Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

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Mike, Rich and Sam talk about the skads and skads of atheism related news this week!    We’ll also be taking calls and responding to emails!

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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Scott Imbeau (Langley BC)

RE: Atheist gets note about cancer walk from Christian

I wonder if this lady has ever sent out or asked her family for aid in a charitable enterprise that was being organized by her church or church group?


Your show has affected my life by teaching me the awesomeness of Aquaman.


That clip about atheists not carrying the god-money around made me wonder…. Is it time for a national campaign for atheists to stop using cash (as much as possible)? I’m reading news articles recently about countries like Sweden become almost completely cashless societies. Would it be feasible for atheists to use plastic, check, internet bill pay, etc. for all of their transactions? Is this something the community could get behind?

Stewart Putnam (Vashon, WA)

@ ~11 minutes in (I wasn’t listening live) The TNT article by Steve Maynard
refers to a study by The Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies that is based on voluntary reports from 236 participating religious organizations.


These people always confuse being gay with being trans.


I’ve been an atheist my whole life, and I have a bunch of bibles. guess I’m not a true atheist after all.

Becky Friedman

Hi Rilian,

I’m curious to whom you are referring. I’m personally very clear on the difference between gender identity, biological sex, and sexual orientation.


Out of curiosity, would bestiality be animal abuse if the animal was the aggressor? How many times has a dog tried to mount your leg? obviously if a human forced themselves on an animal, that would be obviously wrong, but when the animal is the initiator, it’s a little more of a grey zone imo. I guess you could say there is lack of consent due to a lack of understanding regarding risk factor, but if you were to argue that, I would argue that there are many more things that we put animals through with which they don’t even… Read more »

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