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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.

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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.

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Fantastic!

By SerTyrion - Jun 30 2019
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One of the best atheist podcasts out there

Funny and Informative

By Nick Santamore - May 28 2019
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These guys (and gals) are awesome and always funny!

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2034 Ratings
Average Ratings
1943
36
14
9
32

Fantastic!

By SerTyrion - Jun 30 2019
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One of the best atheist podcasts out there

Funny and Informative

By Nick Santamore - May 28 2019
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These guys (and gals) are awesome and always funny!
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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.

Rank #1: 338: Hard G Edition

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In this week’s episode, we’ll pull out some long overdue roasts, the kids from Covington Catholic sue the time dimension for defamation, and America will make it through this whole intro without a mass shooting.
---To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 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 out half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ ---Headlines:Christians say horrible stuff about mass shootings: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/08/04/oh-lawmaker-blames-dayton-shooting-on-homosexual-marriage-democrats-and-more/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/08/04/tx-lt-gov-blames-el-paso-shooting-on-not-letting-kids-pray-in-our-schools/ https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/08/04/preacher-blames-tx-shooting-on-nation-having-thrown-out-the-ten-commandments/ https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/05/trump-condemns-racism-bigotry-and-white-supremacy.html An Ancient Cathedral in England Installed a Mini Golf Course To Get New Visitors: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/07/31/an-ancient-cathedral-in-england-installed-a-mini-golf-course-to-get-new-visitors/ Rick Wiles would like $100 million please: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/08/02/rick-wiles-i-need-100-million-to-preach-at-viewers-until-jesus-comes-back/ Italian Town Will Issue Hefty Fine to Anyone Who Commits Public Blasphemy: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/07/29/italian-town-will-issue-hefty-fine-to-anyone-who-commits-public-blasphemy/ David Barton Claims Constitution Gives Christians Bonus Rights: https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/the-constitution-gives-david-barton-more-protection-than-the-rest-of-you/ ---This Week in Misogyny:Christian mommy blogger: Women are less safe because of feminism: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/08/05/christian-mom-women-are-more-unsafe-today-because-of-feminism/ India’s Politicians Finally Criminalized “Triple Talaq” Islamic Insta-Divorces: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/07/31/indias-politicians-finally-criminalized-triple-talaq-islamic-insta-divorces/ Saudi women can walk in public without a hall pass now: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/08/05/saudi-women-can-finally-travel-without-a-man-but-theres-more-work-to-be-done/
Aug 08 2019
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #2: Scathing Atheist #1: Presidential Inauguration Edition

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In this fortnight's episode, Noah offers his "statement of purpose", professional homophobe Peter LaBarbera codifies homophobia in a handy 20 step program, we discuss the Vatican's latest research into Tommy Lee Jones' flashy-thing from Men In Black and Heath Enwright joins us to discuss an Atlanta pastor's attempt to rewrite Django Unchained with Jesus in the Title Role.

Jan 17 2013
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Rank #3: 337: Oy Canada Edition

