The Bitchspot Report Podcast #21

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Episode 21:  Ray Comfort’s Losing Battle With Reality

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Show Notes:

And Now  The News:

Ireland votes to allow limited abortion rights for first time.

Religion-based campaigns could cost candidature: EC.

Pope Francis criminalizes leaks, child sex abuse in Vatican City law.

New Orleans Schools Ban Creationism, ‘Revisionist’ History Course Promoted By Texas.

The full text of the measure banning creationsm.

The Main Event:  Evolution vs. God

Evolution vs. God

The link, but don’t buy anything please!

  • Abraham Lincoln: Lincoln never joined a church or professed a religion, he spoke out often against Christianity in particular.  “The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession.” “My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures, have become clearer and stronger with advancing years and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them.”
  • Carl Sagan: Comfort quotes Sagan out of context (big surprise).  The actual quote was: “My view is that if there is no evidence for it, then forget about it. An agnostic is somebody who doesn’t believe in something until there is evidence for it, so I’m agnostic.”  Agnostics who do not have an active belief in gods are, by definition, atheists.
  • Mark Twain: “I found out that I was a Christian for revenue only and I could not bear the thought of that, it was so ignoble.”
  • Benjamin Franklin:  “I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies.”
  • Thomas Edison:  “I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God.”
  • Thomas Jefferson:  “Religions are all alike – founded upon fables and mythologies.”
  • Albert Einstein:  “The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.”
  • Charles Darwin:  “Disbelief crept over me at a very slow rate, but at last it was complete.”  “The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an Agnostic.”  Again, agnostics without god beliefs are atheists.

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #16

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Episode 16: All For Laughs

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Go read Andrew’s blog:  Laughing in Purgatory!

Show Notes

Our special guest this week is Andrew Hall, author of the Laughing in Purgatory blog and formerly of the Left Hemispheres Podcast!

And Now  The News:

Overall declining numbers for Southern Baptists heartbreaking, says leader.

God, Revised: The atheists are half right.

Ohio creationism proposal still up for consideration in Springboro schools.

Afghan archaeology site faces rocky future.

For those interested, Time Team.

The Main Event:  Atheism & Comedy

Recommended comedians:  George Carlin, Jim Jeffries, Sam Kinison, Tim Minchin.

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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

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