The God Delusion Podcast Episodes

Written by Richard Dawkins

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370 - "Don't Read The God Delusion!"

Your Atheist Pastor - September 08, 2019 17:04 - 50 minutes ★★★★★ - 51 ratings
That's right... Don't read it, okay, you can read it if you really want. This week Pastor Luke answers one of the most popular questions he gets, "what should I be reading?" Buckle up heathens, today Luke breaks down the most life-changing books he's ever read over the last 6 years (28 of them). ...
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The Quest: Vision in an age of Crisis. Economic & Financial Crisis. Jungian Psychotherapy - April 20, 2019 05:00 - 31 minutes ★★★★★ - 19 ratings
We critically explore a humanist vision that argues there is almost certainly no God, that evolution and natural selection are the only plausible explanations for the universe and ourselves, that religions have caused enormous damage, and that our ethical systems should be forged from reason.  ...
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Episode 5: Atheist Book Review—"The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins

Libertatheists - April 01, 2019 04:35 - 55 minutes ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
This week, we review Richard Dawkins' book "The God Delusion" and share insights that we gained from studying this great work. 
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Three Minute Book Review - October 11, 2018 09:23 - 3 minutes ★★★★★ - 1 rating
A very tough but fair book that I highly recommend to both the pro and anti religious. Definitely worth reading. This review is also on YouTube and BitChute.
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A God-Shaped Gap? (Ch10, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - February 14, 2017 22:55 - 27 minutes
In the final chapter of The God Delusion, Dawkins argues that religion isn't needed for "explanation, exhortation, consolation, or inspiration." As we finish the book, this episode uses those four ideas to distinguish between the atheistic and Christian worldviews.
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What's Wrong With Religion? (Ch8-9, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - February 07, 2017 22:12 - 30 minutes
Is religion, in itself, a harmful force? In Chapters 8 and 9 of "The God Delusion," Dawkins argues that it is, and that raising children in a religious tradition is abuse. This episode counters Dawkins' understanding of faith and considers his other arguments against religion.
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Morality and a Moral Zeitgeist (Ch7, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - January 24, 2017 19:34 - 29 minutes
Having argued that the Bible is not an adequate foundation for morality, Dawkins finishes Chapter 7 of The God Delusion by suggesting instead that our morality is based upon "the moral Zeitgeist," inevitable moral progress which is the result of growing understanding and education. But is moral p...
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Morality of the New Testament (Ch7, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - January 10, 2017 21:31 - 31 minutes
What about the New Testament? After criticizing the morality of the Old Testament in Chapter 7 of The God Delusion, Dawkins turns his attention to the New, arguing that Christ's atonement is "sadomasochism" and that "love thy neighbor" doesn't mean what we think it does. This episode responds to ...
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Morality of the Old Testament (Ch7, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - January 04, 2017 00:09 - 34 minutes
Is the Old Testament immoral? In Chapter 7 of The God Delusion, Dawkins argues that it is, citing examples like Noah's flood and the destruction of Jericho. This episode replies, looking at the two big problems with Dawkins' understanding of the Old Testament. Visit http://www.DavidVogel.net Fol...
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The Roots of Morality (Ch6, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - December 27, 2016 18:32 - 31 minutes
Can we be good without God? In Chapter 6 of The God Delusion, Dawkins asks where morality could come from in an atheistic world. His answer is somewhat plausible but cannot answer one crucial question. Visit http://www.DavidVogel.net Follow https://www.facebook.com/davidvogel.author Support at h...
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The Roots of Religion (Ch5, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - December 13, 2016 20:42 - 29 minutes
If there is no God, why is almost everyone religious? For an atheist like Richard Dawkins, it's a puzzling question; one which he tackles in Chapter 5 of The God Delusion. This episode looks at Dawkins' attempt to explain away religion as an "evolutionary byproduct." He offers a plausible hypothe...
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The Appearance of Design (Ch4, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - December 06, 2016 20:28 - 34 minutes
Does the appearance of design mean there must be a universal Designer? In Chapter 4 of The God Delusion, Dawkins argues that not only is design explicable without a God, but complexity and design actually demonstrate that there almost certainly is no God. This episode considers Dawkins' "Ultimate...
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Religious Scientists and Pascal's Wager (Ch3, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - November 29, 2016 22:39 - 29 minutes
Today's episode finishes up our consideration of The God Delusion's Chapter 3, looking at Pascal's famous wager for belief in God and considering whether scientists are usually Christians (and whether it matters). Dawkins is responding to poor arguments for theism in this section, but poor argume...
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Copying and Canon (Ch3, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - November 16, 2016 00:02 - 30 minutes
Can we trust the people between us and the original authors of the Bible? Dawkins argues in The God Delusion that fallible scribes with their own agendas corrupted the manuscripts upon which our modern Bibles are based. He also accuses the early church of playing favorites by picking four Gospel ...
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Objections To The Gospels (Ch3, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - November 08, 2016 21:05 - 32 minutes
Were the Gospel authors reliable narrators? In Chapter 3 of The God Delusion, Dawkins argues they were not, citing seeming discrepancies in their accounts of Jesus' birth and genealogy. This episode looks at those particular objections as well as some general considerations for evaluating the tru...
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Are Bible Accounts Trustworthy? (Ch3, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - November 01, 2016 20:11 - 30 minutes
Can we trust what the Bible says? In Chapter 3 of The God Delusion, Dawkins argues we can't. It will take a few episodes to fully respond, but this podcast gets the ball rolling by surveying the reasons why we believe the Bible is true, responding to Dawkins' criticism of the "Christological Tril...
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Arguments For God (Ch3, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - October 25, 2016 21:51 - 31 minutes
What evidence is there that God is real? In Chapter 3 of The God Delusion, Dawkins briefly critiques common arguments for God's existence. This episode responds to his rebuttals, but first we have to consider what place evidential arguments should have in Christian apologetics. Visit http://www....
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Agnosticism and Evidence (Ch2, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - October 18, 2016 22:20 - 30 minutes
In the second part of Chapter 2 of The God Delusion, Dawkins argues that an absolute agnosticism which refuses to consider evidence for or against religion is irrational. Rather, he urges that religious claims can be evaluated scientifically. And he's mostly correct! However, Dawkins' assumption ...
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About God (Ch2, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - October 11, 2016 00:00 - 30 minutes
In Chapter 2 of The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins surveys different ideas of God and says he opposes all of them. In this episode, we'll look at how it is easier to attack an idea than to defend it, why the worldwide religious shift toward monotheism points to Jesus, and why Christians believe in...
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About Religion (Ch1, The God Delusion)

