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Episode 034: To burn, or not to burn--that is the question



This week, on the Atheist News Podcast, we start off talking about the whole Quran burning fiasco. All this nonsense makes me wonder: when is it OK to burn a book? Is it ever OK? Are books a bit of a "sacred cow," or are we reticent to burn them for a good reason? Listen to the show first, then head to http://www.atheistnews.org/ and check out the poll we have up. If you have a more complicated perspective, go ahead and hit me up on the contact form.

After that, do the atheist news dance and as a change of pace we save the listener mail for the end of the show. Thank you to everyone who wrote in regarding the topic of rape. I think two weeks is probably enough torture to the people who just don't care to hear any more about it, so I decided to not get into it this show. I'll continue to reply via e-mail and may even post a few up on the site and we can talk about it there.

Thousands in Afghanistan protest now-suspended plan to burn Korans
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fgw-koran-protests...


How To Kill Goyim And Influence People: Leading Israeli Rabbis Defend Manual for For Killing Non-Jews
http://maxblumenthal.com/2010/08/how-to-kill-goyim-and-influence-pe...


Cordova Christians put out welcome mat for mosque
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/39087645#39087645

Self labeled Christian counterpart to Osama Bin Laden arrested for bomb threat
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/09/selflabeled-christian-counterpar...

Stem Cell Financing Ban Ends, for Now
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/10/health/policy/10stem.html


Court won't order California to defend Prop 8
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hOiMLmsztmiGlNvjN...


Teach the Controversy!
http://www.galileowaswrong.com/galileowaswrong/



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Soooo ... why are you people named after a fuzzy, flightless bird? :-D
I'd have gone with the fruit. :-P
Well, at least they're cuter than a chicken.
Further PROOF of Richard's cultural ignorance and insensitivity.

I say a good lynching is in order.
Umm, holy crap. I just noticed that last bit, in the initial post:

Teach the Controversy!
http://www.galileowaswrong.com/galileowaswrong/


I only looked at the site for 60 seconds, since I need to hit the shower and get somewhere, but it looks like that's a serious site, not Poe. Are they for real?
Looks real enough to me. Contact number, etc. I don't know why it's awesome, but it's pretty damn awesome.

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