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Old 11-02-2017, 03:52 PM   #1
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The Atheist Experience

If you're not familiar with this program, here's one segment from a previous show. Matt Dilahunty is a very highly informed ex Christian minister with some terrific insights into the contradictions, imposed fears, superstitions, lies, and general BS that religion represents in today's society:


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If you're not familiar with this program, here's one segment from a previous show. Matt Dilahunty is a very highly informed ex Christian minister with some terrific insights into the contradictions, imposed fears, superstitions, lies, and general BS that religion represents in today's society
I have watched several of those on YouTube.

They're very well done, but after you've seen a few, they get a little repetitious. Not really the fault of the hosts - the callers throw out some softballs, and the hosts knock them out of the park.

There are a couple of them where callers suffered complete melt-downs - those were my favorites.
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True TIP regarding many of the calls that come in.

This segment features some of Matt's strongest logic responses, esp around the 8 min mark:

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It is programs like this that confirm without a doubt that the Bible is the most
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It is programs like this that confirm without a doubt that the Bible is the most
misunderstood book in the world.
Yea, over the years, historians and researchers have exposed it for its incredible hypocrisy and ambiguity. Here's a list of some of its craziness:


http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/number.html
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It is programs like this that confirm without a doubt that the Bible is the most
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Apparently you haven't slogged your way through Gravity's Rainbow.
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Yea, over the years, historians and researchers have exposed it for its incredible hypocrisy and ambiguity. Here's a list of some of its craziness:


http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/number.html
Don't know if you've seen this piece by Hitchens - it's worth the 10 minutes, IMHO.

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Don't know if you've seen this piece by Hitchens - it's worth the 10 minutes, IMHO.
Yea TIP, I have seen several videos by Christopher Hitchins- he was an amazing clear headed individual with a wealth of knowledge. His talks were always delivered with a unique twist of humor and that characteristic Hitch style - he's sorely missed.
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Apparently you haven't slogged your way through Gravity's Rainbow.
Yeah, the implied idea that only believers "understand" the bible is pure nonsense.

What's amusing about that trope is that it fails even if you grant it. Given the supposed stakes, why would a god who cares desperately about us use such a convoluted tool that requires years of study to understand?

My personal favorite host/guest is Tracie Harris. I strongly encourage seeking out her material.


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My personal favorite host/guest is Tracie Harris. I strongly encourage seeking out her material.
Yes, can't agree more, Tracie is a delight to listen to, she's very well spoken with terrific insight into the history - and pure craziness - of organized religion. I think Matt and her make up the best combo on the show.
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Yes, can't agree more, Tracie is a delight to listen to, she's very well spoken with terrific insight into the history - and pure craziness - of organized religion. I think Matt and her make up the best combo on the show.
Here's an article from today's Chicago Sun-Times - it's something that Tracie herself might have written.
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Yea, over the years, historians and researchers have exposed it for its incredible hypocrisy and ambiguity. Here's a list of some of its craziness:


http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/number.html
I scrolled through the list. The first one I clicked on was near the end on temptation and it did not disprove what it claims to.
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I scrolled through the list. The first one I clicked on was near the end on temptation and it did not disprove what it claims to.
I'm not a huge fan of the SAB - they are too liberal with the definition of "contradiction" and it casts doubt on the entire enterprise because of it - but if you are referring to Genesis then they are correct.
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