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  1. [Mail] Thomas H: "It is 'ET-cetera', not 'Eck-cetera'." [Audio] Church excuses practice of not reporting confessed pedophiles to police. [News] 'Demonic power': Franklin Graham claims supernatural element behind attacks on Trump => https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/franklin-graham-claims-demonic-power-behind-attacks-on-trump [Mail] Chuck in AZ: "Ninth Commandment" "Since 'Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor' seems to forbid lying only about others, I assume that God is fine with me misrepresenting myself. This seems to be supported by the 'Be fruitful and multiply...' instruction since the human race would go extinct if men couldn't lie about themselves." [News] New psychology research indicates that subtle exposure to religious words can increase benevolent sexism => https://www.psypost.org/2019/11/new-psychology-research-indicates-that-subtle-exposure-to-religious-words-can-increase-benevolent-sexism-54956 View the full article
  2. Wishing everyone a tremendous day with people they enjoy.
  3. You are as old as I and should remember that not long ago there were immigration laws that were strictly enforced. As it stands lately, many of those same laws are still on the books but are largely ignored. As far as having to deal with emotionally charged opinions that contradict my or your emotionally charged opinions, that's one of the privileges (frustrations) of living under the flag of freedom. Until the laws of the land that we dislike are changed, I guess we will just have to (as much as possible) tolerate certain differences of opinions. Or, we can decide to be aggressively derogatory and rude to each other without restraint, though I doubt that approach will ever effect much positive change.
  4. I'll look at your link when able. Thx. I have nothing against immigration. Every person alive in almost every country could be labled as progeny of immigrants. So what? The immigration laws or lack of laws in previous eras have no relevance to current law. Ex: For hundreds of years in the US (and in many countries) it was lawful to own slaves. Back on topic: The laws regarding immigration in 1650 were very different from today, and bending or breaking those laws during that time was punishable by death. All I am saying is that for any of these hot topic dicussions, the current laws are where the discussion belongs. We are supposed to be a nation of laws. If the laws are outdated, let's by all means change them. Until then, anarchy isn't a viable option.
  5. Although that statement may be true, I challenge you to provide the supporting data. My ancestors have been in the US since the middle 17th century. I can't begin to understand what ancient history has to do with current affairs, but your angry opinion is noted.
  6. Matt Dillahunty and Jenna Belk. Viewer Calls. Matt and Jenna take viewer calls. View the full article
  7. The Non-Prophets 18.22 with Jamie Boone, Denis Loubet, & Kevin Stein View the full article
  8. webmdave

    #1156: Go Soul

    Matt Dillahunty and Don Baker. Go Soul. Don talks about the silly notions about what your soul might do after you die. View the full article
  9. Matt Dillahunty with guest Lloyd Evans. Being an ex Jehovah's Witness. Author Lloyd Evans describes some of the challenges of being an ex JW. View the full article
  10. Gidday Listeners! My first guest from Australian shares his fascinating journey out of Christianity. He was raised in a typical Methodist Christian home in a small Township in Australia. His dad was a brickmaker and his mother a homemaker. He was raised going to Sunday school. His dad attended prayer groups during the week and his mom went to women's church groups. As a young teenager he was listening to a Fundamentalist preacher when a blasphemous thought entered his mind. Instantly he knew he was damned and going to hell. He couldn't dare tell anyone, as this may confirm his terrible reality. He kept all this to himself. He lived his day-to-day life, but every so often was reminded of his terrible fate. This thought tormented him for years. A few years later he's invited to a meeting with the Christadelphians. As a Methodist, he was viewed as a damnable heretic. Conversely, he viewed them that way too. Following an intense discussion he has a realization and finally finds relief. I loved his message to embrace the things we don't know. This is a huge part of what brings me peace as an atheist too. It's ok to not know or understand everything. It's the mystery of life that brings wonder and awe. It also leaves us with so much to discover in our world. In difficult times, we gather comfort from something Roland reminded me near the end of our talk: We're in it together! View the full article
  11. Jenna Belk and ObjectivelyDan. Viewer calls. Jenna and Dan take calls. View the full article
  12. Guest Host: Jenna Belk ~~~~~ [Commentary] Cognitive Dissonance The Podcast https://dissonancepod.com/ [News] Nothing Will Persuade White Evangelicals to Support Impeachment * (article) https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/10/trump-white-evangelical-impeachment/600376/ * (data) https://www.prri.org/research/fractured-nation-widening-partisan-polarization-and-key-issues-in-2020-presidential-elections/ Alcoholism Jenna Belk personal experience [News] Televangelist Paula White joins White House staff * https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/468437-televangelist-paula-white-joins-white-house-staff Quote: "When you honor this principle it provides the foundation and structure for God’s blessings and promises in your life, it unlocks deep dimensions of spiritual truths that literally transform your life! When you apply this everything comes in divine alignment for His plan and promises for you. When you don’t honor it, whether through ignorance or direct disobedience there are consequences." Quote(from White's website): "The reason is God lays claim to all firsts...So when you keep for yourself something that belongs to God you are desecrating what is to be consecrated to God." Quote (CBN interview): "I think so many people have taken Biblical Scriptures out of context on this, to say stuff like, ‘Well, Jesus was a refugee.’...Yes, he did live in Egypt for three-and-a-half years. But it was not illegal. If he had broken the law, then he would have been sinful and he would not have been our Messiah" ~~~~~ [News] State Department's promotion of 'Being a Christian Leader' on website criticized for potential violation of Constitution * https://www.newsweek.com/mike-pompeo-christian-leader-speech-trump-secretary-state-separation-church-1465143 Denis Loubet resources: http://denisloubet.com/ https://mainqueststudios.com/ https://www.patreon.com/denisloubet View the full article
