This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight and A Scotsman Abroad discuss the big topics. We talk about: Episode 77 of The #GSPodcast, The Catholic Church refusing to make reporting abusers mandatory, Sam Harris Vs. Maryam Namazie on The Waking Up Podcast and Salman Rushdie’s fatwa. Also, Nathan Lean is definitely a coward, but is he a Muslim? And of course, The ASLAN Awards and more!
I’ll be joined by Leanne Scorzoni (@LeanneScorzoni) on this week’s #GSPodcast. Leanne is a writer and self-described progressive Muslim feminist who converted to Islam in her adulthood. I’ll be trying to find out to what extent she believes in Islamic scripture and how it is compatible with her progressive values. We also touch on The Catholic Church, Charlie Hebdo and Womens’ rights.
I love Tim Minchin. I doubt I could ever get tired of the beautiful way he infuses comedy, scepticism and music. His sceptical beat poem ‘Storm’ is one of the closest things to perfection I think I’ve ever heard.
Tim’s latest ditty sets its sights firmly on Cardinal Pell. As you can read, Pell is due his day in Australia to answer questions over child sex abuse allegations, but is refusing to travel due to health reasons. See Minchin’s call for him to ‘face the music’ below. Money raised from the sale of this song will go to the survivors of sexual abuse:
Stephen Knight is host of The #GSPodcast. You can listen to The Godless Spellchecker Podcast here, and support it by becoming a patron here.
Another special edition debrief of BBC’s ‘The Big Questions’. A Scotsman Abroad will be joining me to discuss Episode 13 of Season 8. Topics include: ‘Is it morally right to deploy armed drones, ‘do drinkers need to pay their way’, and does the Catholic church need to modernise?’.