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Truth Wanted

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WHAT IS TRUTH WANTED? Truth Wanted is a show about getting to the bottom of beliefs, whether it’s karma or Christ, Bigfoot or crystals. Truth Wanted would like to know how you know it’s true. Hosted by ObjectivelyDan, Truth Wanted takes calls from the community (that means YOU!) and features new guests every week, emphasizing thorough conversations over name-calling and scoffing (most of the time). Truth Wanted focuses on how and why people believe what they believe, and how you can talk abo ...
 
The Atheist Experience is a weekly show in Austin, Texas geared at a non-atheist and atheist audience. The Atheist Experience is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin. The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separatio ...
 
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Eric Hovind attempts to answer, "How do we deal with attacks from skeptics, especially when those skeptics are people close to us?" But he ends up giving terrible advice to someone whose situation is similar to that of my own children. When Your Dad Calls You INSANE! | Questions @ Creation Today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m60aOzhCN_0 What is t…
 
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Dave Warnock! First up today is Mark from OR who has a question about the difference between the scientific consensus and a fallacious appeal to authority. Next is GB from CA who wants to argue that the bible argues for divine hiddenness. How can we differentiate between God…
 
Hello Truth-Seekers and welcome to another episode of Truth Wanted. This week Objectively Dan is joined by Genevieve! Our first caller is Barrie from New Zealand, who’s asking how to talk to an otherwise brilliant family member who believes in wacky conspiracy theories. Dan points out that folks on both sides of the political spectrum are susceptib…
 
Many do not realize that science conclusively proves the existence of God. After watching Part 2 of this series from David C Pack, all doubt will be removed that an all-powerful Creator exists... or will it? Does God Exist?—Many Absolute Proofs! (Part 2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqsfyba4sJA Judgement Day - Intelligent Design on Trial https:/…
 
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Jim Barrows! Our first caller today is Mark from GA. The caller claims that time robs the ability for information to be communicated, and that god will solve this by fulfilling the great commission through connecting our brains to computers. Next is Holy Rebel Movement from …
 
Hello Truth-Seekers and welcome to another episode of Truth Wanted. This week Nate Smith is joined by MD Aware! First up tonight is Richard from NY who claims that they made themselves time travel. Is there any way we can verify that this truly is time travel and not some other phenomenon? Next is Kennita from CA who wants to ask our hosts about th…
 
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Shannon Q is joined by Johnny P. Angel! First up is Writer from NY who perceives time as a measurement of the distance that a second-hand takes to move, and that this perception aligns with the attributes of their accepted God. The caller also claims to have spoken to and visited Heaven with this God. N…
 
In today’s episode of Truth Wanted! Objectively Dan is joined by Dan Beecher from the “Thank God I’m An Atheist” Podcast. Welcome to the show, Dan! First up in the calls is Cononthebarber in the UK to discuss sentientism, the belief that all sentient beings deserve moral consideration, not limited to aliens or-in some cases- even plants. But where …
 
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Jenna Belk. Welcome back to the co-host chair Jenna! First up is Mohammad from NE who defines god as any conscious entity that is capable of influence celestial objects beyond our (modern humans) comprehension. Nothing presented by the caller contains anything relevant to a …
 
In today’s episode of Truth Wanted! Objectively Dan is hosting with Apostate Prophet. Welcome to the show! First up is Barrie in New Zealand who feels awkward criticizing beliefs within politically oppressed groups. While we think it is important to maintain respect for others, we also think it is worth speaking up when a certain ideology is harmfu…
 
The long-anticipated Genesis Paradise Lost movie from Eric Hovind's Creation Today is finally available on home video and around the world. The movie proudly declares a message of young earth creationism, using stunning visual effects and interviews with the likes of Bodie Hodge, Chad Hovind, Charles Jackson, Danny Faulkner, David Menton, Georgia P…
 
SHOW NOTES Hello everyone! Welcome to our fun episode of The Atheist Experience with Matt Dillahunty and Jim Barrows. First up is Ram from India who started to believe in god again six months ago because he met someone who says science does not explain everything, and that lots of people accept there are multiverses. Scientists are not saying god i…
 
Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of Truth Wanted! This week, Exxtian Erin is joined by Prophet of Zod! Our first caller tonight is Jeremiah from TX who is wondering if our hosts have any opinions regarding evangelical involvement in politics. As the hosts briefly touched on earlier, the evangelical narrative oftentimes revolves around …
 
In a recent video, Capturing Christianity's Cameron Bertuzzi attempted to explain why the Puddle Analogy against the Fine-tuning Argument for God fails (on multiple levels). But the Parable of the Puddle by Douglas Adams isn't what the well-quaffed apologist thinks it is, so the failure claim fails all over again. Why the Puddle Analogy Against God…
 
Hey everyone and welcome to another episode of The Atheist Experience! This week Matt Dillahunty is joined by Mandisa Thomas from Black Nonbelievers! First up is Sam from TX who says that he believes in a god for the same reason that our hosts don’t believe that there is a god. Next up is Jaime from CO who claims to have photographic evidence for g…
 
