Joe talks religion and foreign policy in the Middle East with Travis J. Meyer. Kate discusses political atheism, and I bitch about how crappy Pamela is. Enjoy!
Joe and CS discuss a blogger’s arrest in Singapore for insulting religious feelings, Facebook stupidity, CS learning about Poe’s, and Kate doing a segment from the Bible. We have a bump from the Original Motto Project @ originalmotto.us and some growing pains with Joe learning how to edit. Enjoy!
We screeched out another episode this week despite life’s best efforts to keep us off the air waves. A new voice makes an introduction by the name of C.S. Screwus; a young millennial that is finding his feet in the adult world, and somehow got suckered on to our worldly show. Sharon hosts a special family episode of WWAD (What Would an Atheist Do?). Kate closes out the show with a closer look at a very popular story in the Bible during ancient times. So popular it is repeated not once, not twice, but three goddamn times in the good book!
Sorry for the long delay, but we are back! Joe interviews Author Dan Arel about his new book,The Secular Activist: A How-to Manual for Protecting the Wall between the Separation of Church and State. The interview was about 49 minutes long initially, but technical issues reared their ugly heads and cut it down immensely. It’s a damned shame. Kate enlightens us with another fucked up Bible story and Joe opines about secular activism. Enjoy!
Kentucky keeps making all the wrong headlines this week when federal court judge David Bunning dismisses all three lawsuits pending against Rowan County Jaysus groupie Kim Davis. Apparently, it is now legal to force your employer to craft legislation in order to accommodate your belief in gods. This undercuts the protections offered to employers under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and opens up a new avenue for segragtion to become legally supported.
With that depressing bit of Kentucky stupidity out of the way, we have a fun round of WWAD. Six ethical scenarios where the options become more and more unpalatable, and there isn’t a right answer. The crew invites you to play along and see just how far apart your ethics are from everyone else in the world.
We wrap up with the exciting announcement that NASA is cleaning out their closets and letting the publuc have access to thousands of files from publicly funded projects! This has Kate and Sharon geeking out so much, that these two women start dreaming of ways to never have to wash a dish again!