Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bill Maher Panel Clash Over Using the Words "Islamic Extremism"

Real Time With Bill Maher : Bill Maher Panel Clash Over Using the Words "Islamic Extremism"

Reihan Salam, executive editor, National Review
Jennifer Granholm, Michigan (D)

March 2016

Sodom And Gomorrah - The Real Sin City

In the Book of Genesis, God punishes the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone as punishment for their sins. Is the story just a cautionary tale, or did these cities really exist? To find out, Josh Bernstein travels to the southeastern edge of the Dead Sea to examine the archaeological record. In Jordan, he studies the charred ruins of Bab-Edh-Dhra and Numeira - thought by many to be the real Sodom and Gomorrah; he harvests pure sulfur and turns it into brimstone (then tests the material to see how powerful it is); in Israel, he scales a cliff to measure one of the greatest earthquakes to ever hit the region; finally, standing atop Mt. Sodom, he stands beneath a pillar of rock salt named "Lot's Wife," after the spouse who dared to gaze back on the handiwork of God.

Sodom and Gomorrah can be found in Genesis 19 (Holy Bible)

A Biblical Story Explained (Horace & Pete)

A typical day at Horace & Pete bar where a regular breaks down the well-known biblical story Sodom and Gomorrah. Well, you probably never heard the version of the story that is conveyed by this guy. Enjoy!

A Biblical Story Explained (Horace & Pete) Louis CK, Steve Buscemi

March 2016


Sodom and Gomorrah can be found in Genesis 19 (Holy Bible)

Stephen Fry on American Cults

From ''The Great Disappointment of 1844'' to the ''Rapture of 1988.'' Interesting, quite, and funny. QI with Jo Brand, David Mitchell, Sean Lock and Alan Davies. A BBC production,

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

QI: Drinks

The BBC television show with Allan Davis and Stephen Fry, talking about dart.

QI s04e06 Drinks
by BBC

Christian Justice

What would the American Justice System be like if we implemented New Testament rules?

Magic Sandwich Show: Tweets and the issue of Islam

Thank you for watching another exciting edition of the Magic Sandwich Show.

On the show were Hogtie, Ozy and therumpus.

After the topical news introduction the conversation concentrated on the issues of Islam and its ideology.

The Magic Sandwich Show, no 120

Leah Remini talks about Surviving Hollywood and Scientology on The View

Leah Remini talks about her book 'Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology' on The View

Leah Remini talks about leaving Scientology - and her book about the sucject of leaving Scientology and more.

November 3rd, 2015.

Where did we come from?

Did the entire human race originate in Africa? Are people from different parts of the world related to each other? How similar are humans to chimpanzees? Gene experts look into all these questions by studying DNA.

Where did we come from? - Science Documentary with Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Discovery Channel. Nova Science Now

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

If God Became an SJW

Can Jeffery talk God out of being an SJW, or will SJWs themselves make God realize what a carcinogenic ideology they espouse? Perhaps actions will speak louder than words. I understand that I'll probably get a lot of shit for this video, and to those of you who disagree, please try to refrain from a typical unthinking Pavlovian response to my use of the dreaded SJW "buzzword" (or "bellword" as it were). Social justice has been bastardized into the new creationism. In its name, people have been supporting unsubstantiated belief and suspicion over evidence. Concepts that were once clear and valid, like safe spaces, triggers, privilege, racism, and sexism, have had their meanings altered to the point of deception through the repeated abuse and misuse of the terminology until it succumbs to utter triviality at best, downright divisiveness at worst, and ultimately exemplifies the ironic justification of blatant bigotry through collectivist ideals that strive to supplant perceived supremacy with intentional supremacy and authoritarianism. "...but, but, but, DarkMatter, why would you be against equality?!" Yeah right. Beware of those who co-opt virtuous language to suit their nefarious deeds. Such hypocrisy is abhorrent to me, so I reserve the right to speak about it. If you care about equality, as I do, then you'll reject its misuse as a term.

