Episode 89 Show Notes

October 30, 2014 1 comment

CLICK HERE to learn more about ReasonCon 2015

Click Here to make a per episode donation at Patreon.com

Click Here to listen to the episode.

Click Here to buy our book.

 

GUEST LINKS

Click Here to buy a copy of John Figdor’s “Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart”

Click Here to learn more about the “ReThink Prize”

Click Here to check out the Ice Coffee Podcast

 

HEADLINES:

“I’m not a scientist, but … I still think I can have vehement opinions on science”: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/10/i_m_not_a_scientist_excuse_politicians_don_t_need_to_be_experts_to_make.html

<<AND>>

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/24/im-not-a-scientist-is-not-an-excuse-to-believe-in-nonsense

<<AND>>

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/18/3568580/jindal-climate-science-evolution/

UC Berkley Students protest Bill Maher’s planned commencement: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/25/uc-berkeley-students-are-protesting-bill-mahers-upcoming-commencement-speech-claiming-hes-a-bigot-and-racist/

Atheists hand out do not hand out X rated bible in schools: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/27/atheist-groups-are-not-distributing-x-rated-pamphlets-to-students-no-matter-what-breitbart-tells-you

<<AND>> http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/atheists-plan-to-hand-out-x-rated-bible-pamphlet-at-schools-targeted-by-satanists/

Porn Star Evangelism: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/24/this-porn-star-became-a-christian-evangelist-after-reaching-real-ecstasy-with-jesus/

Catholic Priest poses nude online: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/vaticancityandholysee/11183773/Pope-Francis-to-investigate-playboy-priests-who-posed-naked-online-in-scandal-hit-disocese.html

Someone drives over controversial OK 10 Commandments display: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/24/last-night-someone-drove-a-car-into-oklahomas-controversial-ten-commandments-monument/

<<AND>> http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/25/suspect-in-ten-commandments-monument-vandalism-case-taken-to-mental-health-facility/

Anti gay pastor gay-rapes teen, threatens to use “warlock powers” if he tells: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-cure-pastor-rapes-teen-threatens-him-warlock-powers-if-he-talks161014

Ohio school to give $1.2 million building to local church: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/26/ohio-school-district-may-sell-abandoned-building-worth-1200000-to-local-church-for-1/

Parents mad that Islam may exist: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/conservative-dad-threatens-shtstorm-if-daughters-world-history-class-includes-islam/

<<AND>>

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/26/ignorant-christian-parent-furious-because-his-sons-school-tried-to-educate-students-about-islam

Iowas Rep Steve King doesn’t expect to see gays in Heaven… and admittedly, he won’t: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2014/10/23/3583362/steve-king-gay-heaven/

Gay massages in the Army aiding terrorism: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/louie-gohmert-gays-military-massages

<<AND>>

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/louie-gohmert-gays-shouldn-t-serve-military-because-massages-will-make-them-vulnerable-terro

 

THIS WEEK IN MISOGYNY:

GOP: Young women shouldn’t vote: http://mediamatters.org/research/2014/10/21/right-wing-media-discourage-young-women-from-vo/201259

Arizona law would allow employers to fire women for using birth control: http://jezebel.com/5893011/law-will-allow-employers-to-fire-women-for-using-whore-pills

7th Day Adventist release women’s bible: http://news.adventist.org/all-news/news/go/2014-10-23/adventist-church-releases-its-first-womens-study-bible/

Episode 88 Show Notes

October 23, 2014 1 comment

 

Click Here to make a per episode donation at Patreon.com

Click Here to listen to the episode.

Click Here to buy our book.

 

GUEST LINK:

Click Here to check out the Irreverent Skeptics Podcast

 

HEADLINES:

Houston churches break law, are subpoenaed. Cue outrage: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/10/17/houston-city-attorneys-modify-subpoenas-that-had-sought-clergy-sermons-in-equal/

TX Judge reads bible in court, responds to criticism by hosting prayer breakfast: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/tx-judge-to-respond-to-complaints-about-bible-reading-in-court-by-hosting-prayer-breakfast/

Vatican clarifies… they still hate gays: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/15/vatican-officials-if-we-said-anything-nice-about-gay-and-lesbian-couples-we-take-it-back/

Ohio Pastor orders vasectomies because kids get in the way of tithing: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/ohio-pastor-forced-vasectomies-abortions-because-kids-divert-money-away-from-church-report/

Pat Robertson: In Kenya, even the towels have AIDS: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/16/pat-robertson-tells-woman-the-towels-can-have-aids-in-kenya/

