Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

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Ask an Atheist hosts reflect on producing 100 episodes, with feedback from listeners and some news recaps and updates.

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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Mark Elsby

First of all I like “The Flash” and not “Aquaman”, this will probably prevent this email from ever being reviewed. I must have a record here, I can not think of any relative that goes to church, can anybody else beat this? I was born in the UK and came to Australia when I was 5, I am now 53. I live in Melbourne and religion is viewed as private, the difference between Australia and the USA seems to be in the education, all schools have to follow a national curriculum and I can remember building paper mache dinosaurs in… Read more »

Mike Gillis

You’re forgiven.


The caller that talks about the Nephilim is wrong in that they “stretch” out a single verse. The whole thing is is based on apocrypha. The story is actually something like… There are several group of angels. One group are called the Grigori (the watchers. They are also credited with something to do with technology) who watch over man kind. They became attracted to human women and mated with them. This mating lead to women giving birth to halfman-halfangel being that are strong and tall and such and they were called Nephilim. These Grigori were cast out of heaven as… Read more »


To Durakken: No, I did not get it wrong, you misunderstood me. I’m not proposing conspiracy theories. What I was saying is that many fundamentalist preachers and teachers are now aggressively teaching that aliens are among us, and other nonsense. One of these, Tom Horn, has written a book on the subject, “Nephilim Stargates”. You’re much better versed in mythology than me, but you missed my point, which was that by cheery picking verses, fundamentalists are going further down a rabbit hole of superstition. Here’s a short list of some sites involved but there’s much more to be found:… Read more »

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