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(Video) Interview with Atheist Blogger Bob Seidensticker

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Bob Seidensticker is a popular atheist blogger at Patheos whose blog is titled "Cross Examined". There he critiques intellectual arguments for of Christianity from an atheist perspective. He wrote a guest post recently at Strange Notions titled 10 Reasons to Just Say Nay to the Naysayer Hypothesis.

After graduating from MIT in 1980, Bob designed digital hardware and worked at a number of technology companies from a 10-person startup to Microsoft and IBM. After that, he began to focus more on writing. His book Future Hype: The Myths of Technology Change (Berrett-Koehler, 2006) explored how we see technology and how it really works.

His more recent book, a novel titled Cross Examined: An Unconventional Spiritual Journey, offers a fictional look at some of the important questions dividing believers and atheists.

Today, Bob sits down with me to discuss the reasons that led him to atheism, his recent 40-day prayer experiment, and what readers can expect to find in his novel.
 

Note: We had a shaky Skype connection so the quality is a bit grainy. It shouldn't be too unbearable, but if it is feel free to just download the audio. Also, despite much practice, I mispronounced Bob's last name at the beginning. Mea culpa!
 

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Topics Discussed:

1:09 - What led you to becoming an atheist?
2:36 - What arguments against Christianity did you find most compelling?
3:37 - What were you hoping to discover during your 40-day prayer experiment?
6:28 - What will readers find in your novel, Cross Examined?

 
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Follow Bob's blog at Cross Examined and find him on Twitter at @CrossExamined.

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Brandon Vogt

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Brandon Vogt is a bestselling author, blogger, and speaker. He's also the founder of StrangeNotions.com. Brandon has been featured by several media outlets including NPR, CBS, FoxNews, SiriusXM, and EWTN. He converted to Catholicism in 2008, and since then has released several books, including The Church and New Media (Our Sunday Visitor, 2011), Saints and Social Justice (Our Sunday Visitor, 2014), and RETURN (Numinous Books, 2015). He works as the Content Director for Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. Brandon lives with his wife, Kathleen, and their five children in Central Florida. Follow him at BrandonVogt.com or connect through Twitter at @BrandonVogt.

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