Godless Heathens Podcast
054 Mayor Pete + Kanye and Joel

054 Mayor Pete + Kanye and Joel

November 24, 2019

On this episode we discuss a recent Washington Post article about a rift among the husband of Pete Buttigieg and his brothers along political and religious lines. We also talk about Kanye's recent visit with Joel Osteen at his Mega Church in Houston, Tx. Don't worry, we wander off the trail here and there enough to make it interesting.

 

Links:

 

Mayor Pete:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rift-in-chasten-buttigiegs-family-mirrors-americas-divides-are-you-willing-to-surrender-to-god/2019/11/12/3e059504-974b-11e9-8d0a-5edd7e2025b1_story.html

 

Kanye & Joel:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/11/19/how-kanye-west-put-joel-osteens-prosperity-gospel-back-under-spotlight/

 

Recommendations:

 

Jerry's Recommendation:

https://www.vox.com/ezra-klein-show-podcast

 

Jeff's Recommendation:

https://americanfreethought.libsyn.com/

https://www.amazon.com/When-God-Talks-Back-Understanding/dp/0307277275

 

Don's Recommendation:

https://www.nytimes.com/column/the-daily

https://www.lookhuman.com/design/364117-all-my-friends-are-godless-heathens-and-here-i-am-trying-to-do-the-lord-s-work/3600-black-md

 

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053 - Gretta Wrap Up & Paula White

053 - Gretta Wrap Up & Paula White

November 10, 2019

On this episode we open with a wrap up discussion on our last episode with Gretta Vosper an Atheist Pastor from Toronto. We talk about some of the listener reactions to the past episode and some of our own thoughts after having her on the show. Lastly we talk about the new religious adviser to Dotard, Paula White. We also discuss her horrible, nasty, and awful husband.

 

Links:

 

Paula White:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/02/us/politics/paula-white-trump.html

 

 

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052 - Atheist Pastor Gretta Vosper

052 - Atheist Pastor Gretta Vosper

October 27, 2019

On this episode, after months of idle threats, we welcome as our special guest, "Honorary Heathen", Friend of the Pod, and Atheist Pastor Gretta Vosper. Jeff and Gretta have been friends for years. After Jeff reminds Gretta about an experience she has tried to forget, (when they first met) we have a conversation about who she is and how she came to be an atheist who happens to be the Pastor of a United Church of Canada congregation in Toronto. We talk about her work with Oasis in Toronto and building communities. We also dig into the story of her "Heresy Trial" and where she is today in it's aftermath.

 

Recommendations:

 

Jeff's Recommendation:

William Barr:

https://youtu.be/IM87WMsrCWM

 

Jerry's Recommendations:

Chris Hayes WITH:

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/msnbc/why-is-this-happening/e/63798921

German Techno Marching Band:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY3cAFsquIk7VGMuk-V8S3g

 

Don's Recommendation:

https://www.secularsurvey.org/survey

 

 

 

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051 - Revoke His Atheism Card

051 - Revoke His Atheism Card

October 13, 2019

On this episode, we start the conversation with an attempt to talk Jerry back down off the ledge after he read a New York Times article about an "unequally yoked" newlywed couple. We follow up with a discussion about reaching across the aisle to find allies and which aisles should we be reaching across to to find these allies in the first place. Lastly, in the first five minutes, we prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jeff, just like Ron Burgundy, will read anything you put in front of him.

 

Links:
 
New York Times:
 
Don's Recommendation:
 

 

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050 - Conservative Christians are Driving Liberals Away From Church

050 - Conservative Christians are Driving Liberals Away From Church

September 29, 2019

On this episode we discuss the recent article on fivethirtyeight.com about how the Christian right is causing liberals to leave the church and where they are landing. Along the way we talk about getting older, Jerry's recent trip to London, who speaks for the atheist community, and we read a potentially lucrative email we recently received among other things.

 

Links:

 

fivethirtyeight.com:

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-christian-right-is-helping-drive-liberals-away-from-religion/

 

Recommendations:

 

Jeff's Recommendation:

https://www.amazon.com/God-Land-Renewal-Middle-America/dp/0253041538

https://www.cjr.org/the_profile/tucker-carlson.php

 

Jerry's Recommendation:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_(2015_film)

 

Don's Recommendation:

https://youtu.be/TMVvaCgD18A

 

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049 - Deconstruction and Jeff’s Story

049 - Deconstruction and Jeff’s Story

September 15, 2019

Deconstruction is a term you have probably heard bounced around recently with departure from the faith of prominent Christians Marty Sampson and Joshua Harris among others. Jeff recently listened to a Christian podcast about Deconstruction and Reconstruction and it made him reflect on his own past experience. On this episode we take a deep dive into the subject and examine Jeff's journey in particular.

