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.
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.
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!
In the 169th episode we have as our special guests from the Hope After Faith (https://www NULL.spreaker NULL.com/user/hopeafterfaithpodcast) and No Religion Required (https://noreligionrequired NULL.com/)podcasts, Jerry DeWitt and Bobby Cary.
In this 168th edition (June 20, 2016) Kris, Feisty Twyla and yours truly, the Supreme Irreverend Doctor Randy, welcome our special guests, YouTube sensations Logicked (https://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/user/logicked) and Isetheoriginal (https://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=sxrEA1M_kQs)!
In this, the 167th episode we introduce a new segment covering Arts and Entertainment, wherein we learn that Mel Gibson has a sequel to his last snuff film “The Passion of the Christ” is in the works, and the probable plot of God’s Not Dead 3 is unfolding as its producers are being sued for copyright infringement of another Christian screenplay. Whatever happened to turning the other cheek? In Ottawa, the Senate is looking at right-to-die legislation Bill C-14 and does not like what it sees; Calgarian Catholic health care providers Covenant Health and Covenant Care refuse to abide by the Supreme Court decision over assisted dying and announce they will violate patient rights by not granting requests no matter what and Pope Frank weighs in on the debate from his cheap seat in Rome. Yours truly made his thoughts known in a tweet that I am sure shook the halls of the Vatican. As well, there are a couple of late stories to relate. Federal NDP MP Linda Duncan tabled a bill requiring labeling of GMO foods and O Canada! has been changed yet again, this time make it gender neutral. But first the elephant in the room, the Orlando shooting that happened early Sunday morning.
Welcome to the Legion of Reason Diversion, podcasting a critical eye on a sometimes less than critical world! In this, the 166th edition we see the greatest scientific minds in Canada tasked with answering one of the great questions of our time: Is broom technology destroying the game of curling? Who says blue-sky research isn’t useful? Catholic constitutional lawyers say the darnedest things! They’re so cute! And from the Regressive Left Files we have not one, but TWO portfolio folders. In the first we find Milo Yiannopoulos yet again at the center of controversy, this time at DePaul University in Chicago where Black Lives Matter protesters disrupt his talk as an invited speaker. The second contains the results of a recent poll on how students think speech that offends them should be dealt with. But before we get to those titillating topics, it’s convention season and we have to talk about Imagine No Religion in Vancouver last weekend and the American Humanist Association’s meeting in Chicago.
This past Victoria Day weekend was Imagine No Religion 6, and we have two interviews for you this week: Dr. Michael Shermer and The Amazing Randi graciously agreed to being interviewed, brokered by Left At The Valley’s Kevin Francis. (Thanks, Kevin!)
It’s naturopathy awareness week, and we wanted to make sure everyone is aware that there is no such thing as alternative medicine. Rather, it’s alternative TO medicine. In this, the 164th installment, we look at the tragedy that unfolded in northern Alberta while I was away; legislation covering physician assisted dying was introduced by the federal government and we go over the major points; a verdict was handed down, rather quickly too, in the trial of the parents of Ezekiel Stephan, who died from a wholly treatable illness in Lethbridge; CFI Canada presented a petition to Premier Brad Wall to end prayer in the Saskatchewan legislature; the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is trying to improve its image in Canada by promoting the less evil side of Saudi culture without all the burkas and severed heads; more voices of dissent in Bangladesh have been violently silenced; and finally, more from the Regressive Left Files. At the University of Massachusetts, regressives attempted to disrupt a talk they didn’t like, and at Oxford, law professors rudely find out what regressive left means.
In this chapter the Supreme Irreverend Randy Tyson, Christine and feisty Twyla find that Andrew Wakefield’s venture into film making has bombed; BC Humanists fight the distribution of religious materials in Abbottsford public schools; yet another Bangledshi blogger is murdered on the streets of Dhaka; Pope Frank issues the Amortis Laetitia, but don’t expect to see fallen Catholics come back any time soon; and from The Regressive Left Files, dreadlocks are cultural appropriation ’cause culture. But first, fun with Deepak!