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In this week’s episode, Canada will oppress its dozens of Jews by holding its election on a day that ends in Y, a bishop teaches us to create a gay fetus with this one simple trick, and America will be less stupid than ever, which is still really stupid.
---To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist To buy our book, click there: http://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Godless-Misanthrope-Scathing-Presents-ebook/dp/B00J53FZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396141562&sr=8-1 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 out half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ ---Guest Links:Find out more about the “One More Round” podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/one-more-round/id1446775328?mt=2 ---Headlines:The Catholic AG is bringing back the death penalty; that hypocrisy is irrelevant: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/07/26/the-catholic-ag-is-bringing-back-the-death-penalty-that-hypocrisy-is-irrelevant/ Canada’s Elections Conflict with a Jewish Holiday and Demand Someone Cares: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/07/26/canadas-elections-conflict-with-a-jewish-holiday-should-voting-day-be-moved/ Gallup poll shows 40% of Americans are creationists, but a record-high 22% accept reality: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/07/26/gallup-40-of-americans-are-creationists-but-a-record-high-22-accept-reality/ Christian Ministry Posts Video Trashing Preachers Who Promote Social Justice: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/07/24/christian-ministry-posts-video-trashing-preachers-who-promote-social-justice/ Greek Orthodox priest says gay people are caused by pregnant women having anal sex: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/07/27/greek-orthodox-priest-gay-people-are-caused-by-pregnant-women-having-anal-sex/ NE Woman Demands Spiderman Sculpture Come Down Because She Thinks It’s the Devilhttps://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/07/18/ne-woman-demands-spiderman-sculpture-come-down-because-she-thinks-its-the-devil/
---This Week in Misogyny:WIllow Creek church still lying: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/07/25/after-pastors-sex-scandal-willow-creeks-leaders-are-running-from-the-facts/ Woman sues megachurch for mishandling sex abuse allegations: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/07/27/woman-sues-megachurch-for-1-million-for-mishandling-her-sex-abuse-case/ Focus on the Family book blames wives for cheating husbands: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/07/30/a-new-book-from-focus-on-the-family-blames-women-when-their-husbands-cheat/
Aug 01 2019
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #4: 271: SPLC Ya Later Edition

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In this week’s episode, Ken ham’s ark park see less footraffic than your mom, we find a great new reason to ejaculate on a wall (your mom), and Lee Strobel will prove that the New Testament is the New Testament.

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To check out the Encyclopedia Dumb-erica, click here: http://www.encyclopediadumberica.com/index.php/Encyclopedia_Dumberica

Headlines:

SPLC gets rid of its anti-Muslim Extremist list: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/19/the-splc-has-removed-its-controversial-page-listing-anti-muslim-extremists/

Stanford study does NOT show that religious kids do best in school: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/19/a-stanford-study-does-not-show-that-the-most-religious-kids-do-best-in-school/

Appeals court rules that pastor was allowed to use unpaid labor at his restaurant: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/20/appeals-court-pastor-didnt-break-law-when-using-unpaid-labor-at-restaurant/

Ark Encounter numbers are heinous: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/21/ark-encounters-latest-attendance-numbers-are-ken-hams-nightmare/

Christian magic school students are doing stupid stuff:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/20/students-at-christian-hogwarts-suck-graves-and-try-to-walk-through-walls/

This Week in Misogyny:

Christian blogger’s fashion advice to not be a harlot: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/21/christian-blogger-if-you-dont-dress-in-a-godly-way-you-must-be-a-harlot/

Hasidic sect sees rapist rabbi as god: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/20/hasidic-sect-sees-rapist-rabbi-as-god-believers-allow-him-to-do-anything/

Woman turns down Pakistani man’s marriage proposal; he sets her on fire: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/24/a-woman-turned-down-a-pakistani-mans-marriage-proposal-he-set-her-on-fire/

Apr 26 2018
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #5: ScathingAtheist 214: Flat Earth Edition

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In this week’s episode, Pakistan wants a “stone to death” option on Facebook, Texas considers a cap and trade system to discourage sperm waste, and Alabama joins the fight against the fight against child abuse.

To get a copy of Diatribes Volume 2: 50 More Essays From a Scathing Atheist, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Diatribes-Essays-Scathing-Atheist-Presents-ebook/dp/B06XQTJT4R
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Guest Links:
Click here to hear Noah and Lucinda on the Skeptics Brewpub podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/user/skeptics_brewpub/episode-41-noah-and-lucinda-lugeons

Click here to check out Pesquisas Mormonas, click here: http://www.pesquisasmormonas.com/