Links:

Unbelievable Podcast:
https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Deconstruction-doubt-and-finding-faith-again-Lisa-Gungor-and-Alisa-Childers

Mountaintop Lectures:
http://www.mountaintoplectures.org/

The Jesus Seminar:
https://www.westarinstitute.org/projects/the-jesus-seminar/

"Science Mike" on the Ryan Bell's Life After God podcast:
http://www.lifeaftergod.org/048-finding-god-in-the-waves-with-mike-mchargue/

The Liturgists podcast:
https://theliturgists.com/podcast/2019/5/2/the-god-question

The Wild Goose festival:
http://wildgoosefestival.org/

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048 - Spin the Wheel of Outrage

048 - Spin the Wheel of Outrage

September 1, 2019

On this episode we play a game of spin the wheel of outrage. Using our three-way signal group chat as a source we review the various topics shared between ourselves over the last two weeks. Dotard and climate change, the recent Federal Appeals Court decision, and an atheist having to resign from a Governor appointed position on a council for women due to old tweets are just a few of the topics we dive into.

Links:

 

Don's Last second 12 year old recommendations:

Flight of the Conchords Season 1 episode 4:

https://youtu.be/fycGFGSeKpc

 

Paradise Lost:

https://youtu.be/_QkUJtt61ps

 

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047 - Back to School with the Godless Heathens

047 - Back to School with the Godless Heathens

August 18, 2019

On this episode we pack our lunches and sharpen our number 2 pencil. That's right folks, it's that time of year again, it's time to head back to school. We look at two church/state separation issues, both being fought on the battleground that is our public schools. Later as a group recommendation, we discuss the newly released docu-series on Netflix, "The Family".

 

Links:

 

The Family:

https://www.netflix.com/title/80063867

 

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046 - Reflections on a Christian Guest

046 - Reflections on a Christian Guest

August 4, 2019

On this episode we take a look back at our last episode with our first guest and our only (at least to my knowledge) Christian listener Tom. We discuss regrets, what we learned, and opportunities. Along the way, Jeff rails on evangelicals, we show our ignorance with an ill informed discussion of Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints), and lastly we talk about Q and Jerry poses the question, "Could Q be the next big Religion?"

 

Links:

 

Bryant Wright:

https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/how-does-sin-fit-discuss-racism/mXvdvphfEOFcJtAGNb9zZI/

 

David Wallace Wells:

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/msnbc/why-is-this-happening/e/59220213

 

Jay Inslee:

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/msnbc/why-is-this-happening/e/62744963

 

Recommendations:

 

Don's:

R.I.P. Lonny Shifley

 

Jerry's:

https://cathedral.org/have-we-no-decency-a-response-to-president-trump.html

 

https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/

 

 

Jeff's:

https://www.archiveatlantapodcast.com/

 

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045 - Christian Listener Tom

045 - Christian Listener Tom

July 21, 2019

On this episode after weeks of wild speculation and empty promises, we finally have our first guest! Local Meetup organizer, "Friend of the Pod" and the only Christian that I know of who regularly listens to the show, Tom sat in with us. We discussed theology, climate change, abortion, immigration, and area's where we might find common ground.

 

Links:

 

Recommendations:

Jerry's recommendation:

https://www.netflix.com/title/80215147

https://www.amazon.com/Trapped-Season-1-English-Subtitled/dp/B072M6D5Y1

 

Jeff's Recommendation:

https://www.hulu.com/press/show/the-handmaids-tale/

 

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044 - Obama 2020

044 - Obama 2020

July 14, 2019

We took July 4th week off to spend Independence Day with family, friends and fireworks. But, we’re back and this week we start off the 44th episode with a discussion on our 44th President Barack Obama and how we feel he would do if he was running for POTUS in 2020. We also talk about the results of a Pew Research poll on “Does the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees” with the results broken down based on religious affiliation. This leads to a discussion on the differences between Evangelical vs. Mainline Christians and somehow ends up with us possibly embarking on a field trip to a Mormon Temple and/or a Scientology Org.

Links:

 

 

Pew:

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/05/24/republicans-turn-more-negative-toward-refugees-as-number-admitted-to-u-s-plummets/

Recommendations:

 

Jerry’s Recommendation:

https://www.hbo.com/years-and-years

 

Jeff’s Recommendation:

https://www.amazon.com/What-This-Cruel-War-Over/dp/0307277321

Don’s Recommendation:

https://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/the-weekly

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043 - The New Nomal

043 - The New Nomal

June 23, 2019

On this episode we have a wide open conversation about if after the last 2+ years, can we ever return to normal or are we, in fact, living in the new normal?

