News And Links For Atheists: Atheist Video Documentaries

I’ve seen a few websites that offer documentaries for your viewing pleasure over the years. Here is one I had not heard of until recently. They have documentaries on all sorts of topics, including atheism, science, and indie films. And they’re free. There are several famous offerings for those who haven’t seen them yet. These are probably the two most famous:

VIDEO: Religulous

Follow comedian, Bill Maher, as he travels to the world’s religious destinations in order to interview some of religion’s strangest adherents. Various Muslims, Jews and Christians all pass before his jaundiced eye. Maher goes to a Creationist Museum in Kentucky, which shows that dinosaurs and people lived at the same time 5000 years ago.

I LOVED Religulous!

VIDEO: The God Who Wasn’t There

I actually won a DVD of this by participating in the Blasphemy Challenge a while back. But for those who don’t have it, you can see it here for free.

VIDEO: Believe and Be Saved – Christianity and Cognitive Science 1

In Christianity right belief is the toggle that sends people to heaven or hell. Belief is uniquely important to Christian spirituality. That makes the psychology of belief particularly important to understanding Christianity.

The one above is a series I’ve been watching on YouTube. It’s not very long, but it’s good.

Biblical scholar Bart Ehrman supports the historic existence of Jesus

[Ehrman’s] newest book has turned some of his perennial critics into fans, at least temporarily. In “Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth,” Ehrman decimates the persistent arguments of those who not only deny the divinity of Jesus but insist that no such man ever even existed.

I have read several of Ehrman’s books with great interest. I had heard that he wrote something defending the historicity of Jesus recently. That surprised me a little as I actually have doubts about the historicity of Jesus myself–the arguments against it (some of which are mentioned in The God Who Wasn’t There video above) seem compelling. I am aware of the claim that many scholars seem to feel that Jesus may have been based on a real person, but always thought that was merely their personal impression. (Or a way of keeping the torches and pitchforks at bay.) Some have already tried to refute Ehrman’s book. If you’ve read it, feel free to leave some remarks in the comments below for us.

Creepy crew reportedly from Church of Scientology keeping tabs on Katie Holmes, daughter Suri

Mormons quit church in mass resignation ceremony

I’ve actually been thinking that something like this could be an exciting news event for ex-Witnesses, too. A bunch of us have been bouncing it around on Facebook. Expect to see a Facebook group dedicated to the idea soon. Assuming it’s still safe, however, as…

Mormons turn to Facebook evangelism

Mormon missionaries are now using Facebook to try to convert new members – and have taken part in more than 1 million online chats in the last year alone.

All I can say is nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Anyone Heard Of Sparlock, The New Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Meme? – IsaacJ – RichardDawkins.net

I see my comment on Sparlock finally made an appearance at Richard Dawkins website. Care to talk with MANY others about it? I’m also trying to build entries for Sparlock on Wikipedia and even the Uncyclopedia. Feel free to drop by and lend a hand! Hopefully, they won’t be taken down before they’re whipped into shape.

About The Atheist Geek

The Atheist Geek is a former Jehovah’s Witness turned secular humanist. He’s a lifelong sci-fi geek and a writer wannabe.

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