Bonus Episode 2 - Dr. Richard Carrier on the Intersection of Humanism and Polyamory

May 30th, 2016

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Atheists of Utah was fortunate to be able to work with Dr. Carrier to sponsor this event at the downtown Salt Lake City public library while he is moving across the country.


We apologize for the audio quality not being as good as the talk deserves, but the content is very interesting and informative. We have several friends in the polyamory community and thought we knew a lot about their world, but w learned more during this one talk than we have in the last two or three years combined. 


Richard Carrier, Ph.D., is a philosopher and historian with degrees from Berkeley and Columbia, specializing in the contemporary philosophy of naturalism, and in Greco-Roman philosophy, science, and religion, including the origins of Christianity. He blogs and lectures worldwide, teaches courses online at Partners for Secular Activism, and is the author of many books, including his defense of a naturalist worldview in Sense and Goodness without God, his academic case for the non-existence of Jesus in On the Historicity of Jesus, his work on historical methodology in Proving History, his study of ancient science in Science Education in the Early Roman Empire, his responses to 21st century Christian apologetics in Why I Am Not a Christian and Not the Impossible Faith, and an anthology of his papers on the subject of history in Hitler Homer Bible Christ. He has also authored chapters in many other books, and articles in magazines and academic journals, and on his namesake blog, covering subjects from politics and philosophy to feminism and polyamory. 


For more about Dr. Carrier and his work see www.richardcarrier.info.

 


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107 - Free Will

May 26th, 2016

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We spend quite a bit of time talking about the notion of free will. Does it exist, or does it only seem to exist because of a post hoc rationalization? We also cover the following items:

  • Matt responds to a criticism/challenge from Felicia Entwistle from the Utah Outcasts podcast
  • Glenn Beck says America is on its way to normalizing pedophilia
  • Texas man fatally shoots 3-year-old stepson for jumping on the bed
  • The Angel Moroni atop the Bountiful, Utah temple is struck by lightning
  • More from Ryan's Christian Facebook friend
  • A Craig's List ad is placed seeking Book of Mormon artifacts
  • Oklahoma Governor, Mary Fallin, encouraged the use of the wrong lethal injection drug
 

 
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106 - Bible LARPing

May 19th, 2016

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It was a long night & we were all a little punchy by the end of the show, but we didn't want to leave the rebelutionaries without having anything from us this week. You're welcome.

  • Intro to determinism and free will
  • What Trump has in common with his voting base
  • How many guns are there in the US?
  • Gordon Klingenshit doesn't like the idea of atheist scholarships
  • More from Ryan's Christian Facebook friend
  • Bible LARPing
  • Glenn Beck calls for conservatives to leave the Republican party
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson says God will punish America
  • In lieu of flowers, don't vote for Hillary
  • American Atheists files suit against Bradley County Sherriff's Office in Tennessee
  • Kentucky Fried Fingernails
  • Atheist and supporter of The Satanic Temple, Steve Hill, is running for public office in California
  • 7-year-old Muslim boy killed for cursing God
  • David Duke hopes to get Trump to embrace full-blown antisemitism
  • Planned Parenthood employee schools an online commenter
 

 
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105 - Lockets Full of Demon Semen

May 13th, 2016

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We're all very busy for the next couple weeks so this episode is a bit shorter than usual, but it's still chock-full of blasphemous goodies. We even start a discussion about the existence of free will.

  • Why Ted Cruz failed
  • Mentally ill man trades meds for the Bible
  • Only in the US does it matter if you're an elected official who also happens to be a Muslim
  • North Carolina Governor, Pat McCrory, doubles down on his ignorant bigotry
  • South Carolina has a "Stand Your Ground" law that leads to horrors Floridians haven't dreamed of
  • Ryan shares more from his Christian friend's Facebook account
  • Christians caught in the zombie zeitgeist
  • Firefighters don't use poles
  • An Israeli man tried to file a restraining order against God
Closing song: M - Pop Muzik
 

 
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104 - The Donald Trumps God

May 6th, 2016

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It's been a rough week at the Heathen Hacienda but we can't help thinking Ted Cruz dropping out of the race for POTUS is one of the best things ever. 

 

In this episode:

  • Chaplin was a good dog
  • Indonesians worship a blow-up doll
  • God forgot he had anointed Ted Cruz as the next President of the United States
  • The LDS Church does the very least it can to stop child predators in their ranks
  • Tyler Glenn is PISSED OFF at the LDS Church
  • Donald Trump is now the presumptive GOP nominee for POTUS
  • Satanists dislike Ted Cruz being compared to Lucifer 
  • Ryan has a Christian friend
  • Attack of the Ed Geinster Bunny
  • David Duke celebrates Trump's win
  • US Justice Department says North Carolina's discriminatory legislation is unconstitutional
  • The cost of prayer in the United States Congress
  • We answer a listener question about the decreasing influence of religion in politics
  • Glenn Beck's tall tales
  • #TheBibleHasTaughtMe
  • Philly Jesus
  • Gordon Klingenshit fears people having sex in his guest room
  • Gun dispute at Walgreens
  • Bees are making "special" honey
  • GMO is of the Devil!
Closing song: Tyler Glenn - Trash
 

 
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