Rabbi accused of spying on congregants with hidden cameras in showers: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/18/putting-the-sin-in-synagogue-dc-rabbi-accused-of-spying-on-congregants-via-a-hidden-camera-in-temples-showers/

 

THIS WEEK IS MISOGYNY:

Man divorces wife for being possessed by a genie: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29659199

Kentucky prison guard avoids jail after 25 counts of sexual abuse: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/former-kentucky-prison-guard-avoids-jail-for-25-counts-of-sexually-abusing-women-inmates/

Woman claims Jesus will get the tab: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/christ-the-redeemer-oklahoma-woman-claims-jesus-will-pay-for-her-dinner-and-drinks/

 

SCOTUS Bithttp://www.religionnews.com/2014/09/23/supreme-court-docket-beards-church-signs-yes-middle-east-peace/

Categories: Uncategorized

Heath’s Arrival

October 18, 2014 6 comments

by Noah Lugeons

Heath arrived safely in the bible belt around 10am this past Thursday, only a couple hours after episode 87 announced his trip.  He wound up driving overnight as I was editing overnight, so he showed up about three hours after I fell asleep.  Lucinda (who beat me to bed by only a few hours) woke to greet him with me following somnambulistically behind.

See, we mentioned on the show that Heath was moving into the same podunk town we’re living in, but I don’t think we mentioned that he would be rooming with Lucinda and me when he got here.  We were roommates for almost five years in New York, so it’s not a huge housing transition for us, and any native born New Yorker is used to quarters a hell of a lot more cramped than what we’re dealing with at present.

So he shows up and Lucinda and I rub the sleep out of our eyes long enough to say (and get) “hi,” but all three of us were ready to pass out.  In classic moving style, the one thing Heath forgot was the most important… his bag of toiletries… so before we could pass out, he had to make a quick run to the store.  Not too much of a problem; there’s a little locally owned (and extremely rednecky) store two minutes from our place, so we hopped in the car and took a quick drive.  Along the way I promised Heath a genuine South Georgia experience during his toothpaste purchasing expedition and the hicks in this town were nice enough to oblige.

There were two customers in the store before us, driving a (this is no exaggeration) hand painted, jungle camouflage pickup truck.  Between the two of them they had approximately eleven teeth and only slightly more IQ points.  We walked in an instant after the older of the two had completed a purchase or about $140 worth of scratch-off tickets.  The younger companion (easily fifty years old) was at the counter with a handful of taffy on a stick, suspiciously eyeing the shop-owner, who was counting out his pocket full of change to determine how many of the chewy delights his patron could afford.  As I approached the counter he reluctantly returned six of the candies and settled on the nine his finances would allow for.

I picked up a couple packs of cigarettes (because I’m disgusting, apparently) and a Mountain Dew (because I want time to get used to my diabetes before I die of lung cancer).  Heath is standing behind me at this point, sure that something is wrong with the cash register.  Clearly, I was purchasing more than $35 worth of stuff, so why did the register read “$17.98?”

Needless to say, the weather (about twenty degrees warmer than NYC) and the prices (about 50% lower than NYC) were a bit more striking than the locals.  So far he seems to be enjoying the change of pace.  New York City, after all, has its own minute, which is considerably shorter than the one the rest of us use.  But South Georgia has its own minute as well.  In fact, they’ve been working on the same one since late afternoon sometime in June of 1846.

If anybody is keeping a betting pool on how soon he’ll crack, let me know.  I want in.

Categories: Uncategorized

Episode 87 – Show Notes

October 16, 2014 3 comments

Click Here to make a per episode donation at Patreon.com

Click Here to listen to the episode.

Click Here to buy our book.

 

GUEST LINKS:

Click Here to check out Atheists on Air

Click Here to learn more about Chris Johnson’s “A Better Life”

 

DIATRIBE LINKS:

Pew Survey: http://www.pewforum.org/2014/09/22/section-1-religion-in-public-life/


Story about Carrie Underwood Song: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/05/atheists-dont-give-a-damn-about-carrie-underwoods-new-song/

 

HEADLINE LINKS:

Salman Rushdie is a badass: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/13/salman-rushdie-in-speech-assails-new-age-of-religious-mayhem

Scalia: Gov’t can favor religion over non-religion: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/02/antonin-scalia-religion-government_n_5922944.html

Atheism and cancer medicine cures cancer: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/04/young-cancer-patient-who-used-faith-based-treatment-instead-of-life-saving-chemotherapy-has-suffered-a-relapse

