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Secular Sexuality is a weekly call-in show live from Austin, Texas every Thursday at 7pm CT. Call us at 1-512-686-0279. We talk about sex from a secular perspective. Sex and sexuality are natural to all living creatures but religion takes this and twists it into something awful and to be ashamed of. Acceptance, education, and fun is what we strive for. We lay the intersection of sex and religion (and occasionally ourselves) bare, openly and honestly. We discuss a wide range of topics each we ...
 
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.
 
Throughout history, freethinkers have outraged the religious with their wacky ideas about the virtues of free speech, reason, and, of course, eating babies. Now, God is dying—and it's time to dispose of his remains. From the pits of Hell, Satan sends two puppets of the imperialist West and the Zionist Jews against God, Islam, and tiny kittens to bring you their propaganda and conspire for a new world order. This is Secular Jihadists for a Muslim Enlightenment—with Ali Rizvi and Armin Navabi.
 
A secular humanist podcast about Secular Grace after deconstruction and deconversion. The podcast takes an honest look at stories of faith transition from a life-altering faith, to doubt and deconstruction, to deconversion, and finally, to a thriving graceful life post-deconversion. My name is David, and I am trying to be the Graceful Atheist. Join me and be graceful human beings. https://gracefulatheist.com/?gaid=gapdsc Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gracefulatheist/support
 
This podcast is pragmatic, secular and makes complicated Buddhist principles easy to understand. Yeshe is a Buddhist monk. He is from England and teaches meditation, Buddhist philosophy and mindfulness. Yeshe spent several years in a monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas teaching young monks basic Buddhist philosophy and meditation. He now offers teachings freely to all in a manner that is unpretentious and clear. He does not demand students to blindly accept what he says, but instead ...
 
A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment brings the inner science of Buddhist meditation to twenty-first century people hungry for happy, meaningful lives. It is a secular approach to meditation that requires no belief beyond our current understanding of science and psychology. Skeptic’s Path meditations are based on powerful analytical meditation techniques that use imagination, emotions, and critical inquiry to probe our inner and outer realities and expand our compassion. These Tibetan Buddhist ...
 
A practical witchcraft podcast hosted by Bree NicGarran, author of Grovedaughter Witchery. Every month, join Bree for a discussion of secular witchcraft, with plenty of tips for witching on a budget, finding good resources, furthering your magical education, and keeping your common sense superpowers strong. We’ll also delve into the history of witches and witchcraft, and witches in folklore and literature, and how those ideas influence what it means to be a witch in the modern day.
 
The Illinois Family Spotlight highlights specific cultural or political issues which our listeners need to be aware of. Our discussions are informed by a biblical worldview that helps expose the lies and distortions promulgated within secular culture. We interview policy experts and scholars whose knowledge and insights help listeners form a wiser worldview.
 
Intelligent thinking for turbulent times, from New Humanist magazine and the Rationalist Association. Interviews with writers, researchers and academics who speak to our age – on subjects including religion, belief, race, politics, sex, technology, science, work and more. Hosted by New Humanist editor Samira Shackle, deputy editor Niki Seth-Smith, and series producer Alice Bloch.
 
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.lightsource.com/donate/885 It's Supernatural! deals with subjects that most shy away from in this seeker-sensitive age. It emphasizes the supernatural, biblical viewpoint that the secular networks do not understand. And at the end of each program, host, Sid Roth, tells the viewers how they can have intimacy with God.
 
The intention is to awaken, enlighten, enrich, and inspire. Timber Hawkeye, bestselling author of Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless, offers a secular approach to being at peace with the world, both within and around us. As the Dalai Lama says, "Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist, use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are."
 
The Beyond Belief Sobriety Podcast features stories of interest to people seeking a secular path to addiction recovery. We post episodes each week featuring a personal recovery story or an interview with an author or expert in addiction science. In addition to the audio podcast episodes posted here, we also live stream on Friday night at 7:00 pm Central. You can support our podcast by becoming a member of our YouTube Channel or a supporter on Patreon.
 
