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Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.

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SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist Many claim that good and moral acts cannot exist outside of the concept of God. Many also believe that humanity has become increasingly turbulent, violent, sinful and wicked, and they yearn for the simple, moral days of old. In this broadcast, we speak with three special guests about "goodness:" 1) John Figdor, Humanist Chaplain at Stanford University and co-author of the book, "Atheist Mind / Humanist Heart" http://www.atheistmindhumanistheart.com 2) Dale McGowan, educator on secular parenting and Executive Director of the Foundation Beyond Belief http://dalemcgowan.com 3) Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine and author of the new book, "The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom. http://www.amazon.com/The-Moral-Arc-Science-Humanity/dp/0805096914
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SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist Unitarian churches are essentially promoted as houses without walls, places were diverse opinions and cultures can converge in safety and without judgment. But how can... more

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist There are few experiences like attending a religious elementary school, high school or university. Some religious institutions of "learning" are mild, moderate and... more

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: http://www.harrys.com (promo code thethinkingatheist) Faith healers! Crystals! Power bracelets! Kinoki pads! Applied kinesiology! Chakras, Chi and Positive Vibrations! There's a lot of bunk out... more

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist It's one thing to "come out" as an atheist (or even someone with doubts) to associates, friends and family. It's another thing to be "outed" by someone else, often... more

In this podcast, Seth Andrews explores the notion of "sacred cows" (ideas, icons and customs supposedly sacred and immune from criticism), and he reads a full chapter from his new book of the same name. If you'd like to pre-order an... more

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist Believers in Heaven look forward to an afterlife. But does their belief in posthumous existence alleviate their fears about death and dying? How does the atheist... more

The Atheist Foundation of Australia is hosting a "Down Under" tour with Matt Dillahunty, AronRa and Seth Andrews in March 2015. Join them for a casual chat about the "trinity," the trip, and whatever else comes up in conversation. TOUR... more

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist Often in conversations regarding religion, one party (or both) will declare that they're offended by a statement, belief, position or action. But what does it mean to... more

On January 7, 2015, two masked gunmen killed 12 people, 11 of whom worked for the French satirical newspaper, "Charlie Hebdo," a publication with a reputation for lampooning Islam and its prophet. Terror alerts remain high, and in... more

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