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The Non-Prophets 19.04 with Denis Loubet, Jen Aldrich, & Rachel Watson

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Guest Hosts: Jen Aldrich & Rachel Watson
[NEWS] Catholic Priest Says 'Pedophilia doesn't kill anyone' After Barring Abortion-Rights Lawmakers From Communion
URL => https://www.newsweek.com/rhode-island-priest-abortion-ban-communion-1486470
Denis: "Catholic Church, fuck you!"
[NEWS] Trump taps new director of grants office that gave awards to Hookers for Jesus
URL => https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-grants/trump-taps-new-director-of-grants-office-that-gave-awards-to-hookers-for-jesus-idUSKBN2072VV
[NEWS] Fishing For Love: Advice For Daughters
URL => https://www.worldreligionnews.com/religion-news/fishing-love-advice-daughters
[NEWS] Gallup: 60% Of Americans Say They Could Vote For An Atheist President
URL => https://www.richarddawkins.net/2020/02/gallup-60-of-americans-say-they-could-vote-for-an-atheist-president/
Original Poll => https://news.gallup.com/poll/254120/less-half-vote-socialist-president.aspx
[Denis Has A Question] If you're going to test people to see how "good or bad" they are, would you give them a test where they can choose A or B without consequences? Or would you say they would be rewarded if they choose A and punished if they choose B?
Rat Park => https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_Park
What Does “Rat Park” Teach Us About Addiction? => https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/substance-use-disorder/what-does-rat-park-teach-us-about-addiction
[MAIL: Chuck] God's Prediction Ability
"Since God is all-knowing, he must know what I'll decide to eat for supper tomorrow. But can he tell me today what that will be? I'm told that his foreknowledge doesn't limit my free will, so if he tells me what I'll choose to eat, I'm going to choose something else just to make him be wrong. So will God be wrong and is not omniscient or be unable to tell me and is not omnipotent?"
[MAIL: Chuck] Religion vs Atheism
While atheists point out barbarity committed in the name of religion and the religious blame atheism for secular atrocities, both sides should notice what they have in common which is people in positions of excessive power.
[MAIL: Chuck] Genetic Fallacy Abuse
"When atheists point out the origin of a religion as a reason for disbelief, the religious like to call it the 'genetic fallacy'
and claim that the origin of a belief is not evidence that the belief isn't true. But that's not what's going on. The atheists are pointing out that the originators of a religion don't offer good reasons to believe it, so it's not a fallacy to withhold belief. The claim isn't that the ancient goat herders were wrong but just that there's no reason to agree with them. When scientists publish their findings, they also publish their work so that others can check it for accuracy. They do give reasons for belief."
[MAIL: Joe] Is atheism a kind of religion?
"It has been said that atheism is a religion in the same way that not playing golf is a sport...It's also been suggested that human beings are hardwired through evolution to be religious...We all have our quasi-religions... be it a political persuasion, a cultural or ethnic identity, ...the military.
"I would argue that atheism...actually fulfills a behavioral imperative that aligns us closer to the faithful masses of theistic religions than we might like to admit."

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