Creation.com’s goal is to support the church at large in proclaiming the Truth of the Bible and thus its Gospel message. We provide real-world answers to the most asked questions in the vital area of origins laid out in the Book of Genesis, where the Bible is most under attack today. That’s why we deliver this podcast. It’s important that people on-the-go learn what God’s Word has to say, and the arguments that creationists use to rely on the authority of Scripture and make sense of secular ...
 
BY YOUR LIFE is a podcast that will inspire, empower, support, challenge, and encourage you to connect Sunday with Monday through Friday in a secular, business world. It is our desire to help you live your Catholic faith in the marketplace and to discover that it is good for business. We believe that most best practices in business can be linked to Holy Scripture and our Catholic traditions. BY YOUR LIFE hopes to offer you practical ways to go forth and glorify God by your life.
 
Talk Heathen is a weekly call-in television show in Austin, Texas geared toward long-form and on-going dialogue with theists & atheists about religion, theism, & secularism. Call 1-512-686-0279 every Sunday from 1-2pm CDT. Talk Heathen is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin. The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop & support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing & friendship, to promote secular viewpoints ...
 
Most content created “for men” fails to equip men to be spiritually, mentally, and physically resilient in the face of life’s obstacles. The content is usually too feminine, secular, broad, or corny. Undaunted.Life produces content specifically designed for the rugged Christian looking for ways to improve as a man. The men that consume our content stand ready to push back spiritual and cultural darkness. We will seek the Lion of Judah. Let's get into it...
 
Recovering From Religion is an international community for those who have questions or doubts about their faith. We aren’t here to talk you out of or into faith. We just provide a safe place to examine what you believe. And perhaps, why you believe it. Tune in each day for conversations with experts in religious trauma, cult recovery, and secular topics. Your hosts, Recovering From Religion volunteers, bring guests who've experienced harm from extreme religious beliefs and practices, as well ...
 
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Socials: @d0ug7a5 @omgmikehoffman News and social media are more divisive than ever. Covid has exposed a lot of mis- and disinformation and conspiracy theorists. It's a natural response to be reactive and combative. This is leading to the breakdown of relationships. What can we do about it? Parable: The Wild Elephant One of the many lives of the Bo…
 
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Brains are weird, even and especially the good ones. And while we learn more about them every day, perhaps the greatest insight of the last generation is the idea that there aren’t any bad ones, just different types of weird and good, typical and queer. Whether your brain is perfectly conventional or remarkably Abby Normal join us as Miss O Kissed …
 
#129 - The Amieys Go Live The Amieys record live. They talk about Covid, life, and equine therapy. More details coming on how and when to watch the live recordings. As always, this episode contains (a lot of) salty language. Consider yourself warned. Please consider giving us all (or some) of your moneyz on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/secula…
 
In this episode, I will talk about "The First Meditation" a story about an experience that Siddhartha (the Buddha) had when he was 9 years old. I believe this experience shaped his understanding of the importance of experiential vs intellectual understanding and I believe there are some good lessons to be learned by us as we hear this story.…
 
Every month the International Conference of Secular AA world tour brings you a local feel from different agnostic/atheist/humanist AA communities around the AA world. September 2021, hosted by Jenny, we feature the New Englanders: Dan found sobriety 50 years ago at the age of 27. His first International AA convention was Colorado in 1975. Several m…
 
Recorded on Nov 16, 2020 Were you ever a religious asshole? Sometimes when we leave religion we don’t leave enough behind and take our sexism, racism, and homophobia with us. In this talk, we’ll discuss how NOT to be a secular asshole. Rebecca Williams is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. She is the owner of Inland Empire Coup…
 
Our guests discuss several topics with us relating to September 11, 2001. We cover what should have been done from the start, but was not. Just War Theory is ridiculed and a proper foreign policy is covered. We face the somber topic of the number of military suicides and physically/mentally wounded since the last twenty years. We try to end on a po…
 
