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Date registered: July 24, 2011
URL: http://www.doubtcast.org

Biography

Reasonable Doubts is an award winning radio show and podcast for people who won't "just take things on faith." RD's mission is to investigate the claims of religion from a fair-minded yet critical perspective. In addition to interviewing the top minds in skepticism, RD offers regular segments on religious apologetics, psychology of religion, biblical criticism, and mythology. RD is a production of WPRR Reality Radio (Grand Rapids, MI) and was the winner of the 2009 Peoples Choice Award for Best Religious/Inspirational Podcast.

Latest posts

  1. Episode 127: God’s Not Dead — April 18, 2014
  2. RD Extra: Does Religion Make Us Better People? (Galen’s Bulldog Edition) — April 7, 2014
  3. Episode 126: Why Would God Hide? — March 24, 2014
  4. Does God Exist? Schieber vs. Horner debate — February 28, 2014
  5. Episode 125: Nye Smokes Ham — February 14, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. RD Extra: Is Abortion Murder? (Debate) — 417 comments
  2. RD Extra: Debate – Is Belief in God Irrational? Chris Hallquist vs. Randal Rauser — 141 comments
  3. Episode 103: Snakes and T.U.L.I.P.s — 127 comments
  4. Episode 98: Presuppositional Apologetics (part 2) — 121 comments
  5. Episode 97: Presuppositional Apologetics (part 1) — 103 comments

Author's posts listings

May 17 2013

RD Extra: Etcetera debate: The Status of God in the 21st Century – Featuring Justin Schieber & Scott Smith

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Last month Justin Schieber was invited by Etcetera to Traverse City, Michigan to debate/discuss with Scott Smith (CApologetics.org) the ‘Status of God in the 21st Century‘.  The lively discussion touched on a wide range of topics from moral intuitions to the strength of positing a God as an explanation.   Download RD Extra (Audio Only Format) …

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May 03 2013

Episode 114: The Myth of Martyrdom (Part 2): Who Would Die for a Lie?

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Would anyone knowingly die for a lie? Christian tradition teaches us that many of Jesus’ disciples were persecuted and martyred for their faith. But if Jesus did not really rise from the dead why would the apostles be willing to sacrifice their lives over claims they knew were false? To many Christians, the apostle’s martyrdom …

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Apr 19 2013

Episode 113: The Myth of Martyrdom (Part 1) with guest Candida Moss

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Jesus famously told his disciples “take up your cross and follow me” and the church has proudly circulated stories of Christian martyrs ever since. Stories of believers who refused to renounce their faith in the face of persecution inspire some to great acts of heroism but can also promote a spirit of victimization. In her …

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Mar 28 2013

Episode 112: The Great Agnostic with guest Susan Jacoby

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Today most Americans have never heard of Robert Green Ingersoll but in the 19th century he was considered one of the greatest orators of his age. Known as “the Great Agnostic”, Ingersoll criticized religion and championed progressive political causes with great ferocity, wit and humor. Though his writings are controversial even by today’s standards his …

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Mar 17 2013

RD Extra: Orme vs Shieber Debate – Does The Christian God Exist?

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  For this RD Extra, we give you a lengthy debate on the existence of the Christian god. Arguing in the affirmative is apologist Jared Orme of Conversion Points Radio and in the negative, Justin Schieber. Reasonable Doubts wants to thank Jared for the time and effort he put into this exchange Download RD Extra Or …

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Feb 28 2013

Episode 111: Goodbye Joey Ratz

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Celebrate the end of Pope Benedict XVI’s short reign with a look back at the good, the bad and the ugly of the polemical pontiff’s career. We’ll discuss all the big questions you probably don’t care about: will Benedict still be ‘infallible’? What were the real reasons for his resignation? What will he do now? …

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Feb 23 2013

Response to Randal Rauser’s criticism of episode 110

The latest episode (rd110) featured a conversation about how Christians interpret some of the most horrendous passages in the Old Testament such as the commanding of genocide and the imprecatory Psalms. We expressed sincere praise for apologist Randal Rauser’s refusal to whitewash these passages, though we did not find much substance in the alternative method …

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Feb 14 2013

Episode 110: Clever Hermeneutics

What is a thoughtful, compassionate Christian to do with all the outrageous violence and hatred in the Old Testament? Many liberal Christians will reject the notion that these texts are inspired by God but in rescuing God’s character they sacrifice the divine authority of the scriptures. Fundamentalists will often bite the proverbial bullet and accept …

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Jan 31 2013

RD Extra: Debating the Amalekite Genocide

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When Richard Dawkins wrote “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction.”, he was spot on. Many Jews and Christians recognize the deep problems these texts present to their views on the most basic moral questions. Unfortunately, it’s become commonplace for some christian apologists to claim they ‘wrestle’ …

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Dec 24 2012

RD Extra: The Nativity Debate with Jonathan Pearce and Randal Rauser

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Don’t get into heated debates with your family this Christmas without first getting your facts straight. Check out this debate between Jonathan Pearce and Randal Rauser on the historical reliability of the Nativity narratives so you can impress your family by being the most informed troublemaker at the dinner table. Merry Christmas from the Doubtcasters! …

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