of-2  

You Pick The Topic - May 2017  

It's an impromptu show where our listeners pick the topics.  Dial in and sound off!

Degrees of Doubt: The Claims and Credentials of Ravi Zacharias  

Apologist Ravi Zacharias claims links to Oxford and Cambridge and education in quantum physics. But activist Steve Baughman (also known as the Friendly Banjo Atheist on YouTube) feels that there are good reasons to doubt RZ's claims. We discuss. LINKS: Ravi on the Run:  https://youtu.be/x9GdG8i7xEI Ravi on Free Will:  https://youtu.be/D64MiGLQ30w Ravi and Quantum Physics:  https://youtu.be/zV75_f_zEbU RaviWatch website:http://www.raviwatch.com VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/ncrIBxj1OGI

Noah Lugeons: The Scathing Atheist  

Noah Lugeons is an activist, author, and host of "The Scathing Atheist" podcast. Noah joins Seth Andrews for a conversation about religion, atheism, "God Awful Movies," and more. Noah's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Essays-Scathing-Atheist-Presents-ebook/dp/B06XQTJT4R Scathing Atheist: https://audioboom.com/channel/scathing-atheist God Awful Movies: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.evolvefish.com

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