Monthly Archives: January 2008

Podcast #8 – News Item Potpourri

News Item Potpourri – Mike Huckabee wants to amend the Constitution to conform with God’s laws.  Archbishop Earl Paulk fined and given 10 years’ probation for perjury.  Colorado lawmaker Douglas Bruce kicks a photographer during a prayer service.  A Muslim teen … Continue reading

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The Agnostic Gospel of Susan Werner (Pt. 3 of 3)

by John C. Snider © 2008 We conclude our interview with singer/songwriter Susan Werner, whose latest album The Gospel Truth is an unusual collection of songs that combine”the music of faith and the lyrics of doubt.”  In Part One (The … Continue reading

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The Agnostic Gospel of Susan Werner (Pt. 2 of 3)

by John C. Snider © 2008 We continue our interview with singer/songwriter Susan Werner, whose latest album The Gospel Truth is an unusual collection of songs that combine”the music of faith and the lyrics of doubt.”  In this second installment, she talks about … Continue reading

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The Agnostic Gospel of Susan Werner (Pt. 1 of 3)

by John C. Snider © 2008 Singer/songwriter Susan Werner has been on the music scene for over fifteen years.  She has toured nearly constantly and released seven successful albums (including I Can’t Be New, her delightful homage to Tin Pan Alley), and … Continue reading

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Podcast #7 – Religion and Insanity

Religion and Insanity – Recent, tragic cases in the news involving filicide and/or suicide by insane and possibly religiously motivated people (Banita Jacks, John Violette and Marcelle Thibault). – A look back at the sad story of Andrea Yates, who infamously … Continue reading

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There Will Be Blood: A Freethought Film?

by John C. Snider © 2008 One of the most talked-about movies of 2007 is writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood.   Anderson has a reputation as a bold filmmaker unafraid to tackle strange and disturbing subjects:  Boogie Nights, … Continue reading

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Podcast #6 – The Portable Atheist

The Portable Atheist by Christopher Hitchens – We take a look at the latest collection of writing selected and introduced by the Bad Boy of Unbelievers!

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What Galileo Wrought

A review of the science fiction anthology Galileo’s Children, edited by Gardner Dozois by John C. Snider © 2008 It has been nearly four centuries since Galileo Galilei lost his legendary showdown with the Catholic Church’s Court of the Inquisition.   … Continue reading

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Podcast #5 – Presidential Candidates on Faith

Recorded 12/31/2007.  Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll. Politics and Faith: The Presidential Candidates and how their religious beliefs will affect the race for the White House.  We’ll listen to and comment on excerpts from several speechs and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Portable Atheist

by John C. Snider © 2008 Christopher Hitchens seems to revel in his role as the Bad Boy of Unbelievers.  With books like The Missionary Position (a scathing criticism of the late and soon-to-be-canonized Mother Teresa) and his recent bestseller … Continue reading

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