Cognitive Dissonance

Obama leaves god out of Thanksgiving address, Sweat lodge sentencing, 12 years for being raped - or marry your attacker, blinded woman asks for mercy for her assailant, Australia tax breaks if you vaccinate, Pepper spray is delicious, occupy shooter, groping ghost.

Birmingham Skeptics in the Pub

Clips used: Jesus camp / Blue Swede hooked on a feeling mashup, Princess Bride, Quackery PSA, Bill O'Reilly and Megan Kelly, Michelle Malkin on Fox and Friends, Ghostbusters.

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Sean’s 10 point plan.

Sean’s book: Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All- —and What We Can Do About It

Reviews:

Shocking! Will keep you on the edge of your seat! Sean Faircloth is doing such important work. There’s not a doubt in my mind that if he was (suddenly, inexplicably) zapped back in time to meet Thomas Jefferson, that the Founding Father would clap him on the shoulder and say ‘Thanks.’”

Adam Savage, MythBusters co-host and executive producer.

“Faircloth paints a sobering picture, but fortunately, as anyone who has heard his speeches knows, he also has an inspiring and invigorating vision to offer. . . . Readers will finish the book exercised, energized, and eager to join Faircloth in a bold rediscovery of the secular dream of the European Enlightenment and America’s enlightened Fathers.”

– Richard Dawkins, from the foreword to Attack of the Theocrats!

“I’ve devoted the last twenty years of my professional life to pointing out unscientific assertions that harm or swindle innocent people. It becomes particularly insidious when unsound reasoning is used to justify and apply unjust laws. This book describes this very real problem in American today, then offers a bold plan to do something about it.”

James Randi, Founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation

“What does the erosion of America’s noble separation of church and state the basis of the first secular government in the world have to do with your everyday life? In this lively and historically grounded survey of the way we live now, the author explains why the thirty-year-old assault on church-state separation affects all of us from children who are not getting a world-class education in science because of fundamentalist interference with the teaching of biology to soldiers subjected to evangelical proselytizing on military bases. Nothing could be more timely than this reminder that the founders left God out of the Constitution to provide citizens of every faith and no faith the freedom to act on their consciences. We ignore this historic liberty, the gift of America’s founding generation, at our peril.”

Susan Jacoby, Author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism and The Age of American Unreason

“Faircloth makes a compelling case for people everywhere to steadily reestablish Thomas Jefferson’s fundamental idea and keep religions out of politics. Read this, and you’ll become a Constitution thumper.”

Bill Nye the Science Guy


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This week: Irish President is an Atheist, Skeptoid on 10 worst websites, Chuck Norris on Vaccines, Chicken Pox and Lollypops, Personhood Amendment, Net Neutraliy, Herman Cain on China and groping, Rick Perry's 3 favorite things, Protester shot with rubber bullets, Gay Nurse preached to, Transgender burned alive, Burn an evolution book petition.

 

 

Clips used: Irish National Athem, Quackery PSA, Walker Texas Ranger, Anderson Cooper 360, Ted Stevens, Rick Perry get's played off by Keyboard Cat, Cspan on OWS, The Simpsons, Bachmann on homosexuality, Huckabee on Evolution,

 

 

Shows:

Skeptics with a K

Irreligiosophy

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Bankrupt Church wnat's food for pastor's sick wife, Faith healing kills again, Climate denyer changes mind, Bullying law passed in MI, Funny petition 1, Funny petition 2, Can't give you tea party story - it has been taken down, Reafirming In god We Trust, More damage to protesters at Occupy Oakland, Obama stimulus rebuked then taken, Rumpology.

Clips: Richard Feynman on nutrition and knowledge, Christian asks people for their grocery money, Jesus Camp, Thing a Week 5 – Baby Got Back -Jonathan Coulton, Senate TV Michigan.

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Category:News and Politics -- posted at: 11:43am EST

Christian parents beat child to death - again, counter Westboro baptist church protest win, medical myths of huff po, rhino goes extinct, white house responds to online petition, candy and halloween myths, jesusween, occupy oakland, Wall street isn’t winning it’s cheating, gay nurses make kids gay, welfare boardgame.

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Category:News and Politics -- posted at: 8:11am EST