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We are four ordinary Americans who happen to be atheists. In this podcast we discuss topics that are relevant to non-believers.

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the Profane Argument, atheist podcast

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We are four ordinary Americans who happen to be atheists. In this podcast we discuss topics that are relevant to non-believers.

Rank #1: Ep#130: Lynchings, King, and Comrade Trump

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Follow-Ups: Rahaf Al-Qunun in Canada @5:00 Local church embezzled @7:52 Blitz update @10:10 Trump supports cross @12:59 Trump Updates: 18 reasons to suspect Trump @14:15 What bitches @23:10 Shutdown Pool @23:50 Some Republicans… @26:18 Manafort @27:17 Gates @28:28 Barr @30:05 Big Mac Daddy @33:17 In the News: King’s bigotry again @39:55 Has been all along, if you’re paying attention Lynching to be made a federal crime…. Hold up...wha? @46:41 State News: ND - require bible study in schools - legislation introduced @57:41 TX - vote to remove muslim @58:00 MI - non-discrimination order signed @59:52 National News: Contraception change nixed @1:00:30

Jan 16 2019
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #2: Ep#131: Covington, Giuliani, and the Pence house

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Follow-up: Faith Healer to be sentenced, wife hid evidence @4:25 From FB: Trans ban in effect. @8:17 In the News: Karen Pence - yeah, not surprising @11:02 Trevor project sends Marlon Bundo books @11:50 A night with the Pences. @13:29 Covington Catholic Controversy Full story? @15:22 Black out fans @25:59 Memorable indoctrination @34:23 Ian’s personal experience of indoctrination @36:42 Trump Updates: Michael Steel “It’s all collusion” @42:40 Giuliani @48:25 Gives up the argument @49:31 Giuliani, “He lied for Trump” @51:16 Numbers going down @59:27 State News: MS - all blitzy @1:04:23 FL - the Conrad Miami @1:06:59 CA - Pronouns @1:13:16 Pray for Trump; Psalms 109:8: bumper sticker - "Let his days be few and brief; And let others step forward to replace him."

Jan 23 2019
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #3: Ep#76: Sedition, Treason and a bible museum

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Follow-up: Princes in Saudi Arabia    @1:36 International News: Australians support same-sex marriage  @4:33 Malaysia official declares atheist acts Sedition   @7:34 Clarification of Sedition v Treason   @9:30 State News: ‘Bama Moore trying to make it go away?    @10:34 Why are Evangelicals still supporting Moore?    @16:43 Every other terrible thing about Moore    @23:3 Current polls CA - Supreme court to rule on CA law    @43:54 TX - court strike down anti-abortion law @50:38 VA - COEXIST sign turned off     @55:43   National News: War on X-mas    @57:26 Nonsectarian museum    @1:03:23 Second Judge stops transgender ban    @1:07:01 Trump discussion    @1:07:53 3-dimensional chess Pocahontas Access hollywood faked? Animal trophies     Tax Plan Kushner Flynn flip?

Nov 30 2017
1 hour 37 mins
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Rank #4: Ep#96: the Alt-Right, Pell, and Trump's hair gets him in trouble

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Atheism and the Alt-right @1:15 Smallville actress involved with cult @28:09 Follow-up: Missed the rapture….again…. @36 :46 State News: MI - Prom to issue shoulder condoms @38:22 CA - another nazi to vote against @40:15 TN - Almighty God in the constitution @44:41 OK - 10 Commandments bill passes senate @45:23 LA - Senate passes permission slip prayer bill @45:46 Religious Crazies Running for Governor: AL @46:42 GA @47:42 ID @49:20 GA @50:20 International News: Bavaria - mandatory crosses @52:09 Malaysian Fake News @54:28 Australia - Pell @55:52 National News: Freethought caucus @59:46 Correspondents dinner w/ Michele Wolf @1:01:35 Dr. Harold Bornstein office @1:05:29 Leaked Mueller questions @1:10:31

May 02 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #5: Ep#105: Liars, SCOTUS, and the new Conspiracy

