Atheist Nomads Episode 35 – Apologizing for Apologetics with Rachael Slick


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THIS DAY IN HISTORY – September 26th

* 1945 – First American soldier killed in Vietnam
* 1888 – Great American author T.S. Elliot is born
* 1960 – Nixon sweats a river during a debate
* 1969 – It’s all about Marsha Marsha Marsha! as the Brady Bunch premiers
* 2008 – Screen legend Paul Newman dies


* Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake creates new island in Pakistan
* Cygnus delayed
* CDC reports on antibiotic resistant infections
* Australia nixes the science minister post
* Russian Academy of Science loses independance


* Faith healing parents charged in daughter’s death
* Sexuality is apparently magnetic…
* Court rules that for-profit corporation is not a religious person
* Pope wants the Catholic Church to take it’s focus off social issues…
* …Yet still excommunicates gay and woman affirming priest…
* …meanwhile another priest caught with a boy’s pants down

INTERVIEW – Rachael Slick

Rachael Slick is the daughter of Christian apologist and CARM Founder Matt Slick and wrote about her experiences growing up on Friendly Atheist.

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    • Mudflappus on September 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Guys, I love the show but every player whether Mp3 or Ogg on your site crashes every ten minutes or so. It’s been this way for me for every single episode and it doesn’t seem to matter which browser I’m using, I use a set of wireless headphones when working around the place and I can’t tell you how annoying it is to hear one of you getting ready to launch into a well deserved tirade only to have the damned player crash mid sentence. I’m not sure whose end the problem is on but arrrrggg!

    Anyway, keep up the good work. Feeling the love in Salinas. 🙂

    1. I would suggest downloading it rather than streaming it to avoid possible connection issues. I haven’t had any notifications of server memory overloads, but I’ll try to duplicate on my end when I get a chance. I’ll contact you by email to get more specifics.

  1. I FINALLY got to listen to an episode the day it is released! I feel like such a big girl now!! 🙂 I SO enjoyed Rachael….& can relate…..a LOT! Thanks again guys. 🙂

  2. Salinas? Hmmm yer name ain’t Jim, is it?

  3. Christie, Rachael was a lot of fun to talk with… and it’s about time you listened on the day! 🙂

  4. I always download mine. When I stream it skips and stops a lot, not just this podcast but anything I stream. I attribute it to poor cell phone signal as I am not always on wi-fi out here in rural AZ!

  5. Wesley Da’Nomad, yeah, I’m a little slow. But I’m also thorough. What can I say?! 😉

  6. It’s all good… glad you like it 😉 I’m always amazed when people say they like the show. .. haha

      • Steve Greene on September 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      I do realize I’m responding three years later (but I came to this page just now to listen about Rachael Slick)…

      But Ginny, geeze. The book you recommend is just the typical condescending garbage that Christians write, because (1) they love to tell lies about atheists and atheism, and (2) they don’t have a clue what they’re talking about and love trying to employ straw man rhetoric and irrational portrayals because Christians apologists love to major in irrelevancies for red herring purpose precisely because their beliefs are based on unsubstantiated fabrications that they know they can’t substantiate. So, instead they wrote clownish books like “Come Back, Barbara.” What a joke.

    • Jr on May 9, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    You have supporters, Rachael. You are brave. Best of the world to you.

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