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And we are The Non-Prophets!... airing on the first and third Sunday of every month, starting at 3:00 PM Central (01:30-03:00 UTC) on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thenonprophetsaca. The Non-Prophets focuses on atheism and the separation of church and state.

    The Non-Prophets 19.08 2020-05-2 with Denis Loubet, Jim Barrows, Johnny

    The Non-Prophets 19.08 2020-05-2 with Denis Loubet, Jim Barrows, Johnny

    Hosts: Denis Loubet, Jim Barrow, & Johnny P Angel

    Email: radio@atheist-community.org
    Facebook: facebook.com/groups/ACAProductions
    Patreon: patreon.com/TheNonProphets

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    News: Are Church Shutdowns Legal Or Gross Infringements On Religious Freedom?
    By William Duncan, in The Federalist - April 23, 2020
    Link: https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/23/are-church-shutdowns-legal-or-gross-infringements-on-religious-freedom/

    "...authorities are shutting down churches, and pastors are being arrested. What does the law say about all of this? ...religious freedom is being tossed around... Some defiant pastors have held large gatherings, while some government officials have threatened to permanently close churches that won’t comply with stay-at-home orders."

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    News: Anti-vaxxers will fight the eventual coronavirus vaccine. Here’s how to stop them.
    By Jennifer Reich and Alan Levinovitz, in Washington Post - April 29, 2020
    Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/04/29/anti-vaxxers-will-fight-eventual-coronavirus-vaccine-heres-how-stop-them/

    "Central to our hope of returning to life as normal is the possibility of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that is causing covid-19...It seems as if everyone would be on board...Yet the race for a vaccine and the techniques being used to manufacture it are bound to activate some familiar fears."

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    VANGUARD VIDEO AND DISCUSSION

    "David" with The Last Reformation, "casting out demons", protecting people from coronavirus

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    Email: From T.Radecki of Atheistisch Verbond ("Atheist Covenant"), The Netherlands

    "The subject (of metaphysics) mainly keeps popping up in conversations with my catholic uncle...Asking him if he considers paranormal or supernatural things as part of metaphysics...It looks like he claims victory over 'materialism' because he can point to things like feelings and platonic concepts and the sorts."

    "Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics"
    by Immanuel Kant, published 1783
    Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prolegomena_to_Any_Future_Metaphysics

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    Email: From Chuck, AZ

    "When theists are asked, 'who made God?', an often used response is 'God is a necessary being.' Why does no one ever ask, 'who designed necessity?' If God is the designer of all things, he must have designed the need for himself. This seems like circular reasoning. Or is he just lucky that necessity works as it does?"

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    News: From "flat Earth" to climate change denial, kids are deluged with fake science. Now teachers are fighting back.
    By Ines Novacic / CBS News - March 5, 2020
    Link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/flat-earth-climate-change-conspiracies-students-teachers-war-on-science-cbsn-originals/

    "To combat misinformation online and help teachers who don't have easy access to professional development for teaching climate change and evolution, the National Center for Science Education launched a program designed to promote effective science communication skills."

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    News: The Untold Truth: Control or Destroy?, part 1 of 3
    By Joy Kuo, a href="http://www.cultscults.com"...

    • 1 hr 37 min
    The Non-Prophets 19.07 2020-04-18 with Denis Loubet, Phoenix, & Johnny

    The Non-Prophets 19.07 2020-04-18 with Denis Loubet, Phoenix, & Johnny

    TNP 19.07
    Hosts: Denis Loubet, Phoenix, Johnny P. Fillintheblank

    [News] Marco Rubio Says Coronavirus Stimulus Legislation Will Provide Government Grants to Churches
    Link => https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/marco-rubio-says-coronavirus-stimulus-legislation-will-provide-government-grants-to-churches/

    [News] Group Behind Central Park Coronavirus Tent Hospital Asks Volunteers To Support Anti-Gay Agenda
    Link => https://gothamist.com/news/samaritans-purse-franklin-graham-anti-gay-evangelical-central-park

    [News] Sacramento health alert: One-third of county coronavirus cases are connected to churches
    Link => https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sacramento-health-alert-one-third-of-county-coronavirus-cases-are-connected-to-churches/ar-BB122QSD

    [News] Member of defiant Central church dies from coronavirus illness, but pastor says it's a lie
    Link => https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/coronavirus/article_e6cb0b16-8024-11ea-8565-ab701ea43306.html

    [News] Hundreds swarm Florida beaches following reopening amid pandemic
    Link => https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/493510-florida-beaches-swarm-with-people-following-reopening-amid-pandemic

    [News] With isolation, abuse activists fear an ‘explosive cocktail’
    Link => https://apnews.com/7b9b15a1215611f69f02f4388100266d

    [News] Far-right and radical Islamist groups exploiting coronavirus turmoil to further propaganda
    Link => https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/coronavirus-islamist-far-right-radical-propaganda-a9460581.html

    [Resource] Logical fallacies
    Link => https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/

    [News] A Twitch Streamer Is Exposing Coronavirus Scams Live
    Link => https://www.wired.com/story/kitboga-twitch-streams-coronavirus-scams/

    [Email: T. Radecki, Secretary for the Atheist Community of The Netherlands]
    "I came up with the following sentence, 'religion is about prophecies, science is about processes'... [also] could you spend some time on the show on the topic of metaphysics?"