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From listeners Trinity Western: There is no law school. @1:00 From dustin: @2:06 Why I took the Huffington post off my news source list @3:01 Follow-up: MAGA - but not in my bar… @7:08 SCOTUS on Cali CPCs @11:23 State News: NC - SCOTUS ignores prayer case @12:40 OR - Principal reassigned after LGBT coercion @15:02 OH - Passes critical law @22:48 KY - cuts dental and vision from medicaid @24:52 National News: Senators want to quash public climate change information @28:28 Shading the truth, changing the subject, and avoiding the question @42:21 Lie or mistake? Trump SCOTUS picks @55:39 For humor: @1:02:50 Conspiracy corner @1:03:33 How to heckle - “Ivanka is the prettiest tumor in a swiftly moving cancer.” @1:13:50 Other racial sayings… @1:16:20

Jul 04 2018
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #6: Ep#81: Fire and Fury

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State News: Iowa - Waverly @0:55 NC prayer @3:31 National News: FEMA can rebuild churches @4:16 Why is that bad? @6:41 Brownback renominated @12:12 Trumps prosperity gospel spiritual advisor @16:06 Sheriff Joe @31:01 Fire and Fury @39:50 Bannon leaves Breitbart @43:16 Dossier not cause for FBI investigation @58:05 Exodus @1:01:26 Oprah? @1:02:42

Jan 10 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #7: Ep#95: Focus on the Family Church

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Show informational links: Follow-up Worst Bill     @0:40 Pediatrition denies healthcare to 6-day old baby   @3:16 CPCs teaching in schools     @5:49 Ken Ham - reducing hiring requirements   @10:34 Another religious symbol that’s not religious      @14:47 State News: AZ - abortion questionnaire  @17:06 OR - I’m not paying taxes because I’m christian   @20:30 International News: FotF grant     @23:37 National News:       Focus on the Family is a church now      @26:10 Trump pushing abstinence only        @29:42 CIA Director Mike Pompeo received a favorable endorsement from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)     @31:24 Pompeo on gay marriage      @39:19 Senators have canceled confirmation hearings for Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson over allegations related to improper conduct. Michael Cohen   @50:55 Jared calls Sean Hannity an a$$h0le to his face  @56:13 Reporters have found flight records for a private jet carrying Trump that indicate he spent two nights in Moscow in November 2013 — exactly the time when the infamous “pee tape” was allegedly made.

Apr 26 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #8: Ep#84: No electronics in a mop

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Follow-up: WA - coach prayer @0:52 Brownback confirmed @3:56 David Barton @4:29 ‘Member Huckabee on Colbert…? Ian ‘members. International News: Kenya Atheists @8:18 Iranian women protesting @9:45 State News: KY - shooting @11:31 CA - quiverfull @20:51 CA - right to education? @2 3:23 National News: Healthcare going to Hellwege @44:32 20 week Abortion bill to be voted on, likely fail, so why vote? @53:17 And it failed

Jan 31 2018
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #9: Ep#110: Q and the Kochs constitutional rewrite

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Psychology Journal on Atheists @1:30 From listeners Diocese to read report - Pitt Atheist @9:14 State News: NY - Cuomo @11:56 IL - Using girlfriend to “catfish” - Jeff @13:48 National News: Catholic menace @19:30 Seagal @25:07 QAnon @27:42 JFK Jr. Rather russian than Democrat Is Trump the WWE president? Ohio special election @36:31 Task force @39:50 Anti-LGBT groups @40:10 No more punishment for anti-gay African countries @42:22 Religious groups against the task force @45:43 Left conspiracy @47:55 Info on Kochs trying to rewrite constitution SCOTUS denies Trump request @55:44 Crossing the Swamp @59:32 Paintings by: https://twitter.com/McNaughtonArt

Aug 08 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #10: Ep#82: From Sh-thole to Sh-thouse

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Iceland - non-believers @ State News: Follow-up on Iowa @9:43 No invocation in Iowa state senate OH - Didn’t vote? Now you can’t. @12:27 Ian’s pre-school story @17:34 WV - Bible school in all schools @21:15 NY - Planning board @26:19 MS - LGBT @30:39 AR - Gubernatorial race @34:36 National News: Sovereign Citizens can’t say it’s a religion @39:25 Aziz Ansari @43:58 Paul Haggis accused @49:37 $130k payoff @53:15 Does S******e mean racist? @57:41

