Sunday 27 February 2011

Sydney Atheists Podcast Episode 11 - Addressing Our Critics

Since episodes 9 and 10 appeared, a couple of critics have emerged to question the team. So in this episode, we discuss and respond to our critics.
Download episode 11 here
First, jokes: What constitutes acceptable subject matter for a joke? An anglican minister from Neutral Bay takes exception to a joke posted on twitter by Jason, and the whole team respond, with hilarious results
Second, nuclear medicine: Are the Australian greens pro or anti-nuclear medicine? Does their policy mean what a candidate from QLD says it means? Ian has done the research.
Note: The Greens were approached for an interview on this subject but were unresponsive
If you're offended by jokes, or have a dogmatic position on nuclear policy, you may want to go listen to another podcast, just until the next episode emerges.

As ever, the opinions expressed by the team do not reflect the opinions of Sydney Atheists Inc, a non-profit body registered in NSW.
George Carlin: Rape can be funny:
The vagina joke:
Greens nuclear policy:

Originally posted by drunkenmadman

Sunday 20 February 2011

Stop the National School Priest Program

Vote against the National School Priest Chaplain Program
 You can vote to make fighting the illegal National School Priest Program a priority for GetUp
"Chaplain" is just a code word for Priest.
A Federal government tax-payer funded program for priests in every State School is obscene. Its a violation of the Anti-Discimination Act AND Section 116 of the Australian Constitution to demand a test of religion for a government funded job. State Schools have greater needs than a Government Priest.
The High Court Challenge to the program is here:

Originally posted by Ian Woolf

Various videos

If Atheists Acted Religious


If Heaven really existed

Even Stephen on religion

Christopher Hitchens Destroys Biblical miracle claims

Double Standard

Four Questions for an Atheist

Originally posted by Ian Woolf

Wednesday 9 February 2011

Sydney Atheists Podcast Episode 10 - Circumcision

Download the episode here

This week, The Sydney Atheists' Podcast takes on the knotty subject of Circumcision, with a hearty helping of "stuff you don't need to know about your hosts". This podcast discusses a sensitive issue in an irreverent style. Bring your sense of humour. Also, We should probably apologise to Cormack Murphy O'Connor for Jason mixing him up with Bishop Casey. Cormack, you better not turn out to have a secret family in the US, or this apology will be for naught.

For this episode, we're giving you a diet of wikipedia reading:
Please follow the references from each article to get the complete picture.

Originally posted by drunkenmadman