The Scathing Atheist

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A weekly look at religion and the stupidity that breeds it. Hosts Noah Lugeons, Heath Enwright, and Eli Bosnick delve into theistic attempts to intrude on the secular world in an unflinching expose on just how juvenile the whole god thing is. read less
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575: Hovering Jesus Rules Edition
1w ago
575: Hovering Jesus Rules Edition
In this week’s episode, Alabama is coming for your jerk socks...I mean neglected children, a Christian Right television host realizes he needs to reel it in WAY too late, and Christianity will get more and more mere by the page. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Guest Links: Find out more about the Missouri Abortion Fund here: https://mofund.org/ --- Headlines: Alabama Supreme Court rules IVF embryos are protected under Wrongful Death of a Minor Act: https://1819news.com/news/item/alabama-supreme-court-rules-ivf-embryos-are-protected-under-wrongful-death-of-a-minor-act Pastor TV host ponders what 'good guy' Hitler could've done with all that Christian nationalism:  https://www.threads.net/@rightwingwatchdotorg/post/C3YdyKWpF2i https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/right-wing-bonus-tracks-elijahs-mean-tweets/ https://www.wonkette.com/p/conservative-tv-host-ponders-what Saint patrick apologizes and holds cleansing ritual for holding a funeral for a trans person https://www.nydailynews.com/2024/02/17/st-patricks-holds-rare-mass-of-reparation-after-scandalous-behavior-at-service-for-nyc-trans-icon-cecilia-gentili/ Christian Right MI lawmaker Josh Schriver posts about "great replacement": https://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/nancy-kaffer/2024/02/16/michigan-josh-schriver-replacement-theory-state-legislature-mileg/72586010007/ https://www.wonkette.com/p/of-course-the-racist-michigan-rep And his rap videos: https://twitter.com/repjoshschriver/status/1742959025434525703 https://twitter.com/JoshuaSchriver/status/1726684885044367867
574: Lindell Nino Edition
15-02-2024
574: Lindell Nino Edition
On this week's episode: Jesus reaches out personally to Quentin Tarantino ... Mike Lindell does a thing in the universe which is very stupid and amusing ... And the Heritage Foundation fits us all for our handmaid outfits. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Headlines: Mike Lindell launches MyStore to compete with Amazon: https://gizmodo.com/mike-mypillow-lindell-launches-mystore-the-amazon-fr-1851243068 Jesus foot fetish commercial makes Christians mad: https://www.al.com/tv/2024/02/he-gets-us-jesus-super-bowl-ad-sparks-online-debate.html Pro-Life Spiderman climbs "The Sphere" in Las Vegas: https://nypost.com/2024/02/09/news/maison-des-champs-sphere-climb-caused-100k-in-damage-cops/ Cannibalism bill introduced in Idaho legislature: https://www.ktvb.com/amp/article/news/local/208/cannibalism-bill-introduced-idaho-legislature/277-1014b276-7524-4a5c-bbda-593d56dc42cb https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article285234417.html
573: Swifty Boat Edition
08-02-2024
573: Swifty Boat Edition
In this week’s episode, reaping what you sow is anti-Catholic persecution, the NFL sets up a really dumb script with a small market team as the protagonist, and Tom and Cecil will be back with all the vulgarity you missed last week. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Guest Links: Check out more from Tom and Cecil on Cognitive Dissonance: https://dissonancepod.com/ --- Headlines: The headlines Noah mentioned in the diatribe: https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/religious-people-coped-better-with-covid-19-pandemic-research-suggests and https://religionnews.com/2024/02/02/study-spirituality-boosts-mental-health-during-isolation-and-despair/ Threat of Satanic school halts repeal of Idaho’s Blaine Amendment: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/a-proposed-satanic-school-helped Conservatives lose their minds over Jesus as a scantily clad white twink on a poster: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2024/02/conservatives-lose-their-minds-over-jesus-as-a-scantily-clad-white-twink-on-a-poster/ Abortion protestors convicted of doing what they were doing  The Catholic version: Six Pro-Life Activists Convicted of Federal FACE Act Charges, Face Over a Decade in Prison| National Catholic Register (ncregister.com) The DOJ version: Office of Public Affairs | Six Defendants Convicted of Federal