• Summary

  • A weekly look at religion and the stupidity that breeds it. Hosts Noah Lugeons, Heath Enwright, and Eli Bosnick delve into theistic attempts to intrude on the secular world in an unflinching expose on just how juvenile the whole god thing is.
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Episodes
  • Sep 29 2022
    In this week’s episode, Indiana fails to get the moral high ground on Satan, Matt Walsh wants to fuck a dead fish and it's one of the least offensive things about him, and Anna will be here to help us condemn cartoon animals to eternal damnation.
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    To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist
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    To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat
    To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies
    To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/
    To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/
    To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/
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    References:
    Here’s the video we’re talking about in God Awful Music: 
    https://youtu.be/qBE5Z1bXd6Y
    And here’s the op-ed we’re talking about in the Diatribe: https://www.christianpost.com/voices/3-reasons-to-not-ask-god-for-a-sign.html
    Headlines:
    Satanic Temple sues Indiana over abortion ban: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/satanists-say-indiana-abortion-ban-violates-their-religious-freedom/
    Orthodox Church leader says Russian soldiers dying in Ukraine will be cleansed of sin
    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/orthodox-church-leader-says-russian-soldiers-dying-ukraine-will-be-cleansed-sin-2022-09-26/
    Pastor Greg Locke whines after ‘Shadowland’ filmmaker quotes him accurately: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/pastor-greg-locke-whines-after-shadowland-filmmaker-quotes-him-accurately/
    Louisiana students were tricked into going to church instead of a college fair: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/louisiana-students-day-of-hope-church-college-fair/
    David Barton (falsely) claims that New Jersey students used to have to memorize bible passages in public schools: https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/david-bartons-history-simply-cannot-be-trusted/
    ‘Christians Against the Little Mermaid’ Facebook Group Protests Casting of Black Actress: https://churchleaders.com/news/434185-christians-against-the-little-mermaid-facebook-group.html/2
    Daily Wire's Matt Walsh fighting The Little Mermaid, plans to race swap Malcolm X in new film:
    https://insidethemagic.net/2022/09/daily-wires-matt-walsh-little-mermaid-malcom-x-jc1/
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    This Week in Misogyny:
    Girl kicked out of Christian school for refusing to give them photos of her in a bathtub: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/girl-kicked-out-of-victory-christian-academy-bathtub-homework/
    PA bans books series about girls who code: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/26/pennsylvania-book-ban-girls-who-code
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  • Sep 22 2022
    In this week’s episode, we’ll offer up new options for what to do with all those dead bodies you’ve been collecting, Yeshiva University takes their mutilated balls and goes home, and David Icke will spend 36 pages bitching about his YouTube account getting deactivated.
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    To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist
    To buy our book, click there: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/
    To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat
    To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies
    To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/
    To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/
    To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/
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    Guest Links:
    Find out more about Opus here: https://opus-codec.org/
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    Headlines:
    FRC’s “Pray Vote Stand Summit” reminds us of everything that’s wrong with America: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/southern-baptist-albert-mohler-christians-who-dont-vote-republican-are-unfaithful/ and https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/oklahoma-senator-james-lankford-god-abortion-ban-rain/
    Yeshiva University shuts down all student clubs to thwart one LGBTQ group
    https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/yeshiva-university-shuts-down-all-student-clubs-to-thwart-one-lgbtq-group/
    UMass schedules Pride Day for game against Liberty U: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/umass-football-team-schedules-pride-day-for-game-against-liberty-u/ and https://www.si.com/college/2022/09/20/oregon-governor-condemns-students-vulgar-chant-byu
    Voter ID laws could stop nearly 200,000 transgender people from voting in the 2022 midterms
    https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/09/voter-id-laws-stop-nearly-200000-transgender-people-voting-2022-midterms/
    Kanye West’s new private Christian school is surrounded by red flags
    https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/kanye-west-christian-school-donda-academy-surrounded-by-red-flags/
    California legalized human composting against Catholic objections: https://religionnews.com/2022/09/20/california-legalizes-human-composting-bill-which-catholic-bishops-oppose/
    Lauren Boebert is a dangerous psychopath
    https://www.businessinsider.com/lauren-boebert-christians-should-rise-up-humanity-in-last-days-2022-9?utm_source=reddit.com
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    This Week in Misogyny:
    Iranian woman killed in police custody after not wearing a hijab: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/21/1124237272/mahsa-amini-iran-women-protest-hijab-morality-police
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  • Sep 15 2022
    In this week’s episode, the New York Times does an expose on Yeshiva education that the students probably couldn’t read, Christian teachers on Marsh’s side of the pond will find new ways to pretend to be persecuted, and we’ll talk about a cola that’s even worse than RC. --- To make a per episode donation at Patreon.com, click here: http://www.patreon.com/ScathingAtheist Come see us at QED: https://qedcon.org/ To buy our book, click there: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ To check out our sister show, The Skepticrat, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-skepticrat To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ ------ Headlines: State funded Yeshivas under fire for failing to provide basic education: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/11/nyregion/hasidic-yeshivas-schools-new-york.html Judge: HIV drug mandate violates religious freedom of anti-gay Christians https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/judge-hiv-drug-mandate-violates-religious-freedom-of-anti-gay-christians/ Debunked: Teacher wasn't jailed over pronouns, but for breaking a court order by going to school https://www.thejournal.ie/enoch-burke-fact-check-jail-pronouns-5860219-Sep2022/  Catholic League: Relax! Priests’ victims are “adolescents, not children”! https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/catholic-league-relax-priests-victims-are-adolescents-not-children/ Greg Locke’s pastor buddies don’t know how masturbation works: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/these-christian-preachers-have-no-idea-how-masturbation-works/ 'Humanist' headteacher claims forcing children at her 'diverse' primary school to have Christian assemblies 'breaches their human rights' because only a third follow the religion https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11134653/Headteacher-says-forcing-primary-school-children-Christian-assemblies-breaches-human-rights.html  Humanist headteacher fails in attempt to ditch Christian assemblies for LGBT course https://www.christian.org.uk/news/humanist-headteacher-fails-in-attempt-to-ditch-christian-assemblies-for-lgbt-course/  --- This Week in Misogyny: Women registering to vote at much higher rates than men: https://insights.targetsmart.com/not-just-kansas-women-motivated-to-vote-in-states-with-repro-rights-at-risk.html LIndsey Graham proposes national abortion ban: https://www.reuters.com/legal/us-senate-republican-lindsey-graham-unveils-abortion-bill-ahead-midterms-2022-09-13/ Sexually abusive chaplain sentences to seven years: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/prison-chaplain-james-highhouse-sentenced-for-sexually-abusing-inmates/
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The Only Podcast You Need

