DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE – Polarization NEWS Noah the Gladiator fights a T-Rex wearing a party hat http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/new-creationist-book-features-gladiator-match-between-noah-and-a-tyrannosaurus-rex/ Side bit: Ken Ham vigorously denies the Ark is sinking – not literally – monetarily. http://religionnews.com/2017/06/19/ken-ham-disputes-reports-the-ark-encounter-is-sinking/ Woman arrested for knife attack at anti-sharia protest http://q13fox.com/2017/06/13/seattle-police-seek-id-of-suspect-in-mans-stabbing-after-anti-sharia-rally-in-seattle/ Juvenile arrested in Portland Pride Parade pepper spray attack http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/06/police_arrest_juvenile_after_p.html 17 year old Muslim girl murdered in DC suburb https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fairfax-loudoun-police-searching-for-missing-17-year-old-reported-to-have-been-assaulted/2017/06/18/02e379ac-5466-11e7-a204-ad706461fa4f_story.html London Mosque Van Attack http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/suspect-arrested-after-colliding-pedestrians-london-n773906 Hindu extremist calls for execution for eating beef http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/15/extremist-hindu-calls-for-public-executions-of-people-who-eat-beef/ Mother arrested for trying to beat demons out of her 11yo daughter… http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-mother-exorcism-california-beach-20170619-story.html Black Baptist Pastor Surprised Baptist Convention wasn’t really willing to deny the ‘Alt Right’ http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/14/politics/southern-baptist-convention-alt-right/index.html FEEDBACK Rob via Patreon Anonymous via email This episode is brought to you by: Dark Matter Sponsor – >US$35.00 * Travis Megee Nuclear Sponsor – US$20.00 – US$35.00 per month * Russ from the Kitsap Atheists & Agnostics * Darryl Goossen Platinum Sponsor – US$8.00 – US$19.00 per month * Michael Gold Sponsor – US$4.00 – US$7.00 per month * Rachel * Mark * Nate * Willow * Alice * Alfred * Henry * Alex * Jaded Zappa * LaTonya * Mike * Renee Davis-Pelt * The Flying Skeptic * Grant * Alan Bronze Sponsor […]
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DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE – Ministry or Business NEWS UPDATE – San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor lost reelection http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/11/san-antonio-mayor-who-blamed-generational-poverty-on-atheism-loses-runoff-election/ UPDATE – Texas passed bill requiring cremation or burial of abortion remains http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/10/texas-will-now-require-women-to-bury-or-cremate-abortion-remains/ Falwell is being appointed to a White House task force http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Task-Force-With-Falwell-Is/240315/ Norway is considering banning full face veils in nurseries and schoolshttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40251760 The IDF has an incoming new chief rabbi who thinks soldiers should be free to rape gentile women during war timehttp://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4827240,00.html Superstitious killers are hunting down bald men in Mozambique because they believe their heads are full of gold http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/06/09/532264284/bald-men-are-being-hunted-down-in-mozambique Jim Bakker thinks Pat Robertson can pray away hurricanes http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/jim-bakker-pat-robertson-has-the-power-to-pray-hurricanes-away/ The 9th Circuit has decided Trump’s second travel ban is a no go and they even cited his tweets in the ruling http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/9th-circuit-court-strikes-down-trumps-renewed-travel-ban/ Humanist celebrants can now officiate weddings in Northern Ireland http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/09/humanists-win-lawsuit-to-have-their-marriage-recognized-by-law-in-n-ireland/ Canada is repealing its blasphemy law http://globalnews.ca/news/3512946/commentary-at-long-last-canadas-blasphemy-law-is-dead/ A Filipino Muslim saved 64 Christians from being executed by Islamic rebels http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/philippines-muslim-saves-64-christians-islamic-militants-marawi-rodrigo-duterte-abu-sayyaf-a7777351.html FEEDBACK Randy via Facebook Johnathan Arriola via Voicemail This episode is brought to you by: Dark Matter Sponsor – >US$35.00 * Travis Megee Nuclear Sponsor – US$20.00 – US$35.00 per month * Russ from the Kitsap Atheists & Agnostics * Darryl Goossen Platinum […]
Manchester Arena Bombinghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Manchester_Arena_bombing London Attackhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_2017_London_attack Notre Dame Attack http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/06/parisians-told-avoid-notre-dame-amid-reports-explosion/ Theresa May calls for internet regulation http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-internet-regulated-london-bridge-terror-attack-google-facebook-whatsapp-borough-security-a7771896.html Melbourn siege is being treated as a “Terrorist Incident”http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/40168085 Congressman declares holy war against Islamic terrorism https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/06/05/kill-them-kill-them-all-gop-congressman-calls-for-holy-war-against-radical-islam/ Trump administration has asked SCOTUS to lift the stay on travel ban https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/trump-turns-to-supreme-court-to-move-forward-on-travel-ban/2017/06/01/f2be9456-46d9-11e7-bcde-624ad94170ab_story.html Trump announced a US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/01/white-house-tells-supporters-it-will-exit-paris-deal-239029?cmpid=sf But