Podcasts

Today I would like to talk about two under appreciated podcasts, The Imaginary Friends Show.Com and Cognitive Dissonance

The Sunday just gone we were lucky enough to get the holy trinity together on the one podcast, Jake, Tom & Cecil.

The Imaginary Friends Show Dot Com podcast is coming up to its 200th episode, and in its two plus years of existence rarely if ever has failed to be enlightening, thought provoking, entertaining and sometimes controversial.
Jake Farr-Wharton and his merry band of real and mythical cohorts make for an easy listening hour of current events within the realms of science, medicine, politics, law and of course religion. There is often comedic skits performed or skeptically themed songs written and sung by Jake.
Jake has interviewed some of religions big names like Westboro Baptist Church grandson Ben Phelps and Kirk Cameron’s banana loving side kick Ray Comfort, with a style and grace Jake has humanized these fundamentalists.

Cognitive Dissonance Podcast is a younger podcast in its present form, with about 70 shows.
Tom and Cecil are to good friends who get together to share a laugh and openly mock the religious, the anti vaxxers and anybody else who pisses them off! These two guys are often referred to as crass and vulgar because of the amount of “bad” langue they choose to use but to this authors belief the subject matter discussed on the show demands strong langue, these days too many people are afraid today what they mean for fear of upsetting the religious! Well I say Fuck That! these religious pricks don’t mind telling us we are going to hell if we don’t tow their line.
For much of the run of Cognitive Dissonance Podcast it’s just been Tom and Cecil for the hour long show but recently they have brought in guests to interview like Jake from the previously mentioned podcast.

The teaming up of these three was such a great listening event, it was such fun to listen to these three having fun mocking such horrible events in current events. These guys are all so passionate about people thinking for themselves and not believing in invisible sky daddies!
One thing is for sure if something happens in religion these three guys will be on to it! And they will let you know just how stupid it is having invisible friends as an adult!

A bunyip stole my baby

Anti Theists and Atheist need to have thick skin!

It has really come to my attention that to be an anti theist or even a passive atheist you need pretty thick skin because you are going to see, read & hear some horrendous stuff! The stuff we hear is not what you would like to think of yourself, you know like we are going to hell and we are baby murderers!

The thing that really gets me is that if you are ever questioning or debating a fundamentalist christian/ muslim about the things they say or about the things in their bible they get annoyed very easily and start to dodge answering questions (even though they love it whenever we heathens cannot give quick and precise answers), and if you are really lucky and have one of the truly nasty points of the bible in your arguments then the fundamentalist will start to cry foul and claim that you are a nasty atheist and that you are just picking on them! Which is very hard to do considering all the laws around to protect the religious are not really there for the atheist, hell try to run for president of the USA and see how far you get! To me there seems to be a gap where one side the religious get a free pass to say and do anything and the other is the atheist who has to make sure not too offend the precious religious believer at all costs, where agnostic people run to the aide of the religious bigot over the free thinker!

It boggles my mind to see these people who basically do not believe in fairy tales but don’t come right out and say it like an atheist or the harder anti theist does, pandering to these bigots who see them as just as big a sinner as the atheist is. Let’s get one thing clear I am talking about the religious people who oppose contraception, abortion, LBGT equality, they burn books of authors they don’t agree with and willfully teach dogma in a science class, these are the dangerous people there are good religious people out there like Howard Bess a minister from Alaska who has tried to counter Sarah Palin and her strange views, there are countless other good men and women of faith who tirelessly give their time to help others without preaching. To those people I would like to make clear I am forever hopeful that you can come to your senses and for want of a better term see the light of science and rationalism.

But for you kiddie touching, gay bashing, abortion doctor killing and women’s rights opposing religious fundamentalists be on notice you do not have a right not to be offended I get offended by signs on your churches telling of hell and damnation.