I would also caution against falling into similar tactics through the overuse/misuse of terms like "SJW" and "regressive" which are terms that can certainly be valid, but shouldn't be applied to people who do not manufacture controversy and are sincerely trying to fight actual injustices, like real racism and real sexism, with no thought of using such battles solely to elevate their status. Overusing and misapplying those terms is little different than calling everyone racist and sexist at the drop of a hat.

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When the Cosmos Turns Bad: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. From 2006 to 2011, he hosted the educational science television show NOVA ScienceNow on PBS and has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Real Time with Bill Maher.

Since 2009, he has hosted the weekly radio show Star Talk. In 2014, Tyson hosted the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a sequel to Carl Sagan's 1980 series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.

When the Cosmos Turns Bad: Neil deGrasse Tyson - Education, Astrophysics, Death by Black Hole (2007)

QI XL - The Future

With Rob Brydon, Sean Lock and Ben Miller.

QI XL F09 - The Future

Rape Kit Backlog | Renee Unterman

You'd think crucial evidence for one of the worst crimes imaginable wouldn't be gathering dust on a shelf like a can of creamed corn. But you'd be wrong.

Renee Unterman, state senator from Georgia
Craig Rowland, Sheriff in Bringham County

Rape Kit Backlog | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS

I'll Believe in God When This Happens

If I were God, you wouldn't need to ask me (pray) to heal your child's cancer. I'd just fucking do it. If you believe that God "intervenes", that He performs miracles, or that He has a grand plan, then you are utterly thoughtless. Look around you. The complete randomness of the world suggests that there is absolutely no scheme going on behind the scenes. If there is, however, then God is one scary motherfucker, deserving only fear - not praise.

Monday, March 28, 2016

A short tour through evangelical hell

A round up of videos for a semi-secret show from Brooklyn.

With Damon Thompson

Christian Nightmares presents: A short tour through evangelical hell

John Oliver: Conspiracies

John Oliver wakes up the sheeple who have had the wool pulled over their eyes by the lamestream media.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Conspiracies (Web Exclusive)

HBO video from March 2016

Cruz 101 | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Get to know one half of the GOP's' Sophie's Choice.

Cruz 101 | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS
March 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Health and Safety: QI XL

Episode 10: Alan Davies, Jeremy Clarkson, David Mitchell and Ross Noble!! =)

Health and Safety: QI XL

How to Stop Being a Fundamentalist Evangelical Christian

Frank Schaeffer, writer, former Evangelical Christian, and author of Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God, joins David to discuss his past within his parents Evangelical community and his separation from Christianity.


Photo of first US penny: Liberty Parent of Science & Industry

The coin, known as the "Birch Cent," was made in 1792, and has the text: Liberty Parent of Science & Industry written on

First U.S. penny sold for $1.2 million by CNN Money

Liberty Parent of Science & Industry

Bible: The Book Of Daniel as a Movie

The Book Of Daniel Movie.

Bible: The Book Of Daniel as a Movie. English 2014

Saturday, March 26, 2016

QI XL - History

Episode 16: Alan Davies, Rob Brydon, David Mitchell and Sandi Toksvig. =)


Christian Terrorism

Is Christian Terrorism about to expand its frontier?

Other links by Brian Keith Dalton,

Why does anyone believe the Bible?

AronRa: I only had a half hour to speak and they started me off late, so I ran way over. That was awkward. In retrospect, I think I was giving two different 20 minute talks that day. Plus it is obvious that I ride a motorcycle over thirty miles a day in the Texas sun, because I have an obvious tan line from my bandana. Must do something about that next time.

This was the Secular Student Alliance eastern national conference at Ohio State University in Columbus on 2013/07/13.

Biblical Marriage - Rape Your Way In, Stone Your Way Out

Be happy that Christians cherry-pick their bibles. Be very happy.

Hey Bill Nye: Can Science Eradicate Religion and Myth from Politics?

