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  1. Welcome back to The Atheist Experience. Today, we have Matt Dillahunty and ShannonQ teaming to answer your questions! Up first, Michelle in UT claims she saw god in creation even before she started reading the bible. We have evidence to explain how houses were created, we have no other universes for comparison. Appealing to creation as common sense is a fallacy called argument from incredulity. Have you heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect by chance? Alejandro in CA claims “I don’t know” or “I don't believe” does not correspond to reality. Asaf in Israel argues we perceive many things but actual
  2. Today I tell the story of coming out as an atheist to my devout Christian mother. This happened 13 years ago and I wrote about it 3 years ago. My opinion about that conversation changed a little over time. I explain my current perspective and how I feel about all of this now. Here it is if you want to read it: http://voicesofdeconversion.com/coming-out-atheist-to-my-mother View the full article
  3. Welcome back to The Atheist Experience. Today, we have Truth Wanted’s ObjectivelyDan joining Matt Dillahunty to tackle your calls! Up first, Travis in PA recounts a story of a paranormal experience of something flying around in his room. He now feels people can be justified in concluding the supernatural. Why couldn’t it just be a bat flying around? Right now, the best you can say is that you don’t know what it was. Alex in MO asks why Matt holds the “hard atheist” position, meaning believing there are no gods.. The world doesn't look like the world created by a god. As far as we can tell, pe
  4. Welcome back fellow Atheist Experience lovers. Today Matt Dillahunty is Jim Barrows, such a great duo! Our first caller, Sarah in OR is an atheist but believes in reincarnation and argues that e-meters work to show past lives. There is no scientific basis behind e-meters, it’s complete BS. Sarah has no other evidence than personal experience. We don’t believe in something without any evidence. Duke in IN claims to be a skeptic but retains belief in god, arguing peculiar experiences with a ouija board opened his mind. We wouldn’t know the cause of a ouija board getting every answer right, let
  5. Bing Bing Bing. Winner, you: https://www.verywellmind.com/highly-sensitive-persons-traits-that-create-more-stress-4126393 However, my comment was only intended as a stab at humor. Several years ago I was recieving criticism because some articles were supposedly not safe to view on work computers. Can't please everybody, as they say.
  6. Perhaps a disclaimer on select pages of the site. Something like NSFHSP.
  7. Welcome back fellow Atheist Experience lovers. Today Matt Dillahunty is joined by Dr. Josh, known as Digital Hammurabi. Check out more videos at https://www.youtube.com/c/DigitalHammurabi Our first caller, Ayham in Toronto grew up Jehovah Witness and was diagnosed with schizophrenia and asks our take on if Jehovah is god. Why would that god speak to you if it can be written off as a medical issue? We can’t prove one way or another if the voice you hear is god. If your medicine makes the god visions go away, is god less powerful than your meds? Michael in Germany asks if claims of religious exp
  8. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php%3fterm=Poe&amp=true
  9. (RNS) — Speckhardt told Religion News Service his decision was prompted by a lot of 'humanistic soul searching, especially during the pandemic.' The post American Humanist leader Roy Speckhardt stepping down to make room for diverse leaders appeared first on Religion News Service. View the full article
  10. Then perhaps just ignoring the thread would be the best course of action. After two decades of running this site, one of my observations is that allowing fellow ex-Christians a wide latitude of freedom in their thinking can be particularly challenging at times. For instance, one might dogmatically believe visiting Christians are fair game and then verbally pounce like a lion. Another sincerely believes all visiting Christians should be treated gently in the hopes of de-converting them. These are only two examples of many dozens of differences between us.
  11. Ok. Perhaps "The Christ Conspiracy" was an unfortunate title choice.
  12. Then I stand corrected. In any event, a sad affair.
  13. I was thinking "they" would be US govenment leaders responsible for 9/11 and covering up all the UFO alien visitations. I need to revisit the Zietgeist movies.
  14. No offense, but I would need a bit more than an unsupported comparison with an allegorical novel followed by an anecdotal supposition in order to swallow another conspiracy theory. These days I generally ignore conspiracy theories, regardless of how well they might help confirm my own biases.
  15. I was under the impression Ms. Murdock died of cancers in her immune system and liver.
  16. Gotcha. I am still not too worried about finding the TRUTHTM in all this, as for me it makes no appreciable difference to the rational conclusion that this Jesus character was not the creator of the Universe. Whether his real life was simply buried under a mythology that quickly evolved, such as Ernest Renan supposed or as Bart Erhman has posited, or if he never existed at all is irrelevant to me, as the person as he is understood and worshipped today certainly never existed. Anyway, just my opinion. Seems to me that some people can get as wrapped up in these "doctri
  17. I actually prefer Robert M. Price's approach to the topic over to Murdock's, but as the saying goes, à chacun le sien.
  18. Thanks, Robert. Now I understand where you are coming from. Regards, Dave
  19. Welcome back, the ladies have taken over this episode of The Atheist Experience! We have Jenna Belk and ShannonQ talking to our callers, this is going to be good. Our first caller, Hugh in The USA asks the definitions of Theism/Atheism/Antitheism. Theism/Atheism deal with truth beliefs about a deity, whereas antitheism is a supplemental belief about religion and religious practice. Hugh believes deities are imaginary proclaims himself an antitheist. Kenny in CA want’s to tell us that he believes in the biblical god and why he believes it. He can’t seem to describe god but stating he is the se
  20. So happens I did read the entire article, and although I appreciate your attempt to correct my apparent ignorance (which is undoubtedly vast), my question to Robert remains unanswered. With sincere respect, I would prefer to hear directly from Pegasus' mouth (so to speak) as apposed to Equuleus'.
  21. I appreciate your clarification. Perhaps you would be willing to share how your idea of astrotheology compares with this description: https://oxfordre.com/religion/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199340378.001.0001/acrefore-9780199340378-e-10
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