This episode kicks off with a brief history of the Freedom from Religion Foundation.
Theocracy Alert. Hagee, McCain & Hitler. California marriage decision, from the vantage of the Family Research Council. 1 in 8 science teachers teaching creationism on same level as evolution.
Pagan Pulpit. The Problem of Evil.
Sean Carroll is the guest, The Making of the Fittest is his book. A subject near and dear to my heart. The proof for evolution; which is also an invalidation of creationism. Dan refers to it as a genetic detective story. I think I might have to read this one.
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able, and willing?
then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?
then why call him God?
2007 Archive episode.
May 26, 2007 – Special Guest: Janeane Garofalo
Theocracy Alert. How’s this?
Janeane Garofalo is the guest. Entertaining as usual. At a point in the second half of the show, Dan asks for and she grants him absolution. On a more serious note, her thoughts on fundamentalism struck a chord with me. I think she’s got it right. Right-brained need for control.
Ask an Atheist. While hostile, still the question is, the “Separation of Church and State“.
2006 Archive episode.
May 27, 2006 – “No Hurry to Die” – Y BSA?
The first Guest is Arthur Thexton, who spoke on the Wisconsin death penalty referendum. (it appears to have had no effect, although it did pass. Narrowly)
Dan Barker performs In no Hurry to Die.
Pagan Pulpit deals with the same subject. (I’ve said this myself recently. Dead is dead, and murder is murder. Killing in cold blood, which is what execution is, is always murder)
John Scalise, the second guest, was on to discuss BSA violations of law; and his Michigan lawsuit over public school support of the Boy Scouts. A tax funded membership organization that discriminates on the basis of religion. Hard to understand how that is allowed to continue.
Dan Barker performs Y-BSA