Professor Stephen was loaned a camera so we could see his pretty face, Terrie Torgerson Peterson graced us along with Mr. Dave Foda. Dave got deep as he dosed out the unintellectual aspects of Matt Slick’s arguments especially his use of TAG. Dave also explained knowledge which I slept through because I’m so goddamned smart already.
Terrie of Amateur Skeptics and Velotry fame joined us for what was going to be an hour and thankfully stayed the entire 4+ hours. Not only did she discuss masturbation on her bicycle, she brought up some topics that I hope become more prominent in the future.
1. Masturbation guilt
2. Healthy Living without Fat Shaming
3. I believe a topic started by Dune, the fact that there simply aren’t enough women in the movement, nor are other minorities being served equally.
As usual, in my attempts to feed my ego, I play the class clown and interrupt continuously in order to restore the unprofessionalism you’ve come to expect. Pastor Roy breaks in twice to deliver his weekly Prayer Request and Community Report. In this weeks community report he shares a vision he had that is a must listen.
Dune and a couple other listeners called in to share. Dune is another one who should be followed. She is a fantastic intellectual who you’ll find in the chatroom on Monday nights.
The New Computer and Peripherals
Thanks to someone awesome, I won’t mention names, but it starts with a K and ends with an onrad, Professor Stephen will soon have a new MAC on which to deliver his Snake Oil Science Woo Woo. Fortunately the needed peripherals are becoming a reality thanks to many of you who have donated to his fundraiser. There is still a few hundred bucks left to meet the goal if you want to help out. http://www.gofundme.com/CompforProfStephen
You try wearing the shirt around for a day. If you think for a second that Atheists aren’t the ones being persecuted and kept silent, then fuck you. Wear the god damned shirt. Go get a shirt that says I’m an Atheist and wear that bitch around town.
When I started this podcast I hoped that I’d be able to affect change, that’d I’d be able to help others, that I’d leave a legacy, although much smaller and insignificant as some person’s scientific breakthrough or discovery, I wanted to make a ripple that even if no one knew who the fuck it was that started by, that at least there would be one and that my ripple would affect humanity in a positive way.
Since inception the podcast has changed forms but has mostly been a bunch of horse shit around some great content that my co host Professor Stephen delivers.
But what’s happened is I’ve heard from many fans and of those the majority share their experiences coming out, the pain, the agony, the losses, the hurt, the depression, the emotionally whirl wind that coming out causes to many.
Not a few, but many. Many have like me, lost family, lost friends and have retreated back to their closets. Even I still use a pseudonym to protect my family and livelihood from what the Christians can do.
By simply denying to believe in their particular and one of many imaginary friends, I and many of you have become outcasts and considered vile among those we once counted as friends.
Religion has convinced it’s adherents to believe that only they are the purveyors of morality. Mention that in Pakistan females can’t show the bottoms of their feet or wear eyeliner without being deemed a temptress worthy of death, mention that to shave your beard in certain Amish cultures or Jewish cultures is as immoral as fucking a goat and you will hear something about their morals being incorrect, because our morals are from the correct religion.
Fuck me, you can corner them with the First Baptists believe it’s immoral to drink and they’ll say well it’s because the second baptists know what God desires and they are just plain wrong.
Today my goddamned fucktarded mother called. I have 4 girls out of the house, all went to school, all are still in school or graduated now from college except one who’s in the military.
One daughter in particular knows who the fuck she is and doesn’t give two shits if you know it. Today my mother after seeing a facebook picture from another family member that somehow was accidentally overlooked from the facebook blocking feature, sent my mom a screenshot. Several screen shots actually.
This is what happens, this is because they didn’t have the values instilled in them that you got son. My little soft spoken molly mormon mom continued about how my daughters look like whores and sluts. yes, she actually used those two words to describe her own granddaughter.
Well what is a whore mom? Someone that had sex more than you?
Oh, no, it’s what the lord considers an immoral person for having sex with multiple people.
Gritting my teeth and attempting to speak she has some sharp tactics. She’ll either hang up the phone or she’ll say, I must go, I’ll call you back. It’s the….. Listen to what I have to say but I don’t want a response Mantra.
But mom, you show your face in public, you don’t wear a head covering of any sort and I’ve seen you walk around barefooted…
What are you talking about she said.
Well 1.6 billion muslims and most would consider you a whore and a slut for daring to walk around without a head covering.
Well that’s because they have false gods. You’ll understand when you’re my age. I have much more life experience than you. It’s why one of your children has a baby out of wedlock, it’s why another one posts immoral stuff online, it’s why they don’t respect others with their words…. they just use so much fowl language.
