Episode 26: #godisnotgreat

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Christopher Hitchens’ ‘God Is Not Great’ Trends on Twitter, Christians Threaten Violence, Police shave mohawks off punks at Indonesia concert, Saudi Woman Beheaded for ‘Witchcraft‘, The nightmarish SOPA hearings, American public to Congress: Get out. All of you, Rival Campaigns Seize On Romney’s $10,000 Bet, Gingrich: I’ll ‘ignore’ any Supreme Court ruling I disagree with, Biology test omits creation theory, complains Kentucky educator, Anti-Gay Alabama GOPer Secretly Donated Sperm To Lesbian Couples In New Zealand, Jorge Santini, Mayor Of San Juan, Baffles Public With Astoundingly Strange Christmas Photo.

 

Email stories: AFA Spokesman Bryan Fischer Says People Who ‘Disliked’ Rick Perry’s Anti-Gay Ad Approve Of Bestiality, Bradley Manning’s gender identity comes up in testimony.

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7 Comments (click here to leave a comment)

  1. Jim

    Hey guys,

    I’ve been meaning to follow up on something you said on your interview show with the guy from Skeptics in the Pub for awhile now.

    I would point out that in the town where you life, there are likely to be both other skeptics and bars. While you were correct to note how awesome Skeptics in the Pub sounds, I’d suggest that you guys are pretty well equipped to start something similar on this side of the pond.

    If you do, I’d like to buy you guys each a round. Or several.

  2. SM

    I loved, near the end of this episode, how you both could not contain your laughter during the description of the odd holiday photo –had me laughing out loud at work.

  3. Craig

    I’ve been listening to the podcast on and off for maybe 6 months, but in the last month have been listening to both the new episodes as they come out as well as going back and listening to the archived episodes from the beginning. I am just listening to this episode, and you guys started talking about how you handle voting for all of the Judges that are on the ballot that you know nothing about. My jaw dropped because your method as you described it is EXACTLY how I do it!! I vote NO for every judge that I don’t know anything about (which 99% of the time is all of them) – except for the women Judges. My rationalization for that is that I think women are more likely to “err” on the side of compassion and reason than men are, and also because it has been a male-dominated field for years and needs to be more balanced. I’ve never explained this to anyone before, generally because I pride myself on making sure I am informed about what will be on the ballot BEFORE I show up at the polling place and exhort others to do the same. Since this arbitrary method obviously doesn’t lend itself too well to my “well informed” status, I pretend I am a REpublican and simply omit that detail.

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