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A weekly look at religion and the stupidity that breeds it. Hosts Noah Lugeons, Heath Enwright, and Eli Bosnick delve into theistic attempts to intrude on the secular world in an unflinching expose on just how juvenile the whole god thing is.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 2.9K Ratings

A weekly look at religion and the stupidity that breeds it. Hosts Noah Lugeons, Heath Enwright, and Eli Bosnick delve into theistic attempts to intrude on the secular world in an unflinching expose on just how juvenile the whole god thing is.

    Putting the Dumb in Wisdom Edition

    Putting the Dumb in Wisdom Edition

    In this week’s episode, Christians once again put the mass in mass shooting, Marjorie Taylor Greene commits a war crime on a Thanksgiving turkey, and a creationist gets sentenced to more years in prison than he thinks there are in history.
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    Headlines:
    Christians react despicably (and predictably) to Club Q shooting: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/christian-lawyer-jenna-ellis-the-club-q-victims-are-probably-burning-in-hell/ and https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/christian-hate-preacher-aaron-thompson-club-q-shooting-good-thing/ and https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/vandals-sprayed-graffiti-at-focus-on-the-family-headquarters/
    Survey: ‘Highly religious Americans’ are the biggest climate deniers: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/survey-highly-religious-americans-climate-change-deniers/
    Marjorie Taylor Greene tried to talk to trans kids and failed miserably:
    https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/11/marjorie-taylor-greene-tried-talk-trans-kids-failed-miserably
    Marjorie Taylor Greene makes the WORST TURKEY EVER: https://www.newsweek.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-jokes-sharing-photo-meal-twitter-1762531
    Turkish creationist sentenced to 8000+ years in prison: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/turkish-creationist-adnan-oktar-sentenced-to-8658-years-in-prison/
    Anti-grooming candidate lost teaching job after accusations of inappropriate relationship:
    https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/11/anti-grooming-candidate-lost-teaching-job-accusations-inappropriate-relationship-kids/
    Catholic-owned gelato shop in AL bans phones, cursing, and bare shoulders: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/catholic-villaggio-colafrancesco-gelato-bans-phones-cursing-and-bare-shoulders/

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    Dressing Down Edition

    Dressing Down Edition

    In this week’s episode, you’ll hear the headlines we missed because theocratic b******t never goes bad, we're recorded this early so Twitter was both alive AND dead like a cat in box of uranium, and Tom and Cecil will be back because all the insults couldn’t fit into a single segment.
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    V4C Kickoff 2022 Edition

    V4C Kickoff 2022 Edition

    In this week’s episode, Britain gets so filled with assholes that we get Marsh for a headlines segment, a Florida man tells the UK to hold his prolapsed a*****e beer, and Tom and Cecil will be here to dip their toes in those charitably vulgar waters yet again.
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    Headlines:
    Gov. Kevin Stitt "claims Oklahoma" for the Christian God: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/gov-kevin-stitt-i-claim-oklahoma-for-the-christian-god/
    MPs back abortion clinic buffer zone law: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-63302710 
    Women’s minister says protesters who harass women near abortion clinics may be attempting to ‘comfort’ them: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/maria-caulfield-abortion-women-minister-b2214613.html  
    Jesus-loving FL school board member wants to bring back corporal punishment: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/jerry-rutherford-collier-county-school-board-corporal-punishment/
    Here’s how atheist candidates fared in the 2022 elections
    https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/heres-how-atheist-candidates-fared-in-the-2022-elections/
    Christian college ends discriminatory policy, outrage ensues: https://religionnews.com/2022/11/14/eastern-university-drops-ban-on-lgbtq-faculty/

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    Waved Off Edition

    Waved Off Edition

    In this week’s episode, we’ll wave goodbye to the red wave that wasn’t , we'll abort so many babies in Michigan, California, and Vermont, and Michael Marshall will skate the edge of UK libel laws once again.
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    100 random roasts and the top 100 dollar value roasts will be read on-air on Scathing Atheist and Cognitive Dissonance in the coming weeks.
    The earlier you send in the roast the better chance it has of being selected.
    Deadline MIDNIGHT ET on November 24, 2022.
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    Headlines:
    Red wave fails to materialize in midterms: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/09/briefing/midterm-election-results-2022.html
    https://www.npr.org/2022/11/09/1134831808/pennsylvania-governor-results-midterms-shapiro-mastriano
    https://coloradosun.com/2022/11/08/lauren-boebert-adam-frisch-3rd-district/
    Kroger to pay $180K for firing Christians who wouldn’t wear heart symbol: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/kroger-to-pay-180k-for-firing-christians-heart-symbol/
    Most faith groups agree US has gone astray but they don’t agree on the way forward: https://religionnews.com/2022/10/27/most-americans-including-majorities-of-religious-groups-say-us-headed-wrong-way/
    Federal court says beauty pageant has First Amendment right to exclude trans people: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/11/federal-court-says-beauty-pageant-first-amendment-right-exclude-trans-people/
    Judge blocks SPU suit that would have halted investigation into discriminatory hiring: https://religionnews.com/2022/10/27/judge-dismisses-spu-lawsuit-aimed-at-halting-probe-into-the-universitys-hiring-practices/
    Cringeworthy ad claims God created Ron DeSantis because He needed a ‘fighter’: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/cringeworthy-ad-god-created-ron-desantis-because-he-needed-a-fighter/
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    This Week in Misogyny:
    Abortion referendums all go the right way: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/09/us/abortion-rights-ballot-proposals.html

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    QED-Brief Edition

    QED-Brief Edition

    In this week’s episode, you’ll get the chance to buy that roasting you’ve been jonesing for, we'll give you some highlights from the best skeptical conference in the business, and we’ll learn that Jesus could’ve bought Twitter, too, if he’d wanted to.

    • 1 hr
    Putting the Tool in Tool Man Edition

    Putting the Tool in Tool Man Edition

    In this week’s episode, a New York politicians will put his moneyshot where his mouth is, Marjorie Taylor Greene supports the North in the Civil War by accident, and we’ll learn that the ritual knife of satanism is a pumpkin carver.
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    Headlines:
    Brooklyn Yeshiva to pay back millions in fraudulent payments from government: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/hasidic-school-fraud-scheme-millions-in-penalties/
    Preacher running for NJ town council compared LGBTQ people to rapists: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/david-paszkiewicz-kearny-preacher-town-council-lgbtq-people-rapists/
    Lauren Boebert says the LAST DAYS are upon us:
    https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/10/lauren-boebert-says-last-days-upon-us/
    Lauren Boebert demands cutting State Department funds over tiny grant for drag show: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/10/lauren-boebert-demands-cutting-state-department-funds-tiny-grant-drag-show/
    An atheist candidate made a sex tape to boost his election platform: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/mike-itkis-atheist-congress-sex-tape-boost-election-platform/
    County considers noise ordinance just to shut Greg Locke up: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/greg-locke-noise-ordinance-church-so-loud-wilson-county/
    Marjorie Taylor Greene tried to honor the Confederacy but failed spectacularly:
    https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/10/marjorie-taylor-greene-tried-honor-confederacy-failed-spectacularly/
    Trump considering MTG as 2024 running mate: 
    https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/10/donald-trump-considering-marjorie-taylor-greene-2024-running-mate/
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    This Week in Misogyny:
    WaPo highlights problems of Catholic hospitals: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/10/10/abortion-catholic-hospitals-birth-control/
    Catholic podcaster urges women to remain in abusive relationships: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/catholic-podcaster-urges-women-to-stay-in-abusive-relationships/

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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