evil gods

SkepSun #72 (01_05_2014)

On the first Freethought Radio of 2014, Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker talk about ObamaCare and religion, Justice Sotomayor and the nuns, vandalism of freethought solstice displays, and the freethinking views of author Zora Neale Hurston. The also talk with Florida freethought activist Gary Whittenberger about his book God Wants YOU To Be An Atheist. Then, “food woo”: Brian Dunning addresses questions from students about claims that certain foods are healthful or unhealthful on an episode of Skeptoid. Next, Neil de Grasse Tyson, whose reboot of  COSMOS airs on television this March, ponders the plausibility of life on earth being of Martian origin and the implausibility that we will ever successfully communicate  intelligent aliens, even if they come visiting. Finally, on the Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot podcast, Luke Muelhauser talks with Stephen Law, senior lecturer in Philosophy, University of London about his “Evil God Challenge”: is the argument that an omnipotent evil god made the universe is as good as the one we usually hear for an omnipotent good god?