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Podcasts for free-thinkers, non-believers, atheists, reasonists, skeptics, rationalists and those who are just curious. We talk about religion, science, the conflict between the two and their impact on the world.

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Podcasts for free-thinkers, non-believers, atheists, reasonists, skeptics, rationalists and those who are just curious. We talk about religion, science, the conflict between the two and their impact on the world.

    Podcast 027: The Tyranny of God Audiobook - Chapter 20 - A World Without God

    Podcast 027: The Tyranny of God Audiobook - Chapter 20 - A World Without God

    Since the previous podcast in September, we have seen ISIS rise up from relative obscurity to a headline phenomenon requiring the attention of leaders around the world. In this podcast we provide you with a summary of a few headline cases here in Australia to fill you in. We continue with the reading of the Tyranny of God. In Chapter 20, we look at a World Without God.

    • 10 min
    Podcast 026: The Tyranny of God Audiobook - Chapter 19 - Why We Need To Justify Our Beliefs

    Podcast 026: The Tyranny of God Audiobook - Chapter 19 - Why We Need To Justify Our Beliefs

    In the previous podcast, I concluded that religious beliefs exist only to benefit their own progeny, not ours. In their struggle to assert themselves and dominate our minds, the memes inside our heads are commandeering us to wage war against each other and we simply become collateral damage. The sad thing is, even if many people kill and die for these beliefs, they are not alive. Yet many of us choose to act upon them and so manifest themselves in our world. In this podcast I argue against the idea that everyone should believe in whatever they want to believe to the extent that we should not even question whether these beliefs are true, valid or supported by evidence. This Sunday, 7th of September 2014, Chapter 19 of the Tyranny of God, Why We Need to Justify Our Beliefs.

    • 9 min
    Podcast 025: The Tyranny of God Audiobook - Chapter 18 - The Fallacy of Religious Moderation

    Podcast 025: The Tyranny of God Audiobook - Chapter 18 - The Fallacy of Religious Moderation

    In this podcast I will discuss the Fallacy of Religious Moderation to explore the ideas of religion being more modern, being more moderate and being more tolerant as though it has now evolved to a much wiser form of its violent and intolerant past. We will be prompted to ask what it is that we truly believe in and to think about what it means to believe.

    • 21 min
    Podcast 024: The Tyranny of God Audiobook - Chapter 17 - God's Threat To Democracy, Part 2 of 2

    Podcast 024: The Tyranny of God Audiobook - Chapter 17 - God's Threat To Democracy, Part 2 of 2

    In the previous podcast, we looked at the basic premise of democracy and the crucial concept of separating religion from the state. This Separation of Church from State is under threat in two fronts: Christian Dominionism and Shariah Law. Building on that in this podcast, I will discuss how Religions are undermining our Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Thought. This Sunday, 11th of May 2014, The Final Part of Chapter 17 of the Tyranny of God, God's Threat to Democracy.

    • 29 min
    Podcast 023: The Tyranny of God Audiobook - Chapter 17 - God's Threat To Democracy, Part 1 of 2

    Podcast 023: The Tyranny of God Audiobook - Chapter 17 - God's Threat To Democracy, Part 1 of 2

    In the previous podcast, I went through how human civilisation struggled out of religious despotism from the 1600s onwards. I said that our thinking has been transformed in different stages from the Protestant Revolution, The Age of Reason and The Age of Enlightenment all the way to the influences of scientific knowledge and discoveries and the development of new thoughts and ideas in politics, economics and philosophy. Now, we live in a world that has accepted and embraced many concepts that were once considered heretical, blasphemous or just generally irreligious. Yet, in most measures, our lives are generally much better off than they have ever been if we compare them with the lives of our ancestors living in the medieval ages and in more ancient times. In this podcast, I will argue that Religion continues to threaten the basic foundation of our modern societies: democracy. This Sunday, 5th of April 2014, Chapter 17 of the Tyranny of God, God’s Threat to Democracy.

    • 33 min
    Podcast 022: The Tyranny of God Audiobook - Chapter 16 - The Tyranny of God, Part 2 of 2

    Podcast 022: The Tyranny of God Audiobook - Chapter 16 - The Tyranny of God, Part 2 of 2

    In the previous podcast, we broadcasted the first part of Chapter 16 of the Tyranny of God titled Escape from Religious Despotism. I went through certain aspects of our lives today and compared them with what it was like when religion was at the height of its power centuries ago, before the wave of changes brought about by the Protestant Revolution, the Age of Reason and the Age of Enlightenment. I discussed how homes, and not just the church, have become places of worship, and sex became something that can and should be, enjoyed by both men and women, and not something dirty, to be ashamed of. We talked about Divorce, how people no longer have to stay in relationships if they are being abused, cheated on, or for whatever reason. People have become more literate and are encouraged to read books and educate themselves. We talked about gays and lesbians who struggle to have their relationships validated and acknowledged, just like heterosexual relationships. The last topic we discussed was how art stopped being an instrument of religion. Artists began featuring everyday people, not just saints and angels, in their artworks , and began expressing their thoughts and ideas about the human experience. In this podcast, I will pick up from where we left off and discuss how the role and our perception of money and wealth evolved from just something to give to the church, to something that people used as an indicator of their soul’s fate, and now, as something on which we have built our capitalist societies. From there, I will discuss the rise of irreligious and secular ideas. I will list what they were and how we have changed the way we perceive ourselves and how we approach our lives. This Sunday, 16th of March 2014, Part 2 of Chapter 16 of the Tyranny of God, Escape from Religious Despotism.

    • 28 min

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