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Best atheist arguments

"Best atheist arguments" is a collection of the most interesting arguments found on the Internet in favor of atheism said by the following personalities (in this order): George Carlin, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins...

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The God Debate II: Harris vs. Craig

The second annual God Debate features atheist neuroscientist Sam Harris and Evangelical Christian apologist William Lane Craig as they debate the topic: "Is Good From God?" The debate was sponsored in large part by the Notre Dame...

Channel: University of Notre Dame

The Four Horsemen HD: Hour 1 of 2 - Discussions with Richard Dawkins, Ep 1

On the 30th of September 2007, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens sat down for a first-of-its-kind, unmoderated 2-hour discussion, convened by RDFRS and filmed by Josh Timonen. All four authors have recently...

Channel: Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science

The Four Horsemen: Hour 2 of 2 - Discussions with Richard Dawkins, Ep 1

On the 30th of September 2007, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens sat down for a first-of-its-kind, unmoderated 2-hour discussion, convened by RDFRS and filmed by Josh Timonen. All four authors have recently...

Channel: Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science

Who Says Science has Nothing to Say About Morality?

Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins discuss "Who Says Science has Nothing to Say About Morality?" Taped at The Sheldonian Theatre University of Oxford April 12th 2011 by ClearStory Ltd.

Channel: Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science

The Purpose of Purpose - Richard Dawkins

During Richard Dawkins' American tour in March 2009, he gave a talk titled "The Purpose of Purpose". I travelled with Richard to these cities and filmed the talks, which I've edited together here. The content of the talk remains intact...

Channel: Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science

Science Refutes God - on PBS- Intelligence Squared U.S.

On the fundamental question - evolution or creation? - Americans are on the fence. According to one survey, while 61% of Americans believe we have evolved over time, 22% believe this evolution was guided by a higher power, with another 31%...

Channel: IntelligenceSquared Debates

Head to Head - Dawkins on religion: Is religion good or evil?

With the headlines covering fanaticism, fundamentalism, superstition and ignorance, religion is getting a bad press these days. And much of the conflict in the world, from the Middle East to Nigeria and Myanmar, is often blamed on religion. But...

Channel: Al Jazeera English

Debate: Does God exist? (Harris vs Wolpe)

In 2007 the American Jewish University in Los Angeles hosted authors Sam Harris and Rabbi David Wolpe to discuss the existence of God and the role of religion and faith in society. Steve Padilla, a writer for the Los Angeles Times, moderated the...

Channel: Reason and Religion

Epic Debate Over God's Existence

On Thursday, Oct 22nd 2015, at the Bahnsen Conference, Jeff Durbin, Sye Ten Bruggencate, and Paul Viggiano debated some atheists from Southern California: Bruce Gleason, Andrew Breeding, and Sean Taylor...

Channel: Apologia Studios

Why We Believe in Gods - Andy Thomson - American Atheists 09

Andy Thomson gives his talk titled 'Why We Believe in Gods' at the American Atheist 2009 convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Buy Andy's book Why We Believe in Gods from the RDFRS Store...

Channel: Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science

Something From Nothing - a conversation w/ Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss

Join critically-acclaimed author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and world-renowned theoretical physicist and author Lawrence Krauss as they discuss biology, cosmology, religion, and a host of other topics. The authors will also discuss...

Channel: Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science

Death Is Not Final

If consciousness is just the workings of neurons and synapses, how do we explain the phenomenon of near-death experience? By some accounts, about 3% of the U.S. population has had one: an out-of-body experience often characterized by remarkable...

Channel: IntelligenceSquared Debates

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the New Cosmos

This week on Moyers & Company, Bill talks with the astrophysicist about his redux of the famous Carl Sagan series and why science and science literacy matter in a democracy.

Channel: Moyers & Company

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science, Religion and the Universe | Moyers & Company

Bill Moyers continues his conversation with the astrophysicist in part two of a three-part series.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why Science Literacy Matters

This week on Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers concludes his conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson about why science literacy is critical to the future of our democracy, economy and standing in the world. They also discuss the dangers created by...

