An Atheism related podcast hosted by a guy and his cat. I cover news stories and read from the Biblical Apocrypha as well as fend off attacks from my cat.
Episode 0080: Who's is Bigger?

Click here for show notes  In this episode I rant about being poor, Franklin Graham quitting the GOP, Aussies being upset over a black Jebus, slave labor by followers of Warren Jeffs, and more.  This episode also has a bonus rant about which religion we should be the most worried about.  (Spoiler alert, I don't really know, but I have some guesses.)

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Category:atheism -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT
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Episode 0079:  Torture:  The Ancient Christian Secret

Show notes are here: http://tparkatheist.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-79-torture-ancient-christian_20.html

 

This episode wraps up the chapter in Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions by TW Doane on how Christianity prospered.  Spoiler alert!  They tortured people and did other things to ensure the survival of the religion.

I don't completely agree with everything Doane says in this chapter, and there are some elements which are somewhat confusing, that won't get explained better until a future episode.  Still, there are elements of what Doane wrote which I'm sure did play a part in the spread of Christianity.

Direct download: 79_Episode_0079___Torture__The_Ancie.mp3
Category:atheism -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT
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Episode 0078:  Trump Ain't Stumped

Show notes will be up tomorrow.  ***Trigger warning***  This episode includes discussion about abortion that might be upsetting to some.  I was uncomfortable reading the story, so be warned.  Topics covered in this episode include Jerry Falwell, Jr. calling students to arm themselves, engineer develops a kit to teach kids about science and possibly discover new antibiotics, town votes down solar farm because they're worried about it stealing all the sunlight, Trump says crazy shit and stays high in the polls and more.

Direct download: 78_Episode_0078__Trump_Aint_Stumped.mp3
Category:atheism -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT
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Episode 0077:  Men Without Heads

Show notes can be found here: http://tparkatheist.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-0077-men-without-heads.html  This episode is part two of the chapter "Why Christianity Prospered" from Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions by TW Doane.  In this chapter we learn about a Buddhist prophecy from 600 BCE which could be used to predict the birth of Jebus, as well as the birth of Joseph Smith!!!!  (Actually, however, you'll see that the prophecy could be used to predict any number of religious nutters, and has really no meaning at all.)  Doane lays out the case that the Essenes (who were known by a number of different names in ancient times) were Buddhists who later became Christians because they had a prophecy which "predicted" the appearance of Jebus.  Doane discusses other contenders for the throne of 1st Messiah, and then proceeds to quote various church fathers who happily admitted to lying if they thought it would help spread the gospel.  One of them St. Augustine even claimed to have preached a sermon to a race of people who had no heads!

There will be a part 3 to this chapter, if not a part 4, and I apologize for the sound quality of the episode, but as I explain in the beginning of the podcast there were some problems with setting up my new PC.

Direct download: 77_Episode_0077___Men_Without_Heads.mp3
Category:atheism -- posted at: 8:37pm EDT
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