My talk from Reason in the Rock: The Consequences of Unreason.

My talk from Reason at the Rock is up!  Here ya go!

Reason in the Rock was an absolutely amazing event.  It was a tribute to what community groups are capable.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • otocump

    Is it possible to have a transcript of any of these talks? For us poor folks without sound at work to read? Copy/Pasta of notes? Would be most excellent. Otherwise, I’ll check it out when I get home tonight.

    • RuQu

      If you go with Copy/Pasta, can you provide a gluten-free option?

  • Art Vandelay

    Brilliant stuff, JT. I’ve seen that talk before and I was still hanging on every word.

  • eric

    Going to New Zealand to dispell their myths of hobbits? I dunno man, I saw that three part documentary they made, and there’s another one coming out soon. Looks pretty convincing.

  • Nathan Piccolo

    Raising money was an issue and we are trying create a better model to help groups like Skepticon, Reasonfest and Reason in the Rock. Be sure to check out our donation model on this page.

    • Nathan Piccolo

      Sorry, Was trying to post a response under Lauren’s video but posted here instead. Please delete the message I will try again with WWJTD closed.

  • Nox

    “Even the premise of christianity is thoroughly immoral. And I’ll explain that. What is the basic premise of christianity? That you have to choose to believe.”

    Making the promised reward conditional on choosing to believe impossible things (or whatever the church tells you) isn’t even the most fucked up part.

    Salvation through belief is a central premise of christianity. The central premise of christianity is that Jesus died for your sins and came back to life. Within its basic programming, christianity contains the concepts of original sin and substitutionary atonement. The christian salvation scheme doesn’t only demand unfounded belief in fantastical claims. It doesn’t only short circuit our empathy by encouraging those who believe it to separate feeling like a good person from doing good things.

    It tells us that the pinnacle of righteousness is for one person to be punished for the sins of another. And that is the most morally depraved thought that has ever entered the human consciousness.

  • J*

    I’m really sorry I missed this. Life got in the way. I’m glad it was recorded though. You killed it.