Jan 18 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #11: Ep#92: Mustaches and Religious Mayhem

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Follow-up: “Go to hell” @1:05 Abortion rates going down @2:29 State News: IL - School Board President & Christ Church pastor @4:20 TN - IGWT in schools @10:18 AL - to vote on 10 commandments @10:54 OH - bill to ban abortions @11:38 PA - parents convicted in faith healing death @15:04 CO - Anti LGBT law in house judiciary committee @29:03 International News: European religious rate @36:24 UN women’s conference @39:30 National News: Johnson Amdmnt safe for now @43:14 #marchforourlives and The Moonies! @45:22 About the kids @49:04 Humanist rejected from chaplain position @55:36 Transgendered people barred from military, thanks to Pence @57:57 DeVos’ spending blocked @1:00:32 Let’s talk about John Bolton @1:07:58 Let’s talk about one of Trump’s two remaining lawyers @1:12:15

Mar 28 2018
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #12: Ep#127: d20 for the win!

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Follow-up: Candy Cane @2:02 War on Christmas @3:20 Jared’s link @3:54 Trump joins war on xmas? @7:43 Secular holiday # MySecularHoliday @8:44 Trump Updates: ObamaCare @13:30 Russia still at work - discrediting Mueller, Midterms, and beyond @19:51 Stone @23:42 Trump charity @27:04 Flynn - Delayed @29:35 From FB: D20 for the win @35:39 Hemp @37:56 Did Mary consent? @45:02 Pastor sentenced to life @46:56 Salt Bae @49:47 In the News: Scientology and the Nation @55:04 State News: AZ - McSally in Senate seat @1:01:03 MO - Cross @1:05:32 National News: Face the Nation...with spray on hair @1:07:40 Advertisers with Cucker Tarlson: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/advertisers-sticking-with-tucker-carlson_us_5c191bc8e4b08db990581ec6

Dec 19 2018
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #13: Ep#114: Patriots Day, Law, and Kavanaugh

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911 @0:52 Dennis Miller @4:40 Follow-up: NY issues Subpoenas @14:27 Lincoln NE @15:38 Cardinal Donald Wuerl to go to Vatican @18:07 Ian’s light-hearted story @19:52 Kissimmee @21:02 Palm Beach @24:01 KY Pastor @31:35 World News: Egyptian man arrested for having lunch with Saudi woman @ 34:11 Ireland’s Blasphemy law @37:36 India - decriminalizes gay sex @43:44 State News: ID - Homeless @44:38 National News: Kavanaugh @51:23 On Roe @54:02 The Judicial Assault on Roe v. Wade Has Begun

Sep 12 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #14: Ep#113: Nike, Racist Robocalls, and Pope Frank

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Nike/Kaepernick @1:02 PA - baboons @7:24 Robo calls @9:24 LAPD - kiosk @16:44 Follow-up: Adoption agents view @20:43 More on Pope Frank @22:05 Call for resignation @26:41 From listeners Bible study or else - from Eugene @29:21 National News: President in Waiting @35:35 McCain’s replacement @43:24 Jared’s McCain rant @46:15 Woodward’s book @50:16

Sep 05 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #15: Ep#106: Breastfeeding and the Federalist Society

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From listeners Duterte gives possibility to resigning @0:58 Followers of Christ still active @3:23 State News: VA - moment of silence @7:41 Stained glass upgrade @9:30 AR - abortion law struck down @13:32 NC - 9th district @15:32 JFK Jr. Conspiracy theory @22:51 World News: Baby Trump Balloon to fly over London during his visit @23:37 WHO - breastfeeding @29:08 Ian’s weird twist on the story @37:35 National News: About Leonard Leo and the Federalist Society @48:18 All about Kavanaugh @55:01 All the white supremacist links @55:36 ‘Don’t vote for Jones’ @1:03:33 Pruitt wrap up @1:06:32 Investigations to continue @1:06:43

Jul 11 2018
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #16: Ep#91: Why abortion is ok

