Irreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 15 – Who are we? And how did we get here?

On March 22, 2014, Jon, the two Mikes, and Erno had a chat about their backgrounds with regard to religion, science, and skepticism, and how the podcast itself came to be.

Special guest Adam Reakes, host of the Herd Mentality Podcast, joined Jon, Brandi, and Erno to talk about his show and share some good news about how the Australian Vaccination Network, a group that spreads misinformation and helps spark outbreaks of preventable diseases in Australia, faced some serious legal challenges. We also discussed how insurance covers woo-woo treatments such as chiropractic and homeopathy, and how this gives them an unearned air of legitimacy. Adam also had exciting news about a project he’s working on that every exorcist is sure to love!

The intro music for the interview is “Go” by Guineo (David Ramírez and Avelino Herrera). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Generic License. Find the original at http://guineo.atlantes.org/guineo%20-%20go.mp3.

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A Visit To Wootopia

Last night I decided just for fun to check out a local group meeting up for a discussion about “life and its mysteries”. I was thinking it would be maybe 10 people sitting around a table. Instead there were over 30 people sitting in a circle on the floor. That made the whole thing a little uninteresting for me because instead of having a conversation it was just people taking turns talking about things without any real back and forth.

There was a lot of woo stuff like talk of chakras and healing cancer with diet and positive thinking, but there were also a few talkers who expressed opinions that on the surface at least sounded nice and skeptical and that I could agree with. One person even mentioned the Fundamental Attribution Error, which made me stop and take notice.

Anyway, I went to use their washroom and saw this little guy sitting at the window:

A Little Weeping Angel

After I got back they went around the circle and everybody got an opportunity to give their opinion on what they thought about the meeting. As part of that I said “If there are any Doctor Who fans here, you should probably start panicking about now because there’s a weeping angel in the bathroom.” That got a few laughs.

Then they turned down the lights and we had a guided meditation, and I realized as it was ending that I’d just missed a golden opportunity to sneak off, grab the weeping angel, and place it in the middle of the circle.

Ah well.

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #47

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Episode 47:  The Government Sucks and Other Stories

Don’t forget to check out Cephus’ blogs, Bitchspot and Cephus’ Corner!

While you’re at it, listen to Mike’s other podcasts, The Skeptic’s Guide to Conspiracy and Irreverent Skeptics!

Show Notes:

Don’t forget you can leave us voicemail at 1-425-606-5614!

Things that Piss Us Off:

WarX2 Trailer:

And Now The News:

Texas megachurch pastor: Obama is paving the way for the Antichrist.

Catholic Church embraces the rise in “evil” and trains exorcists.

South Carolina Democrat on school prayer bill: Even atheists would be allowed to pray.

Dumb bunnies: Followers of a Christian con-artist are commanded to eat grass to get good with God.

The Main Event: Being “Born Again”

  1. John 3:15 states that whoever believes in Jesus Christ will “have eternal life.” If you believe in Christ today and have eternal life, but lose it tomorrow, then it was never “eternal” at all. Hence if you lose your salvation, the promises of eternal life in the Bible would be in error.
  2. Believers are born again (regenerated) when they believe (John 3:3;Titus 3:5). For a Christian to lose his salvation, he would have to be un-regenerated. The Bible gives no evidence that the new birth can be taken away.
  3. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

Mike’s “Exploring the Roots of Religion” link on Audible.

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast Voicemail

Voicemail-IconOn our most recent episode, we mentioned that we might set up a voice mail system so that anyone who wants to send in comments, questions, etc. can do so.

Well, we did.  As we said, because most people have free long distance within the United States, we hope that this doesn’t cause any issues, but hey, you can leave us a voicemail telling us that it costs you money to call our voicemail!

We welcome suggestions and questions for the crew here at The Bitchspot Report Podcast at:

1-425-606-5614

Give it a try!  We’ll play interesting calls on the show.  Thanks!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #45: Happy New Year!

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Episode 45:  Stupid People Being Stupid

Don’t forget to check out Cephus’ blogs, Bitchspot and Cephus’ Corner!

While you’re at it, listen to Mike’s other podcast, The Skeptic’s Guide to Conspiracy!

Show Notes:

And Now The News:

Royal pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing.

Atheism is an intellectual luxury for the wealthy.

Lopez: ‘Extreme measures‘ needed to stop gay men from abusing boys.

Miami chiropractic office must quit making its staff practice Scientology following complaint.

The Main Event:  Our Resolutions

Cephus – To know when to walk away from mindless religious debates.

Mike – To be more active and more engaged in atheism.

What’s your resolution?

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