Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

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Morality without Dogma

This week, join Bob, Joe and Sam as we talk about morality without a religious substrate.

Bob has a good blog about this and related subjects at: http://crossexaminedblog.com/

Here is the (slightly) modified version of “Casey at the Bat”, which Sam opened the show with:

Camping at the Bat

“Fraud!” cried the laughing thousands, and echo answered fraud;
But one party from the Godless and the audience was awed.
They saw his face grow stern and cold, saw his apocalypse strain,
And they knew that Camping wouldn’t let the end go by again.

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The priest is preaching somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere we are laughing, and today here we point out;
But there is no joy in Oakland — mighty Camping has struck out.

About the Author: Sam Mulvey

Sam Mulvey is a producer and the technical brain behind Ask an Atheist. He is a collector of vinegar varieties, vintage computers, antique radios, and propaganda.

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Michael Goff
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Understanding the original language helps (regarding that abortion issue) http://www.str.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5700

Joe
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Hey Michael. Thanks for providing this article. I skimmed it over, and it does seem to make a good case that these verses in Exodus, at least in the original Hebrew, don’t mean miscarriage and thus don’t advocate support of abortion. I haven’t ever done any research into whether pro-choice Christians use bible verses to justify their pro-choice stance, which is why you may remember in the show I said “maybe” some of them use these verses in Exodus. Turns out I was right. With a quick search I found the following sites indicating some Christians, such as Catholics for… Read more »
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