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Since the previous podcast in September, we have seen ISIS rise up from relative obscurity to a headline phenomenon requiring the attention of leaders around the world. In this podcast we provide you with a summary of a few headline cases here in Australia to fill you in. We continue with the reading of the Tyranny of God. In Chapter 20, we look at a World Without God.
In the previous podcast, I concluded that religious beliefs exist only to benefit their own progeny, not ours. In their struggle to assert themselves and dominate our minds, the memes inside our heads are commandeering us to wage war against each other and we simply become collateral damage. The sad thing is, even if many people kill and die for these beliefs, they are not alive. Yet many of us choose to act upon them and so manifest themselves in our world.
In this podcast I argue against the idea that everyone should believe in whatever they want to believe to the extent that we should not even question whether these beliefs are true, valid or supported by evidence.
This Sunday, 7th of September 2014, Chapter 19 of the Tyranny of God, Why We Need to Justify Our Beliefs.
In the previous podcast, we looked at how the foundations of our way of life, specifically, democracy and our freedom to think and to express our thoughts and our ideas continue to be undermined by religion.
In this podcast I will discuss the Fallacy of Religious Moderation to explore the ideas of religion being more modern, being more moderate and being more tolerant as though it has now evolved to a much wiser form of its violent and intolerant past. We will be prompted to ask what it is that we truly believe in and to think about what it means to believe.
This Sunday, 6th of July 2014, Chapter 18 of the Tyranny of God, The Fallacy of Religious Moderation.