Headlines:
Pakistan wants Twitter and Facebook to identify blasphemers: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/17/pakistan-asks-facebook-twitter-help-identify-blasphemers
Engaged couple faces jail in UAE for premarital sex: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/09/an-engaged-couple-may-end-up-in-a-united-arab-emirates-jail-for-having-sex-before-marriage/
Gohmert: If Hillary had won, Christians like me would be in jail: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/louie-gohmert-says-that-if-clinton-had-won-hed-probably-have-been-in-jail-within-four-years/
Pope real sorry about complicity in Rwandan genocide: http://religionnews.com/2017/03/20/pope-asks-forgiveness-for-church-role-in-rwanda-genocide/
Oklahoma “Family Values” legislator caught in hotel room with underage boy: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/16/hypocrisy-alert-oklahoma-family-values-gop-legislator-caught-in-hotel-room-with-underage-boy/
Former Trump Advisor: God warned me about the wiretapping: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/former-trump-campaign-adviser-says-god-warned-him-about-bugging-of-the-white-house/
Parents delay reporting their son missing because “god said he was fine” http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/18/when-their-son-went-missing-these-parents-delayed-calling-the-police-because-god-said-he-was-fine/
Alabama Christians fighting against law that would protect kids at daycare from being abused:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/15/conservative-christians-are-fighting-an-alabama-bill-that-would-protect-kids-at-childcare-centers/
Texas lawmaker wants men fined for masturbating:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39251655

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/03/13/texas-democrat-trolls-anti-abortion-colleagues-with-bill-fining-men-100-each-time-they-masturbate/

This Week in Misogyny:
Saudi women’s panel has no women: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/03/saudi-arabia-launches-girls-council-without-girls/
Mike Pence gets “Working Women” award: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/mike-pence-to-receive-working-for-women-award-from-kellyanne-conways-conservative-womens-group/
“Trumpcare” seeks to defund Planned Parenthood: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/03/cbo-predicts-trumpcare-would-cause-thousands-women-lose-contraceptive-care-and-get-

Mar 23 2017
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #6: ScathingAtheist 225: R2 Deacon Edition

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In this week’s episode, Donald Trump uses The Handmaid’s Tale as a platform template, Ken Ham sends out a "Mocking Ken Ham" template, and we read the Mormon equivalent of “skip ahead, skip ahead.”

To get tickets to see God Awful Movies Live, click here: https://scathingatheist.com/2017/05/01/god-awful-movies-world-tour/
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Guest Links:
Check out the Opening Arguments podcast here: http://openargs.com/

Check out the Naked Mormonism podcast here: http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/index.html

Headlines:
Leaked Trump regulation would allow all employers to deny contraceptive coverage (and more) http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/01/leaked-trump-regulation-says-all-employers-will-be-able-to-refuse-birth-control-coverage/
Woman permanently injured by faith healing wants her parents prosecuted: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/02/woman-with-fatal-condition-caused-by-faith-healing-wants-her-parents-prosecuted/
Denmark repeals blasphemy law(skit idea let's check in with denmark “I shit in a yarmulke”):
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/02/denmarks-blasphemy-law-has-been-repealed/
Germans make robot priest: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/31/why-bother-with-church-when-this-german-robo-priest-handles-all-your-blessing-needs/
Indian judge: Peacocks procreate by swallowing tears: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/01/indian-judge-peacocks-dont-have-sex-they-reproduce-by-swallowing-tears-actual-tears/
KY Gov plans to curb crime with prayer: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/02/ky-governor-thinks-the-power-of-prayer-can-curb-violence-it-cant/
Ken Ham is not a white person: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/02/creationist-ken-ham-im-not-a-white-person/
Ken ham, Gayness, Ice cream appear in a story together: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/03/creationist-ken-ham-doesnt-get-ben-jerrys-clever-ice-cream-policy-in-australia/

This Week in Misogyny:
Jim Bakker on Manchester bombing: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/06/jim-bakker-the-manchester-victims-literally-invited-attacks-by-watching-ariana-grande/
Theodore Shoebat chimes in: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/theodore-shoebat-victims-of-manchester-bombing-were-pro-sodomite-sluts-and-whores/

Jun 08 2017
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Rank #7: ScathingAtheist 229: Pell to Pay Edition

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In this week’s episode, the SVU writers start work on their Cardinal Pell episode, bars in Utah become a little bit less like Japanese porn, and Australia is only so atheist because we took their boat-building zealots.

