New Co-Host Needed!

It looks like Outwest will not be returning to the podcast, therefore I’m looking for a new co-host.  Preferably I’d like someone at least somewhat conservative, but at this point, anyone intelligent, atheist and available to start next week will probably work.  If you’re interested, please contact me immediately, via e-mail, comment or Twitter, and we’ll talk.

Thanks!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #6

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Episode #6:  Getting Hacked Off

 Show Notes:

Special Guest:  Hausdorff80.  You can read his blog and follow him on Twitter.

And Now, The News:

Vatican admits secretly bugging its own clergy.

“Real” Easter Eggs to be sold this year.

Richard Land, Evangelical Leader, Says Anti-Gay Advocates Being ‘Ostracized’ Like KKK.

Scottish Cardinal apologizes for “my sexual conduct”.

The Main Event:  The Creation Myth

We’re doing a super-sized edition of the Main Event this week with our special guest Hausdorff80.

A post on Hausdorff’s blog regarding Genesis.

A translation of the Babylonian Enuma Elish creation account.

Lloyd M. Graham, Deceptions and Myths of the Bible

Disclaimer:

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #5

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Episode #5: Podcast 5 is Alive!

 Show Notes:

And Now, The News:

Maybe the Pope is part of a gay Vatican conspiracy?

Atheists, Humanists, and Freethinkers Face Widespread Discrimination U.N Told

New study proves religion doesn’t deter criminal behavior.

Transgender Candidate to run for Office in Pakistan

The Main Event: Skepticism vs Ideology: Why some allow their personal opinions to override their rationality.

Here’s a good reference for Skepticism.

Another one, for comparison, for Ideology.

You Believe What?!?!:  Debunking the Resurrection

Some resources:

Robert M. Price: Jesus is Dead

Randel Helms: Gospel Fictions

Dennis R. MacDonald: Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark

Disclaimer:

You’ll notice that the resources we recommend are generally from Amazon.com. We make these recommendations for your further investigation into the topics we discuss. We don’t receive a penny from Amazon, nor do we intend to in the future.

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #4

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Episode #4:  Four on the Floor

Show Notes:

And Now, The News:

Saudi cleric says ‘baby burkas’ would prevent child molestation.

Catholic organization’s petition to keep Mahony from voting for new Pope.

Self-Immolation Milestone: Tibetan Becomes 101st Protester To Set Himself Ablaze Since 2009.

And now for something completely different: City spends $585,000 on study of how to save money

The Main Event: Rights and their Application

Natural and legal rights according to Wikipedia.

Natural Rights Libertarianism.

Arguments for Libertarianism: Nozick’s Natural Rights.

You Believe What?!?!:  Debunking the Old Testament

Debunking Christianity: 5 Obviously False References in the Bible

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #3

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Episode #3: When It Rains, It Pours!

Due to technical difficulties entirely beyond our  control, such as ISPs taking resources off-line, resulting in connectivity issues, the episode may have some slight glitches here and there.  We’ve done our best to clean up and cut out bad portions and patch over parts that were problematic, thanks for your understanding.

Show Notes:

And Now, The News:

Group in Indiana want a traditional high school prom banning gay/lesbian students.

Ringleader in Amish hair-and beard-cutting attacks sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Scientology’s worst enemy? The niece of their leader.

Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape available on Amazon.

Evangelical Pastor convinced followers his penis contained HOLY MILK, arrested.

Pope’s resignation may open him up to prosecution from the ICC.

The Main Event:  Skeptics and Skepticism

Just what is skepticism?

You Believe What?!?!:  The Catholic Dilemma

Vatican sex crimes prosecutor seeks transparency

For Cardinal Mahony, Did Anything Really Change?

Pope’s sudden resignation sends shockwaves through Church.

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2

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Episode #2: Electric Boogaloo

Show Notes:

And Now, The News:

Iran sentences U.S. pastor to 8 years in prison.

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Racial concerns as people get pissed over a white guy with fake accent in a Superbowl ad.

Boy Scouts Pressured by Corporate Sponsors to Change Policy on Gays/Atheists

The Main Event:  Guns & Gun Control

This past week, former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords stood up before Congress and implored them to do something about gun violence.  Giffords, who was seriously injured in a shooting by Jared Lee Loughner, has become an advocate for gun control, yet her own husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, is an equally strong advocate for gun ownership.  In the weeks following Sandy Hook and other public shootings, is gun control, especially banning so-called assault weapons, really going to solve the problem?

Semiautomatic handguns are the most commonly used weapon in mass shootings.

January 2013 was the deadliest January in Chicago in more than 10 years.

A study on the availability of guns vs. violence.

A more likely cause to the problem, we’ve drugged our kids with psychotropic drugs!

You Believe What?!?!:  Sharia Law

After dealing with Christian apologetics last week, it’s time to turn our attention to the Muslims, in particular, the often-heard Muslim demand that the world adopt Sharia Law, or at the very least, allow Muslims to only be judged according to Sharia Law.  Is this a good idea or not?

What Wikipedia has to say about Sharia Law.

The Council on Foreign Relation‘s take.

Why the law is, and ought to be secular.

Even liberal Muslims don’t think Sharia Law ought to be applied to secular systems.

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #1

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Episode #1: And So It Begins…

Show Notes:

And Now, The News:

In malpractice case, Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people.

John Boehner: Ending Abortion Is ‘One Of Our Most Fundamental Goals This Year’.

AFTAH Offers Resolutions for Pro-Family Advocates Battling the Homosexual Agenda in 2013.

Islamists burn ancient manuscripts in Mali’s Timbuktu. After-show development.

The Main Event:  Conservatism

This week, we talk about conservatism and what it means to be a conservative atheist, compared to the newfangled neo-conservative movement that has taken over the Republican Party.

We mentioned the GOP Survey, here it is.

You Believe What?!?!:  The Kalam Cosmological Argument

This week, we take a look at one of the most popular Christian apologist  arguments, the Kalam Cosmological Argument.

Here are some books you can read based on the last segment conversation.

Bart Ehrman: Jesus Interrupted and Misquoting Jesus

Robert M. Price: Jesus is Dead and The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man

Earl Doherty: Jesus: Neither God Nor Man – The Case for a Mythical Jesus

Lloyd Graham: Deceptions and Myths of the Bible

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