Channel: Moyers & Company

Christopher Hitchens vs. Rabbi David Wolpe: The Great God Debate

"Anti-theist" writer Christopher Hitchens debates with Conservative Jewish leader Rabbi David J. Wolpe, moderated by WBUR's "On Point" Host Tom Ashbrook. Presented by Harvard Book Store.

Channel: WGBHForum

Does God Exist? William Lane Craig vs. Christopher Hitchens - Full Debate [HD]

On April 4, 2009, William Lane Craig and Christopher Hitchens met at Biola University to debate the question of God’s existence. Craig is one of the world’s foremost Christian apologists. Hitchens, is a leading spokesman for the “new atheism” movement...

Channel: BiolaUniversity

Q&A - Radicalisation, Religion & Recognition

Panellists: Lawrence Krauss, Theoretical Physicist & Cosmologist; Anne Aly, Counter Terrorism Expert; Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Opposition Leader; Tim Wilson, Human Rights Commissioner; and Paul Kelly, Editor-at-large The Australian. Our panel...

Channel: abcqanda

Daniel Dennett on Tools To Transform Our Thinking

Filmed at the Royal Geographical Society on 22nd May 2013. Daniel Dennett is one of the world's most original and provocative thinkers. A philosopher and cognitive scientist, he is known as one of the 'Four Horseman of New Atheism' along...

Channel: iqsquared

Poison or Cure? Religious Belief in the Modern World (with Christopher Hitchens and Alister McGrath)

October 11, 2007 | The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs hosted a debate, dialogue and discussion with Christopher Hitchens, prolific...

Channel: Berkley Center

Debate: Religion and atheism (Dawkins vs Pell)

...In this episode, aired Monday April 9, 2012, Richard Dawkins and George Pell came face to face to answer all kind of questions about religion, god and atheism. The debaters: Clinton Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist...

Channel: Reason and Religion

Debate: Is there an afterlife? (Hitchens and Harris vs Wolpe and Shavit)

On February 15, 2011, at the Wadsworth Theatre, a discussion titled “Is There an Afterlife?” took place, featuring two rabbis, David Wolpe and Bradley Shavit Artson, and two atheists, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens...

Channel: Reason and Religion

Debate: Does God have a future? (Harris and Shermer vs Chopra and Houston)

A whopping 92 percent of Americans say they believe in God or a universal spirit, and a vast majority say they believe in an afterlife and heaven, according to a 2008 survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. But believers see...

Channel: Reason and Religion

The Greatest Story Ever Told ( ... so far) - Professor Lawrence Krauss, ISS2015

The story of our understanding of particle physics, from the atoms of the ancient Greeks to strings and hidden dimensions - it's one of the most staggering achievements of the human race. Professor Lawrence Krauss...

Channel: The Professor Harry Messel International Science School

2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation?

What may have started as a science fiction speculation - that perhaps the universe as we know it is a computer simulation - has become a serious line of theoretical and experimental investigation among physicists, astrophysicists...

Channel: American Museum of Natural History

Davos 2013 - Open Forum: Is Religion Outdated in the 21st Century

While religions are the oldest institutions in the world, they are the slowest to respond to modern issues such as drugs, homosexuality and family relationships. As we move further into the 21st century, it is important to re-examine the place religion...

Channel: World Economic Forum

Lawrence Krauss vs Hamza Tzortzis - Islam vs Atheism Debate

The Big Debates: Islam or Atheism - Which Makes More Sense? Lawrence Krauss & Hamza Tzortzis. Feel free to discuss and debate your viewpoint. Agree? Disagree? Comment at...

Channel: iERA - Islamic Education and Research Academy

A Virus Called Fear - by Ben Fama Jr.

Very few people understand the programming of fear, and why it distorts our perceptions. While fear is a program used for our survival, fear also creates irrational beliefs that cause larger systems of fear like politics, religion and the media. "A Virus Called Fear" is...

Channel: Ben Fama Jr.

Sam Harris: Religions Are Failed Sciences

We are misled by the very term "religion," argues Sam Harris. Religion was simply the discourse humans used when all causes in the universe were opaque.

Channel: Big Think

Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell

What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Dr. Michio Kaku explores how physicists may shrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as small as Einstein's "e=mc^2." Thanks to advances in string theory...