A surprisingly high percent of people believe in "psychics" and "mediums" (those claiming to see the future & communicate with the dead). Unfortunately, having supernatural beliefs inherent in being religious influences people to believe this at a rate over 5 times higher than atheists do. This leaves them open to psychological and financial devast…
 
My guests this week are Lars, Christie, Teddy, Amy and Eleanor, a whole family who deconverted around the same time. Lars felt a sense of duty to be a Christian all his life because he believed it was true. Christie felt there was “good evidence” for parts of the Bible and accepted that the rest was true. This worked until both of them came to the …
 
Greetings Heathens! Hope you are all doing well and staying safe out there. In today’s episode of Talk Heathen, Katy Montgomerie is joined by JMike. Let’s get to calls! Vinay from India would like to talk about how we don’t have the answers to where the universe came from and deconverting. ‘I don’t know’ is a valid response to a lot of these questi…
 
Things aren’t going so well for Israel and Judah. Beset on the west by the Egyptians, the east by the Assyrians, and each other from the north and south, God’s chosen people are battling for their lives. But their hardships are due to their own wicked ways as they offend Yahweh at every turn. However, they didn’t know that what they were doing was …
 
Religions teach nothing about actual sexuality, biology and why our bodies work as they do. In this talk Dr. Ray will be discussing some basic facts about sex, evolution and human sexuality, like why is the penis shaped as it is? What is it with all those sperm males produce? What is sexual dimorphism? Are we chimps, gorillas or bonobos? We breed c…
 
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In this presentation, we will discuss the psychological concepts of suffering and the “Martyrdom Effect.” We will also explore how self-inflicted suffering and martyrdom can lead to unhelpful core beliefs about the world and how to develop a healthier relationship with suffering. Hayley Twyman Brack is a licensed professional counselor and freelanc…
 
Religion’s influence on socially-accepted gender identity, expression, and roles isn’t always overt. Sarah’s journey out of religion ultimately led to authenticity, but being transgender in a broadly cis-het society is still made difficult by religion and dogmatic thinking.Sarah is a transgender woman who grew up in a small rural town in Illinois. …
 
This week, we talk about the religious attack on abortion rights. FFRF attorney Liz Cavell explains FFRF's friend-of-the court brief we filed at the U.S. Supreme Court challenging Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban. Then we talk with Mandisa Thomas, founder and president of Black Nonbelievers about the "Women of Color Beyond Belief” conference in C…
 
Andrew Seidel has penned a latter for Religion Dispatches that serves as an encouragement to exvangelicals. In this (free) short bonus show, with their permission, I read the text of that letter. ARTICLE: https://religiondispatches.org/a-love-letter-to-exvangelicals-and-those-deconstructing-their-toxic-faith/…
 
How Should Christians Deal With Media Overload? | Watch This Episode on YouTube Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Support Our Podcast Join Our Mailing List Related Messages To hear more about how we can do these things, consider listening to the following sermons as Dr. Caldwell reminds us of the lives we are urged to live from the Word of God: The …
 
In this week’s episode, our headlines will be closer to the present, but they still won’t be the present, Lucinda will continue to pop in when you least expect it, and Friendly Atheist Hemant Mehta will be here to learn that the word “new” isn’t legally protected, apparently. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www…
 
Dinosaurs are not ‘prehistoric’ since they lived after the beginning of written history, which starts at the very beginning of time itself — Genesis 1:1. New evidence leaves the evolution textbooks with a dramatic grassy ‘time-travel’ conundrum, but there is no ‘time-travel’ problem when you start from the Bible. This episode article was written by…
 
After explaining what Street Epistemology (also known as “SE”) is, Anthony Magnabosco will cover more advanced topics of the dialectical method of respectfully challenging belief claims. What are some common misunderstandings and criticisms of the approach? When should one probably not use the method? What things can get in the way of an effective …
 
