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Season 2, Episode 3: "Militant" Atheists

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In our latest episode, Mike and Libbie tackle the common fallacy of the “militant” atheist. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if Osama bin Laden just wrote controversial books and gave provocative lectures?

About the Author: Mike Gillis

Mike Gillis is co-creator, and co-host of Ask an Atheist. He hosts the Radio vs. the Martians! and Mike and Pól Save the Universe! podcasts. He also enjoys comic books, the Planet of the Apes, and the band Queen.

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Paul Andrews

I sent this as a message also, but… in regards to Initiated Ordinance 300- it is indeed one of the stupidest things on the Denver ballot. If it passes- I’m moving. The preacher man you were thinking of is Ted Haggard, and he’s back in the pulpit. I would point out, though, that that’s in Colorado Springs. Focus on the Family is also in the Springs, along with the Air Force Academy. Most of us in Denver are pretty embarrassed by our southern comrades. It’s a small thing, but…

[…] “Militant?” This is a double standard we’ve discussed on the show. Is her friend’s son advocating violence in the name of atheism? Or, is he just outspoken about his opinions? If the latter is the case, the author should either be consistent and describe herself as a “militant Christian” or drop the loaded language. […]

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