Religious practices run deep in many cultures and their influence will be slow to fade away. But this shouldn't deter a scientific outlook from helping us make practical decisions in life.


Aditya Bakshi: Hey Bill. This is Aditya Bakshi. I'm a mechanical engineer graduate from India. My question to you is why are so many people attracted to pseudoscience and what can we as a society do to stop pseudoscience if it has the support of religious fundamentalists and hyper nationalist? For example, the recently concluded Indian Science Congress was criticized heavily for featuring a lot of pseudoscience and mythology. Thank you.

Bill Nye: Greetings Aditya. I'm saying it as best I can. Aditya? I'm saying it as best I can. I have spent just about two weeks in India and I got to say I was very impressed with how much pseudoscience there is, how much spiritualism there is. I guess those aren't the same thing. And a lot of people - it's very common for people from my country, from the United States to go to India to get a new way of looking at life, to get a new spiritual prospective. And as you suggested these things, pseudoscience and the spiritual perspective seem to be tied together. But science, this process that humans have come up with where you make an observation; you come up with a hypothesis, a reason you think this observation happen, this phenomenon occurred, and then you come up with a way to test it. An experiment. You test it. You see what happened. You compare that to what you thought would happen and you know nature and this extraordinary way that enables us to have cars and trucks and the green revolution and feed everybody and clean water for a lot of people and electricity and spaceflight and putting things in orbit around Mars, the Mars Orbiting Mission, ISRO, Indian Space Research Organization's mission. Very cool. This is a great concern. All I can say is, well not all I can say, but something I will say about pseudoscience. Well, in the United States it's very common to use the phrase critical thinking, being critical of claims is that it's a process.

Hey Bill Nye, 'Can Science Eradicate Religion and Myth from Politics?' #TuesdaysWithBill

Friday, March 25, 2016

There is No God at CPAC | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Can one disagreeable atheist persuade a conference of believers that their religion must be trampled and then re-trampled into dust?

Following Dave Silverman - Atheist Voter - at CPAC

Watch Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on TBS!


Atheists in the Military Thinking Atheist podcast

Atheists in Foxholes by Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers

Atheists In Foxholes by Freedom From Religion Foundation

Louis CK - Lick my balls if you love Jesus

Louis CK - Stand Up comedy

Louis CK - Lick my balls if you love Jesus (2003)

How I Gave Up Religion

The script here is taken from a YouTube message I sent to a likable and well-meaning creationist during a back-and-forth about a year ago.

Video by 43alley

Correcting Ken Ham and his Facebook following

AronRa was addressing comments posted by Ken Ham of answersingenesis. Ken Ham not only ridiculed AronRa's wife for her accurate explanation of human taxonomy, but he also denied the scientific consensus that 'wisdom' teeth are evidence of evolution or vestiges of ape ancestry.

Answering answers in Genesis: Why wisdom teeth are vestigial evidence that Ken Ham is an ape. This was AronRa's presentation to the Dallas Fellowship of Freethought on 2013/06/16.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Unreliable Birth Story of Jesus

An Atheist Reads the Bible 9. Narrated by dprjones & DarkMatter2525.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

How Religion Harms Education

Atheist Ireland gave me the title of the topic they wanted me to talk about, because this is as important an issue for them as it is for me back home in Texas. This is largely because they have no separation of church and state, and every school is a religious school.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Why most people are bad at mathematics - Neil deGrasse Tyson asks Richard Dawkins

Why people are bad at mathematics? Asks neil degrasse Tyson to Richard dawkins.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Evolution of Jesus in the Bible

Liar, Lunatic or Lord ... or something else?

User HConstantine pointed out to me that the water into wine miracle was the first miracle in John, not Mark. Not sure why I did that. I guess because it's my favorite miracle (number one in my mind!).

(2) User roohif correctly pointed out that I put Acts in the wrong place on the time line. Acts is believed to be written by the same author of Luke. Luke is a gospel and Acts deals with the events regarding the apostles after Jesus's death. It only makes sense that Acts follows Luke. It's probable that Acts was written between 90-100, some sources say later, and of course conservative estimates have it decades earlier.

