NEPA Freethought Society Podcast Episode 12 – Practical Strategies to Combat Faith – with Dr. Peter Boghossian

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Episode 12 of the NEPA Freethought Society Podcast is now available! Below is information copied directly from the podcast’s page:

Podcast Topic:
The episode – largely a discussion between Dr. Boghossian and the podcast’s host Justin Vacula – covers three interrelated topics: what religious faith means and why it is, as Boghossian calls it, a cognitive sickness and pretending to know something you don’t know; how all types of people can effectively engage persons of faith; and how individuals can be effective agents of change in the secular movement and beyond.
Justin Vacula (Podcast Host, Co-Organizer, Spokesperson, and a Board Member)
Jason Gogola (Producer, Web Director, and a Board Member)
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About Dr. Peter Boghossian:
Dr. Peter Boghossian is a faculty member of the Philosophy Department at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. He has been called the Christopher Hitchens of the Northwest, has published various controversial articles, given even more controversial public lectures, and is an outspoken critic of faith. Peter’s podcasts, and lectures are free to download from Philosophy News. You can follow Peter on Twitter @peterboghossian.
Mentioned in the Podcast:
The Skeptics Society and Skeptic Magazine
Michael Shermer’s “Why People Believe Weird Things”
Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science
Richard Dawkins’ “Viruses of the Mind”
Sean Faircloth’s “Attack of the Theocrats”
Sam Harris’ Project Reason
Daniel Dennett’s “Breaking the Spell”
Center for Inquiry
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Star Trek: The Next Generation “Who Watches the Watchers”
Malcontent’s Gambit Podcast
“The Internet: Where religions come to die” [Thunderf00t]
Music used in podcast:
Artist: Elliot Smith
Song: Pitseleh
Lyrics highlighted:
You say that God makes problems just to see what you can stand before you do as the devil pleases. Give up the thing you love. No one deserves it.

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