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"50 Voices of Disbelief" Russell Blackford on Atheists Talk #140, November 6, 2011

50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists presents a unique and thought-provoking collection of original essays that address personal disbelief in a higher power . Drawn from an international cast of professionals in the fields of academia, science, literature, media and politics, contributors offer carefully considered statements of why they reject the idea of a deity governing the universe and human affairs. Several essays also address such issues as the social role of religion and its alternatives. The responses feature a stunning diversity of viewpoints and tone, ranging from rigorous philosophical arguments to highly personal — at times even whimsical — accounts of how each of these notable thinkers have come to reject religion in their lives. Whether you're a believer or not, 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists offers an intellectually stimulating journey into the possibilities for rational and reasonable people everywhere to live without the crutch of religion.

Join editor Russell Blackford as we discuss the book and why is was needed.

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Interview by Rachel Reiva, and hosted by Stephanie Zvan.

 

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"The Atheist's Guide to Reality" Alex Rosenberg on Atheists Talk #139, October 30, 2011

Many religions claim to hold the answers to life’s big questions: What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? From where do we get our morals? Some say it’s all because of God, and that leaves us atheists throwing our hands in the air.

But now Alex Rosenberg has written a book just for us. In The Atheist’s Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life Without Illusions, Dr. Rosenberg walks us through the science that succeeds in providing these answers without having to fall back on supernatural explanations. He celebrates scientism, embraces “nice nihilism” and takes us on a fast-paced, wild journey through the physics, chemistry and biology that explain our past, present and future. He shows how science influences our politics, ethics, and how we think about ourselves and the world around us.

Dr. Alexander Rosenberg is the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, and the co-director of Duke’s Center for the Philosophy of Biology. His areas of interest include metaphysics, David Hume and causation, and the philosophy of economics, biology, and cognitive and behavioral science. He is a prolific author, with thirteen published books, contributions in two anthologies of philosophy and approximately 180 journal articles spanning from 1972 to the present.

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Interview by Carl Hancock and Scott Lohman, and hosted by Brianne Bilyeu.

 

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"Religion, Patriarchy, and Sexual Repression" Sunsara Taylor on Atheists Talk #138, October 23, 2011

Why do all the world's major religions have patriarchy and the enslavement of women at their core? We examine why everyone who cares about equality and liberation for women should fight against the shackles of religion.

Sunsara Taylor will explore these questions with regards to the conditions of women worldwide, but with an emphasis on dispelling any illusion that religion -- and Christianity in particular -- is any more "enlightened" as it is practiced here in the U.S. She will draw from AWAY WITH ALL GODS! Unchaining the Mind and Radically Changing the World by Bob Avakian.

Sunsara Taylor writes for Revolution Newspaper, sits on the Advisory Board of The World Can't Wait, and is a co-host on "Equal Time for Freethought" on WBAI radio in NYC.

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Sunsara Taylor's Blog
From the Burkha to the Thong --Sunsara's campus tour speech
Away With All Gods: Sunsara Taylor on Atheists Talk Radio #0067, April 26, 2009

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Interview by George Kane and hosted by Stephanie Zvan.

 

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"Exploring Religious Violence" David Eller on Atheists Talk #137, Sunday, October 16, 2011

David Eller is a cultural anthropologist who has spent considerable time on the topics of violence and religion. In his recent book, Cruel Creeds, Virtuous Violence: Religious Violence Across Culture and History, he explores the intersection of the two. He examines the various types of religious violence and the interaction between the cultural and religious factors that contribute to that violence. He looks at how religion can shape a culture in ways that make violence more likely, or less. Please join us as we discuss this fascinating--and ever timely--topic.

Links of interest:

Cruel Creeds, Virtuous Violence: Religious Violence Across Culture and History
David Eller on Atheists Talk in 2009 , discussing Atheism Advanced: Further Thoughts of A Freethinker

Atheists Talk is produced with funding from the Minnesota Atheists, the Humanists of Minnesota, and the generous support of our members and donors. We also wish to thank Q. Cumbers restaurant for purchasing on-air advertising and for providing a great place to eat and gather.

Interview by Carl Hancock and hosted by Brianne Bilyeu.

 

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