Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

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Less Dr. Doolittle, More Dr. Moreau

This week Becky and Bridget talk with Sam about animal forces in the War on Christmas.  In the second segment we discuss the Satmar community and their traditions regarding gender, education, and children in the context of a recent UK joint custody battle.

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What’s the difference between an realist and a naturalist because I’m an atheist but know if my view concise with realism or naturalism. What do you believe between the two


Seriously, you guys need to try this new-fangled thing called google. The Yule Goat is probably the result of a mash-up of christianity and norse religion. It may be a representation of the goats Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjostr who pulled Thor’s sky chariot. In Scandinavia Father Christmas is often depicted riding a goat. This could be simply the viking version of Santa’s reindeer. Also, the Amish don’t speak dutch. Pennsylvania Dutch is a bastardization of deutsch (german).

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We gave the impression that we thought the Amish actually spoke Dutch? Huh.

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