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The true story of one man's journey from faithful Roman Catholic priest to atheist psychologist. A serialized autobiographical audio book by Stephen Frederick Uhl, Ph.D.

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The true story of one man's journey from faithful Roman Catholic priest to atheist psychologist. A serialized autobiographical audio book by Stephen Frederick Uhl, Ph.D.

    No Gods, No Guilt #00

    No Gods, No Guilt #00

    Author's Greetings

    Greetings from Dr. Stephen Frederick Uhl, author of No Gods, No Guilt, the audio version of his autobiographical book, Imagine No Superstition.

    [Length 1:14 mins. | File Size = 1.2 MB]

    • 1 min
    No Gods, No Guilt #01

    No Gods, No Guilt #01

    Introduction

     

    Stephen Uhl set aside his childhood beliefs as he left the Roman Catholic priesthood and became a humanist psychologist. In today's ten minute introduction, the author of No Gods, No Guilt shows how this book began as an intimate family letter. Dr. Uhl shares enough of his personal experiences and insights to show how this only life can be a real joy.

    [Length 11:00 mins. | File Size = 10.1MB]

    • 11 min
    No Gods, No Guilt #02

    No Gods, No Guilt #02

    The Chosen One



    Stephen Uhl was the sixth child born on the family farm. His older brother was destined to take over the family farm, while his religious mother chose him to head for the altar as a priest. This was to fulfill one of her most precious dreams. So he recognized early in life that he was very special in her eyes; he was her favorite who would one day bring her to her highest joy as the mother of a priest with special supernatural powers.

    [Length 12:49 mins. | File Size = 11.8 MB]

    • 12 min
    No Gods, No Guilt #03

    No Gods, No Guilt #03

    The Road to Agnosticism An insight in Father Stephen Uhl's religious meditation led finally to a complete divorce from Marmion Military Academy and the Catholic Church. This was after some unavoidable hypocrisy while heading for the exit in a responsible fashion. After leaving Marmion, marriage to a fellow teacher made the Ph.D. possible.  Dr. Uhl enjoyed his Suburban Chicago private psychological practice as he helped his clients overcome their guilts and irresponsibilities.

    [Length 12:30 mins. | File Size = 11.5MB]

    • 12 min
    No Gods, No Guilt #04

    No Gods, No Guilt #04

    Why Most People Believe in God

    Desperate, helpless, weak, frustrated, fearful...regular humans often want more of the good and less of the bad things in their life than they can get on their own. So they pray  for outside help. Such praying is wishful thinking that often becomes self-hypnosis. And self-hypnosis does, indeed, empower the praying person. With credulous society's approval, the hopeful praying person attributes this (totally natural) power to a Higher Power. The relation between wishful thinking, prayer and hypnosis becomes clear.

    [Length 12:55 mins. | File Size = 11.9 MB]

    • 12 min
    No Gods, No Guilt #05

    No Gods, No Guilt #05

    Powerful Effectiveness of Fear and Greed

    More of the many causes of belief in God: Fear of divine punishment and a  for heavenly happiness make a powerful combination. This stick and carrot combination is so powerful and self-reinforcing for the believer that it becomes addictive and does, indeed, make religion an opiate for hordes of the insecure. Still, religion does a lot of good works--good works that realistically should not need supernatural motivation.



    [Length 21:54 mins. | File Size = 20.1 MB]

     

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