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Headlines:
Cardinal Pell gets charged:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/28/australian-cardinal-is-highest-ranking-vatican-official-charged-with-sex-abuse/
No religion is australia’s top religion
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/27/no-religion-is-now-officially-australias-top-religion/
Woman throws handful of coins into a plane to pray for luck
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/27/flight-delayed-after-woman-throws-coins-in-engine-to-pray-for-safety/
Daycare owners caught up in satanic panic finally exonerated: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/22/satanic-day-care-couple-fully-exonerated-after-wrongful-convictions/
Flat earthers stupid billboard
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/07/01/flat-earthers-just-put-up-another-self-defeating-billboard-in-tulsa/
Egyptian cleric says FGM is good for the economy
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/07/01/egyptian-cleric-says-female-genital-mutilation-is-good-for-the-economy/
Guy who ran over the stupid ten commandments thing
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/28/a-christian-man-vandalized-the-ten-commandments-monument-at-the-arkansas-capitol/
Zion curtains law repealed:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/07/02/utahs-irrational-zion-curtains-law-is-no-longer-in-effect/

Jul 06 2017
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Rank #8: Scathing Atheist #2: The Big Game Edition

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In this exceptionally not-safe-for-work episode we find a Catholic priest who might be going to jail for something other than molesting children, we look ahead to the big game and ponder why Christian athletes always forget to mention god's role in their losses and Heath Enwright joins us for a seven and half minute segment that contains no fewer than 85 poop jokes.

Jan 31 2013
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Rank #9: 270: Trouble with God Edition

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In this week’s episode, the Mormons introduce the world to their black friend, we learn on InfoWars that Alex Jones invented the clitoris in 1988, and Chris Matheson will be here to suggest the bible, koran, and book of mormon might just be bullshit.

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Guest Links:

To pre-order a copy of Chris’s new book “The Trouble with God: A Divine Comedy about Judgement (and Misjudgement)”, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Trouble-God-Divine-Judgment-Misjudgment-ebook/dp/B07BTPWKDS/ref=sr12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1524000056&sr=1-2

To check out Crazy Zach’s YouTube channel, click here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7jw-8dGW13Q6YWszHnAWbQ

Headlines:

David Silverman removed from AA due to accusations of misconduct: https://www.buzzfeed.com/peteraldhous/david-silverman-atheist-fired-sexual-misconduct?utm_term=.la1wXxnGK#.kb2doO6NE

Pope releases pamphlet about how Satan is definitely real: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/13/speak-of-the-devil-new-pope-document-references-satan-more-than-a-dozen-times/

PA psychic gets charged with "illegal fortune-telling":

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/09/pa-psychic-scammer-didnt-foresee-criminal-charges-for-illegal-fortunetelling/

Rapture is coming on April 23rd: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/12/the-rapture-is-april-23-says-man-whose-2017-rapture-predictions-never-came-true/

Mormons pick their first non-white apostle: http://www.newsweek.com/mormons-non-white-apostles-pick-opinion-878223

Alex Jones has been getting stalked by Satan's fuck minions since high school:

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-claims-attractive-women-tried-to-date-him-in-high-school-to-convert-him-to-satanism/

This Week in Misogyny:

FGM in India: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/mar/06/study-reveals-fgm-india-female-genital-mutilation

Saudi women fighting against male guardianship: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/mar/28/saudi-arabia-women-strive-to-bring-male-guardians-to-a-twitter-end

Apr 19 2018
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Rank #10: ScathingAtheist 232: Schadenfreudian Slip Edition

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On this week’s episode: We try to get the more out of Mormon ... We discuss the marital sex lives of a man and his computer, and a woman and her calf ... And Ken Ham will get shot in the freude.

