Non Prophets Radio Interviews Student Activists

The latest episode of The Non Prophets podcast includes really great interviews (MP3) with Damon Fowler (2:45 mark) and Jessica Ahlquist (29:35 mark).

I don’t listen to many atheist podcasts, but I listened to this one the whole way through and was thankful I did. If you do nothing else, check out Jessica’s segment and keep in the back of your mind that she’s only a high school sophomore. She’s a natural when it comes to public speaking.

It’s encouraging to know we have students like this who know what their rights are and who aren’t afraid to speak up to defend them.

  • Vanessa

    Wow, Jessica Ahlquist is my new hero. She’s amazing.

    Also a big thank you to Damon for what he’s doing. These kids are awesome!

  • Person

    I agree, these two are very inspirational I hope she continues to work to promote this cause.

    “only a high school sophomore.”

    Why should we care how old she is? Are you ageist or something?

  • http://atheist-experience.com Matt Dillahunty

    It may be age-ist, but I don’t think most sophomores are as eloquent. That said, the primary point, in my opinion, for mentioning her age is one of optimism: the future is in good hands, the education system doesn’t always fail and there are parents out there who know how to raise a thoughtful, confident kid.

  • http://miketheinfidel.blogspot.com/ MikeTheInfidel

    @Matt: Definitely. Jessica is warm, bright, well-spoken, and articulate. She’s a great representative of young atheists and freethinkers.

  • http://manintheskies.blogspot.com/ Anon

    I agree with Matt completely, perhaps christians not obeying the law won’t only be their downfall law-wise but also it will help us get some of our most bright atheists out on the streets to help develop the atheist community.


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