UTBB Episode 30 : A Saylor Weathers The Storm

This episode we start out with some Twitter love that was thrown our way, which is always welcome. We then mention that Joe was on Zachrilege Cast, on which they talked mostly about beer and sports. Seethin’ then throws out a couple of stories for discussion, including the reappearance of Baphomet and Hanuman, in Arkansas, of all places; a story about Joel Osteen and the money robbed from his church, which Seethin’ stupidly forgot to check the date on; and then a pastor on Fox News saying that Jesus would sure as shit send those dirty immigrants back where they came from. We then throw out a little bonus : an excerpt of Chris, Joe, and Tucker’s conversation from Cafe Coco after seeing Neil Carter speak in Nashville. Out of about an hour of material, only about ten minutes of it was usable, and even that was drunken idiocy at low audio quality. It is still pretty funny, regardless.

We then go on to the interview, which this week is with BJ Saylor. He is an ex-Christian who was brought up in the Pentecostal tradition and was exposed to extreme indoctrination during his attendance at a church-run school, as well as his born-again parents. He tells of the painful journey of an intelligent, perceptive boy into manhood, who has to navigate the pitfalls of hypocrisy and hatred associated with extreme Evangelical Christianity. He has emerged on the other side as a freethinker and an atheist, but not without scars he may never heal from. BJ, however, does offer words of hope at the end to encourage those in similar situations. This is one of the more serious interviews, but also one of the more fulfilling and informative.

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Show notes

Zachrilege Cast #23 — Joe Kindic of Unbuckling the Bible Belt

Site for demon statue sought at Capitol

Joel Osteen’s church theft opens can of worms: Jaws drop as folks do the math

Fox Pastor – “Jesus Wants Churches to Turn Over Undocumented Immigrants, Not Feed or Shelter Them”

BJ Saylor’s Facebook profile

The Clergy Project

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UTBB Episode 15 : A Handjob From Hanuman

Joe is tired and stressed because of his upcoming wedding on Pi day (March 14), but he sucks it up and joins the show for another scatological heathen extravaganza! In the intro we discuss a videotaped speech of Mr. Godless in Dixie himself, Neil Carter, various kind retweeters, and a brand new patron, David from Canada. We then start with this week’s stories, which include the Hamm-ster exploiting children in the name of his Ark; three legislators in Idaho who walk out rather than have to hear a prayer that isn’t Christian; a discussion of scripture and context by Ali Rizvi; Sam Harris explaining why Islamic apologists are just plain wrong; and hell freezes over as Fox News somehow lets an article about America not being a Christian nation slip through its censorship dragnet. Grab you a pie for Pi day and enjoy this final episode with Joe as a single man!

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Show Notes

How to Be Godless in Dixie

Ken Ham uses children to garner support for his Ark Encounter tax lawsuit

Idaho Senate open with Hindu prayer, 3 lawmakers protest

No, You’re Not Taking Those Verses ‘Out of Context’

Sam Harris rips academics who ceaselessly deny that religion can inspire brutal violence

America is not a “Christian” nation