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Headlines:
Ark Park could see tax incentives reversed because they’re unrepentant assholes: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/07/23/ark-encounters-tax-rebate-suspension-could-be-reversed/
Chinese government bans religion: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/07/19/chinas-government-bans-religion-says-members-must-be-firm-marxist-atheists/
New bill in WI tries to prevent med schools from teaching anything about abortion:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/07/18/wisconsin-may-block-medical-students-from-learning-how-to-perform-abortions/
South African pastor demands his congregants foot his legal bills for defrauding them: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/07/13/south-african-pastor-to-congregation-pay-my-legal-bills-or-church-is-canceled/
Lawyer sues congressmen for displaying rainbow flag in violation of Establishment Clause:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/07/20/man-who-sued-to-marry-computer-files-three-lawsuits-defending-his-orientation/

Buddhist Widow claims calf is reincarnation of her husband: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/07/21/buddhist-widow-claims-her-husband-has-returned-as-a-calf/

This Week in Misogyny:
Iranian newspaper publishes photo of Maryam Mirzakhani without a hijab: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/16/maryam-mirzakhani-iranian-newspapers-break-hijab-taboo-in-tributes
Iranian women refuse to wear hijabs while driving; Iran may relent: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/11/compulsory-hijab-rule-increasingly-flouted-by-iranian-drivers
Girl’s robotics team allowed in the US even though Trump’s a douche: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/13/all-girl-afghan-robotics-team-allowed-to-travel-to-us-after-visa-ruling-overturned
Nepalese woman dies of snakebite because she was being period-shunned: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/09/world/asia/nepali-woman-snakebite-period-chhaupadi.html

Jul 27 2017
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #11: 285: C.O.O.L. G.I.M.P. Edition

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In this week’s episode, we’ll learn what christians mean when they say they’re a COOL GIMP, Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop company hires a stunt vagina, and Jeff Sessions apparently thinks it’s the “just us” department.

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Headlines:

Jeff Sessions announces "Religious Liberty Task Force":

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/07/jeff-sessions-announces-religious-liberty-task-force-at-doj-summit.html

Cardinal resigns over kid-raping, ordered to a ‘life of prayer and penance’: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/07/28/cardinal-resigns-over-sex-abuse-scandal-ordered-to-life-of-prayer-and-penance/

Republican in virginia race loves bigfoot porn

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/republican-accused-of-being-devotee-of-bigfoot-by-democratic-opponent-in-virginia-house-race/

And

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bigfoot-porn-house-race-virginiaus5b5ec4f5e4b0de86f4988800

Study: Christian nationalists think god wants them to have guns: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/07/27/christian-nationalists-believe-god-literally-wants-them-to-have-guns-study-says/

Update on bible in military display: http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/07/23/conservatives-are-furious-that-the-military-replaced-a-bible-on-a-memorial-table/ and http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/07/30/christian-right-group-says-military-display-with-generic-faith-book-is-illegal/

Log Cabin Republicans support anti-LGBTQ politician in GA Governor’s race

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/log-cabin-republicans-support-anti-lgbtq-politician-ga-governors-race/

NYC officials sued for allowing substandard education at Orthodox Jewish schools: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/07/24/ny-officials-sued-for-allowing-substandard-education-at-orthodox-jewish-schools/

CVS fires pharmacist who refused to fill hormone prescription for trans woman: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/07/25/cvs-fires-pharmacist-who-refused-to-fill-hormone-prescription-for-trans-woman/

Goop hires a fact checker: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/07/25/gwyneth-paltrows-goop-hired-a-full-time-fact-checker-and-other-revelations/

This Week in Misogyny:

Saudi woman faces jail time for hugging male singer on stage: http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/07/30/saudi-arabian-woman-faces-prison-time-for-hugging-male-singer-on-stage/

Mormon mother denied temple recommend for breastfeeding in church: http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/07/27/a-mormon-mother-was-denied-a-temple-recommend-after-breastfeeding-in-church/

Catholic ownership of hospitals an increasing problem: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-catholic-bishops-are-shaping-health-care-in-rural-america/

Sources for Christian terminology:

http://loveandsalvation.blogspot.com/2011/04/christian-acronyms-and-acrostics.html

https://www.dictionaryofchristianese.com/list-of-words-by-alphabetical/

Aug 02 2018
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #12: ScathingAtheist 233: Science Moms Edition

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In this week’s episode, we learn that the generals Trump talked to about trans people turn out to be from the salvation army, Bill Donahue will argue about what kind of cheese Mother Teresa’s vag tasted like, and Natalie Newell of the Science Enthusiast Podcast will be here to tell us about our second favorite kind of mom.

