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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 130: How Jesus Became God with guest Bart D. Ehrman — July 25, 2014
  2. Episode 129: Find a New Hobby, Lobby — July 11, 2014
  3. Episode 128: Inside the Mind of a Religious Sexual Abuser — May 6, 2014
  4. Episode 127: God’s Not Dead — April 18, 2014
  5. RD Extra: Does Religion Make Us Better People? (Galen’s Bulldog Edition) — April 7, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. RD Extra: Is Abortion Murder? (Debate) — 417 comments
  2. Episode 103: Snakes and T.U.L.I.P.s — 178 comments
  3. RD Extra: Debate – Is Belief in God Irrational? Chris Hallquist vs. Randal Rauser — 142 comments
  4. Episode 98: Presuppositional Apologetics (part 2) — 122 comments
  5. Episode 97: Presuppositional Apologetics (part 1) — 103 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 04 2013

A response to Randal Rauser’s criticisms of the Problem of Non-God Objects.

Listeners of the Reasonable Doubts Podcast will know that I (Justin Schieber) often use an argument I sometimes call ‘The Problem of Non-God Objects’.  This argument has gone through many different versions over the last few years.  Put in its most recent, simplified form, the argument goes like this:     P1: If the Christian …

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Jun 21 2013

Episode 116: The Outsider Test For Faith with guest John Loftus

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How can one accept the Bible at face value but reject the Quran’s teachings? How can one accept Christian miracles as evidence but reject Hindu miracles? John Loftus, author of the Christian Delusion and God or Godless, joins us on the show to discuss the Outsider Test For Faith, which challenges believers to thoughtfully consider …

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Jun 07 2013

Episode 115: The Myth of Martyrdom (Part 3)

The doubtcasters wrap up their “Myth of Martyrdom” series by discussing the evidence of others (non-apostles) who supposedly witnessed the resurrection, other miracle claims from antiquity and the false dichotomy at the heart of the “die for a lie” argument. Also, the Dr. Professor makes up for lost time by reviewing numerous studies on the …

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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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