Some of the topics discussed along the way:

  • SCOTUS case of the 40 foot "secular" cross in Maryland
  • Nazis at Detroit Pride
  • Our seemingly unbridled march to war with Iran
  • Phoenix Police's overreaction to a toddler's theft of a dollar store toy
  • Getting involved with local politics

 

Links:

Detroit Pride:
https://youtu.be/KI4AMgnGZX8

Phoenix Police:
https://youtu.be/E3EtWFdfpEU

10 Hours of Jesus:
https://youtu.be/T8T4S3JSXJw

 

Recommendations:

 

Jerry's Recommendations:

YouTube CEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkzx9V55ptk

Facebook
https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/25/18229714/cognizant-facebook-content-moderator-interviews-trauma-working-conditions-arizona
https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/19/18681845/facebook-moderator-interviews-video-trauma-ptsd-cognizant-tampa

Jeff's Recommendations:

Bernie:
https://youtu.be/QThknQs-gIc

Facebook & Brexit:
https://www.ted.com/talks/carole_cadwalladr_facebook_s_role_in_brexit_and_the_threat_to_democracy?language=en

Don's Recommendation:

Conversations With God:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-with-god/id1332166112
https://www.convowithgodpod.com/

 

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042 - Exported Evangelicalism

042 - Exported Evangelicalism

June 9, 2019

On this episode, we start off with a discussion about some of the responses we received after releasing our latest episode about the documentary film "Hail Satan" and The Satanic Temple. Later Jeff tells us about how evangelicalism started in the southern United States before it was exported to the rest of the country after the Civil War, but due to his skeptical nature, Jerry isn't buying it. Lastly, we talk about the fallout in the entertainment industry concerning the recently passed anti-abortion "Heartbeat Bill" in Georgia.

 

Links:

 

Duck Duck Go's CEO on Recode Decode transcript:

https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/5/27/18639284/duckduckgo-gabe-weinberg-do-not-track-privacy-legislation-kara-swisher-decode-podcast-interview

 

On the Media's episode about "Solving the Facebook Problem"

https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/how-address-facebook-problem-abroad

 

 

Recommendations:

 

Jeff's Recommendation:

https://www.amazon.com/Theological-Crisis-Steven-Janice-Lectures/dp/0807830127 

 

Don's Recommendations:

http://www.cc.com/shows/klepper

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBibleReloaded

 

Jerry's Recommendation:

https://www.amazon.com/Algebra-Happiness-Pursuit-Success-Meaning/dp/0593084195

 

 

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041 - Hail Satan!

041 - Hail Satan!

May 26, 2019

On this episode, after we all try Jeff's latest batch of Home Brew, we sit down to discuss The Satanic Temple in general and the recently released documentary "Hail Satan?" specifically. Lastly we weigh in on the rash of recently passed anti-abortion legislation as a few (mostly southern) States have tried to outdo each other and pass the most restrictive abortion law in the country.

 

Links:

 

Jerry's Recommendations:

 

https://youtu.be/vHpQeQDst-Q

https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-trump-voter-immigration-family-separation-georgia-20190519-htmlstory.html

 

Jeff's Recommendation:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Enlightenment-Now-Science-Humanism-Progress/dp/0525427570

 

Don's Recommendation:

 

http://www.fellinisatlanta.com/

 

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040 - The Ills of Social Media

040 - The Ills of Social Media

May 12, 2019

On this episode we take on one of Jerry's favorite subjects and do a deep dive into the evils of social media.

 

Links:

 

Jerry's Recommendation:

https://www.vox.com/podcasts/2019/4/17/18411242/ken-washington-ford-self-driving-car-artificial-intelligence-kara-swisher-decode-podcast-interview

RSS Feed:

https://feeds.megaphone.fm/recodedecode

 

Jeff's Recommendation:

https://www.amazon.com/Age-Surveillance-Capitalism-Future-Frontier/dp/1610395697

 

 

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039 - Gloom, Dispair, & Agony

039 - Gloom, Dispair, & Agony

April 28, 2019

On this episode, Jeff claiming a "scheduling confusion error", pulled a "no show" so it's Don and Jerry flying duo?, solo together? whatever! We start off with a much deserved shout out to one of our favorite groups, The Satanic Temple, for their new documentary "Hail Satan" and for the recent ruling by the IRS identifying The Satanic Temple as a Church. Then we turn our eye to the national political scene and that's when it got dark. And then a light hearted preview of the topic of our next episode, The Ills of Social Media.