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Show informational links: Fill out your law bracket     @0:46 From listeners Dustin - TN nazi bill squashed in record time   @2:01 Cynthia Nixon  @11:02 Follow-up: PA - Districts stand    @12:02 PA Rep tries to impeach judges   @15:48 Pat Toomey is a bitch  @17:36 INVOCATIONS: Iowa Atheist PDF     @23:26 KA “Go to hell”    @24:44 ABORTIONS:    @30:04 Jared’s question:   @33:44 Reverse abortion   @45:10 MS - law goes into effect   @47:17 ….and is blocked IA - heartbeat law    @48:09 Justices hear arguments    @49:21 ...and likely side against law Abortions are actually safe @52:26 State News: TX - Rep insults Stephen Hawking     @54:28 OR - judge suspended for 3 years   @57:27 Jared’s good news story @1:00:42 AR - IGWT signs    @1:04:15 International News: Pakistan - citizens must declare religion      @1:06:24 National News: McCain on CIA     @1:08:14 ...McCain on Putin     @1:10:38 Cambridge Analytica - Rebekah Mercer - Steve Bannon - Ted Cruz - Ben Carson - Julian Assange  @1:12:23 Chief Israeli Rabbi calls black people monkeys   @1:17:58 Marlon Bundo     @1:18:46

Mar 21 2018
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #17: Ep#88: Moonies, Guns, and In God We Trust

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Jared’s encounter with the Moonies @1:07 Larry Pratt @15:40 PA special election @25:59 PA special kind of lawsuit @31:11 State News: GA - anti-LGBT adoption bill passes @35:33 FL - In God We Trust signs @36:44 Ray on assault rifles @40:44 OK - In God We Trust posters @48:03 AZ - Ditat Deus @49:10 International News: Ireland losing its religion in schools @55:01 FFRF creates new award @56:06 National News: Honors for Billy Graham @57:09 Why Billy Graham sucked @59:54

Feb 28 2018
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Rank #18: Ep#85: Treasonous Comments and Military Parades

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Superbowl discussion @1:00 ¼ Americans believe God controls sporting event outcomes @4:11 PETA commercial @6:13 Local News: @9:13 More important local news: @10:19 Follow-up: MS - 10 commandments @14:32 International News: Ontario - Dying rights @15:40 State News: GA - Bill allowing HS coaches to Pray with Students @20:03 IA - Skyler’s at it again @22:42 FL - In God We Trust @24:28 IGWT origins @24:41 National News: Fossil Fuels ended slavery ?? @25:29 House to withdraw nominee @26:01 Well this won’t maximize the number of christians - God will protect from the Flu @27:35 Treasonous comments in Ohio @28:56 EricTrump @32:18 Paul Ryan’s tweet @36:49 Trey Gowdy @38:14 I want a parade like the one in France @44:33 Record number of scientist running for office @50:44 Campaign donations @52:23 Memo talk @55:09

Feb 07 2018
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Rank #19: Ep#102: Suicide, Cake Fallout, and Priestly Pedophiles

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Congrats to Rep Jared Huffman    @7:08 We discuss suicide Anthony Bourdain    @8:47 Aid in Dying      @20:03 AMA - no progress yet    @27:10 Follow-up: Wedding cake ruling:    @29:28 TN store owner, “No Gays Allowed”   @30:10  SD Rep Michael Clark   @34:13  Is SCOTUS complicite?    @37:40  AR court backfire for conservatives.  @39:44 State News: NC Schools    @46:43 “It’s not promoting religion”   @52:37 PA Schools    @54:26 PA - Catholic Church report      @56:21 National News:       Judge says Pruitt must provide proof for statements made   @1:03:48 Trump+Kim   @1:05:59

Jun 13 2018
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Rank #20: Ep#87: Arming the Moonies

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Some hope? @1:00 But with new districts…. Arming the Moonies @13:06 State News: NM - bloomfield 10 commandments @26:35 IA - follow-up on religious teaching in schools @29:08 SC - Allowing prayer in schools? @30:22 SC - And ‘parody marriages’ @32:31 National News: Trump’s empty posts @34:02 ...and Science @39:11 No collusion @41:17 Pence says ABC is wrong to allow The View to express….views.

Feb 21 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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