Becky’s still on summer vacation, but half the country’s kids are back to school. What’s this mean in states that try to obliterate or obfuscate evolution from the curriculum?? And what the heck happened to our country while Becky was away for a week? Maybe it’s the eclipse… News Religious significance of the eclipse Trump says really bad stuff about racist, racist terrorists, and monuments to racism White House arts and humanities commission subversively resigns en masse Prominent Republicans shamed by White House for condemning racism and white supremacy Booted Bannon heads back to Breitbart Trump tweets “heel.” Twice. UK town councilor wants the city to quit selling buildings to religious orgs Malaysian minister wants atheists to be hunted down and re-educated for going against human rights Links Going Ape Educator and science activist Brandon Haught Florida Citizens for Science (the good guys) Florida Citizens’ Alliance (the bad guys) About the “Ask An Atheist” Podcast
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.
This week, Josh and Wes join Sam to talk about things that are not okay in various types: The violence in Charlottesville, a war-mongering president, and Sam himself. News Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Violence is terrible Trump gets Professional Wrestling at North Korea, Invites Doom on Guam: One, Two, Three Brownback fingered for Religious Freedom Ambassador Links Radio Tacoma That Hitchens vs. Racist Video Sam was Talking About Feedback Nonsense. If there is God, then where did life started? There would be no creation if there hasn’t been a creator. Okay, if you are saying that everything has it’s scientific explanation, then tell me, where did science came from? You might say it’s the knowledge and the intellect of a human that explains every natural phenomenon, then where did the intellect of the human came from? Can science explain why among all 8 planets, we are only given one planet to call our home and live life? We can live in some other planet but only the earth was given a human the privilege to live in it with enough oxygen, water, enough sunlight, enough food and water that other planets don’t contain.Katie from The Internet [In a previous episode] […]
Becky examines how atheists approach the death of animal companions with the help of Nathan and Kristi, but first we chuckle at offensive art and license plates. News Colorado Bans “GOD” From License Plates Catholics demand removal of Guadalupe sculpture Mechanoid spider summits Ottawa cathedral; Catholics outraged, while Archbishop’s in on the game Mayor threatens In-God-We-Trust critic with arrest for email contact Pet Loss Resources Ask A Mortician YouTube channel Orville the Kitty Copter Drone Emerson Theological Institute Pet Chaplain Credential Summit Veterinary Referral Center social work support services Grief Beyond Belief secular resources Feedback [I buried my] deceased pet rats under bulbs. The daffodils were amazing the next year. –Sharon from Tacoma It really depends on the kind of bond I had with the animal. Some pets I’ve been really attached to and some I haven’t. I’ll be heartbroken when my [current pet] goes, but unless the others go suddenly, I’ll be sad but not devastated like I’ll be with her. That’s not my atheism, though. I don’t think there’s that much of a difference between atheists and theists where this is concerned. The difference is in what they want to hear – I.e. “She’s in heaven now” vs. “I […]
Becky, Bridget, and Wes do math for Creationists and some Republicans. We also highlight some of Trump’s atrocious comments to the Boy Scouts of America, ponder pudding, and celebrate health boards who do the right thing to protect women’s health. News Was there life on Mars 1000 years ago? Hint: No. Trump underestimates healthcare premiums Creepy reality show star blathers to thousands of teen boys about sex yachts and New York hotties Trump supporters angered by pudding King County, WA requires disclaimers on faith-based crisis pregnancy centers Ark Park squanders tax incentives by selling itself to itself Saudi authorities question woman daring to wear miniskirt and crop top in public Mayor threatens In-God-We-Trust critic with arrest for email contact About the “Ask An Atheist” Podcast
This week Miles Greb joins the gang to talk about “After the Gold Rush,” his sci-fi comic book series. We also talk about science fiction, optimism, suicidal Daleks, and a little bit about how Sam works. We only did one news story regarding a drowning security robot in Washington D.C. Feedback I am confused [by] “if the earth was closer or further from the sun” that is evidence of god’s existence, or [that maybe] it [leaves the] possibility for god’s existence.Sam from Facebook Hi everyone, hoping you are all doing decent. [I’m a] big fan, have listened for over 6 years now. Growing up in a Christian state I have came arcoss a saying several times and could never find a way around it. What gets me is when people would say “If I am wrong then nothing happens but if I am right then i still go to heaven, but if you are right then you are [correct] but if you are wrong then you go to hell; I would rather be right and go [somewhere] nice than wrong and go somewhere very bad.” [What’s a polite way to talk to these believers?] Again big listener love the show!!!!! […]