I'm working on a real post on its way soon. So I kinda need a break.
Meanwhile, I've run into a couple podcasts that I believe could be outside the radar of some of my readers. So I thought I'd offer you guys some links.
Best of the Left: "Believing the unbelievable" - A collection of political news and podcasts from the left that highlight insanity around religion. No, I'm not trying to convert you.
NPR: "Losing Our Religion" - Okay, I'm pretty sure many of you have heard of this series from last week. But if you haven't, you should listen in.
CBC: "After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion, Part 1" - (aka. "Atheism is a fad and so yesterday: Let's get back to religion again now!") .
Want to hear a bunch of religious folks trying to convince themselves that Atheism and the Atheist movement is merely a passing phase that occurs between religious eras? "Oh that it would be so! Wake us up from this nightmare!" Apparently the old kinds of rigid fundamentalism need to die by the sword of Atheism so that new, more moderate religions can spring: ana-theism. Or something, it's confusing, really.
As usual, people within religion don't talk so much about Atheism, but rather talk sort of around it. Put on your crash helmets and take your antiemetics and see how long you can put up with the sheer ridiculous gobbly-gook. I lasted 20 minutes before I had to turn it off.