Episode 21 – May 23, 2010

May 24th, 2010

We tackle:
Holy water shower threatened on atheist teacher
Mojave cross disappearing & reappearing act
EasyTithe.com
The opening prayer at the Texas schoolboard meeting as proof of the need for separation of church & state
Boston archdiocese continues to close churches
Is environmentalism incompatible with religion?

With: Kara, Rob Bowlin, & Chris Lackey

Links mentioned:
Holy Water Allegedly Sprinkled on Atheist Teacher from the South Florida Times
Mojave Cross Reappears, Ordered Down from KPSP Local 2
EasyTithe.com
Another Reason to Ban Official Prayer at Public Meetings from Pharyngula (video)
Vatican Rejects Appeal of Closed Boston Churches from CBS News
Statement from Archdiocese defending their financing of settlement payments submitted to the Center of Mass site May 17th
Boston Archdiocese Finance Reports we quoted numerous times

Episode 20 – May 8, 2010

May 10th, 2010

We tackle:
National Day of Prayer
Replacing John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court with an Atheist
Contemporary Christian Music controversies
and for the first time, a News Quiz

WITH: CHRIS LACKEY, BUGGS MORAN, ROB BOWLIN, KARA, & JEFF RAYMOND

Links Mentioned:
Los Angeles Times requests an Atheist for the Supreme Court
Listening to Prayer Halts Brain Activity
Short History of Sexuality and Christian Music from Unorthodoxology

Episode 19 – April 24, 2010

April 25th, 2010

An epic episode where not just all of the usual hosts are present, but we’re also joined by the president of the American Humanist Association, David Niose.  He joins us as we discuss:

A secular look at the bullying issues in America
National Day of Prayer being ruled unconstitutional
Huckabee’s recent statements on atheists and homosexuals
“Everybody Draw Muhammad Day”
Adam Savage comes out in strong favor of Humanism & atheism

WITH: CHRIS LACKEY, BUGGS MORAN, ROB BOWLIN, KARA, JEFF RAYMOND, KEITH MACKINNON, & SPECIAL GUEST DAVID NIOSE

Links mentioned:
David Niose’s Salon article “Understanding Bullying
Barry Lynn debates the constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer with Megyn Kelly on Fox News (VIDEO)
National Day Of Prayer article from USA TODAY
Religion Dispatches article on the same issue
Interesting quotes from Huckabee on homosexuality and atheism
Full speech from Adam Savage of Mythbusters on atheism

Episode 18 – April 10, 2010

April 11th, 2010

We discuss signing away your “soul,” why we don’t consider ourselves agnostic, Fox claims there are no atheists in foxholes, 10 commandment weekend, and we finally take on the pope for a bit.

WITH: CHRIS LACKEY, BUGGS MORAN, ROB BOWLIN, & KEITH MACKINNON

Links mentioned:
7,500 Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls
Why I’m Not Agnostic by Melliferax
Fox News on Atheists in Foxholes
Pope Benedict Hit By New Church Child Abuse Allegations from BBC News

Episode 17 – Lost Episode – April 3rd, 2010

April 9th, 2010

Today we present a lost episode.  This was recorded just before Easter, but wasn’t aired and almost didn’t make it on at all.  We present this casual, personal conversation here today as a lost episode.  We hope you enjoy.

We discussed Easter, the charitable tendencies of the irreligious, God in our everyday lives, and we end with our paths to our current belief structures.

Check back later this weekend for a new episode.

WITH: CHRIS LACKEY & KEITH MACKINNON

Links mentioned
Trinity University removing “In The Year Of Our Lord” from diplomas
Porky Pig doesn’t say “Under God” while reciting the pledge in 1939 cartoon

Episode 16 – Debate – March 28th, 2010

March 27th, 2010

Originally recorded March 19th.

We present our first debate, with Pete from the blog DaTechGuy. Pete appeared on our rader when we first met him at the Fitchburg City Council Meeting addressing Planned Parenthood opening in Fitchburg.  Pete was gracious enough to accept our invitation to come to the studio and debate us.  We present the debate here, completely unedited with a running time of just over 2 hours.  This being our first debate, we’ve learned a lot from the experience, and the next will be even better.  If you would like to challenge us to a debate, please let us know by using the contact form.

We’d love to hear your feedback so our next debate can be even better.  Please let us know what we can improve on by contacting us using our form.  Thanks!

Episode 15 – March 20th, 2010

March 21st, 2010

We have an update on Planned Parenthood in Fitchburg, we discuss our opinions on lent, we discover how close the Pope is to getting connecting to the child molestation problem, and we cover Jesus & social justice according to Glen Beck.

WITH: CHRIS LACKEY, BUGGS MORAN, ROB BOWLIN, & KEITH MACKINNON

LINKS:
Most recent (biased) coverage of the attempt to zone out Planned Parenthood from Fitchburg
Wikipedia entry we used for Lent
Colbert Report episode we used for audio of Glen Beck & Mary Matalin
Video of health care protesters berating man with Parkinson’s

Episode 14 – March 13th, 2010

March 14th, 2010

Topics include Missouri town canceling the prom, the Texas Board of Education’s attempt to change history, Westboro Baptist’s attempt to protect their first amendment rights, Repent Amarillo, and unrequested baptisms.

WITH: CHRIS LACKEYBUGGS MORAN, & KEITH MACKINNON

Links:
Humanists Prepare to Hold LGBT-Inclusive Prom in Mississippi
Texas Board of Education Cuts Thomas Jefferson Out of Its Textbooks
Supreme Court to Rule On Westboro Protests
Religious Enforcement in Texas
Repent Amarillo
Family Upset With Riley Hospital Over Child’s Baptism

Episode 13 – March 6th, 2010

March 7th, 2010

We discuss how women can get themselves blamed for rape, a Bible smut trade program for the good kind of smut, and the Secular Coalition For America’s briefing with Obama administration officials.

WITH: CHRIS LACKEYBUGGS MORAN, & JEFF RAYMOND

LINKS:
“Ungodly” Dressed Women Provoke Rape
Bibles for Porn on CBS
Fox on Smut for Smut
YouTube video: Context!
Sean Hannity & Huckabee on White House Briefing.

Episode 12 – February 28th, 2010

February 28th, 2010

We’re attempting a weekly schedule! We start with Utah attempting to hold mothers who miscarry responsible, and we discuess David Niose’s quiz to discover if you too are a Secular American.

WITH: CHRIS LACKEY & ROB BOWLIN

LINKS

The Next Anti-Choice Target: Miscarriage from Jezebel Blog
David Niose’s Are You A Secular American?