Civil Rights Conspiracy and Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act Offenses for Obstructing Access to Reproductive Health Services in Tennessee | United States Department of Justice Arizona bill would ban Satanic displays on public property: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/arizona-bill-would-ban-satanic-displays Mom banned from christian school parking lot because of onlyfans decal: https://www.cbsnews.com/miami/news/central-florida-mom-banned-from-dropping-off-kids-at-school-because-of-onlyfans-decal/ Christian Right conspiracy theories about Taylor Swift reach new heights ahead of Super Bowl: https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/01/31/taylor-swift-conspiracy-theories-gop-00138817 https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/taylor-swift-far-right-maga-relationship-timeline-1234957784/ --- This Week in Misogyny: Misogyny ensues on Orthodox radio show: https://religionnews.com/2024/02/05/orthodox-christian-radio-hosted-a-broadcast-on-deaconesses-then-misogyny-poured-in/ Glitter Unicorns: https://www.facebook.com/sowalball/posts/pfbid02x8Rbha6tXxJgzEQm3DBEYYEewMdNQyA3Eg9WV1eS7EfDeVH7c8msYRSyGwJ1BBFRl
572: Dry Aged Roast Edition
01-02-2024
572: Dry Aged Roast Edition
In this week’s episode, God tells his followers not to use his name in vain in vain, Religion ruins the trustworthy reputation of cryptocurrency, and speaking of ruined reputations, Tom and Cecil will be here. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Guest Links: Check out Tom and Cecil on Cognitive Dissonance: https://www.dissonancepod.com/ --- Headlines: Colorado Christian pastor and wife sued over alleged cryptocurrency fraud scheme: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/christian-pastor-and-wife-sued-over https://www.cnn.com/2024/01/24/us/colorado-pastor-crypto-fraud-cec/index.html Controversial Oklahoma Senator Dusty Deevers proposes ban on porn and sexual content: https://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/controversial-oklahoma-senator-dusty-deevers-proposes-ban-on-porn-and-sexual-content-in-radical-new-law-c-13351567 Christians freak out after kid disciplined for saying “Jesus Christ” https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/a-mississippi-school-rightly-reprimanded "God's Army" trucker convoy heading to southern border on "biblical" anti-migrant crusade: https://www.vice.com/en/article/5d9adk/trucker-convoy-eagle-pass-texas-border-dispute-christian-nationalism And they lose to their own paranoid conspiracy theories: https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxjygb/trucker-convoy-texas-border-standoff-conspiracy-theories-dooming-protest
571: Nonbeliever Griever Edition
25-01-2024
571: Nonbeliever Griever Edition
In this week’s episode, you’re not the boss of  State Representative Josh Schriver, a very small tunnel in Brooklyn doesn't really help with the space lasers, and Carrie Black will be here to talk about secular grief. --- Guest Links: Here are the links to pick up a copy of Sometimes Illness Wins: https://www.fillingthegappublishing.com/ https://www.kingsenglish.com/book/9781735140506 --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Headlines: Pew report about nones: https://www.pewresearch.org/religion/2024/01/24/religious-nones-in-america-who-they-are-and-what-they-believe/ West Virginia Bill Would Mandate "Curing" Trans People Of Being Trans Under 21: https://www.erininthemorning.com/p/west-virginia-bill-would-mandate Republicans turn on Fox News as MyPillow owner Mike Lindell has commercials ‘cancelled’: https://www.indy100.com/politics/fox-news-mike-lindell-mypillow https://ew.com/liberty-university-lil-nas-x-acceptance-letter-fake-j-christ-music-video-8426020 Michigan GOP lawmaker: My bill will revoke tax exemptions from "non-theistic churches": https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/michigan-gop-lawmaker-my-bill-will Conservatives freak out about sexy calendar for conservatives: https://www.vox.com/politics/2024/1/10/24024341/calendargate-conservative-civil-war Secret tunnels under NYC synagogue are stupid but not a globalist conspiracy: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/secret-chabad-tunnels-new-york-1234942995 And the tweet from "Richard Strocher" about hearing voices under his apartment is fake: https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/richard-strocher-vindication-jewish-tunnels-post --- This Week in Misogyny: Utah law risks genital exams for bathroom use: https://www.erininthemorning.com/p/utah-bathroom-ban-goes-to-senate Florida law may put sex-assigned-at-birth on driver’s license: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/2024/01/23/florida-may-force-transgender-people-to-put-birth-sex-on-drivers-licenses/