Evangelical radio-host, Todd Friel, took on the non-believer objection that the Bible we have today is the product of the telephone game. He threw to Wretched host John Fabarez in his "Road Trip to Truth" video series, but both men and the guest apologist completely missed the point of the objection. It's pretty obvious, but I decided it was worth …
 
In today’s episode of Truth Wanted! Puck is back in the host chair alongside Paulogia, best known for his atheistic response videos on YouTube. Tonight we get a peek at the Paulogia behind the avatar and learn about his walk from teaching theology to taking on the bigger names in apologetics. First up! Molly in IN believed she would miss a sign god…
 
In a recent study from his Dinosaur Adventure Land compound in Lenox, AL, Kent Hovind explained to his audience how broccoli disproved evolution, showing it to be impossible. The problem is... broccoli never existed in nature. It is man made. Even if a deity exists, they didn't make it. Dr. Kent Hovind: Creation that Destroys Evolution - Broccoli! …
 
Renowned Jesus resurrection scholar, Dr Gary Habermas, responded to a question about Paulogia's observation that Peter and Paul are sufficient to explain church history... no resurrection or group appearances needed. After doing the significant assigned homework, here is my response to Gary. Source Video on Capturing Christianity - https://www.yout…
 
In today’s episode of the The Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Arden Of Eden. Our first caller today is Andrew from PA. The caller is beginning to question their beliefs and is wondering how our hosts became comfortable with pushing back against their past indoctrination. Unless you have good reason to believe in a particular god, t…
 
In today’s episode of Truth Wanted! Objectively Dan is hosting with CeaseToKnow. Welcome to the show, we’re happy to have you! First in queue is a super quick call from Jim in Canada who wonders if ethics are determined by context. Great question, Jim! Alex in New York is dealing with religious gaslighting after leaving a Pentacostal cult and wants…
 
Our examination of the "Evolution Exposed" all-star creationist six-hour epic seminar with Ray Comfort and 10 other well-known prominent anti-evolution speakers. This time, Bryan Osborne of Answers in Genesis tries to poke a few holes into the veracity of carbon and radiometric dating. Maddie from ScienceSideUp helps us take a look at the AiG stanc…
 
SHOW NOTES In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Shannon Q is joined by Jenna Belk! Our first caller is Narder from Australia who claims that there is physical evidence for God. Unfortunately, we are not presented with the physical evidence we were promised, but a philosophical argument. Next is Nigel from New Zealand who is wondering if ou…
 
In today’s episode of Truth Wanted! Objectively Dan is hosting with a very animated Suris. Welcome to the show, Suris! Jamie in England is first up in the calls to discuss dark lines he sees in the sky he suspects are magnetic fields used by birds for travel. As cool as this sounds, Suris offers up a more scientific explanation. Next up is Chris in…
 
When it comes to Kent Hovind and Eric Hovind... like father, like son. Logicked became a legend with his "Hello, My Name is Kent Hovind" series... and now we team up to take a look at the young-earth creation family claims about Jupiter, Ganymede, the Sahara desert, the earth's magnetic field and carbon-dating mammoths. SUBSCRIBE TO LOGICKED - http…
 
The greatest mystery of all is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Catholic church has been built off the faith that Jesus was crucified for our sins, died and was buried, then on the third day he rose from the dead and visited his Apostles. What really happened on that third day that gave birth to an entire religion? Find out right now! Was Jesu…
 
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined once again by Shannon Q. Welcome back Shannon! First up is Jeroen from the Caribbean who questions whether believers actually have a grieving process, or if they just use religion as a bandage. They are concerned with the consequences if said believer stops believing and is sud…
 
Hey, all you Truth Seekers out there! Welcome to this week’s episode of Truth Wanted! This week our very own ObjectivelyDan is joined by Dr. Abby Hafer! First up is Matt from MD who proposes a theist pro-choice argument and is wondering what our hosts think of it, as well as if they have any of their own. David from CA wants to talk about the mater…
 
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Jim Barrows is joined by Johnny P. Angel! Our first topic is coming from the car of Gohan in TX. The caller wants to ask us if Thanos’s snap is considered moral using a secular moral system. I’m not going to answer that question in this description, but my secular morality deems calling the show while d…
 
In today’s episode of Truth Wanted! Objectively Dan is hosting with Secular Rarity. First up in the calls is Ken, who believes he had an encounter with a flirty, Victorian era ghost over forty years ago. When considering the validity of experiences like this one, we have to wonder how much our perception of them changes over time. More often than n…
 
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Jenna Belk! Our first caller this afternoon is Riyaz from the UK. The caller proposes a scenario where there exists a place where snakes don’t bite and scorpions don’t sting and claims that this example would indicate the presence of a supernatural force. Next up is Paul fro…
 
