NEW $1 per month Patreon level for commercial free content and comments! Benjamin Bramer just joined us on Patreon, so come engage him in a discussion at patreon.com/davidcsmalley. He's a Catholic who responded to David's request on a recent show to have more Catholics to speak with. This conversation focuses on his faith, slavery, authoritative interpretation, the Gospels, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
SkepticNikki and Shelley Segal join me to talk about growing up in a religious home, while comedian KT Tatara, who grew up without religion, is in studio, and is a little shocked at what he learns. Shelley plays some beautiful music, and we rally around SkepticNikki to help her out of a jam.
This guest says that being an atheist comes with an increased risk of suicide, depression, and other health problems, and atheists are "historically illiterate."
Ricky grew up in South Los Angeles, experiencing a unique side of racism. He details what landed him in prison, and how the church helped him out. Do some people need faith?