Cop evangelizes during a traffic stop: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/06/license-registration-have-you-accepted-jesus-as-your-personal-savior/

Hucakbee is an idiot again: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/utterly-exasperated-mike-huckabee-threatens-leave-gop-over-gay-marriage

Spain gives police medal to statue: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/10/religious-statues-in-spain-frequently-get-government-medals-a-secularist-wants-to-put-a-stop-to-that/

Catholics use catholic-magic to overpower satan magic in Oklahoma: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/03/catholic-archbishop-performed-an-exorcism-in-oklahoma-city-civic-center-following-recent-black-mass/

Ray Comfort: Bible says Stephen Hawkings is wrong: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/creationist-ray-comfort-the-bible-says-stephen-hawking-is-a-fool/

Catholic League warns Mindy Kaling about butt sex and binge drinking on TV: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/catholic-league-mindy-project-showed-potentially-lethal-anal-sex-scene

 

THIS WEEK IN MISOGYNY:

Saudi soccer fans spot woman in stadium: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/10/saudi-soccer-fans-are-angry-because-a-woman-a-woman-was-spotted-in-a-foreign-stadium/

Iranian woman arrested for watching volleyball: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/ghoncheh-ghavami-britishiranian-woman-detained-in-tehran-for-watching-mens-volleyball-match-goes-on-hunger-strike-9778160.html

Malala wins Nobel Peace Prize: http://time.com/3489223/malala-yousafzai-and-kailash-satyarthi-win-nobel-peace-prize/

Episode 86 – Show Notes

October 9, 2014 5 comments

General Links:

Click Here to make a per episode donation at Patreon.com

Click Here to listen to the episode.

Click Here to buy our book.

Guest Links:

Click Here to buy your copy of Steve Well’s Strange Flesh: The Bible and Homosexuality

Click Here to check out Steve’s blog, Dwindling in Unbelief

Click Here to check out the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible online

Headline Links:

Ben Affleck is an idiot: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/its-gross-its-racist-ben-affleck-and-bill-maher-clash-over-criticizing-islam/

‘Marriage’ still defined as ‘marriage’ instead of ‘straight marriage’ in 11 more states: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/religious-right-reacts-scotus-gay-marriage-decision-unconscionable-unconstitutional-and-un-a

More Amish Kidnapping: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/influential-religious-right-donor-indicted-his-role-lisa-miller-kidnapping-case

NC Public Schools teach 7 day creation as literal fact: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/ffrf-church-funded-bible-class-in-nc-public-schools-teaches-kids-7-day-creation-is-literal-fact/

More Godwin’s Law – This time it’s abortion: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/05/newly-elected-texas-state-senator-compares-roe-v-wade-to-holocaust

This Week in Misogyny:

GOP to women: Voting is like picking a wedding dress: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2014/10/01/3574672/say-yes-to-the-candidate/

Tea Party Leader: Women shouldn’t serve in combat because… wacky bullshit: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/tea-party-leader-women-shouldnt-serve-combat-because-men-should-be-taught-treat-them-queens

John Stossel: Women are always worried about shit like Ebola and climate change: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/john-stossel-ebola-is-being-overhyped-like-climate-change-by-especially-you-women/

Episode 85 – Show Notes

October 2, 2014 2 comments

General Links:

Click Here to make a per episode donation at Patreon.com

Click Here to listen to the episode.

Click Here to buy our book.

Guest Links:

Click Here to check out the Atheist Experience

Calendar Links:

Free-Flo in Orlando: http://free-flo.org/

Sacramento Freethought Day: http://freethoughtday.org/

Skeptics of Oz in Wichita: https://www.facebook.com/skepticsofoz

37th Annual FFRF National Convention in LA: https://ffrf.org/outreach/convention/2014-convention

Headlines Links:

Dear Africa, please stop tonguing ebola-stricken corpses: http://www.religionnews.com/2014/09/26/kissing-corpses-helping-spread-ebola-expert-says/

Muslim NFL player penalized for praying: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/husain-abdullah-penalty_n_5906690.html?utm_hp_ref=religion&ir=Religion

British Couple removed for anti-Muslim bigotry for singing a song about pigs to their kid: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/388937/we-were-thrown-bus-singing-about-pig-our-baby-couple-katherine-timpf

Josef Wesolowski Under House Arrest (Wasn’t he already?): http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/arrested-catholic-archbishops-computer-contained-over-100000-images-of-children/

