Becky and Luke welcome Nick back as we discuss plant-based “meat,” religious dress in the workplace and sports, creationist misapprehensions, dinosaurs, and cider.
Becky, Justin, and Dan engage in scriptural cherry-picking to justify saving the planet and being against racism, all the while revealing the almighty dollar as America’s One True God, critically examining Harry Potter spells, and scrutinizing the implications of religious freedom laws.
Bridget and Justin help Becky wade through rough news of people doing harm in the name of religion. Focus: Sri Lanka Easter bombings, a huxter selling the “sacrament” of drinking bleach, domestic terrorists and kids inspired to target Jewish, non-white, and gay folks, and a pastor who shows Jesus’ love to kids through S&M. Dayenu!
Justin, with Dave’s help, unwinds pushpin string from the bulletin board so Becky can make sense of what the Mueller Report/Barr Letters mean. We also answer charges of waging a new “religious war” and bop the heads of perennial whack-a-moles Coach Kennedy and Alex Jones.
Becky, Tom, and Luke get into what’s supported in “natural” remedies and “chiropractic,” and what’s bunk. They reflect on religious funerals, religious accommodations for employment, legal protections for atheists, and what it would take to get us to believe in a god.