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An informal discussion of common religious arguments, apologetics, and topics that atheists encounter in conversation.

Counter Apologetics Emerson Green

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An informal discussion of common religious arguments, apologetics, and topics that atheists encounter in conversation.

    CA78 Young Earth Creationism & the Distant Starlight Problem

    CA78 Young Earth Creationism & the Distant Starlight Problem

    Young earth creationists believe that the earth, humankind, and the universe are approximately six-thousand years old. Scientifically, this is a fringe view, not taken seriously by anyone outside religious circles. However, the majority of Christians in the United States are young earthers. Today, we discuss one particular problem for young earth cosmologies: the distant starlight … Continue reading CA78 Young Earth Creationism & the Distant Starlight Problem →

    • 49 min
    CA Livestream 08/18/20 [Patron Feed]

    CA Livestream 08/18/20 [Patron Feed]

    This is from the patron livestream (the full stream and video link are available on patreon). My internet connection was a bit choppy, so there are brief moments that appear to have been cut out when things were buffering. Bonus episodes and monthly livestreams can be accessed by supporting the podcast over at patreon.com/counter  

    • 31 min
    CA77 Since Matter First Writhed: The Mystery of Abiogenesis

    CA77 Since Matter First Writhed: The Mystery of Abiogenesis

    Abiogenesis is the process by which life arises from non-living matter. Though life’s origin is an open question, abiogenesis research is a thriving interdisciplinary enterprise. In spite of this, many apologists have argued that it’s unlikely we will ever have a scientific explanation of abiogenesis. Abiogenesis is so improbable on naturalism, they say, that we … Continue reading CA77 Since Matter First Writhed: The Mystery of Abiogenesis →

    • 34 min
    CA76 The Incoherence of God (pt. III)

    CA76 The Incoherence of God (pt. III)

    We complete our trilogy on igtheism and discuss epistemic questions about god’s attributes, the historical development of god’s nature, the experience of god, god’s relationship with logical truths, absence of evidence, and address the inevitable retreat into transcendence. Follow me on Twitter @waldenpod Listen to our sister show, Walden Pod here Rate the show on … Continue reading CA76 The Incoherence of God (pt. III) →

    • 28 min
    CA75 The Incoherence of God (pt. II)

    CA75 The Incoherence of God (pt. II)

    We define our terms, address Graham Oppy’s claim that igtheism is self-defeating, discuss logical positivism and its relationship with igtheism, and present an igtheist divine hiddenness argument. Listen to our sister show, Walden Pod here Rate the show on iTunes here Support on Patreon here Subscribe to CA and Walden Pod on YouTube here Transcripts … Continue reading CA75 The Incoherence of God (pt. II) →

    • 39 min
    CA74 The Incoherence of God (pt. I)

    CA74 The Incoherence of God (pt. I)

    Can we make any sense of the idea of god? God is supposed to be an omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent, timeless, spaceless, immutable, disembodied conscious mind. We begin our series on igtheism by discussing several problems with these divine attributes. Is god unintelligible? Is this episode unintelligible? You’ll have to be the judge. Listen to our … Continue reading CA74 The Incoherence of God (pt. I) →

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In the podcast, Emerson Green deconstructs the arguments religious people use in their attempts to convert non-believers. He does this with pithy humour in a short easy-to-listen-to format that leaves you feeling prepared for that next encounter with a proselyte.

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Wonderfully clear reasoning.

Emerson Green makes arguments that are logically sound, well researched and interesting. He stays concise and addresses single topics in each episode from every possible angle. What’s more, he does all of this in a smooth and mellifluous voice.

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