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Our show pokes fun at established customs and beliefs.We will also cover current topical issues, question the status quo, and encourage FREE thinking.

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Funny, Informing, and Thought Provoking!

These guys are crazy, but informative and serious at the same time. They are so right. The mind is the original forbidden fruit.

Love the format of the show.

Enjoy the black skeptics point view. It's seem that I listen long enough, it become education in history and culture. This show much more than minority in a minority.

Racists bigots

I hate to say this about fellow liberals and atheists. But these guys have presented themselves as racists on EVERY podcast I've heard- and I'm not being hyperbolic either. I'll listen to a couple more episodes and if they improve, then I'll change my rating & review accordingly.

There tends to be an illogical idea in the liberal/progressive movement that black people can't be racist- that's it's "reverse racism" when they do it (but not racism). I would like to inform all that don't know better- There is no such thing as "reverse racism"- there is ONLY racism and it can come from any race.

The past episode I listened to was the last straw. In this episode, there was a story where a crazy father pointed a gun at his daughter after an argument they had over a "Battleship" game. After the host reads the story, the cohost says, "let me ask you....I'm gonna go out on a limb here...where they white". The host responds, "there is no picture, but probably". Wow..just wow. This doesn't offend me at all, but what does anger me is that if it were two white hosts talking about the same type of story and one were to say, "I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they were black" and then the other host says, "yeah...probably", then these same people would be outraged and call them racist bigots (as they should because it WOULD be racist to say something so dumb). But these hosts know that it's ok for them to do it because they won't get called out for saying something so utterly racist if it's against white people- they know would get laughs high-fives instead (just like Jamie Fox does when he vomits his racist rants). Again... What they said doesn't offend me, but it's rather the utter hypocrisy that offends me. This type of talk doesn't do any good for our atheist/humanist movement.

Of lesser importance, every show I've listened to so far, someone has brought up slavery and how the MODERN white man is still getting off scot free from it (as if the whites nowadays, who had nothing to do with it, should be held responsible somehow). They even had a guest on the show who insinuated that the modern black people should be compensated somehow for slavery- forgetting that slavery has been around since the dawn of time and it wasn't only blacks who were slaves throughout history. Black people, white people, brown people, and blue people have all been slaves at some point throughout history. This doesn't make what happened to the American black slaves right in any way- it was horrid and should have never happened (and if it weren't for religion, it prolly never would have happened). And I'm not by any means attempting to minimize or lessen the importance of what happened to their ancestors. My point of bring this history of slavery up is to say that it's utterly absurd to say that all white people nowadays should be responsible for what pathetic, rich slave owners did hundreds of years ago to black people- that we should somehow, in any way be responsible for what a tiny minority of rich white people's rich white ancestors did to black people's ancestors. How can anybody even begin to thin that makes sense. I'm white, but my ancestors where poor immigrants that came over here from England in the late 1800's. They most certainly did not own slaves. Does this also mean that the black descendants of the BLACK SLAVE TRADERS who sold their own kind to the rich whites should be held responsible too? Of course not, it's only popular to blame modern whites and to bash them for still benefitting from slavery in America (as if it's only the white people who now benefit from the way the country is now or something).

I've never given a bad review to a fellow atheist, but this type of ignorance does more harm than good for our progressive, atheist movement. We rightfully call out the ignorant racists on the conservative/Christian side, and we should do the same thing when we hear people do it on our side; otherwise we end up being hypocrites just like the religious conservatives who we oppose.

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