We discuss the new documentary The Tillman Story, which exposes the massive cover-up of the death by friendly fire of pro football player-turned soldier Pat Tillman.Â Was his death a tragic mistake, or the result of a malicious “fragging”?Â It doesn’t help (from the Army’s perspective) that Tillman was a left-leaning atheist/agnostic openly critical of the “illegal” War in Iraq.
For more about the film, visit TillmanStory.com.
We’re going to Washington, DC for Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity, noon to 3pm, October 30th on the National Mall!Â If you’ll be there as well send us a note.
The Eddie Long sex scandal is just beginning.Â “Bishop” Eddie Long of Atlanta’s New Birth Missionary Baptist megachurch is the target of four lawsuits by young men who claim Long had homosexual affairs with them when they were teens.
Atheists know more than believers: We discuss the new Pew Research Center’s U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey that shows nonbelievers score better on the basic facts of religion than are the faithful.Â How can this be?Â :)
Finally, while the news has already circulated within the nontheistic community, we congratulate Dave Silverman on his selection as the new president of American Atheists.
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Theme music by Body Found.
Recorded September 29, 2010.Â Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll.
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