Episode 181 – Potpourri Episode

Join us for this installment of our humble podcast I, your Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson, am joined by Kris and Twyla in another one of our potpourri episodes. Tonight we talk about the death of Nahed Hattar, murdered in front of the courthouse in which he had been defending himself against accusations of blasphemy for posting a cartoon –  yes, a cartoon! – on Facebook; this is a few months old now, but earlier this year a commentary was published claiming that the drab appearance of the females of numerous animal species is to avoid – wait for it! – sexual harassment by the males of said species; to celebrate the Islamic holy feast of Eid, self-proclaimed feminist Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits a mosque that isn’t quite as feminist as he is; Ken Ham may have some competition, if a Chinese businessman has any say – he has proposed building a Christian theme park in the city of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan complete with its own Ark; In Catholic Watch, bishops in Alberta and the North West Territories have issued guidelines for the treatment of those who choose to participate in the graaaaave sin of assisted dying; Alberta education minister David Eggen is not amused with the response he received from the Independent Baptist Education Society following the request for policy development on how LGBT students will be treated; polygamist fugitive Lyle Jeffs may not be on the run from the law – he might be Raptured, claims his lawyer!

Episode 180 – Q the Humanist. We Interview John de Lancie

In this, the 180th episode Kris and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy, are joined by actor John de Lancie. Most of our listeners will know John as the smug omnipotent Q from Star Trek The Next Generation; he’s acted in many films including “The Fisher King” and “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” and television series besides Star Trek such as “LA Law” and “Breaking Bad”. I instantly recognized his voice in two installments of Assassin’s Creed. But many listeners probably don’t know the humanist side of John, who was awarded the American Humanists Association Arts Award for 2016.

Episode 178 – Avec Guest Cohost Sean McGuire

In this, the 178th episode of LoRD, the Legion of Reason Diversion, we are joined by fellow Canadian podcaster Sean McGuire in another potpourri episode. We visit the story we forgot on the last episode, a victim of chiropractic sues for damages after a series of strokes following 48 sessions… We discuss the French burkini ban and its subsequent lifting… What it means for a Muslim woman to be American… A study showing the prevalence of extremist literature in Canadian mosques, Islamic schools and public libraries… Tips from Catholic priests for making your next confession special… MoFo Teresa is up for sainthood and we examine her life… Social justice crusader PZ Myers on Dogma Debate and why he is just insufferable… And finally we discuss Ellen DeGeneres infamous photoshoping job.

Episode 177 – The Atheist Delusion, Denouement

We present here the third and final installment of our descent into inebriation, which likely saved our sanity watching this….

Episode 176 – The Atheist Delusion Part Deux

Welcome to Part II of our deconstruction of Ray Comfort’s most recent comedy, The Atheist Delusion. After a short break, we descend deeper into inebriation and wax philosophical. Ray keeps on with his “a book can’t write itself” nonsense, and we keep laughing and eye rolling. I’m still an atheist, Ray! We start with Lawrence Krauss answering Ray’s leading questions that were posed to university students in Part 1…

Episode 175 – Potpourri Episode with guest co-host Nicol Simard

This week on LoRD, the Legion of Reason diversion, Christine and your Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy are joined by Atheism TV’s Nicol Simard to discuss the topics du jour, which include assisted dying parties in California, the current court case in BC Supreme Court challenging the new assisted dying law and the foiled terror attack outside Toronto.

Episode 174 – The Atheist Delusion Part 1

Part 1 of our look at Ray Comfort’s new video titled The Atheist Delusion. This video was released at the end of July and we purposely avoided any discussion of it on social media to ensure that our reactions were fresh and genuine. Has Ray finally found that golden nugget have us abandoning , or will this be yet another diatribe full of profundities like the banana and crocoduck? We put not only our atheism on the line to find out, but our livers as well! To help us survive we decided to make a drinking game out of it. To that end we found a Christian fallacy bingo card and added a few predictable fallacies specific to the Banana Man. So we have our muscle relaxants and out towels at the ready, and that’s where we begin.

Episode 173 – Potpourri with guest co-host Kevin Francis

Kevin Francis from Left At The Valley (http://www NULL.leftatthevalley NULL.com/) joins us in discussing issues du jour: More religious interference in assisted dying; a human rights complaint over court-mandated attendance in Alcoholics Anonymous; Islam: The Tour; and From the Regressive Left Files: Black Lives Matter demands Vancouver Pride ban police from participation.

Episode 171 – Meandering Potpourri Talk After Recording Episode 170…

In this, the 171st edition of the Legion of Reason Diversion, yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson makes his case against Black Lives Matter (the organization, NOT the idea of black lives mattering – do not conflate those two!), censorship on Facebook, genetically-modified versus mutagenically-modified organisms, the Anglican church allowing same-sex marriage ceremonies, Catholic bishop in Philadelphia says remarried couples should abstain from sex, and an update on the Stephan case. Enjoy!

Episode 170 – Interview: Sarah Fraser and Victoria Khan

Welcome once again to the Legion of Reason Diversion, podcasting a critical eye on a sometimes less-than-critical world. In this, the 170th chapter of our humble audio tome we have two special guests joining Twyla, Christine and me, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy Tyson. I met our first guest earlier this year at the Imagine No Religion conference in Richmond. She asked a question of the panel that Christine was moderating on the first evening that piqued my curiosity and hoped to discuss it further that weekend. Dr. Sarah Fraser (http://www NULL.sarahfrasermd NULL.com) is an author and medical resident at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Her most recent book is ‘Room for Growth,’ about her experiences with addiction before getting into medical school and describes herself as a ‘former regressive leftist’. She is also writing the memoir of our second guest, Ms. Victoria Khan (http://www NULL.victoriakhan NULL.com), a transgender ex-Muslim woman. As a child in Afghanistan Victoria spent time in a terrorist training camp and in her adult years is passionate about fighting for the human rights of Muslim women and preventing Islamic terrorism through education and dialogue. She currently resides in Los Angeles.