Summary: Atheist Impact is a podcast by YouTube user XandarsMeteor. In this podcast, Xandar talks about religion, atheism, deconversion, and the impact those topics have on this world, our society, and his life.
Reactions to the events in Boston by the "atheist community" (mostly Twitterites) are discussed with my wall, I talk a bit about how prayer's positive effects are still detrimental, and I try to find a good goal of the "New Atheist Movement" with no delusions that I accomplished that goal. Also, I'm calling this the end of Season 1 and am taking a 1 month break from the podcast while I revamp the whole format. See you all in a month and any feedback can be submitted via email (given in the podcast) or on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, smoke signals, etc. Thanks for sticking with me so far; there's so much more to come!
In this episode, I revisit a few of the comments I've made previously and explain why I'm still in the closet about my atheism (in regards to my family), what gets me frustrated about the limitations of religious beliefs, and I finally finished "Deconverted" by Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist) so I chat about that a bit as well.
Where were you 15 years ago? Have you spent the last 15 years dwelling on failures or celebrating the small victories? Also, who knew the amygdala could be linked to religion and religious indoctrination? Apparently I did. :O
What I thought was going to be a short episode turned into me having to stop talking so I could keep this at an hour. When I get going... I talk a bit about science, how to raise children(!!!), Carl Sagan, "Contact" the movie and the book, and I attempt to respond to a couple of emails I've received from a couple of awesome listeners! Of course, I mostly fail, but I'm getting better!
Do you know what glossolalia is? Well, you will after a quick demo of the fundamentalist practice performed millions of times a week in churches all over the world! Also, I talk about self worth, atheistic price, and positive atheism. I've reached out to a few people to get some interviews going for a podcast soon, so stick around...I'm just getting warmed up.
Wow! I wasn't sure this would end up being popular enough to get to 5 episodes. Thanks for riding along everyone! I talk a bit about how religious indoctrination can make things seem not-so-creepy while in the middle of a belief and how even when you are out of religion...well, it still doesn't seem so strange(ish). I also sound a bit more hopeful as I recently spit out a couple of "woe is me" demons. Enjoy and I'll see you all in 2 weeks!
Let's talk about depression and religion and how the latter can affect the former. Also, you get what I thought was going to be short, but ended up being long, version of my growing up and high school/college days. Link to Recovering From Religion: http://recoveringfromreligion.org/ Episode #4 of "Atheist Impact" is a Xandar's Meteor Production and if you want more of what you hear, check out http://www.youtube.com/user/XandarsMeteor.
Ah, drama. I really don't like it and I'll explain why. Also, a quick ramble on the Kalam cosmological argument and the Big Bang. Oh yeah, and a new Gallup poll that shows the swing to "none" is slowing...hmmm. Episode #3 of "Atheist Impact" is a Xandar's Meteor Production and if you want more of what you hear, check out http://www.youtube.com/user/XandarsMeteor.
Starting to get a hang of this. Xandar talks about some of the conventions coming up in 2013 for atheists and skeptics, chats about God's Will as he learned it in high school, defines some terms for future reference and touches on the debate about the terms "atheist" and "agnostic." Episode 2 of "Atheist Impact" is a Xandar's Meteor Production and if you want more of what you hear, check out http://www.youtube.com/user/XandarsMeteor for more.
The very first podcast from Xandar's Meteor. Atheist Impact is a podcast dedicated to exploring the world without the distorting lens of religion and supernatural beliefs. Atheism is the fastest growing "religious segment" in the United States of America and, thus, one of the most discussed and debated topics.