NTSC: Dogma Debate live podcast.

They’re about to go live.  Google the Dogma Debate podcast to find them and listen.  I’m going to be on at some point griping about country music.  :)


You all know I like to give credit to the faces of atheism who, off the stage, are actually really good people.  The cast of Dogma Debate are such people.  David Smalley is all about the cause and is about the nicest guy you’ll ever meet.  Daniel and Shayrah are also some great people to hang out with.

Greta Christina is up first, and I they’re going to talk about Michael Shermer stepping in shit with his “intellectually active” comment.  Greta is tackling it beautifully.  This was one real example of somebody severely fucking up and he deserves to be called on it.  It’s unfortunate, because Shermer has a great body of good work, and I think the tendency is often to write off the whole of someone’s work when they say something that stupid.

Greta just cited that women tend to be more religious and more bound to their church than men.  It’s true, and it’s a problem.  Have you read what the bible says about women?  If  we’re struggling to compete with Christian churches for women, we have a real problem.

w00t!  Got to go on the show and rant about country music.  It was painful because I had to listen to an especially terrible country song, but worth it.  Long ago, I swore I’d never follow Greta Christina on stage again…something about a wise man knowing his limitations.  However, for Dogma Debate, I did it again.

Apparently anti-gay writer Matthew Moore has been found to have a profile on Grinder, a gay-dating site.  I’m more shocked by the sun rising in the east.

During the bad bible verses, David Smalley says “If you can eat shrimp, I can eat cock.”  That’s a keeper.  :)

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • http://peternothnagle.com Peter N

    Please post a link to that podcast when it’s available on line!

  • baal

    “If we’re struggling to compete with Christian churches for women, we have a real problem.”
    True but the bigger issue is one of social safety nets being massively eroded. It’s a lot easier to let go of the support function of churches (no matter how inefficient they are on the societal level) when you know you can get support elsewhere – either from atheist physical orgs or from the government (my preferred choice). It’s entirely unsurprising that the countries with the best social supports have the highest levels of atheism. Similar to the issue with competing for women, we’re also having a problem competing for African Americans and I presume for much the same reasons.


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