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"Literature, Atheism, Humanism and Existentialism." Nick Pease on Athiests Talk #102, Feb 6, 2011

This Sunday’s guest is Nick Pease.Nick and George Kane will discuss the humanistic principles that infuse great literature bringing inspiration to the contemporary atheist movement.  These values are universal and timeless, and they present an antidote to the political and religious “isms” that divide the nation.  In literature as well as in  other arts, the most perceptive interpreters of the human condition provide a coherent vision of human life unbound by such academic formalism.

Nick Pease was the featured speaker at one of Minnesota Atheists’ public meetings last year.  There he spoke on the related topic of existentialism, which, quoting Jean-Paul Sartre, he defined as a lucid, compelling account of what it means to live a meaningful life in a world devoid of ultimate meaning. Pease will show that this is a major theme running through the great literature of all ages.

Nick Pease, is currently the Principal of Pease Prose Services, providing Design, write marketing and print and electronic communication services to corporate, governmental and nonprofit clients.  He earned a Doctorate Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota, teaching critical reading and writing, speechwriting and cross-currents in Literature, Arts and Culture.

George Kane is the Chair of the Minnesota Atheists.

 

Atheists Talk is produced with funding fom the Minnesota Atheists, the Humanists of Minnesota and the generous support of our members and donors.  We also wish to thank Q. Cumbers restaurant for purchasing on-air advertising and for providing a great place to eat and gather.

Today's show is produced and hosted by Mike Haubrich.

 

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"The Creation Museum" Jessie and Casey Clausen on Atheists Talk #101(b), January 30, 2011

Creationism may seem like a joke to most atheists.  After all, how could the universe and everything in it be only 6000 years old, when the light from galaxies 10 billion light years away takes (you guessed it) 10 billion years to get here from there?That was the question I had initially asked when I heard that there are serious people who insist that the Biblical story of creation should be taken literally in all ways.  I was using Man's Reason on which to base my beliefs that the universe is old.  I wasn't going to the "true source" of all knowledge to get the straight dope on Creation.
 
 Creationism is no joke.  Creationists consider it essential to the cause of converting people to evangelical Christianity, and they spend a lot of money promoting creationism, and a great deal of effort to oppose the teaching and understanding of "atheistic evolution."
 
Jessie and Casey Clausen were in Indiana on a vacation, and realized that they were close to the Creation Museum in  Petersburg, Kentucky.  Who would refuse the opportunity to see a $27 million monument to biblical inerrancy?  Jessie and Casey have developed an entertaining presentation based on their experience and will talk about what they learned from the museum as guests on today's show.
 
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"The Nature of Existence" Roger Nygard on Atheists Talk #101(a), Sunday, January 23, 2011

Roger Nygard is a film maker, writer, producer and director whose new film seeks to answer the questions that drive us crazy:  Who are we and why are we here?  What is the universe and why is it here?  Is there a purpose in life and if so, who better to explain it to us than a rasslin' evangelical preacher, or a mormon science fiction writer (ignore the potential redundancies) or Richard Dawkins?  Scott Lohman, President of the Minnesota Atheists, will talk to Roger about the movie, what he has found out and what you can learn by watching and listening to "little questions with big answers."
 
 
 
 
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"Enountering Naturalism" Tom W. Clark on Atheists Talk # 100, January 16, 2011

 

- Statement On Naturalism -

Naturalism is the understanding that there is a single, natural world as shown by science, and that we are completely included in it. Naturalism holds that everything we are and do is connected to the rest of the world and derived from conditions that precede us and surround us. Each of us is an unfolding natural process, and every aspect of that process is caused, and is a cause itself. So we are fully caused creatures, and seeing just how we are caused gives us power and control, while encouraging compassion and humility. By understanding consciousness, choice, and even our highest capacities as materially based, naturalism re-enchants the physical world, allowing us to be at home in the universe. Naturalism shows our full connection to the world and others, it leads to an ethics of compassion, and it gives us far greater control over our circumstances.
 
Tom Clark's short book Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses is a great introduction to naturalism.  I have read it a few times, and while the concepts may seem obvious upon reflection, the implications are enlightening.  Many people have difficulty understanding the concept of free will and why it doesn't exist, often confusing "Free Will" and "Free Choice."  It has clear implications for the definitions and deriving of morality, and yes, a worldview.  Tom will explain how naturalism can help you fit into your world more accurately and help you determine your courses of action.
 
 
Mike Haubrich is one of the hosts for the show and a director-at-large of The Minnesota Atheists.
 
"Atheists Talk" is produced by The Minnesota Atheists.  August Berkshire is the director and Scott Lohman  is the host for the show.
 
 
 
 
 
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