(3) What Paul says or doesn't say about the Resurrection

I think this should go under "Clarifications," but I want to be clear that I'm not claiming that Paul doesn't address the resurrection. He clearly does. My point with his letters is that we don't get enough detail about Jesus. Think of it this way ... what if we never had the gospels (nor any substitute (gnostic, etc)? What would Christians claim to know about Jesus? Not very much.

(4) Paul may not have written II Thessalonians. There is a split among scholars as to whether this book was written by Paul, a follower, a huckster posing as Paul, etc. This doesn't really change anything with the video, but I wanted to point it out anyway.

...but intelligent people believe in God

Why have so many intelligent people believed in God?
Allow me to count the ways.
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As someone who never believed in God, people who had to deconvert really impress me. You overcame so many odds. The deck has always been stacked against you, yet you prevailed. You were honest with yourself. Don't buy into the idea that figuring out God doesn't exist is no big deal. It is a big deal. You found your way out of an intricate maze that was brilliantly designed to contain you for a lifetime. There are geniuses who couldn't do what you did.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Atheist Debates - The Exodus

The story of the Exodus isn't merely missing supporting evidence, it's wholly unbelievable. The presentation of the characters and their actions isn't consistent with a group of people who witnessed miraculous events - and the actions of the God of this story represent an individual as confused, irrational and unbelievable as the people writing the story.

Part of the Atheist Debates Patreon project:

Friday, March 18, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Aliens, Pyramids, Time Travel, Horoscopes

Astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and TV personality, Neil deGrasse Tyson is one smart guy. Joining Sway In The Morning to speak on his new show "StarTalk" which airs on National Geographic on Monday nights, Tyson shares his thoughts on some of science's biggest mysteries as he sets the record straight.




Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Aliens, Pyramids, Time Travel, Horoscopes & Racial Relations In America

April 2015

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bill Maher DESTROYS idiots who went to heaven and back

Bill Maher DESTROYS idiots who went to heaven and back

Ben Carson and more

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tired of God

Which 10 Commandments?

Christians aren't hanging "THE" 10 Commandments in courthouses.


Footnote 1:
Regarding the image. I am getting an infinite amount of comments here and private messages saying that my formatting of the numbers is off. This is, for some reason, really bothering people.

Two things:

(1) I got the image from a free clip art website and didn't catch the formatting until people started screaming in the comments.

(2) YouTube user odwin8 said this:

"A lot of people are commenting on the Roman numerals so I thought I'd point out that "IV" and "IX" are fairly recent, and historically "IIII" and "VIIII" were more common.

Interestingly, 9 became "IX" long before 4 changed, apparently because "IV" was shorthand for Jupiter (IVPPITER)."

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Jesus and the Historian

Bart D. Ehrman presented "Jesus and the Historian" at the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Biblical scholars have long recognized the discrepancies between the four New Testament Gospels and the difficulties that result in determining who Jesus really was. Can these four Gospels be relied upon to give us an accurate account of Jesus’s words and deeds? Bart brings to bear his analysis and lengthy scholarship to answer this question.

This event was sponsored as a joint venture of St. John’s Episcopal Church, on the Square, Carlisle and the Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Jesus: the cover-up

No broadcast, no festivities, no coverage whatsoever...
Instead, it happens in the dead of night when nobody's around...?

Why? Isn't this meant to be the turning point of the history of creation?
Sounds like someone's covering something up, or trying to get away with something. But why? What? And guess who screwed it up?

It suddenly occurred to me a few months back: the 40+ years-later accounts we have of the morning of Jesus's resurrection sound exactly like the way things would have played out if Jesus had wanted NOBODY to know about it. Curious. Why would THAT be? But then when you think about the insane theology behind it - it's actually no wonder. I think I know what happened. Here's my theory.


