Godless Heathens Podcast
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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034 - Jerry Goes Back to Church

034 - Jerry Goes Back to Church

February 17, 2019

On this episode Jerry's back after missing the last show due to attending his uncle's funeral back home in Michigan. This gives us the opportunity to discuss how we, as atheist, navigate the potential minefield that is attending family religious functions. Also, while he was gone, he listened to the episode we did without him and had a few takes of his own on our discussion about the other side of #MeToo.

 

Links:

 

Jerry's Recommendations:

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

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/02/18/private-mossad-for-hire

 

Don's Recommendation:

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

 

Andy Stanley's Recommendation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLIiF15wjQ

 

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033 - Another Side of #MeToo

033 - Another Side of #MeToo

February 3, 2019

On this episode, the polar vortex, the Atlanta Snow Storm that never happened, and Superbowl air traffic into Atlanta has conspired to keep Jerry stuck out of town for another week. So, honorary Heathen, friend, and patron of the Pod, Ashley has joined us once again. We start off with a quick report on the efforts to repeal some of the strictest "blue laws" in the country. We then discuss the incident involving the Covington Catholic students in Washington D.C. Lastly we dive into a recent New York Times article on how some male leaders are operating in a post #MeToo work environment.

 

Links:

 

New York Times Article:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/27/world/europe/metoo-backlash-gender-equality-davos-men.html

 

Ashley's Recommendation:

https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Blood-Secrets-Silicon-Startup/dp/152473165X

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KuFU0rWFfk

 

Jeff's Recommendation:

https://www.amazon.com/Fault-Lines-History-United-States/dp/0393088669

https://www.amazon.com/One-Nation-Under-God-Corporate/dp/1501238213

 

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032 - How To Be A Better Atheist

032 - How To Be A Better Atheist

January 13, 2019

On this episode, we start of with a quick follow up on last episode's social media discussion before we talk about incoming Representative Rashida Tlaib calling 45 a MF'er. Our main topic tonight is a discussion about what each of us can do to be better atheists. We wrap up with the results of what I found out when I google-ducked the Shepherd's Chapel.  

 

 

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031 - Godless Year & Social Media

031 - Godless Year & Social Media

December 30, 2018

On this final episode of 2018, we start off with a shout out to, and discussion about Ryan Bell, on the anniversary of his "Year Without God". Later, Jerry poses a question about the ills of social media.

 

Links:

Ryan Bell -

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2014/12/27/a-year-after-giving-atheism-a-try-former-pastor-ryan-bell-admits-i-dont-think-that-god-exists/

 

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030 - (Atheist) Pastor

030 - (Atheist) Pastor

December 16, 2018

We start off this episode with a discussion about Andrew Sullivan's recent article about religion in New York Magazine. We transition into a deep dive on Gretta Vosper and her heresy case's resolution with the United Church of Canada plus the surrounding issues of having an openly atheist minister lead a church congregation.

 

Links:

 

Andrew Sullivan:

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/andrew-sullivan-americas-new-religions.html

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/12/11/18131370/andrew-sullivan-religion-tribalism-christianity-trump

 

Contemplative Prayer:

https://youtu.be/b0o5J0-8OA0

https://youtu.be/5FWvxwfN_CE

 

God is Dead:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/02/obituaries/thomas-altizer-dies-at-91.html

 

Gretta Vosper:

https://thehumanist.com/news/religion/case-against-atheist-pastor-dismissed#.XA-0eTKn-yZ.google_plusone_share

https://youtu.be/qRtJPSmI9pY

https://youtu.be/go9zwqmUiY0

 

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029 - Herd Immunity

029 - Herd Immunity

December 2, 2018

With the majority of us stricken with head colds, we were almost down a Heathen, or two this week. But, we dug deep and found the intestinal fortitude, the Acetaminophen, and the Dextromethorphan (along with other liquid libations) required to rise up and overcome the hurdles in our path. On this weeks episode we start off with a discussion of a recent preventable outbreak at a private school in Ashville, N.C. and the larger issue of religious exemptions to vaccinations. Later we dissect a tweet asking if evangelicalism is more of a cultural identity than a moral framework. (Oooh, I can't wait to find out what side of the equation Jeff comes down on) Next, we discuss how soon you divulge your atheism to new friends and acquaintances. Lastly, throughout all of this, Jeff watches a soccer game.

