I was inspired to try poetry. Why? Well I did do a lot of it during my teen years, mostly prompted by angst. But this year I had a different motivation.
I heard the apologist Glen Scrivener (https://christthetruth.net/about-2/) deliver his own poem about a fictional conversation with an atheist. You can read it here:
Though I do understand you can watch a delivery on YouTube if you ask google the right question.
My version is a fictional dialog with a Christian, written in a similar style to Glen’s. It is currently audio only, you can listen below.
I managed to grab a conversation with Rebekah, The Curious Atheist. I do know that some (most?) of those who follow this blog also follow Rebekah, who started out as the Closet Atheist and then re-branded, for obvious reasons, as the Curious Atheist. I enjoyed the conversation we had and I hope those who follow Rebekah’s blog will too.
You can find Rebekah’s blog here:
Listen to the episode:
I was interviewed by the Graceful Atheist last week and the episode is now available to listen. Use the link below to find the blog and episode.
It tells some of my story, of which some is told in this blog. If you enjoy the episode, please let me and the Graceful Atheist know.
If you have a story to tell, contact the bedroom l Graceful Atheist at the blog.
via Matthew Taylor: Confessions of a Young Earth Creationist
In addition to the Ask An Atheist Anything podcast, I also occasionally co host on the Still Unbelievable! podcast. Here is the latest episode, in which Andrew and I chat with Professor Brian Blais.
Part three of the monster Ask An Atheist Day question show special is now live.
If you want to ask us a question, you can do so using this handy voice link: https://anchor.fm/reasonpress/message
It’s time for another Round Table episode; Andrew and Matthew are joined by Dale and David from the Skeptics and Seekers podcast for another of their regular round tables. This time fielding questions about Easter.
Find out more about Skeptics and Seekers at https://skepticsandseekers.wordpress.com/
There’s going to be a flurry of podcast posts in the upcoming weeks. I have two in the queue waiting for me to hit the publish button, and I have 3 more in the edit process. I never wanted to publish more than one a week, but I don’t think I can avoid it right now. Today is Ask An Atheist Day and I recorded a four hour session answering various questions. Due to the length I have decided to split the recording into three parts, the first hour is available at the link below. The next two parts will follow, plus I have an Easter special episode to publish.
This first part of the Ask An Atheist Day special covers the fire at Notre Dame, deconverting Christians, giving up beliefs, sex and marriage, and monkeys throwing poop! Have a giggle with us.
Another of my podcast episodes has gone live, this time Andrew and I are in discussion with Dale from the Skeptics and Seekers podcast (https://anchor.fm/skeptics-and-seekers)
The conversation is supposed to be about who holds the burden of proof for what, but there is a segment where Andrew and Dale get a little stuck on Bayes, don’t worry though, it doesn’t dominate the episode.
As always, comments and discussion are welcome, or join in at the the Skeptics and Seekers site: https://skepticsandseekers.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/ask-an-atheist-anything-when-does-the-atheist-bear-the-burden-of-proof-dale-guest-stars/
Recently I was a host on the Still Unbelievable! talking about transgender and the church. This episode is responding to an episode of the Unbelievable? podcast on the same subject.
The Transformed document that is referenced in the episode is found here: https://www.eauk.org/resources/what-we-offer/reports/transformed-understanding-transgender-in-a-changing-culture/transformed-the-resource
It’s a shocking document and I recommend reading this critique of it: http://mikehigton.org.uk/a-critique-of-transformed-1/
Ask An Atheist Day is a thing, Apparently, and this year it falls on April 18th.
To support this, the podcast I co host, Ask An Atheist Anything, is going to do a questions episode. In this episode we’ll field a bunch of questions and give brief answers. This will be a change from most episodes where we have tended to focus on a single question.
So, what question would you like to ask an atheist?
Or, if you’re atheist, what question would you like to be asked?
Or, if you’ve seen an interesting question or set of questions elsewhere, paste in the link.