An open discussion on faith & atheism live Nov 3

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Pastor Dan Nichols of Restored Church and atheist activist Justin Vacula of the NEPA Freethought Society met for a friendly two hour open-to-the-public discussion concerning religious faith and atheism on Sunday November 3, 2013 in the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Downtown Arts building located at 47 North Franklin Street. 

Nichols and Vacula share their personal stories, explained their perspectives pertaining to religious belief, and engaged in respectful critical discussion. Audience members were invited to present questions to both participants following the discussion.

You can listen here!

Photo by A. Elizabeth Baumeitster

Dr. Peter Boghossian - October 26, 2013

We’re very excited to have Dr. Peter Boghossian – esteemed public speaker, Philosophy professor at Portland State University, and author —  on the show, Saturday, October 26 at 8PM Eastern.

His new book, of A Manual for Creating Atheists is available on Amazon.com. 

For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith—and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious evangelism, A Manual for Creating Atheists offers the first-ever guide not for talking people into faith—but for talking them out of it.

Peter Boghossian draws on the tools he has developed and used for more than twenty years as a philosopher and educator to teach how to engage the faithful in conversations that will help them value reason and rationality, cast doubt on their religious beliefs, mistrust their faith, abandon superstition and irrationality, and ultimately embrace reason. 

As always, callers, no matter their viewpoints, are welcome to join the discussion. Call the number on your screen, 718-766-4598, or click the Skype-to-call button on the show’s page when the show goes live to join the caller queue. Listen live, join the live chat, and use the same link following the live broadcast to stream and/or download the archived show.
We hope you’ll join us!