by wiscatheists 39,993 views
For more information, visit: http://freethoughtfestival.org
AHA @ UW - Madison: http://wiscatheists.blogspot.com/
Madison Area Coalition of Reason: http://unitedcor.org/mad/
Richard Carrier is the renowned author of Sense and Goodness without God and Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus, as well as numerous articles online and in print. With a Ph.D. in ancient history from Columbia University, he now specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism, the origins of Christianity, and the intellectual history of Greece and Rome. For more about his work, visit richardcarrier.info.
by Scott Burdick 17,198 views
Here's a one and-a-half hour interview I conducted with noted historian Richard Carrier that explores the latest scholarship regarding the evidence of who, when, and where the Gospels were written as well as the historicity of Jesus. We also discussed Dr. Carrier's views on God in general, as well as his recent clash with historian Dr. Bart Ehrman.
Scott Burdick 2-25-2013
Richard Carrier is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian, published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American freethought movement, Dr. Carrier has appeared across the country and on national television defending sound historical methods and the ethical worldview of secular naturalism. His books and articles have also received international attention. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in ancient history, specializing in the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, particularly ancient philosophy, religion, and science, with emphasis on the origins of Christianity and the use and progress of science under the Roman empire. He is best known as the author of Sense and Goodness without God, Not the Impossible Faith, and Why I Am Not a Christian, and a major contributor to The Empty Tomb, The Christian Delusion, The End of Christianity, and Sources of the Jesus Tradition, as well as writer and editor-in-chief (now emeritus) for the Secular Web, and for his copious work in history and philosophy online and in print. His latest book is Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus. He is currently working on his next books, On the Historicity of Jesus Christ, The Scientist in the Early Roman Empire, and Science Education in the Early Roman Empire. To learn more about Dr. Carrier and his work follow the link below.
Richard Carrier's website -- http://www.richardcarrier.info/
A website that consolidates many of the various mythicist writers' critiques of Bart Ehrman's book on the historicity of Jesus. http://www.mythicistpapers.com/80-mythicist-responses-to-b-e
by Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science 553,814 views
Andy Thomson gives his talk titled 'Why We Believe in Gods' at the American Atheist 2009 convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Buy Andy's book Why We Believe in Gods from the RDFRS Store
See more at http://RichardDawkins.net
Also see Richard Dawkins talk from this convention:
Produced by The Richard Dawkins Foundation and R. Elisabeth Cornwell
by Skeptic Magazine 457,303 views
SAM HARRIS IS THE AUTHOR of the New Work Times bestsellers, The Moral Landscape, The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation. His new book is short (96) pages, to the point, and will change the way we all view free will, as Oliver Sacks wrote: "Brilliant and witty — and never less than incisive — Free Will shows that Sam Harris can say more in 13,000 words than most people do in 100,000." UCSD neuroscientist V.S, Ramachandran notes: "In this elegant and provocative book, Sam Harris demonstrates — with great intellectual ferocity and panache — that free will is an inherently flawed and incoherent concept, even in subjective terms. If he is right, the book will radically change the way we view ourselves as human beings."
Order "Free Will," the book on which this lecture is based, from Amazon: http://goo.gl/zHMx9
by NonStampCollector 187,322 views
Every painting needs to have had a painter, and every building needs to have had a builder.
Every thing for which there is no known maker, needs to have been made by something.
Maybe, thousands of years ago, a conversation like this took place... and brought theism into the world. I wonder if the dogmatism came along as quickly as in THIS example?
This is definitely one for the atheists and anti-theists. I don't expect religious folk to really get this one. I probably won't do much debating on this, I get sick enough of explaining myself on what I think are EASY satires to understand.
HUGE thanks to youtube user BigAtomicBird for the Portuguese (and English) subtitles. A huge job done entirely voluntarily!
I say on my channel page that I don't like or attempt to argue against the existence of a God. I think it's a difficult thing to argue, and there are far better minds than mine at work on that anyway. This video is probably the closest I'll ever come to arguing against there being a God, and in fact, I'm actually arguing against the terrible kind of theistic thinking that promotes ignorance and stultifies inquiry into the natural world, the kind of thinking that says "If we don't know the answer to the question, then that OBVIOUSLY means that GODdidit!, end of story."
These characters (some viewers have suggested naming them Ray and Kirk!) don't know the reason that the seasons change. Goddidit! Once upon a time, people didn't know what caused rainbows to appear. Goddidit! How did the bacterial flagellum motor develop? Goddidit! How did life originate? GODDIDIT!!!! So, so lame.
Bah!! I have to confess to an error already, even as I upload it. The biblical cure for leprosy involves TWO birds, not FOUR as I read in the script. (I wonder how many birds were involved in the cure that actually ended the scourge of leprosy?)
Thanks for your support and thanks for enjoying my vids. They are great fun to write and make.
Full name: The thing that made the things for which there is no known maker and that causes and directs the events that we can't otherwise explain and doesn't need to have been made and is the one thing from which you can ask for things that no human can give and without whom we can't be fully happy and is unlimited by all the laws of physics and never began and will never finish and is invisible but actually everywhere at once and who is so perfect that even if he killed millions of people including babies he'd still be perfect and who is so powerful and magical, he could even make a virgin pregnant if he wanted to.
(Oh, the bloopers!!! You can imagine...)
by fluffymcdeath 2,894 views
This was prompted by a comment from Bananadude1000 who presented me with a reason to delve a little deeper into my thoughts on what happens after you die.
This has been a while in the making (think I shot the first bit in March sometime) but I've finally gotten around to putting it all together.
For a shorter video on my thoughts about where you go after you die (the video I allude to in the opening) you can watch "By Analogy" if you haven't already. Link below
by V for Voluntary Library 2,029 views
 Ron Paul answers Reddit questions http://www.youtube.com/user/reddit#grid/user/1D5DC19456F26EC
 Ron Paul stating liberty comes from the creator (Palmetto Freedom Forum, South Carolina, 09/05/2011) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhcUFRtBn8U
 Why religion is a non-answer (The thing that made the things for which there is no known maker. -by NonStampCollector) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVbnciQYMiM
More videos on religion at: http://vforvoluntary.com/religion
 Using Austrian economics to persuade people (Why Liberalism? -by Daniel James Sanchez) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLr40CCDtAg
by V for Voluntary Library 1,168 views
Zero-project - e-world
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by V for Voluntary Library 7,637 views
Text sources at: http://vforvoluntary.com/witchhunts
by DarkMatter2525 566,737 views
God does have a creator, but it might not be who you think it is. Ironically, it was God who was intelligently designed - not us.
A special thank you to GrapplingIgnorance and True, who both gave me suggestions when I had writer's block.
For more on the argument I used against God's omniscience, watch this video:
Sub to Noelplum99 for interesting arguments like that. He's worthwhile.
Royalty-free music used:
"Desert Flower" by Doc
"Dark Music" by BrunoXe
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