Episode 8 | Pro-Life Democrats, White House Bible Studies, and Legalizing Pot

This week, Justin talks about the DCCC’s potential support of pro-life candidates, homeopathy, bible studies in the White House, and ending the federal prohibition of marijuana.

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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.

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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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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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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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Episode 1 | Trump, Healthcare, and Blasphemy Laws

On the first episode of Reason Revolution, Justin covers the Trump-Russia investigation, Senate Republicans’ efforts on healthcare, religious affiliation & political leanings, and blasphemy laws.

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News articles:

Trump’s Russia problems got a whole lot worse in the past 24 hours: www.vox.com/policy-and-politics…er-money-laundering

I’ve covered Obamacare since day one. I’ve never seen lying and obstruction like this:
www.vox.com/health-care/2017/6/…re-lies-obstruction

Study Shows Religion May Be Contributing to Unprecedented Political Divide: www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyath…us&utm_content=44

A Task Force With Falwell Is Happening, White House Says: www.chronicle.com/article/A-Task-F…lwell-Is/240315/.

FFRF: Wisconsin bill limits voucher accountability: ffrf.org/news/news-releases/i…ucher-accountability.

Pakistan Issues First Death Sentence for Digital Blasphemy: thediplomat.com/2017/06/pakistan-…igital-blasphemy/.

Denmark scraps 334-year-old blasphemy law: www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/…d-blasphemy-law