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Mike Gillis is co-creator, and co-host of Ask an Atheist. He hosts the Radio vs. the Martians! and
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He also enjoys comic books, the Planet of the Apes, and the band Queen.

Nobody gets us… We’re the wind, baby

by Mike Gillis

As atheists have increasingly become more vocal, I’ve noticed that  the faith-based community at-large has generally had two strains of opposition: Outright hostility, as personified by anti-atheist books by Chris Hedges, Dinesh D’Souza, Christopher Hitchens’ brother and the countless books that sprung up to specifically counter Richard Dawkins’ the God Delusion (the Atheist Delusion and […]

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Countdown to Backpedaling – Home Edition!

by Mike Gillis

Good news, everyone! We’re all going to die! Wait, that isn’t good news. If you’ve been following our Countdown to Backpedaling, you know that we’ve been watching the clock on the latest end of the world prediction. Family Radio, a fundamentalist Christian group based in California, has announced that Jesus will return to Earth — […]

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Satanic Beast-Men, the Grain Cartel and the Historicity of Jesus

by Mike Gillis

Mike here. Now, I’m a big fan of fringe types. Sun Myung Moon, Fred Phelps, Emperor Joshua Norton, the Raelians, David Icke, Alex Jones, cult leaders, conspiracy theorists, moon landing deniers, cryptozoologists, Birthers, Truthers, UFO crazies… you name them, I think they’re hilarious and fascinating. I’m also a bit of a politics geek, so when […]

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Cool stuff on the horizon!

by Mike Gillis

For whatever reasons, Ray…call it fate, call it luck, call it karma. I believe that everything happens for a reason. I believe that we were destined to get thrown out of this dump….To go into business for ourselves.” — Dr. Peter Venkman As you all know, folks, SCAN Community Access Television — the kind people […]

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A word on the future of “Ask an Atheist”

by Mike Gillis

As you may have heard on our most recent episode, we’ve seen the writing on the wall for SCAN public access, the network that broadcasts our show – and it’s not good. Barring some sort of deus ex machina, SCAN will go black on January 1, 2011. When this happens, obviously, “Ask an Atheist” will […]

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