Did your pastors used to do sermons like that on Father’s Day? Bad memories. They love to spin everything into a god thing. I guess it’s kind of their job, though.
We Are Not Alone
I’m going to kick this week off with something pretty cool that isn’t related to religion. This Phys.Org hones in on how much intelligent life could be in our galaxy:
“Using the assumption that intelligent life forms on other planets in a similar way as it does on Earth, researchers have obtained an estimate for the number of intelligent communicating civilizations within our own galaxy -the Milky Way. They calculate that there could be over 30 active communicating intelligent civilizations in our home Galaxy.”
Check out the whole article here: https://phys.org/news/2020-06-intelligent-life-galaxy.html?fbclid=IwAR3RV1WHCn1uEue6Ao5MC5AzJa8hLoGlznnggBvuoe8czVaZbkmcsrR3f-A
If you’re like me, you like to hear stories from people who may have had similar experiences to you. That’s the case with Erin. She and I recently became Twitter pals, and I saw this week that she did a YouTube interview with Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist. She was a Pentecostal, like I was, and she very recently deconverted. See the interview here: https://youtu.be/CDrBd_ykah4
Also, I’m super excited because I’m going to be doing an interview soon with Neil, the 604 Atheist, on his YouTube channel!
The Gospel of Judas
I’ve posted something about this before on my Patreon, but I find this incredibly fascinating. One of my favorite YouTube channels is Genetically Modified Skeptic, and this video is awesome. It talks about the lost gospel of Judas, which was fairly recently uncovered. It paints Jesus and God in a completely different light. https://youtu.be/BhQmLFHxsBw
The White Blessing of Slavery
Yikes. Louie Giglio was doing a show with Christian rapper, Lecrae, and the CEO Chick-fil-a. He was trying to talk about how white people have benefitted from slavery, and I don’t think it came off the way that he had hoped. Instead of acknowledging white privilege, he tried to kind of dodge the subject and, instead, talked about the white blessing of slavery. Again I say…yikes.
Hemant Mehta of Friendly Atheist discusses here: https://youtu.be/oIOUItVHGkE
I also talked about it on my podcast episode this week: https://jesusunfollower.com/37-2/
No Evidence for Exodus
This isn’t a new video, But Holy Koolaid dissects the complete lack of evidence that there were ever Israeli slaves in Egypt. I love his “Nothing Fails like Bible History” series.
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