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Friendly Atheist Podcast Hemant Mehta and Jessica Bluemke

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    Ep. 357 - He Rioted Because God Didn't Tell Him Not To

    Ep. 357 - He Rioted Because God Didn't Tell Him Not To

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    Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

    — Order Elle the Humanist and get a 10% discount with the promo code “friendlyatheist”! https://ellethehumanist.com/discount/friendlyatheist

    — This Christian conspiracist thinks the College Football Championship was God’s way of saying Trump will stay in power. (1:38)

    — One of the arrested rioters includes an anti-gay, anti-abortion lawmaker from West Virginia. (6:04)

    — A man arrested in the Capitol siege said he prayed for guidance, but God never said no. (13:00)

    — We don’t need a National Hymn. (23:18)

    — Help me understand this atheist running an anti-abortion group for Democrats. (28:42)

    — The Irish government admitted its Catholic-run homes for unwed mothers led to 9,000 deaths. (42:38)

    — Christians who prophesied Trump’s victory are doing damage control. (48:15)

    — Evangelicals make up about half of Trump’s most vocal supporters. (53:28)

    — A Turkish Creationist was given a thousand-year jail sentence for… everything. (57:40)

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 356 - Jesus and the Capitol Coup

    Ep. 356 - Jesus and the Capitol Coup

    Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast

    Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

    — Order Elle the Humanist and get a 10% discount with the promo code “friendlyatheist”! https://ellethehumanist.com/discount/friendlyatheist

    — Former PA Christian Nationalist lawmaker Rick Saccone lost his job after taking part in the Capitol Coup. (10:42)

    — A Catholic news outlet called out anti-democratic MAGA Catholics by name in an epic smackdown. (25:20)

    — There are a few surprises when it comes to the religious makeup of the new Congress. (29:30)

    — The Georgia Senate elections were a bright spot in an otherwise awful week. (35:00)

    — Meghan McCain finally realized parental leave is a good idea because she had a baby and for no other reason. (40:27)

    — Republicans flipped out after a House chaplain said “A-woman” when ending a prayer. (46:22)

    — This short documentary about Ark Encounter is more of a free ad. (48:51)

    — A Pakistani court banned used of the awful “virginity test” for sexual assault cases. (56:08)

    — The CEO of Whole Foods doesn’t think you need affordable health care. (58:35)

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    Ep. 355 - Conservative Blasts Dr. Fauci For Being A Humanist

    Ep. 355 - Conservative Blasts Dr. Fauci For Being A Humanist

    Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast

    Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

    — Order Elle the Humanist and get a 10% discount with the promo code “friendlyatheist”! https://ellethehumanist.com/discount/friendlyatheist

    — A conservative writer says Dr. Anthony Fauci can’t be trusted because “he’s a humanist.” (3:20)

    — A car caravan blocked Christian preacher Sean Feucht‘s COVID-spreading rally in Los Angeles. (11:25)

    — 400 Liberty U. students want to see the Falkirk Center shut down. (14:58)

    — A leader of the Catholic Church in Germany says reform on LGBTQ rights and ordaining women is necessary. (20:35)

    — There was a COVID outbreak in a Bible Study group on Martha’s Vineyard because the leader allegedly told people to trust Jesus over masks. (27:45)

    — Donald Trump issued a proclamation honoring Saint Thomas Becket. It has problems. (33:10)

    — A Pennsylvania public transit system owes a lot of cash after rejecting an atheist group’s ad. (46:46)

    — An Idaho pub faced backlash for helping out with a Satanic group’s fundraiser for personal hygiene products. (56:25)

    — The Mormon Church is being sued by former boy scouts for allegedly covering up sex abuse. (1:00:47)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    BONUS - 2020 In Review

    BONUS - 2020 In Review

    On this podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past year in news!

    We covered a whole variety of topics, going month by month, so feel free to jump around and listen in at any point!

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    Ep. 354 - The Secret Disturbing Life of Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias

    Ep. 354 - The Secret Disturbing Life of Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias

    Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast

    Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

    — Be sure to check out the Being Reasonable podcast if you enjoy street epistemology!

    — What did famed Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias do to those poor women? (4:15)

    — God’s Not Dead 4 will soon be coming to a bargain bin near you. (17:53)

    — A Christian-owned wedding venue in North Carolina is getting exactly what it deserves after refusing to host a same-sex ceremony. (23:36)

    — Kirk Cameron is not a fan of the “mask Gestapo.” (28:36)

    — A judge said this to a COVID-denying pastor: “The Constitution is not a suicide pact.” (33:24)

    — Even Pat Robertson is telling Donald Trump that it’s time to move on. (36:18)

    — A Florida county that previously blocked atheists from giving invocations finally adopted a new inclusive invocation policy. (38:43)

    — What’s the benefit to atheists promoting their cause at a Republican event? (42:51)

    — Jessica talks about her favorite current Christmas movies. (54:51)

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    Ep. 353 - Why Does Joel Osteen's Church Need PPP Loans?

    Ep. 353 - Why Does Joel Osteen's Church Need PPP Loans?

    Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast

    Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.

    — Be sure to check out the Being Reasonable podcast if you enjoy street epistemology!

    — It’s absurd that anyone is complaining about Jill Biden‘s Ph.D. (2:00)

    — A Denny’s server quit after two Christians claimed religious exemptions to wearing face masks. (10:55)

    — Why does Pastor Joel Osteen‘s megachurch need millions in PPP loans? (14:48)

    — And why did this preacher buy a private jet after receiving PPP money? (20:23)

    — At least 75 people caught the virus after a church held a Christmas concert earlier this month. (22:57)

    — Christian financial “guru” Dave Ramsey is holding a maskless Christmas party for hundreds of people. (27:27)

    — Christian singer Lauren Daigle was dropped from a New Year’s Eve show because she appeared at a super-spreader event. (31:49)

    — A COVID-denying lawmaker caught COVID and is now on a ventilator. (39:37)

    — A very ignorant conservative writer says public schools are indoctrinating kids into atheism. (44:57)

    — There are dumb election conspiracy theories… and then there’s this. (48:00)

    — A GOP congressman-elect says Rev. Raphael Warnock doesn’t represent “real” Americans. So who does? (51:11)

    — The governors of Mississippi and Oklahoma are praying, instead of doing anything useful, in response to COVID. (57:24)

    • 1 hr 2 min

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