Contributors

John C. Snider has long been active in the atheist community. He is a member of American Atheists, the American Humanist Association, and the Atlanta Freethought Society (where he also served on the Board of Directors). He’s a Humanist Celebrant endorsed by the Humanist Society to officiate at weddings and other ceremonies. He started the blog AmericanFreethought.com in late 2007 and co-hosted the American Freethought podcast with his friend David Driscoll. From 2000-2010, Snider was the publisher/editor of SciFiDimensions.com, a popular and critically acclaimed online science fiction magazine. Snider’s nonfiction work has appeared in Skeptic, Secular Nation, Philosophy Now, and INsite Atlanta, as well as the classroom resource Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints – UFOs and the interview anthology Conversations with Octavia Butler. Snider is married and lives in metro Atlanta.

David Driscoll grew up in Northern Maine in an environment where he felt free from religious bigotry. He also lived in several cities as an adult, including Los Angeles. He would have been content to live and let live if he had not experienced “in your face” religion when he landed in Atlanta, Georgia. Driscoll decided to get involved in the movement to promote reason over righteousness when the Governor of his adopted state held a prayer vigil for rain on the capitol steps. David helped organize the placement of the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Imagine no Religion” billboard in Atlanta, and started the American Freethought Podcast with co-host John C. Snider. Driscoll was also the founding host of the Secular World podcast. He lives in Virginia with his wife Vonda.

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  2. Kyle Hall says:

    Hi
    I live in mormonville Idaho (Pocatello), which when you think of Mormons you should look here not Salt Lake.I’ve really become more outspoken about my atheism and wonder if theres a local or in my case regional group you guys would recomend. And Ive also been catching up on older episodes and wonder if there were any in particular I should listen to or should i just start at episode 1. Loved the holey scripture segments. Good luck and keep the episodes comming.
    Kyle Hall, 25

  3. Hi Kyle,

    It’s hard to say whether you should start with show #1 or not. Obviously, we’re topical so a lot of what we talked about 3 years ago was fresh in the news. Naturally, we’d be flattered if you went back and listened to the whole shebang. It’s your all.

    I don’t have first-hand knowledge of the rationalist community in Idaho, but I do know there’s an Idaho Atheists group with a mailing address in Boise (I know, on the other side of the state from you). I suggest you try looking for atheist, humanist, or skeptic groups in Idaho. I know there’s a skeptics group in Boise, and there might be one in Idaho Falls. Let me know how what you discover!

  4. Pat Mueller says:

    I enjoy your podcasts. I find you guys informative and likable.
    Patricia Mueller, PE

  5. Harry Cross says:

    I have listened to a variety of freethought podcasts in the past 5 years, and yours is by far the best by all measures. You guys are really bright, knowledgeable, extremely well-read, insightful, think critically, are articulate, have excellent senses of humor (and irony), do fantastic interviews, and you are a great team. You seem to mesh very well together, know each other well enough to avoid the pitfalls of other podcasts, e.g., talking over each other. So, I just wanted to say thanks for all the episodes. I am always entertained, I always learn things, and I always look forward to each new episode. I know it is a huge amount of work, but I hope you continue this highly appreciated endeavor well into the future.

  6. Harry,

    Thanks so much for your kind comments. Much appreciated.

    John

  7. Edward Butler says:

    Thank you very much for the great podcast you guys deliver. I’m in Northwestern Georgia and have witnessed the in your face religious right since birth. I’m a stand up comedian but also a strong Atheist and would like to get move active in the movement. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Edward Butler

  8. Hi Edward,

    Suggestions: Naturally, you can get involved online and talk to freethinkers from all over the world. If you’re looking for more personal interaction, I know there’s a Chattanooga Freethought Association, but I have not had any interaction with them. Of course, if you don’t mind driving down to metro Atlanta, there’s the Atlanta Freethought Society, Georgia Humanists, GUST in Gwinnett County, not to mention the Atlanta Skeptics (not technically a religion-free group, but still). There’s also a group in Northern Alabama (Huntsville), too. I hope this helps! John

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