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Whoops: at 1:31 I invented a new book of the bible called 12 John. Please just subtract 11 from it.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Does the Soul Exist? Eric Hernandez vs Matt Dillahunty

Does the soul exist? Eric Hernandez vs Matt Dillahunty

Filmed at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston, TX.

AronRa: Dealing with bullshit artist

The sound had been fixed in this version, Please enjoy. Aron Ra talks to Vito D'Amico of The Wrecking Crew Comedy Podcast, about the bible, his debates with Bob Dutko, Sye ten Bruggencate, Matt Slick, dealing with dishonest people. Why do they need to lie to much? Find your kid Slick! Your a sick sick slick little man!

Wrecking Crew Comedy Youtube

John Oliver: Encryption

Strong encryption poses problems for law enforcement, is weakening it worth the risks it presents? It’s…complicated.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Encryption (HBO)

Medieval and Macabre

Quiz show in which the aim is to be interesting.

Stephen Fry meditates on matters medieval and macabre with Julia Zemiro, Matt Lucas and David Mitchell.

QI XL Series M Episode 12: Medieval and Macabre
BBC: 2015 or 2016

What happens after you die? (Horace & Pete)

Pete: So what do you think happens after you die?
Horace: I don't know. If you are good, you go to some place where you get to drink lemonade out of a giant pussy.
Pete: Hey, why do you say things like that...
Horace: You asked me what happens after you die. That's if you are good...

Louis CK with Steve Buscemi: 'What happens after you die?' (Horace & Pete)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson Responds to B.o.B's Flat Earth Talk

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Responds to B.o.B's Flat Earth Talk + Introduces Nephew TYSON





You gotta watch Neil deGrasse Tyson Slams Flat-Earth Theorist B.o.B

Bored Game (HBO)

Real Time With Bill Maher: Web Exclusive New Rule – Bored Game (HBO)

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Reasonable Doubts Podcast interviews Bart D Ehrman: Jesus

Jeremy Beahan and Justin Schieber of the Reasonable Doubts Podcast interview Dr. Bart Ehrman on his new book.

How Jesus became a god

The Reasonable Doubts Podcast interviews Dr. Bart D. Ehrman
July 2014

QI - Monster Mash

With Sara Pascoe, Josh Widdicombe and Phill Jupitus.

QI XL M13 - Monster Mash
BBC 2015

Texas Republicans 2016

The Texas Republicans 2016. Reporter John Oliver

From HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Good luck breeding thoose lions

Some small problems on Noah's Ark according to this picture

House and Home

QI XL H09 - House and Home.

About ghosts

With Bill Bailey, Danny Baker and Eddie Izzard. Host: Stephen Fry.


Friday, March 11, 2016

ODE TO YAHWEH (with 43alley)

Get moral via religion (Judaism / Christianity)

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Abraham and Isaac

The three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Islam and Christianity) share a foundation that rests, in part, on the story of Abraham and Isaac (or, Ishmael, in the case of Islam). This story has strangely been preached as a lovely story of obedience and the foundation of a covenant with God...but what does the story really tell us?

Part of the Atheist Debates Patreon project:

Mr Deity & The Apologist

Mr. Deity is excited about one of Allah's new apologists

January 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Donald Trump's Victory Speech/Infomercial

Donald Trump uses a primary victory speech to defend his failed business ventures, which prompts Jordan Klepper to fact-check the magnate's claims.

Comedy Central. The Daily Show - Donald Trump's Victory Speech/Infomercial.

March 2016

Horace & Pete, Anus Madness

During a day when everything seems to be going wrong at the bar, Horace isn't having a "gas" with his tummy troubles. Steven Wright guest stars.