Channel: Big Think

The Universe Doesn’t Give a Damn about Us | Theoretical Physicist Lawrence Krauss on Optimism

The universe doesn't care about you, and the future is miserable. So begins theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss' guide to optimism. Optimism? You heard us right...

Channel: Big Think

Science can answer moral questions | Sam Harris

Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that science can -- and should -- be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life...

Channel: TED

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Video Christianity

CHRISTIANITY

Last updated: May 16, 2017

The End Of The World Cult (Documentary) - Real Stories

Michael Travesser says he's the Messiah. Formerly a sailor called Wayne Bent, Michael is the leader of a cult in New Mexico called Strong City. His 56 followers - men, women and children - hang on his every word, serving him with absolute and...

Channel: Real Stories

The Bible versus the Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon claims to be "a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible." Both the Bible and the Book of Mormon declare themselves to be ancient, historical, and reliable rules of faith - the very word of God. These claims have historically...

Channel: lhvm

The God Debate II: Harris vs. Craig

The second annual God Debate features atheist neuroscientist Sam Harris and Evangelical Christian apologist William Lane Craig as they debate the topic: "Is Good From God?" The debate was sponsored in large part by the Notre Dame...

Channel: University of Notre Dame

Science Refutes God - on PBS- Intelligence Squared U.S.

On the fundamental question - evolution or creation? - Americans are on the fence. According to one survey, while 61% of Americans believe we have evolved over time, 22% believe this evolution was guided by a higher power, with another 31%...

Channel: IntelligenceSquared Debates

Death Is Not Final

If consciousness is just the workings of neurons and synapses, how do we explain the phenomenon of near-death experience? By some accounts, about 3% of the U.S. population has had one: an out-of-body experience often characterized by remarkable...

Channel: IntelligenceSquared Debates

Does God Exist? William Lane Craig vs. Christopher Hitchens - Full Debate [HD]

On April 4, 2009, William Lane Craig and Christopher Hitchens met at Biola University to debate the question of God’s existence. Craig is one of the world’s foremost Christian apologists. Hitchens, is a leading spokesman for the “new atheism” movement...

Channel: BiolaUniversity

Debate: Religion and atheism (Dawkins vs Pell)

...In this episode, aired Monday April 9, 2012, Richard Dawkins and George Pell came face to face to answer all kind of questions about religion, god and atheism. The debaters: Clinton Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist...

Channel: Reason and Religion

Epic Debate Over God's Existence

On Thursday, Oct 22nd 2015, at the Bahnsen Conference, Jeff Durbin, Sye Ten Bruggencate, and Paul Viggiano debated some atheists from Southern California: Bruce Gleason, Andrew Breeding, and Sean Taylor...

Channel: Apologia Studios

Debate: Does God have a future? (Harris and Shermer vs Chopra and Houston)

A whopping 92 percent of Americans say they believe in God or a universal spirit, and a vast majority say they believe in an afterlife and heaven, according to a 2008 survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. But believers see...

Channel: Reason and Religion

Meet The Mormons (Documentary) - Real Stories

Meet The Mormons follows a young British Mormon as he gives up two years of his life and goes off to convert the people of Leeds in a rite of passage expected since birth.

Channel: Real Stories

A Long Weekend With The Son Of God (Religion Documentary) - Real Stories

Twenty five years ago, Sergei Torop was a cop on the beat in Minusinsk, Russia. Now he lives in Sun City, a hand-made settlement that his followers have created in the forest in Southern Siberia, far away from a world they believe is heading for catastrophe...

Channel: Real Stories

Witness To Waco - MSNBC Documentary 2009 Cult David Koresh Branch Davidians

"Witness to Waco" provides an in-depth look into the Branch Davidians, a religious cult led by David Koresh in the late 1980s and early 1990s that ultimately met with a tragic, fiery end. Check out an in-depth look into the Branch Davidians, the religious cult...

Channel: The Cult Education Institute

What is Scientology? Is The Church of Scientology a Cult? Cult Expert Rick Ross Discusses - HD

Is Scientology a Cult? Cult and Court Expert Rick Alan Ross from CultEducation.com provides information regarding L Ron Hubbard, Sea Org (Sea Organization)...

