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Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh answered questions on accepting voluntary sacrifices, agnosticism, introducing children to Objectivism, and more in this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Question 1: Is accepting voluntary sacrifices from others moral?
Question 2: Can the non-existence of God be proven?
Question 3: How should I introduce my teenagers to Atlas Shrugged and Objectivism?
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For more from Dr. Diana Hsieh on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit PhilosophyInAction.com.
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It was over a year ago when I first heard Dave Foda asserting strong atheism, that is the stance that god does not exist. Dave finds the idea that he simply lacks a belief in a god does not accurately describe his atheism. This is Part 1 of about an hour I spent with Dave exploring how he defends his position.
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"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." LUKE 10:19
The dynamic, inspirational Jordan Flesher returns to the show to share his liberating perspectives, inviting us to live free of our perceived limitations, as individuals and as a society. As an explorer of the actual Nature of Reality, Jordan has attacted the attention of skeptics online, and we will discuss how we can share and live our truths courageously, shifting the Consciousness of the planet.
One of Jordan's mentors is Deepak Chopra, and we will talk about the remarkable nature of those discussions, as well as how atheists and agnostics have responded.
Beyond any conventional definition and an explorer into new ways of looking at psychology, Jordan daily inspires thousands online through his inspirational social media presence. He is continually exploring adventurous new (and old) ways of reflecting about our world. Jordan has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and is currently engaged in post-graduate studies in Depth Psychology and Jungian Psychology.
"Jordan is one of my dear friends, who I have learned a lot from and continue to learn from. I see a very bright future for him. I intuit that he is going to be a leading voice that brings healing and light to today's, as well as tomorrow's, collective consciousness." ~ Deepak Chopra
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Program music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer (LarrySeyer.com), included in this podcast with his permission. Visit FrontierBeyondFear.com to learn about the inspirational outreach of this program, now in its 5th year.
Shane was born in London. Studied Law at Trinity College Dublin and passed out top of the law school.His first professional role as as Hamlet while still in his teens. Nominated in 1973 by the London Theatre Critics for The Most Promising Newcomer for his performance in a three hander called ‘Children of the Wolf’ at the Apollo Theatre in the West End. Shane has starred in 34 films in the U.S.A, the U.K., Europe and Australia,14 television plays and mini series for the B.B.C. and I.T.V; and in the USA starred in 3 Prime Time networked telemovies. He is a best selling author of The Webber Agenda, The Chasen Catalyst, Hitkids, and Bite of the Lotus, Graphic. His most recent novels have been Worst Nightmares and the sequel, The Dreamcathcers. Go to Amazon.
Shane's personal statement:
I was brought up a non-practicing Anglican. My very troubled childhood militated against my believing there was any god out there looking out for me. This coloured my religious judgment as a child and has remained with me ever since. For, while I would love to believe there is ONE God who loves mankind, I see such universal suffering around the world affecting more than 90% of humankind - so where is the hand of God? And how can there be different Gods – those that look after Christians only and those that look after Muslims and all the other religions? I have never liked dogma, religious works such as the Bible and the Koran, and those that dress in fancy clothes and call themselves priests, bishops and those chosen by their specific Gods. I believe in the spirituality of goodness, kindness and love. The present Pope Francis espouses such beliefs and I would gladly follow his beliefs.
We've all heard the claim that atheists aren't believers because we've been hurt by a believer. And we all know how crazy that accusation is. But could it work the other way?
Have you ever heard of a believer encountering trauma and becoming "renewed" in the faith? Are funerals places where evangelizing is rampant? Could a person turn to faith in a crisis when they think they have nowhere else to turn?
I'll give my take, Plus your calls.
Awesomeness in 5, 4, 3, 2, ...
You've all heard the conversation I had with Kurt from Gospel Billboards, but I haven't made any commentary yet. This episode, I'll talk about why I called, and why I think these kinds of discussions are good.
You can hear the whole conversation on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFu5ZE05Y4c
Plus, your calls.
Let the awesomeness flow.
Agnostics, atheists and Deists are all considered freethinkers -- but Jayson X, the Deputy Director of the World Union of Deists, thinks that Deism is the best option. He'll explain why in this segment of God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion.
Deism, agnosticism and atheism are all belief systems, and of the three, Deism is more useful for promoting truth, virtue, and happiness than the others. Of these belief systems, Jayson says that:
Deism is the philosophy that one should base all of one's beliefs on reason and reason leads one to conclude that God exists, or at least probably exists. Agnosticism is the philosophy that one should base all of one's beliefs on reason and reason leads one to conclude that one cannot conclude if God exists or not. Atheism is the philosophy that one should base all of one's beliefs on reason and reason leads one to conclude that God does not exist, or at least probably does not exist.
"Deism promotes virtue more than Agnosticism and Atheism for at least one reason: If God exists, God might reward relatively good humans after death and punish relatively evil humans after death. In other words, if God exists, true justice is likely to exist," Jayson explains. "True justice is when all creatures get exactly what they deserve. Since true justice obviously does not happen before death, it must happen after death for it to exist; and only God has the power to make true justice a reality."
But what if there is no life after death? What if there is no punishment?
Join Jayson and his co-host and fellow Deist, Tim Wingate, as they wade through philosophical ideas about why belief in a God promotes happiness and virtue.
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Our guest today is Dikkon Eberhart. Dikkon has written a fascinating memoir titled The Time Mom Met Hitler, Frost Came to Dinner, and I Heard the Greatest Story Ever Told
I’m a literature guy—from Day One.
In my new book, you’ll read about the literary crafting of my name by my poet father, Richard Eberhart. Dad was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bollingen Prize, and others. He served as United States Poet Laureate and for many years as New Hampshire Poet Laureate.
Dad’s poetic voice gave me a rhythm, a rhyme, and enriched me with poetic references. My poet father molded me as I sought to know our Father.
In my book, you’ll read uplifting stories of my encounters with famous poets, actors, folk singers—even a famous spy—and with the others whom Dad knew.
I’m a God guy.
I followed God—in the negative or in the positive—through early agnosticism, through many years of Reform Judaism, through a later flirtation with Orthodox Judaism, and then finally, in older age, into evangelical Baptist Christianity.
Read about how Dad’s poetic soul made this pilgrimage easier and harder at the same time.
Read more at http://www.dikkoneberhart.com
Several weeks ago, the Freindly Atheist posted a link to a pastor in Canada who was asking, "How come some don't believe there is a god?" The article cotained a link to the original piece written by Rev Eric Strachan from the New Life Community Church in Petawawa. It was hard to track him down, but I eventually got to send him an email requesting an interview. I never heard back.
So tonight, I'll respond to the few questions Eric asked in his article. I'll do my best to answer such questions as, "But look at the babies!" and "Why are you so angry at god?"
I wish I could have talked to him, but at least you'll get my take.
Plus your calls. Awesome!!