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Episode 31 – December 18, 2010

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

We present the second part of our discussion on the 2010 holiday season.
Including what should a secular community consist of, and what parts of religious communities should carry over.

Keith, Rob, Buggs, & Chris

Links mentioned:
An Open Letter To Christians: Merry Christmas From An Atheist from Atheist Oasis
There’s a good reason for this season by Bill O’Reilly

Episode 30 – November 28, 2010

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

We cover whether the United States is really a Christian country, mostly from the position of where the 10 Commandments factor into our law.  We also discuss the “War on Christmas” and the Pope’s somewhat-new stance on condoms.

Buggs, Rob, and Chris

Episode 29 – November 7, 2010

Monday, November 8th, 2010

We discuss:
What’s next for the secular movement?  What kind expectations should we have? What kind of policies should we enact?  Do we need a leader, or someone worth emulating to help us live good lives, and attract others to the cause?  We spend some time discussing the past & future of the secular movement.

Rob, Buggs, Keith, and Chris

Episode 28 – September 5, 2010

Monday, September 6th, 2010

We present a special episode this week devoted to discussing the “Restoring Honor” event organized by Glenn Beck, and the religiosity of the Tea Party.

With Jeff, Rob, & Chris

Further reading & viewing:

Episode 27 – August 22, 2010

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

We discuss:
Cross memorials banned from Utah highways
Soldiers punished for not attending religious revival meeting
The upcoming Burn A Koran Day
1 in 5 Americans believe Obama is a Muslim
Mosque to be built near the location of the Two Towers in NYC

Rob, Buggs, & Chris

Links mentioned:
Appeals Court Rules that Crosses Are Christian Symbols” from Friendly Atheist
Option for U.S. Troops: Go to Christian Concert or Be Punished” from Friendly Atheist
Interview with Pastor Terry Jones, the Man Behind ‘International Burn A Koran Day’” from Friendly Atheist
Church Denied Koran-Burning Permit, Plans To Proceed Anyway” from Joe My God
Growing Number of Americans Say Obama is a Muslim” from The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
3 Reasons the “Ground Zero Mosque” Debate Makes No Sense” from Cracked
An Intolerable Mistake on Hallowed Ground” from Sarah Palin’s Facebook Page
Sarah Palin Questions Obama’s Support for Ground Zero Mosque” from Politics Daily

Episode 26 – August 9, 2010

Monday, August 9th, 2010

This week, we have a special guest  - Emily –  a theology scholar from Boston College!

We discuss:
Proposition 8 overturned
The Kids Got Phone Calls From God
What Should Atheists Memorize?

& a news quiz!!

Emily, Buggs, Rob, Keith, & Chris

Links mentioned:
The Kids Got Phone Calls From God” from Friendly Atheist
What Should Atheists Memorize?” from Friendly Atheist
Judge Hands Victory to Proposition 8 Opponents, Gay-Marriage Ban Overturned” from New York Magazine

Episode 25 – July 25, 2010

Monday, July 26th, 2010

We discuss:
Faith healing
Bus drivers with strong opinions
The right way to go about atheism in society with decency
Social Stigma of Atheism & Christians
& a news quiz!!

Buggs, Rob, Jeff, & Chris

Links mentioned:

Episode 24 – July 10, 2010

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

We discuss:
Protecting your kids with Godblock
Boy Scouts taken to task for discrimination
Billboard defaced, and vandals supported
Mohammed’s teachings reinterpreted for new ad campaign
& a news quiz!!

Kara, Buggs,  Keith, & Chris

Links mentioned:

Episode 23 – June 20, 2010

Monday, June 21st, 2010

We discuss:
Touchdown Jesus saves porn shop
God flooding the Gulf of Mexico with “the blood of a dead man”
Maryland protects tarot reading
School trades access for churches for school supplies

Buggs, Jeff, & Chris

Links mentioned:
Louisiana lawmakers propose prayer to stop oil disaster from CNN
Senator Robert Adley Calls for a State Wide Day of Prayer for Gulf Oil Crisis
from WBIR Online
Rick Perry: Oil Spill May Be An ‘Act Of God,’ Texas Governor Claims
Sarah Palin’s tweet
Is the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico predicted in the book of Revelation? from
Maryland’s Highest Court Holds That Fortune-Telling Ban Violates the First Amendment from The Volokh Conspiracy
School trades evangelism access for shoes, school supplies from USA Today

Episode 22 – June 5, 2010

Monday, June 7th, 2010

We discuss:
Pope reaching out to atheists for debates
Excommunication of nun for support of abortion
Teacher fired for perhaps being an atheist
Religious themes in the finale of Lost
And a news quiz

Links mentioned:
Pope Reaches out to Atheists from
Sister Margaret McBride Excommunicated for Support of Life-Saving Abortion from HuffPost
Math Teacher Fired for Not Being Catholic Enough from Friendly Atheist
70,000 Barrels or 5,000? What Did BP Know and When Did They Know It? from Treehugger
Gasoline usage data from U.S. Energy Information Administration
Symphony of Science – “The Case for Mars