Channel: The Cult Education Institute

Scientology Is the McDonalds of Religions | Louis Theroux

What is the most quintessentially American religion? It would need to have celebrities, a Hollywood setting, big money, and a confusing swirl of innocence and the macabre. That's Scientology defined, says documentarian Louis Theroux. The church...

Channel: Big Think

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Selfishness, selflessness and the necessity of divine

Selfishness, selflessness and the necessity of divine

Catalin Negru | Last modified: January 28, 2016 | 15:14

One of the major factors on which our existence depends, both as individuals and as a species, is the fight between selfishness and selflessness.

Selfishness, that is the self preservation instinct, is the most powerful instinct in all living beings. Selfishness drives us to protect ourselves in order to ensure our survival. It is also what drives males of a species to fight each other over females or resources in order to determine which genes are the strongest so that they can perpetuate and make the species stronger.

Selflessness on the other hand, is the instinct which accounts for the social character of human nature. It is the same as the species preservation instinct. In order to survive in their natural environment, humans had to hunt much bigger animals and had to face predators which easily outweigh the strength of an individual. Thus humans, along their multimillenary evolution, like many other species, came to work together and form groups in order to increase their chances of survival. So, selflessness drives the human individual to protect the group they are part of in order to ultimately protect themselves.

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7.1.2. Napoleon the Beast and the repatriation of the Jews

7.1.2. Napoleon the Beast and the repatriation of the Jews

The convulsions of the French Revolution gave birth to a political figure that was easily classified as the Antichrist: Napoleon Bonaparte. From a young artillery officer in the French army, Napoleon became emperor over half of Europe within only seven years. During the French First Republic he led successful military campaigns against the First and the Second Coalition, he managed to obtain crucial positions in Italy and Egypt, gained influence and forged alliances for France. The decisive step in Napoleon’s ascension occurred in 1799, when he took advantage of the chaos of the revolution, overthrew the Directory through a coup d’état and installed the Consulate with himself as the First Consul. Five years later his ascension on the scale of power culminated with his coronation as emperor.

Napoleon was associated with the Antichrist for several reasons: he was seen as a progeny of the French Revolution, he tried to subdue Great Britain, he conquered most of Western Europe and created an empire that resembled the Roman Empire, he dethroned the pope and annexed the Papal States to his empire, and last but not least his military genius reminded Christians of the Messiah awaited by the Jews.

Napoleon’s dream was to become as famous as the great leaders of the past; his actions copied those of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar or Charlemagne.824 In 1797 Napoleon decided that the naval power of France was not prepared to confront the Royal Navy in the English Channel. Instead, he led a military expedition in Egypt to undermine the access of the British in India and to satisfy his fantasy of walking in the footsteps of Alexander. Through the Concordat of 1801 with Pius VII Napoleon aimed to win the pope to his side, but

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7.1.1. The Reign of Terror and the Cult of Reason

7. THE SCIENTIFIC ASSAULT UPON ESCHATOLOGY

7.1. THE APOCALYPSES OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

7.1.1. The Reign of Terror and the Cult of Reason

The French Revolution was a major event of the modern era, which marked the decline of monarchical power in Europe and set the bases for the future democratic systems. Between 1789 and 1799 France experienced all governance systems: it successively passed from absolute monarchy, based on the divine right of kings, to constitutional monarchy, where “the king reigns but does not rule,” and then to republic. The absolute monarchy that ruled France for centuries collapsed in only three years. French society went through an epic transformation as the feudal, aristocratic and religious privileges evaporated under the assault of the revolutionary liberal policies, while the old ideas about hierarchy and tradition succumbed to the Enlightenment principles of citizenship and equal rights.

For centuries, French society was divided into three estates: the First Estate (the clergy), the Second Estate (the nobility) and the Third Estate (the common people). The relation between these three estates was highly disproportionate, the first two estates (the superior estates) being supported exclusively through the energy of the Third Estate (the inferior estate). While the Third Estate was lacerated by hunger and poverty, the Catholic Church was the largest landowner in France and Europe. The church was exempted from paying taxes to the government,

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