Secularism

Reason and Postmodernism w/ Dr. Peter Boghossian

Dr. Peter Boghossian's main focus is bringing the tools of professional philosophers to people in a wide variety of contexts. Peter has a teaching pedigree spanning more than 25 years and 30 thousand students - in prisons, hospitals, public and private schools, seminaries, colleges and universities, Fortune 100 companies, and small businesses. His fundamental objective is to teach people how to think through what often seem to be intractable problems. 

Dr. Peter Boghossian and his team developed the Atheos app to help people have non-confrontational discussions about gods, religion, faith, and superstition. It shows you how to gently explore a person's strongest beliefs.

Peter's primary research areas are critical thinking and moral reasoning. His doctoral research studies, funded by the State of Oregon and supported by the Oregon Department of Corrections, consisted of using the Socratic method to help prison inmates to increase their critical thinking and moral reasoning abilities and to increase their desistance to criminal behavior. 

Peter's publications can be found in Scientific American, Time Magazine, Diálogos, CounterPunch The Philosopher's Magazine, Skeptical Inquirer, Education Policy Analysis Archived, The Clearing House: Educational Research Controversy and Practices, The Radical Academy, Offender Programs Report, Teaching Philosophy, Corrections Today, Informal Logic, The Skeptic, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Inside Higher Ed, Essays in Philosophy, Federal Probation Journal, the Journal of Correctional Education, Radical Pedagogy, Allthink, Quillette, Truthout, and Motherboard.

Peter was a Councilman for the State of Oregon (LSTA), the Chairman of the Prison Advisory Committee for Columbia River Correctional Institution, an advisor to Sockeye Magazine and The Weekly Alibi, wrote national philosophy curricula for the University of Phoenix, and was a research fellow for the National Center for Teaching and Learning. He teaches Critical Thinking, Science and Pseudoscience, the Philosophy of Education, and Atheism at Portland State University, is an Affiliate Research Assistant Professor at Oregon Health Sciences University in the Department of General Internal Medicine, is a national speaker for the Center for Inquiry and the Secular Student Alliance, an international speaker for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

The Gospel of Atheism and Freethought According to Michael Sherlock

michale sherlock.jpg

Michael Sherlock on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Michael A. Sherlock is an atheist author who, was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and spent many years in Tasmania. He studied social Anthropology and Sociology, Political Science, and Law at the University of Tasmania and became fascinated by the myths of our ancient ancestors. This fascination led him to study comparative mythology, which in turn led him to investigate the non-Judaic origins of the Bible. 


Sherlock's aim as an author is to expose the "sacred" lies, frauds and forgeries of religion. Sherlock says: "Before we can clear a path to finding truth, whatever that may be, we must first neutralize the filth which has infected the minds of so many...supernaturalism, superstition, pseudo-science, and religion, all embody this mental filth, and the scientific method, with its humble, honest and evidence-based approach to questions of probable truth, represents the neutralizer." He is the author of the 3 part book series “I am Christ”, and “The Gospel of Atheism and Freethought: according to Sherlock”. His new book is entitled “Blasphemy” and was published by our friends at Atheist Republic.

Michael takes us through some of his new book and explains why he states “ISIS is Islam or Islamism”. He also explains what the “atheist atrocity fallacy” is and why it is used to make atheism look like a negative ideology. We put to bed the nasty and very false accusation made by CJ Werleman that Michael Sherlock influenced the Chapel Hill shooter to kill three Muslims over a parking spot, because the Chap Hill shooter liked Michael’s Facebook page. We cover all of this and more! Don’t miss this interview! 

Click here for Michael's blog hosted by Atheist Republic

Click here for Michael's blog hosted by Atheist Republic

A Comedian's Take on Atheism w/ Paul Provenza

Paul Provenza joins us on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show:

Paul Provenza is a stand-up comedian, actor known for his roles in Empty Nest and Northern Exposure (among many others), filmmaker, creator and host of The Green Room, and co-producer of Set List.

He and photographer Dan Dion compiled the book ¡Satiristas!: Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians. Paul also directed Kelly Carlin's autobiographical one-woman show “A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George”, and since early 2012 has co-produced international spur-of-the-moment sensation Set List: Stand-up without a net.

<------Listen to the interview here

Paul is also an outspoken advocate of secularism. He was one of the speakers at the Reason Rally in 2012 and will most likely do it again in 2016. Paul’s comedic nature brings a very unique and entertaining approach to being openly secular. During the interview Paul discusses everything from being a Catholic altar boy to working with big name comedians and actors. Don’t miss this really funny interview on atheism from a comedians perspective! 



The Tireless Efforts of the Atheist Republic w/ Allie Jackson

Allie Jackson joins us on the "Mythicist Milwaukee Show".

Allie Jackson is the PR Director blogger and designer for the secular international juggernaut known as the Atheist Republic. The Atheist Republic advocates against religious and dogmatic teachings that promote violence and oppression. Their mission is to invite people that are already atheists to join each other and help lessen misery and suffering around us.

Allie works tirelessly around the clock on various initiatives that provide a safe and welcoming community for secular individuals across the globe. Outside of editing and writing books, blog posts, supporting consulates etc. she manages the Atheist Republic social media and their admins. Their Facebook site alone has over 1.1 million likes.

Play the full Interview below:

During this interview Allie discusses the Atheist Republic consulate initiative that offers a safe haven for secular individuals around the world. She also discusses the work that Atheist Republic is doing to support the secular individuals in Bangladesh, which has been a very dangerous place for atheists bloggers in the wake of the brutal murders that have taken place. Allie discusses how everyone can help change the stigma that is tied to the word "atheist" and how and why people should get involved. We talk about the above mentioned items and so much more.

Like Allie and Atheist Republic, we at Mythicist Milwaukee want to create an open and inviting environment for atheists and nonbelievers, too, through the work of our Mythinformation Conference - coming up on September 26. Get your tickets - $35 online and $40 at the door - today and join us to meet like-minded others at this great event!