 

Links:

 

Hail Satan Movie:

https://www.hailsatanfilm.com/

 

Satanic Temple IRS Recognition:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-26/the-satanic-temple-gets-irs-nod-as-official-house-of-worship

 

The "worms"

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2019/04/kuwaiti-scientist-claims-homosexuality-can-be-cured-with-suppository-that-kills-anal-worms/

 

 

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038 - God Won’t Pay Off Your Student Loans

038 - God Won’t Pay Off Your Student Loans

April 14, 2019

On this episode after a quick chat about the history of the Gideon's, we open up with a discussion about former Pope Benedict's latest excuse for the Catholic Church's child sex abuse scandal. We follow up with our takes on where atheists get their morals and then dive into a recent Huffington Post article titled "I Trusted God To Help Me Pay Back My Student Loans. Spoiler Alert: He Didn't." We finish off with our take on the new book "I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening)."

 

Links:

 

Pope Benedict:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/11/world/benedict-sex-abuse/index.html

 

Ryan Bell's Life After God:

http://www.lifeaftergod.org/068-what-atheism-cant-deliver-with-christian-smith/

 

God and Student Loans:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/student-loan-debt_n_5ca63bfee4b05acba4de2597

 

I Think Your Wrong:

https://www.amazon.com/Think-Youre-Wrong-Listening-Conversations/dp/1400208416

 

Jerry's Recommendation:

https://www.amazon.com/Say-Nothing-Murder-Northern-Ireland/dp/0385521316

 

 

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037 - GHP #37

037 - GHP #37

March 31, 2019

On this episode of the GHP we discuss Mike Pompeo's recent faith based media only briefing with the State Department where "secular" media was barred from the event. We also give a shout out to our favorite blogger and wrap up with a talk about "paths" to heaven and some of the worst verses found in the bible.

 

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036 - Cardinal Pell, Poll, & Testicular BOR’s

036 - Cardinal Pell, Poll, & Testicular BOR’s

March 17, 2019

This episode we discuss the recent conviction and light sentencing of Cardinal Pell in Australia and a recent what turns out to not be a Pew, but instead a Gallup Poll on Catholics. We later discuss the new restrictive abortion legislation in Georgia and the recent response from Democrat Female State Representatives with their proposed "The Testicular Bill of Rights".

 

Links:

 

 

Pell:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/world/australia/george-pell-sentence.html

 

Poll:

https://news.gallup.com/poll/247571/catholics-question-membership-amid-scandal.aspx

 

Testicular Bill of Rights:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/12/us/georgia-testicular-bill-of-rights-trnd/index.html

 

 

Jerry's Recommendation:

https://art19.com/shows/why-is-this-happening-with-chris-hayes/episodes/dd9c0cdb-e4df-45d5-ad9b-77a6f19ae56d

https://gizmodo.com/when-google-fiber-abandons-your-city-as-a-failed-experi-1833244198

 

Jeff's Recommendation:

http://www.shoshanazuboff.com/new/the-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-comments-and-reviews/

 

Don's Recommendation:

https://nashvillenones.com/

 

 

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035 - The Methodist Vote to Confirm Hatred and Bigotry

035 - The Methodist Vote to Confirm Hatred and Bigotry

March 3, 2019

On this episode we discuss the recent vote by delegates of the United Methodist Church to strengthen it's opposition to gay marriage and ban on LGBTQ clergy. We examine the fallout of the vote and how it could effect the second largest protestant denomination in the United States. Will this cause a continued decline in membership and attendance or will this be a fissure that could end up splitting the church on political and social lines? Only time will tell, but that doesn't stop us from weighing in on the subject. Also, as always we explore a rabbit hole or two along the way.

Patrons get an extra 17+ mins of bonus material on this episode!!

 

Links:

 

https://www.christiancentury.org/blog-post/guest-post/methodist-mess-st-louis

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/transparentexpedition/2019/02/methodist-affirm-lgbtqia/

https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/religion/umc-decision-still-has-many-unknowns-for-congregations-clergy/JuqmMYqFvzBRbPCxV8o3VM/

 

Recommendations:

https://www.amazon.com/Blackkklansman-John-David-Washington/dp/B07G7GRTVH

https://www.amazon.com/Zucked-Waking-Up-Facebook-Catastrophe/dp/0525561358

https://www.tbs.com/shows/miracle-workers

https://www.leftatthevalley.com/

 

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