Episode 2.10


The Godless Bitches are joined by Deanna Joy Lyons! (Music: Eve, by Shelley Segal)

  • Ryan

    This is an excellent podcast. Deanna had an interesting point where lots of people say they think theirs some sort of spirit and that it does take a while to really put to your name the label of being an atheist considering it seems hard to go around wearing that label.

    May 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm
  • Rich Lyons

    I’m loving this podcast. These women are everything they should be and more. They ARE godless Bitches, and they own it!

    May 10, 2012 at 11:05 am
  • Fiona

    Great episode. I really felt it was relevant - although I’ve been out of religion for almost 30 years. My reasons were that I found out/relazied I was Bi and in love with a woman.

    It came as a bit of a shock because I was a born again baptist lay preacher (although in the UK, still pretty hard core evengelical).

    All the best, and my thoughts are with you all over there. I really hope things are going to get better politcally and with society.

    Oh and thanks for another podcast reccommend :)

    May 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm
  • Hanna

    Great conversation, as usual. I decided starting to wearing atheist label after calling myself just an agnostic felt bit dishonest and like I’d be afraid of word atheist.

    Oh and thought I’d link this picture http://ompldr.org/vZHBkbw/athfems.png I made it when I got pissed off seeing all these men dominated “famous atheist people” pictures.

    May 11, 2012 at 8:46 am
  • Nick

    I love this podcast, particularly because it comes at atheism from a different perspective, an explicitly feminist one. Keep up the good work!

    I was struck by what Lynnea said (I think it was her) about how the atheism movement is splitting and how that’s actually good because it’s a sign of growth and leads to a divide-and-conquer strategy. I agree with this sentiment and it’s encouraging to see the movement advancing free-thought in a multifaceted way. The way forward is to take up the fight for reason and against superstition in every possible venue.

    As a lifelong atheist/skeptic from the Seattle area, I recognize that many Americans don’t have my luxury of not having to deal with religion much on a personal level. I feel like more needs to be done to build a secular society that replaces some of the needs that religion fills. Maybe secular humanism is the best avenue for that…

    May 13, 2012 at 2:09 am
  • Sabina

    Thanks for another informative podcasts.

    Also, thank you for introducing me to the “Living After Faith” podcasts. Now I have a lot of podcast listening to look forward to !

    May 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm
  • KevinOnEarth


    I was enjoying & then 6 mins in I wanted to give a rating, so the pod returned to the beginning. Can’t scroll through it so have to listen to it all again. Another few mins in, I thought I’d play it in the popup, which shouldn’t default to the top if I click on something else. It started at the beginning again.

    Could you not make the live player “streaming” in the sense that we can click anywhere on the audio timeline & listen from there? And also add an option where we can see the “time remaining”.

    Thanks, more than a great show, an essential show!


    May 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm
  • KevinOnEarth

    Just on the point of sexual “shame”, masturbation, etc. & the guy who had sex 12 times in 20 years (from about 42:30-48:00) - You find that extreme or unbelievable? There are MANY people in that situation. There are even many middle-aged virgins! If you can’t imagine it, don’t just assume it’s such an exception. Religion & culture are often the reasons behind this, but other reasons such as physical characteristics & individual personality/ demeanor are clearly other decisive conditions. The people in these situations, however, of course, don’t advertise the fact, but they are there among us (and of course, most of them, though not all, are men!)

    May 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm
  • Desperately Addicted Australian

    No bitches this week? :-( I’m hanging out here… come on guys (Gals?), hit me!

    May 21, 2012 at 11:22 pm
  • Oro

    Hi, I love the show and have listened to all of them up to this one. I am a life long atheist and have probably been a skeptic since I was little. I also listen to thethinkingatheist podcast on youtube and heard powerful stories of people who have been rejected from their families, and their children aren’t even allowed to play with other children in the community or even with family members. Probably the most powerful episode was the ‘loss without God’ episode. It really hit me then that so many people in the community are and feel very isolated and sometimes the only counseling they can receive is religious in nature; and I wanted to do something about it. Until this podcast I was not aware of any efforts to try and find secular therapists to help those who are isolated, dealing with grief, etc in the secular community. I should be graduating with a bachelors in psychology at the end of this fall (2012). I plan to continue on to a masters and switch to a clinical psych degree. I haven’t decided if I want to teach psychology at the college level or focus more on providing therapy. It may be a little while until I will be licensed (if I choose that rout) since I am not going completely full time, but this is something I have been thinking about doing since there seems to be a great need for it. Thank you for letting us know that a project like this is being worked on so those who are/will be therapists and those seeking therapy can help and be helped.

    Jun 9, 2012 at 5:47 am
  • derrida

    So, I have tried using the ‘car accident’ and ‘bodily autonomy’ arguments against brainless anti-choice theists.

    Here are some of the typical responses:

    “ignorant statements like yours are why liberals are so scary. Ya;ll have no brainwaves.”

    “What makes no sense is to have unprotected sex or not telling the male to use a condom, or not being on the pill if you desire not to get pregnant.

    Thus if educating our women who consent to opening their vagina’s up is not your cup of tea fine, but then you should not have the right to murder an unborn child.

    Thus it is not punishment but educating.

    Why take a risk when you do not have to?

    Why punish the unborn child for you the risk the woman consented to take?

    Thus X, it is people in society like you who only seek pleasure without taking responsibility.

    Thus if you wish to be act like an idiot then you should take the responsibility of your own stupidity.

    If you are going to use allegories make them applicable as I would have no control of the other car, but if I sped down the wrong side of the road and the consequence of my action was bleeding to death do I not deserve it. What would be undeserving is the death of the other driver for he was innocent and thus the death of an unborn child who is innocent should not die because of your carelessness. ”

    “Pretty lame comparison. At what point does the child have rights? The child never got to make ANY decision about what happened.”

    Jun 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm

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