This time around, we’ve got Abby to talk about growing up Jewish, a little Jewish history, the four current flavors of Judaism, her bat mizvah, and basically all things Jewish. It’s a typical wide-ranging discussion about the Mother of All Monotheisms, with a little Leighton thrown in for good measure.Read More
So we spend this episode discussing the truth behind the events of 1987 that “occurred” in an out of the way former funeral home in Connecticut to a down on their luck family trying to help their cancer/demon-infested emo son. Turns out those events were even lamer than the movie they spawned.
Also, in the spirit of Halloween 3 weeks ago, we have some Official Irreligiosophy Ouija Boards to share, meticulously drawn by listener Clifford, aka tiktaaliks_deckchair. Here’s a preview:
The long-requested, long-withheld episode on Proposition 8 has finally arrived. We talk briefly about the history of California marriage law, and the seesawing legislation, voter initiatives, and court judgments revolving around gay marriage dating back to the 1970s. We discuss the (LDS-funded) campaign materials and commercials in favor of Proposition 8, which represent arguments made to the voters, and the complete rejection of those arguments in favor of totally different post-hoc arguments made by (LDS-funded) attorneys to the judge. Finally, we talk about the judge’s rejection of all of those arguments, pre- and post-hoc, to strike down Prop 8.
Also, zookeepers put the gay penguins’ gayness to the test.
The dark times are over, the drought has receded, Irreligiosophy has finally returned from the clouds like one unto a son of man. In preparation for the One True Podcast on Proposition 8, we briefly highlight several past episodes of LDS political involvement, beginning with early clashes between the members of the LDS church and their neighbors, through the polygamy fiasco that almost destroyed it, and wind up with a newly emboldened church that nearly single-handedly defeats the ERA and Hawaii’s recent battle for gay marriage rights.
But go easy on our servers. It’s been a while.Read More
I’ve spoken with Leighton and if we can finish off the very important things that remain on our to-do list (I’ve always wanted to watch every episode of Scooby-Doo in one sitting), we’re going to record a new podcast on Monday. So it should be edited and uploaded on Tuesday. We were going to take the rest of the year off because our extended absence was pissing off so many people, but then a couple of people recommended we take the year off. Realizing it was impossible to piss everyone off, we surrendered. So, new podcast coming.
Now we just have to decide if we’re going to do the Prop 8 podcast or delay it yet again and do the one on “Haunting in Connecticut” first. Also, good news! The guys over at Evidence 4 Faith have agreed to be interviewed/debated, so we just have to hammer out the whens and wheres.Read More