Armchair Atheism, Ep. 1

Ep. 1 – What is Atheism? with Dan Barker

This inaugural episode briefly covers the intent of the show, a little info on its creator/producer, and features a nearly hour-long conversation with Dan Barker on the question, ‘what is atheism?’ Mr. Barker is a former preacher turned atheist activist who currently serves as co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to upholding the separation of church and state and to educating the public on subjects related to unbelief. He has authored several books including Losing Faith in Faith, Godless, and The Good Atheist, and also runs his own weekly podcast called Freethought Radio.

Armchair Atheism is the official podcast of GodlessHaven.com, exploring subjects related to religion and non-belief through interview discussions with a variety of scholarly and thoughtful voices.

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Links to some of what we discuss on the show:

Atheism is a lack of belief in gods

Atheist Out Campaign

Dinesh D’Souza enters guilty plea in straw donor case

Freedom from Religion Foundation

Pascal’s Wager

Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life

Theistic explanations for why atheists like Dan Barker lose their faith

On William Lane Craig’s defense of genocide in the Bible

 

Dan’s books:

Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist

Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists

The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God

Maybe Yes, Maybe No

Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong

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