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Check Out Last Two Podcasts — You Might Have Missed Them

The last two podcasts hosted on Armchair Blasphemy have been extra long and filled with profanity.

The first one: Living in a work-a-day world goes in depth on our collective work malaise.

The second one: Posted today, this podcast covers the massive news last week about gay marriage, Bristol Palin and the Confederate flag.

We’re up to our fifteenth podcast.  As we do them, I think they get more relevant.  Join us and don’t forget to subscribe!

 

Podcast 12, Picking Presidents and the Dugger Drama

This week’s podcast was particularly fun, with Edwin, Rick and RobRoy sitting down to talk the presidential contest and then discussing the Josh Dugger scandal.  For a preview of the issue with the Dugger’s check out this piece in Slate and then listen:

Listen to the whole podcast here

There is a lot of interesting stuff going in with religion, hypocrisy and social issues in America– check out my latest on Salon for a taste.  You can be sure we’ll be chatting up these issues again soon.

Big News on Atheism (Plus Podcast 11)

The Pew Religious Landscape Study came out last week showing big gains for atheists, agnostics and so-called “nones,” those who profess no religious faith.  The Armchair Blasphemy team sat down to discuss their respective beliefs: CLICK HERE for Podcast 11.

Be warned, RobRoy uses the phrase “soft agnostic,” which (along with the word “moist“) always makes me a little uncomfortable.

On a side note: I wrote a piece for Salon spiking the football just a little about the study.  I just couldn’t help myself.  At any rate, watch for more discussion on this blog about America’s dramatic culture shift.  There are a great many implications for an ever-more-secular America.

Podcast 8 – 4/14/2015: Country music, legal weed and prison reform

Our latest podcast has been added. Check us out. Lots of discussion this week on legal weed, country music, prison reform and lots of shit.  It may be a meandering discussion, but there’s lots to love.

Podcast #7: Christian Homophobia from Indiana and the new christian gayhate film “Light Wins”

Make sure to check out this week’s podcast, examining the anti-gay documentary “Light Wins” and the back-peddling that just happened to the “anti-gay” law in Indiana.  You can always click at left for new podcasts.  They are also now all available on iTunes.

 

Podcast #3: Keep Religion Out of Public Schools – Podcast

This week’s podcast is a discussion of a recent editorial written by Edwin and published in the Reno Gazette Journal.  The piece dissects a particularly awful law being considered in the Nevada legislature that would privilege religion in public schools:

 

Tennessee state Rep. James VanHuss (R) wants to change the state’s constitution so that it includes the phrase: “We recognize that our liberties do not come from governments, but from Almighty God, our Creator and Savior,”

I feel like he should re-word it just slightly, and endorse the Southern Baptist version of Christianity as the Official State Religion of Tennessee.