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April 2017

Arizona and the Atheist Invocations

Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religious and politics.

They included:

– Why did Arizona Republicans oppose an atheist invocation delivered by State Rep. Athena Salman (above)?

– Is it ethical to tell a dying man that Donald Trump was impeached?

– Would you vote for a Democrat who once ran a psychic network?

– When your child narrowly averts tragedy, is it reasonable for religious parents to thank God?

– Is Christianity a religion or something else?

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The Church Police Force (and Other Stories)

Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religious and politics.

They included:

– Should you protest a Chick-fil-A on campus?

– What effect will Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch have on a major church/state separation case?

– Should a church be allowed to have a police force?

– Why isn’t the media talking about how the San Bernardino shooter was an outspoken Christian?

– What do you have to believe in to be a True Christian?

– Why do we still have blue laws?

– Do atheists need to have more babies?

– Is the Bible Bee like the Spelling Bee?

– How will Republicans sneak the Johnson Amendment repeal through?

– Can reality TV shows like Survivor and The Bachelor offer a benefit to society?

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Susan Gerbic, Wikipediatrician and Activist Booster

Susan Gerbic is a photographer and skeptical activist from California. She contributes to the Skepticality podcast and Skeptical Inquirer magazine. In addition to co-founding the Monterey County Skeptics, she leads a group called Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia.

We’ve spoken before about her group, but we spoke this time about how to spread our ideas beyond our bubble, how to support other atheist activists, and why updating Wikipedia is so vital.

Mike Pence Eats Alone (and Other Stories)

Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religious and politics.

They included:

– Why does Vice President Mike Pence have to eat alone?

– Why can’t ultra-Orthodox Jews handle looking at a picture of Smurfette?

– Who fears death more: Atheists or the devoutly religious?

– Why did a Texas Republican use the Bible to justify taking food stamps away from poor people?

– Was it fair to criticize an elderly woman who thanked God for the wrong reasons?

– What did we make of the Netflix movie The Most Hated Woman In America?

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