Blaspheming with Michael Sherlock

June 10,2016 Episode 47

Hi and welcome to the brainstorm podcast. This is episode 47 and today is June 10th, 2016. I’m Cory and my panel tonight are Destin, Rene, Angela, and Leo, with the always amazing Dave doing sound and we’re here in Roman Empire studios in Regina, Saskatchewan. Tonight’s show it brought to you by Reasonist Ink, atheist, skeptic, and science based apparel. You can find them at We’ve got another great guest for you tonight; Michael Sherlock is an author, blogger, speaker, and atheist activist. One of the founding members of the human rights for atheists, agnostics, and secularists organization and is active in the global movement to remove all blasphemy laws.

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During the interview we talked a bit about his article on debunking the devil

and we talked about this GoFundMe that Michael mentioned

Woo Report


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Religious nuttery



10:15 music break I’ve got some really cool stuff for the music today. First off you might remember that we’ve played some songs by Third Ion in the past. Well their new album Biolith is coming soon and we’re on the promo list so we got an early release copy. The song we’re playing is Cosmic Delusion, one of my favorites off of the album. You can pre order it at

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Because we got put on the promo list for that we’ve been getting a few other pre-release albums from different bands and we’ll play a couple of those; first is Turgid Waters by Astrakhan; a band out of BC off their new album Reward in Purpose,

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and for our third song we’ve got Eternal Lies from a band called Skeleton Wolf off of their self-released album Skeleton Wolf.
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Skepticism 101 part 14: Breaking down the logical fallacies 8

Ad Hominem


Atheism for dummies part 13

Religion for atheists part 7



Listener Feedback and shoutouts

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Shift to reason update - No updates this week

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There are some upcoming conferences in Canada, there’s the annual Non conference, this year in Niagra Falls on August 13th and there’s the AB Secular conference on September 15th and 16thin Edmonton. I’ll post links to the facebook pages for all of those in the show notes.

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