Sam and Tom welcome newcomer Justin to the show to give some post-election perspective, celebrate secular moves in Greece and Scotland, and debunk some myths about kitties and Halloween. News Record number of openly secular candidates voted into office Alabama voters approve 10 Commandments constitutional amendment Trump‘s AG replacement wants biblical judges Scotland mandates LGBTI inclusion across curriculum Greece to replace state-paid priests with secular public servants Feedback Hey, I’ve heard for years now that animal shelters won’t adopt out black cats around Halloween ‘cuz of the fear they’d be sacrificed in pagan rituals. Is there any truth to this, or is it just like the satanic panic of the 80s? -Bradford from Utah 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.
Sam, Becky, and Luke broadcast LIVE, just after returning from a Patriot Prayer rally in downtown Tacoma. They delve into WA State legislator Matt Shea’s “Biblical War” manifesto, and his scary brand of evangelism and separatist “liberty.” Irish blasphemy, Pence, and Messianic Jews get mentioned too. Announcements Vote, damn it! Ballot boxes and county elections offices close at 8pm on Tuesday in WA. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Nov 6. Tune in to KTAH-LP 101.9 FM or KTQA-LP 95.3 FM in Tacoma for live election coverage from members of both radio stations! Also live streaming online. News Matt Shea releases biblical war manifesto, is a dangerous nut Pence invites defrocked messianic rabbi for post-Pittsburgh memorial prayer Irish voters boot blasphemy prohibition from constitution Email Anhedonia. I’m not feeling much of anything. How does depression affect you? -Jonathan from Utah Rally Pictures Here are pictures from the rally from this afternoon. A Patriot Prayer rallier reaches toward a counter-protestor. Four counter protestors stand atop the Tollefson Plaza steps. Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club members chat. John Brown Gun Club members displaying their call to action Did you know that the tattoo shop at 1100 block of E 72nd St […]
Josh and Tom help Sam make sense of the Khashoggi killing, while he yells his strong feelings about the pipe bomber and synagogue shooter. Announcement October 29 is the deadline to register to vote in person in Washington State; November 6th is election day. Register and vote! News US Embassy in Oz accidentally sends cookie monster cat meeting invite; Kiwis LOL Pipe Bomb mailer arrested in Florida Vatican endorses Pokemon Go clone phone app game Saudi Arabia tries to obfuscate and abdicate responsibility over Khashoggi death Anti-immigrant, anti-semite kills 11, wounds 6, in Pittburgh synagogue shooting Muslim crowdfunding campaign raises $50k+ for synagogue shooting victims About the “Ask An Atheist” Podcast
Becky, Becca, and Dan explain how “natural instincts” are often quite wrong. We dissect some of the devil’s major victories (acronyms) and explore our preference for religious pluralism over religious or atheist supremacy. We welcome guest Luciano Gonzalez of the Latinx Humanist Alliance! Announcement Check your voter registration! News Freethought Foundation Funds Research Project LDS leaders caution against science, secularism, social media, acronyms Pope blames church scandals on devil Catholic pharmacist denies drug to miscarrying patient China goes anti-Halal, detains 1m Muslims in “reeducation” camps Trump claims “natural instinct for science” to deny climate change severity Feedback Trump’s a demagogue, a figurehead, an outlet for all the crazy in this country. Taken him away and they’ll find another, and then another. Stop fighting the symptoms (Trump) and fight the disease (his supporters).Matthew from Colordo About the “Ask An Atheist” Podcast
Sam returns for a whole episode with Dave and Josh as we fight the forces of anti-semantics! We discuss Chelsea’s new policies for racists, the (new) lack of a death penalty in Washington state, and woo among the Atheists. We also talk about the Sounders, Sam’s intrusive interactions with Star Trek, and the Society for Creative Anachronism. News Washington Bans the Death Penalty Chelsea Offers to Send Racist Fans to Auschwitz Some Atheists Believe in Woo Email Hey, I’ve heard for years now that animal shelters won’t adopt out black cats around Halloween ‘cuz of the fear they’d be sacrificed in pagan rituals. Is there any truth to this, or is it just like the satanic panic of the 80s?Bradford from Utah Here’s the Vice article Dave references in the response. About the “Ask An Atheist” Podcast