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TSP 28: Secular Bible Study – Exodus Part II (Anthony)

If you have ever wondered how an atheist reads The Bible, this episode is for you. Anthony discusses his notes and thoughts that crossed his mind as he read Exodus. This is the second episode of the series Secular Bible Study where Anthony reads through The Bible for the first time as a secularist.

 

 

Eventually, all 66 books will be covered. Anthony had quite a few things to say and share, so the recording is being broken up into two parts. You can look forward to the rest of the discussion in the coming weeks!

 

 

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TSP 27: Secular Bible Study – Exodus Part I (Anthony)

If you have ever wondered how an atheist reads The Bible, this episode is for you. Anthony discusses his notes and thoughts that crossed his mind as he read Genesis. This is the second episode of the series Secular Bible Study where Anthony reads through The Bible for the first time as a secularist.

 

 

 

Eventually, all 66 books will be covered. Anthony had quite a few things to say and share, so the recording is being broken up into two parts. You can look forward to the rest of the discussion in the coming weeks!

 

 

 

*Disclaimer: Several times Anthony referred to the book of Exodus as a “chapter.” He meant to say “book.” Apologies for that.

 

 

 

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TSP 26: At the Movies – Noah (Anthony and Chad)

Here is the latest entry of The Secular Perspective at the Movies.

 

Noah (2014)

 

Director - Darren Aronofsky

 

Writer - Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel

 

Starring - Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Nick Nolte, Mark Margolis, Kevin Durand

 

Synopsis - A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.

 

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TSP 25: At the Movies – The Unbelievers (Anthony and Chad)

In this episode we are launching a new type of episode called “At the Movies.” With this format we will be watching a feature film that thematically fits with the content of this podcast. Not every movie will be blatantly religious or secular, but it might hit some marks that are relevant to what we want to do with The Secular Perspective.

 

We would also like to invite the audience to suggest movies that would make for a good discussion. Feel free to send those suggestions and recommendations through the proper channels.

 

The Unbelievers (2013)

 

Director - Gus Holwerda

 

Writer - Gus Holwerda, Luke Holwerda, Laurence Krauss

 

Starring - Richard Dawkins and Laurence Krauss

 

Synopsis - Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world.

 

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Matt and Anthony’s episode about God’s Not Dead.

 

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TSP 24: AiG Shakes Down Chad

Back in February of 2014, Chad purchased the DVD of the Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate from the Answers In Genesis organization. As a result, Chad has been regretfully added to the AiG mailing list. So a few weeks ago he received a letter from AiG asking him to donate to the museum itself and it’s new Ark Encounter attraction. This is a reading of that letter.

 

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TSP 23: Heathen Hodgepodge 4: Creeping Theocracy and FFRF Hate Mail (Anthony and Chad)

We start out this depraved discussion by mentioning a few religious based documentaries. Anthony uses the phrase “It’s almost like it’s a cumming cock in motion, and that’s the red jism flying off of the penis.” Then the guys discuss some local news from around Indiana and other parts of the country that was reported in FFRF’s Freethought Today. Chad and Anthony were sort of all over the place in this episode. Many tangents were fleshed out, but sometimes that’s the best stuff. Enjoy!

 

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TSP 22: Heathen Hodgepodge 3: Poems, YouTube Atheism, and Ken Ham

 

Anthony reads two poems (feel free to skip this), and Chad shares an STD themed haiku (it’s amazing). The hosts give props to the underappreciated Jaclyn Glenn and other women of YouTube, who have their content ignored by horny dudes. Teaching kids fairytales as though they’re reality affects their ability to think critically ….. huh, who would’ve thought? Ken Ham said things … again.

 

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Ken Ham’s blog post about extraterrestrial life: http://blogs.answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2014/07/20/well-find-a-new-earth-within-20-years/

 

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TSP 21: Defending Ken Ham (kind of), and Thoughts on Atheist TV (Anthony)

Anthony shares his opinions on American Atheists’ new television channel, and kind of defends Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis …. seriously.

 

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Ken Ham’s blog post about extraterrestrial life: http://blogs.answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2014/07/20/well-find-a-new-earth-within-20-years/

 

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You’re Not Alone, Secular Meet-ups (Anthony and Chad)

A few weeks ago, Anthony and Chad attended a meetup.com event for an atheist group. We wanted to break down our experience and encourage you all to reach out to a similar group; especially if you have to conceal your beliefs for any reason. Also, Anthony joined the Freedom From Religion Foundation to further reach out to the secular community, and he tells you about the benefits of doing so. Let us know what you think, and enjoy!

 

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Heathen Hodgepodge 2: Electric Boogaloo (Anthony, Chad, and Matt)

This is the second half of our first hodgepodge episode (awesome title, right?!). The guys bring up all kinds of fun topics like how Jesus is similar to Superman, Hobby Lobby’s continual desire for American theocracy, our disappointment in Pope Francis’ recent comments on childless marriages, one of the best trolls of all time at the Oklahoma Statehouse, and a recent discovery at a Catholic seminary in Ireland that really got to Anthony.

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The Patheos.com Superman and Jesus article: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/crossexamined/2014/06/superman-and-jesus-more-similar-than-you-might-imagine/

TFN Insider article about Steve Green’s biblical curriculum: http://tfninsider.org/2014/06/03/tfnef-report-bible-curriculum-backed-by-hobby-lobby-president-would-lead-to-preaching-not-teaching-in-public-schools/

Article about Pope Francis’ comments on Childless marriages (note* I could not find the article from The Criterion that I was directly referencing): http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1402247.htm

Article about the Satanic statue in Oklahoma (the figure in the sculpture is called Baphomet, by the way): http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/3/5678782/satanic-group-reveals-crowdfunded-monument-for-oklahoma-state-capitol

Article about the mass grave found in Ireland: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/06/02/mass-grave-in-ireland-holds-the-remains-of-800-out-of-wedlock-children-who-died-in-the-care-of-catholic-nuns/

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