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CA99 Teleological Evil
There are many famous examples of unintelligent design in nature, but what about malevolent design? Some natural systems are aimed at producing suffering: they cause suffering by acting in accordance with their natural purpose, function, or design plan. Why would we infer a benevolent, omnipotent designer from malevolent design? The fact that predation – a … Continue reading CA99 Teleological Evil →
The Problem of Evil w/ Dry Apologist
Here’s my appearance on Dry Apologist’s channel. We discuss arguments from evil, theodicies, and answer questions from the audience. The interview: https://youtu.be/WEBSV1HF9sE Linktree
CA98 Religious Experience & Conclusion (Devil’s Advocate pt. 3)
We conclude our Devil’s Advocate series with religious experience, a summary of the arguments we’ve discussed, and why I’m still an atheist. I also offer a few thoughts on the debate between atheists and theists. The Full Series Consider supporting the show on Patreon here or Walden Pod here Subscribe on YouTube Listen to our sister show, … Continue reading CA98 Religious Experience & Conclusion (Devil’s Advocate pt. 3) →
CA97 Widespread Theistic Belief & Religious Disagreement (Devil’s Advocate pt. 2)
I recently participated in a “devil’s advocate” debate on God’s existence. Today, we continue to take a closer look at the arguments I raised. We discuss the common consent argument, epistemic authorities, soteriology, universalism, eternal conscious torment, religious diversity, and divine hiddenness. This is part two of a three-part series. The full series is available … Continue reading CA97 Widespread Theistic Belief & Religious Disagreement (Devil’s Advocate pt. 2) →
CA96 Debunking Myself on God (pt. 1)
I recently participated in a “devil’s advocate” debate on God’s existence. Today, we take a closer look at the arguments I raised. We talk about the general approach of building a cumulative case for naturalism and theism, the argument from the existence of consciousness, and the argument from psychophysical harmony. This is part one of … Continue reading CA96 Debunking Myself on God (pt. 1) →
Does God Exist? Devil’s Advocate Debate
I recently participated in a “devil’s advocate” debate on God’s existence. I defended theism, and my opponent, a Catholic, defended atheism. Emerson Green vs. Kyle Alander (Christian Idealism) Transcript of Opening Statement Linktree
CA95 The Argument from Psychophysical Harmony w/ Dustin Crummett
Dr. Dustin Crummett joins me to discuss a new argument from consciousness for theism. Though psychophysical harmony is evidence for theism, it may be equally good evidence for non-theistic hypotheses that I find interesting, like axiarchism and natural teleology. **In the initial presentation of the argument (the first ten minutes or so), we assume that … Continue reading CA95 The Argument from Psychophysical Harmony w/ Dustin Crummett →
CA94 Logical Fallacies?
Take a look at nearly any book on critical thinking and you’ll come across a list of fallacies: ad hominem, argument from ignorance, appeal to emotion, appeal to authority, post hoc ergo propter hoc, god of the gaps, and so on. The problem is that many of these “fallacies” closely resemble good lines of reasoning. … Continue reading CA94 Logical Fallacies? →
Meager Moral Fruits Discussion – Guest Appearance on Jonathan MS Pearce’s Show
Jonathan MS Pearce is an author, speaker, and columnist who recently wrote an article on the meager moral fruits argument. Jonathan invited me on his YouTube channel, A Tippling Philosopher, to speak about the argument and a few common criticisms offered in response to it. We also discuss state atheism, liberalism, favorite books, and open … Continue reading Meager Moral Fruits Discussion – Guest Appearance on Jonathan MS Pearce’s Show →
CA93 Is Mormonism the Best Version of Christianity? — with Tarik D. LaCour
Tarik D. LaCour is a Ph.D. student in philosophy and an M.S. student in psychology. He is a philosopher and cognitive scientist whose primary research interests are in the philosophy of psychology, cognitive science, and bioethics. He also writes about politics “from a conservative point of view,” and also on religion, from his perspective as … Continue reading CA93 Is Mormonism the Best Version of Christianity? — with Tarik D. LaCour →
CA92 The Meager Moral Fruits Argument
Does Christianity bear the kind of fruit one might expect if it were true? Does naturalism or Christian theism better predict the moral fruits and lack thereof that we actually observe? Naturalists would expect Christianity to produce a mixed bag, like any other man-made institution. Christianity leads one to form loftier expectations. There’s much more … Continue reading CA92 The Meager Moral Fruits Argument →
Is Free Will An Illusion? with Theoretical B******t
I’m joined by Scott Clifton (Theoretical B******t) to discuss free will skepticism, compatibilism, moral responsibility, revenge, and killing coyotes. Video version – Is free will an illusion? Scott’s channel Follow me @waldenpod and TBS @TheoreticalBS Consider supporting Counter Apologetics here or Walden Pod here linktr.ee/emersongreen
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4.6 out of 5
Emerson is absolutely fantastic.
His format and guitar licks… straight fire.
At least he's mostly polite and reasonable sounding
Aside from that, the gist of his material is similar to other atheist Internet material, none of which is particularly persuasive and all of which is ...
If I could rate this 10 stars, I would. Emerson does a fantastic job providing clarity on a wide range of topics. His soothing voice is a bonus.
Emerson’s voice is so warm and welcoming as he skillfully and logically breaks down theism.
Very informative and also funny! Really has helped me on my deconstruction journey. I’m in such a better place mentally because of this podcast
Thank you for addressing all of my issues and helping me understand why I had so much cognitive dissonance for so long, growing up Protestant/non deno...
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Emerson really does his homework and I appreciate his work and his honesty. I know he did this in part because of how Reasonable Doubts helped me. God...
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This show helped me while I was deliberating whether I still believed in god or not. The host seems to have a better grasp on philosophy of religion t...