In today’s episode of Truth Wanted! Objectively Dan is hosting alongside Cynthia McDonald, an infectious disease case manager and one of our fellow Non Prophets. Welcome to the show, Cynthia. We’re happy to hear your perspective. First up in the calls, a hypothetical scenario: Imagine you were born on a desert Island with nobody else around to teac…
 
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Dr. Darrel Ray! The first caller is Aaron from TX who wants to accuse Matt of being a bully. If you are going to accuse somebody of something, please have clear examples ready to go. Up next is Clifford from VA who has recently escaped from religion through applying skeptici…
 
In today’s episode of the Truth Wanted! P*ck is hosting alongside Martin Robert, an ACA Volunteer. Kelley in Michigan attempted to test the devil to prove God’s existence. Did it work? The devil’s in the details and the details aren’t there. Next is James in Texas to discuss the misinformation surrounding vaccines. The unfortunate reality is that t…
 
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Phil Ferguson. Welcome back Phil! Our first caller today is Alexander from Chile who asserts that the Kalam Cosmological Argument proves god. The caller also claims that our feelings of awe towards spectacular moments in nature is proof of the supernatural. Next is David fro…
 
In today’s episode of the Truth Wanted! Objectively Dan is joined by Nate Smith from our sister show, Secular Sexuality. We’re so happy to have you here this week, Nate! Mark from Oregon is first up to discuss growing up gay and Pentecostal in the 70s. As an atheist, he realizes how sheltered his Christian faith kept him. He now lives his life free…
 
Astronomers claim that they regularly find stars that are forming, but according to Genesis, God created all of the stars on day four of creation week. How do we resolve this apparently conflict? Can it be resolved? We join Eric Hovind's creation today television program, with a bit of insight from his father, Kent Hovind. Creation Today Episodes C…
 
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Seth Andrews. Let’s do this thing! First up is Pratyush from Japan who can’t seem to get their story on the show to align with what they told the call screeners. See ya later dude! Next up is John from TX who asks how Atheists have ruled out a supernatural cause of the unive…
 
Bzzzt. Krrrrzztztz. *static* False start! Five yard penalty! On today’s exciting episode of Truth Wanted, Objectively Dan is joined by Derek Lambert, creator and host of the MythVision Podcast! Derek is a former Calvanist who used to upload sermons on YouTube. He shares his story with Dan to open up the show. Welcome, Derek! We can’t wait to see ho…
 
The long-anticipated Genesis Paradise Lost movie from Eric Hovind's Creation Today is finally available on home video and around the world. The movie proudly declares a message of young earth creationism, using stunning visual effects and interviews with the likes of Bodie Hodge, Chad Hovind, Charles Jackson, Danny Faulkner, David Menton, Georgia P…
 
Mike Winger thinks that if he can show that the eye-witnesses to the resurrection also endured great suffering as a result of their claims, then he have good reason to think that they were being sincere. They really did believe they saw Jesus after He had risen from the grave and this made them willing to suffer and even die for Jesus. Given such a…
 
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Jmike. Let’s get this show rolling! Our first caller is Minh from CA who has a question regarding the usefulness of the burden of proof and if it also can be used as a tool for persuasion. Anyone making a claim has adopted a burden of proof that requires justification. Wheth…
 
In today’s episode of the Truth Wanted! Objectively Dan is joined by Kelley Laughlin, one of our discord volunteers. Welcome to the show, Kelley! We’re eager to talk about crystal woo with you. First up in the calls is Kevin in Arizona, who wonders why psychedelic experiences tend to make people adopt theism. Although hallucinogenic encounters may …
 
Apologist Sean McDowell posed as an atheist to teach Christian students how to debate atheists. It wasn’t a good idea. Here’s why. Sean has been role-playing as an atheist for christian students for a while, but he recently stepped up the act, telling students in an apologetics class in a christian high school that he really is an atheist. He then …
 
In a recent episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offered a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Atheists believe in just one less God than Christians.” In a sense, Christians are also atheists when it comes to the existence of Greek, Norse, Egyptian and many other mythological Gods. Atheists say …
 
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Jim Barrows. Let’s get it started! Our first caller is Mercy from China who believes that the Holy Spirit is real based after they experienced passing out when a priest put their hand on the caller’s forehead. Next up is Enoch from PA who recently became an Atheist and wante…
 
In today’s episode of the Truth Wanted, ExXtian Erin is back as host and joined by a very special guest, Dave Warnock, who is currently working on a memoir. We’re happy to have you on the show and excited to read your story! Brian from Michigan is a lifelong atheist that can’t fathom laughing at anyone else’s belief. While we do believe that bad be…
 
Our examination of the "Evolution Exposed" all-star creationist six-hour epic seminar with Ray Comfort and 10 other well-known prominent anti-evolution speakers. This time, Bryan Osborne of Answers in Genesis insisting that the Bible rules out animal death before sin. Christian Dr Joshua Swamidass, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immuno…
 
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