Atheist Experience 23.49 2019-11-24 with Matt Dillahunty & Jenna Belk


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00:04:26 Gohan - TX - Invited call from Talk Heathen, would like to discuss pro-life/abortion.
00:19:15 Richard - Malaysia - Would like to discuss intuition and how that figures into belief.
00:36:19 Caleb - PA - Recently deconverted, wife is religious, how to approach this with her.
00:47:35 “Canadian Catholic” - Canada - How his view on religion changed after being an atheist.
01:08:26 Richard - AZ - Makes the argument that God/Gods will exist
01:15:00 Guillermo - CA - Do you believe in faith?
01:19:20 Tony - NY - Doesn’t believe in traditional religion, but believes God communicates through Math.
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Jenna Belk. Welcome back to the co-host chair Jenna!
Let’s get to calls. The first caller is a returning caller, Gohan from Texas. He was invited to call in during Talk Heathen to discuss abortion, pro-life, and body autonomy. He uses a conjoined twins analogy that is rife with flaws and inaccuracies. If using flawed analogies doesn’t get to solutions, don’t use them!
Next up, Richard from Malaysia would like to talk about intuition and how it figures into belief. Tune in and watch Jenna and Matt walk Richard through using logic to reach conclusions.
The following caller named Caleb from Pennsylvania is concerned about his life as an atheist married to someone religious. Jenna offers some great recommendations to moving his relationship forward.
Oh, you’ll love this… The next caller in the queue is “Canadian Catholic” from Canada wanting to discuss how his view changed from “inner circle atheist” to deeply devoted Roman Catholic. He also presents a hypothesis on consciousness. He called last week, you may recognize his voice.
Next up, Richard in Arizona has an argument he’d like to share. He provides a science fiction argument that through current trends, AI will become “god-like”. Um, sure… no.
Afterwards we have Guillermo from California. He wonders about atheists and their use of the word faith. Atheists tend to use the word faith as way to describe the trust they have or the confidence they have in certain things. Faith to believers is definitely used differently. I think he learned something. Yay!
Our last caller of the day, Tony in New York would like to discuss how God communicates to humans through math. The equations in this argument and formulas are just not adding up here. (Math is not God btw.) Matt goes on to recommend watching Donald in Mathmagicland: Which ends with this quote by Galileo: “Mathematics is the alphabet/language with which “god” has written the universe.” As a metaphor, that is a beautiful concept.

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