Episode 011: Interview with Sam McGuire, National Field Director for American Atheists
In this episode Douglas talks to Sam McGuire, the National Field Director for American Atheists. She explains what an affiliate is and how your secular group can become one. Douglas asks if atheist groups are that much different than Humanist groups and he and Sam dip their toes into some political questions of interest to secular people.
00:41 Affiliates & Conferences
12:40 The Reason Rally
14:47 Atheist Groups vs Humanist Groups
20:30 Politics/Blitz Watch
I was an atheist first when I made my journey from believer to non-believer. I just didn’t believe in a god. I also didn’t believe in the entire religious industrial complex with scores of locations in my town and encroaching in my school district.
Sure it was fun to partake in some free pizza while my friends gave me their testimony but I was there for the pizza.
I wanted to do more than just be anti-religious. I wanted to solve problems and fix the world. I found Humanism.
I do see American Atheists trying to flesh out their philosophy to include social justice issues because a lot of those issues have roots in the religious industrial complex. American Atheists are a good friend and partner to Humanism. — Douglas
Written, produced, and edited by Douglas Berger and he is entirely responsible for the content.
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