The Benefits of Belief

In this Prager University course, I want to focus not on the evidence for God’s existence, but on the benefits of belief. If God exists, then the world didn’t just evolve by chance, but by deliberate design. There’s an Artist behind this incredible work of art, this big, and beautiful Continue Reading

Beliefs – SEND International – Church Planting | Missions

Part 2: Beliefs What you think about God? I think God does not exist It’s an idea that… …human beings made up because we need to believe in something else not just this world I believe in some power but I’m not sure if it’s like God or or God Continue Reading

Cult or Religion – Don’t Drink the Koolaid! 🍷

Stephan Jones (Jim Jones’ son): There are a lot of reasons, I think, that people ended up taking the poison. I don’t know who took it, who was injected. I think, more than anything, it was out of loyalty to everybody else there. In my case, if I had been Continue Reading

Lack of belief in gods

A group of people watches footage of a courtroom trial. The accused is brought in and some of the group immediately form beliefs about her guilt or innocence based purely on her appearance. As the trial continues, people form beliefs based on other factors. When all the evidence has been Continue Reading

Bernie Sanders Was Wrong to Punish a Nominee for His Religious Beliefs

Bernie Sanders said something recently that really bothered me, and I don’t say that lightly, because I really like him as a politician. I like that he’s not especially religious and that he’s a liberal who makes other liberals look conservative. I voted for him in the Democratic primaries last Continue Reading

Siberian Cult Leader Thinks He’s Jesus

[CHORAL MUSIC PLAYING] ROCCO CASTORO: There is a place in Russia where people have discovered the secret of living in perfect harmony. A place where the children run free, where the Earth provides everything you need, and where money is meaningless. Welcome to the Church of the Last Testament. This Continue Reading

I Was In A Cult

– When I was seven, my parents joined a cult. (whooshing) (creaking) – I was in a cult. – I was born into a cult. – I was a part of the Advanced Training Institute from the time I was seven to the time I was 17. – I was Continue Reading

respecting beliefs | why we should do no such thing [cc]

It’s a sentiment that crops up with some regularity in religious discourse. Sometimes it’s expressed obliquely as a suggestion that we should all respect each other’s beliefs. Other times it’s delivered is a demand: ‘I respect your beliefs so you should respect mine!’ But in all cases, my reply is Continue Reading

The Catholic Church May Owe Abuse Victims Another $4 Billion

The Catholic Church is going to have to open up its checkbook thanks to new laws allowing victims to sue predator priests and the institutions that protected them. After decades of living with trauma, there may finally be justice. But to make any sense of this, let’s talk about why Continue Reading

Faith? | Carl (Theist) – Oklahoma | Atheist Experience 20.47