Cellar Door Skeptics 164: Everyone Is Awesome and Agnostic Except Jesus

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This episode functions like the Lego Movie’s theme of “Everything is Awesome” while looking at being an Agnostic Atheist. They start the episode out by talking the phenomena that Hanna has found where Paper Airplanes are playing a new role in automation. The show moves toward a discussion on how the Bible is not only a harmful to display in schools but may also be harmful to Christians as they take their journey with their faith. They then interview Marie from Everyone’s Agnostic Podcast with her decision to join the show and her desire to help those who want to leave their faith and need stories to guide them through the journey. The show ends with Tanner and Hannas quicksaves.

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Intro: Airplane Spectacular Phenomena
https://www.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/ap8xht/this_paper_plane_folding_machine_made_from_5/?ref=share&ref_source=link
Segment: Teaching the bible in school may be harmful to Christians
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/bible-literacy-bills-could-backfire-on-conservatives/581593/
Segment: Everyone’s Agnostic Podcast Interview
http://everyonesagnostic.com
fb.me/everyonesagnostic
Twitter: @evry1sagnostic
Instagram: @everyonesagnostic
YouTube: tinyurl.com/sayyestowhatis
https://www.patreon.com/eapodcast
Quicksaves
Tanner: Remove Plane Cabins Disaster
https://www.buzznick.com/windowless-plane/?fbclid=IwAR1JtDL0KocH9kns9L2qhxG6DwRy1w4yH7wAqXq-zFJRcw0kMmKIskURWtw
Hanna’s: 100 Years of Wealth
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/its-been-almost-a-100-years-since-the-americas-1-had-so-much-wealth-2019-02-11

Cellar Door Skeptics 123: Orbitcon and Secular Women Work Conventions

This episode is jam packed with amazing convention talk.

Cellar Door Skeptics hosts return from their talk at the Michigan Atheist Convention. They talk about their time there, the friendships they made, and the other AMAZING speakers. They reflect on the whole convention and what it means to them.

BUT…..

The best part of the show is when Tanner does an interview with Stephanie Zvan orchestrator of Orbitcon, an online convention that is designed to meet the needs and interests of the socially active atheist community while providing entertainment and education all from an online platform easily available to everyone.

They also talk about the future conference Secular Women Work, what it means to the community and how they are preparing this year to have even more workshops to inspire you to be better activists. This conference is exciting because it talks about women as activists and how we can all learn different tips and tricks pertaining to being better activists in our own communities.

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1033564734/secular-women-work-returns/description
http://secularwomenwork.org/
https://the-orbit.net/almostdiamonds/
https://the-orbit.net/
https://the-orbit.net/orbitcon/2018/03/06/announcing-the-first-orbitcon/
https://www.facebook.com/orbitdotnet/
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/miatheists/
https://www.facebook.com/Michigan-Atheists-Official-114980168603103/
https://www.meetup.com/MichiganAtheists/events/246696872/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/michigan-atheists-30th-annual-state-convention-tickets-42926217472

Cellar Door Skeptics 103: Domestic Violence and Economics of Consent

#103: Domestic Violence and Economics of Consent

Cellar Door Skeptics delivers again with another refined episode. The duo starts by talking about the Catalonian Nationalist issue as many catalan nationalists have fled. They talk about the the uprising and look at if it is a product of revolution or if they are just being selfish. The show takes a more serious turn as they talk with Mel Rice about how she left her domestic violence situation. Her story is harrowing and worth the listen as she bares her heart to Tanner. The show closes out with a discussion with Stephanie Zvan about the economics of consent. They seek input as they discuss pay inequality amongst women and how industries can make women feel insecure with the majority of power in the hands of men.

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#DomesticViolence #MeToo #Economics #Catalonia #PayInequality

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/catalonias-deposed-leader-vows-to-continue-independence-fight-from-outside-spain/2017/10/31/96435d46-bdbd-11e7-9294-705f80164f6e_story.html?utm_term=.593f0fdde925
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41877858
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/does-catalonia-want-independence-spain/
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http://nomore.org
https://www.nrcdv.org/
http://Thehotline.org
http://domesticshelters.org
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https://www.facebook.com/SDVSSN/
https://nrcdv.org/dvam/DVAM-history
http://www.thehotline.org/is-this-abuse/abuse-defined/
https://qz.com/980766/the-truth-about-false-rape-accusations/
http://www.npr.org/2017/10/21/558623534/iowa-tries-a-new-domestic-violence-intervention-mindfulness
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https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/10/harvey-weinstein-and-the-economics-of-consent/543618/
https://the-orbit.net/
https://the-orbit.net/almostdiamonds/
http://atheisttalk.libsyn.com/
http://mnatheists.org/

Citizen’s United Strikes Again: Understanding Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

On June 30, 2014, the long discussed Supreme Court case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, was decided. This important case essentially covers the question of whether for-profit corporations with religious objections to certain kinds of ‘abortive’ birth control methods could be exempt from ACA provisions, which mandate that the aforementioned corporations provide coverage for those kinds of birth control. The owners of Hobby Lobby are pro life Christians who did not believe it was fair of them to have to spend millions of dollars providing ‘abortive’ contraceptive coverage to employees, and argued that it imposed a significant burden on their business under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) of 1993. The Court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby, with Justice Samuel Alito writing its opinion.

While we could go on and on about the legal background of the case and every precedent that went into the decision, I would rather defer readers to the opinion itself, which I have linked above or to the highlights of the case, which can be found here. To sum things up, the case seemed to hinge on two main legal questions: whether for profit corporations should be given religious liberty under the RFRA, and whether the ACA contraceptive mandate actually violated the RFRA.

The Court decided to grant corporations protection for their religious beliefs under the RFRA under the premise that, because corporations are legal fictions intended to protect people, when the rule of law is extended to protect corporations, that people are the ones being protected. This decision’s logic is similar to the court’s previous Citizen’s United decision, which also decided to treat corporations as people and gave them the ability to contribute unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns. This reasoning was also found in Hobby Lobby’s case to the Tenth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

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