570: Mere Edition
18-01-2024
570: Mere Edition
In this week’s episode, Christians simultaneously believe their god made Trump and is worthy or worship, people in North Carolina and Montana scour the woods after Pornhub blocks them, and we’ll pick another book to hate read. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Headlines: Vatican considers removing celibacy requirement for priests: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/08/consider-revising-celibacy-rule-catholic-priests-vatican-official-says Trump tweets out insane "God Made Trump" video: https://truthsocial.com/@realDonaldTrump/posts/111703421569603715 Alabama School trades first amendment violations for snacks: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/alabama-school-to-churches-donate Vatican’s Doctrine Chief under fire for writing about orgasms 25 years ago: https://religionnews.com/2024/01/09/vaticans-doctrine-chief-is-raising-eyebrows-over-his-1998-book-that-graphically-describes-orgasms/ Pornhub blocks access in Montana and North Carolina: https://cybernews.com/news/pornhub-montana-north-carolina-age-verification/ https://boingboing.net/2024/01/03/watching-porn-is-getting-harder-in-montana-and-north-carolina.html https://www.themarysue.com/a-statewide-nsfw-ban-inside-north-carolinas-pave-act/ Video of a 10 foot tall alien in Miami is not that: https://www.forbes.com/sites/antoniopequenoiv/2024/01/05/rumors-of-10-foot-alien-at-miami-mall-circulate-online-heres-what-actually-happened/?sh=3b7a6a552f6d
569: Poisonous Edition
11-01-2024
569: Poisonous Edition
In this week’s episode, American atheists will find fancy words for “it sucks right now,” Donald Trump wonders if his tarot reading had a "get out of jail free" card, and we’ll learn that Poison doesn’t have to be a hair band to be bad. --- To get tickets to see us live in Orlando, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/god-awful-movies-live-in-orlando-florida-tickets-778242784117 --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Guest Links: Check out the Safety of Work podcast here: https://safetyofwork.com/ --- Headlines: American Atheist releases their 2024 State of the Secular States report: https://states.atheists.org/ Navajo Nation’s objection to landing human remains on the moon prompts last-minute White House meeting: https://www.cnn.com/2024/01/05/world/peregrine-moon-mission-navajo-nation-objection-human-remains-scn/index.html A bill could require future rest stop Chick-fil-A’s to stay open on Sundays: https://www.cnn.com/2023/12/28/business/chick-fil-a-sunday-new-york-rest-stop/index.html Lindsay Graham declares ‘war’ against NY to protect Chick-fil-A’s Sundays off: https://thehill.com/business/4374517-graham-declares-war-against-ny-bill-chickfila-sundays/ Ken Paxton's Shakedown of Seattle Hospital Warning of 'Tyranny,' Critics Say: https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/seattle-hospital-sues-ag-paxton-re-trans-healthcare-cites-shield-law-18236553 Psychic on Fox News uses tarot cards to predict Trump and Biden's future: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2024/jan/03/donald-trump-psychic-jesse-watters-fox-news https://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/fox-psychic-clip
568: B-Attitude Edition
04-01-2024
568: B-Attitude Edition
In this week’s episode, we’ll ask “if Jesus is Asian why is your grandma so racist?”, Kanye West explains that one of his best friends with benefits is Jewish, and Don Ford will get sassy. --- To get tickets to see us live in Orlando, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/god-awful-movies-live-in-orlando-florida-tickets-778242784117 --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Headlines: Christian freakout over Behtlehem being in Asia: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/christians-are-mad-that-a-christian https://www.christianpost.com/news/franklin-graham-slams-christianity-today-for-asian-jesus-article.html Christmas-Obsessed Lawyer Faces Being Disbarred For Calling Judge A “Hateful Bigot”: https://www.boredpanda.com/jeremy-morris-christmas-lawyer-extravagant-festive-display-ban-idaho/?cexp_id=84736&cexp_var=6&_f=featured 'Blasphemous' same-sex nativity scene angers conservatives in