A subcommittee of the Herd considers Philly’s query whether atheists should avoid language that provokes the ire of theists. Should we take pains to avoid provocation? SI wonders if we should be responsible for theists' insecurity. Chappy seems to attract more ire than the other two, and tells you why. (00:00)
Philly tells us about the recent advertising showing up on the sides of London buses as a potential form of provocation against theists. Are atheists damned if they do and damned if they don't? Are they damned, period? (12:58)
The most recent poll results (Where ARE the other members of the Herd?) and some baseball talk. (26:42)
Opening Music [00:00]: excerpt from "Another Goddamned Draft"
Bridge Music [11:41]: excerpt from "Child of the 80s"
Bridge Music [25:55]: excerpt from "Heathen Boogie"
Bridge and Closing Music [33:20]: excerpt from "As Jazzy as I Get"
(All music: copyright 2008 by Rachel Murie)
This Week's Goddamned Links
"NO GOD" slogans on English buses
Telegraph story on the UK buses
Prof. Dawkins on the UK bus (not literally)
Devil Ray's name change