Episode 17: No Gods, No Masters


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Do certain political views flow from atheism? This is the question we tackle in the podcast, with reference to the slogan, “No Gods, No Masters.” The discussion brings up many reasons to reject the rule of religious authorities. But with no gods and no masters, are there any legitimate authorities for atheists to follow? What does it mean for an authority to be legitimate?

PRRI Report on the 2020 Census of American Religion: https://www.prri.org/research/2020-census-of-american-religion/

Nathan and Todd’s article on nonreligious voters in The Humanist: https://thehumanist.com/magazine/winter-2021/up-front/nonreligious-americans-the-key-demographic-that-no-one-is-talking-about

Support for legalizing marijuana among religious groups: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/05/26/religious-americans-are-less-likely-to-endorse-legal-marijuana-for-recreational-use/

On another note, check out Nathan’s recent appearance on the Embrace the Void podcast: https://voidpod.com/podcasts/2021/7/15/ev-201-defining-racism-with-nathan-alexander

Follow Nathan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NathGAlexander

Nathan’s website: https://www.nathangalexander.com/

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