Italy: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/blasphemous-same-sex-nativity-scene-angers-conservatives-italy-2023-12-23/ Mormons no longer the majority in Utah:  https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/mormons-are-no-longer-in-the-majority Kanye West apologizes to Jewish community in Hebrew after repeated antisemitic remarks: https://www.cnn.com/2023/12/26/entertainment/kanye-west-apology-jewish-community-antisemitic-remarks/index.html --- This Week in Misogyny: States fun anti-abortion pregnancy centers now: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/dec/28/anti-abortion-pregnancy-crisis-centers-taxpayer-money-roe All-girls college rescinds eligibility of trans women after conservative outrage: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/an-all-female-catholic-college-will-dc3 NJ offers no-prescription birth control: https://gothamist.com/news/in-2024-you-wont-need-prescriptions-for-birth-control-in-nj
566: Public Square Edition
21-12-2023
566: Public Square Edition
In this week’s episode, the Vatican removes one thimble-full from their ocean of homophobia,, Tim Ballard requests his deposition from inside a magic hat, and we’ll learn how to invest in gold Christianly. --- To get your tickets to see God Awful Movies live in Orlando, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/god-awful-movies-live-in-orlando-florida-tickets-778242784117?aff=oddtdtcreator --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Headlines: Pope approves blessing of same sex couples: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/the-catholic-church-which-is-still https://apnews.com/article/vatican-lgbtq-pope-bfa5b71fa79055626e362936e739d1d8 Christian nutbag attacks satanic display https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/breaking-christian-zealot-vandalizes?r=2uh8q4&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web And https://www.kcci.com/article/satanic-temple-display-inside-iowa-capitol-building-damaged-beyond-repair/46133104# And https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-67722480  Pope’s former adviser convicted in Vatican court: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-67738595 Virginia Supreme Court Rules For Teacher Who Refused To Use Student's Preferred Pronouns https://religionclause.blogspot.com/2023/12/virginia-supreme-court-rules-for.html?lctg=195322114 Psychic disputes Tim Ballard’s account: https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2023/12/16/psychic-who-aided-tim-ballard-says/ Catholics have to double mass on christmas this year https://www.oursundayvisitor.com/yes-christmas-eve-is-a-sunday-but-theres-no-double-dipping-for-catholics/ --- This Week in Misogyny: Ohio woman charged with abusing a corpse over miscarried fetus: https://www.cnn.com/2023/12/19/us/brittany-watts-miscarriage-criminal-charge/index.html House Speaker headlines anti-abortion, Christian Nationalism conference: https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/banning-abortion-was-front-and-center-at-christian-nationalist-conference-addressed-by-speaker-mike-moses-johnson/ SCOTUS to review FDA classification of contraceptive drugs: https://religionclause.blogspot.com/2023/12/supreme-court-grants-review-of-fdas.html?lctg=195
565: Gifted Edition
14-12-2023
565: Gifted Edition
In this week’s episode, a Texas judge protects the right to abort…AAAND it's gone, a Christian Right leader tells us which religion started all the wars on Christmas, and we’ll explore child labor as a last minute Christmas gift. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Headlines: Texas court allows first abortion since ban (UPDATE: Texas Supreme Court temporarily blocks pregnant woman from emergency abortion) https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-12-08/texas-court-allows-first-abortion-since-ban/103204800 https://www.cnn.com/2023/12/08/us/texas-abortion-ruling-attorney-general-petition/index.html Street preacher sucks fun out of Christmas for kids: https://www.kob.com/new-mexico/grinch-street-preacher-delivers-upsetting-message-in-front-of-elementary-school/ Speaker Mike Johnson says God told him, in late-night hallucinations, that he was Moses: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/speaker-mike-johnson-says-god-told?r=2uh8q4&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2023/12/mike-johnson-christian-nationalist-lawmakers-moses.html  Christian Right commentator (and founder of Gab) thinks he found the Jewish conspiracy in the War on Christmas: https://churchleaders.com/news/463883-rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeers-plot-to-ruin-christmas-and-america-rns.html
