1. Turek vs. Hitchens Debate: Does God Exist?

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    Frank Turek, co-author of "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist," and Christopher Hitchens, author of "god is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything," met at VCU in Richmond, VA to debate the subject, "Does God Exist?"

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    • Atheist

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      Atheists are not that bad! This is not an argument for atheism. It is a defense of atheists. -- This video received the award for "Excellence in Humanist Communications" from the Harvard University Humanist Chaplaincy. James Randi said this video was "very cool!" Michael Shermer said it was "very impressive." Penn & Teller said, "If a god existed, this video would make him wish he were dead." Dan Barker (author of "Losing Faith in Faith") said it was "very creative and powerful" and that it "makes a GREAT point!" Greg Epstein (the Humanist Chaplain of Harvard University) said "it's a wonderful video!" Stephen Ulh (author of "Imagine No Superstition") said that this video was "just wonderful for the cause of atheism." David Mills (author of "Atheist Universe") said "I am absolutely addicted to watching this fabulous video, which has almost instantly become a legend in the freethought community. Zak has created the most intellectually and emotionally powerful multimedia presentation I've ever seen endorsing the atheist position. This is a proud moment for all rational-minded people. Atheist books can have wide-reaching influence, but I strongly suspect that Zak's video will influence a much larger audience than any atheist book ever published. The first few times I watched this video, I literally had tears in my eyes by the end. The artistic talent and technical skills required to write and produce this video -- as well as its core message -- have made Zachary Kroger my newest freethought hero. I'm not surprised at the HUGE reaction Zak's video has generated." This video (among others) was also mentioned in the November 4th New York Times article "God and Man on YouTube." Nobelief.com said this was "the best video of 2006." It currently is the 13th most discussed video of all time on YouTube.

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      • Frank Turek vs. Christopher Hitchens: What Best Explains Reality: Theism or Atheism?

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        Filmed at The College of New Jersey, Frank Turek and Christopher Hitchens meet again in their second debate to give their arguments for what best explains reality.

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        • The New Tithe

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          Mega-churches have used religion as fund-raising tool for too long. They shower their followers in sanctimonious platitudes, then clamor for their cash. This video encourages a new definition of tithing by giving to causes with accountability. Written & Directed by Tony Wann & Justin Wilson Motion Graphics by Tony Wann Live Action/Edit/Sound Design by Justin Wilson Music: Good Old Neon "One Never Says Verbal When One Means Oral" licensed under a Sampling Plus License http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Good_Old_Neon Stills licensed from iStockphoto LP or shot by us Sources: Senator Grassley Senate Finance Committee files Review of Media-Based Ministries - January 6, 2011 - http://taxdollars.ocregister.com/files/2011/01/SFC-Staff-Memo-to-Grassley-re-Ministries-01-06-11-FINAL.pdf Forbes - America's Biggest Megachurches - June 26, 2009 - http://www.forbes.com/2009/06/26/americas-biggest-megachurches-business-megachurches.html USA Today - View of God can predict values, politics - Nov. 12, 2006 - http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2006-09-11-religion-survey_x.htm Special thanks to our on-screen talent: Sierra Sintic, Justin Lochlear, Artie Pena, James Rayburn, Matt Pittman, David Slack Grand Prize Winner of the 2011 Project Reason Video Contest

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          • Sam Harris- Christian Morality

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            Speech given by Sam Harris on the morality of christian belief. Released with permission from Sam Harris Produced by- Kristoffer Seland Hellesmark For feedback please e-mail: kristofferhellesmark@hotmail.com

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            • Christopher Hitchens - The Never Ending Party

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              Hitch - The Never Ending Party From 'Is There An Afterlife? - A Discussion' Presented by The Jewish Television Network & The Whizin Centre for Continuing Education at American Jewish University. Featuring: Christopher Hitchens Directed & Animated: Fraser Davidson Sound Mix: Neil Aldridge & Morgan Samuel

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              • SAIU trip to the Creation Museum

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                On 15 November 2008, the Secular Alliance of IU took a road trip to Petersburg, Kentucky to visit the Creation Museum. We came back shocked, puzzled and amused at what we witnessed. Here's our video. Find out more about SAIU at http://saiu.org.

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                • The Big Debates- #IslamOrAtheism - Which Makes More Sense- Lawrence Krauss & Hamza Tzortzis

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                  http://www.thebigdebates.com/debates/islam-or-atheism-which-makes-more-sense - Islam or Atheism - Which Makes More Sense? This debate sees Professor Lawrence M. Krauss, renowned cosmologist and Hamza Andreas Tzortzis, author, lecturer and intellectual activist explore this very interesting and thought provoking topic. http://www.TheBigDebates.com For more information about the logical and rational foundations of Islam visit http://www.OneReason.org Highlights: 00:00:24 : Introduction - Timothy Yusuf Chambers 00:06:30 : Opening Remarks - Hamza Tzortzis 00:32:02 : Opening Remarks - Lawrence Krauss 00:59:33 : Rebuttal - Hamza Tzortzis 01:14:28 : Rebuttal - Lawrence Krauss 01:22:43 : Summary Discussion 01:42:07 : Question & Answer Session 02:06:00 : Closing Remarks - Lawrence Krauss 02:07:50 : Closing Remarks - Hamza Tzortzis PLEASE NOTE: You are about to see unedited footage of an intellectual debate where philosophical and theoretical positions will be discussed. Any of the views expressed by the speakers do not necessarily represent the views of iERA or The Big Debates project. iERA and The Big Debates do not advocate nor condone any unlawful activity towards any individual or community.

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                  • Richard Dawkins Global Atheist Convention 2010

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                    Richard Dawkins at the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, March 2010. Sign up for GAC 2012 announcements: http://www.atheistconvention.org.au

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                    • A Thing of Wonder, Excerpt

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                      83-year old magician, inventor and poet Jerry Andrus has an insatiable appetite for uncovering the mysteries of life on the boundary between reason and illusion. Wandering through his Albany, Oregon, "Castle of Chaos," he demonstrates his incredible inventions (like the Tri-Zonal Space Warper), and waxes philosophic on the subjects of reason, perception, God and what he calls "the curse of contentment." Reflecting not only his creative genius, but also his principled lifestyle and profound involvement with the problems of human existence, A Thing of Wonder pays tribute to a man devoted equally to the science and magic of wonder. More info: www.archmotion.com

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