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Lucien Greaves, Spokesperson for The Satanic Temple

Lucien Greaves is the spokesperson for The Satanic Temple. You know his organization because they’ve been very active recently regarding church/state separation issues. In Oklahoma, where there was a Ten Commandments monument near the Capitol building, Greaves’ group requested putting up a statue of Baphomet… leading to all sorts of chaos. They’ve also tried to put up a Satanic display in the Florida Capitol building. And, my favorite, after a Florida school district allowed an outside group to do a Bible giveaway for students, they requested to distribute a Satanic coloring book… which may lead to an end to outside book distributions for good in that district.

We spoke with Lucien about how he doesn’t actually believe in Satan, what his group’s relationship is like with other Satanic groups, and why they conducted a Pink Mass over the grave of Fred Phelps’ mother.

Phil Zuckerman, Author of Living The Secular Life

Phil Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies — yes, secular studies — at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, where he lives with his wife and three children. He is the author of several books about atheism, including Society Without God and Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion. His latest book is called Living the Secular Life.

We spoke with Phil about whether the rise of the “Unaffiliated” has hit its peak, why more atheists have come out of the closet over the past decade, and why that demographic shift is good for America.

“Patrick,” an Atheist College Football Player

Our guest is a college football player from one of the top Division 1 programs in the country. He’s not just a guy on the bench; he himself is one of the top players in the country for his position.

At his request, we’re maintaining his anonymity because he deserves to be recognized for his talent and not his atheism, and we don’t want to ruin that for him. Rest assured, though, we know his real name. We’ve verified that he is who he says he is. We wanted to talk to him about faith, football, and his future.

For the sake of this interview, we’re going to call him “Patrick.”

We spoke with Patrick about how he became an atheist, what it’s like being an atheist on a mostly religious team, and what those of us on the outside don’t know about college football.

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