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« on: September 07, 2010, 13:53:10 PM »

Hey everyone, good news. I was on Radio 702 last night for a whole hour (11.00 to midnight) as the guest on Kieno's show. Afterwards the producer said she'd put the topic onto their site as a podcast (it should be there quite soon).

I found out about the show too late to let you guys know so you could tune in - sorry (really sorry - we had waaay too many woo-woo nuts phoning in and I could have done with some more intelligent calls from you guys).

Once the podcast is on their site I'll see if I can put a link to it onto this thread.

Yay! It was awesome to be on air for so long and to speak at length (and, if you know me by now, with passion) about atheism and my book.
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 14:17:52 PM »

Well done. Any questions from ww's that irked (they all do), surprised, angered etc you? care to share?
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 08:31:36 AM »

Well done. Any questions from ww's that irked (they all do), surprised, angered etc you? care to share?
Fundies always annoy me - regardless. My daughter recons I was sooo diplomatic though and actually, I'm ashamed to say, I remained calm and professional the whole time. I have, in the past, delivered some choice gems of sarcasm to annoying Fundies (e.g. "How old did you say you were? And you still believe in an invisible Being floating around the universe? Bwuahahahahaaah!"), but on Monday I kinda kept my cool. The producer said that if I did well, they would start using me on a regular basis as a spokesman for atheism on 702, so it was kind of an audition.

One of the callers said something along the lines that she believes that God brings the sun up each morning and puts the moon out at night, and then she started going off about the book of Revelation and how people like me (saying such nasty things about God) are proof that we are living in the end times. Kieno got a little sarcastic but I just said, in effect, that she can believe what she likes but I prefer to think all those things are natural. Oh SO friggen diplomatic.

Heheh. Anyway, I passed the audition so it was worth it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 08:59:57 AM »

Well Done Steve! Please give us the link as soon as it's available  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 11:46:42 AM »

I'm pleased to hear of this success, Steve, well done.   Radio is the medium where the religions stand very strong in SA, with various religious channels as well as religious programmes on SABC channels.   We should welcome inroad being made here.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 19:19:26 PM »

I was so exited when I heard you on my favorite radio station Steve, That was excellent and your arguments were fantastic. You really had them all by the balls.

Please do that again and let us know in advance.
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 09:23:21 AM »

I was so exited when I heard you on my favorite radio station Steve, That was excellent and your arguments were fantastic. You really had them all by the balls.

Please do that again and let us know in advance.
Awesome - you heard the show? Cool. Sorry about not posting about it (it all happened too quickly, officer) but if there is a next time, you guys will be the first to know.
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 11:32:06 AM »

Fantastic - congrats!

I'd love to listen, plz post the link as soon as you have it
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2010, 11:34:33 AM »

Link to the podcast (I'm downloading at the moment):

http://www.pod702.co.za/podcast/TalkNine/20100906BESTT@9.mp3
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2010, 11:47:36 AM »

Congrats Stevo, busy downloading the mp3 now. I am just wondering, did you trot out the usual atheist logic to stun the audience  Tongue Grin.




Can't wait to listen...
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2010, 12:43:18 PM »

Nicely done Steve...
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2010, 13:05:14 PM »

Thanks everyone.

And Tele, are you STILL going on about God not being an entity who actually exists? Would that not make Him a "spiritual" Being who exists in the real physical sense of the word? Or do you concede that He is merely a figment of people's imagination and therefore doesn't actually, physically exist? Are we not talking about definitions here? Surely if you say God is a "spiritual" being and not a "physical" being, then you are also saying He doesn't exist in the real world as an actual Being - which would make God a myth, a figment of human imagination. I guess you'd need to listen to the show and decide for yourself (heheh).
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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2010, 15:23:56 PM »

Wow steve, I'm listening to the podcast now. One needs reminding every now and then exactly how broken some people's viewpoints can be....
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2010, 20:33:31 PM »

Sterling job, Steve.  Hats off to your calm, gentle, restrained and – perhaps therefore all-the-more – persuasive demeanour and presentation.  Some of the apologists and defenders of the faith seemed to become agitated, even petulantly confrontational, when straightforward reasoning tripped them up in clear counterpoint to your indulgence and leniency.  The basic issue again emerges as a fundamental parting of the ways concerning essential analysis and approach to knowledge.  Live transmission notwithstanding, I doubt I could have retained my composure even half as well as you did with some of the ill-informed nonsense that several callers managed in all earnestness to espouse.

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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2010, 21:51:30 PM »

You did great Steve, congrats on keeping your cool. Grin
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