Atheist Voicemails #23: From Friends to Foe: How Religion Got in the Way
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Atheist Voicemails #23: From Friends to Foe: How Religion Got in the Way

You have reached Atheist Republic voicemails. God may not be listening to you but the citizens of the Atheist Republic are. Leave us a voicemail at atheistrepublic.com for a chance to have your message broadcast to our followers worldwide. Send us your opinions, stories, advice, or concerns. Together, we’ll build …

Western scholar’s efforts to acquit Aurangzeb from his religious bigotry.
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Western scholar’s efforts to acquit Aurangzeb from his religious bigotry.

Nowadays there is a lot of news about the work of Audrey Truschke, who is a professor in America and who claims that Aurangzeb was a good guy, that much of the crimes attributed to him have never happened. She’s part of a slightly larger movement, in Zurich three years …

Ep 09: Simon Barrow | Exploring religious freedom
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Ep 09: Simon Barrow | Exploring religious freedom

Alastair Lichten: Hello and welcome to the National Secular society podcast. I am Alastair Lichten, Head of Education at the NSS. Today’s episode is part 9 in a 10 part series of interviews where I speak with activists and experts about religious freedom and what it means to them. What …

Sandi Toksvig: Introducing humanism, non-religious approaches to life
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Sandi Toksvig: Introducing humanism, non-religious approaches to life

We live in an increasingly pluralistic world. We are surrounded by a diversity of beliefs. Today, an increasing number of people are not religious. Many believe that the universe is a natural phenomenon with no supernatural side. They believe that this is the one life we have. And they want …

“I only teach my children the GOOD bits of my religion!” (Arguments For God Episode #3)
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“I only teach my children the GOOD bits of my religion!” (Arguments For God Episode #3)

If you know anything about me, then you probably know that I am not too fond of the idea of Dogma, And I’m even less of a fan of bringing up children in any environment which parades it as a virtue. Now I don’t think I’m particularly alone in my …

“Organized religion” isn’t the problem, religion is
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“Organized religion” isn’t the problem, religion is

Many religious believers, and even some atheists, have occasionally claimed that religion itself is not inherently harmful. Instead, they contend that the problems caused by religion are actually the result of organized and institutional religious bodies. And while a significant portion of these issues may be due to the organized …

Ep 01: Stephen Evans | Exploring religious freedom
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Ep 01: Stephen Evans | Exploring religious freedom

(Alastair Lichten) Well, hello and welcome to a new podcast series of discussions from the National Secular Society Exploring Religious Freedom. I’m Alastair Lichten, Head of Education at the NSS, and over the coming months I’ll be speaking to a variety of activists and experts about religious freedom. What does …

Religion as a mother – 60 Second Adventures in Religion (3/4)
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Religion as a mother – 60 Second Adventures in Religion (3/4)

Sixty second adventures in religion. Number three, religion as a mother. Why do so many people picture God as a man? J J Bachofen was a Swiss Professor of Roman Law who was probably a bit of a mummy’s boy. He thought that religion was part of a process that …

Should Religion be Allowed in Public Schools?
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Should Religion be Allowed in Public Schools?

We’ve all heard the arguments. Religion does not belong in publicly funded schools. That would be a violation of the separation of church and state right?! Where I live, in Canada, there are three provinces that give constitutional status to what are called separate schools. Now these are schools that …

Does religious unbelief exist? | Dr Lois Lee | Think Kent
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Does religious unbelief exist? | Dr Lois Lee | Think Kent

Hi, I’m Lois Lee and I’m a Research Fellow here at the University of Kent and I also direct the Understanding Unbelief programme and I’m going to talk today about unbelief. So, over the past 10 years there’s been growing interest in atheism and other forms of religious unbelief and …