Why Frank Pastore converted (Prager University)

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 In This Video: Frank Pastore explains why he converted from atheism to theism. “I was confronted with the awareness that four Big Bangs have to be accounted for, not just one.”

Dobbie’s Comments: Frank Pastore says the cosmos is about 16 billion years old. Nuh-uh--the current model says it's 13.7 billions years old.

He says the cosmos came from nothing. Well, nuh-uh--it came from nothing we know about.

He says theism must be the answer to other current scientific mysteries. So he makes the old “the God of the gaps argument”!

I, Dobbie, say Big Bangs don't need to be account for--theistic claims do. Atheists don't have to account for the origin of the universe--or how life forms first-ever started--atheists simply aren't convinced by theistic claims--and that's why they're atheists.

Religion and the End of the World (Sam Harris)


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Religion, Politics and the End of the World (1/9)
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In This Video: Sam Harris is an agnostic-atheist philosopher. Part 1 is set to auto-start after the dull introductions are through. 
 

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 Religion, Politics and the End of the World (3/9)
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In This Video: Chris Hedges is a journalist and an anti-atheist. (His book: I Don’t Believe in Atheists).

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Religion, Politics and the End of the World (5/9)
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 Religion, Politics and the End of the World (6/9)
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 Religion, Politics and the End of the World (7/9)
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Religion, Politics and the End of the World (9/9)
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Bible's Buried Secrets (BBC)


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Hosted by biblical scholar Dr. Francesca Stavrakopoulou.

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Bible's Secrets (BBC) Ep.2: Did God have a wife? (2/4)
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Dobbie’s Comments: [09:20] Psalm 82 refers to an assembly of gods (other gods), the documentary hostess says. I say it can refer to an assemby of human judges who are like gods, thanks to their legal powers. In fact, in the Gospel of John, Jesus says the psalm bestows the label of “gods” on magistrates; thus, the Gospel comports with the idea of a panel of men (John 10:34).
Some Bible editions do state Psalm 82 is about gods, not humans. You can thank the ambiguity of the Hebrew for the difference!

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Bible's Secrets (BBC) Ep.2: Did God have a wife? (3/4)
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Bible's Buried Secrets (BBC) Ep.3: The real garden of Eden (1/4)
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Bible's Buried Secrets (BBC) Ep.3: The real garden of Eden (2/4)
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Bible's Buried Secrets (BBC) Ep.3: The real garden of Eden (3/4)
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In This Video: Dr. Stavrakopoulou holds that the original Garden of Eden was located inside King Solomon’s Temple since there are large wooden cherub creatures on display in the temple inner sanctuary (says Kings 6:23)--just as Genesis says cherubs are on guard at the entance to the Garden of Eden. Also inside Soloman's Temple, garden art (says 1 Kings 6:29; 32; 35)--thus the Garden of Eden! In fact in King Solomon’s time, a common practice, even for pagans, was to show garden art and to place cherubs at entrances to sacred rooms.

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 Bible's Buried Secrets (BBC) Ep.3: The real garden of Eden (4/4)
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(BBC) Is the Bible still relevant today

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Is the bible still relevant today 2/4
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Dobbie’s Comments: At one point the theist claims that the Bible contains history but not necessarily supernatural history! If that is so, I say the Bible's religious significance goes right out the door!
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Dobbie’s Comment: I love when theists trip over their own feet with their purely relative viewpoints!
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Irrationalism in atheism (League of Reason)

"Irrationalism in atheism" [1/4]
Irrationalism in atheism" [1/4]
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This one is an audio podcast.

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"Irrationalism in atheism" [1/4]
 Irrationalism in atheism" [3/4]
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"Irrationalism in atheism" [1/4]
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Dobbie’s Comments: This podcast theist seems to say Pascal’s Wager will come to your rescue! Pascal’s Wager = You should believe in God in case belief in God gets you to heaven.

A Brief History of Disbelief (Johnathan Miller)

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 A Brief History of Disbelief  6/18
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 A Brief History of Disbelief  7/18
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 A Brief History of Disbelief  9/18
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In This Video: The rise of Unitarians, who hold that Christ was an ordinary man. And Deists, who hold that the world-creator God doesn’t intervene in the affairs of humans.

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 A Brief History of Disbelief  10/18
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In This Video: What all religions have in common.

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 A Brief History of Disbelief  11/18
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 A Brief History of Disbelief  12/18
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 A Brief History of Disbelief  13/18
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 A Brief History of Disbelief  14/18
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A Brief History of Disbelief  15/18
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In This Video: The rise of the theory that the earth has existed for millions of years. The rise of Darwin’s theory of natural evolution of species.

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  A Brief History of Disbelief  16/18
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In This Video: [01:00] The point at which natural faith in natural selection is needed, according to Richard Dawkins. [07:00] Sigmund Freud claims that God is an exhalted father figure, which image is the origin of all religions.

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 A Brief History of Disbelief  17/18
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 A Brief History of Disbelief  18/18
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