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"Atheism and the Case Against Christ", Matt McCormick on Atheists Talk #177, Sunday July 22nd, 2012

Can we prove atheism? Can we prove that no god exists? According to one school of thought, the answer is "No", because we can't absolutely prove a negative. Philosopher Matthew McCormick, however, considers this standard to be unrealistic. It isn't the standard we apply for any other question that influences how we live our lives. Why should we treat it as the standard for accepting atheism?

In his soon-to-be-released book, McCormick lays out the case for atheism along multiple lines of argument. From the publisher's description:

Is the evidence about Jesus as it has been relayed to us over the centuries of sufficient quantity and quality to justify belief in the resurrection? How can we accept the resurrection but reject magic at the Salem witch trials? What light does contemporary research about human rationality from the fields of behavioral economics, empirical psychology, cognitive science, and philosophy shed on the resurrection and religious belief? Can we use contemporary research about the reliability of people's beliefs in the supernatural, miracles, and the paranormal to shed light on the origins of Christianity and other religions? Does it make sense that the all-powerful creator of the universe would employ miracles to achieve his ends? Can a Christian believe by faith alone and yet reasonably deny the supernatural claims of other religions? Do the arguments against Christianity support atheism?

This Sunday, Matt McCormick joins us on air to discuss his book.

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Secular Woman, Kim Rippere on Atheists Talk #176, Sunday July 15th, 2012

On June 28th of this year, the first national membership organization dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of atheist, humanist and other non-religious women was launched. This group is called Secular Woman. Secular Woman is an educational non-profit organization whose mission is to amplify the voice, presence, and influence of non-religious women.

Kim Rippere, the president of Secular Woman, will join us this Sunday to discuss the vision, mission, goals, and values of the organization. We’ll speak with Kim about the progress and accomplishments that have already been made in the first two weeks since the organization’s launch, and how Secular Woman will contribute to the broader secular and humanist communities.

Atheists Talk is produced with funding from the Minnesota Atheists and the Humanists of Minnesota. We also wish to thank Q. Cumbers restaurant for purchasing on-air advertising and for providing a great place to eat and gather. This radio program is put together by dedicated volunteers and the generous donations of listeners. If you are able to help with a donation please consider doing so at our Radio Fund page.

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African Americans for Humanism, Debbie Goddard on Atheists Talk #175, Sunday, July 8th, 2012

An African American freethinker is still regarded as a novelty, despite approximately 10% of the U.S. African American population identifying as nonreligious. African Americans for Humanism (AAH) is one of the groups trying to raise the profile of this minority within a minority, both to help these people connect when they are further marginalized by their family and friends for questioning faith and to be a voice for change within the African American community.

Debbie Goddard is the director of AAH. On Sunday, she will join us in the studio to talk about AAH's mission, what is has accomplished (including those wonderful billboards), and where it is going from here.

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Atheists Talk is produced with funding from the Minnesota Atheists and the Humanists of Minnesota. We also wish to thank Q. Cumbers restaurant for purchasing on-air advertising and for providing a great place to eat and gather. This radio program is put together by dedicated volunteers and the generous donations of listeners. If you are able to help with a donation please consider doing so at our Radio Fund page.

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"Ethics, Science or Religion?" Grant Steves on Atheists Talk #174 Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Ethics, Science, or Religion - Which Has the Answer?

"If God does not exist, anything is permitted," concludes Ivan Karamazov, a character in Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, The Brothers Karamazov. "Anything is permitted" – leads to ethics. What is the right thing to do? How has evolution influenced our ethical behavior? Has religion influenced our behavior? Are our values defined by our culture or our biology? As emotions develop, how do they help form our morality and values?"

"Ethics, Science, or Religion – Which Has the Answer?" These questions will be addressed in this program. This is a follow up to the talk Grant gave to the Minnesota Atheists meeting last November 20, 2011.

Grant is a former Board member of MNA and a past chairperson. He served as host for the Minnesota Atheists television show Atheists Talk and has been interviewed on the Minnesota Atheists radio show. He has contributed articles and reviewed books for the Minnesota Atheists newsletter. In the past, he has lectured on cults and fundamentalism. Grant has also delivered speeches at the Day of Reason. Grant holds a Doctorate in Theology, is a retired public school educator, debate coach.

The two bibliography lists below will give the listener more background and understanding of the extensive topics of ethics, science and religion.

Ethics and Morality

  1. Audi, Robert Moral Value and Human Diversity 2007
  2. Casebeer, William D. Natural Ethical Facts 2003
  3. Churchland, Patricia Braintrust 2011
  4. De Waal, Frans Primates and Philosophers 2006
  5. Gazzaniga, Michael S The Ethical Brain 2006
  6. Harris, Sam The Moral Landscape 2010
  7. Hauser, Marc D. Moral Minds 2006
  8. Hoffman, Martin Empathy and Moral Development 2000
  9. Holloway, Richard Godless Morality 2002
  10. James, Scott M. An Introduction to Evolutionary Ethics 2011
  11. Joyce, Richard The Evolution of Morality 2006
  12. Levy, Neil What Makes us Moral? 2004
  13. Singer, Peter The Expanding Circle 1981
  14. Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter Morality 2009
  15. Thompson, Paul Issues in Evolutionary Ethics 1995
  16. Wielenber, Erik J. Value and Virtue in a Godless Universe 2005

Religion

  1. Atran, Scott In Gods We Trust 2002
  2. Bellah, Robert Religion in Human Evolution 2011
  3. Boyer, Pascal Religion Explained 2001
  4. De Vries, Jan The Study of Religion 1967
  5. Eller, Jack David Introducing Anthropology of Religion 2007
  6. Guthrie, Stewart Faces in the Clouds 1993
  7. Kirkpatrick, Lee Attachment, Evolution, and the Psychology of Religion 2005
  8. Pals, Daniel L. Eight Theories of Religion 2006
  9. Pyysiainen, Ilkka How Religion Works 2003
  10. Saler, Benson Conceptualizing Religion 2000
  11. Stark,Rodeny and Roger Finke Acts of Faith 2000
  12. Wallace, Anthony Religion: An Anthropological View 1966
  13. Wilson, David Sloan Darwin's Cathedral 2003

Atheists Talk is produced with funding from the Minnesota Atheists and the Humanists of Minnesota. We also wish to thank Q. Cumbers restaurant for purchasing on-air advertising and for providing a great place to eat and gather. This radio program is put together by dedicated volunteers and the generous donations of listeners. If you are able to help with a donation please consider doing so at our Radio Fund page

 

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