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  1. Matt Dillahunty and Don Baker. Are Christians Lazy?. Don asks whether Christians are doing all that they can in understanding their religion and the world. View the full article
  2. Matt Dillahunty with guest Johnny Angel. Viewer calls. Matt and Johnny take calls. View the full article
  3. Jenna Belk with guest Anthony Magnabosco. Viewer calls. Jenna and Anthony take viewer calls. View the full article
  4. Perhaps this may provide some encouragement: https://dailystoic.com/marcus-aurelius-leadership-during-a-pandemic/
  5. I need a break from podcasting. You can stay in touch via email, Twitter or Facebook. vodpodcast@gmail.com @vodpodcast on Twitter Steve Hilliker or the Voices of Deconversion pages on Facebook. View the full article
  6. Matt Dillahunty and Shane Isgrig. Churches as Essential Services?. Shane talks about church-state violations that are becoming common during the Covid-19 crisis. View the full article
  7. Not everybody. Not James Stockdale. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.usna.edu/Ethics/_files/documents/stoicism1.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiQtabSrKXpAhUVCs0KHY59BHMQFjAAegQIBBAC&usg=AOvVaw1qeQ6iExCthZtJYaGcutZm https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.usna.edu/Ethics/_files/documents/Stoicism2.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiQtabSrKXpAhUVCs0KHY59BHMQFjABegQIBBAK&usg=AOvVaw0fHdYta-1IOOBCgSwn2wA1 https://books.google.com/books/about/Courage_Under_Fire.html?id=GdWoAAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button If we allow others to control our minds -- only then are we in their control.
  8. I don't know that I agree with that sentiment. Others may attempt to keep me down, but I decide whether those efforts succeed or fail. How I respond is always in my control.
  9. I feel your pain. Just a thought, but it seems to me that in a society as large and complex as ours, it's not particularly useful to credit individuals with either the solutions or lack of solutions for natural tragedies. As Jack LaLanne (and many others) used to say, "Some things are under our control and some things are not under our control." Even when we do our best in a situation, the outcome of our efforts is rarely ( if ever) completely in our control. All we can ever really do as individuals is simply whatever we can do as individuals. What others (elected officials, coworkers or neighbors) may or may not do is frankly not in our control. What others do or fail to do is therefore not something we need torture ourselves about. Anyway, that is how I see it. Also, I am in the much touted at-risk age group. However, I know that disease (any disease) is not the reason I will die. I will die for one reason and one reason only: because I am alive.
  10. What I come away with is that we are all mortal and so wasting our limited time living in fear of the inevitable is pointless. "For Camus, when it comes to dying, there is no progress in history, there is no escape from our frailty. Being alive always was and will always remain an emergency; it is truly an inescapable 'underlying condition.' Plague or no plague, there is always, as it were, the plague, if what we mean by that is a susceptibility to sudden death..."
  11. For consideration: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-camus-plague.html
  12. Mark Mason os the bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope. His article on the pandemic is worth note: https://markmanson.net/nobody-knows-what-is-going-on
  13. Hosts: Denis Loubet, Jim Barrow, & Johnny P Angel Email: radio@atheist-community.org Facebook: facebook.com/groups/ACAProductions Patreon: patreon.com/TheNonProphets ---- News: Are Church Shutdowns Legal Or Gross Infringements On Religious Freedom? By William Duncan, in The Federalist - April 23, 2020 Link: https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/23/are-church-shutdowns-legal-or-gross-infringements-on-religious-freedom/ "...authorities are shutting down churches, and pastors are being arrested. What does the law say about all of this? ...religious freedom is being tossed around... Some defiant pastors have held large gatherings, while some government officials have threatened to permanently close churches that won’t comply with stay-at-home orders." ---- News: Anti-vaxxers will fight the eventual coronavirus vaccine. Here’s how to stop them. By Jennifer Reich and Alan Levinovitz, in Washington Post - April 29, 2020 Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/04/29/anti-vaxxers-will-fight-eventual-coronavirus-vaccine-heres-how-stop-them/ "Central to our hope of returning to life as normal is the possibility of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that is causing covid-19...It seems as if everyone would be on board...Yet the race for a vaccine and the techniques being used to manufacture it are bound to activate some familiar fears." ---- VANGUARD VIDEO AND DISCUSSION "David" with The Last Reformation, "casting out demons", protecting people from coronavirus ---- Email: From T.Radecki of Atheistisch Verbond ("Atheist Covenant"), The Netherlands "The subject (of metaphysics) mainly keeps popping up in conversations with my catholic uncle...Asking him if he considers paranormal or supernatural things as part of metaphysics...It looks like he claims victory over 'materialism' because he can point to things like feelings and platonic concepts and the sorts." "Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics" by Immanuel Kant, published 1783 Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prolegomena_to_Any_Future_Metaphysics ---- Email: From Chuck, AZ "When theists are asked, 'who made God?', an often used response is 'God is a necessary being.' Why does no one ever ask, 'who designed necessity?' If God is the designer of all things, he must have designed the need for himself. This seems like circular reasoning. Or is he just lucky that necessity works as it does?" ---- ======== Topics cut for time ======== News: From "flat Earth" to climate change denial, kids are deluged with fake science. Now teachers are fighting back. By Ines Novacic / CBS News - March 5, 2020 Link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/flat-earth-climate-change-conspiracies-students-teachers-war-on-science-cbsn-originals/ "To combat misinformation online and help teachers who don't have easy access to professional development for teaching climate change and evolution, the National Center for Science Education launched a program designed to promote effective science communication skills." ---- News: The Untold Truth: Control or Destroy?, part 1 of 3 By Joy Kuo, www.cultscults.com ( Education on Cults and Undue Influence Sponsored by Thinking Agenda, LLC) Link: https://cultscults.com/2019/03/12/the-untold-truth-control-or-destroy%ef%bb%bf/ "Several years ago I...joined Kosmic Fusion...and (I went) from being a caring and innocent individual...to be this beat-down girl that is scared of everything...share my story here." ---- View the full article
  14. Matt Dillahunty with guest Dave Warnock. Dying Out Loud. Dave give us an update on his life since last September, when he was the Bat Cruise lecturer. View the full article
  15. All you have to do is silently obey your compassionate politicians' orders and everything will be fine. And, if by chance you are ever rebuked by the "obey the government because otherwise you are a jerk" crowd, just back off and shut up. Works every time.
