Becky, Wes, and Bridget talk sports, the Catholic Church, Kim Davis, and Betsy DeVos. Meredith joins Becky and Bridget to discuss sexuality, gender and scouting! News Becky went to a DeVos protest last week! Six secular organizations warn Louisiana schools about unconstitutional anthem expectations. Christian athlete blames God for bad plays. Happy National Coming Out Day! Girl denied first communion with peers for wearing a white suit. Kim Davis visits Romania to fight marriage equality. Scouts, Etc. Boy Scouts will now allow girls to join, but still won’t allow atheists. BSA Timeline 1910: BSA incorporated, President Taft is first honorary president, Teddy Roosevelt first honorary vice-president. 1911: 1st BSA Handbook for Boys, published. Includes: “no boy can grow into the best kind of citizenship without recognizing his obligation to God.” 1913: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints adopts Scouting as the activity arm of its Mutual Improvement Association for young men, becoming the first religious group to sponsor Scouting as part of its ministry. 1930: Cub Scouts allowed 1936: Den Mothers can register 1940: Irving Berlin establishes the God Bless America Foundation, donating all royalties from his most famous song to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. 1950: […]
Ask An Atheist is a weekly radio show dedicated to atheism, skepticism, Secular Humanism, and issues of separation of church and state. AaA was conceived in 2010 by community members Mike Gillis, Casey Doran, Sam Mulvey, and Jeremy Whitman. Each brought different talents to the project, which quickly attracted volunteers from across three counties.
Robert Ray of Secular Yakking podcast and The Original Motto Project joins Becky and Meredith to talk about the U.N, Satanists, the separation of church and state, and the history of In God We Trust. Sam has a discussion with Robert about being how activists deal with negative feedback. News High School graduate sues for being told to “shut up” about her atheist views. FL judge rules Brevard County must allow atheists to give invocations. Tunisians arrested for assaulting a feminist school teacher. Too much Jesus in Topeka correctional facilities. Satanist loses case against “In God We Trust” on money. “IGWT” celebrates 60 years of being on US paper currency. Nikki Haley votes “no” on U.N. resolution condemning the death penalty for specific forms of conduct such as adultery and homosexuality. US clarifies it actually IS against murdering LGBT people. Religious freedom is kinda a big deal for the U.N. Feedback Do you ever wonder if the term atheist is too broad a group to ask a meaningful question to? Atheists in my experience tend to be extremely diverse in what they believe, support, and/or know. This makes asking questions of atheists a difficult proposition as the resulting answer will […]
Becky and Josh reflect on Senate candidate Roy Moore’s horrible, Christian court rulings. Dan comes back “For Science” (!) to educate us on synathropes, and later on how Schrodinger’s cat is poorly applied to the god-concept. There are some Best Words from Trump. News SCOTUS and Constitution-defying Senate candidate Roy Moore wins Alabama primary; Trump deletes tweeted support of losing opponent Luther Strange Trump slams San Juan, Puerto Rico mayor who pleads for assistance and hits back North Korea interprets Trump tweet as war declaration Ravens fans boo anyone dropping to their knees, even if to pray for unity and equality Thousands of Israelis treated for dehydration, recreational sport injuries during Jewish Day of Atonement It’s Banned & Challenged Books Week Feedback Asking whether god exists or not is analogous to asking the condition of Schrodinger’s cat. We cannot say that the cat is dead or alive until we observe it. In fact, we cannot claim the cat even exists at all until we open the box. Wouldn’t god be in a similar superposition until we have definitive evidence that proves one case or the other? Wouldn’t this view be more scientifically sound? Mikey from Connecticutt About the […]
Becky, Jeremy, and Meredith discuss Trump’s response to NFL protests, his lack of geography knowledge, the apocalypse that didn’t happen, and weird goop. Take a Knee Trump tweets to fire NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem, players do it anyway. Former NFL player and astronaut Leland Melvin’s response to Trump. Miami Dolphins owner response. Seahawks coach response. Seahawks owner response. MLB Oakland A’s rookie catcher kneels during national anthem before game, team supports his actions. Jacksonville Jaguars owner response. News Trump makes up a new country in Africa. Elton John probably doesn’t appreciate Trump calling Kim Jong Un Rocket Man and Kim teaches us a new word. Tacoma Elementary defaces with anti-Trump, anti-nazi, pro-punk graffiti. No more After School Satan club for Tacoma The world doesn’t end this week, but California gets apocalyptic message on TV anyway. Gwyneth Paltrow sells weird Goop in person, now. Orthodox Jewish sect wants abusers to be held accountable by secular authorities. NASA honors black female mathematician with facility naming. About the “Ask An Atheist” Podcast
Becky, Wes, & Meredith consider the unlikely end of the world, supernatural realms, Bigfoot, and Juggalos. Becky rages at the Christian anti-school machine. News Trump dismisses climate change with epic hurricane comments Trump retweets doctored GIF of his golf ball hitting HRC Conservative dingbats with Bannon/DeVos/Conway ties, advocate at highest level dismantling public schools to serve god Faygo brings Juggalos and Nazis together One-Fifth of Americans doubt atheist rights Entrepreneuring North Carolina mom markets Bigfoot-attraction spray Pro wrestler hates on atheist critic over hurricane prayers Feedback What would it take for you guys to believe in a transcendent, metaphysical and/or supernatural realm? What line must be crossed before you can honestly say you believe that miracles, magic, supernatural or psychic abilities are real and genuinely exist? If someone was say having a dream every night about the future day ( a premonition ) and could accurately tell what would happen in the daily news for instance, every day, would this make you guys believe that the supernatural world exists? What if you were to witness accurate clairvoyant abilities where someone could guess what number you were thinking of every time you test them? Avalon from Australia About the “Ask […]