hypocrisy – The Wayward Willis Podcast

What Even Is Social Justice?

Jon and Logan talk about social justice warriors, inequality, feminism, and racism in America.

Jon talks to DeRay Mckesson about Campaign Zero, Black Lives Matter, and social activism.
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https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-the-people/
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Twitter: @deray

Logan talks about the history and characteristics of EDM. Jon invites Kenny G on the show!

Intro music by Austin Colón:
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https://austincolonmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-path-ahead

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What Even Is Conservatism?

Jon and Logan talk about keeping America in the stone age again, oppressing women, and turning frogs gay with Conservatism!

We talk to Tom & Austin about Austin’s new album, Conservative values, religious tradition, and semen.
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Logan and Jon talk about delivery services – not necessarily delivery cervezas – and the Wall-E future of humanity.

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What Even Is Christianity?

Show Notes

Jon & Logan discuss Christianity’s roots and current state and forbid listeners to watch “The Attic.” Don’t do it!

Jon talks to Callie Wright about progressive Christians and making allies in the religious community.
thegaytheistmanifesto.com
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https://www.facebook.com/thequeerside
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Jon roasts Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for his butthurt over HBO.

Jon and Logan break down a verse from the New Testament and decide that CHURCHES SHOULD BE TAXED!

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What Even Is Scientology?

Show Notes

Jon and Logan talk about Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard’s shady life.

Jon talks to YouTuber/author Chris Shelton about his ex-Scientologist and critical thinking projects!
https://mncriticalthinking.com
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF326xyA0QHI7Z5xAwKQDJg
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Twitter: @sheltondesigner

Jon goes off on some rant about stupid men and their stupid behavior.

Jon and Logan break down a verse from the Bible and discuss detachable penises.

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Staying Out Of It: A Reflection

Thomas Smith

Those who don’t know Thomas Smith (@TandtheB) and haven’t followed the controversy over Mythicist Milwaukee probably don’t have any interest in debates, Shitlords, or…Mythicist Milwaukee (MM).  While I’m not in that camp I have stayed away from the controversy surrounding Sargon of Akkad, an apparently horrible human being and YouTuber with a rather rabid following.  I had several reasons for doing this, which I’ll detail below, but after the nightmare that was MM I feel like I’ve dropped the ball as someone who calls themselves an activist and a part of the skeptical & humanist communities.  This is a long overdue retrospective on my handling of this situation.

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Respect Revisited: Drumpf

Make Donald Drumpf Again

Back in 2011 I wrote a blog post titled “Respect For Respect’s Sake” detailing the reasons why a request for respect without good reason is invalid and not worthy of consideration.  Over the weekend I was told I needed to stop calling Donald J. by his original family name, Drumpf, because he obviously changed it and I should show him some respect.  This imperative was given to me by a Drumpf voter in my immediate family and I said I would neither do it on the grounds of a legal name change nor on the grounds of showing respect.  I’d like to detail my reasons, as though any reasonable person would need help figuring it out.

Drumpf Middle Finger
Fuck you, America! I’m president and you’re not!

First let me outline the reasons I don’t respect Donald J. Drumpf:

  1. He behaves like a spoiled child
  2. He revels in his ignorance of how the world works
  3. He uses the words, “Trust Me”
  4. He continues to demean women
  5. He never tells the truth

Now, to my main points regarding respect:

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The Catholic Cool Kid

The Fonz

Matthew Archbold penned an article in the Catholic Register today wherein he professes to have proof that atheism is not a “cool choice.” Given that premise alone, I wouldn’t really disagree with the guy. The decision to embrace atheism or not, if based on whether it’s “cool,” would be a poorly reasoned decision and demonstrate a thought process counter to what most atheists view as rational or based in logic. We, in the United States, appear to have a fascination with celebrity and perceived authority so it’s no surprise that famous, outspoken atheists can have an impact on people’s decision-making processes but I’d argue that if the “coolness” of these people were the sole basis for someone’s atheism then we’re filling a pool with irrational people that will ultimately undermine the rationalist basis for the atheist movement (if you believe there’s a “movement” as such). In order to “prove” that atheism is uncool, Matthew presents eight arguments against the choice. I’d like to break these down and discuss them.

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