Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another Goddamned Podcast #39: November 13, 2008

THIS WEEK - The Herd Shoots the Shit

Original audio source

This week's sitting members of the Herd find themselves on the same side as a cult, in a recent case involving the Summum. (00:30)

Philly feels some cults have a point, at least when they're on the same side as Pastafarians. Chappy explains where all those granite Ten Commandments came from that seem to be prevalent in public parks around the nation. SI gets pissed off about a recent initiative passed by the voters of Arkansas. (20:04)

The conversation drifts to a discussion about a recent teen declared to be the next Buddha. (24:37)

Philly wants to know the test for Buddhahood. SI believes he qualifies for Buddhahood (sorry, no pictures), but thinks something smells. The logical progression of the conversation then naturally turns to guns. Apparently, the recent election has brought out the gun nuts. The herd chews on some nuts, then turns on Sarah Palin, then goes back to the guns. (33:42)

The Herd finishes up with a basic rag session on theists, especially the one's who show up in the blogosphere. (46:04)

Outtakes. (52:08)

Opening Music [00:00]: excerpt from "Another Goddamned Draft"
Bridge Music [24.00]: excerpt from "Middle Earth Shortened"
Bridge and Closing Music [51:35: excerpt from "As Jazzy as I Get"
(All music: copyright 2008 by Rachel Murie)

This Week's Goddamned Links
Pleasant Grove City v. Summum
Wiki article on the Summum case
Wiki article on Ten Commandments monuments
Daily KOS post on Arkansas Initiative
Teen Buddha
Michigan Gun Owners Response to Obama
Gun Nut's Lawn Sign Article


Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

I thought that it was comedy gold re the Cecil b Demille publicity stunt stuff.

Has religion in America always been so closely tied with consumerism?

PhillyChief said...

Well exploiting suckers is a cornerstone of capitalism, which makes the religious prime prey, so in that sense, yes, it's tied to consumerism.

Anonymous said...

The book I mentioned in the podcast, Shopping for God, provides a thorough examination of the historic relationship between consumerism and religion in the USA. It's a fascinating read.