Marshall's Blog (20)

Interview with Dr. Darrell Ray

If you are a fan of Dr. Darrell Ray (founder of Recovering from Religion and author of The God Virus) and/or a fan of intelligent conversation about the effects of religion in our and other cultures, then I invite you to listen to our recently released interview with the man/legend himself at:…



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Added by Marshall on December 6, 2010 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Agnostic Salvation Hour



I'd like to invite everyone to take a listen to the most recent episode of the show: an in dept discussion regarding the historicity of the resurrection with Eli Johnson (of Chariots of Iron fame). Let me know what you think (respectfully please). Thanks!

-Marshall…

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Added by Marshall on November 9, 2010 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Religiosity and well-being

The following blog entery refers to the results of a Gallup survey linked here: http://www.gallup.com/poll/144080/religious-americans-enjoy-higher-wellbeing.aspx

As most of the people reading this are probably aware, a recent Gallup survey relieved that Americans who qualify as being very religious (according to Gallup this would be individuals who…

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Added by Marshall on November 8, 2010 at 11:26pm — 2 Comments

ASH episode 11

Episode 11 of the Agnostic Salvation hour is available to those of you who are interested. You can find it here:


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Added by Marshall on May 2, 2010 at 11:02pm — No Comments

My take on the church's response to child abuse

April 12 2010. In a move that is really nothing more than a public relations response to the outrage of the countless atrocities committed an unknown number of…

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Added by Marshall on April 22, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Oh the horrors of atheism!

This entry was a response to recent email I received from a theist who argued that individuals following “atheistic philosophies were responsible for more deaths than any other group in human history”. Obviously he was referring to the millions who have…

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Added by Marshall on March 25, 2010 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Agnostic Salvation Hour: discussion with Robert Price and Steve Wells







Just uploaded two new episodes of the show. We interview Robert Price and Steve Wells (author of the Skeptics Annotated Bible). Please take a look and let us know what

you think.

Thanks,

Marshall…



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Added by Marshall on March 15, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Agnostic Salvation Hours Episode 10

Hey all...we have a new episode of the show up. Give it a listen if you'd like. Let us know what you think.


thanks,


Marshall


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Added by Marshall on March 8, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Agnostic Salvation Hour episode 8

Hey all,
we have another episode of the show out. You can check it out on the Agnostic Salvation Hour group or at …
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Added by Marshall on February 10, 2010 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Two new episodes of The Agnostic Salvation Hour uploaded

Please give them a listen. Feel free to let me know what you think.

Check us out at the Nexus group The Agnostic Salvation Hour or at http://agnosticsalvation.podomatic.com/ or on iTunes.



thanks,

Marshall



http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/agnosticsalvationhour…





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Added by Marshall on December 20, 2009 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Warning: This blog post is just a cut and paste of an email conversation I had recently...no original content!

When asked how a non-believer such as myself can justify his condemnation of the actions of Hitler, I gave this response:



First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out?because I was not a communist;

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out?because I was not a trade unionist;

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out?because I was not a Jew;

Then they came for me?and there was no one left to speak out for…
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Added by Marshall on December 13, 2009 at 7:16pm — No Comments

God is not real and here's how I know:

1. God does not exist because theists can only make unsubstantiated assertions and flawed syllogisms to “prove” its existence.

2. Because if he did, I would have felt him in my heart by now.

3. Our observations and understandings of reality can all be explained without once ever referring to the existence of a non-physical divine being.

4. Properly critical examination of the evidence will invariably require a rational human to conclude that while there may possibly be a god,… Continue

Added by Marshall on December 6, 2009 at 6:13pm — 12 Comments

Welcome to Gardner

I have recently moved to a small town about 25 miles south of Kansas City. My wife and I went to the city hall to sign up for various city maintained utilities (electricity, water). After getting signed up and putting down a deposit, the nice lady behind the counter offered us a 'Welcome to Gardner Kansas' bag filled with various advertisements and coupons to local establishments...oh yeah it included one other thing: a booklet provided by a local baptist church. This particular publication was… Continue

Added by Marshall on November 23, 2009 at 7:33pm — 3 Comments

Question: How many Christian apologists are on the nexus posing as atheists?

I think it's pretty clear that we have some of that going on here, but how much? When you see “atheists” on this site demanding to know why Dawkins and Hitchens aren't speaking out about Nazism; or scolding atheists about their “tendency” to pick and choose the facts that fit their agenda; or questioning just how far atheists are willing to go to eliminate religion, then I think it's clear that we have a Christian provocateur on the site. Now, on any other site I wouldn't mind, and once you… Continue

Added by Marshall on November 20, 2009 at 1:08pm — 27 Comments

Mr. Deity interview now availible on the Agnostic Salvation Hour

I've just uploaded two additional episodes, including an awesome discussion with Brian and Amy from the Mr. Deity show. Please give a listen and let me know what you think.

The show can be downloaded at: http://agnosticsalvation.podomatic.com/ or on itunes.

Check out Agnostic Salvation Hour group on An for more info.

thanks,
Marshall

Added by Marshall on October 25, 2009 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Christians: Still taking credit for concepts they borrowed from other cultures. The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule... "Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you." Now let's look at what other religions have to say about that:



Bahá'í: "And if thine eyes be turned towards justice, choose thou for thy neighbour that which thou choosest for thyself."



Buddhism: "Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful."



Confucianism: "Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you."



Egyptian: "Do for one who may do for you,… Continue

Added by Marshall on October 23, 2009 at 6:15pm — 5 Comments

Faith walk | Why an atheist goes to church

This is an article posted in the KC Star written by my friend (and fellow host of The Agnostic Salvation hour) Cole Morgan.



www.kansascity.com/656/story/1512751.html



Since the link failed to "link" here's the article:



“Why do you go?” Friends ask me this whenever I mention that I enjoy going to Bible studies. I suppose that’s because they know I am an atheist.



About a year ago, some buddies and I started going to different churches together.… Continue

Added by Marshall on October 17, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Conversations with a Christian II

Sayest the Christian:

No you cannot claim that the holocaust is evil. You can merely say that you personally dislike that kind of behavior. The holocaust, in a world without objective moral truth, is taboo; nothing more



Sayest I:

Yes I can. Again, the permission of such behavior has consequences for us all. A world in which such disregard for human life was considered the norm or acceptable would not be a world in which I would choose to live. Such a world… Continue

Added by Marshall on October 11, 2009 at 5:38pm — 5 Comments

The virtue of selfishness: Looking into the heart of the American Evangelical Christian.

Having been born and raised a devote Catholic, I look today at the Christianity observed by many of my fellow countrymen and see nothing that resembles the Christianity I thought I once knew. Concerns about social justice that I had growing up as a Christian seem that have been replaced with a worship of open market capitalism and a love affair with Social Darwinism (though they would never call it that). Polls show that those least concerned with the state of the environment are those who… Continue

Added by Marshall on October 11, 2009 at 12:53am — 5 Comments

Conversations with a Christian

Sayest the Christian:

So I don't misunderstand you, you do affirm that there is no objective morals or real right or wrong? Or are you saying some things are wrong and some things are right, for instance rape, are you taking kind of a Betrand Russel stance and saying that like yellow is not blue, rape is wrong. Things are as they are kind of thing... Hopefully that makes sense but I just wanted to clear up what you were saying... because for me, knowing for sure that certain things are… Continue

Added by Marshall on October 6, 2009 at 7:24pm — 6 Comments

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