If I was a Shriner . . .

Tanner didnt change the author on this one but it was me, I had some feels floating around that day…

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Something that I haven’t experienced in a while happened over the weekend. I was helping my grandfather’s friends in the Shriners load 400lbs of Vidalia onions they are storing at my shop, after cordial greetings and solid tough guy man hand shakes of course, when the one gentleman asks if I was a Shriner.
My response was a light head shake in the negatory and a simple “nope”. He, as was to be expected, then asked “when I would be a Shriner”. Knowing as I do, the organization at hand and the impossibility of my fraternite’ within it, I immediately knew it was walking on eggshells time.

My response was the standard that I give to such invitations from similar groups, smiling sincerely now, “due to differences in philosophy or world view which you and my grandfather can discuss if you wish, I simply would not be able to join.”

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Cellar Door Skeptics 85: Empty Handed for God – The Deconversion to Atheism. Tanner’s Christian Ska Band Bandmate Interview

This one was insane, two heavy former believers and a deaf kid who has never believed. Oh there were questions… and I’m still confused.

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#85: Empty Handed for God – The deconversion to Atheism

If you remember Tanner mentioned that he was in a Christian Ska Band in high school. And he left the band due to theological difference. Well now years later, and no we won’t say how many years, but 17 years later he reunites with his old friend and lead singer of defunct band Empty Hand.
They reminisce along with talking about both their journey out of Christianity into Atheism. Both of them have had different journeys but bothhave come to the same place.
Be prepared to journey back in time to talk ska music, Christianity, religious family, and atheism.

#emptyhand #christianband #skamusic #christianmusic #atheism #deconversion

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Cellar Door Skeptics 86: Burlington Sanders Bankruptcy

This one hurt, I love the Sanders family but if mistakes were made consequences must be realized. WE LOVE YA BERN!

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#86: Burlington Sanders Bankruptcy

Cellar Door Skeptics have not been sitting on their laurels this week. They have been busy doing research on a topic close to home. This episode the crew will tackle Jane Sander’s FBI investigation, the allegations against her, and if there is any teeth behind what Donald Trump’s Vermont Campaign Chairman claims. Given their desire to report the truth coupled with their love of all things Sanders, they take a step back and remove their biases to talk about the truth behind the allegations. Later the duo will talk about a recent study on Raven’s memory and cognitive abilities. The research is interesting and they hope to see if there is any more light shed on evolutionary cognition. The episode will end with a bang, as Chris Squared jump over Scotus decision to allow for funding of a church school playground. They will read through the…

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Cellar Door Skeptics #87: Muslim Travel Ban and An Angry Atheist

Ranting hard with Tantastic, a drunk deaf kid, and a guy who used to be the lead in a Christian ska band!

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On this holiday weekend, Cellar Door Skeptics pushes out the episode early in celebration of the first Fourth of July under Donald Trump. Today the episode will discuss the supreme courts decision to allow for some of the travel ban to go into effect. The duo look at the SCOTUS opinion from the judges and analyze if the courts have over stepped their boundaries again. Cellar Door Skeptics then brought back Matt Chapman to talk about the angry atheist trope. They decided it would be a good segment to do given the holiday season. Many people have to suffer through family functions and get accused of being angry at religion. And after last weeks scathing episode on the latest Scotus downfall allowing for a private school to get government funds for their religious school, they had to address why they were not angry at Christians but at a failure…

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Cellar Door Skeptics #88: Crows, Murder and Memory

So much murder. So little memory 😉

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After a long week of relaxation, Cellar Door Skeptics are back to talk science and local politics. The show this week discusses a local story about if we should allow the Catholic Schools to be sued or if they are above the law. Next we get into the science of Telecommunications and if scientists have discovered a new way to improve communications. We close the show out discussing the science behind ravens and their memory. We will look at whether the evolutionary chain has allowed for Ravens to develop memory and if this is another link inside of the progression modern day hominoids have seen. Join us in this post celebration of liberation from Europe with the enslavement of the natives of America.#ScienceEducation #CatholicSchools #Ravens #Resonance #MediaCommunications

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Cellar Door Skeptics 88: Crows, Murder and Memory

https://www.spreaker.com/episode/12332839

Oh yeah, we skipped that #OxfordComma and we meant it. This one started off crunchy from our week of required patriotism and pseudo nation state supremacy observance, but once we hit .02571% of the speed of light we got the science words to take flight. That and apparently #Michogan #Catholic schools want to be able to kick students out for #dyslexia these days, some peace and love from the #Jesus huh…

Cellar Door Skeptics 86: Burlington Sanders Bankruptcy

https://www.spreaker.com/episode/12230095

#86: Burlington Sanders Bankruptcy 
Cellar Door Skeptics have not been sitting on their laurels this week. They have been busy doing research on a topic close to home. This episode the crew will tackle Jane Sander’s FBI investigation, the allegations against her, and if there are any teeth behind what Donald Trump’s Vermont Campaign Chairman claims. Given their desire to report the truth coupled with their love of all things Sanders, they take a step back and remove their biases to talk about the truth behind the allegations. Later the duo will talk about a recent study on Raven’s memory and cognitive abilities. The research is interesting and they hope to see if there is any more light shed on evolutionary cognition. The episode will end with a bang, as Chris Squared jump over Scotus decision to allow for funding of a church school playground. They will read through the decision along with opinion articles from NPR and FFRF.
#FFRF #JaneSanders #Cognition #ChurchStateSeparation #FFRF #Voucher #SchoolofChoice