Horace & Pete, S01E01 Anus Madness


Neil deGrasse Tyson on The Anthony Cumia Show

Full Interview: Neil deGrasse Tyson on The Anthony Cumia Show

The Anthony Cumia Show, Feb 2016


Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Einstein's Gravitational Waves Theory

Bible Interpretation: Upside Down

In an upside-down world, with upside-down understandings of morality and of the value of love,... their interpretation of the bible and the debate about its relevance sure sounds familiar, in an upside-down-ish kind of way.

website and blog:

Dave Foley - Atheists (Stand up Comedy)

This biting and sidesplitting special follows comedian Dave Foley's struggle to survive in a world that seems intent on crsuhing common sense - featuring everything from people who don't believe in science to his ex-wife.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Correcting Darwin's Critics

Talk by AronRa about Charles Darwin and Creationists.

This Darwin Day presentation brought to you by CTHULU
Critical Thinkers, Humanists & Unbelievers at Lawrence University

Did Jesus Rise from the Dead: Richard Carrier Vs Mike Licona

Richard Carrier

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Einstein's Gravitational Waves Theory

Interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Anthony Cumia Show, Feb 2016

Oprah vs Atheism !

Here is Oprah Winfrey through the years, butting heads with atheism. The first segment features trail blazing atheists Dan Barker, and his future wife Annie Laurie Gaylor, the future co-presidents of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

The show is from 1984. Mind blowing to see how far this public debate has come.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Struggle & the Promise, OR Religion's Incompatibility with Science

A lot of scientists these days are too frightened of not getting their grants funded by congressional theocrats to tell you why religion and science are completely incompatible. Eric Stone, Ph.D., a retired neuroscientist, is no longer one of them. He will discuss the many ways these two worldviews are incompatible or downright contradictory including their logic or lack and the fact that one is about facts and testable hypotheses while the other about only far fetched notions of wish fulfillment. He will also cover how religion rejects essential features of the scientific method and how it is fooling a lot of good scientists today with its so-called “anthropic principle” and a supposedly God-“tuned” universe.

Eric did his undergraduate work at New York University and his graduate work in the Dept. of Psychology at Yale University with Neal Miller where he received his degree in Physiological Psychology (now known as Neuroscience). He conducted basic neuropsycho-pharmacological research on brain stress systems involved in depressive illness for over 40 years at NYU School of Medicine in the Depts of Psychiatry and Pharmacology and has published extensively in peer reviewed journals.

He came out as an atheist about 15 years ago and has been active in the movement ever since. He helped form Westchester Atheists in New York and took over the reins of the Rossmoor group with his co-leader and wife, Elaine, when they moved to California in 2013.

Get to know us, the Atheist Community of San Jose

Special Districts (HBO)

Special districts spend more public money than all city governments combined. That's odd considering most of us don't know they exist.

Monday, March 7, 2016

History of Atheism - The Light Shines into the Darkness

The history and challenges of atheism over the past 200,000 years.

Miracles and Historical Method - Richard Carrier

Richard Carrier talks about how to think critically about history generally, using miracles as an entertaining example. Builds on his talk last year on Bayes' Theorem

Sunday, March 6, 2016

A Few Things I've Learned About Creationists - PZ Myers

A Few Things I've Learned About Creationists - PZ Myers -Skepticon 2 Redux

Filmed at Skepticon 2 in November 2009.

Please forgive the bad camerawork, I was very much still learning at the time. This video has been converted to SD to HD.

How much exercise is too much? | Tim Noakes

Tim Noakes: UCT Professor of Sports Science

I am Tim Noakes, co-founder and executive director of the Sports Science Institute of SA, author, respected academic and A1 rated scientist.

I am a Director of UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Science, University of Cape Town. I am also the Professor, Discovery Health Chair of Exercise and Sports Science, University of Cape Town. I have long been acknowledged as an expert in the field of sports and the science of physical exercise.

My idea worth spreading to present at TEDxCapeTown 2012 is about having the right mindset to learn and achieve.

Does God Exist? - Atheist v. Theists - Stenger/Carrier/Eberhard v. Manis/Ojakangas/Self - SK2 Redux

Dr. Victor Stenger
Dr. Richard Carrier
JT Eberhard

Dr. Zach Manis
Dr. Greg Ojakangas
Dr. Charlie Self

Moderated by DJ Grothe

17:03 - I think I had to change tapes at this point, sorry for the rough cut.