he can’t… http://secondnexus.com/politics-and-economics/trump-cant-just-pull-out-paris-accord/ Businesses and local governments will still honor it http://www.cbsnews.com/news/paris-climate-agreement-tech-giants-apple-amazon-google-cities-states/http://wearestillin.com/ Trump plans to lift birth control mandate https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/31/15716778/trump-birth-control-regulation Trump siphoned son’s charity money that should have went to kids with cancer https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/06/how-donald-trump-shifted-kids-cancer-charity-money-into-his-business/#230ca98b6b4a Mike Pence doesn’t get why liberals care about climate change http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/mike-pence-for-some-reason-liberals-care-about-climate-change/ Denmark lifts blasphemy law http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/06/denmark-abolishes-blasphemy-freer-discussion-religion/ Trinity Broadcasting forced to pay $2M to founder’s granddaughter for sexual assault http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/jury-awards-televangelists-granddaughter-2-million-in-trinity-broadcasting-molestation-scandal/ Kentucky Governor want’s prayer warriors patrolling the streets http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/crime/2017/06/01/gov-matt-bevin-meet-religious-leaders-family-members-murder-victims-thursday/360136001/ North Carolina woman led 30 fellow church members in beating the gay demons out of a member http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/north-carolina-woman-admits-leading-30-parishioners-in-beating-of-gay-church-member-to-expel-his-demons/ FEEDBACK @jccford via Twitter Shane via email Eugene via email Sean via email Charles via email NEW PATRON Revan This episode is brought to you by: Dark Matter Sponsor – >US$35.00 * Travis Megee Nuclear Sponsor – US$20.00 – US$35.00 per month * Russ from the Kitsap Atheists & Agnostics * Darryl […]
Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84sWqeOfb9o NEWS A juror has been dismissed because a “higher power” told him the defendant was not guilty http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/17/juror-dismissed-from-corruption-trial-after-saying-god-told-him-suspect-is-not-guilty/ A Missouri school superintendent basically gave a sermon for his public high school graduation address http://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/a-mo-superintendent-decided-to-preach-during-graduation-and-students-are Florida has an annual faith symposium sponsored by several state government departments https://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/item/29498-ffrf-aclu-urge-cancellation-of-official-fla-religious-event Montreal is now taxing churches…sometimes http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/no-more-religious-exemptions-montreal-is-taxing-churches-1.3415164 The Patriarch and other leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church are blessing the government’s computers with holy water to protect against Wannacry https://heatst.com/tech/russias-secret-weapon-against-ransomware-virus-holy-water/ There are 40 gay men who have escaped Chechnya to other parts of Russia and have been denied visas by the US and EU countries https://www.buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/us-denies-visas-to-gay-russians-fleeing-kidnapping-and Austria has banned face coverings http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/18/528948967/austria-becomes-latest-country-in-europe-to-ban-full-face-veil The arctic seed vault was flooded by melting permafrost. Fortunately the seeds are safe. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/19/arctic-stronghold-of-worlds-seeds-flooded-after-permafrost-melts This episode is brought to you by: Dark Matter Sponsor – >US$35.00 * Travis Megee Nuclear Sponsor – US$20.00 – US$35.00 per month * Russ from the Kitsap Atheists & Agnostics * Darryl Goossen Platinum Sponsor – US$8.00 – US$19.00 per month * Michael Gold Sponsor – US$4.00 – US$7.00 per month * Rachel * Mark * Nate * Willow * Alice * Alfred * Henry * Alex * Jaded Zappa * LaTonya * […]
Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84sWqeOfb9o Episode 1 was released May 23, 2012 Dustin was on this week’s Scenic City Skeptics https://www.spreaker.com/user/chattanoogaskeptic/scs021-you-can-call-me-faithless-live-wi * Randy via email * Jonathan via voicemail NEWS For the first time more Americans believe that the Bible is a book of fables than that it is the literal word of God http://www.gallup.com/poll/210704/record-few-americans-believe-bible-literal-word-god.aspx Trump will be speaking to Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia about Islamhttp://time.com/4781153/donald-trump-islam-speech-saudi-arabia/ Trump used his US Coast Guard Academy address to whine about how the media is treating him http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/he-is-our-disgrace-internet-disgusted-after-trump-whines-about-media-treatment-in-coast-guard-speech/ A special counsel has been appointed to investigate Russian interference with the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/17/politics/special-counsel-robert-mueller/index.html Trump’s first education budget will remove $10 billion from public education and increase spending on vouchers and charter schools https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/trumps-first-full-education-budget-deep-cuts-to-public-school-programs-in-pursuit-of-school-choice/2017/05/17/2a25a2cc-3a41-11e7-8854-21f359183e8c_story.html This episode is brought to you by: Dark Matter Sponsor – >US$35.00 * Travis Megee Nuclear Sponsor – US$20.00 – US$35.00 per month * Russ from the Kitsap Atheists & Agnostics * Darryl Goossen Platinum Sponsor – US$8.00 – US$19.00 per month * Michael Gold Sponsor – US$4.00 – US$7.00 per month * Rachel * Mark * Nate * Willow * Alice * Alfred * Henry * Alex * Jaded Zappa * LaTonya * Mike * […]