60 episodes

The Doubts Aloud Podcast!

Join us as we allow doubts to be voiced regarding faith, religion and worldviews. Two of us have been Christians and none of us believe, so our current conclusion is that the doubts regarding Christianity are justified, but we are keen to question ourselves and hear Christian arguments and hear from Christian guests. Our background means that our conversation with Christianity will tend to dominate over other faiths.

We are Frances Janusz, Andrew Whyte and Ed Atkinson. We value the use of reason and evidence to assess matters of faith and worldview. (Should we doubt those assumptions?). We will consider philosophy, theology, Biblical Studies, human experience from the thinking layman’s viewpoint. We greatly value respect for those we disagree with and engaging in discussion. Meet us all in person at the monthly Unbelievable Christian and Skeptic Discussion Group in central London

https://www.meetup.com/Unbelievable-Christian-and-Skeptic-Discussion-Group-London

Andrew Whyte one of the hosts of Doubts Aloud has his own "Christian Diversity" YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIyesuRCrlRFYCYs_XMDKhd_MAyeF8esH

For those not familiar with the Christian Premier Radio Unbelievable Show that we praise, it is podcast as “Unbelievable?” and on the web:
https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable

Andrew’s appearances on Unbelievable were 31/10/2009 on the Return of Jesus, 26/04/2014 with Greg Boyd on Doubt and 10/07/2015 with Nabeel Qureshi on Christian Diversity.
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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

The Doubts Aloud Podcast!

Join us as we allow doubts to be voiced regarding faith, religion and worldviews. Two of us have been Christians and none of us believe, so our current conclusion is that the doubts regarding Christianity are justified, but we are keen to question ourselves and hear Christian arguments and hear from Christian guests. Our background means that our conversation with Christianity will tend to dominate over other faiths.

We are Frances Janusz, Andrew Whyte and Ed Atkinson. We value the use of reason and evidence to assess matters of faith and worldview. (Should we doubt those assumptions?). We will consider philosophy, theology, Biblical Studies, human experience from the thinking layman’s viewpoint. We greatly value respect for those we disagree with and engaging in discussion. Meet us all in person at the monthly Unbelievable Christian and Skeptic Discussion Group in central London

https://www.meetup.com/Unbelievable-Christian-and-Skeptic-Discussion-Group-London

Andrew Whyte one of the hosts of Doubts Aloud has his own "Christian Diversity" YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIyesuRCrlRFYCYs_XMDKhd_MAyeF8esH

For those not familiar with the Christian Premier Radio Unbelievable Show that we praise, it is podcast as “Unbelievable?” and on the web:
https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable

Andrew’s appearances on Unbelievable were 31/10/2009 on the Return of Jesus, 26/04/2014 with Greg Boyd on Doubt and 10/07/2015 with Nabeel Qureshi on Christian Diversity.
Doubts Aloud Links:

Please give feedback and ask questions using :
doubtsaloud@gmail.com

Join the Facebook Group discussions:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/247243319147813

Meet us all in person at the monthly “Unbelievable Christian and Skeptic Discussion Group” in central London, see:
https://www.meetup.com/Unbelievable-Christian-and-Skeptic-Discussion-Group-London

    Episode 58 - Biblical Cosmology and the Rise of the Flat Earth Movement

    Episode 58 - Biblical Cosmology and the Rise of the Flat Earth Movement

    Episode 58– Show Notes

    Andrew is on a roll again, reporting his research into flat earth beliefs in the Bible. Actually, it is just a component in a whole cosmology of how the ‘heavens’, earth and under the earth fit together. Spoiler – no turtles. This eventually moves on to Ed getting excited over whether Jesus was a flat earther. We can’t help but see how this leads to literalist Bible interpreters becoming flat earthers - as in members of the modern conspiracy theory – and how important they were in the rise of that movement.

    Links:
    The link with the picture that Andrew mentioned early on
    https://pursuingveritas.com/2014/05/14/ancient-hebrew-cosmology/

    The Dr Heiser 20 min video lecture that’s really helpful
    https://youtu.be/CGQDa9Ojk64

    Another discussion from 2 evangelicals if you want it
    “Heaven & Earth • Episode 1 - What is the Old Testament referring to as "Heaven"?”
    https://bibleproject.com/podcast/heaven-earth-part-1/

    We mentioned Skydive Phil debating on this.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6eEmfcMjDk

    Finally the 2018 documentary film to google is “Behind the Curve”.

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    • 59 min
    Episode 57 - God Intervening in Experiments and in Life?

    Episode 57 - God Intervening in Experiments and in Life?

