29 episodes

Thoughts and struggles of a former Evangelical Christian learning to relate to life as a skeptic in the Deep South.

The Godless In Dixie Podcast Neil Carter

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9, 33 Ratings

Thoughts and struggles of a former Evangelical Christian learning to relate to life as a skeptic in the Deep South.

    Episode 29: What Atheists Wish Christians Knew about Them

    Episode 29: What Atheists Wish Christians Knew about Them

    A pastor once invited me to talk to his congregation about what atheists wish Christians understood about them, fielding questions from the church afterwards. Here are the eleven things that came to mind first.

    • 15 min
    Episode 28: Deconstructing the End of the World

    Episode 28: Deconstructing the End of the World

    Today the church is waiting around for someone to swoop in and fix everything that's broken through divine cataclysm, removing all responsibility from them. As it turns out, the events they've been waiting for already happened a long, long time ago.

    • 18 min
    Episode 27: Hell 2.0, Now with Fewer Flames!

    Episode 27: Hell 2.0, Now with Fewer Flames!

    Back in my day, Hell was a lake of fire. But times have changed, and modern folks want a kinder, gentler Hell. Hell 2.0 is basically like putting yourself in Time Out...forever.

    • 16 min
    Episode 26: Absolving God from Hell

    Episode 26: Absolving God from Hell

    Responsibility for every soul condemned to Hell would fall squarely into the lap of the God of the Bible, were any of these beliefs actually true. You cannot absolve an all-powerful deity from something like this, nor does the Christian faith in its original form attempt to do so.

    • 11 min
    Episode 25: Seven Reasons to Reject Hell

    Episode 25: Seven Reasons to Reject Hell

    Here are seven reasons absolutely everyone---even those trying to believe the Bible---should reject the notion of Hell. And shame on anyone who feeds this horrific nonsense to children.

    • 11 min
    Episode 24: The Bible's Attitude Toward the Life of the Mind

    Episode 24: The Bible's Attitude Toward the Life of the Mind

    The Bible begins with a story disparaging curiosity and exploration, a mood it maintains for the rest of the book. But when you view the mind strictly as a tool of worship, you invalidate learning for its own sake. Free inquiry utterly depends on, well...freedom.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Jeremy Watkins ,

A+ Deconversion Podcast

This is the first podcast I’d recommend to someone in the deconversion process, and the first podcast I’d recommend to anyone wanting reasons why I left.

Why? Because Neil succinctly summarizes many of the major problems with Christianity, but in a respectful manner. Neil isn’t the scathing atheist Christians expect.

I see this podcast as a great starting point, from which one can perform additional research as they please.

frenchhorncc ,

Apostates: Listen Up!

Neil has been on both sides of the pew and it shows. As a former believer myself it is clear that he has an insider’s perspective, which allows him to address the arguments and concerns of evangelicals without straw-manning them in any way. For any apostate arming themselves with knowledge for tough conversations with religious family members, consider this required listening. I’ve found lots of success “planting seeds” (as baptists often say) of doubt in family and friends with epistemology and Biblical and historical knowledge.
But even if you’re not a devoted dogma fighter, you’ll learn a lot of fascinating, and damning, evidence against Christianity in the critical analysis Neil brings to the table. These short-form podcasts really make my day, and I hope you’ll give it a listen!

Swartzenager ,

Excellent!

A truly well written and thoughtful podcast about some really tough issues. Neil has a way of identifying the ironies, contradictions, and falsehoods of Christian culture that cuts deep without being rude or mean spirited.

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