* Atheism statistics – atheism is going up, esp. among teens (double the increase of adults), Christianity waningrn* Christians are the biggest hypocrites/jerksrn* Ignoring/forgetting the history of arguments about religion, esp. refutationsrn* Pope story – when is Pope Francis going to take a strong stance against sexual abuse of minors within church and the perpetratorsrn* Believer arguments that atheists are atheists because they “hate god”rn* Motherfuckers running the religion are the guys making money off of it!rn* SIAS:rn – Christianity Today: “Teens are twice as likely to identify as atheists OR LGBT!”rn – Christian Post: “More fun and less biblical study in church is making “frail Christians” who cannot “lead atheists to Jesus”rn – Research project: “The most successful youth outreach programs are the ones that focus on intercessory prayer”rn* If someone wins the James Randi challenge and other evidence of paranormal powers, should we treat that person as a god? Does that person “deserve” worship?rn* Tesla Roadster in space!
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Movies: “Downsizing”, “Coco”, & “Jumanji” * Hemant Mehta on a 10 Commandments statue at a Texas mall.* Daniel Staats, spokesman for Georgia Secretary of State accused of sexual assault and practicing counseling without a license * Star Trek transporter, what is the “self”? * You should play the game “Soma” SHIT Internet Apologists Say! * Bangalore Mirror (Indian newspaper): “There are no false gods in Hinduism” * Ganesh statue brought into a Christian church and pastor forced to resign * Monotheist v monotheist v polytheism conflicts * Satanist provocateurs (esp. of Christians) * Nehruvian secularism (the idea of India above all religions) * “Things beginning to exist. Is that a thing that things actually do?”
* Cow vigilantes in India, Hindus murdering Muslims for eating cow meat * War on Christmas? Shut up and do what you want. * Okay for Atheists to participate in religious pageants/plays? * Spotlight (movie). Cardinal Bernard Law died this week. * Flat-Earthers: Show us your map! * Banned words at the CDC? Actually just a suggested list of words to avoid when communicating with republicans on climate change * “[Jeff’s] arguments are dumb!” * Uploading consciousness to a computer. The perils and philosophical implications of the Star Trek transporter * Shit Internet Apologist Say – (Roy Moore apologist) Something about liberal Christians? – Rationalizations by religious people to support immoral political candidates(according to the morality of their own religion). – “What-ifs” are not proof * Revisit “praying to win” as cheating.
Listener mail: Does hating faith healers make me a bad person? Roy Moore: Project Veritas (James O’Keefe) failed attempt to dupe Washington Post with fake Roy Moore accusation, Church sign “They falsely accused Jesus! Vote Roy Moore”. Listener mail: Fine tuning argument, Sexual harassment: Al Franken, Louis CK, Mozart, Abusive & “Ablist” terminology: Changes to ACA rules of conduct in online fan forums, Patton Oswalt, YouTube comments Ravi Zacharias (christian apologist radio host): Sexting allegations Republican tax bill: religious clauses -“unborn child can be claimed on taxes”(?) clause, churches in politics Listener mail: Surviving child abuse(?), Chance(Hugh Laurie) Punching Nazis: pros & cons, Vietnam War, disco! Being a moderate atheist does not make you a bad person? Is praying for your team to win a form of cheating? Gambling? War? Stock market?
More Roy Moore, Australian vote on Marriage Equality, back to Roy Moore, Cow Vigilantes, double-back to more Moore arguments, flat earth convention in North Carolina, does gawd change the past in reaction to prayers?, detour back to Marriage Equality in Australia – democracy or mob rule?, trans humanism, the transporter conundrum, flat earther web site FAQ nuclear face palmage, Denis question about fear- Do Christians fear gawd? Do they fear jebus? Why?, readers respond to massless ghosts, playing hide the bible.