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An Intelligent Conversation Podcast: Two Atheists Talking


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Here’s a new podcast titled “An Intelligent Conversation” where we talk about religious belief and atheism.


My Previous Writings on Atheism:

Christian Right and Free Speech

Why Won’t Religion Just Leave Us Alone?

The Difference Between Faith and Trust


Two Atheists Talking

Sounds frightening, no?

Few belief systems are as incendiary and misunderstood as atheism. Even as the number of people who self-identify as “Nones” (non-affiliated with any religion) has become the fastest-growing group in recent years, outpacing all other organized faiths, atheism remains controversial, and for some, alienating.

In this 90-minute discussion, we explore the essence of non-belief in the supernatural and venture off onto several related tangents about how religion remains an unavoidable social influence, even for those who call themselves atheists.

Matt Lessinger and Nolan Dalla are the participants in this unscripted episode of “An Intelligent Conversation.”

0:02 – How have our religious views evolved over the course of our lives?

9:47 – Just because we avoid organized religion doesn’t mean we had a bad experience with it.

16:34 – Most atheists understand they don’t have all the answers.

24:06 – Have people become more accepting of atheism over time?

28:26 – How many “Nones” are there really?

37:17 – Do the “Unaffiliateds” have a voice?

44:30 – Could “Unaffiliateds” be intimidated into self-identifying as Christian?

48:49 – Nolan identifies Putin as the head of the modern global Christian state.

55:29 – Atheists don’t have to be one-size-fits-all.

1:03:44 – Nolan discusses the Skeptic Movement.

1:06:58 – Is science incompatible with religion?

1:13:45 – Maintaining civility around believers.

1:17:41 – Matt is fascinated by the Jerry Falwell Jr. situation.

1:24:45 – Do we have free will?

Recorded: 19 September 2020



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