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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.

The Scathing Atheist Puzzle in a Thunderstorm, LLC

    • 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.

    Madge Tadge Gadge Edition

    Madge Tadge Gadge Edition

    On the week's episode: Marjorie Taylor Greene brings hard solipsism to political philosophy ... The Christian furries continue their struggle against the Lucifurries ... And we spend a night in the Creation Museum without getting to rub shit on any of the displays.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Married a Weirdo Edition

    Married a Weirdo Edition

    In this week’s episode, Matt Gaetz loses a Twitter fight by more than a million dollars, Liberty Counsel lobbies against marriage equality and child brides and Matt Gaetz was very conflicted, and Don Ford, voice of fantasy and adventure, won’t be elsewhere.
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    Guest Links:
    Find out more about Regina here: http://www.reginacalabrese.com/
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    Headlines:
    The op-ed from the diatribe: https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/new-style-atheism-can-counter-christian-nationalism-decline-religion-n1297611
    Chicago hospital pays $10 million+ in settlement to employees over religious objections to vaccine mandate: https://www.ashepostandtimes.com/news/national/first-settlement-reached-for-health-care-workers-in-lawsuit-filed-over-covid-19-vaccine-mandate/article_61872401-fdc1-596e-8664-354a62ef0343.html
    Victorian crossbench MP launches bid to compel religious hospitals to provide abortions: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-01/victorian-abortion-religious-hospital-bill-fiona-patten/101287512
    Liberty Counsel invokes ‘child brides’ to derail gay marriage bill: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/liberty-counsel-is-invoking-child-brides-to-derail-a-gay-marriage-bill/
    Oglala Sioux tribe expels Christian missionary for spreading ‘hate speech’
    https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/oglala-sioux-tribe-expels-christian-missionary-for-spreading-hate-speech/
    Jason Rapert ordered to hand over documents in case re: blocking atheists on Twitter: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/jason-rapert-lawmaker-who-blocked-atheists-on-twitter-must-hand-over-documents/
    Matt Gaetz tried to insult a teenager’s body and she turned it into over a million dollars: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/07/matt-gaetz-tried-insult-teenagers-body-turned-million-dollars/
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    This Week in Misogyny:
    Kansas overwhelmingly votes to protect abortion access: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/08/02/kansas-abortion-referendum/
    Georgia residents can now claim fetuses as dependents on state taxes: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/georgia-embryos-claim-as-dependents-on-tax-returns/

    • 1 hr
    Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing Edition

    Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing Edition

    In this week’s episode, Democrats defend marriage from the Defense of Marriage Act, Marjorie Taylor Greene threatens to tell dad if people don't stop taking her stickers, and Marsh will be here to fill in for Eli. But he won’t do the voice. Trust me. I asked. Hard.

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    Headlines:

    Schools prepare for post-Bremerton school year (as discussed in the diatribe) https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/07/26/school-prayer-kennedy-church-state/


    Christian Right meltdown after 47 Republicans back same-sex marriage bill: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/gop-support-for-same-sex-marriage-bill-reveals-christian-right-failure/


    UK under international pressure over deletion of abortion commitments: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jul/22/european-countries-pressurise-uk-over-removal-of-abortion-commitments-liz-truss 

    NY Preacher robbed of $1 million+ in jewelry during live streamed sermon: https://religionnews.com/2022/07/26/nypd-preacher-wife-robbed-of-1m-in-jewelry-during-sermon/


    Marjorie Taylor Greene rages that she's the victim of a "hate crime":

    https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/07/marjorie-taylor-greene-rages-shes-victim-hate-crime/

    How Science Stopped Backing Atheists and Started Pointing Back to God | Opinion: https://www.newsweek.com/how-science-stopped-backing-atheists-started-pointing-back-god-opinion-1724448 

    Creationist and Christian Nationalist Michael Peroutka wins Maryland AG primary: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/creationist-michael-peroutka-wins-gop-primary-in-marylands-ag-race/


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    This Week in Misogyny:

    KY judge blocks abortion ban for being “theocratic”: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/kentucky-judge-slams-theocratic-laws-in-ruling-against-abortion-ban/


    Pro-LGBTQ views censored in book about female pastors: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/female-pastors-pro-lgbtq-views-censored-in-book-about-female-pastors/


    Gen Z poll: Godless women are outnumbering the men: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/a-gen-z-shock-among-zoomers-with-no-religion-women-outnumber-men/

    • 1 hr
    Dear Old Dads Edition

    Dear Old Dads Edition

    In this week’s episode, we find watchmen that give Alan Moore the creeps, GOP lawmakers mansplain the myth of the clitoris during a congressional hearing, and Thomas Smith and Tom Curry will teach me how to properly roll an extension cord.

