Gov. Huckabee says Kentucky clerk Kim Davis (who defied gay-marriage orders) is “God.” In the News: more “Pray to Play” coverage, Indiana high-school live-nativity complaint, “Pope Chair” built by prisoners, de Blasio dispensing NYC tickets to see the pope. Victory: FFRF gets Georgia city to pull out of “Gospel Fest.” Then we talk with screenwriter Chris Matheson (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Bill & Teds’ Bogus Journey) about his new humorous book, The Story of God: A Biblical Comedy about Love (and Hate).

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Bad Jesus

In the News: The rise of the “nones” has reached 23%; FFRF reports victories in Florida and California. After celebrating the birthday of Bertrand Russell, we talk with Harvard educated atheist professor of religious studies Hector Avalos about his new scholarly book, The Bad Jesus: The Ethics of New Testament Ethics.

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God and Cosmology

"God and Cosmology." This week we are happy to report four state/church victories around the country: one in Florida, two in Pennsylvania, and one in Arkansas, dealing with the Pledge of Allegiance, "In God We Trust," hotel bibles, and crosses on football helmets. After hearing Dan Barker's freethought song, "Life is Good," we talk with physicist Sean Carroll, author of The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World, about "God and Cosmology."

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IN THE NEWS: FFRF complains about Clemson University's proselytizing football coach. Saudi Arabia declares "atheism = terrorism" and other countries threaten the death penalty for nonbelief. After hearing many freethought connections to Shakespeare and Prokofiev (born April 23), we talk with activist and philanthropist Todd Stiefel of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation.

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Highlights from Dan Barker's historic debate on religion with Cardinal George Pell, archbishop of Sydney, Australia, will be featured. Dan, along with cohost Annie Laurie Gaylor, will talk a bit about freethought "Down Under" and then interview Ryan Valentine, deputy director of the Texas Freedom Network, about the latest fundamentalist incursions on textbooks in the State of Texas.
Direct download: FTradio_205_032710.mp3
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State/church separation and controversies will be discussed with Law School Prof. Jay Wexler, author of the entertaining new book, "Holy Hullabaloos — A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars." Bonus: Excerpts of an ode to Wexler's book, written and performed by Mike Newdow.
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Guest Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of "Infidel," will talk about her escape from an arranged marriage in Somali, about becoming an atheist, and how religious terrorism has changed her life. The entire show will be devoted to the harm of religion to women, in honor of International Women's Day.
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This weekend's guest, Prof. James Coors, will talk about evolution in tribute to Charles Darwin, born in February. Jim is the Foundation's newest officer and a retired professor of agronomy. Also featured: A clip of Dan Barker's opening remarks in a recent debate, "Can you be good without God?"
Direct download: FTradio_201_022710.mp3
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A lively show dedicated to the contributions of African-American freethinkers during Black History Month will include an interview with Norm Allen, editor of "African-American Humanism: An Anthology," and will feature music and movie clips.
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Professor Richard Dawkins discusses his latest book The Greatest Show on Earth.
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