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The Voices of Atheism: What is Faith? by Aron Ra

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This is the latest installment in The Voices of Atheism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. Know of a good video that espouses atheism/agnosticism or challenges the claims of the Abrahamic religions? Please email me the name of the video or a link to it. I believe this series will be an excellent addition to The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Today’s video features Aron Ra. Enjoy!


Magical Thinking: The Difference Between Us is that You Believe in Reason and I Believe in the Bible by Eric Oliver

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Eric Oliver is Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. His interests include contemporary American politics, suburban and racial politics, political psychology, and the politics of science. In the following video, Enchanted America: Magic, Metaphor and Conspiracy Theories in US Public Opinion, Oliver talks about how religious Fundamentalism leads to magical thinking and beliefs. Enjoy!

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Conspiracy Theories and the Paranoid Style (s) of Mass Opinion by Eric Oliver and Thomas Wood

How America Lost its Mind by Kurt Andersen