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Mike Gillis is co-creator, and co-host of Ask an Atheist. He hosts the Radio vs. the Martians! and
Mike and Pól Save the Universe!
podcasts.

He also enjoys comic books, the Planet of the Apes, and the band Queen.

Scripture Says…What? for the Week of November 13th

by Mike Gillis

In this week’s look at the funny, the scary and just plain weird passages in humanity’s holy texts, we look at the Bible’s take on child discipline. While it’s often held up as a beacon of wisdom and morality, the Bible’s take on parenting is neither wise nor moral. Deuteronomy 21:18-21, King James Version: 18If […]

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Scripture Says…What? for the Week of November 6th

by Mike Gillis

In this week’s look at the funny, the scary and just plain weird passages in humanity’s holy text, is a look at the Bible’s views on the institution of slavery. This week, we look at not just one, but three passage from the New Testament: Ephesians 6:5, New International Version: 5 Slaves, obey your earthly […]

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The Last Thing I Will Ever Write About Harold Camping

by Mike Gillis

I really wish I could quit you, Harold Camping. Really. You used to be funny and we’d giggle at your laughable prophecies every week on the show. Now, I just wish that you’d just curl up and die.  I’d have thought that we’d have heard the last of this senile, half-dead zealot when he announced […]

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Scripture Says…What? for the Week of October 30th

by Mike Gillis

In this week’s look at the funny, the scary and just plain weird passages in humanity’s holy text, is a return to the Bible and its skewed sense of decency. This passage this week comes from Genesis 19: 1-8, New International Version. But first a little context. In this story, God is pissed at his […]

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