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Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.
 
To create a positive impact on our shared world, our mission is to provide a community that values and promotes a freethinking life unencumbered by the biases of tradition, dogma, and authority and that encourages people to live a reason and evidence-based life characterized by close fellowship, ethical contemplation, critical thinking, community service, and the appreciation of scientific knowledge and understanding of the universe and our place in it.
 
Plain speaking is necessary in any discussion of religion, for if the freethinker attacks the religious dogmas with hesitation, the orthodox believer assumes that it is with regret that the freethinker would remove the crutch that supports the orthodox. And all religious beliefs are "crutches" hindering the free locomotive efforts of an advancing humanity. There are no problems related to human progress and happiness in this age which any theology can solve, and which the teachings of freeth ...
 
Can two skeptics solve the world’s issues? Scientific skepticism is the practice of seeking whether extraordinary claims are supported by extraordinary evidence. It may be helpful not to think of skepticism as the opposite of optimism, but as the opposite of unquestioning certainty.In this weekly podcast, Harrison and Jake use a combination of science, skepticism, free thought and rationality to challenge all popular and unpopular beliefs. As a general warning, if you hold views near and dea ...
 
The novel details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults - Waldo, Em and Lyndall - who live on a farm in the Karoo region of South Africa. The story is set in the middle- to late Nineteenth century - the First Boer War is alluded to, but not mentioned by name. The book is semi-autobiographical: in particular, the two principal protagonists (Waldo and Lyndall) display strong similarities to Schreiner's life and philosophy. The book was first published in 1883 in L ...
 
Podcasts of Freethought Radio, a division of the Freethought Media Network. Truth-telling, revolutionary independent media hosted & produced by founder Ali Salaam. "Independent music, independent talk, independent minds." Official site: www.FreethoughtMedia.org or facebook.com/freethoughtradio Although copyright laws are bulls**t, I would rather not get sued for actions that are not my own, so unauthorized duplication of the musical content of the podcasts, whether in full or any segment of ...
 
To create a positive impact on our shared world, our mission is to provide a community that values and promotes a freethinking life unencumbered by the biases of tradition, dogma, and authority and that encourages people to live a reason and evidence-based life characterized by close fellowship, ethical contemplation, critical thinking, community service, and the appreciation of scientific knowledge and understanding of the universe and our place in it.
 
God is a big subject -- and many of us are tired of the dogma associated with it. We talk about the issues of the day, including separation of church and state, politics, the so-called culture wars, as well as religion and free thought. Some of our shows feature controversial guests; others focus on spirituality and our attempt to understand humankind's place in the universe.
 
"Believing as I do that James Thomson is, since Shelley, the most brilliant genius who has wielded a pen in the service of Freethought, I take a natural pride and pleasure in rescuing the following articles from burial in the great mausoleum of the periodical press. There will doubtless be a diversity of opinion as to their value. One critic, for instance, has called “The Story of a Famous Old Jewish Firm” a witless squib; but, on the other hand, the late Professor Clifford considered it a p ...
 
A controversial lecturer, brilliant lawyer, and arguably the most famous orator of the mid to late 1800's, Ingersoll railed against the absurdities of the Bible and cruelties of Christianity, particularly the horrific notion of "eternal damnation". He tirelessly supported the arts, education, science, women’s rights, abolition, home, family, children, and human liberty. As a leader of the Freethought movement, his creed was: “Happiness is the only good, Reason the only torch, Justice the onl ...
 
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Sarah & Allie discuss news of the week(ish). From a serious toxic leak in Tampa Bay to the Chauvin trial in the murder of George Floyd, we connect the dots and probably make you angry. That's OK, we're angry, too. Winding down the Parents Bill of Rights and Moment of Silence Bills Reservoir leak in Manatee County Chauvin Trial FL HB1: The Anti-Prot…
 
I interview journalist (and senior fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity) Mustafa Akyol, author of Reopening Muslim Minds, in which he outlines how the Islamic world lost its way, and how it can move toward progress and modernity by leveraging traditions from its own past. For more about Mustafa and his work visit …
 
In anticipation of the upcoming Easter holiday (April, 4, 2021), ETFF celebrates with a special look at immortality. Featuring- an interview with the foremost advocate for radical life extension and chief science officer for the SENS foundation, Aubrey de Grey; a video essay called ‘Why Die’; our annual Jesus vs. the Easter Bunny debate; and more! …
 
Sarah Ray joins the Ameiys to talk TikTok, circumcision, thrift shop ghosts, and so much more! Check out Freethought in Florida! As always, this episode contains (a lot of) salty language. Consider yourself warned. Please consider giving us all (or some) of your moneyz on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/secularsoup Or on PayPal at PayPal.me/deli…
 
The Amieys recap a helluva week including the Chauvin trial in Minneapolis, the QAnon documentary on HBO, Lil Nas X and his satanic shoes, gendered potatoes, and roller skates. As always, this episode contains (a lot of) salty language. Consider yourself warned. Please consider giving us all (or some) of your moneyz on Patreon at https://www.patreo…
 
We celebrate the fact that U.S. church membership is now below 50 percent, complain about voter suppression by evangelicals, and announce a historic endowment for Secular Studies. After hearing the Dan Barker/Charles Strouse song "Poor Little Me," we talk with neuroscientist and freethinker (and creator of the Palm Pilot) Jeff Hawkins about his new…
 
