Our guest this week is a well-known figure in the atheist blogosphere and skeptic's movement. Ms. Greta Christina has been an activist for 10 years now. She writes and speaks on atheism, LGBT issues, feminism, politics, culture, and sex-positive attitudes, lately at her new home on Freethought Blogs. She is on the Speaker's Bureau for the Center for Inquiry and the Secular Student Alliance. Having contributed to the anthology, Everything You Know About God Is Wrong, she has recently published her own book, Why Are You Atheists So Angry?: 99 Things That Piss Off The Godless. Offering a defense of why atheists are angry and explaining why they should be angry, this book is highly recommended for both atheists looking to defend their anger and for theists looking for insights into that anger. We asked Ms. Christina to join us to discuss the book, what motivates her activism, and what the community of skeptics of religion can do to further the movement.
Just a reminder that we're eagerly after your experiences with cancer– are you or a loved one fighting now? have you lost someone? are you or a loved one a survivor?– for our marathon charity drive later this year. We hope to have a selection of your experiences to read on the air. Our goal in this, as I've said, is to keep the focus on the real people's lives that have been impacted as there's a tendency to look on the goal of finding a cure for cancer as a sterile clinical problem for researchers in a laboratory. Help us please guys. Help us fight!
Turns out microbes live at the edge of the atmosphere.
What's the harm in believing in nonsense? Bleach enemas to "cure" autism.
Cognitive scientist Dr. Paul Thagard on the difference between science and pseudoscience. Hear our interview with Dr. Thagard from last year on his then newly released book, The Brain and the Meaning of Life.
Another pastor calls for a gay genocide. But don't worry, he says to his congregation, he doesn't want them to carry it out. He thinks the government should do it.
A skeptic visits the set of the Dr. Phil show for a taping on psychic and offers a behind the scenes account of the ways in which the producers stack the deck in favor of nonsense.
New revelations find that the Milwaukee archdiocese paid off priests guilty of abuse so that they'd accept their firing from the church rather than contest the action. But don't worry, the church says, they don't do that any more.
Studies of men, women, and autistics shore up the theory that belief in God is about "mentalizing".
A federal appeals court ruled this week that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
Pentecostal snake-handler gets bitten by one of his snakes, dies.
Video of a young child's church performance singing "Ain't no homos gonna get to heaven!"
"Ceremonial deism" is a concept that comes up in establishment clause cases. It's crap and here's why.
Are science and religion compatible? Well. Sure. But. Also. No. Of course not.
The Animal Planet network recently embodied the rotting carcass of science television in the US.
Richard Carrier responds to a bit of apologetics that asks atheists a set of 20 questions. He shows that the questions are either ignorant or fallacious or both.