In this episode, we discuss a bunch of news stories that have been buried by other enormous news stories over the last several weeks. We’ll dig into everything from a guy beating up a woman in a sanctioned MMA fight to custody being removed from a parent because they refuse to get the COVID vaccine… and a lot more. Let’s get into it…Episode notes a…
 
A restriction on abortion from as early as six weeks into pregnancy is now law in Texas. The state has also outsourced enforcing it to private citizens who can get up to $10,000 if they sue those who perform or assist an abortion that breaks the ban. As lawmakers in other American states intend to follow Texas Charmaine Cozier finds out what it mea…
 
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Being a woman in ultra orthodox Judaism comes with additional challenges. As a young girl you are meant to serve your father and brothers - groomed to be a good wife. When you get married you relinquish even more of your rights and autonomy. In this “Religion Series” RfRx session we will explore the intricacies of Orthodox Judaism. Libby Pollak was…
 
This week on the pod, Luke and Jonathan revisit Jars of Clay's 1995 self-titled record! Luke processes his feelings about Jack Antonoff for 10 minutes, tries to convince us that the record is about urine, introduces us to BPE, and states that this record makes Dave Matthews Band sound like Hatebreed!? Oh yeah, ever heard of a song called FLOOD?!? D…
 
After another long absence, Kory returns to the show. We talk about our ReasonCon meet cute, the ups and downs of the atheist community and her relationship with Chris Mailey. Then we talk about Florida, covid, coming to a new place and finding new love/community. I absolutely butcher some Star Trek references. Of course we talk a bit about 9/11. L…
 
*Trigger Warning - talk of suicide This discussion explores the religious community’s attempt to “fix” and change sexual orientations other than heterosexual, now known as Conversion Therapy, previously known as “ex-gay” treatments. The methodology varies, but the practice has been thoroughly debunked. Bill Prickett speaks about his personal experi…
 
Pleasure is often viewed as a hindrance to the spiritual path, a hotbed of craving and attachment, but what if we told you that pleasure can actually be a positive part of the spiritual path, a portal to love and happiness? Episode 84: Pleasure and Buddhism: Food, Sex and Netflix on the Path to Enlightenment Support the show (https://www.skepticspa…
 
As promised, the followup episode is here! This time, I'm digging into witchcraft as it relates to modern law, plus covering a few key 20th-century events that I missed in Episode 20 and some legal codes that may apply to your practice even if they don't deal with witchcraft directly. We'll also be discussing some instances of modern witch hunts th…
 
Introducing a new host: Regina Hobbs This week's topics: Louisville abortion clinic "buffer zone" being ignored; a brilliant way to challenge COVID vaccine "religious exemptions" Protesters ignore new safety zone at Louisville abortion clinic. Police say they're too busy. https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2021/09/18/abortion-proteste…
 
Alice Roberts, one of the UK’s leading public scientists, talks to Samira Shackle about what we can learn from the burial sites of the earliest Britons, as explored in her new book ‘Ancestors’. What does our prehistory – cannibalism and all - tell us about who we are? How does the way we mark death illuminate our perspective on life? And how are ge…
 
My guest today grew up never knowing any other perspective, except the one he was told to have. His family did not attend events outside of church. He spent preschool through 12th grade at the same private school and church. His friendships were strictly controlled. Girlfriends or "crushes" were prohibited. Every potential influence was censored. H…
 
Many nonbelievers, especially those who have recently left their religion, struggle to redefine what the holidays mean to them. We'll discuss these challenges and provide ways to create your own meaningful rituals that will help you transform this time of year into a season of reason!Kayce Hodos, LCMHS is a licensed therapist specializing in postpa…
 
Surprise surprise, witches! It's a special bonus episode! This month, I sat down for a chat with the absolutely delightful host of the Inciting A Riot podcast and soon-to-be-published author, Fire Lyte. We talked about how he got his start in witchcraft, how his holistic views on education influenced his practice, and how the events of 2020 informe…
 
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