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


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 129: Find a New Hobby, Lobby — July 11, 2014
  2. Episode 128: Inside the Mind of a Religious Sexual Abuser — May 6, 2014
  3. Episode 127: God’s Not Dead — April 18, 2014
  4. RD Extra: Does Religion Make Us Better People? (Galen’s Bulldog Edition) — April 7, 2014
  5. Episode 126: Why Would God Hide? — March 24, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. RD Extra: Is Abortion Murder? (Debate) — 417 comments
  2. Episode 103: Snakes and T.U.L.I.P.s — 174 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

Jan 31 2013

RD Extra: Debating the Amalekite Genocide


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


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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Dec 15 2012

Episode 109: The Biology of Religious Patriarchy


Why are religious moralists so preoccupied with sex? Attitudes on sexuality are far more predictive of religiosity than attitudes on charity, social justice or any other measure. Religious scriptures abound with rules and restrictions aimed at controlling women’s sexuality in particular. Is the current religious obsession with sex just an unfortunate result of religion’s male-dominated …

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Nov 20 2012

Episode 108: Post-Election Withdrawal


The doubtcasters collectively work through their post-election withdrawal symptoms by examining how demographic shifts are changing the American political landscape with special focus on how religious vs. secular polling locations influence voting. Also for this week’s counterapologetics Justin Schieber presents a presuppositionalist argument for atheism developed by Stephen Maitzen. Download RD108 Or subscribe and listen …

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Nov 14 2012

RD Extra: Is Abortion Murder? (Debate)

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Contrary to what we hear shouted from both sides of the pro-choice/pro-life divide, abortion actually is a complicated issue. Is it possible to make progress on an issue that seems to straddle the line of our deepest philosophical differences? If it is, it certainly won’t be done with pictures of dead fetus’ or insisting that …

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Nov 04 2012

RD Extra: Remembering Paul Kurtz (1925-2012)


The following is a rebroadcast of the doubtcaster’s 2007 interview with the late humanist philosopher, author and activist Paul Kurtz. Download RD Extra Or subscribe and listen in iTunes or any podcast client:  Podcast

Oct 11 2012

Episode 107: Are We Born Depraved?


The discovery that children have a natural inclination to believe in invisible, immortal, super-knowing agents has some religious apologists boasting that science has found the sensus divinitatis. Despite possessing this inner sense of the divine, John Calvin declared children to be morally corrupt by nature.  This doctrine of total depravity has served as a justification …

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Sep 18 2012

Episode 106: Moonie Madness

Sun Myung Moon and his wife

The Unification Church was virtually unknown in America until the 1970′s when concerned parents, anti-cult groups and members of congress raised alarm about the powerful “brainwashing” techniques used by “moonies” to lure new converts into their dangerous cult.  Now that the self-proclaimed “messiah” Sun Myung Moon has died a group of sociologists are defending the …

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Aug 29 2012

RD Extra: The Problem of Non-God Objects


This RD Extra is a lecture delivered by Justin Schieber to CFI Michigan on August 22nd 2012 Discription: In this week’s presentation, Justin Schieber will present – and defend from possible objections – an argument against a Christian view of the divine that insists upon God’s perfection while maintaining that God alone is responsible for …

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Aug 10 2012

Episode 105: Are We Born to Believe?


Some atheists have argued that children are naturally non-believers. Were it not for indoctrination at the hands of parents and clergy children would never pick up supernatural beliefs on their own and religion would wither and die. But a growing body of research in developmental psychology suggests just the opposite. Children have a natural inclination …

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