#29 is feeling fine, what with all the talk of cloud angels, atheist ministers and schools in Alberta that are fine with rules as long as they don’t have to play by them. Dale takes a look at some of the problems with indoctrinating children into a faith they never asked for, we Ask Another Atheist, and ponder a Little Question about just how much of a dupe that Pontius Pilate guy must have been. Recorded Sept 18, 2016 in Brockville, ON.
News, Shout-Outs, Celebrity Atheists, Little Questions, and our extra-strength brand of rousing discussions. Did you know that Mississippi is on the cutting edge of the exciting new field of church security? Step inside… you’ve got some catching up to do! Recorded April 9th, 2016 at Brockville, ON. Check it out here, or grab it on iTunes, Stitcher, or the good ol’ fashioned Podcast and Media page.
Sure, we talk some news and ponder Dale’s patented ‘Little Questions’, but this episode is really big on two conferences attended by members of our team this summer: The Amazing Meeting #13 in Las Vegas (Artie) and the second annual Non-Conference in Kitchener, Ontario (Artie, Mark and Judith). We dig deep on what we liked and loved about these awesome free-thought conferences. Check out the Podcast and Media Page, or download (and RATE!!) us on iTunes and Stitcher. Recorded Aug 29, 2015 at Mark and Judith’s house in Brockville, ON, Canada.
We had a very nice, and sometimes spirited (see what I did there?) discussion with Pastor Aaron Perry of Centennial Road Church on the outskirts of Brockville. Centennial might be the very largest church in town, and the Rationalists were guests there a couple weeks back, so we returned the favour. Aaron was more than equal to the task. Grab it from iTunes, Stitcher, or the Podcast and Media page.
Recorded April 19, 2015 at the Brockville Public Library.
We covered a lot of news, including a not-so-helpful assist from Pope Francis on the most dignified way to hit your child, politicians not having any of that evolution stuff, and the horrific murder of an atheist blogger in Bangladesh. Dale hit us with more Little Questions, Mark reported on his recent visit to Centennial Road Church, and then Dale led us through his thoughts on Bart Ehrman’s ‘Did Jesus Exist?” Recorded at the Brockville Public Library on March 15, 2015. As always, you can download it from our Podcasts and Media page, or from iTunes or Stitcher. Enjoy!
We covered a lot of news, including kids who didn’t really go to heaven, kids who might not have to take religion classes, and Mormon leaders acting like kids. Dale hit us with some more Little Questions, Joe updated us on the recent conversion of Ryan Bell, and Mark took his atheist necktie to the 1000 Islands Baptist Church to see what he could see. Recorded Feb 15, 2015 at the Brockville Public Library. Enjoy!
We had some extra material saved up – enough for a whole podcast, as it turned out, so enjoy our look at sacrifice across various cultures, some more ‘Little Questions’, and then join Stephane as he relates his ongoing FaceBook interactions with his friend Pastor Gerald Luck.
We River City Rationalists may all be atheists, but that doesn’t mean we agree on everything. This episode, each of us took a turn explaining where we stand on the growing Jesus as Myth movement, explaining where we stood on the historicity of Jesus and why. Of course, we also took some time to address recent religiously-tinged tragedies in France and Pakistan, and Joe took us through some discussion on assisted suicide. Enjoy the show!
We did it again! Just a few weeks after releasing episode 10, we managed to get number 11 up before the holiday season ended.
This podcast was a little time-sensitive, in that we took it upon ourselves to dissect previous Christmas editorials featured in the local newspaper – the Brockville Recorder (it was the Recorder and Times when I delivered it as a kid, but those were simpler times). So, we took the Recorder’s faithful editor to task for some of his more problematic assertions from 2012 and 2013, while we await his offering for this Christmas.
We have news and Little Questions, too. We hope you enjoy, and we look forward to getting Joe back in the new year, as well as possibly expanding our team. As always, we would *LOVE* to have more theists check in with us, but we understand this is a busy time of year, what with the war on Christmas and all.
Peace and Love, playas!
Dale and I were a two-man show for podcast number 10, but that didn’t scare us. We looked at some recent news from our friends at the Vatican, including how very close they came to joining us in the modern age. We looked at some more of Dale’s ‘Little Questions’, and we took some time to try to understand if the Bible says that the sins of the father can be visited upon his descendants. The answer? Yes, no, probably, probably not, or maybe, depending on who you ask.
It’s up at iTunes and Stitcher now, and (of course) our Podcast and Media page. Enjoy!