  16. Couldn't have said it better myself. My best to you and yours...
  17. My life hasn't changed much, except my car now gets three weeks to the gallon.
  18. Matt Dillahunty and Jenna Belk. Viewer calls. After giving a COVID update, Matt and Jenna take calls. View the full article
  19. Matt Dillahunty and Jim Barrows. The sin of suicide. An update on the Covid-19 situation. Jim corrects a prior statement about suicide. View the full article
  20. TNP 19.07 Hosts: Denis Loubet, Phoenix, Johnny P. Fillintheblank [News] Marco Rubio Says Coronavirus Stimulus Legislation Will Provide Government Grants to Churches Link => https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/marco-rubio-says-coronavirus-stimulus-legislation-will-provide-government-grants-to-churches/ [News] Group Behind Central Park Coronavirus Tent Hospital Asks Volunteers To Support Anti-Gay Agenda Link => https://gothamist.com/news/samaritans-purse-franklin-graham-anti-gay-evangelical-central-park [News] Sacramento health alert: One-third of county coronavirus cases are connected to churches Link => https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sacramento-health-alert-one-third-of-county-coronavirus-cases-are-connected-to-churches/ar-BB122QSD [News] Member of defiant Central church dies from coronavirus illness, but pastor says it's a lie Link => https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/coronavirus/article_e6cb0b16-8024-11ea-8565-ab701ea43306.html [News] Hundreds swarm Florida beaches following reopening amid pandemic Link => https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/493510-florida-beaches-swarm-with-people-following-reopening-amid-pandemic [News] With isolation, abuse activists fear an ‘explosive cocktail’ Link => https://apnews.com/7b9b15a1215611f69f02f4388100266d [News] Far-right and radical Islamist groups exploiting coronavirus turmoil to further propaganda Link => https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/coronavirus-islamist-far-right-radical-propaganda-a9460581.html [Resource] Logical fallacies Link => https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ [News] A Twitch Streamer Is Exposing Coronavirus Scams Live Link => https://www.wired.com/story/kitboga-twitch-streams-coronavirus-scams/ [Email: T. Radecki, Secretary for the Atheist Community of The Netherlands] "I came up with the following sentence, 'religion is about prophecies, science is about processes'... [also] could you spend some time on the show on the topic of metaphysics?" [News] Despite warnings, churchgoers explain why they're still going to services Link => https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/04/04/ohio-church-service-covid-19-pandemic-tuchman-pkg-ac360-vpx.cnn "...bathed in the blood of Jesus!" View the full article
  21. Today I speak with Ronna Russell, author of "The Uncomfortable Confessions of a Preacher's Kid". Ronna describes her story as "a childhood controlled by the brutal hand of a narcissistic, closeted homosexual. I believed I could leave my upbringing behind and walk away unscathed. I married a closeted homosexual man, in hopes he could keep me safe. As our sex life and bank account dwindled to nothing, fear kept me silent. In the meantime, my father died of AIDs. The pain of his death fractured my biological family, and I clung to my husband and children, creating a cocoon that became a prison. Eventually, I was forced to see my husband’s homosexuality and refusal to work, realizations that brought me to the breaking point. I found the courage to be alone, to take care of my children no matter the cost, and the joy of my own sexual freedom. In the process, I fell in love with my own life". View the full article
  22. Matt Dillahunty with guest Nick Fish and Debbie Good. American Atheists. Nick Fish and Debbie Goddard are from American Atheists. No convention this year. View the full article
  23. Matt Dillahunty and Dragnauct Sylvas. Viewer calls. View the full article
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