Feb 15 2009

Rachel Maddow and the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Rachel MaddowHaven’t seen this on any of the atheist blogs I usually read, and I thought y’all might like to know about it in case you missed it:

Rachel Maddow gave a nice big shoutout to the Flying Spaghetti Monster on her show on Darwin Day.

A whole little story, even. The first half of this video snippet is devoted to the FSM, may we all be touched by his noodly appendage. (The second half is an interview with history and law professor Edward Larson, some dumb old Pulitzer- prize winning writer and scholar, on the history of anti- evolution sentiment in the U.S.)

Video below the fold.

Neat! Does anyone know for sure if she’s an atheist? She sure talks like one…


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    Great clip.
    If she is an atheist she might consider it politic to not advertise the fact…although she’s been out as a lesbian for some time and that night not be carrear enhancing. Perhaps it is more acceptible in media industries to be gay than it is to be non-religious. I don’t know.
    Why don’t you ask her?

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    Well, it is acceptable to be gay in atheist circles, whereas it is not acceptable to be an atheist in gay circles (Greta has a post on this). SO, overall, I’d say it’s likely being gay is far less damaging to her career than being an atheist would be.

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    Blake Stacey

    Wow, she posts supplemental information about her broadcasts to Twitter. Savvy!

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    Blake Stacey

    “And, if God really is working on this stuff, wouldn’t God be better at it than God has apparently been? I mean, if God prefers Sarah Palin’s specific Alaska pipeline idea, why hasn’t construction started? You’d think that God could just, like, zip zip, you know?”
    Rachel Maddow, from this interview with Keith Olbermann

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    Patricia Champ

    yes she is an atheist, and proud of it.She may be a member of Freedom from Religion Foundation, or at least speaks in high regard about them.

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    Although I don’t have a citation immediately at hand, Rachel Maddow is indeed an FFRF member (she’s done ads for them).

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    Of course she is an Atheist, she is much to knowledgeable and intelligent to be otherwise! I love her and her work. “Pain and Fear are the Parents of all gods”: Hugh B. Gottfrei

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