    [News] Despite warnings, churchgoers explain why they're still going to services
    Link => https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/04/04/ohio-church-service-covid-19-pandemic-tuchman-pkg-ac360-vpx.cnn
    "...bathed in the blood of Jesus!"

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    The Non-Prophets 19.06 2020-03-14 with Denis Loubet, Kevin Stein, & Johnny

    The Non-Prophets 19.06 2020-03-14 with Denis Loubet, Kevin Stein, & Johnny

    Hosts: Denis Loubet & Kevin Stein
    Guest Host: Johnny Angel

    [Video] "Trump-loving pastor attacks ‘sissy’ churches that cancel events to protect people from coronavirus"
    => https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/trump-loving-pastor-attacks-sissy-churches-that-cancel-events-to-protect-people-from-coronavirus/

    [Video] "Televangelist: Touch My Oily Hand Through the TV and I’ll Cure Your Coronavirus"
    => https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/03/12/televangelist-touch-my-oily-hand-through-the-tv-and-ill-cure-your-coronavirus/

    [News] "Creationist: Churches Should Hoard Toilet Paper and Preach to Those Who Want It"
    => https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/03/12/creationist-churches-should-hoard-toilet-paper-and-preach-to-those-who-want-it/
    (source) => https://answersingenesis.org/culture/coronavirus/

    [News] "[Governor Ralph] Northam signs bill to ban gay conversion therapy on minors in Virginia"
    => https://www.wtvr.com/news/virginia-politics/northam-signs-bill-to-ban-gay-conversion-therapy-on-minors-in-virginia
    => https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/virginia-becomes-20th-state-ban-conversion-therapy-minors-n1148421

    [Mail:Chuck AZ] Mormon Shunning
    "Is shunning necessarily a bad thing? If the family member who lost his faith happened to be the one with a job, he'd suddenly have a lot more spending money and some spare rooms in his house. And a Mormon who suddenly got rich could immediately get his clinging relatives off his back. The shunning promise seems like a selling point in favor of Mormonism."

    [News] "All 16 of the Museum of the Bible’s 'Dead Sea Scrolls' Fragments Are Forgeries"
    => https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/03/13/all-16-of-the-museum-of-the-bibles-dead-sea-scrolls-fragments-are-forgeries/
    => https://www.christianpost.com/news/all-16-dead-sea-scroll-fragments-at-museum-of-the-bible-are-forgeries.html
    => https://www.timesofisrael.com/dead-sea-scroll-fragments-at-dc-museum-revealed-as-fake/

    [Question] "Are you an atheist if you believe there was a god, but it died?"

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    The Non-Prophets 19.05 with Denis Loubet, Rachel Watson, & Phil Ferguson

    The Non-Prophets 19.05 with Denis Loubet, Rachel Watson, & Phil Ferguson

    Guest Host: Phil Ferguson
    Business => http://polarisfinancialplanning.com
    Podcast => http://polarisfinancialplanning.com/the-phil-ferguson-show


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    [News] Francis: Evangelize by Example, not Pushing Your Faith on Others
    => https://www.patheos.com/blogs/throughcatholiclenses/2019/12/francis-evangelize-by-example-not-pushing-your-faith-on-others/

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    [News] Four NYC infants contract herpes from circumcision rite in past 6 months
    => https://www.jpost.com/OMG/4-NYC-infants-contract-herpes-from-circumcision-rite-in-past-6-months-618690

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    [News] Delhi Riots: How A Sikh Hero Transported Dozens Of Muslim Neighbours To Safety
    => https://www.sikhnet.com/news/delhi-riots-how-sikh-hero-transported-dozens-muslim-neighbours-safety

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    [Mail: Griffin] The Palestine Conflict
    "I just want to suggest coverage on the recent events with the Palestinian conflict and our election. It's sad and scary how all of this ties in. We are voting for leaders who are funding the conflict!...The whole movement, for the Evangelicals, is just some way to fulfill prophecy? It's insane... Many of then don't even care about the Jewish state. They just care about making their Biblical prophecy come true..."

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    [Mail: Edward, NC] Why worship god?
    "Let's say that one day you finally receive proof of god and you now believe that some particular entity is indeed god. Would you then feel compelled to worship this god? Love him/her?... My thoughts are that I would experience awe and respect, but would have no reason to worship the 'god'. Hence, STILL no reason for religion."

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    [Mail: Chuck, AZ] God should give me belief
    "Why doesn't God just make me believe in him? He wants me to believe in him and I want to believe in him if he exists. I can't freely choose what I believe so he wouldn't be violating my free will. Why would an all good God not make things better for both of us when there are no drawbacks to doing so?"

