12/08/2019
055 - The Falkirk Center
On this episode we discuss The Falkirk Center for Faith and Liberty. The Falkirk Center is a recently opened Christian think tank at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Liberty University's president Jerry Falwell Jr and Turning Point USA's founder Charlie Kirk have joined forces and opened the cen
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11/24/2019
054 Mayor Pete + Kanye and Joel
On this episode we discuss a recent Washington Post article about a rift among the husband of Pete Buttigieg and his brothers along political and religious lines. We also talk about Kanye's recent visit with Joel Osteen at his Mega Church in Houston, Tx. Don't worry, we wander off the trail here and
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11/10/2019
053 - Gretta Wrap Up & Paula White
On this episode we open with a wrap up discussion on our last episode with Gretta Vosper an Atheist Pastor from Toronto. We talk about some of the listener reactions to the past episode and some of our own thoughts after having her on the show. Lastly we talk about the new religious adviser to Dotar
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10/27/2019
052 - Atheist Pastor Gretta Vosper
On this episode, after months of idle threats, we welcome as our special guest, "Honorary Heathen", Friend of the Pod, and Atheist Pastor Gretta Vosper. Jeff and Gretta have been friends for years. After Jeff reminds Gretta about an experience she has tried to forget, (when they first met) we have a
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10/13/2019
051 - Revoke His Atheism Card
On this episode, we start the conversation with an attempt to talk Jerry back down off the ledge after he read a New York Times article about an "unequally yoked" newlywed couple. We follow up with a discussion about reaching across the aisle to find allies and which aisles should we be reaching acr
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09/29/2019
050 - Conservative Christians are Driving Liberals Away From Church
On this episode we discuss the recent article on fivethirtyeight.com about how the Christian right is causing liberals to leave the church and where they are landing. Along the way we talk about getting older, Jerry's recent trip to London, who speaks for the atheist community, and we read a potenti
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09/15/2019
049 - Deconstruction and Jeff's Story
Deconstruction is a term you have probably heard bounced around recently with departure from the faith of prominent Christians Marty Sampson and Joshua Harris among others. Jeff recently listened to a Christian podcast about Deconstruction and Reconstruction and it made him reflect on his own past e
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09/01/2019
048 - Spin the Wheel of Outrage
On this episode we play a game of spin the wheel of outrage. Using our three-way signal group chat as a source we review the various topics shared between ourselves over the last two weeks. Dotard and climate change, the recent Federal Appeals Court decision, and an atheist having to resign from a G
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08/18/2019
047 - Back to School with the Godless Heathens
On this episode we pack our lunches and sharpen our number 2 pencil. That's right folks, it's that time of year again, it's time to head back to school. We look at two church/state separation issues, both being fought on the battleground that is our public schools. Later as a group recommendation, w
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08/04/2019
046 - Reflections on a Christian Guest
On this episode we take a look back at our last episode with our first guest and our only (at least to my knowledge) Christian listener Tom. We discuss regrets, what we learned, and opportunities. Along the way, Jeff rails on evangelicals, we show our ignorance with an ill informed discussion of Mor
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07/21/2019
045 - Christian Listener Tom
On this episode after weeks of wild speculation and empty promises, we finally have our first guest! Local Meetup organizer, "Friend of the Pod" and the only Christian that I know of who regularly listens to the show, Tom sat in with us. We discussed theology, climate change, abortion, immigration,
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07/14/2019
044 - Obama 2020
We took July 4th week off to spend Independence Day with family, friends and fireworks. But, we’re back and this week we start off the 44th episode with a discussion on our 44th President Barack Obama and how we feel he would do if he was running for POTUS in 2020. We also talk about the results of
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06/23/2019
043 - The New Nomal
On this episode we have a wide open conversation about if after the last 2+ years, can we ever return to normal or are we, in fact, living in the new normal?Some of the topics discussed along the way:SCOTUS case of the 40 foot "secular" cross in MarylandNazis at Detroit PrideOur seemingly unbridled
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06/09/2019
042 - Exported Evangelicalism
On this episode, we start off with a discussion about some of the responses we received after releasing our latest episode about the documentary film "Hail Satan" and The Satanic Temple. Later Jeff tells us about how evangelicalism started in the southern United States before it was exported to the
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05/26/2019
041 - Hail Satan!
On this episode, after we all try Jeff's latest batch of Home Brew, we sit down to discuss The Satanic Temple in general and the recently released documentary "Hail Satan?" specifically. Lastly we weigh in on the rash of recently passed anti-abortion legislation as a few (mostly southern) States hav
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05/12/2019
040 - The Ills of Social Media
On this episode we take on one of Jerry's favorite subjects and do a deep dive into the evils of social media. Links:Jerry's Recommendation:https://www.vox.com/podcasts/2019/4/17/18411242/ken-washington-ford-self-driving-car-artificial-intelligence-kara-swisher-decode-podcast-interviewRSS Feed:https
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04/28/2019
039 - Gloom, Dispair, & Agony
On this episode, Jeff claiming a "scheduling confusion error", pulled a "no show" so it's Don and Jerry flying duo?, solo together? whatever! We start off with a much deserved shout out to one of our favorite groups, The Satanic Temple, for their new documentary "Hail Satan" and for the recent rulin
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04/14/2019
038 - God Won't Pay Off Your Student Loans
On this episode after a quick chat about the history of the Gideon's, we open up with a discussion about former Pope Benedict's latest excuse for the Catholic Church's child sex abuse scandal. We follow up with our takes on where atheists get their morals and then dive into a recent Huffington Post
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03/31/2019
037 - GHP #37
On this episode of the GHP we discuss Mike Pompeo's recent faith based media only briefing with the State Department where "secular" media was barred from the event. We also give a shout out to our favorite blogger and wrap up with a talk about "paths" to heaven and some of the worst verses found in
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03/17/2019
036 - Cardinal Pell, Poll, & Testicular BOR's
This episode we discuss the recent conviction and light sentencing of Cardinal Pell in Australia and a recent what turns out to not be a Pew, but instead a Gallup Poll on Catholics. We later discuss the new restrictive abortion legislation in Georgia and the recent response from Democrat Female Stat
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03/03/2019
035 - The Methodist Vote to Confirm Hatred and Bigotry
On this episode we discuss the recent vote by delegates of the United Methodist Church to strengthen it's opposition to gay marriage and ban on LGBTQ clergy. We examine the fallout of the vote and how it could effect the second largest protestant denomination in the United States. Will this cause a
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02/17/2019
034 - Jerry Goes Back to Church
On this episode Jerry's back after missing the last show due to attending his uncle's funeral back home in Michigan. This gives us the opportunity to discuss how we, as atheist, navigate the potential minefield that is attending family religious functions. Also, while he was gone, he listened to the
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02/03/2019
033 - Another Side of #MeToo
On this episode, the polar vortex, the Atlanta Snow Storm that never happened, and Superbowl air traffic into Atlanta has conspired to keep Jerry stuck out of town for another week. So, honorary Heathen, friend, and patron of the Pod, Ashley has joined us once again. We start off with a quick report
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01/13/2019
032 - How To Be A Better Atheist
On this episode, we start of with a quick follow up on last episode's social media discussion before we talk about incoming Representative Rashida Tlaib calling 45 a MF'er. Our main topic tonight is a discussion about what each of us can do to be better atheists. We wrap up with the results of what
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