564: Cooper Stupor Edition
07-12-2023
564: Cooper Stupor Edition
In this week’s episode, we’ll report on our second favorite kind of nun fight, Swifties get accused of being occult, and Jerry Falwell, Jr will hold Moms for Liberty’s beer. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Guest Links: Check out more from Marsh on Be Reasonable and Skeptics with a K --- Headlines: A Florida GOP Leader, a Moms for Liberty Founder, and Allegations of Group Sex and Assault: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2023/11/a-florida-gop-leader-a-moms-for-liberty-founder-and-allegations-of-group-sex-and-rape/ DeSantis calls on Florida GOP chair Ziegler to resign in wake of battery allegations: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/2023/12/01/desantis-calls-on-florida-gop-chair-ziegler-to-resign-in-wake-of-battery-allegations/ Londoners can’t use the Tube because of their religion: https://metro.co.uk/2023/11/27/londoners-cant-use-tube-religion-19888946/  Louisiana Christian homeschool group straight up selling diplomas: https://apnews.com/article/homeschool-diploma-louisiana-nonpublic-school-a37a44dab69f11e2c37132549f9cd450 Petition to urge Taylor Swift to stop promoting witchcraft amid exorcist's warning: https://lifepetitions.com/petition/taylorswift She's also a demon because Christ the Redeemer in Rio welcomed her with a shirt: https://apnews.com/article/taylor-swift-brazil-christ-redeemer-statue-097dcffa307e7b80bda2c522a52d4337 --- This Week in Misogyny: Oklahoma Senate Candidate says IVF is “an assault against god”: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/oklahoma-senate-candidate-parents Christian freakout over all female Catholic college accepting trans women: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/an-all-female-catholic-college-will Christians freak out over Sabrina Carpenter video: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/anger-over-sabrina-carpenters-music
563: Welcome Matt Edition
30-11-2023
563: Welcome Matt Edition
In this week’s episode, Britain considers separating church and state, we're excited to learn that gay people are heading to Heaven in a (quote) "coming revival", and Don Ford will be here because once he heard “coming revival”, we couldn’t keep him away. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Guest Links: Learn more about the New York Society for Ethical Culture here:  https://ethical.nyc/about/ https://ethical.nyc/events/humanist-happy-hour-2023-03-24/2023-09-22/ --- Headlines: UK considered separating church and state: https://www.christianpost.com/news/parliament-to-consider-bill-severing-church-of-england-from-govt.html WV prisoner given parole despite being atheist: https://www.atheists.org/2023/11/atheists-settle-west-virginia-religious-substance-use-treatment-prison/ Christian prophetess made up the wackiest theory about why some people are LGBTQ: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2023/11/christian-prophetess-made-up-the-wackiest-theory-about-why-some-people-are-lgbtq/ School is mad they’re banned for being transphobic: https://www.newsbreak.com/news/3239022609660-christian-high-school-sues-after-it-s-banned-from-all-athletic-tournaments-for-forfeiting-game-over-transgender-player Priest apologizes for letting guy with long hair present at creationist seminar: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/christian-college-president-sorry Catholic hospital group removes crucifixes to stop them being used to attack staff: https://www.rawstory.com/hospital-sisters-health-system/ --- This Week in Misogyny: Florida church refused to rent space to women who conceived with IVF: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/a-florida-church-refused-to-rent French police arrest Yoga leader for sexual exploitation: https://www.euronews.com/2023/11/29/french-police-arrest-yoga-guru Dad proudly disowns trans daughter: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/this-anonymous-christian-dad-proudly
561: The Heart of War Edition
16-11-2023
561: The Heart of War Edition
