#66 Dr. Mitch Stokes: How To Be An Athiest

Scientist, engineer, and philosopher, Dr. Mitch Stokes, joins BRIDGE Radio to talk about his book How to Be an Atheist: Why Many Skeptics Aren’t Skeptical Enough. Dr. Stokes critically examines two things that skeptics hold dear―science and morality―and reveals deep inconsistencies among their most cherished beliefs, inconsistencies that threaten to undo atheism itself. 

5 thoughts on “#66 Dr. Mitch Stokes: How To Be An Athiest”

  1. It’s always very funny to watch a Christian tell atheists how to be atheists. In your opinion, what is Stokes’ best argument against atheism? Unfortunately I don’t’ have time to watch the video, but I’m going to take a guess that Stokes’ tries the morality argument again, where he wants people to believe that the Christian god gives a objective morality, and science doesn’t. Well, science can’t give morality, it just gives facts. Humans create morality from their experiences and empathy.

    The problem with Christians claiming morality for themselves is that Christians don’t agree on what morality their god wants. You can’t even convince each other that your particular version is the only right one. We also have the problem that most of you would find that genocide, punishing one person for another’s actions, etc aren’t good actions if done by a human being. But you have no problem at all when your god supposedly does exactly that. This gives you a subjective morality that is based on what a being is, not that an action is inherently good or evil. All you have is a morality built on might equals right.

    1. Thank you for coming to our website and your comment. If you would like to debate or have a discussion with Dr. Stokes on BRIDGE Radio, the offer is on the table.

      1. is Dr. Stokes willing to have a written debate? I ask because I’m not interested in being cut off by someone who has the switch when he is losing, as many Christians choose to do. If he is not willing, that would not be terribly surprising for someone who thinks that he can tell atheists that they are “doing it wrong”.

      2. Julio Rodriguez

        I can ask, but I don’t think he would be willing to do a written debate because he is a busy individual. As of your concern about being cut off, I can guarantee that won’t happen.

      3. Writing would take no more time than talking (at least for me, I’m a quick typist). Unfortunately, I’ve learned not to trust many Christians, who agree to a discussion and then when they are asked difficult questions, they make false accusations and abandon the effort.

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