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To learn more about Natalie’s upcoming film, Science Moms, click here: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceMomsDoc/
To check out The Science Enthusiast Podcast, click here: http://ascienceenthusiast.com/
To read the open letter to celebrity moms Natalie talks about in the interview, click here: https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2015/08/19/science-moms-celebrity-moms-lets-discuss-gmos-farming-safety-health-together/
To get tickets to see the film at QED, click here: https://qedcon.org/

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Headlines:
Evangelical leaders takes credit for Trump’s anti-trans move: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/tony-perkins-frc-worked-with-white-house-to-stop-transgender-cultural-grenade/ also, others: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/07/conservative-christians-celebrate-trumps-transgender-troop-ban/
Salvation Army caught turning away trans people: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/07/salvation-army-caught-turning-away-transgender-people/
England to ban prescriptions for homeopathy, other bullshit treatments: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/07/23/england-will-ban-prescriptions-for-homeopathy-and-other-low-value-treatments/
Football player thinks dinosaurs aren’t real
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/07/29/nfl-player-d-j-reader-dinosaurs-arent-real-and-fossils-are-fake/
TX man blames devil when caught without pants in child’s bedroom: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/07/25/tx-man-blames-devil-after-getting-caught-without-pants-in-childs-bedroom/

Catholic League pissed about cheese shop talking about eating out Mother Teresa: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/07/29/catholic-league-to-cheese-shop-dont-joke-about-mother-teresas-nether-regions/

This podcast is a production of Puzzle in a Thunderstorm, LLC. Copyright 2017, all rights reserved.

Aug 03 2017
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Rank #13: ScathingAtheist 224: Jung and the Restless Edition

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In this week’s episode, Ken Ham sucks dino penis, Tucker Carlson doesn't matter, and Muslims around the world will keep pretending they enjoy this holiday.

For tickets to see God Awful Movies live, click here: https://scathingatheist.com/2017/05/01/god-awful-movies-world-tour/
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Headlines:
Tillerson declines to hold Ramadan event at state department: http://religionnews.com/2017/05/26/tillerson-declines-to-host-ramadan-event-at-state-department-sources-say/
Devos: Schools that discriminate against gay and black students should still get federal funding: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/24/betsy-devos-schools-rejecting-black-and-gay-students-should-still-get-federal-funding/
Pope presses Trump on Climatechange: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/world/europe/pope-trump-vatican-meet.html?_r=0
Muslim sues Little Caesars for misleading “halal” marking on pepperoni pizzas: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/05/26/muslim-man-sues-little-caesars-claiming-halal-label-pizza-lie/102192152/
Tucker Carlson’s god gets his ass handed to him by Dan Barker: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/26/tucker-carlson-didnt-like-atheist-dan-barker-denouncing-the-bibles-brutal-alpha-god/
Margaret Court is a bigot: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/28/australian-tennis-star-blasted-after-stating-bible-based-opposition-to-marriage-equality/
Lady Justice statue removed in Bangladesh over Muslim objections: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/26/lady-justice-statue-bangladesh-removed-islamist-objections and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/28/bangladesh-reinstalls-statue-lady-justice-despite-complainst/
Ken Ham gets a doctorate:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/27/i-guess-well-have-to-call-him-dr-ken-ham-now/

Ken Ham makes love to dinosaur gayly in new novel: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/23/creationist-ken-ham-does-unspeakable-things-with-a-t-rex-in-this-erotic-novel/

This Week in Misogyny:
Pro Surfer: Ladies and their periods cause most shark attacks: http://beachgrit.com/2017/05/laird-gals-periods-attracts-sharks/

Jun 01 2017
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Rank #14: ScathingAtheist 223: Spank War Edition

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In this week’s episode, Texas sends their Bizarro version of the First Amendment to fight the real one, Donald Trump refuses to say the words "radical Islamic terrorism" because he's a liberal cuck, and Betsy Devos looks for a way to make her intelligence level the average.

