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Ep#85 – The Atheos App

Sarah Paquette (for_sarahious) and Christine Vigeant (@CVeeg) will be joining me on The #GSPodcast this week. They will be telling all about the exciting new ‘Atheos’ app. We talk about scientific literacy, evolution, examining your own beliefs, logical fallacies and street epistemology. Find out more at www.atheos-app.com.

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What’s Being Said About Atheists In Arabic?

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I’ve previously wondered what horrors I might uncover were I able to see what the Arabic speaking world were saying about atheists on Twitter. Well, thanks to the good work of Twitter user @Ahmedaa1k, I need wonder no more. And it’s not good news. Please note, Ahmed is not the individual making these statements, but the one translating them. Here are some Arabic responses to the hash tag ‘atheism is not a crime’:

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Will Dean Obeidallah Tell Us (And The Police) What He Knows About Craig Hicks?

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I recently caught Dean Obeidallah making a very serious and entirely false allegation in the direction of Sam Harris. When Dean’s error of judgement was pointed out to him, instead of assuming the role of ‘decent human’ and offering an apology or retraction, he decided to behave like a petulant toddler instead.

February 2016 signalled a year since self-professed atheist Craig Hicks murdered three innocent Muslims in Chapel Hill. Dean decided to mark this occasion by taking to Twitter to bait atheists about it; namely that they are either the same as Hicks, part of the same murderous ideology or that hicks was motivated to kill by some anti-Muslim, ‘new atheist’ animus. Which is odd.

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Ep#72 – James Lindsay

Author James Lindsay (@GodDoesnt) drops in on on The #GSPodcast this week. We’ll be speaking about his new book ‘Everybody Is Wrong About God’. We discuss ‘post-theism’, ‘divinity’, religion in American politics and the evils of Tumblr.

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Ep#70 – Dave Rubin – The Regressive Left

Another fantastic guest on this week’s #GSPodcast. Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) from The Rubin Report joins me to discuss a whole host of topics including: Stand-up comedy, the state of American news media, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Israeli/Palestine conflict and the regressive left. Dave will also be talking about his relationship with Cenk Uygur and why Cenk has been a “genuinely bad actor” in the discussion on ‘new atheism’. I also ask to what degree being gay informs his politics and worldview.

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‘The Lad Bible’ Refer To France Terror Ringleader as ‘Godless’

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Well, of course we shouldn’t rely on ‘The Lad Bible’ for sensible commentary on world events. They are a click-baiting social media enterprise with a penchant for taking other people’s content without permission or attribution. Worse still, they threaten bloggers with legal action for pointing out as much.

However, they do have a substantial following. At the time of writing this, they have 1.5 million followers on Twitter and just under 11 million ‘likes’ on Facebook. They just tweeted out this1:

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Given I possess more than a few brain cells, I’ve never been a fan of ‘Lad culture’, and I have even less patience for ignorance of this kind.

Sure, this is trivial in the grand scheme of things, but it also serves as a reminder. Despite how much progress has been made in humanistic circles, nonbelievers as a minority are still considered somewhat ‘evil’ in mainstream circles. Take a moment if you will to consider that the individual behind this post grasped for a suitable pejorative to describe a terrorist murderer and settled on ‘Godless’.

The insult aside, those responsible for these atrocities were some of the most godly people on the planet. I’m not sure what else they would need to do to in order to convince a sensible person of their sincerity.

Perhaps I’ve misread The Lad Bible, and they were simply conveying what nonbelievers have known for some time: everyone is Godless.

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  1. It seems they have now deleted it. A retraction with acknowledgment would have been more appropriate, but again – ‘The Lad Bible’
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