Filmed at Skepticon 2 in November 2009

Saturday, March 5, 2016

How To Remain Christian

Tips for staying strong in the Christian religion.

Atheist Minority

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In God We Trust?

Filmmaker, Scott Burdick
An excelent website that details the lies of David Barton

Ehrman-Licona Debate Prove Jesus Rose from Dead

Bart Ehrman flew to Kansas City, Missouri where he debated Christian apologist Mike R. Licona on the topic, "Can Historians Prove that Jesus Rose from the Dead." Is there historical evidence that Jesus rose from the dead? The event took place on February 28, 2008 at 7 p.m. held at the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. R. Philip Roberts, the seminary's president and the debate's moderator commented previous of the event, "We are thrilled to have both Bart D. Ehrman and Mike R. Licona on campus addressing the questions many people ask these days. Apologetics, the science of defending the Christian faith, are very important. Our culture is looking for an answer. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Christian community and others to learn if the claims of Christ are defensible."

The debate is discussed in the book "Come Let Us Reason: New Essays in Christian Apologetics" edited by Paul Copan, William Lane Craig. Chapter 9 is written by Michael Licona, which reviews this debate extensively from his perspective.

Program discussed on Bart Ehrman's Foundation Blog:

The National: Atheism

CBC News Documentary: Atheism. The National: Atheism

Stephen Puts The Christ Back In C(hrist)offee

Starbucks wants to de-Christmas the holiday season with its bland red and green cups? Not on Stephen's watch.

With crazy Christian: Joshua Feuerstein

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 2015

Friday, March 4, 2016

Guy P Harrison: Discouraging Irrational Belief

Atheist Community of San Jose presents award-winning writer and author Guy P. Harrison. He will present an upbeat and hopeful talk on how skeptics can be more successful in discouraging irrational belief. Harrison will offer practical tips for having positive and productive interactions with believers. Guy P. Harrison will detail some of the mistakes most people make when discussing or debating gods; the importance of knowing something about brain evolution, cognitive biases, how vision and memory work; the need for humility in the skeptic; and the single most effective way to promote nonbelief worldwide.

Guy P. Harrison is an “expert blogger” for Psychology Today and the author of six highly acclaimed bestsellers that promote science and reason. His new book is "Good Thinking: What you need to know to be smarter, safer, wealthier, and wiser". His other books are: "Race and Reality"; "50 Popular Beliefs That People Think are True"; "Think: Why you should question everything"; "50 Simple Questions for Every Christian"; and "50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God".

Learn more about Guy and his work at . Guy’s Psychology Today blog is at­rrison . On Twitter he’s at twitter@Harrisonauthor and on Facebook at

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Debunking the paleo diet | Christina Warinner

TED Fellow Christina Warinner is an expert on ancient diets. So how much of the diet phad the "Paleo Diet" is based on an actual Paleolithic diet? The answer is not really any of it.

Dr. Christina Warinner has excavated around the world, from the Maya jungles of Belize to the Himalayan mountains of Nepal, and she is pioneering the biomolecular investigation of archaeological dental calculus (tartar) to study long-term trends in human health and diet.

Christina Warinner is a 2012 TED Fellow, and her work has been featured in Wired UK, the Observer,, Der Freitag, and Sveriges TV. She obtained her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2010, specializing in ancient DNA analysis and paleodietary reconstruction.

In Reason We Trust

Here's the 95 minute version of Scott Burdicks documentary based largely on the Reason Rally in Washington DC. It features interviews with Richard Dawkins, Adam Savage of "Myth Busters," Greg Graffin of Bad Religion (plus a performance of their "Think Before You Die" song), Eddie Izzard, Lawrence Krause, Tim Minchin, and many others.

