UTBB Episode 21 : You’re Christianing Wrong

Later than promised and shorter than normal, we present another episode of our spectacular Southern podcast! In the intro we speak of Zachrliege’s review of our interview with Dan Arel; a big shout out to our Chinese listeners;  as well as a humorous Twitter exchange with the folk from Waiting 4 Wrath. We then dive right in to our usual assortment of news stories, first of which is a real Christian woman getting a ticket for serving meals to the homeless, and invoking RFRA for a noble purpose (for once!) We then speak of a CBS Sunday Special Report which shows the real struggles of Southern atheists such as Neil Carter and Mandissa Thomas in a way that really spotlights their humanity. Next, we cover yet another hilariously scathing letter from Horus Gilgamesh of Awkward Moments Children’s Bible fame, this time aimed at Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt and his moronic letter to state school superintendents. And, finally, for our Volunteers Stupidity segment, we find out that a bill to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee is killed in the State Senate, but for the wrong reasons. So sit back and relax, your belt is about to get unbuckled!

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Show Notes

Zachrilege’s review of our interview with Dan Arel.

Twitter exchange with Waiting 4 Wrath

Texas woman invokes ‘religious freedom’ argument to fight $2000 fine for feeding the homeless

Atheists: In godlessness we trust

Mr. Pruitt, Your Bibles Are On The Way!

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt defends Bible distribution in schools, says ‘religious freedoms are under attack’

Senate kills bill to make Bible official Tennessee book

UTBB Episode 20 : Arel Encounter

For our 20th episode, we conduct out second interview with special guest, author, journalist, blogger, and the recipient of the 2014 American Atheists First Amendment Award, Dan Arel. We discuss Dan’s coverage of Ken Ham and the Ark Encounter’s attempts to secure taxpayer funding even as Ham discriminates in hiring practices. We also talk about Dan’s surprise and delight at winning the First Amendment Award from American Atheists; His book “Parenting Without God”; David Silverman and his statement that atheists are the “most hated group in America”; the CNN special report on atheists and CNN’s increased coverage of atheists in general; his take on the attack by those such as Reza Aslan and Glenn Greenwald on atheists who call out Islam and who are then branded as “Islamophobes”; His badass neck tattoo; his absolute loathing of the Godfather, Adam Reakes; his favorite professional hockey team; and his official coming out as Friend of the Show. We then end the show by telling how you can get in touch with Dan through social media, and we remind our intrepid listeners that we will be attending ReasonCon in a little more than a week. So join us as we get the scoop and have the FIRST INTERVIEW with Dan Arel since the winning of his award!

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Show Notes

Dan Arel’s website

Dan Arel’s Twitter

Dan Arel’s Facebook Public Figure Page

Dan Arel’s blog, “Danthropology”

Official Website for ReasonCon 2015

UTBB Episode 19 : Dick Troll

This week for your aural pleasure, the Terrible Tennessee Twosome read out the announcements which include Dan Arel winning an award from American Atheists for his work on the Ark Encounter story; recent subject of our author segment Eiynah Nicemangos appearing on two shows to drop the knowledge; the introduction of a new segment about sexism with new special correspondent Jenn Teal; and the announcement of a surprise interview guest for our 20th episode. Oh, the anticipation!

Our stories for this week include a thorough debunking of Reza Aslan regarding the history and necessity of anti-theistic thought in our society; zealots in the Philippines crucifying themselves for the glory of God; atheism as a new civil rights movement in the U.S. and worldwide; why Buddhist monks are so damn violent when their dogma speaks against violence; and Fox and Friends says outrageous things about atheism that makes Seethin’ want to throw things at the computer. Tune in and find out how awesome an atheist podcast can be!

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Show Notes

Dan Arel’s website

Eiynah Nicemangos on Canadian radio program

Eiynah Nicemangos on Atheistically Speaking

Atheism and the necessity of anti-theism for social justice

Filipino Catholics have hands and feet nailed to crosses in bloody Good Friday crucifixion rites

Atheism: The Next Civil Rights Movement?

Why are Buddhist monks attacking Muslims?

Fox & Friends Says Protecting Atheists From Discrimination Is Anti-Christian!

UTBB Episode 18 : Atheist Menorah

On this episode of everyone’s favorite Middle Tennessee atheist podcast, Seethin’ and Joe start off with the intro in which they discuss Seethin’s review of J.D. Brucker’s blog, and Mr. Brucker’s mention of said review on his blog as well as his book’s Amazon page; sexism in atheism, specifically on Facebook; the absolute need for you to watch the latest Scientology documentary “Going Clear” and/or the book on which the documentary is based; and the subject of this episode’s author segment, Eiynah Nicemangoes.

We then discuss the writings and illustrations of the aforementioned Eiynah, as well as her no-holds barred attitude in everything she does. Next we discuss, for the last time, another round of unbelievably stupid things said by CJ Werleman. CNN once again publishes a post favorable to atheists, this time by the incomparable Mandisa Thomas, President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc., in which she discusses the need for more diversity in atheism. Next on the agenda we have Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty infamy fantasizing about raping atheist girls, and how Horus Gilgamesh politely tells Phil to go fuck himself. Finally, for our Volunteers Stupidity segment, Joe regales you with the story of Bible Man, aka Horace Turner, and how the FFRF finally brought his reign of Christian proselytizing to public school kids in Tennessee to an end. And don’t forget, the American Atheists convention takes place in Memphis this upcoming Easter Weekend! If you attend, drop us a line and let us know how it went at either our email address unbuckling@gmail.com, or call the voicemail line at (931) 300-2574. Let your atheist flag fly!

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Show notes

Chris from the Unbuckling the Bible Belt Podcast shares his thoughts on ‘Improbable’

Amazon.com’s page for J.D. Brucker’s book Improbable : Issues with the God Hypothesis

Going Clear | HBO Documentary Films | HBO

Eiynah Nicemangos’ blog

Eiynah Nicemango’s Patreon

This Is Pakistan’s First Anti-Homophobia Children’s Book, And It Is Beautiful

Why This Pakistani Blogger Called Ben Affleck a Stifler

CJ Werleman Calls New Atheists “White Supremacists”

Confessions of a black atheist

Black Nonbelievers, Inc.

Secular Coalition For America

Foundation Beyond Belief

Dear Phil Robertson…

“Bible Man” Kicked Out of Tennessee Elementary School After FFRF Inquiry