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Atheism’s Reddit Toxicity   The company Idibon recently conducted a Reddit toxicity that made a lot of headlines. The study can be found here.  Many subreddits reposted the study and reacted to their position. In a finding that might be relevant to the atheism community, r/atheism was found to be among the top in the Reddit … Continue reading AS129: Reddit Toxicity, with Idibon’s Ben Bell → The post AS129: Reddit Toxicity, with Idibon’s Ben Bell appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
Some time ago I had two ex-Mormons, Bill and Gerald, on to discuss their experience with the church. After hearing that, Megan sent me a message asking if I wanted to get the female perspective on the Mormon experience. I said absolutely! So Megan is here to give us another side of the story. With … Continue reading AS135: Being Raised A Mormon Girl, with Megan → The post AS135: Being Raised A Mormon Girl, with Megan appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
Today we’ve got a lot more discussion with Ishmael Brown, host of Angry Black Rant! This time we talk about Black Lives Matter and whether or not their protests go too far! And there are other topics and laughs and lots of good stuff! The post AS223: Angry Black Rant appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
In this episode I’m revisiting some of the Islamophobia ideas. This time I’m reading some new articles and blog posts about the subject. Here are some links: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119898/bill-maher-ben-affleck-islam-debate-there-no-muslim-world http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2014/10/reza-aslan-on-what-the-new-atheists-get-wrong.html http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/on-the-mechanics-of-defamation The post AS78: Islamophobia; Reza Aslan and Nathan Lean appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
Please note that CJ is not actually on this episode. He’s been a guest several times before but this time I wanted to talk about what’s happening with him, and not have him in the proverbial room. He has been very vocal about his dislike of Harris’s views, as seen in this video: And now … Continue reading AS77: Observations on CJ Werleman → The post AS77: Observations on CJ Werleman appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
On this episode I first discuss the Ben Affleck Sam Harris Bill Maher video that has made some waves. Here’s a link: http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/can-liberalism-be-saved-from-itself Then, I spend a lot of time going back on the circumcision discussion from Monday. I received a ton of comments and unfortunately couldn’t get to them all, but I went through a … Continue reading AS74: Holy Codified Doctrine of Islam, Batman! → The post AS74: Holy Codified Doctrine of Islam, Batman! appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
The guys continue their discussion with Noah Lugeons of The Scathing Atheist and turn their focus towards selling atheism in the public arena. The post AS8: How to Sell Atheism, with Noah Lugeons appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Thomas is forced to go it alone in this episode where he discusses whether or not Christians ought to be nice when dealing with Atheists. The post AS14: Should Christians/Atheists Be Nice to Atheists/Christians? appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
Well today’s the day I finally speak up after staying virtually silent for 3 episodes. I talk about some aspects of the Eli James debate and actually also explain some practical issues, like why I stayed virtually silent for 4 hours. There’s absolutely no way I can cover everything or even like half the things, … Continue reading AS240: Social Justice Commentary → The post AS240: Social Justice Commentary appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
Fresh off a great interview, it’s time for some Tommenting! Lots of people asked if I was going to talk about Sam Harris and Omer Aziz, and while I’m definitely not doing a full review like I did with Maryam Namazie, I want to at least talk about some broad themes. So I do that, … Continue reading AS224: Tommentary → The post AS224: Tommentary appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
First up is some commentary on a common misconception about my Trump arguments. I do not think PC culture is blame to Trump. There’s a comment of disagreement I keep getting that I deal with in the first part of this episode. The second part is an interview with Al Laiman from the Inciting Incident … Continue reading AS252: Commentary; Inciting Incident → The post AS252: Commentary; Inciting Incident appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
It’s time for part 2 with Eli and Travis on gun control. After they’re done, I offer a few thoughts on the debate. Thanks so much for listening! The post AS254: Eli vs Travis Part 2 appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
Everyone’s favorite Christian movie critic and Atheistically Speaking master debater, Eli Bosnick, is back at it defending a strong anti-gun position against listener Travis. Atheists actually tend to be quite split on this issue, as made clear by the comments I get on both sides. So, I’m very happy to be hosting a dialogue between … Continue reading AS253: Eli vs Travis on Gun Control → The post AS253: Eli vs Travis on Gun Control appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
