1. 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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    • Secular Escape - Daydream


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      Secular Escape is an on-going cinematographic experiments that focuses on an altered state of consciousness which is a brain state wherein one loses the sense of identity with one's body or with one's normal sense perceptions. In this version ''Daydream'' is chosen as a concept as against to the pragmatic consciousness, the everyday, waking conscious state, characterized by alertness, logic, and rationality, cause-and-effect thinking, goal-directedness. Los Angeles, California December, 2013. Music : Ludovico Einaudi - Echoes - White Night

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      • Turkey. Istanbul to Van


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        A cultural journey from Istanbul to Van, Turkey shot during the summer of 2012. As seen through the eye of a Canon 7D with a couple spiffy pairs of glasses: 50mm 1.4 & 15-85mm. www.PeakAestheticProductions.com

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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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          • 50 Famous Academics & Scientists Talk About God


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            Speakers in order of appearance: 1. Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist 2. Robert Coleman Richardson, Nobel Laureate in Physics 3. Richard Feynman, World-Renowned Physicist, Nobel Laureate in Physics 4. Simon Blackburn, Cambridge Professor of Philosophy 5. Colin Blakemore, World-Renowned Oxford Professor of Neuroscience 6. Steven Pinker, World-Renowned Harvard Professor of Psychology 7. Alan Guth, World-Renowned MIT Professor of Physics 8. Noam Chomsky, World-Renowned MIT Professor of Linguistics 9. Nicolaas Bloembergen, Nobel Laureate in Physics 10. Peter Atkins, World-Renowned Oxford Professor of Chemistry 11. Oliver Sacks, World-Renowned Neurologist, Columbia University 12. Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal 13. Sir John Gurdon, Pioneering Developmental Biologist, Cambridge 14. Sir Bertrand Russell, World-Renowned Philosopher, Nobel Laureate 15. Stephen Hawking, World-Renowned Cambridge Theoretical Physicist 16. Riccardo Giacconi, Nobel Laureate in Physics 17. Ned Block, NYU Professor of Philosophy 18. Gerard 't Hooft, Nobel Laureate in Physics 19. Marcus du Sautoy, Oxford Professor of Mathematics 20. James Watson, Co-discoverer of DNA, Nobel Laureate 21. Colin McGinn, Professor of Philosophy, Miami University 22. Sir Patrick Bateson, Cambridge Professor of Ethology 23. Sir David Attenborough, World-Renowned Broadcaster and Naturalist 24. Martinus Veltman, Nobel Laureate in Physics 25. Pascal Boyer, Professor of Anthropology 26. Partha Dasgupta, Cambridge Professor of Economics 27. AC Grayling, Birkbeck Professor of Philosophy 28. Ivar Giaever, Nobel Laureate in Physics 29. John Searle, Berkeley Professor of Philosophy 30. Brian Cox, Particle Physicist (Large Hadron Collider, CERN) 31. Herbert Kroemer, Nobel Laureate in Physics 32. Rebecca Goldstein, Professor of Philosophy 33. Michael Tooley, Professor of Philosophy, Colorado 34. Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 35. Leonard Susskind, Stanford Professor of Theoretical Physics 36. Quentin Skinner, Professor of History (Cambridge) 37. Theodor W. Hänsch, Nobel Laureate in Physics 38. Mark Balaguer, CSU Professor of Philosophy 39. Richard Ernst, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 40. Alan Macfarlane, Cambridge Professor of Anthropology 41. Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, Princeton Research Scientist 42. Douglas Osheroff, Nobel Laureate in Physics 43. Hubert Dreyfus, Berkeley Professor of Philosophy 44. Lord Colin Renfrew, World-Renowned Archaeologist, Cambridge 45. Carl Sagan, World-Renowned Astronomer 46. Peter Singer, World-Renowned Bioethicist, Princeton 47. Rudolph Marcus, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 48. Robert Foley, Cambridge Professor of Human Evolution 49. Daniel Dennett, Tufts Professor of Philosophy 50. Steven Weinberg, Nobel Laureate in Physics Featured Music: Mozart - Requiem Mass In D Minor K 626 - 1. Introitus 00:03 Massive Attack - Two Rocks And A Cup Of Water 02:28, 19:14 Max Richter - Embers 05:13 Ludovico Einaudi - Andare 09:27, 24:30, 26:31 Ludovico Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche 13:13 Max Richter - Vladimir's Blues 29:21 Ludovico Einaudi - Eni 30 Percento (The Earth Prelude) 33:16

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            • I Have a Friend Who..."Believes All Religions Are the Same."


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              Think again. Are all religions foundationally the same? This is a critical question for anyone on a faith journey who wants to understand what a commitment to a particular belief set really means. Join us for a special panel conversation moderated by Senior Pastor John Ortberg as we learn from thought leaders and scholars of different faiths and views. Features Special Guests: Hindu, Rita Sherma, Islam, Najeeba Syeed-Miller, Judaism, Shawn Landres, Secular Humanism, Armand Rundquist, Christianity, Richard Mouw

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              • about to be eaten - installation timelapse


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                about to be eaten - the staff of life. 2008- 2011. i took a picture of the lunchs, dinners, snacks, i ate or drank. its a contemporary prayer. a secular eucharist. a lot of snapshots later we decided we made our point and organized an exhibition. these are the records of three days preparation in the gallery. mounting, glueing, leveling. covering almost 80sqm wall with all the images taken. images from the vernissage and the project in whole can still be found here: www.abouttobeeaten.com kudos to nina, janine, marcus, fabrice, and hendrik and andreas. it was a pleasure.

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                • Does God Exist? Slick vs Tabash at Boise State University


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                  President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry. Matt earned his Bachelors in Social Science from Concordia University, Irvine, CA in 1988. He earned his Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary, in Escondido, CA, in 1991. He now resides in the Boise, Idaho area with his family. He is ordained. Matt started CARM in October of 1995 to respond to the many false teachings of the cults on the Internet when it first began. (www.carm.org) Edward, "Eddie," Tabash is a lawyer in the Los Angeles area. He graduate magna cum laude from UCLA, and received his law degree from Loyola Law School. Mr. Tabash has filed numerous amicus briefs for cases of Church and State separation. He is also currently the chair of Americans United for Separation of Church and State (www.au.org). Mr. Tabash has debated world-famous Christian philosophers, including Peter van Inwagen, Greg Bahnsen, William Lane Craig, and Richard Swinburne. (www.tabash.com) Editing by Samantha Ward.

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                  • How Jews Eat


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                    This isn't a how-to. This is about what Jews actually do. Kugels. Knishes. Chulent. Bagels & lox & cream cheese & schmaltz herring. And falafel with extra harif..... Half slice-of-life and half anthropology, "How Jews Eat" checks out why we love to eat, what food means to us, and what aspects of eating we're afraid of.

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                    • How Jews Look


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                      This isn't a how-to. This is about what Jews actually do. Beards. Wigs. Noses. Yarmulkes. Hair extensions. USY sweaters..... Half slice-of-life and half anthropology, "How Jews Look" explores what Jews look like and what that means to us. Are we ashamed? Do we love it? Are big noses really sexy?

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