What Even Is Indoctrination?

Show Notes

Jon and Logan talk about indoctrination of children and adults. Also, whether Superman belongs in comic books.

Jon talks to YouTuber Steve Shives about his Atheist Reads series and teaching apologetics to children!
https://www.youtube.com/SteveShives
https://www.facebook.com/stevelikestocurse
Twitter: @steve_shives

Jon goes off on some rant about how gun nuts have created their own religion.

Jon and Logan break down a verse from the Book of Mormon and Schrödinger’s friendship.

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S1E15: What Even Is Atheism?

Show Notes

We’re going to Skepticon in Springfield, MO! Get more info at skepticon.org.

Jon and Logan discuss why atheism isn’t a religion, why you might be hard or soft right now, and whether Rick & Morty is all that important.

Jon and Logan talk to David Silverman of American Atheists about atheism, activism, and conferences! Check out American Atheists at atheists.org.
Facebook: David Silverman
Twitter: @MrAtheistPants

Jon goes nuclear on Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for deflecting away from pedophile priests and sexual assault.

Jon and Logan break down a verse from the Bible and discuss creamed corn.

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S1E14: What Even is Mormonism?

Show Notes

Jon and Logan discuss how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints got its start and some of the silliness of its founder.

Jon and Logan talk to Bryce Blankenagel about the LDS Church, Joseph Smith, and being an exmo…and brownies!
http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
https://www.facebook.com/Naked-Mormonism-370003839816311/
https://www.patreon.com/nakedmormonism
Twitter: @NakedMormonism

Jon and Logan break down a verse from the Book of Mormon and learn that drilling air holes in your submarine lets you breathe.

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S1E13: What Even Is Patriarchy?

Show Notes

Jon and Logan discuss how penises rule the world and make jokes nobody is going to get.

Jon and Logan talk to Stephanie Guttormson about sexism, feminism, sexual identity, and censorship.
https://www.youtube.com/user/ThinkingStephtically
https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.guttormson
https://www.patreon.com/thinkstephtically
Twitter: @thematheist

Jon vents about the cruel responses and backlash against the #MeToo hashtag.

Jon and Logan break down a verse from the Bible and learn how obedient the sun and moon are when told to stand still.

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S1E12: What Even Is Apologetics?

Show Notes

Jon and Logan discuss bananas, assertions, and logical fallacies (not phalluses).

Jon and Logan talk to Matt Dillahunty about debates, magic, and stupid arguments.
https://www.mattdillahunty.com
https://www.facebook.com/matt.dillahunty
https://www.patreon.com/AtheistDebates
Twitter: @Matt_Dillahunty

Jon rants about the apologetics used by 2nd Amendment nuts. “Trigger” warning?

Jon and Logan break down a verse from the Qur’an and learn that unbelievers get chained to giant penises.

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S1E11: What Even Are Miracles?

Show Notes

Jon and Logan discuss miracles and why Jesus was only the greatest magician until Penn & Teller came along.

Jon talks to Natalie Newell and Dan Broadbent from the Science Enthusiast podcast!
http://ascienceenthusiast.com
http://www.sciencemomsdoc.com
http://scienceenthusiast.libsyn.com
https://www.facebook.com/ScienceEnthusiastPodcast/
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/scienceenthusiastpodcast
https://www.patreon.com/tSEpodcast
Twitter: @aSciEnthusiast
Twitter: @SciEnthusiasts
Twitter: @ncnewell

Jon addresses awful miracle belief in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting. Call your Congress people at (202) 224-3121!

Jon and Logan break down a verse from the Bible and learn that Christians drink poison…or something.

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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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S1E8: What Even Is Satan?

Show Notes

Jon and Logan discuss the dark lord of Hell and what he even is and does.

Jon talks to Steve Hill about Satanism and our criminal justice system!
https://www.facebook.com/steve.hill.378
Twitter: @stevehillcomic

Jon rants about how stupid the concept of Satan is and why believing in an evil being leads to bad behavior.

Jon and Logan break down a verse from the Bible and discuss why you shouldn’t cut off your hands.

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S1E7: What Even Is Creationism?

Show Notes

Please help disaster recovery efforts in Houston and Florida.
https://foundationbeyondbelief.org/hdrteams
https://foundationbeyondbelief.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/contribute/transact&page=CiviCRM&reset=1&id=6

Jon and Logan discuss creationism and all of its failures to attack and replace science with magic.

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Podcast Update: Computer Trouble

Broken Laptop

To our wonderful listeners: regrettably, backups on Jon’s editing PC stopped working last week and while logging in on Tuesday, the computer decided it no longer wanted to be a computer.  Jon is actively praying to Odin to resolve the issue but this unfortunately means there will be no Wayward Willis episode this week.  We will be back next week with our best episode yet (probably edited on a Mac)!

In the meantime, we’d like to urge you to help Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts by donating to Foundation Beyond Belief’s Humanist Disaster Recovery team.  Thank you for your support!