Episode 7 | The Interview: Trav Mamone

This week, Justin sits down with atheist activist Trav Mamone. They have a wide ranging conversation about Trav’s deconversion, Trav’s personal experiences as a bisexual, genderqueer individual, and the problems with dismissing the importance of social justice within the atheist movement.

You can follow Trav on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bianymeanspodcast.

Twitter: @tmamone.

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The Special Comment: What We Lose, and Gain, From Leaving Religion

This originally appeared in Reason Revolution, episode 6. 

What do we lose when we leave religion? I have been asked to respond to this question by a friend and, to be honest, it’s not easily answered. For us atheists, it’s obvious to mention all the terrible things we abandoned when leaving religion. The dedication to barbaric texts and practices; the racism, homophobia, and misogyny of its most fundamentalist believers; the superstitions that hinder scientific and moral progress. All of these are good reasons to leave religion on the “ash heap of history.” Nevertheless, many still yearn for something bigger than us, something to confide in when times are tough. There is still a longing for the “transcendent,” alongside the need for community, that keeps droves within the fold.

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Episode 6 | Humira, Pakistani Atheists, and Losing Religion

This week, Justin covers Scientology’s big money donors and their connections to “Big Pharma,” Pakistani atheists facing death for their apostasy, and what we lose, and gain, when we lose our religion.

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The Special Comment: In Defense of Journalism

This originally appeared in Reason Revolution, episode five.

The front page of the June 18, 1972 issue of the Washington Post centered around the Nixon administration’s efforts in North Vietnam, Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern’s chances in the New York primary, and an impending US appeals court ruling involving an airline pilot strike and its demands for stronger protections against hijacking. However, among the other articles on the front page, one became the most important, not only for that day, but for the ensuing two years. “5 Held in Plot to Bug Democrats’ Office Here,” was the headline for an article by veteran Post reporter Alfred Lewis. “Five men, one of whom said he is a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency, were arrested at 2:30 a.m. yesterday in what authorities described as an elaborate plot to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee here,” Lewis reported.

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Episode 5 | Chiropractors, Looted Relics, and the Decline of White Christian America

This week, Justin talks about Robert P. Jones’ research on the “Decline of White Christian America,” Hobby Lobby CEO Steve Green’s looted relics for his Bible museum in Washington, D.C., and why Chiropractic medicine Is nonsense. Also, Cardinal George Pell’s alleged sexual abuse, the link of Saudi Arabia to Islamism, and Kentucky’s public school class on the Bible.

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Episode 4 | The Interview: Justin Scott (Part Two)

Justin sits down for the first interview on Reason Revolution with Eastern Iowa Atheists director Justin Scott. In the second part of their four-hour conversation, they continue discussing about the 2016 election, how atheists can reach out to liberals and conservatives, how to effectively communicate about the threat of Islamism, and how people can be activists in their own neck of the woods.

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Episode 3 | The Interview: Justin Scott (Part One)

Justin sits down for the first interview on Reason Revolution with Eastern Iowa Atheists director Justin Scott. In the first part of their four-hour conversation, Scott shares his deconversion story, how he got into atheist activism, his questions to presidential candidates, and discusses with Justin his take on the 2016 election.

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The Special Comment: What are we to make of Georgia 6th?

This originally appeared in Reason Revolution, episode two.

So, what to make of last week’s Georgia 6th special congressional election? The most expensive congressional race in American history, the Democrats were hoping to pull off an upset that would upend President Trump’s chances at a post-election mandate by the voters. Sadly, this didn’t happen. Instead, Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff by 3.8 percent of the vote. Ossoff did worse in this election than Hillary Clinton did last November, when Trump won the district by only 1.5 percent. Are the Democrats right to be worried about their prospects in the era of Trump? Should Republicans celebrate this victory and then prepare for the future battle of the 2018 midterms?

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The Special Comment: The Point of Crisis

This originally appeared in Reason Revolution, episode one

The United States hinges on trust. Trust in our institutions; trust in our people; trust in our laws; trust in our traditions. Our “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” endure explicitly from the ability of our citizenry to have faith in the leaders of our nation. Sadly, the past few months have shown that this trust has frayed to a cataclysmic degree.

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Episode 2 | The Georgia 6th Election, SCOTUS, and Transgender Rights

This week, Justin talks about about the impending ACA repeal, transgender rights in Canada, Raif Badawi and Saudi Arabia’s new Crown Prince, the Supreme Court decision on public funds for churches, and the Georgia 6th special congressional election.

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