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Jesus was a reactionary douchebag

Jun

13

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Some really obnoxious and mindless cliches have been popping up from commenters in a previous article about how Jesus was really a swell guy who had such nice teachings, and if only his followers hadn’t distorted his message we’d all be living in some hippy’s fever dream conception of a socialist commune with free tofu for all and an open bar by the pool between three and five by now.

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Bring me the head of Ryan LeVin, please.

Jun

08

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Meet Ryan LeVin:

LeVin is the 36 year old millionaire jewelry heir who this past weekend got away with murder.

That’s not to say that he was found not guilty in court. He was found guilty of killing two people (they were British businessmen, but let’s not split hairs) and was sentenced to two years of unmonitored house arrest at his parents’ oceanside condo and ten years probation.

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BEASTcast 10: Bunting/Murphy

May

30

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BEASTcast episode 10: Bunting/Murphy (mp3)

In this Very Special BEASTcast, I talk to BEAST editor-in-chief Ian Murphy about his recent run for Congress to represent the 26th District of New York. We all know that it is illegal to make fun of thin-skinned local television personalities, but is it still illegal when an editor of a satirical website does it? Did Murphy break into his opponent’s phone bank in order to obtain incriminating evidence? And what’s up with escalating the war in Indochina to Cambodia and Laos? These questions and many more will be answered.

Music is by Pigface and is used with permission.

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BEASTcast 9: Seth Shostak

May

26

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BEASTcast episode 9: Seth Shostak (mp3)

Here is an interview with Seth Shostak. He is the Senior Astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestial Life (SETI) Institute and the author of such books as Sharing the Universe: Perspectives on Extraterrestrial Life and Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. We talk about SETI, its recent budget difficulties, and whether or not aliens are going to destroy us all in an act of mercy.

Here is Dr. Shostak’s radio show, Are We Alone?

Here is SETI@Home.

Here is the graphic we discussed.

Music is by Pigface and is used with permission.

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BEASTcast 8: PZ Myers

May

23

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BEASTcast episode 8: PZ Myers (mp3)

Here is an interview with PZ Myers. He is a professor of biology at the University at Minnesota Morris and has a very popular blog called Pharyngula. He’s an outspoken advocate for science and atheism and a critic of religion and pseudoscience. He is also the owner of a fantastic beard. We talk about deformed Stalinist Nazi squid in outer space, diapers, religion, fig trees and why Jesus hates them, PZ’s upcoming book, condoms, and stuff like that.

Music is by Pigface and is used with permission.

You can subscribe to the BEASTcast by using this link in iTunes or any other podcast subscription software.


BEASTcast 7: Harold Camping

May

19

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BEASTcast episode 7: Harold Camping (mp3)

Harold Camping is a Christian radio broadcaster and president of Family Radio. He is the man behind the recent nationwide billboards which warn commuters that The Jesus will return to Earth on May 21, 2011. We talk about his prediction, the Bible, how there are actually 12 hours in a day and not 24, and puppies. Will I be convinced and start believing in God and The Jesus? You will have to listen to find out.

There are a few things I’d like to make note of about this interview.

  1. Here is the interview I referred to regarding the International Date Line.
  2. Here is Eternal Earthbound Pets, which we did not discuss but is totally relevant.
  3. The third voice you hear popping in a couple times to clarify things between Camping and me is Tom Evans, Mr Camping’s media contact guy.
  4. The vacuum cleaner you can hear from time to time is on Camping’s end. Apparently they are still vacuuming the floors a week and a half before the rapture.
  5. Towards the end we were disconnected. I don’t know why, but you’ll hear an indication of that when you get to it.
  6. The question about faith and Christianity refers to the story of doubting Thomas. And by that I mean the story from John 20, especially verse 29 – not the Skinny Puppy side project.
  7. I know this was a pretty softball interview, especially by BEAST standards, and I had a lot more critical questions, but they mostly depended on him accepting that he hypothetically could be wrong, and he was not willing to do that.

Music is by Pigface and is used with permission.

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BEASTcast 6: Marcy Wheeler

May

16

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BEASTcast episode 6: Marcy Wheeler (mp3)

Here is an interview with Marcy Wheeler. She is the author of Anatomy of Deceit: How the Bush Administration Used the Media to Sell the Iraq War and Out a Spy. She blogs at FireDogLake about legal and foreign policy issues. We talk about the President’s new policy of extrajudicial paramilitary strikes. We also explore the extent of Marc Thiessen’s dickishness.

Music is by Pigface and is used with permission.

You can subscribe to the BEASTcast by using this link in iTunes or any other podcast subscription software.


BEASTcast 5: Sanal Edamaruku

May

09

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Sanal Edamaruku

BEASTcast espisode 5 (mp3)

Here is an interview with Sanal Edamaruku. He is the founder and president of Rationalists International and the president to the Indian Rationalist Association and has dedicated much of his life to exposing gurus, godmen, medical quacks, and others making supernatural claims for the frauds they are. In 2008, he challenged a tantrik to kill him live on television before an audience of several hundred million people. Most recently, he’s drawn attention for his public criticism of Sathya Sai Baba, a very famous and influential “godman” who died recently.

Here is the Rationalist International.

Here is the Indian Rationalist Association.

Here is Guru Busters, a documentary featuring Edamaruku and other prominent Indian skeptics.

Here is Edamaruku’s recent article, “India would have been a better place without Sathya Sai Baba.”

Music is by Pigface and is used with permission.

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WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE

Mar

15

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The Earth-Spirit exposition is this flea market of New Age products and ideas which pops up around once a year. So I felt I had to go to find out what it’s all about.

The way we originally wanted to cover this at The BEAST was to register as a vendor, get our own table, and sell “Hitting You In The Face With A Stick” therapy. But this would require actual money up front, so it never ended up happening. Also you might have noticed we’ve been busy with other issues at the moment.

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