THIS WEEK – The Chaplain on Deconversion ... and W on "Deal or No Deal"
The Herd interrogates fellow member of the Atheosphere - The Chaplain. This is our offering to any aspiring atheist who is somewhat skittish about the process of freeing himself or herself from superstition. (0:00)
We delve into the deconversion of the Chaplain and are surprised to find out what evolution had to do with it. (16:29)
Chappy tells us about her religious background and how she began moving away from it. "Put a nickel on the drum, save another drunken bum"... None of the Herd knows much about the Salvation Army and Chappy enlightens us. John Wilkes Booth wasn't the only holy horror with that surname back in 1865. Ex wants to know if Chappy is now trying to "save" religious folks. (32:31)
Why all the great Christian authors couldn't persuade the Chaplain to avoid atheism. Which atheist screeds had an impact on her. Making a clean break - denial, grief, anger, and finally acceptance. Moving into the Atheosphere and dealing with family and friends. Hiding the atheistic porn. (51:02)
Finally, what the fuck is "W" doing appearing on game shows and why do we need to know which celebrities support each of the candidates? Who is a bigger turn-off, Barbara Streisand or Oprah Winfrey? (1:02:02)
Opening Music [00:00]: excerpt from "Another Goddamned Draft"
Bridge Music [15:17]: excerpt from "Crouching Christian Hidden Atheist"
Bridge Music [31:30]: excerpt from "Jesus Loves Me feat. Satan"
Bridge Music [49:39]: excerpt from "One of Many"
Closing Music [1:13:27]: excerpt from "As Jazzy as I Get"
(All music: copyright 2008 by Rachel Murie)