On this week’s episode: An Arizona judge leaves child abuse to the professionals ... A Florida health clinic leaves medicine to the UN-professionals ... And Tom and Cecil will be here for the parts we recorded before Noah was cleared to return to work. --------- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --------- Headlines: Judge tosses out child abuse lawsuit because laws don’t apply to clergy: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/az-judge-tosses-out-child-abuse-lawsuit Election Day was good for pro-choice and bad for Republicans during their debate in Miami: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/republican-presidential-candidates-abortion-views-stances/ Rick Santorum says "very sexy" issues like abortion and marijuana make the GOP lose: https://news.yahoo.com/rick-santorum-gets-weird-very-073413619.html Pope says that trans people…exist: https://www.reuters.com/world/transsexuals-can-be-baptized-catholic-serve-godparents-vatican-says-2023-11-08/ Inside the Clinic Where Being a Discredited Doctor Is a Plus: https://www.thedailybeast.com/we-the-people-health-and-wellness-center-in-venice-florida-sprung-up-from-anti-covid-19-concerns Christian girl wins lawsuit after being forced to participate in weird ™ cult rituals: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/former-student-awarded-150k-after-cps-forced-participation-in-hindu-rituals/
560: Heckles for Shekels Edition
09-11-2023
560: Heckles for Shekels Edition
On this week’s episode: The Center for Religion, Culture, and Democracy is only in favor of one of those things ... The Speaker of the House worries that a gavel counts as handling wood ... And Tom and Cecil will help us kick off "Vulgarity for Charity" with a zing. --------- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --------- Headlines: House Speaker Mike Johnson and his son are each other's anti-porn cops: https://www.wonkette.com/p/arewere-mike-johnson-and-his-teenage Tim Ballard faces new allegations involving LDS leader Utah AG Sean Reyes: https://kutv.com/news/local/tim-ballard-faces-new-allegations-involving-latter-day-saint-leader-utah-attorney-general-sean-reyes-in-lawsuit-filed-trafficking-rescue-missions-couples-ruse-operation-underground-railroad High School Teacher’s Satan Costume Causes A Hell Of A Controversy: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/high-school-teacher-satan-costume-mesa-arizona_n_65413c18e4b032ae1c9d01b6
559: Commedia dell'Hearte Edition
02-11-2023
559: Commedia dell'Hearte Edition
On this week’s episode: We’ll worry about our Johnson ... We learn about America's anti-Christian purge of 1963 ... And what happened in Vegas will stay on our podcast. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Headlines:  Mike Johnson is a Christian Nationalist Psychopath: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/how-did-speaker-mike-johnson-the?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2 Fake priests in CA: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/roman-catholic-diocese-warns-fake-priests-are-preying-california-paris-rcna121753 Traffickers posing as Catholic charities: https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/catholic-charities-controversy Congressman says Bible was banned in 1963: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/gop-congressman-falsely-claims-the?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2
558: Precognitive Edition
26-10-2023
558: Precognitive Edition
In this week’s episode, Ben Shapiro tries his ctiny little hands at kids TV, we learn about the peer-reviewed climate science in the Book of Genesis, and Eli will tag Marsh into the ring halfway through the episode. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Guest Links: Check out more from Marsh on Be Reasonable and Skeptics with a K --- Headlines: Trump promises to block immigrants who hate “our” religion: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/donald-trump-ill-block-immigrants Ben Shaprio creates a right wing bluey knock off  https://amp.theguardian.com/culture/2023/oct/17/is-new-kids-show-chip-chilla-a-blatant-bluey-knock-off-for-conservatives Pennsylvania lawmaker cites Genesis 8 as proof that climate change is fake: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/pennsylvania-lawmaker-cites-genesis Holy spirit told school trustee to post meme comparing pride flag to swastika: https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/alberta-school-trustee-claimed-the-holy-spirit-told-her-to-post-pride-flag-nazis-swastika-meme-1.6605709 https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6980401  Synod on Synodality reports not ‘secret,’ but still won’t be shared, spokesman says: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/255688/synod-on-synodality-reports-not-secret-but-still-wont-be-shared-spokesman-says --- This Week in Misogyny: Judge protects right to lie about “abortion reversal” procedure: https://jezebel.com/federal-judge-sides-with-religious-clinic-that-wants-to-1850951236
