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  • 01:03

    The Collapse of Materialism: Philip Comella

    in Spirituality

    Do Darwin and materialist science have the only answers for humanity? Or does human consciousness demand a much more expansive vision? Lawyer and visionary futurist Philip Comella is the author of the new book The Collapse of Materialism: Visions of Science, Dreams of God, in which he explores the dramatic spiritual awakening taking place on the planet right now. Philip invites us to transcend the "truths" of the past to discover a higher truth, a glorious new epoch in which science and religion are no longer at odds with one another.


    Many have suggested we live in a materialistic universe that is random and unconscious, evolving only through the constructs of natural selection. An alternative view has co-existed, one that describes the universe as a conscious creation existing beyond the limitations of matter, indeed creating matter itself.  The seemingly endless collisions between these two competing world views need not hinder humanity forever. We will explore Philip's groundbreaking predictions on how a unified vision of reality is not only possible, but already in existence.


    In addition to his professional life as a lawyer, visionary wayshower Philip Comella is the host of the popular radio show Conversations Beyond Science and Religion. Philip's book is the culmination of decades of work studying how the physical world of science can be unified with the metaphysics of religion.


    Philip's web site: TheCollapseofMaterialism.com


     


    Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission.


     

  • 01:01

    Godless Americana: A Conversation with Dr. Sikivu Hutchinson

    in Politics Progressive

    American Vernacular welcomes Dr. Sikivu Hutchinson back to the program to discuss her new book, Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels, the followup to explosive Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics and the Values Wars. The founder of Black Skeptics Los Angeles and Women of Color Beyond Faith offers an uncompromising anaylsis of the "myths behind Americana images of Mom, apple pie, white picket fences, and racially segregated god-fearing Main Street USA. Her book pointedly highlight the intersection of these two aspects of past and present American culture and the parallel existences it has created in the United States of America.  Tune in and join the conversation with one of the emerging and important voices for social and racial justice. 

    To call in, dial (619) 768-2924. 

  • 00:45

    Origin of Moral Law in a Godless Society

    in Education

    What is the source of moral law?


    Ravi Zacharias states: "If there is evil, there is good.  If there is good there has to be a moral law, and if there is a moral law, there has to be a transcendent moral law giver."


    The law of Thelema was developed in the early 1900s by Aleister Crowley, an English writer and ceremonial magicain. This law states: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will."    


    Moral relativism is the view that moral judgments are true or false only relative to some particular standpoint (for instance, that of a culture or a historical period) and that no standpoint is uniquely privileged over all others.


    Richard Dawkins:  DNA neither cares nor knows.  DNA just is.  And we dance to its music.


    King James Bible:


    Psalm 40:8  I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.


    Hebrews 8:10  For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:


    Hebrews 10:14-18 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.


    Jeremiah 31:33  But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

  • 00:45

    When Jesus Says Yes, Part II: Modest Dress in the 21st Century

    in The Bible

    Does God care about how we dress?  What is androgyny? And what does it really mean to dress modestly?  This Wednesday (04/29/15) at 6:30 PM EST, AIM Worldwide Network Ministries will address these questions, and more, during the second part of our “When Jesus Says Yes” series entitled “Modest Dress in the 21st Century.”  If you missed part one of the series, you may click here to listen to it.


    In a culture bent on materialism, pride, and vainglory, even the purest heart can be tainted unawares.  This show will address modesty, for both men and women, so that God’s holy people do not overlook this very important topic in these last and evil days.

  • 00:44

    Talking with author Jeff Rasley Godless Living a Valuable Life beyond Beliefs

    in Lifestyle

    Jeff Rasley had a successful law practice for 30 years, made profitable investments, and so left law for more satisfying endeavors at the age of 55.  I am the president of one foundation and serve on the board of 5 nonprofit corporations.  In addition to 40+ articles, I've written eight books, six nonfiction and two fiction.  The most recent was published Nov 11, 2014, GODLESS -- Living a Valuable Life Beyond Beliefs at http://www.amazon.com/dp/069232481X.  It advocates replacing religious doctrines and political ideologies with pragmatic humanistic values. 


     


    The major claim of the book is "Beliefs divide us; values unite us." It makes the case that religious extremism and political gridlock can be defeated with pragmatic decision-making guided by shared values.  It also argues that our own lives are more valuable when we recognize our own and others' common humanity and then guide our life decisions by positive values.  Finding our own unique equilibrium of taking care of ourselves and sharing our time and talents is encouraged, rather than trying to follow religious doctrines or political ideologies. The book straddles memoir, philosophy-theology, social science, and advice/self-help.  Wisdom gained from the Rai people of Basa Nepal, Quaker values, and the American philosophy of classical Pragmatism are interwoven (probably a first in English literature). 


