Tag Archives: atheism

“You’re killin’ me Smalleys!” – An Interview with David Smalley

On this episode I have a very…. Well let’s just call it interesting conversation with David Smalley, the infamous host of Dogma Debate…. It started on the topic of if Atheism is a belief or a worldview then spirals from there. Have your popcorn handy for this one!

Toward the end of the discussion we start discussion Peter Boghossian and whether or not he said theism/Christianity should be classified as a mental illness in the DSM. You’ll here how that goes…

The quote in question was: “There is perhaps no greater contribution one could make to contain and perhaps even cure faith than removing the exemption that prohibits classifying religious delusions as mental illness. The removal of religious exemptions from the DSM would enable academicians and clinicians to bring considerable resources to bear on the problem of treating faith, as well as on the ethical issues surrounding faith-based interventions. In the long term, once these treatments and this body of research is refined, results could then be used to inform public health policies designed to contain and ultimately eradicate faith.” Peter Boghossian A Manual for Creating Atheists (Kindle Locations 3551-3555).
But look, even Jerry Coyne read it how pretty much EVERYONE read it… oh and see the comments on this blog and you’ll see all the atheists saying exactly what David claims to never see…

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/the-bible-of-psychiatric-diagnosis-exempts-religion-from-delusions-even-though-it-is-one/

For a previous article I wrote on on David’s views, visit http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-response-to-david-smalleys-top-10_9.html

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Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Discussion with Benjamin Watkins on Naturalism

In this rather LONG discussion with atheist and naturalist Benjamin Watkins we explore his defense of philosophical naturalism. This one gets pretty philosophical and somewhat heated…. but dont worry. We loved chatting together! Strap in and hold on… this is going to be a philosophical ride!!!

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Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

The Oreo Session – Part 2

In this episode I continue the discussion with atheists Cory Markum and Alex Starr about a wide ranging host of topics from Jesus Mythicism, Leprechaun defecation, to Richard Dawkins. I forgot to give the warning on the last episode so I will here… the really polite southern gentleman lets some expletives slip. And honestly… I’m too lazy to edit it.

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Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

The Oreo Session – Part 1

In this episode there is a discussion between two black sheep and one as white as snow… 😉 And yes that was the title recommended by one of the atheists! Listen in to this wonderful lively discussion between myself and two atheists, Cory Markum and Alex Starr.

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Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

History for Atheists…And the Rest of Us – Part 1

This episode is part 1 in a 2 part interview that I had with atheist Tim O’Neill on history and the New Atheism. For more on Tim, you can find his work at his many different projects such as History Versus The Da Vinci Code, and History for Atheists.

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Tim’s Links:
http://historyforatheists.blogspot.com/

http://armariummagnus.blogspot.com/

http://www.historyversusthedavincicode.com/author.html

https://www.quora.com/profile/Tim-ONeill-1

Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Isn’t the Bible Misogynistic? (Part 1)

In this episode we continue our series on the so-called “Bible Atrocities” and ask the question “Isn’t the Bible Misogynistic?” This is Part 1 of a 3 part section seeking to answer that question.

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Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

“I Will Cite My Sources When You Agree With Me” – A Foray Into the Mind of a Mythicist

In this somewhat impromptu episode, I reflect on a bizarre conversation I had with a Jesus Mythicist. It was just delightful.

You’ll see.

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The thread is here:

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/unbelievablejb/permalink/862034720563712/?comment_id=862457950521389&notif_t=group_comment_follow&notif_id=1462116244926186

Sources:

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Plutarch/Lives/Romulus*.html

http://www.ancient.eu/Romulus_and_Remus/

Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Interview with Nicholas Bruzzese

In this episode we spend some time talking with Nicholas Bruzzese about his transition from atheism to Christianity and some of his thoughts on the current religious debates.

Nicholas is the host of the Theosophy Podcast – another podcast on The Christus Victor Network.

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Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Discussion with Cory Markum on Moral Philosophy – Part 2

In this episode I continue my discussion with my friend and atheist Cory Markum on what he thinks a possible foundation for morality might be from within a non-theistic worldview. At the end of this I ask the audience to weigh in if Cory has met his burden of proof to demonstrate that such a thesis has been demonstrated. Feel free to comment with your thoughts!

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Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Moral Philosophy with Cory Markum – Part 1

In this episode I begin my discussion with friend and atheist Cory Markum on the issue of objective moral realism and if it is possible to ground morality within a non-theistic worldview. This is part 1 in a three part series.

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Tyler studied Philosophy and English at Sonoma State University, graduated Preseminary (Biblical and Theological Studies) from Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on my Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary.