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Friendly Atheist Podcast

Hemant Mehta

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Friendly Atheist Podcast
Friendly Atheist Podcast

Friendly Atheist Podcast

Hemant Mehta

67
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323
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Ep. 299 - The Self-Imploding Anti-Theism Conference

EPlease 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. — The organizer of an “anti-theism” conference defended sexual harassment in a bizarre rant. (0:40) — Elizabeth Warren needs a better response when it comes to defending the rights of atheists. (14:22) — One of the most anti-abortion conservatives in the country just got a lifetime appointment to the federal bench due to Republicans. (21:02) — Ohio Republicans want doctors to reimplant ectopic pregnancies. (25:33) — This Christian man says no one has it worse in America than Christian men. (29:24) — New laws in favor of sex abuse victims could cost the Catholic Church over $4 billion. (31:57) — Three girls from Utah defended their classmate after a teacher insulted his gay dads. (36:40) — Liberty University just launched a “think tank.” (39:52) — The U.S. Army is not anti-Christian. (41:59) — Televangelist Paula White says she can’t abandon Donald Trump now because what would that say about her?! (45:59)

56 MIN1 d ago
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Ep. 299 - The Self-Imploding Anti-Theism Conference

Ep. 298 - Andrew Seidel, Author Of The Founding Myth

EAndrew L. Seidel works as a constitutional attorney at the Freedom from Religion Foundation (ffrf.org), litigating cases involving religion and the Constitution. He has appeared on FOX News and MSNBC, speaks and writes extensively about religious freedom, and is the author of a new book called "The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American." We spoke at the recent FFRF convention about what he learned about Christian Nationalism while researching this book, how church/state separation legal strategy changes with a conservative Supreme Court, and the future of Project Blitz.

32 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. 298 - Andrew Seidel, Author Of The Founding Myth

Ep. 297 - Chick-fil-A Infuriated Christians By Helping The Poor

EPlease 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. — Conservative Christians are angry at Chick-fil-A for helping the poor. (0:38) — People are very upset about a same-sex couple on a dancing show. (12:35) — A Christian Right group’s Christmas “Naughty or Nice” list reveals a lot about their priorities. (16:36) — A Tennessee school district is getting sued over its long long history of preaching to kids. (23:40) — A Wisconsin church won’t get a $10,000 from a city council because they bragged about converting people with it. (27:59) — The Dallas Straight Pride Parade was a flop. (31:03) — A Michigan college nixed the Pledge from student government meetings… then brought it back. (34:00) — Kanye West‘s appearance at Joel Osteen‘s church was underwhelming and ignorant. (37:52) — The Ohio House passed a bill that allegedly prohibits teachers fr...

65 MIN2 w ago
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Ep. 297 - Chick-fil-A Infuriated Christians By Helping The Poor

Ep. 296 - What Kanye West Should Ask Joel Osteen

EPlease 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. — Kanye West is visiting Joel Osteen‘s megachurch. They should talk about this one issue. (1:20) — Franklin Graham, a Trump cultist with no sense of irony, says God detests lyings lips. (12:29) — Women are “truly equal” under Trump, says Trump cultist. (15:20) — Some Christian pregnancy centers are finally offering birth control. (21:48) — Should science groups list job openings at anti-LGBTQ schools? (26:13) — A Saudi Arabian ad claimed atheism was a form of extremism. (32:59) — The U.S. has dropped significantly in global Freedom of Thought rankings. (35:06) — Don’t visit a chiropractor. This guy learned that the hard way. (43:22) — An author was canceled from a school appearance because she named Harvey Milk an important activist. (48:55)

55 MIN3 w ago
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Ep. 296 - What Kanye West Should Ask Joel Osteen

Ep. 295 - Rapper T.I. Is Obsessed With His Daughter's Sex Life

EPlease 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. — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Christian Nationalist, lost his race… for now. (0:31) — Rapper T.I. is creepily obsessed with his daughter’s hymen. (5:00) — A 20-year-old Duggar Family child (not that one) is running for State Rep. in Arkansas. (14:55) — The Irish government says it will look into changing a bizarre survey question about kids’ religious beliefs. (20:55) — Christian Comedian John Crist is canceling his tour after allegations of sexual misconduct. (29:30) — Why haven’t Brett Kavanaugh and Samuel Alito recused themselves from these Supreme Court cases…? (40:44) — Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle refused a White House invitation after his World Series win. (46:20) — A Maryland county punished a local library because a Christian protested a Drag Queen Story Hour event. (52:...

68 MINNOV 9
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Ep. 295 - Rapper T.I. Is Obsessed With His Daughter's Sex Life

Ep. 294 - You Are Not Chewed Gum

EPlease 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. — A condom company can now claim the moral high ground over evangelical Christians thanks to a wall of chewed-up gum. (0:29) — A Christian legal group condemned a website that bluntly says what churches believe about homosexuality. (5:18) — A Catholic priest denied communion to Joe Biden. Biden should welcome that. (13:42) — Kanye West thinks he got a $68 million tax refund because he loves Jesus. (21:06) — Former Senator Kay Hagan, the subject of an anti-atheist smear campaign, died this week. (26:13) — Why did Paula White formally join the Trump administration? (31:44) — The resignation of Democratic Rep. Katie Hill is a travesty for so many reasons. (38:18) — Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times says people like Jerry Falwell, Jr. have driven young people away from Christianity. He’s missing t...

62 MINNOV 2
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Ep. 294 - You Are Not Chewed Gum

Ep. 293 - Will Elizabeth Warren Hire A Secular Outreach Director?

EPlease 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. — Hemant has a new YouTube channel! Have you subscribed? You should. — Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she’d consider hiring a “Secular Outreach Director” and Julián Castro says he doesn’t think atheism is a dirty word. (0:37) — A Major League Baseball umpire under fire for his violent pro-Trump tweet also happens to run a Christian ministry. (10:03) — The Christian Moms are furious at a commercial for period-proof underwear that featured men. (15:51) — The company Always removed the female symbol from its sanitary pads. (20:05) — An Italian photographer was convicted of blasphemy and ordered to pay a hefty fine. (22:15) — Pastor Greg Locke burned a book by attorney Andrew Seidel because it threatened him with education. (26:58) — A Tennessee GOP official trashed Democrats for having a “queer runni...

60 MINOCT 26
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Ep. 293 - Will Elizabeth Warren Hire A Secular Outreach Director?

Ep. 292 - The Unabashed Atheist Who's Not Afraid Of Hell

EPlease 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. — Hemant has a new YouTube channel! Have you subscribed? You should. — Why is Attorney General Bill Barr using his platform to promote Christianity? (0:29) — The Freedom From Religion Foundation got a lot of mileage out of its controversial Ron Reagan ad during the Democratic debate. (7:22) — The Pew Research Center says Christianity is in “rapid” decline. (15:30) — There’s another Hobby Lobby-linked scandal at the Museum of the Bible. (21:25) — A church exploited the death of an atheist mother’s baby. (26:20) — A Florida Democrat (!) wants to force public schools to offer Bible classes again. (37:48) — These are some expensive Jesus Shoes. (41:06) — The Catholic Church is selling “smart” rosaries. For cold hard cash. (45:32) — A Dutch “family” has been hidden in the basement for years, ap...

58 MINOCT 18
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Ep. 292 - The Unabashed Atheist Who's Not Afraid Of Hell

Ep. 291 - Beto's Church Tax Exemption Problem

EPlease 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. — Hemant has a new YouTube channel! Have you subscribed? You should. — Hemant will be at California Freethought Day this weekend. Tickets are still available! — David Silverman is running an atheist group again. (1:40) — Beto O’Rourke was wrong to say churches should lose their tax exemptions if they’re anti-gay. (16:20) — Why didn’t Demario Davis get in trouble for violating the NFL’s dress code by wearing a headband that promoted Christianity? (27:26) — A Louisiana high school rejected free food from Chick-fil-A because you know exactly why. (33:10) — Uganda is bringing back its infamous “Kill the Gays” bill. (34:58) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office says employees are banned from cohabitating because God said so. (38:00) — If a Christian club promotes prayer in school, teachers shouldn...

48 MINOCT 12
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Ep. 291 - Beto's Church Tax Exemption Problem

Ep. 290 - The Judge, The Murderer, And An Inappropriate Bible

EPlease 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. — We’re having our first meet-and-greet in Chicago on October 5! Please join us if you can! — Hemant has a new YouTube channel! Have you subscribed? You should. — Hemant will be at California Freethought Day next weekend. Tickets are still available! — Judge Tammy Kemp should never have preached Christianity to convicted murderer Amber Guyger in the Botham Jean murder case. (2:13) — Todd Starnes has been let go by FOX News. Now that is rock bottom. (10:42) — The Associated Press says 1,700 Catholic clergy members accused of sexual abuse now live among us. (21:03) — A Tennessee woman had a choice: Get baptized or go to jail. (27:00) — The three moms who make up One Million Moms are mad about gender-neutral dolls. (31:00) — A pastor cleansed his church after a gay man spoke there. (33:00) — 8% of U...

60 MINOCT 5
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Ep. 290 - The Judge, The Murderer, And An Inappropriate Bible

Latest Episodes

Ep. 299 - The Self-Imploding Anti-Theism Conference

EPlease 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. — The organizer of an “anti-theism” conference defended sexual harassment in a bizarre rant. (0:40) — Elizabeth Warren needs a better response when it comes to defending the rights of atheists. (14:22) — One of the most anti-abortion conservatives in the country just got a lifetime appointment to the federal bench due to Republicans. (21:02) — Ohio Republicans want doctors to reimplant ectopic pregnancies. (25:33) — This Christian man says no one has it worse in America than Christian men. (29:24) — New laws in favor of sex abuse victims could cost the Catholic Church over $4 billion. (31:57) — Three girls from Utah defended their classmate after a teacher insulted his gay dads. (36:40) — Liberty University just launched a “think tank.” (39:52) — The U.S. Army is not anti-Christian. (41:59) — Televangelist Paula White says she can’t abandon Donald Trump now because what would that say about her?! (45:59)

56 MIN1 d ago
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Ep. 299 - The Self-Imploding Anti-Theism Conference

Ep. 298 - Andrew Seidel, Author Of The Founding Myth

EAndrew L. Seidel works as a constitutional attorney at the Freedom from Religion Foundation (ffrf.org), litigating cases involving religion and the Constitution. He has appeared on FOX News and MSNBC, speaks and writes extensively about religious freedom, and is the author of a new book called "The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American." We spoke at the recent FFRF convention about what he learned about Christian Nationalism while researching this book, how church/state separation legal strategy changes with a conservative Supreme Court, and the future of Project Blitz.

32 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Ep. 298 - Andrew Seidel, Author Of The Founding Myth

Ep. 297 - Chick-fil-A Infuriated Christians By Helping The Poor

EPlease 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. — Conservative Christians are angry at Chick-fil-A for helping the poor. (0:38) — People are very upset about a same-sex couple on a dancing show. (12:35) — A Christian Right group’s Christmas “Naughty or Nice” list reveals a lot about their priorities. (16:36) — A Tennessee school district is getting sued over its long long history of preaching to kids. (23:40) — A Wisconsin church won’t get a $10,000 from a city council because they bragged about converting people with it. (27:59) — The Dallas Straight Pride Parade was a flop. (31:03) — A Michigan college nixed the Pledge from student government meetings… then brought it back. (34:00) — Kanye West‘s appearance at Joel Osteen‘s church was underwhelming and ignorant. (37:52) — The Ohio House passed a bill that allegedly prohibits teachers fr...

65 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Ep. 297 - Chick-fil-A Infuriated Christians By Helping The Poor

Ep. 296 - What Kanye West Should Ask Joel Osteen

EPlease 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. — Kanye West is visiting Joel Osteen‘s megachurch. They should talk about this one issue. (1:20) — Franklin Graham, a Trump cultist with no sense of irony, says God detests lyings lips. (12:29) — Women are “truly equal” under Trump, says Trump cultist. (15:20) — Some Christian pregnancy centers are finally offering birth control. (21:48) — Should science groups list job openings at anti-LGBTQ schools? (26:13) — A Saudi Arabian ad claimed atheism was a form of extremism. (32:59) — The U.S. has dropped significantly in global Freedom of Thought rankings. (35:06) — Don’t visit a chiropractor. This guy learned that the hard way. (43:22) — An author was canceled from a school appearance because she named Harvey Milk an important activist. (48:55)

55 MIN3 w ago
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Ep. 296 - What Kanye West Should Ask Joel Osteen

Ep. 295 - Rapper T.I. Is Obsessed With His Daughter's Sex Life

EPlease 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. — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Christian Nationalist, lost his race… for now. (0:31) — Rapper T.I. is creepily obsessed with his daughter’s hymen. (5:00) — A 20-year-old Duggar Family child (not that one) is running for State Rep. in Arkansas. (14:55) — The Irish government says it will look into changing a bizarre survey question about kids’ religious beliefs. (20:55) — Christian Comedian John Crist is canceling his tour after allegations of sexual misconduct. (29:30) — Why haven’t Brett Kavanaugh and Samuel Alito recused themselves from these Supreme Court cases…? (40:44) — Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle refused a White House invitation after his World Series win. (46:20) — A Maryland county punished a local library because a Christian protested a Drag Queen Story Hour event. (52:...

68 MINNOV 9
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Ep. 295 - Rapper T.I. Is Obsessed With His Daughter's Sex Life

Ep. 294 - You Are Not Chewed Gum

EPlease 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. — A condom company can now claim the moral high ground over evangelical Christians thanks to a wall of chewed-up gum. (0:29) — A Christian legal group condemned a website that bluntly says what churches believe about homosexuality. (5:18) — A Catholic priest denied communion to Joe Biden. Biden should welcome that. (13:42) — Kanye West thinks he got a $68 million tax refund because he loves Jesus. (21:06) — Former Senator Kay Hagan, the subject of an anti-atheist smear campaign, died this week. (26:13) — Why did Paula White formally join the Trump administration? (31:44) — The resignation of Democratic Rep. Katie Hill is a travesty for so many reasons. (38:18) — Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times says people like Jerry Falwell, Jr. have driven young people away from Christianity. He’s missing t...

62 MINNOV 2
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Ep. 294 - You Are Not Chewed Gum

Ep. 293 - Will Elizabeth Warren Hire A Secular Outreach Director?

EPlease 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. — Hemant has a new YouTube channel! Have you subscribed? You should. — Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she’d consider hiring a “Secular Outreach Director” and Julián Castro says he doesn’t think atheism is a dirty word. (0:37) — A Major League Baseball umpire under fire for his violent pro-Trump tweet also happens to run a Christian ministry. (10:03) — The Christian Moms are furious at a commercial for period-proof underwear that featured men. (15:51) — The company Always removed the female symbol from its sanitary pads. (20:05) — An Italian photographer was convicted of blasphemy and ordered to pay a hefty fine. (22:15) — Pastor Greg Locke burned a book by attorney Andrew Seidel because it threatened him with education. (26:58) — A Tennessee GOP official trashed Democrats for having a “queer runni...

60 MINOCT 26
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Ep. 293 - Will Elizabeth Warren Hire A Secular Outreach Director?

Ep. 292 - The Unabashed Atheist Who's Not Afraid Of Hell

EPlease 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. — Hemant has a new YouTube channel! Have you subscribed? You should. — Why is Attorney General Bill Barr using his platform to promote Christianity? (0:29) — The Freedom From Religion Foundation got a lot of mileage out of its controversial Ron Reagan ad during the Democratic debate. (7:22) — The Pew Research Center says Christianity is in “rapid” decline. (15:30) — There’s another Hobby Lobby-linked scandal at the Museum of the Bible. (21:25) — A church exploited the death of an atheist mother’s baby. (26:20) — A Florida Democrat (!) wants to force public schools to offer Bible classes again. (37:48) — These are some expensive Jesus Shoes. (41:06) — The Catholic Church is selling “smart” rosaries. For cold hard cash. (45:32) — A Dutch “family” has been hidden in the basement for years, ap...

58 MINOCT 18
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Ep. 292 - The Unabashed Atheist Who's Not Afraid Of Hell

Ep. 291 - Beto's Church Tax Exemption Problem

EPlease 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. — Hemant has a new YouTube channel! Have you subscribed? You should. — Hemant will be at California Freethought Day this weekend. Tickets are still available! — David Silverman is running an atheist group again. (1:40) — Beto O’Rourke was wrong to say churches should lose their tax exemptions if they’re anti-gay. (16:20) — Why didn’t Demario Davis get in trouble for violating the NFL’s dress code by wearing a headband that promoted Christianity? (27:26) — A Louisiana high school rejected free food from Chick-fil-A because you know exactly why. (33:10) — Uganda is bringing back its infamous “Kill the Gays” bill. (34:58) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office says employees are banned from cohabitating because God said so. (38:00) — If a Christian club promotes prayer in school, teachers shouldn...

48 MINOCT 12
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Ep. 291 - Beto's Church Tax Exemption Problem

Ep. 290 - The Judge, The Murderer, And An Inappropriate Bible

EPlease 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. — We’re having our first meet-and-greet in Chicago on October 5! Please join us if you can! — Hemant has a new YouTube channel! Have you subscribed? You should. — Hemant will be at California Freethought Day next weekend. Tickets are still available! — Judge Tammy Kemp should never have preached Christianity to convicted murderer Amber Guyger in the Botham Jean murder case. (2:13) — Todd Starnes has been let go by FOX News. Now that is rock bottom. (10:42) — The Associated Press says 1,700 Catholic clergy members accused of sexual abuse now live among us. (21:03) — A Tennessee woman had a choice: Get baptized or go to jail. (27:00) — The three moms who make up One Million Moms are mad about gender-neutral dolls. (31:00) — A pastor cleansed his church after a gay man spoke there. (33:00) — 8% of U...

60 MINOCT 5
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Ep. 290 - The Judge, The Murderer, And An Inappropriate Bible
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