When God Sanctions Violence

Freethought Radio features an interview with Prof. Brad J. Bushman, of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, about his studies linking religious belief and scriptural reading with violence. The show reports on the related attack this week upon atheist author Taslima Nasrin by Muslim lawmakers in Hyperabad, India. The show, airing on the birthdate of Robert G. Ingersoll, takes a look at this 19th century freethinker’s illustrious life. A new song, Adrift on a Star,” words by the lyricist Yip Harburg (“Somewhere Over the Rainbow”), music by Dan Barker, debuts. The weekly show is hosted by Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-presidents of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. (MP3, 50 min, 22,8 MB)”

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