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Episode 51: The 5 Best Popes

Episode 51: The 5 Best Popes

Ever wanted to know which 5 popes were best? We’ve got you covered.

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Teh Showz:

  • Intro
  • Erik on royal families and etiquette coaches (0:50)
  • Drunk with Blood: Sampson (6:00)
  • The papacy (14:25)
  • Pope Formosus: the only pope whose body was twice exhumed, twice found guilty in a papal court, and twice dismembered.
  • Pope Sergius III: the only pope who, while pope,¬†fathered¬†a child out of wedlock who grew up to be pope.
  • Pope Benedict IX: the only pope to hold the papal seat three times in his life, and the only one to sell the papacy.
  • Pope Boniface VIII: the pope who fought a financial turf war with France over whose powers were temporal and whose were spiritual.
  • Pope Leo X: the pope who reigned during the height of the Catholic church selling indulgences, and had a bunch of his bishops killed.
  • The papal schism: the era when there were multiple, simultaneous, disagreeing popes.


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Posted by on March 15, 2015 in Drunk with Blood, New Episode


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Episode 27: Mailbag 1

Following some brief announcements, we take some time to interact with our listeners, rather than generating any new content of our own. Laziest. Episode. Ever.

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Some fun announcements:

  • The catholic world celebrates a new pope, and generates pope memes
  • NonTheology has a gorgeous new theme song, and is now available on Stitcher Radio.
  • Our evolution series prematurely went extinct.
  • Unless you write in with what is clearly a psuedonym or say we can mention your name on the show, all future listeners will be referred to as Kevin.

Listener comments/questions for us to consider:

  • Is Erik the B- time traveler?
  • Did we commit the argument from authority when talking about the Euthyphro dilemma?
  • Can the first horn of the Euthyphro be consistent?
  • Sam Harris’ book The Moral Landscape and the semantics of ethics (Gabe may very well be wrong about that, since he hasn’t read the book: corrections welcome).
  • Is it a waste of time to talk about mythologies and religions you don’t think are true?
  • Gabe vs. athletes
  • What to do if you’re an atheist in a catholic school (Hint: find or initiate a local chapter of the Secular Student Alliance)
  • Erik shares: stories from when he was a eucharistic minister in the catholic church, and things he learned from children.
  • Why I’m an atheist story!
  • Do high schoolers go to youth group for youth group or for girls?

Thanks for writing in with your comments, questions, and thanks especially for making fun of Erik.


Posted by on March 16, 2013 in Mailbag, New Episode, Why I'm an Atheist


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