To check out Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/
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Headlines:
Donald Trump pisses off all the Muslims even more: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/21/trump-says-terrorists-do-not-worship-god-calls-islam-one-of-worlds-great-faiths/
Betsy Devos to unveil ‘us paying for religious schools’: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/18/donald-trump-and-betsy-devos-set-to-announce-taxpayer-funding-for-religious-schools/
Time Square vehicular manslaughterer says god made him do it: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/19/driver-in-deadly-times-square-tragedy-said-god-made-him-do-it/
VA PD put bible quotes on cars, public outrage took them the fuck off: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/19/blessed-are-the-peacemakers-decals-will-come-down-from-va-county-cop-cars-after-pushback/
Montreal to tax their churches: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/05/good-news-montreal-taxing-churches/
Texas fucking sucks and their legislature are a bunch of dicks: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/religious-refusal-foster-care-bill-heads-gov-abbott-desk/DhPhOeI75Vr7w2xyUyBU9I/
Pastor talks to god on the phone
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/22/nothing-to-see-here-just-a-pastor-chatting-with-god-over-the-phone/
Preacher: “God gave kids extra butt-padding so you could spank them” http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/18/baptist-preacher-god-gave-kids-extra-padding-on-their-butts-so-you-could-spank-them/

This Week in Misogyny:
Teddy Shoebat: Manchester victims were “sluts and whores” http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/theodore-shoebat-victims-of-manchester-bombing-were-pro-sodomite-sluts-and-whores/
Christian school condemns abortion; punishes student for not having one: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/20/us/teen-pregnancy-religious-values-christian-school.html?_r=0
Fabio: All women needs guns because CA is releasing their vast stores of rapists: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/21/fabio-all-women-need-guns-because-california-is-releasing-all-the-rapists/

May 25 2017
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #15: Scathing Atheist 90: Help, Help, I'm Being Oppressed Edition

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On this week's episode we'll bask in the glorious absence of campaign ads, Phil Robertson will pee standing up and Eli Bosnick will join us to discuss one hundred of the most bafflingly stupid minutes in the history of film.

Nov 06 2014
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Rank #16: Scathing Atheist 93: Saving Christmas Edition

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In this week's episode all the people who said Texas couldn't get dumber will sure have egg on their faces, Lucinda will join us to talk about biblical penis wars, and Eli Bosnick will join us to stare at Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas with the kind of grotesque fascination one usually reserves for fatal lawn mower accidents.

Nov 27 2014
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #17: ScathingAtheist 235: Radical Christian Terrorism Edition

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In this week’s episode, We’ll talk about the Radical Christian Terrorists the mainstream media won't, Eli steps on Heath’s joke that he wrote first before the headlines even start, and Joseph Smith will join us to avenge our decision to read the Book of Mormon.

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Guest Links:

You can hear Noah on Doubting Dogma here: http://doubtingdogma.libsyn.com/17-noah-lugeons-bullshitometer

Headlines:
Charlottesville: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/12/politics/trump-charlottesville-statement/index.html http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/08/12/violent-white-nationalist-rally-in-charlottesville-leads-to-state-of-emergency/ http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/14/politics/charlottesville-nazi-trump-statement-trnd/index.html
Anti-Muslim folks in Norway outraged by picture of bus seats they thought were women in burqas: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/08/04/anti-muslim-bigots-in-norway-are-furious-at-these-bus-seats/
Malaysian government official: “We need to hunt down atheists” http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/08/08/malaysian-government-official-we-need-to-hunt-down-atheists/
Irish politician blames fairies and bad luck for road damage: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/08/09/fairies-and-bad-luck-are-damaging-a-road-in-ireland-according-to-one-lawmaker/