Have you wondered what it's like to get caught up in a conspiracy theory? QAnon, the 9/11 truth movement, lizard people who want to take over the world. What does it take for rational humans to believe such outstandingly irrational beliefs? In this week's episode, Leighann Lord speaks to Stephanie Kemmerer about her personal journey falling in and …
 
I interview scientist and science advocate Dr. David Robert Grimes about his new book Good Thinking: Why Flawed Logic Puts Us All at Risk and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World. For more about David and his work visit DavidRobertGrimes.com. To buy a copy of the book for yourself click here. Plus: The 21-year-old man who murdered eight people …
 
Monica Miller, Legal Director and Senior Counsel with American Humanist Association joins to discuss a recent SCOTUS case that brought AHA together with Alliance Defending Freedom over issues of campus free speech and religious expression. We'll also talk about other cases and legislation in Florida and beyond. American Humanist Association Religio…
 
Happy spring! FFRF attorney Maddy Zeigler reports legal victories in Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. A year into the pandemic, we see that "thoughts and prayers" are no match for science and action. We hear Roy Zimmerman sing "To The Victims of This Tragedy." Then we ask: Is atheism good for your health? We speak with Professor David Speed of t…
 
Amy learns about TikTok & Macklemore, Ami recounts the terrifying Texas deep freeze, and a discussion is had about kids’ friends and their parents. As always, this episode contains (a lot of) salty language. Consider yourself warned. Please consider giving us all (or some) of your moneyz on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/secularsoup Or on PayPa…
 
CPAC attendees worship a Trump golden idol; McConnell is 2-faced again; Ark Encounter screws Grant County Schools again; Biden's inauguration church service; KY bills granting religious exceptions for COVID-19 vaccines. https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx... https://www.cbsnews.com/.../mitch-mcconnell-trump.../ https://www.nbcnews.com/.../…
 
JR Becker, Best Selling Author of the Annabelle & Aiden series of children's books joins us for a chat about writing science & skepticism books for kids and kick off his next book, "Oh My Gods! A History of Belief" - A stunning children's book on the history of our beliefs and gods, and what they say about us. Kickstart the new book! OhMyGodsTheBoo…
 
I interview Emily Joy Allison, author of #ChurchToo: How Purity Culture Upholds Abuse and How to Find Healing, in which she shares her deeply personal story and offers a way forward for survivors of church-based indoctrination and mistreatment. To buy a copy of this book click here. For more about Emily and her work visit EmilyJoyPoetry.com. Plus: …
 
We celebrate Women's History Month by cheering New Mexico's law overturning the ban on abortion. The Do No Harm Act passed the House of Representatives. FFRF reports a state/church victory in Alabama and a legal complaint over a North Carolina public school entangling with a local church. After hearing the feminist anthem "Bread and Roses," we talk…
 
Juror 13: She's not guilty! The "Holy Spirit" told me. Florida Spring water bottling to expand after permit approval Moment of Silence Bill Advances; Fox 35 Orlando Coverage Sen. Dennis Baxley bill would mandate moment of silence in Florida schools Georgia Bill Would Replace Moment of Silence with Specific Christian Prayer in Public Schools ACPC Di…
 
Colorado is getting tough on molesting clergy, Congress is passing the Equality Act to protect the LGBTQ community against Christian nationalists, and taxes are being appropriated to pay for a Kentucky church. FFRF intern and blogger Barbara Alvarez tells us about the bad South Carolina abortion law and about how members of Congress are being shunn…
 
This week the Amieys are joined by Noah Lugeons to talk about his new-ish book, Outbreak: A Crisis of Faith: How Religion Ruined Our Global Pandemic. Don’t tell anyone, but he drops some hot gossip too. . .Check out Noah on like 400 podcasts: The Scathing Atheist God Awful Movies Citation Needed The Skepticrat D&D Minus As always, this episode cont…
 
I interview Ian Rosenberg, media lawyer, legal counsel for ABC News, and author of The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases that Define Our First Amendment Freedoms. For more about Ian and his book visit thefightforfreespeech.com. Plus: Donald Trump survived his second impeachment, and now the Republican Party continues the project of ejecting anyone w…
 
Dale McGowan joins Sarah Ray and Devon Graham for a conversation about secular parenting in a still highly-religious world. We talk about parenting during difficult world events and take viewer questions. Dale's Links Dale's Website: https://dalemcgowan.com/ How Music Does That Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/show/how-music-does-that Raising Free…
 
An Atheist and a Christian Walk Into a Bar | Overcoming Differences America is as polarized as it's been in decades as our citizenry draws lines in the sand over a variety of issues. Friends and family who hold different political or religious persuasions may find it hard to impossible to hold civil conversation together. One friendship hasn't suff…
 
Our guest this week is Bryce Blankenagel, host of the Naked Mormonism and Glass Box podcasts. Bryce Blankenagel Introduction - Naked Mormonism - Glass Box Podcast Mormon Missions Designed to Fail? Mormons and the Boy Scouts - Church Divorcing from BSA - BSA Files for Bankruptcy over Sex Abuse Claims - History of Abuse in Scounting LDS Youth & Worth…
 
This week Amy chats with Brently from the Unapologetix podcast about his experiences being homeschooled in a religious home, while she continues to think out loud about unschooling. As always, this episode contains (a lot of) salty language. Consider yourself warned. Please consider giving us all (or some) of your moneyz on Patreon at https://www.p…
 
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