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Are you a Good Person?

Posted in atheist, Radio Show with tags , , , , on April 13, 2009 by scatheist

3a3f68e6-20ab-4c48-9693-3ca61c4f8551sunset-space-pacific-ocean-thumbTonight on the Atheist and Theist Radio Hour, Mike (The Atheist) and Phil (The Theist) ask the question; Are you a good person, and is that enough? Who’s the judge? God? Society? Yourself? As usual, we’ll also be touching on some news, some comedy, and your calls. Join us in the chat room or call in with your questions and comments. 646-716-4689.

We’ve got a big guest scheduled for our show on Sunday 4/19/09.  The Infidel Guy aka Reginald Finley will be joining us.  Check out tonight’s show for details!!

The Atheist & Theist Radio Hour

Posted in atheist, Radio Show with tags , , , , , on March 8, 2009 by scatheist

3a3f68e6-20ab-4c48-9693-3ca61c4f8551sunset-space-pacific-ocean-thumbTonight 3/8/09  at 11pmET on the Atheist & Theist Radio Hour, Phil discusses how he survived a sit down with a room full of atheists and non-believers.  I will be recounting an on air debate that I had with a couple of self-proclaimed fundamentalist Christians.  We’re also going to discuss today’s slaying of an Illinois pastor, stem cells. and how belief equates with morality around the world.  Join us in the chat room or call in at (646) 716-4689.

Cool Design?

Posted in atheist, video with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2009 by scatheist

This video is graphic.  

If you believe that your god is punishing these children because a man 6000 years ago ate an apple off of a tree after being told not to do so, and you continue to worship that god, it’s time to reconsider.  Really, it’s time. Take a look at the other side.  Ask yourself why people are non-believers and atheists.  It’s not because we’re mad at your god,  that would make us angry theists.  It’s because it’s not reasonable to believe these things and its not reasonable (or scientific) to believe in intelligent design.  Start asking questions.  If you believe that questioning your faith weakens your faith, then how much faith did you actually have in the first place?

The Atheist & Theist Radio Hour 11pmET

Posted in Radio Show, religion with tags , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2009 by scatheist

3a3f68e6-20ab-4c48-9693-3ca61c4f8551sunset-space-pacific-ocean-thumbThe second installment of the Atheist and Theist Radio Hour is tonight at 11pm ET. Phil and I ask the question, Is America a Christian Nation? If you can join us, please do.  We will be in the chat room at 10:30 and will go live on the air at 11:00. If you can’t make it and you have a question, or something you would like us to touch on, leave a comment here and we’ll do our best to address it. You do not need to be a member of Blog Talk Radio to listen or call in but you do have to be registered to use the chat room.  Registration is free and it also allows you to use your computer to call in, saving you the dime (or minutes) for the call.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/scatheist

****Update****

The show was good. The audio is much better than the first show and you can download it for free using the above link.  Our next show is Sunday January 11th at 11pm and our topic will be:  Did God create man or did man create God?  Join us live and call in with your take on it…it’s more fun that way.  

The call-in number is (646) 716-4689

My Cross to Bear

Posted in personal with tags , , , , , , , on January 2, 2009 by scatheist

Another year gone by and I still don’t have the courage to sit my parents down and tell them that I’m an atheist.  Many people in my life know it, including my wife, my kids, and even some of my colleagues.  Why am I still afraid to tell my parents?  I am thirty fucking years old.  I should just sit them down and tell them, right?  Well, I guess it’s a little more complicated than that.  Part of my problem is that I am not just an atheist any longer.  I have gone all in and I am becoming an advocate for atheism, skepticism, and reason.  I co-host an Internet radio show with a theist (my friend and brother-in-law) I have joined a local atheist group, the Greenville Non-Theists, and I actively blog about my lack of belief.  I am not being honest with the people that raised me about who I am.  Both of my parents know that I am not a church goer, and they think that I’ll return to the alter one day, as they have done.  They would be quite surprised, however,  if  I told them that I don’t believe in a god or that I think the story of a  god/man Jesus is folklure passed down through the generations. Or that I believe that world religions cause much more harm than good.  It’s killing me though to keep this bottled up.

It will be much easier for me to have this conversation with my mother. She is not as dogmatic, but she really loves her church and does believe in an afterlife that includes Jesus, God, the angels, and the saints. That withstanding, I think she will accept it and it will just become something that we don’t talk about much.  My father, on the other hand, could get very insulted and may become derogatory.  Maybe my biggest concern is that by having this conversation he’s going to say things that are going to piss me off, and I might just reach my boiling point and go off on him.  I anticipate that he will blame my atheism on my liberal ideology and make some kind of connection to left wing socialist brain washing.  For the record, he is am extreme far right conservative Catholic.  Will this end our relationship completely or put such a strain on it that we hardly ever talk?

Hang on.

Thinking.

Sonavabitch.

As I’m writing this I’m realizing that my father doesn’t give a shit about sharing his beliefs with me, regardless of what I think. No matter how bigoted he may sound.  I think it’s time that I follow his lead  and let him know who I am and what I truly think.  He can take it or leave it.  

I think I’m still talking to mom first 🙂  

This rant has been extremely therapeutic.  I’ll let you guys know how it goes.  

 

Side note:  On Monday’s Atheist and Theist Radio Hour, Phil and I tackle the question, Is America a Christian Nation? Join us live at 11pm ET.

***UPDATED***The Atheist & Theist Radio Hour

Posted in Radio Show with tags , , , , , , on December 27, 2008 by scatheist

I will be co-hosting a live on-line radio call-in show tonight at 11pm ET with a theist (A Christian preacher).  Check it out.  No sign up or registration is required to listen or call in.  You do have to register (free) if you want to use the chat room.  We will be taking calls and discussing issues of the day, our beliefs, and tolerance.  If all goes well we’re going to make it a regular thing.

Follow the link at 11pm ET and press the click to listen button.  

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/scatheist

***So our first show was, well, a learning experience.  If you click the above link now, the archived version of the show will play for you or you can subscribe to it for free using iTunes.  The last 20 minutes are a bit echoey. We had a caller that was using his computer and had his speakers on. We didn’t know it until we listened to the show later.  We had a caller about halfway through that made us realize what we were getting ourselves into. Our next show is Monday night January 5th at 11pm ET. I’ll post a reminder as it gets closer.  If you listen to the first show, leave your feedback in this thread.***