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    The Non-Prophets 19.04 with Denis Loubet, Jen Aldrich, & Rachel Watson

    The Non-Prophets 19.04 with Denis Loubet, Jen Aldrich, & Rachel Watson

    Guest Hosts: Jen Aldrich & Rachel Watson
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    [NEWS] Catholic Priest Says 'Pedophilia doesn't kill anyone' After Barring Abortion-Rights Lawmakers From Communion
    URL => https://www.newsweek.com/rhode-island-priest-abortion-ban-communion-1486470
    Denis: "Catholic Church, fuck you!"
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    [NEWS] Trump taps new director of grants office that gave awards to Hookers for Jesus
    URL => https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-grants/trump-taps-new-director-of-grants-office-that-gave-awards-to-hookers-for-jesus-idUSKBN2072VV
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    [NEWS] Fishing For Love: Advice For Daughters
    URL => https://www.worldreligionnews.com/religion-news/fishing-love-advice-daughters
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    [NEWS] Gallup: 60% Of Americans Say They Could Vote For An Atheist President
    URL => https://www.richarddawkins.net/2020/02/gallup-60-of-americans-say-they-could-vote-for-an-atheist-president/
    Original Poll => https://news.gallup.com/poll/254120/less-half-vote-socialist-president.aspx
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    [Denis Has A Question] If you're going to test people to see how "good or bad" they are, would you give them a test where they can choose A or B without consequences? Or would you say they would be rewarded if they choose A and punished if they choose B?
    Rat Park => https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_Park
    What Does “Rat Park” Teach Us About Addiction? => https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/substance-use-disorder/what-does-rat-park-teach-us-about-addiction
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    [MAIL: Chuck] God's Prediction Ability
    "Since God is all-knowing, he must know what I'll decide to eat for supper tomorrow. But can he tell me today what that will be? I'm told that his foreknowledge doesn't limit my free will, so if he tells me what I'll choose to eat, I'm going to choose something else just to make him be wrong. So will God be wrong and is not omniscient or be unable to tell me and is not omnipotent?"
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    [MAIL: Chuck] Religion vs Atheism
    While atheists point out barbarity committed in the name of religion and the religious blame atheism for secular atrocities, both sides should notice what they have in common which is people in positions of excessive power.
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    [MAIL: Chuck] Genetic Fallacy Abuse
    "When atheists point out the origin of a religion as a reason for disbelief, the religious like to call it the 'genetic fallacy'
    and claim that the origin of a belief is not evidence that the belief isn't true. But that's not what's going on. The atheists are pointing out that the originators of a religion don't offer good reasons to believe it, so it's not a fallacy to withhold belief. The claim isn't that the ancient goat herders were wrong but just that there's no reason to agree with them. When scientists publish their findings, they also publish their work so that others can check it for accuracy. They do give reasons for belief."
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    [MAIL: Joe] Is atheism a kind of religion?
    "It has been said that atheism is a religion in the same way that not playing golf is a sport...It's also been suggested that human beings are hardwired through evolution to be...

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Non-Prophets 19.03 2020-02-01 with Denis Loubet, Kevin Stein, & Jim Barrows

    The Non-Prophets 19.03 2020-02-01 with Denis Loubet, Kevin Stein, & Jim Barrows

    Guest host: Jim Barrows

    [News] Trump Spiritual Adviser Wants 'All Satanic Pregnancies To Miscarry'
    Article => https://www.ibtimes.com/trump-spiritual-adviser-wants-all-satanic-pregnancies-miscarry-2910372
    Video => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvc7TDJhksA

    Dispensationalism(noun): "Belief in a system of historical progression, as revealed in the Bible, consisting of a series of stages in God's self-revelation and plan of salvation."

    [Email: Chuck from AZ] Magic for Atheists
    "If theists... can declare infinite magic at any time, why can't atheists do the same? The Big Bang was a supernatural bang so it didn't need a designer..."

    [Email: Chuck] Justice or Revenge?
    "...why do people seem to feel that the punishment is desirable even if no one gains from it? Isn't that just revenge? So who benefits from Hell? ..."

    [Email: Theodore] Death and Consciousness
    "I believe that our consciousness ends when our brain dies. But because there will be brains born after you've ceased to exist, it follows that one of those new brain's consciousness is what will follow..."

    [Email: SwampAtheist] Episode 19.02
    "...the story regarding legal threats against librarians in Missouri...for [lending] certain books out to minors... How does the Library know who is or isn't a minor? Do we now have to provide ID to check out a book? ..."

    [News] Mike Huckabee: Trump and religious liberty -- Militant atheists have met their match with our president
    => https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/trump-religious-liberty-atheists-mike-huckabee

    [News] Supreme Court won't hear case of HS football coach fired for on-field prayer
    => https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-won-t-hear-case-hs-football-coach-fired-n961216

    Hitchens' Razor: "That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence."

    Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." (Or ignorance.)

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Brilliant but..

Witty, informative, intelligent. Free. What's not to like?
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