Much more with Jeffrey Jay Lowder! This time we get even deeper into the arguments, and I get to try out a couple of thoughts I’ve been having on Jeff. It was a real treat to have an expert on to be able to bounce some ideas off of. This is of course in addition … Continue reading AS134: Moral Arguments, with Jeffery Jay Lowder, Part 2 → The post AS134: Moral Arguments, with Jeffery Jay Lowder, Part 2 appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
In part 2 we get to hear @secularlad Harley’s update and story. Then we get into some general stuff about Jehova’s Witnesses with Kenny Wyland. He can be found on twitter @kennywyland or at the awesome url of http://www.liberalgeek.com ! The post AS128: Ex-Witnesses Kenny and Harley, Part 2 appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
In this episode I discuss the Senate Report on Torture that came out last week. As you’ve no doubt heard by now, it’s pretty horrifying. But does Sam Harris condone such behavior? According to CJ Werleman, yes. According to Sam Harris, likely not. Here are some links I discussed. http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/john-yoo-torture-report-dustbin-article-1.2039758 http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/12/11/370055472/dick-cheney-on-senate-torture-investigation-the-report-is-full-of-crap http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/09/senate-torture-report-details_n_6295396.html The post AS93: Enhanced Interrogation appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
I continue my debate with Blake Giunta. Can an immaterial mind even exist? Seems ridiculous to me, but let’s see what Blake has to say about that! Then, I do a bit of a post-mortem on the debate, as well as discuss several listener comments. Thanks for all the feedback and participation! Blake’s impressive website: http://treesearch.org/ … Continue reading AS38: Debate with Blake Giunta, Part 2 → The post AS38: Debate with Blake Giunta, Part 2 appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
Recently a hashtag went viral called #IStandWithHateSpeech. While that might seem to be on its surface a pretty insensitive statement, it perhaps voices a legitimate concern with EU hate speech laws. Here to help us wade through the details is everyone’s favorite legal correspondent, Andrew Torrez! Here’s a news story that describes it a bit: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-1937_en.htm The post AS251: Andrew Torrez on Hate Speech appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
Ania Bula has written a book called Young, Sick, and Disabled. Find it on amazon here. It’s about the challenges of living with disabilities and having everyone and their mother recommend things to you constantly. We talk about her life experiences as well as some reasons why society might still have a way to go in … Continue reading AS246: Ania Bula on Living with Disability → The post AS246: Ania Bula on Living with Disability appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
This was a really really good interview.I mean it. I know Ryan has been making the rounds lately due to his new project, Life After God, but I’ve wanted to have Ryan on the show for quite a while to just talk about his life experiences. And he did not disappoint! So while you may have heard … Continue reading AS173: An Interview with Ryan Bell → The post AS173: An Interview with Ryan Bell appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
This week I have an apologist on for my second debate! Blake Giunta was a recent guest on Dogma Debate where he attempted to talk philosophy while 3 people completely rejected the very legitimacy of philosophy. I’ve promised him that won’t happen here though! Blake’s impressive website: http://treesearch.org/ Blake’s twitter: @BlakeGiunta The post AS37: Debate with Blake Giunta appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
I’ve rolled out Patreon.  Please visit www.patreon.com/atheist and contribute! You’ll get immediate access to bonus content not available to non-patreons! This is part 2 with Tracey Moody. In this episode we discover that Tracey was THE one who asked the question “What, if anything, would change your mind?” at the Ham v Nye debate!!  This … Continue reading AS24: The Girl Who Asked the Question, with Tracey Moody → The post AS24: The Girl Who Asked the Question, with Tracey Moody appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
Part 2 of my interview with Adam Reakes of the Herd Mentality Podcast!  We talk about more random topics, and crack a few more jokes.  Adam announces his candidacy for president of North Korea. The post AS18: Herd Mentalist, Adam Reakes! (Part 2) appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
Back by popular demand! I had almost universally positive answers when I asked listeners if I could get away with doing some more commentary on this. So I did! This time I’m getting more into the issues that I wasn’t able to last Thursday. I have a few links I said I’d post as well: … Continue reading AS241: Social Justice Commentary 2 → The post AS241: Social Justice Commentary 2 appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
Part 2 of The Portable Atheist features Omar Khayyam. Poet, astronomer, mathematician, husband, lover, rotary member, blood donor, etc. Omar had it all. He was a multifaceted Iranian who lived around 1050ish to 1150ish. Then I discuss 3 comments at length. One of them has a corresponding link. Here is that link. This is not … Continue reading AS65: The Portable Atheist, Part 2, and More → The post AS65: The Portable Atheist, Part 2, and More appeared first on Atheistically Speaking.
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Started
Jan 21st, 2014
Latest Episode
Jul 30th, 2020
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No. of Episodes
554
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About 1 hour
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