    Episode 57– Show Notes

    We start with methodological naturalism and whether rejecting can be scientifically legitimate, as this is the next chapter in our 50 Arguments for God book. Chapter title: “The Scientific Status of Design Inferences”. We discuss the argument in the chapter for rejecting methodological naturalism when it comes to the ‘science’ of Intelligent Design. For us the boundaries of this ‘methodological naturalism free-zone’ is the problem.
    This leads us on to considering if methodological naturalism doesn’t apply in science or in life. God is seen as intervening in the Bible. What are the implications? Is this what we see in the world? What about the idea that we might have heard in school assembly - we are God’s or Jesus’s hands and feet?
    Links:
    The book by Thom Stark that we mentioned: “The Human Faces of God” by Thom Stark and John Collins
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Thom-Stark/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AThom+Stark

    And “Evidence for God: 50 Arguments for Faith from the Bible, History, Philosophy and Science” by Mike Licona and William Dembski.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Evidence+for+God%3A+50+Arguments&i=stripbooks&crid=2JZMR7RRQTQ9P&sprefix=evidence+for+god+50+arguments+%2Cstripbooks%2C108&ref=nb_sb_noss

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    https://www.meetup.com/Unbelievable-Christian-and-Skeptic-Discussion-Group-London

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 56 - SkyDive Phil on the Kalam Cosmological Argument

    Episode 56 - SkyDive Phil on the Kalam Cosmological Argument

    Episode 56– Show Notes

    We’re delighted to welcome SkyDive Phil back on the show. Not on vegetarianism as we’d trailed (please be patient) but on his recent work on the Kalam Cosmological Argument. The most prominent form of the argument, as defended by Christian apologist and philosopher William Lane Craig, states the Kalam cosmological argument as the following syllogism:

    Everything that begins to exist has a cause.
    The universe began to exist.
    Therefore, the universe has a cause.

    The conclusion is then used to fit God to that cause.

    Phil has released a long video based on interviews with scientists, philosophers and mathematicians. It covered various ways the premises have been defended. Craig subsequently responded to the video using his podcast YouTube outlet and then Phil prepared a second video to reply to William Craig. Here’s the links to the Phil videos:

    https://youtu.be/pGKe6YzHiME
    and
    https://youtu.be/femxJFszbo8

    This was a massive amount of work by Phil and his team and the results are brilliantly helpful. It was great to chat through with Phil on the material, his experience in doing this and how the various participants (not least Craig) view such debate and discussion.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 55 - Does God Have A Body?

    Episode 55 - Does God Have A Body?

    Episode 55 - Title Suggestions

    1. God’s Body
    2. Does God have a Body?
    3. God really has a Body and we’re not joking
    4. The one where God has a body

    Episode 55– Show Notes
    The idea we explore is that the Old Testament authors all thought that God had a body. For them He wasn’t an ethereal unembodied universal Being. We look at the evidence for this view and the reasons it seems so contrarian a view to take. There is wonderful history here hidden in the Old Testament and in the story of how views have developed since.

    Frances shared an infamous legal case from the 19thC. Please see this link which includes a copy of the cartoon she describes:
    https://www.secularism.org.uk/the-freethinker-blasphemy-trials.html

    As is often the case we (well Frances & Ed, Andrew seems to know it already) gained immensely from “The Bible for Normal People” podcast. In this case episode 147. Here’s the YouTube version:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aFnRpNQFhI


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    Meet us all in person (after Covid19) at the monthly “Unbelievable Christian and Skeptic Discussion Group” in central London, see:
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 54 - Replay - The one about the Resurrection

    Episode 54 - Replay - The one about the Resurrection

    Resurrection interview with Mathew Hartke

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 53 - The Perfect Episode

    Episode 53 - The Perfect Episode

    Episode 53– Show Notes
    We start with an argument from our series on 50 Arguments for God’s Existence. This time
    “The Argument from Degrees of Perfection” by Catholic philosopher Peter Freeft. The following link gives a summary.
    https://peterkreeft.com/topics-more/20_arguments-gods-existence.htm#4
    We try our best to do the argument justice while discussing how it doesn’t work for us.
    Somehow we drifted into mentioning the recent debate “Theism vs Atheism” between Jonathan McLatchie and Alex O’Connor. Here’s the link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnIQFI1pYLM

    This idea of God’s Perfection led us on to this pair of questions:
    1) Would a perfect God create a perfect world?
    2) Is this world perfect?

    It opened up what the Bible says on God being perfect, which is not just Jesus’s words in Matthew 5v48 “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” The Old Testament Yahweh doesn’t come across as perfect. We enjoyed the anger management in Exodus 33v3
    The classic Christian response to why our world isn’t perfect while God is perfect is the Fall and Adam and Eve. We go back there again (sorry).


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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Dr. Crocoduck Pretorius ,

Very enjoyable

I sometimes feel like there's not much left to discuss in the atheist and Christian debate, and I've grown tired of going over the same ground time and time again.

So I wasn't expecting very much from another atheist podcast.

However, I gave this one a chance because I've heard Andrew Whyte on other podcasts, as well as his Christian Diversity YouTube channel, and always liked hearing what he has to say.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoy the mature, thoughtful and educated discussion by the panelists on Doubts Aloud, and I’ve even learned some new things.

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