In this episode, I perform a reading of an autobiographical essay I wrote a just a little over a year ago on my blog, Skeptical Inquests. This essay is entitled, “I Was a Teenage Apologist: My Journey from Christianity to Atheism.” As the title suggests, this essay tells the story of my deconversion; how I […]
About Nathan Dickey
I am a freelance writer and podcaster. I attended Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, where I majored in Journalism. My interests are many and diverse; they include investigative reporting, science, philosophy, history, and pop culture analysis. My motivation in writing and podcasting is to contribute what I can to the promotion of critical thinking among the public. My goal is to use my journalism training to be active in the secular humanist movement, helping more people come to an appreciation of philosophy and history, and analyzing dubious but popularly-believed claims involving the supernatural, the paranormal and religion.
Entries by Nathan Dickey
You can blame me, try to shame me, and still I’ll create podcasts for you! And anyone who knows what “Black Mirror” is (which should be everyone) will understand. This episode is devoted to a deep-dive discussion of some of the philosophical ideas and issues explored in the television series “Black Mirror,” including such meaty […]
In this second episode, I speak with Jenica and Patrick Crail, hosts of the Real Life Beyond Faith podcast. Jenica and Patrick are a married couple who were once devoted Christians and are now outspoken atheists. We talk about how they navigated the challenges that came with seriously doubting their faith and how they managed the process […]
In this, the debut episode of A Leap of Doubt, I interview Justin Schieber and Benjamin Watkins, hosts of Real Atheology: A Philosophy of Religion Podcast. Topics of this discussion include: what philosophy of religion is, why it continues to be relevant in academic philosophical discourse, how to define religion, the nature of belief and deconversion, what […]