    • 1 hr
    Surfing the Webb Edition

    Surfing the Webb Edition

    In this week’s episode, stupid people blow up the don't be stupid rocks, Christians yell at a sandwich, and we learn how one science documentary as a kid can lead to a lifetime of sin.

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    To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/


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    Headlines:

    On the offhand chance you haven’t seen the JWST images from the diatribe, you’ll find them here: https://www.nasa.gov/webbfirstimages


    Idiots try to blow up Georgia Guidestones: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/vandals-finally-destroyed-the-satanic-georgia-guidestones/


    Anti-LGBTQ writer claims she’s being ‘silenced’ for her Christian faith: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/anti-lgbtq-writer-claims-shes-being-silenced-for-her-christian-faith/


    The Family Research Council is now considered a church by the IRS despite not being a church: https://www.propublica.org/article/family-research-council-irs-church-status


    Restaurant vandalised for having a sandwich called the Cheesus Christ: https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/cheesus-christ-sandwich-sparks-threat-7280159.amp


    Christian “prophet”: The Constitution requires Biden to have 20% popularity: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/christian-prophet-the-constitution-requires-biden-to-have-20-popularity/


    Canadian judge grants ex-J-Dubs right to see files religious leaders kept on them: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/ex-jehovahs-witnesses-may-get-access-to-elders-files-on-them/

    • 1 hr
    Pajam-Packed Edition

    Pajam-Packed Edition

    In this week’s episode, we’ll catch up on all the bad news we didn’t get to tell you about last week, we'll say hi to Sisyphus on the way back down the hill before next week, and David Icke will insanity at us some more.

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    To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/


    To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/


    To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/


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    Headlines:

    FBI Raids trio of churches that target veterans: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/fbi-raids-three-southern-churches-known-for-targeting-soldiers/


    Texas AG willing to spearhead Supreme Court case to criminalize sodomy again: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/06/texas-ag-willing-spearhead-supreme-court-case-criminalize-sodomy/


    Norway Mass Shooting Is Being Investigated as Terrorism, Police Say

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/25/world/europe/norway-shooting-oslo.html

    Clarence Thomas rants against homophobic church’s designation as a hate group in dissent: https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2022/06/clarence-thomas-rants-against-splcs-hate-group-designation-of-anti-lgbtq-christian-church/


    For many evangelical Christians, God and guns are inextricably linked: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/for-many-evangelical-christians-god-and-guns-are-inextricably-linked/


    MTG wants children to be trained with firearms: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/marjorie-taylor-greene-jamie-raskin-guns-babies-fetuses_n_62b69f95e4b0c77098bc37d3


    New IFB church member arrested for threatening to kill LGBTQ people: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/new-ifb-church-member-arrested-for-threatening-to-kill-lgbtq-people/

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

gms7062 ,

So much happiness!

I started listening to your show from episode 1 a couple months ago. As a guy who grew up in a mildly religious family, I now have the courage at 50 years old to explain to my family that I’m not a believer after all this time.

I’ve spent all summer enjoying every episode and it’s like listening to friends. Thank you for everything and keep up the good work.

Kaitlyn Yang ,

My absolute favorite podcast

Of the dozens of shows I listen to, this is the one I most look forward to every week. I can’t possibly describe the impact these guys have made on my life.

AlexanderTGreat ,

First podcast love

I was initially brought into the world of podcasts by Opening Arguments, but I really didn’t love podcasts until Noah was a guest and I started listening to Scathing. Noah and Heath were great and that dynamic was only improved when they brought Eli on full time.

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