557: Sinking Our Heath Into It Edition
19-10-2023
557: Sinking Our Heath Into It Edition
In this week’s episode, some British bigots will tell us who’s actually to blame for the conflict in the Middle East, we learn some more science from the dolphin fucking shaman of the NFL, and we’ll quantify American ignorance some more. --- Come see us in Vegas: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/god-awful-movies-live-in-las-vegas-tickets-693624438367 To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Guest Links: Check out more from Marsh on Be Reasonable and Skeptics with a K --- Headlines: Non-believers lead the way in American concert about Climate Change: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/when-it-comes-to-accepting-climate Oklahoma education leader claims church/state separation is "state-sponsored atheism": https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/oklahoma-education-leader-claims Red paint thrown on Jewish schools in London a hate crime - police: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-67127778  Four Jewish schools in London close over fears for children: https://metro.co.uk/2023/10/12/london-two-jewish-schools-close-over-safety-fears-19654697  Landlord charged with hate crimes after Muslim boy killed in Illinois: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-67119183  Anti-LGBTQ+ troll Matt Walsh says the lack of gay babies is proof you can’t be born gay: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2023/10/anti-lgbtq-troll-matt-walsh-says-the-lack-of-gay-babies-is-proof-you-cant-be-born-gay/ Moment preacher baptised Parkinson's sufferer in paddling pool before he 'died during the ceremony' - as she claims to have spoken to him 'in heaven' afterwards: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12626395/Moment-preacher-prepares-man-baptism-revealed-died-ceremony-claims-spoken-heaven-afterwards.html  PA cop warns tarot reader of old fortune telling law: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/a-pennsylvania-police-chief-told Aaron Rodgers challenges Travis Kelce to vaccine debate: https://www.nbcsports.com/nfl/profootballtalk/rumor-mill/news/aaron-rodgers-challenges-travis-kelce-to-vaccine-debate
556: Foot Lucifer Edition
12-10-2023
556: Foot Lucifer Edition
In this week’s episode, Arkansas will continue their quest to have citizens dumb enough to stay in Arkansas, former president Donald Trump tries to call Jesus as a surprise witness, and God will give one little girl the courage to tell God how awesome he is. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ If you see a news story you think we might be interested in, you can send it here: scathingnews@gmail.com To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ --- Headlines: Report: Voucher Program in Arkansas gives millions of tax dollars to religious schools: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/report-arkansas-voucher-program-gives Donald trump tweets a photo of him as co defendants with jesus…and the original poster turns out to be a right wing nutbag https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2023/10/trumps-jesus-court-sketch-is-even-worse-than-it-looks.html NJ Candidate sues over “so help me god” inclusion in oath: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/candidate-sues-new-jersey-over-so 'Several Amish Men' Allegedly Shunned After Emergency Alert Test https://www.complex.com/life/a/joshua-espinoza/amish-men-shunned-emergency-alert-test# Jerry Fallwell junior suing liberty university over a hologram of his dad https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/aug/2/hologram-late-televangelist-jerry-falwell-center-l/ Asshole American tourist smashes statue in Israel over idolatry concerns: https://apnews.com/article/israel-museum-roman-statues-damaged-tourist-arrested-c1f793f1df00d477adac3e651e5751a7 Kat Von D finds jesus  https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2023/10/04/kat-von-d-baptism-witchcraft-la-ink/71063226007/ And https://www.christianpost.com/news/kat-von-d-gets-baptized-1-year-after-renouncing-witchcraft.html  --- This Week in Misogyny: Student loses scholarship for dancing at a party: https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/update-after-pushing-bible-on-dancing