Rapper claims god made him bulletproof; gets shot and killed: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/08/rapper-shot-killed-claiming-god-made-bulletproof/

This Week in Misogyny:
Six people charged with “teaching western dance moves” after Zumba class in Iran: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/09/iranian-children-arrested-for-teaching-zumba-and-western-dance-hijab
Nepal passes law against isolating women during menstruation: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/aug/10/nepal-outlaws-custom-of-exiling-women-during-their-periods
Chinese restaurant allegedly offering discounts to women based on bra size: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-40851224

Aug 17 2017
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Rank #18: ScathingAtheist 222: The Mohel You Know Edition

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In this week’s episode, anti-semites in Bangladesh text to vote for American Idol worshipers, anti-Semites in Norway might force mohels to start sucking on adults, and Anti-Semites in the 1830s wrote a book.

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To check out Reason is Rising, click here: https://reasonisrising.com/

Headlines:
Christian terrorists kill more than 30 in CAR: http://religionnews.com/2017/05/14/christian-militias-kill-up-to-30-muslim-civilians-in-central-african-republican/
MO State rep draws distinction between gays, humans: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/11/missouri-state-representative-theres-a-difference-between-being-gay-and-just-being-a-human/
Pakistani government sends mass text to bolster anti-blasphemy efforts: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/12/pakistani-government-texts-millions-of-citizens-telling-them-to-tattle-on-blasphemers/
TN Scientology center shutting down after imprisoning patients: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/04/scientology-centers-in-tennessee-shut-down-after-patients-found-imprisoned-against-their-will/
Lady who cut off other lady’s head had a exorcism that didn’t work
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/05/killer-who-decapitated-woman-and-blamed-god-had-exorcism-beforehand-it-didnt-work/
Rick Joyner predicts coming breakthrough in pastors’ ability to see the future: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/10/pastor-rick-joyner-christians-prophets-will-soon-be-able-to-predict-the-news-a-week-in-advance/
Student reporter fired for sharing video of Muslim on interfaith panel explaining Muslimness: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/12/student-reporter-fired-for-sharing-video-of-muslim-explaining-death-for-apostates-under-sharia-law/
Norway considers banning circumcision: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/11/norway-government-party-weighs-banning-circumcision-reaping-fury-from-rabbis-and-jewish-groups/

May 18 2017
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Rank #19: ScathingAtheist 206: Schindler's Fist Edition

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In this week’s episode, everyone instantly forgets that 3 Doors Down exists again, Gwyneth Paltrow explains how a paperweight is a lot like an IUD, and I’ll run around the earth backwards until I’m absolutely certain that doesn’t reverse time.

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Headlines:
Inauguration filled with religious bullshit:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/22/pastor-robert-jeffress-donald-trump-had-the-most-prayers-of-any-inauguration-in-history/
CIA Documents show agency once believed Uri Geller had actually magic powers: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/20/new-documents-show-the-cia-once-believed-mentalist-uri-geller-really-had-special-psychic-powers/
Cabinet appointees continue to be Christian lunatics:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/01/trumps-epa-pick-anti-science-christian-extremist/ http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/01/senate-confirms-dangerous-christian-extremist-cia-director/
Trump reinstates global gag rule: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-global-gag-ruleus58822355e4b070d8cad1f774
Gwyneth Paltrow is now selling jade vagina eggs: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/18/uh-oh-gwyneth-paltrow-is-dispensing-terrible-vagina-advice-again-2/

Jan 26 2017
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #20: Scathing Atheist 59: God Isn't Not Undead Edition

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In this week's episode; studies show that you don't have the right to your wrong opinion, we'll declare some crusty old South Carolina state senator our show's official fossil and Eli Bosnick will join us to beat "God's Not Dead" to death.

Apr 03 2014
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