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Washington State Freethought / de Botton Comments

Join Sam, Mike, and returning guest Eileen as we comment and respond to commentary regarding our recent interview with Alain de Botton. In the second half of the show, we will discuss the history of atheism and free-thought in Washington State, culminating in an exciting announcement.

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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mikekoz68
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Well he’s not as crazy as I first thought but we still disagree on a lot of points. Calling PZ Myers a fundamentalist is ridiculous and as far as Hitchens ‘Religion Poisons Everything’ being too harsh thats like saying a poisoned apple is not all bad because the apple tastes sweet&good. The apple is still going to kill you, and religion still poisons everything. He seems to forget that atheism is just a single answer to a single question and not a whole lifestyle. We can and already do, all the things that theists do just without a belief in… Read more »
Steven Dorst
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As I type this, I’m listening to the tail end of the podcast. I’m intrigued by the community centers you are starting to build. And, as someone who is NOT in the Evergreen state, a bit envious! I’m writing because, in just the last couple of days, I’ve been thinking in terms of the functions in society that, for many, religion fulfills. And it should not surprise anyone that organized religion provides not only an “answer” to questions of faith, but also, in most cases, provides a sense of community. A sense of belonging. A group of people about whom… Read more »
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