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TSP 33: The Global Threat to Secularism (Chad and Anthony)

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Have you ever felt threatened or ostracized as an open secularist? If you haven’t, you’ve probably heard stories from around the world. Here in the United States atheists are allowed a voice, but are often criticized and excluded for doing so. However, this pales in comparison to the global threat to secularism. The truth is, in some places around the world a person could be put to death for simple apostasy. Chad and Anthony feel that the global atheist community needs to come together in an effort to stop these atrocities. Listen to us discuss this disturbing trend.

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TSP 31: Heathen Hodgepodge 5 – Batfleck is dumb and JOSH FEUERSTEIN (Anthony & Matt)

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Here is another Heathen Hodgepodge entry, where anything is game for discussion. We typically bring up news, articles and happenings in the world of religion and secularism. In this episode, Matt vents about and criticizes the internet’s favorite proselytizer, Josh Feuerstein after he selfishly tried to make a dying woman feel bad. Then, Anthony tears into Ben Affleck (Batfleck) for his idiotic tantrum on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

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TSP 30: The ISIS Conflict (Anthony)

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Have you been intimidated or weary of trying to understand the ISIS conflict in the Middle East? Are you hesitant to criticize Islam? Are you curious about this issue, but can’t figure it out? Anthony was just as conflicted about ISIS. So he decided to research the topic and truly understand it. This episode is a summation of the conflict and an exploration of what the problem is.

*Disclaimer: Anthony is not a professionally educated expert on any subject mentioned in this episode. This is all information gathered from the news and periodicals. If there is anything you’d care to comment on, correct, or ask, please contact the podcast or Anthony directly.

* Disclaimer: Anthony messed up some logistics and directions a few times. He said that ISIS was “marching east into Syria.” Syria is actually west of Iraq. Then, Lebanon and Israel are west of Syria on the Mediterranean Sea. Apologies.

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Learn more on this conflict at vice.com, reddit.com/r/syriancivilwar, reddit.com/r/LevantineWar, salon.com/topic/isis/

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TSP 25: At the Movies – The Unbelievers (Anthony and Chad)

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In this episode we are launching a new type of episode called “At the Movies.” With this format we will be watching a feature film that thematically fits with the content of this podcast. Not every movie will be blatantly religious or secular, but it might hit some marks that are relevant to what we want to do with The Secular Perspective.

We would also like to invite the audience to suggest movies that would make for a good discussion. Feel free to send those suggestions and recommendations through the proper channels.

The Unbelievers (2013)

Director – Gus Holwerda

Writer – Gus Holwerda, Luke Holwerda, Laurence Krauss

Starring – Richard Dawkins and Laurence Krauss

Synopsis – Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world.

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Matt and Anthony’s episode about God’s Not Dead.

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TSP 23: Heathen Hodgepodge 4: Creeping Theocracy and FFRF Hate Mail (Anthony and Chad)

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We start out this depraved discussion by mentioning a few religious based documentaries. Anthony uses the phrase “It’s almost like it’s a cumming cock in motion, and that’s the red jism flying off of the penis.” Then the guys discuss some local news from around Indiana and other parts of the country that was reported in FFRF’s Freethought Today. Chad and Anthony were sort of all over the place in this episode. Many tangents were fleshed out, but sometimes that’s the best stuff. Enjoy!

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Check out OMG WTF BIBLE: http://omgwtfbible.com/   It is brilliant!

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Podcast – Heathen Hodgepodge 2: Electric Boogaloo (Anthony, Chad, and Matt)

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This is the second half of our first hodgepodge episode (awesome title, right?!). The guys bring up all kinds of fun topics like how Jesus is similar to Superman, Hobby Lobby’s continual desire for American theocracy, our disappointment in Pope Francis’ recent comments on childless marriages, one of the best trolls of all time at the Oklahoma Statehouse, and a recent discovery at a Catholic seminary in Ireland that really got to Anthony.

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The Patheos.com Superman and Jesus article: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/crossexamined/2014/06/superman-and-jesus-more-similar-than-you-might-imagine/

TFN Insider article about Steve Green’s biblical curriculum: http://tfninsider.org/2014/06/03/tfnef-report-bible-curriculum-backed-by-hobby-lobby-president-would-lead-to-preaching-not-teaching-in-public-schools/

Article about Pope Francis’ comments on Childless marriages (note* I could not find the article from The Criterion that I was directly referencing): http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1402247.htm

Article about the Satanic statue in Oklahoma (the figure in the sculpture is called Baphomet, by the way): http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/3/5678782/satanic-group-reveals-crowdfunded-monument-for-oklahoma-state-capitol

Article about the mass grave found in Ireland: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/06/02/mass-grave-in-ireland-holds-the-remains-of-800-out-of-wedlock-children-who-died-in-the-care-of-catholic-nuns/

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Podcast – ‘God’s Not Dead’, A Response

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One tragic March evening, Matt and Anthony paid $10 each to see “God’s Not Dead” …. this is their reaction.

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Read Matt’s Review of God’s Not Dead: http://obsessiveviewer.com/2014/03/31/reviewrant-gods-not-dead-the-most-offensive-movie-ive-ever-seen/

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