  13. Matt Dillahunty and Don Baker. Soul Scam. Don talks about how religions make money off the concept of the soul. View the full article
  14. NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Harrison Mumia, president of the Atheists in Kenya Society, applied to the church to cancel his membership and remove any records associated with him, since he no longer considers himself a Christian. The post Kenyan atheist demands Quakers revoke his membership appeared first on Religion News Service. View the full article
  15. (RNS) — A conservative evangelical pastor in Tennessee posted a video of himself on social media burning a book by an atheist lawyer who argued the U.S. was not built as a Christian nation. The post Tennessee pastor posts video burning book that critiques Christian nationalism appeared first on Religion News Service. View the full article
  16. Matt Dillahunty and Jenna Belk. Viewer calls. Matt and Jenna take viewer calls. View the full article
  17. Hosts: Jamie Boone, Denis Loubet, Derek Hawke Denis Loubet website => https://mainqueststudios.com [Mail] Chuck(AZ): Why do presuppositionalists talk to atheists? [Mail] Chuck(AZ): Burden of proof "It's said that the person making a claim has a burden of proof, but is that necessarily true? I think the one who wants others to agree with a claim is the one who should have the burden of proof." [News] Turkish bombing damages 3,000-year-old temple in northern Syria Link => https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/29/turkish-bombing-damages-3000-year-old-temple-northern-syria/ [Mail] Julian Hayes: Unforgivable Sin "I was taught that Jesus' death and resurrection forgave us from all of our sins, and [the idea of unforgivable sin] flies in the face of that." [News] Bishop of Waterford warns against yoga and mindfulness in schools Link => https://www.thejournal.ie/waterford-bishop-alphonsus-cullinan-yoga-mindfulness-4857160-Oct2019/ [News] Vatican announces wearable 'eRosary' smart device and app for guided prayer Link => https://www.nbcnews.com/news/religion/vatican-announces-wearable-erosary-smart-device-app-guided-prayer-n1067806 [SHIT] Proposed bill would make Bible courses a requirement in Florida public schools Link => https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/proposed-bill-would-make-bible-courses-a-requirement-in-florida-public-schools [News] In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace Link => https://www.pewforum.org/2019/10/17/in-u-s-decline-of-christianity-continues-at-rapid-pace/ [News] Atheists Blast A.G. Barr’s Fact-Free Attack on Secularism Link => https://www.atheists.org/2019/10/barr-blaming-secularism/ [Video] Ron Reagan ad for Freedom From Religion Foundation airs during Democrat presidential debate. Network that did not air it faced secular backlash! View the full article
  18. Eric Murphy and Christy Powell. Viewer calls. View the full article
  19. Matt was born in Wichita, Kansas and lived there until about age 7. He was raised non-denominational/charismatic mostly in the Assemblies of God churches and had full on believed by age 5. He had great parents and never had too many issues in the church. However, he always had a great fear of hell even as a Christian. He was in and out of church most of his life until his first divorce. Then went to bible college at a very charismatic school in 2009. He began seeing cracks and flaws in that particular doctrine and started pulling back. He had gotten his minister's license close to graduation and upon graduation went straight to the mission field in Asia in 2011/12. He worked with the underground church in China and the Burmese refugees I’m Thailand. He finally began having more questions over the years until he couldn’t do it anymore because of how it was just messing his head up. 10,000 religions, 40,000 plus denominations within Christianity alone, good people going to hell, simply for not believing. He hated the way Christians viewed & spoke to the LGBTQ community and other faiths like they all couldn’t just be people, but had to be a mission and Christians had to have an agenda. He felt that devalued all groups outside of Christendom as less than human. He hated it. Later he had a stint in rehab for alcohol and began reading books like the wisdom of insecurity from Alan Watts and Thomas Paine’s the Age of Reason. He felt like he'd found freedom in Deism. He was there for a bit, then went back out of fear. That didn’t last long. The full shift happened less than a year ago and now he is an Atheist. He said he truly feels born again and free. View the full article
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  21. Matt Dillahunty and Don Baker. Ensoulment. Don talks about silly concept of a soul, focusing on ensoulment. View the full article
  22. 2019-10-05 American Atheists open Arlington City Council meeting with secular words of inspiration from Wiccan writer [Link] https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/tarrant-county/american-atheists-arlington-wiccan/287-aa47d8c8-4b02-4e81-8bdb-86f1c0e55db2 ----- Pope names 13 new cardinals, cements majority vote and the power to reshape the Church [Link] https://religionnews.com/2019/10/05/pope-names-13-new-cardinals-cementing-a-majority-vote-and-the-power-to-reshape-the-church/ "Darth Vader was a christian at heart" ----- InterVarsity can require its leaders to be Christian, judge rules [Link] https://religionnews.com/2019/10/02/intervarsity-can-require-its-leaders-to-be-christian-judge-rules/ ----- The Supreme Court Considers Mandatory Government Funding of Religious Education [Link] https://www.aclu.org/blog/religious-liberty/religion-and-public-schools/supreme-court-considers-mandatory-government ----- [Mail] Chuck in Arizona: "Some states have laws that prevent atheists from holding office" ----- Paster Robert Jeffress says Trump is christian "warrior" and democrats worship pagan god Moloch "who allowed for child sacrifice" [Link] https://www.newsweek.com/robert-jeffress-donald-trump-defends-christians-todd-starnes-show-1462525 ----- View the full article
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    You may want to read the guidelines for this site: https://www.ex-christian.net/guidelines/. It may enlighten you as to exactly what "cause" is being supported here.
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    New words are regularly being added to the lexicon of living languages. https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-do-words-get-added-to-the-dictionary https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Ex-Christian&amp=true&defid=2031645
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