     


     

  • 01:59

    The Three Year Economic Program: Collective Power Through Buying Land

    in Women

    We have everything we need to create a thriving economy and employment. The challenge is, everybody, or at least a significant percentage of the population, must willingly participate in a collective economic program that enables us to put our money together and buy land. The Nation of Islam has a proven track record of organizing the collective resources of a group and manifesting successful business operations. Can the organization once again create economic success within e inner city community, despite the proliferation of drugs and guns? Can the Nation of Islam redirect the attitudes of Generation X and the "me" generation that has been indoctrinated with a philosophy of selfish materialism and an absence of a sense of community? How does one relearn how to operate within a collective? How many people will it take to make this three year economic program successful. Today's guest breaks down the mathematical figures, the cost projections, potential profits, and what this represents in terms of numbers of people who must participate in order to fulfill the vision and succeed on a national scale. Our guest is Dr Ridgley Abdul Mu'min Muhammad. Later we'll be joined by Andre Joseph, author of How to Be Successful, The 17 Laws.


     

  • 01:04

    Authors David Fitzgerald and Luna Lindsey Talk Mormonism

    in Religion

    This week we'll be joined by authors David Fitzgerald (Nailed, The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion Book One: The Mormons) and Luna Lindsey (Recovering Agency: Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control) as they discuss the ins and outs of Mormonism. 


    About the authors:


    Luna Lindsey was born into the LDS Church and left the faith in 2001, at age 26. She now lives in Seattle, WA and writes about topics of interest to her, including psychology, mind control, culture, and autism. She also writes science fiction and fantasy novels. When she's not busy traveling to improbable worlds, or thinking hard about this improbable world, she's enjoying life with her large and improbable family.


    David Fitzgerald is an atheist activist, historical researcher, writer and national public speaker. He was the co-founder & director of the world's first Atheist Film Festival and San Francisco's oldest annual Darwin Day celebration, "Evolutionpalooza!" Today he works for the Secular Student Alliance and co-runs The Godless Perverts Story Hour. He is also author of "NAILED: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All" and "The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion" series.


    Logicast is a weekly podcast that airs every Thursday night @ 8:00 PM CST/9:00 PM EST. We discuss topics like religion, history, philosophy, science, skepticism, politics, and economics. Check us out on Facebook @ facebook.com/logicast. 

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We feature our regular PANW reports examining developments in Yemen, Nigeria, Cuba and the memorial services for Walter Scott who was killed by a white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina. The second hour presents part II of the interview with Robin Blackburn on Marx, Lincoln and the questions of slavery and the civil war in the United States. In the final segment we provide an archived lecture by Craig Steven Wilder on African slavery and American education.

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program presents our regular PANW reports with features on Yemen, South Africa, Zimbabwe and the police killing of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina. In the second hour we examine the 150th anniversary of the conclusion of the Civil War (1861-1865) through an archived audio interview with Robin Blackburn on Marx and Lincoln on slavery and civil war. The final hour deals with the political and economic origins of the so-called American Revolution. An archived radio interview with historian Gerald Horne explores the Counter-Revolution of 1776 exposing the mythology surrounding the breaking away of the 13 colonies from the British Empire during the late 18th century. 

  • The Druth about... Materialism

    in Politics

    This week's episode of "The Druth About..." explores the idea that consumerism and materialism are destroying Liberty in America.  Dru and Loki discuss how the American pathological need to acquire "things" has become more important to them than guarding their Liberties. 


    With this being a Christmas episode, this topic is especially poignant.  This is the day we celbrate rampant consumerism.  But, the day is supposed to be about celebrating the birth and teachings of one of history's most influencial people. 


    Where did America go wrong?  What, if anything, can be done to remedy this problem?


    Call in to be part of the discussion at (347) 857-4397.  Share your thoughts and opinions on the matter.

  • 02:09

    The Natural Mentoring Experience

    in Self Help

    As a mentoring show I try to bring attention to what a great need there is for black people to share our experiences with each other, as being a perhaps, a first step or next step towards loving and caring about each other in an unprecedented manner.  For without love for each other, genuine love from the heart born of struggles and strifes, we flaunder terribly: very badly or unpleasantly. Although our intentions are honorable and heartfelt, does the white racism supremacist plan somehow filter in to disrupt our goals?  Maybe via our subconscious, so that our messages to each other are only half successful?  And the other half that is left is our multifaceted anger towards each other that lingers?  Have we not seen the video clips, sound bites of our people going at each other in a fashion that would make the white racist supremist proud of their handy work?  And in the end we are left with what we started with, their plan to divide and conquer, as we’ve seen them do through our history.  Shame on us for not being smarter, more intelligent when it comes to our communications with each other. No need to be concerned about infiltrators, right?  We can easily do the work for them!  All too often we do.  So, with that in mind, let us try harder to have a collective mentoring experience, check egos at the threshold or portal, place on the table what you WILL and see who partakes.  If you heard my theme song:  Brown Baby and listen the words, it will be our own brown and black babies slipping through the cracks of the adults inability to insightfully relate to each other,so the babies will drink from the plenty cup!  FYI, that cups is filled with more than just the materialism of a corrupt capitalistic society or world they/we live in...the ancestors are watching us, they know, we know, so lets do what we know, we can't lose that way, remember, what WE know!