The Bitchspot Report Podcast #44: The Christmas Episode

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Episode 44:  Deck the Halls With Religious Insanity

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Show Notes:

Don’t wait, get your New Year’s Resolutions in now!

And Now The News:

Arizona woman gets punched for saying ‘Happy Holidays’ instead of ‘Merry Christmas’.

Poll: Christmas is a commercial holiday, not a sacred holy day, for many.

Survey finds more Americans prefer ‘Happy Holidays’ greeting over ‘Merry Christmas’.

Arson targets atheist anti-Christmas billboard.

Does Christmas destroy wealth?

The Main Event:  Christmas Isn’t Christian Anymore

Can atheists celebrate Christmas?  To jingle or not to jingle, that is the question.

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #40: The Thanksgiving Episode

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Episode 40:  The Thanksgiving Episode

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Show Notes:

Don’t forget to contribute to the Michael Shermer Legal Defense Fund!

And Now The News:

‘Christmas-Friendly’ companies make ‘Naughty Or Nice‘ list as AFA battles ‘War On Christ’.

New $100 bill nuclear attack on New York conspiracy revealed.

Texas School Board adopts accurate biology books, rebuffing last-ditch campaign by creationists.

Illinois bishop plans gay-marriage exorcism.

The Main Event:  Do you need God to be thankful?

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #38

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Episode 38: We Weep For Humanity

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Show Notes:

Don’t forget to contribute to the Michael Shermer Legal Defense Fund!

And Now The News:

Creationists turn against Pat Robertson for saying Earth isn’t 6,000 years old.

Bishop: Deadly typhoon means God opposes reproductive rights.

ENDA religious arguments lose power as conservatives attack on business not Bible.

Pastor defends million-dollar mega-house as a gift from God.

Fatwa forbids Muslims from traveling to Mars.

Yemeni girl, 15, ‘burned to death by father‘.

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #33

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Episode 33: Poop Gets In Your Eyes

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Show Notes:

Don’t forget to contribute to the Michael Shermer Legal Defense Fund!

And Now  The News:

Catholic church attempted to conceal sexual abuse evidence.

Myanmar Muslims hide from Buddhist mobs amid sectarian violence.

Study: Holy water often contaminated with fecal matter, bacteria.

Scalia talks religion at UVa.

The Main Event:  Should Non-Theist Groups Seek Religious Standing?

Should Humanist Groups Seek Church Status?

Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now?

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #25

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Episode 25:  Technical Difficulties

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And Now  The News:

Snake-handling Christians to star in ‘Snake Salvation‘ reality show.

Priest who became mayor accused of confessional box blackmail.

Richard Dawkins’ anti-Muslim Tweets spark furor, even among atheist supporters.

Herbert and Catherine Schaible will be charged with murder for ‘faith-healing’ death of 8-month old son.

 The Main Event: Cancelled!

We were planning on having a special guest this week, we arranged to have a special guest this week, we recorded a segment with our special guest this week and… the damn software didn’t save it!  I sounded like the “What Pisses Us Off!” intro, without the bleeps. We’ll have to reschedule the segment in the future, apologies to our guest and to the audience for a somewhat shortened show.

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #24

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Episode 24:  Demons Have Commandeered Your Vagina!

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And Now  The News:

Brazil researchers say numbers don’t add up for papal Mass crowd count, cut by experts.

James Gill: War on religion in military a phony one.

Switzerland will soon replace its religious national anthem with a godless one.

Sexually transmitted demons a menace say teen exorcists.

Bob Larson’s YouTube Exorcism Channel.

The Main Event:  Racism in America

My article on Don Lemon.

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #22

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Episode 22: Time for sum Edumacatin’

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Show Notes:

And Now  The News:

Report: Americans hold different views of what ‘religious’ means.

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The report by the Public Religion Research Institute.

The illusion that seduces and bewitches magicians.

Religious groups face uphill fight in House on immigration reform.

Räsänen’s comments cause spike in church resignations.

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The Main Event:  American Educational Failure

I found this while researching the topic, seems I’m not the only one who agrees we need a standardized curriculum!

High school dropout statistics.

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #18

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Episode 18:  “Give Em a Spankin with some Bacon.”

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Show Notes:

And Now  The News:

For atheists-humanists, a loss that’s a win.

Buffet-style Bible believers.

Pork-laced bullets designed to send Muslims straight ‘to hell’.

Irish people ‘have become pagan‘ say Association of Catholic priests.

The Main Event:  Prop 8 and DOMA

We start out talking about the Supreme Court’s decision on Proposition 8 and DOMA, then we take a complete left turn at Albuquerque and debate state politics, tort reform and oil pipelines.  Help us!

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