 

Links:

 

Ashville:

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinekee/chicken-pox-outbreak-religious-exemptions

 

Twitter:

 

Shot:

https://twitter.com/matthewjdowd/status/1067801362514276352

Chaser:

https://twitter.com/nataliesurely/status/1067804257875824640

 

Jeff's Recommendation:

https://www.gofundme.com/support-a-former-pastor-in-crisis

 

 

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028 - The Two AA Conventions

028 - The Two AA Conventions

November 18, 2018

That's right people, with last weeks bonus election episode we're back for the third week in a row! So pull up a chair, put on your jammies and join us on this episode we talk a little about 2019's American Atheist Convention in Cincinnati, Oh. But, mostly we talk about the rival Answering Atheist Convention, held the same weekend at Answers In Genesis's Ark Encounter and Creation Museum forty miles south in Williamstown, Ky. featuring keynote speakers Ken Ham and Banana Man himself Ray Comfort!!

 

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027 - Post Midterm Election Fallout

027 - Post Midterm Election Fallout

November 10, 2018

This week was the Midterm Elections and there was entirely too much happening for us to take the week off. So we got together to do a special post midterms episode and discuss the repercussions. Between the election results and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III being "voluntold" to resign immediately within 24 hours of the election there's plenty to delve into.

 

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026 - Conway, Sessions, and Jews for Jesus

026 - Conway, Sessions, and Jews for Jesus

November 4, 2018

On this episode, in the aftermath of the recent mail bombs sent to prominent democrats and the mass shooting at a Pittsburg synagogue, we decided we would concentrate more on the fallout than the events themselves. We start off with a short impromptu discussion about the upcoming elections, then transition into a discussion about Kellyanne Conway's poor attempt to redirect the blame for the Pittsburg shooting away from her boss to an "anti-religiosity" in pop culture. Next we discuss two events that didn't go so well for the administration, Jeff Sessions getting heckled by Christian ministers, and VP Pence sharing the stage with a Messianic "Rabbi" invoking Jesus the Messiah during a prayer for the victims of the Pittsburg synagogue massacre. We wrap up with a light hearted look at Christian Television and what we love about it. Lastly we add a third name to our (growing) list of open invitations to join us on the show.

 

Links:

 

Kellyanne Conway:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/29/politics/kellyanne-conway-anti-religiosity-fox-news/index.html

https://www.vox.com/2018/10/29/18037992/kellyanne-conway-anti-religiosity-tree-of-life-synagogue-shooting

 

Jeff Sessions:

https://youtu.be/AvpLzx52myw

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/ministers-interrupt-sessions-are-removed-religious-freedom-conference-n925981

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff-sessions-bible-verses-protesters_us_5bd75159e4b055bc948f1109

 

Pence:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/messianic-rabbi-who-prayed-for-jewish-victims-had-been-defrocked-by-own-order/

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/30/politics/messianic-jewish-rabbi-vice-president-pence/index.html

 

Don's Favorite Shepard's Chapel YouTube Clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDSDpGlU1Ec

 

Jeff's Recommendation:

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/one-person-no-vote-9781635571387/

 

Jerry's Recommendation:

https://hmmdaily.com/2018/10/30/these-are-the-bad-times/

 

Don's Recommendation:

Go Vote !!!

 

 

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025 - Atheism is not a Religion

025 - Atheism is not a Religion

October 21, 2018

On this episode we start our discussion with a recent Twitter post that attempted to describe what Atheism is by stating what it's not. We also weighed in on the latest UN Climate Change Report by the IPCC that stated our current situation may be worse than earlier predicted, the assassination of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, and the IRS stripping a secular charity of it's tax exempt status.

 

Links:

 

IPCC Report:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/climate/ipcc-climate-report-2040.html

 

Jamal Khashoggi:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45812399

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/saudi-electronic-army-floods-twitter-with-insults-and-mistruths-after-khashoggis-disappearance/2018/10/19/98044874-d311-11e8-a4db-184311d27129_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.25bec8c44d96

 

Quit Fox News:

https://splinternews.com/stop-working-for-fox-news-1829753646

 

IRS and Nonbelief Relief:

https://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/item/33267-ffrf-files-irs-challenge-in-d-c-court-on-behalf-of-nonbelief-relief

 

 

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024 - Boofin’ with the Kavanator

024 - Boofin’ with the Kavanator

October 7, 2018

On this episode we discuss the recent testimony of Supreme Court nominee Bret Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused him of sexual assault when they were both in high school.

This episode was recorded prior to Kavanaugh's Confirmation. 

 

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