Richard Carrier Interviewed by Scott Burdick

Scott Burdick: Here's a one and-a-half hour interview I conducted with noted historian Richard Carrier that explores the latest scholarship regarding the evidence of who, when, and where the Gospels were written as well as the historicity of Jesus. We also discussed Dr. Carrier's views on God in general, as well as his recent clash with historian Bart Ehrman.

Scott Burdick 2-25-2013

Richard Carrier is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian, published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American freethought movement, Dr. Richard Carrier has appeared across the country and on national television defending sound historical methods and the ethical worldview of secular naturalism. His books and articles have also received international attention.

Richard Carrier holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in ancient history, specializing in the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, particularly ancient philosophy, religion, and science, with emphasis on the origins of Christianity and the use and progress of science under the Roman empire.

Richard Carrier is best known as the author of Sense and Goodness without God, Not the Impossible Faith, and Why I Am Not a Christian, and a major contributor to The Empty Tomb, The Christian Delusion, The End of Christianity, and Sources of the Jesus Tradition, as well as writer and editor-in-chief (now emeritus) for the Secular Web, and for his copious work in history and philosophy online and in print. His latest book is Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus. Richard Carrier is currently working on his next books, On the Historicity of Jesus Christ, The Scientist in the Early Roman Empire, and Science Education in the Early Roman Empire.

American Freethought with Bart Ehrman on Jesus Before the Gospels

Professor Bart D. Ehrman joined the American Freethought Podcast, hosted by John C. Snider & David Driscoll whose studio is converged in Atlanta, as a guest speaker on March 1st, 2016.

The hosts interviewed Bart D. Ehrman about his new book Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior. Dr. Ehrman looks at what research on memory–how it’s formed, how it’s recalled, how it can change when transmitted from person to person, and how it can be remolded based on historical perspective and current events–and what it can tell us about how the written accounts of Jesus’ life were created.

Jesus Before the Gospels is available in hardcover, audiobook and for Kindle.


The purpose of American Freethought is to serve freethinkers of every stripe: atheists, agnostics, skeptics, secular humanists, brights, rationalists, or whatever association one might deem themselves.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Jimmy Swaggart New Ministry Scandal

Jimmy Swaggart uses ministry non-profit print shop and employees to print covers for hip-hop bands and posters for area night clubs.

The God Distraction, Chapter Two: The Unknowable

Faith in the God of Abraham makes knowledge impossible

Donald Trump: Tough guy

The "Tough guy" Donald Trump exposed by John Oliver

Our main story was about Donald J Trump. We can't believe we're saying that either.

Donald Drumpf aka Donald Trump. Trump or Drumpf – What’s In A Name?


Book: The Trumps. Three generations of builders and a Presidential Candidate


HBO: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Donald Trump (Donald Drumpf), 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Trump Failed The Easiest Test: Ku Klux Klan

Donald Trump will not disregard Ku Klux Klan

Stephen Colbert was wrong when he told Hillary Clinton that "Will you lie?" is the easiest question in politics.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 2016


Read: Donald Trump and the Ku Klux Klan: A History in The New Yorker

Why Won't Donald Trump Repudiate the Ku Klux Klan? The Atlantic

Spotlight (2015 full movie)

Tom McCarthy’s film masterfully portrays The Boston Globe’s uncovering of the Catholic Church sex-abuse scandal in 2002.


Spotlight (trailer)


Full Spotlight in one (

Spotlight - Mirror

Mirror of Spotlight


Par one of Spotlight

Video watch and download link:

Spotlight (trailer)


Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Spotlight: A Sober Tale of Journalism Done Right

What Is Art? Follow-Up: What Is Porn?

Stephen Colbert takes a look at what you can and cannot look at on network television.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Bart Ehrman Says NO to the Resurrection!

Bart Ehrman talks about the evidence against the resurrection of Jesus.

Gloria - "I am an ExMormon"

Praying to god

“If you pray to the wrong god, you might just make the right one madder and madder.”

Quote by Homer Simpson

TheMagicSandwichShow No. 118

From 21. feb. 2016

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