We’re back from a godless weekend in Kamloops to bring you yet another great podcast episode. I feel invigorated with new energy, particularly after Dan Dennett gave us an idea of just how frightened religious authority has become over losing so many of their number to the ranks of the nones, particularly the younger crowd. We are winning the battles in spiritual warfare! What a weekend! Kudos to the INR committee! I look forward to going again next year!
This week David Fitzgerald joins us to discuss Jesus and Mormons. He is the author of Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Nailed-Christian-Myths-Existed-ebook/dp/B007GPG290/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1369666584&sr=8-2&keywords=david+fitzgerald) and The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion Book One: The Mormons (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Complete-Heretics-Western-Religion-ebook/dp/B00CRQIUFW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369666584&sr=8-1&keywords=david+fitzgerald). One question I didn’t think to ask was “Why doesn’t he pick longer titles?”
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This weekend was a nexus for all things geek in Calgary, with reported appearances of Adam West and the reunited cast of Star Trek The Next Generation at the Comic Expo. Organizers were expecting about 45,000 nerds (writes the guy with the Star Trek science officer insignia tattooed on his chest) but had to close the doors when they realized they forgot to carry the 2 in their calculations. The expo also attracted our good friend Nathan Hinman from Edmonton. He’s a recovering Mormon – the technical term for which we learned is ‘Formon’ – and he tells us about his journey from faith to faithlessness in another of our now infamous gang interviews.
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