Answers for Ambassadors - October 04, 2016 00:00 - 29 minutes
This episode begins a series considering The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. In Chapter 1, Dawkins argues that we need to distinguish between a mystical sense of the majesty of nature and what he labels "supernatural religion." He also attacks the idea that religion deserves any special accommod...
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Alister McGrath & David Helfand Discuss The God Delusion

Best of Audio » The Veritas Forum - August 25, 2012 16:00 ★★★★★ - 57 ratings
www.veritas.org/talks – Christian academic Alister McGrath and atheist intellectual David Helfand discuss the new atheists and the meaning of life. Want to browse 600+ talks? Visit our media library at www.veritas.org/media.
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46. Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion) / Atheism and Science Fiction

Geek's Guide to the Galaxy - A Science Fiction Podcast - October 14, 2011 09:00 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 794 ratings
Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy ha...
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ThreePlayerGame – Level 65 - The God Delusion

ThreePlayerGame presented by SPOnG.com - April 21, 2011 00:00 ★★★★★ - 8 ratings
We talk about everything but games. Trains, Ghosts, Dinosaurs and God Running time: 01:01:00
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ThreePlayerGame – Level 65 - The God Delusion

ThreePlayerGame presented by SPOnG.com - April 20, 2011 23:00 - ★★★★★ - 8 ratings
We talk about everything but games. Trains, Ghosts, Dinosaurs and God Running time: 01:01:00
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Richard Dawkins on his book The God Delusion - full show

Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video) - February 28, 2011 17:25 - Video ★★★★★ - 1 rating
Richard Dawkins has been called the world's most famous atheist - An evolutionary biologist , he has touched off a storm of controversy with his bestseller The God Delusion. In it he argues that a belief in God is irrational and religion is divisive and dangerous. Dawkins is the Charles Simonyi P...
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Richard Dawkins on his book The God Delusion - full show

Allan Gregg in Conversation (Audio) - February 28, 2011 17:25 ★★★★ - 13 ratings
Richard Dawkins has been called the world's most famous atheist - An evolutionary biologist , he has touched off a storm of controversy with his bestseller The God Delusion. In it he argues that a belief in God is irrational and religion is divisive and dangerous. Dawkins is the Charles Simonyi P...
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Richard Dawkins - The God Delusion

Allan Gregg in Conversation (Audio) - October 27, 2007 03:00 ★★★★ - 13 ratings
He's been called the world's most famous atheist - Richard Dawkins. The evolutionary biologist has touched off a storm of controversy with his bestseller "The God Delusion". In it he argues that a belief in God is irrational and religion is divisive and dangerous.
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Braincast 68 - Diskussion: The God Delusion

Braincast - auf der Frequenz zwischen Geist und Gehirn - German - March 24, 2007 22:55 - 29 minutes ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
The God Delusion – so heißt das aktuelle Buch des Biologen Richard Dawkins, genauso wie ein Film, den wir diesmal diskutieren. Kein leichtes Thema: es geht um den "Kampf" Wissenschaft gegen Kirche, mit Extremisten auf allen Seiten.
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Atheism, Richard Dawkins, and “The God Delusion” (part 8 of 8): Religion Worse Than Child Abuse?!

URC Learning: Sinners & Saints - February 13, 2007 05:21 ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
(38:31) Dawkins’ worldview lacks foundation for his outlandish claim that instructing children in the Christian faith is worse than sexually molesting them. His telling extreme stories of religious abuse is a cheap tactic to try and give credibility to this obviously ridiculous claim, and to hide...
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Atheism, Richard Dawkins, and “The God Delusion” (part 7 of 8): The Impossibility of the Contrary

URC Learning: Sinners & Saints - February 07, 2007 00:31 ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
Dawkins’ critique of typical God-proofs simply avoids the main one: the transcendental argument for the existence of God. Last time, we introduced this argument as an answer to the “ultimate Boeing 747 gambit”; this week, we present the transcendental argument to bolster the other more traditiona...
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