Like the title says, this is, the only podcast you need. Well that and the rest of the Puzzle in A Thunderstorm podcasts.
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High Quality and Hilarious

I've been listening for years and I look forward each week to a new episode. They put a lot of effort into making each episode sound effortless. They may be scathing, but they are also compassionate.

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Very funny podcast

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Perfect pod

The hosts are funny, they are smart, they are kind. I have been listening for a few years and have only grown to love them more.

Thank you Noah, Heath, Eli, Lucinda, and Ana for making me feel less lonely :)

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Relevant and Entertaining

I have been listening to this podcast for more than five years at this point. It stranded the line between getting me through difficult times with biting comedy and great interpersonal dynamics between hosts, yet also shining a light on the cruelties, injustices and excesses of religion.

Some find that humour is too harsh or crosses the line too often (and for some, once is enough), and that is perfectly understandable. But the hosts never punch down, always up.

Production qualities are also usually top-notch (unless, say, Eli forgets to turn on his mic).

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A tour de force

Funny and biting commentary on the world we live in and the stupidity of religion.

These folks are irreverent, intelligent, and they will enlighten you and piss off pearl-clutching church-goers who want excuses to hate gays... and they'll have you laughing all the while.

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these guys are the best

funniest group of guys and gals ever. been listening to this podcast and their other podcasts for years and they just keep getting better and better

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Poignant, real, hilarious

Been listening to this and all the Puzzle in a Thunderstorm shows for years. Poignant, unapologetic, hilarious. Made by atheists for atheists.

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  • 10-12-21

Takes the worst of religion and makes it funny

Taking a weekly dive into the harm done by religion, you get a diatribe (angry rant on a specific topic), a hilarious breakdown of religious news stories, and a variety of entertaining c-segments. Check it out, you won't be disappointed (unless you're religious)

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  • 08-10-21

Amazing

I’m only going to say one thing, in the much beloved Lion king song. And I just can’t stop listening.