You’ll see one day, she says.
I ask, so can you explain to me how sex is immoral. I’ve got to go – click.
That’s a typical conversation. Always starts off kind, but usually ends with her hanging up after I attempt a rebuttal.
I so – want to say that to her, I want to ask her how that all worked out for her. Me and my 5 siblings were raised in a ultra conservative mormon family. How’d that work out?
I’m a goddamned atheist, next one only started attending church when she realized she could use the church welfare system for her 6 very young children, another hasn’t stepped foot in a church since he was 16 and moved out because he worships a different Jesus than the mormons, One is dead because he enjoyed life a bit much and made a stupid decision in his early 20’s, the only 2 left are adults, married with children and rely on you and dad to take care of them. They aren’t even capable of being self sufficient.
So how the fuck did you do?
Goddammit I remember as a teen, the chaos that would ensue when a upstanding mormon family teen would make a mistake that got out. Oh, well that family didn’t really obey the entire gospel. I saw sister smurkle drink a pepsi one time at a ball game or they didn’t force their kids to go to seminary and that’s what happens. Now they have a cigarette smoker.
I’m not exaggerating and usually these would lead to a goddamn family meeting where we must discuss this horrible act and why this won’t happen to our family, we are on the straight and narrow path to heaven. Do not let yourself get sucked in by these families that are being destroyed from rebellious teens.
My fathers words exactly: “I’d sooner take you out in the woods and kill you than to watch you drag your siblings to hell.”
Of course my mother has 20 years on me and is much much wiser so she knows best.
And no matter, where you are in America, if you make it known you don’t believe in their imaginary friend, then you are probably evil. You’ve probably made a deal with Satan himself.
The religious have no idea the environment we face when coming out. They are far too busy claiming they are being persecuted. The facts are they are doing the persecuting and if you call them out on it, then By God you are fucking persecuting them.
How dare you call out their racism, their bigotry and misogyny. You fucking worthless heathens, breathing our air, living in the united states of jesus, how dare you.
Even still many atheists don’t get it. They are part of the very elite minority of atheists raised in freethinking homes, usually up north or out west who haven’t even a clue of the abuse by indoctrination of society in the bible belt states.
We have these good christians, those empowered with the love of christ, yes we forgive you for fucking the neighbor child, yes we forgive you for beating your wife again, yes we forgive you stealing church funds, but goddamn you to hell if you don’t believe in the woogey bogey boo in the sky.
Here in these obnoxiously infected states with the most credulous bigots on the planet, dare you attempt to start a life as a freethinker, a humanitarian an atheist. You would fare better had you broke in and had sex with his prize coon dog.
These fucknuts find it impossible to comprehend that anyone deny the existence of their invisible friend.
We are the ones surrounded by this nonsense and most of us are eat up with Christian friends, until, until that fucking day when we realize it’s all horse shit. Some quietly, some boldly come out but we all lose our lives as we know them.
I’ve shared some of the emails received, fuck, your life partner, your spouse, the co producer of your children can and will make a 180 degree turn if you are found to disbelieve.
No credit is given, no rope, just ousted. We are a small podcast and still I receive letters that make my heart ache, make my stomach turn and my eyes leak.
It’s not fair, it’s not right and if these Christians were even a half a rat turds worth what they say they are and stand for, it wouldn’t happen. But your denouncement challenges their entirety.
You’ve just forsaken the human race as far as they are concerned. But my fellow friends and family who like me have been shunned, disowned and demonized… I am your family, I am your friend and love you, Yes I fucking do!
And so there is no misunderstanding, I don’t love you like the stalker outside Britany Spears home, I don’t love you like the christian does, I don’t love you like your mom and dad. I fucking really love you. You are what keeps me sane.
Many of us know what you’re going through, we feel your pain and we share it with you. But you are not alone. I know if you are living in a country like the US or the Middle East you may think you are alone, but you are not alone. We may never meet in person and I may never get to hug your neck, but you are loved and you are not alone.
Search us out, there are many more like us. Find safe ways to connect, find smart ways to reach out and find us. There’s facebook, theirs ex, this and ex that groups all over and then there is most likely a humanist, atheist or freethinking group near you too. Colleges and universities have groups as well.
I hold no value in biological family, that’s the luck of the draw. Sure it’d be nice to be able to love and get along with them all, but I have no power against their entitled and willful ignorance. My family is you. And That you can take to the bank.
Eventually this all will get better, it may be 200 fucking years from now, but what you do today, how strong you are today will go along ways towards that goal. Let’s push, pull tug and fight the ignorance, let’s encourage freethought and save the fucking world.
I love you.