102: Joseph Atwill on the Authenticity of Jesus, Moral Failings of Demagoguery

By on November 5, 2013 | Discuss

Tom, Christopher Thielen, and Chris Lazare discuss Joseph Atwill’s book “Caesar’s Messiah” and the authenticity of Jesus as a historical figure, and review a recent troubling story concerning a daughter committing suicide to follow her late father into Heaven.

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101: The Pope’s Motorcycle, Opratic Conclusions, A Trip to Israel

By on October 19, 2013 | Discuss

Chris, Tom, and Robin discuss recent developments with the Pope, insensitive remarks made by Oprah, and observations on Robin’s three-week trip to Israel.

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100: Is it reasonable to believe there is a God?

By on September 16, 2013 | Discuss

Colin and Tom discuss the ‘Life, the Universe and Nothing’ debate series video ‘Is it reasonable to believe there is a God?’, the first in our “book club” series. Even if you haven’t seen the video, the debate serves as an excellent primer on modern atheism and its intellectual counterpoint.

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99: Debunking Qigong

By on September 3, 2013 | Discuss

Colin, Tom, and Chris discuss the week’s news and review the un-empirical mysticism of Qigong and one of its practitioners, Master Zhou.

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98: Victor Stenger’s ‘God and the Atom’, Empiricism Affecting Morality

By on August 27, 2013 | Discuss

Tom, Christopher Thielen, and Chris Lazare discuss Victor Stenger’s new book “God and the Atom” as well as an article suggesting empirical thoughts lead to moral action.

We’d also like to specially invite listeners to suggest favorite chapters, lectures, and essays about atheism – even well-known material – to be discussed in a future book club episode. Send your suggestions via the Contact page.

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97: Baby Names, Atheists’ Intelligence, Sexism in the Community

By on August 19, 2013 | Discuss

Robin, Tom, Colin, and Chris discuss the recent legal trouble over naming a baby ‘Messiah’, review a meta-study of the intelligence of atheists, and dive into the delicate subject of sexual assault and rape allegations in the atheist community.


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