Joe talks religion and foreign policy in the Middle East with Travis J. Meyer. Kate discusses political atheism, and I bitch about how crappy Pamela is. Enjoy!
Joe and CS discuss a blogger’s arrest in Singapore for insulting religious feelings, Facebook stupidity, CS learning about Poe’s, and Kate doing a segment from the Bible. We have a bump from the Original Motto Project @ originalmotto.us and some growing pains with Joe learning how to edit. Enjoy!
We screeched out another episode this week despite life’s best efforts to keep us off the air waves. A new voice makes an introduction by the name of C.S. Screwus; a young millennial that is finding his feet in the adult world, and somehow got suckered on to our worldly show. Sharon hosts a special family episode of WWAD (What Would an Atheist Do?). Kate closes out the show with a closer look at a very popular story in the Bible during ancient times. So popular it is repeated not once, not twice, but three goddamn times in the good book!
Sorry for the long delay, but we are back! Joe interviews Author Dan Arel about his new book,The Secular Activist: A How-to Manual for Protecting the Wall between the Separation of Church and State. The interview was about 49 minutes long initially, but technical issues reared their ugly heads and cut it down immensely. It’s a damned shame. Kate enlightens us with another fucked up Bible story and Joe opines about secular activism. Enjoy!
Kentucky keeps making all the wrong headlines this week when federal court judge David Bunning dismisses all three lawsuits pending against Rowan County Jaysus groupie Kim Davis. Apparently, it is now legal to force your employer to craft legislation in order to accommodate your belief in gods. This undercuts the protections offered to employers under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and opens up a new avenue for segragtion to become legally supported.
With that depressing bit of Kentucky stupidity out of the way, we have a fun round of WWAD. Six ethical scenarios where the options become more and more unpalatable, and there isn’t a right answer. The crew invites you to play along and see just how far apart your ethics are from everyone else in the world.
We wrap up with the exciting announcement that NASA is cleaning out their closets and letting the publuc have access to thousands of files from publicly funded projects! This has Kate and Sharon geeking out so much, that these two women start dreaming of ways to never have to wash a dish again!
UTBB episode 70 wraps up our interview with Dion McNeil aka Phalanx Unhinged. He explains the problems SJWs actuallty perpetuate, what racism is, and that one time he was accused of having white privilege as a black man. After the interview, Kate discusses a bible story many do not read to the bitter end with her take on the infamous tale of the Levite and his concubine.
Its Episode 69, and while the number is magical, we still have important perspectives on the racism issues within the United States. Special guest Dion McNeil, aka Phalanx Unhinged on YouTube stops in to give us a decidedly opposite view of our previous New Black Panther Party guest from last month. Is it really just classism being conflated as racism? Do SJWs never seem to reach their end game? So many questions, and we don’t have enough time, so this will be a two episode interview folks.
And to help lighten the mood (at least for two of us), we find inspiration in all the wrong people and things sometimes. In this case, Dennis Rodman’s contused cock, and we ladies just need a guys perspective on this, so we put Adam Phuzen on the spot. (His face was beet red by the end of the segment!)
To hear more thorough views, and review Dion’s endless citations of sources, check out his YouTube channel Phalanx Unhinged here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeL5qXVuLBDU7g2ZmYmEBxQ
**We are aware of audio quality this week. A certain kitty cat tossed Miss Kate’s Snowball around and chewed the wire. Sadly, Kate didn’t realize this till after recording all night…and she’s lazy…**
This week we wrap up our interview with Avery Corniell as she covers where we left off: the problem with the use of Christianity within the black community. SHhe continues explaining the goals of the Mew Black Pamther Party and how she plans to be active in her community issues.
We also play WWAD. What Would Adam do is an exciting new segment where we ask not just what would our cohost Adam do, but ask what on earth he did to begin with.
Then we digest some of the take away from our discussion with Avery and her support of the Black Panther Party, a group that many consider an extreme activist group that is controversial, and many institutions consider as hate.
Episode 67 bears a lot of weight this week. With the passing of Samantha Lee Bannister, daughter of Jeremiah and Angela Bannister of Paleo Radio, we take a moment to reflect on Sami’s journey.
We also discuss the impact of #thoughtsandprayers. Is there a time it is useful? Should it be silenced and avoided at all costs? What other purpose does #thoughtsandprayers serve besides easing the mind of the one performing it?
Then we have an insightful interview with a member of the re awakening Black Panther Movement. Avery Corniell joins us to share a militant look at the issues at hand with police violence against blacks, the systemic failure of the justice system, and what needs to be done.
Like the ending speech by Charlie Chaplan? Check it out here in video.
It’s a touchy week of news that started off with an ark display that refused to be touched by reality, or fair hiring practices, in Kentucky. All is fun and games at the planned Tri-State Freethinker Genocide & Incest Park Protest on 7/7. Dan Arel joins Joe for a review of the protest and the shenanigans that transpired thanks to the beleaguered efforts of Hovind to bring God, and free #chickengate sandwiches, to the godless.
But as the world often does, a darker more serious shadow of humanity clouded the news as more men were shot by police in circumstances that again made our cast members question not just the methods of law enforcement, but our own understanding of racism and bias. Black Lives versus All Lives. And why is it always a versus and not together? Everyone is bursting with realization, but is there enough time in the day to get it all off their chests?
Check out Dan Arel’s blog here: Danthropology