Zen Buddhism Sex Abuse Scandal | Religion Strikes Again
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Zen Buddhism Sex Abuse Scandal | Religion Strikes Again

there’s a new ebook out by a New York Times columnist mark oppenheimer and uncovers a sex scandal with them is n buddhism community now this I find really interesting because all the their religions clearly I’m a fan and none of them as anybody listening show knows very well …

Jonathan Haidt: Polarization as Religion
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Jonathan Haidt: Polarization as Religion

It’s great to welcome back to the program today. Jonathon hight, who is a social psychologist and professor at [inaudible] New York University Stern School of business. He’s the author of multiple New York Times bestsellers, including the righteous mind. The newer book coauthored with Greg Luke. Ian Off the …

Does your religion make You doubt facts?  (Why Your Religion is Harmful)
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Does your religion make You doubt facts? (Why Your Religion is Harmful)

Your religion is harmful if it encourages you to distrust reality. You have to be religious to think that cond– like giving away condoms in Africa is a bad idea because it doesn’t really prevent AIDS or it doesn’t really stop the spread of diseases. No, that is factually untrue. …

Should We Actively Guard Children Against Religion?
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Should We Actively Guard Children Against Religion?

Should we actively guard young children against religion? The idea behind this question is that if you are an atheist parent and you don’t believe in G od at all, and maybe you even think religion as a whole is not just wrong, it’s bad. Should you guard your children …

Jamal – Family, Conditional Love, and Leaving Islam
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Jamal – Family, Conditional Love, and Leaving Islam

My family’s from Somalia and I was raised in America. I remember growing up in a pretty moderate Sunni-Muslim household and I left the religion at a really young age. At around 15 is when I left. There is no such thing as unconditional love in Islam. Your family is …

Anti-Religious Symbolism in Happy Feet
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Anti-Religious Symbolism in Happy Feet

Now I know you guys have been waiting for a new review for quite some time and don’t worry something huge is coming, but I thought I’d give you something short to tide you over. So this review is about “Happy Feet” and I’m not destroying it – even though …

Is It Child Abuse to Teach Religion to Your Children?
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Is It Child Abuse to Teach Religion to Your Children?

Should teaching religion be considered child abuse? This is a tough question. I remember reading “The God Delusion” and Richard Dawkins brings up this point. I think it was one of the– the mayor points people were talking about; one of the more controversial things in his book. And he …

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Teach Religion to Your Child
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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Teach Religion to Your Child

A lot of parents, even atheist parents, think they need to raise their children with religion in order to teach them ethics and morals. Now, obviously you can do these things without religion. I mean, even kids can tell you why lying and stealing is wrong because they want anyone …

9 Benefits of Leaving Your Religion
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9 Benefits of Leaving Your Religion

When I was younger and I realizedmy religious beliefs were probably wrong, I remember it took me a while before I admittedto myself even that I was an atheist. I remember falling asleep one nightwithout praying, kind of scared, and then waking up the next morningand like double checking to …

Great Books about Science, Atheism, Bible Falsities, and Secularism in U.S. History
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Great Books about Science, Atheism, Bible Falsities, and Secularism in U.S. History

hello there um I have just had a heck of a time I was trying to get my cell phone to record because it really has some pretty good quality but I couldn't get any sound out of it I tried everything I don't know what I'm doing wrong so …