THIS WEEK - Huckabee, Evangelical Buzz-Phrases, A Billboard Controversy, Atheist Victims, and Cats
SI has a pleasant dream about Mike Huckabee and Ex turns it into a nightmare. The Herd adds a few wake-up calls of their own. (0:00)
Everyone on the panel agrees that atheists should recognize and reject evangelical buzz-phrases, including “pro-life,” “family values,” and “teach the controversy.” Listen to hear even more. (12:00)
Ex defends the Christian owners of a billboard who chose to “rebut” an atheist ad that had been previously displayed there. The Herd weighs in. SI is cranky about his own reluctant answer. (23:15)
Do atheists have a victim mentality? Do too many of us love the “poor wittle atheist” ploy? Evo draws a distinction between being a victim and having to fight battles. Ex wonders if he, himself, doesn’t just have a chip on his shoulder. Listeners are asked and encouraged to leave their own victim stories — if they have any. (35:49)
The Herd refuses to buy OG’s self-characterization as "a quiet little mouse.” Which leads us to a closing commentary on cats. (47:31)
Opening Music [00:00]: excerpt from "Another Goddamned Draft"
Bridge Music [11:35]: excerpt from "for Evo"
Bridge Music [19:30]: excerpt from "Middle Earth"
Bridge Music [39:10]: excerpt from "Waltz of the Dead"
Closing Music [52:55]: excerpt from "As Jazzy As I Get"
(All music copyright 2008 by Rachel Murie)
This Week's Goddamned Links
James Dobson/Focus on the Family
Huckabee on changing the Constitution
Senate Seats up in 2008
This one's our Bill: Donohue vs. Maher
There's no controversy to teach
Another Goddamned Soundtrack by Babs
Pennsylvania atheist billboard
Freedom from Religion Foundation
An example of an atheist victim
Cat and Dog