LaBarbera feels like a Jew in Nazi Germany: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/anti-gay-activist-peter-labarbera-im-jew-nazi-germany

Muslims: If you’re gonna give us free shit, it better not have pork in it! http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/09/25/minnesota-muslims-demand-no-pork-freebies-declare-halal-food-a-human-right/

Minister who ran Canada’s largest Protestant church is an atheist: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/minister-who-ran-canadas-largest-protestant-church-comes-out-as-atheist/

Gun control helping ISIS: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/tony-perkins-gun-toting-texans-not-liberal-new-englanders-will-stop-terrorists

Huckabee calls for the termination of any atheists working for the government: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2014/09/huckabee-wants-to-fire-atheists-working-for-the-government/

Catholics pissed about Mother Mary Barbie: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/24/barbie-ken-mary-jesus_n_5877646.html?utm_hp_ref=religion

Greek eatery in Mississippi serves “Jewish Salad”, kicks out rabbi for questioning it: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/25/jewish-salad-rabbi_n_5883280.html?cps=gravity

This Week in Misogyny:

Israeli plane delayed 11 hours because Jews don’t want to sit next to women: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/09/26/el-al-flight-becomes-11-hour-nightmare-when-haredi-demand-to-be-shielded-from-women/

“Chained” Jewish women turn to social media for divorces (instead of just not being Jewish) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/23/orthodox-women-get_n_5863196.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

Female UEA pilot described by Fox News host as “boobs on the ground”  http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/09/fox_news_host_apologizes_for_b.html

 

Episode 84 – Show Notes

September 25, 2014 Leave a comment

GENERAL LINKS:

Click Here to make a per episode donation at Patreon.com

Click Here to listen to the episode.

Click Here to buy our book.

 

GUEST APPEARANCES:

InKredulous with the vulgarly hilarious Andy Wilson and the hilariously vulgar Rah: http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/2014/09/inkredulous-episode-029/

 

DIATRIBE:

Pew Survey shows Americans lamenting over loss of religious influence: http://www.pewforum.org/2014/09/22/public-sees-religions-influence-waning-press-release/

 

HEADLINES:

Ninja Polygamists defeated by sword wielding sex abuse witness: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/20/polygamist-women-utah-sex-assault-case

Atheists should be more positive about the negative qualities of religion: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/09/23/why-the-atheist-positivity-challenge-is-wildly-misguided

Teachers lead students in “student led” prayers: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/09/22/staff-members-in-this-oklahoma-school-district-plan-to-lead-and-pray-at-see-you-at-the-pole-events-this-week/

Values Voter Summit preview: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/beware-gay-antichrist-seven-most-appalling-moments-values-voter-summit-history

Chicago roving church bus gives free ice-cream: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/09/21/hey-kids-if-you-want-this-ice-cream-you-have-to-hear-about-jesus-first/

Ig-Nobel goes to Jesus toast researchers: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/09/19/researchers-who-studied-seeing-jesus-in-toast-awarded-for-their-work-sort-of

Sufi Holy Man arrested for murdering a dude and failing to reanimate him: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/09/19/sufi-holy-man-is-arrested-for-killing-volunteer-he-failed-to-bring-back-to-life-during-promised-miracle/

Women get separate but equal side of the road: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/09/21/religious-groups-posters-in-london-tell-women-to-walk-on-one-side-of-street-only/

Satanic Temple distributes adorable Satanic literature in FL schools: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/bible-pushing-christians-open-the-door-for-satanic-activity-books-in-florida-schools/

Guys busted for drugs in Vatican librarian’s car: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/18/vatican-car-smuggle-drugs_n_5839034.html?utm_hp_ref=religion

Gay couple must divorce to stay in church: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/09/22/gay-couple-told-by-catholic-priest-that-they-must-divorce-if-they-want-to-remain-in-the-church/

Pat Robertson doesn’t understand what ‘girl-on-girl’ means: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/pat-robertson-girl-girl-movies-make-young-people-think-theyre-gay

 

THIS WEEK IN MISOGYNY:

Thai President: Women in bikinis are unsafe… unless they’re ugly. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/17/thai-murders-backpackers-prime-minster-bikinis_n_5834756.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

Slutty women encourage sexual abuse: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/gina-miller-slutty-women-encourage-sexual-assault

OK cop: Best way to not get raped by cops is to follow the law: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/ok-trooper-tells-local-news-best-way-not-to-get-raped-by-cops-is-to-follow-the-law/

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 310 other followers