Season 2 Episode 18

Host: Eric Murphy and EJ Sorrell

4:47 Karl (3rd time caller) from Vista, California a/theist?? calls back to talk about gender pronouns and wants to play the devil’s advocate. EJ explains the difference between gender roles and gender identities.

26:57 Colonel Phil (3rd time caller) in North Carolina, an atheist from North Carolina, shares his good news, that his lovely wife has completed her deconversion.

32:01 Hakiem (2nd time caller) from Alabama, a theist briefly comments about identification of genitalia or sex organs. He is also following up on the last week conversation of intelligent design until call is dropped.

44:16 Mr. Atheist (5th time caller) discusses a Svengali of atheists who is pimping a recycled catchphrase of “you are not really an atheist” or the “no true atheist.”

58:26 Duane in Philadelphia atheist and Daoist in the philosophical sense, expresses his problem that a lot of cosmology and particle physics sounds dogmatic in their claims.

1:07:13 Cathy aka Booger, Colonel Phil’s wife, an atheist shares her deconversion process and her disillusioned with Christianity.

1:16:43 Andreu from Spain, a/theist?? talks about skepticism and mental illness.

1:25:21 Kendall from Seattle, Washington, an atheist talks about gender pronouns, identity and effortlessness of re-routing one’s language. She also asks the hosts’ perspective on being an open atheist in her proprietorship or business venture.

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One Reply to “Season 2 Episode 18”

  1. EJ you are so awesome! And so correct … I’ve only realized (or admitted to myself) at 46 years old that I’m trans. I use he / him because I was AMAB and my physical appearance is very stereotypically masculine, but I am genderqueer and more feminine than masculine. Perhaps my pronouns will change after I get to know myself a little better.

    I liked your comment about not knowing what it feels like to be a man. I completely agree. I once told my friends, “I don’t know what it feels like to be a man. I only know what it feels like to be me.”

    And for Karl: If you do not think a 11-14 year old can consent to puberty blockers, what do you think about circumcision? Parents generally make that decision for their child within days of them being born.

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