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Holy Lincoln Memorial, Batman! For those who missed the Batman & Jesus teaser trailer on the big screen at the Reason Rally 2016 - watch it now!

The Batman & Jesus teaser trailer was filmed in April at Calvary Church in downtown Milwaukee.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the filming to be in the congregation. It's not often you have the opportunity to attend a Batman church.

Check out a behind-the-scenes clip montage from the day.

Director, Jozef K. Richards screened the trailer for the crowd gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial. One of the few presentations on the big screen, some attendees were confused to begin with while others wondered if it was all a joke.

Richards was interviewed about Batman & Jesus on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show podcast. He is also featured with Paul Provenza on the Reason Rally 2016 Roundup podcast.

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Enter the Red Goddess Blogs

Greetings all mythicists and mythicist-curious! My name is Megan and I'm glad you're here.

I met Mythicist Milwaukee at their first conference in  April 2015. I had been out of the athiest loop since moving to town a few years ago. I was deconverted by Richard Dawkins whilst living in England. The mythicist position was unfamiliar to me, but learning about it has strengthened my feeling of godlessness. 

Luckily, my university (Mount Mary University) allowed me to intern as a new media (English) student. I write the newsletter and now you will be seeing more of my work.

Here are some shots from today's broadcast at the  the newly-renamed Milwaukee Cooperative.

P.S. I love Asherah.

 

Chicagoland Humanism

HOWARD KATZ has been a Board Member of the American Humanist Society (AHA) since 2011, and is the past president of American Humanist Association’s adjunct, the Humanist Society, which certifies Humanist Celebrants.

He is currently a Celebrant and has been active with the Americans Civil Liberties Union and was awarded the ACLU of Illinois’ Volunteer of the Year award.

He’s a former officer of Illinois National Organization for Women (NOW), board member of the local Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and board member of the Humanists of West Suburban Chicagoland. He’s held multiple public offices and is currently parliamentarian of his County Democratic organization. He’s been a member of the AHA for over 30 years after being introduced to humanism in his 20s.

Is Jesus a myth? TruthSurge shares his research on the mythicist position.

"TruthSurge" joins us on the "Mythicist Milwaukee Show" 

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The well known YouTuber that goes by the name of "TruthSurge" is a former Christian, living in the Nashville area. You can find his YouTube Channel under the name TruthSurge. 

He is a mythicist and a talented musician who has produced two detailed Jesus myth theory video series. The first one is called "Jesus: Hebrew Human or Mythical Messiah?"--based on Earl Doherty's "The Jesus Puzzle".  The second series is called "Excavating the Empty Tomb", based on the works of Earl Doherty, Richard Carrier and Dennis MacDonald. Excavating the Empty tomb Part 1 has gotten over 78,000 YT views.  

TruthSurge shares with us his research on the Christ myth theory and how it ties in to earlier literary works such as the Homeric epics. He also explains what life is like for a non-believer living in the Bible belt. 


Who are the Ex-Muslims of North America?

Muhammad Syed Joins us on the "Mythicist Milwaukee Show"

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Muhammad Syed is the Executive Director of The Ex-Muslims of North America. The Ex- Muslims of North America is an organization dedicated to supporting and helping ex-Muslims build a community and provide a sense of solidarity in North America. 

 

Many of their members are people who have had to remain ‘in the closet’ about their lack of belief in Islam. This is due to the dehumanizing effects of the apostasy taboo that much of Islamic scriptures, scholars and communities have often imposed upon those who cannot make themselves believe in Islam. To preserve their members’ safety, their group’s purpose is not primarily focused on public advocacy, although they will do their best to support and assist those members who are able to publicly advocate for ex-Muslims.

While The Ex-Muslims of North America denounce the bigotry of those who promote their racist and xenophobic ideas under the guise of criticizing Muslims, they also denounce the cultural and moral relativism of those who propagate the idea that all people of Muslim backgrounds are the same and want to follow Islam, and that Islam is somehow less capable of being scrutinized than other belief systems.

What is Mythicism? Who is DM Murdock?

DM Murdock talks with us on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show: 

D.M. Murdock, aka Acharya S is an independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology She was classically educated at some of the finest schools, receiving a degree in Classics, Greek Civilization, from Franklin & Marshall College. DM Murdock is also a member of one of the world's most exclusive institutes for the study of Ancient Greek Civilization, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece.

Murdock has served as a trench master on archaeological excavations in Corinth, Greece, and Connecticut, USA, as well as a teacher's assistant on the island of Crete. Murdock speaks, reads and/or writes English, Greek, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese to name a few.

DM Murdock is the author of several books, including The Christ Conspiracy and Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection  among many others. She is a proponent and leading scholar of the Christ myth theory. Her latest Book “Did Moses Exist?” provides a massive amount of information from antiquity about the world's religious traditions and mythology, including how solar myths, wine cultivation and fertility cults have shaped the Bible and Judaism. This book is revered as the most comprehensive study to date on the subject of Moses.


Can Atheists Celebrate Christmas?

Host of "The Thinking Atheist" Seth Andrews joins us on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

A Christian of 30 years and former religious broadcaster, Seth Andrews ultimately found himself dissatisfied with the explanations and doctrines of scripture and the church. His search for answers let him to reject, completely, Christianity and all other religions.

Seth now hosts one of the largest online atheist communities in the world, The Thinking Atheist which is arguably the most popular atheist podcast/show after The Atheist Experience, with over one million downloads per month of over 150 shows.

In his book, “Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason”, he talks about those first doubts and takes readers on a deeply personal journey of coming out. He has shared much of that journey on his website, TheThinkingAtheist.com, which he created as his response to his own “childhood indoctrination, the overwhelming wave of religious messages in our society, and the countless throngs who make ridiculous claims and dismiss skeptical voices with warnings of eternal torture.”

David Fitzgerald on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

David Fitzgerald is a writer, public speaker and historical researcher who has been actively investigating the Historical Jesus question for over ten years. He has a degree in history and was an associate member of CSER (the former Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion). He is the author of “NAILED: Ten Christian Myths that Show Jesus Never Existed at All” and “The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion Book One: The Mormons” Secretly, he is also an award winning sci fi/fantasy/ and paranormal erotica writer under the pen name Kilt Kilpatrick.

His most recent discussion focused on the Mormon religion (LDS) where he points out how far one’s mind must stretch in order to believe in it. David is an LGBT activist, feminist, and a voice for others to feel stronger about themselves in this harsh world we live. David Fitzgerald has been called "one of the busiest atheist activists in the Bay Area." In addition to serving on the board of San Francisco Atheists and Center For Inquiry-SF, he is also the Director/Co-Founder of both the world's first Atheist Film Festival and Evolutionpalooza!, San Francisco's oldest annual Darwin Day celebration.

Here is a short list of the topics discussed during the show:

· Did Mark, Matthew, Luke and John write the gospels? Were they eyewitnesses to the life of Jesus?
· How is Paul’s Jesus different from the Jesus found in the Gospels?
· Does history confirm the gospels?
· What does archeology say about the gospels?
· Did Christianity start with Jesus and his apostles?
· Was Christianity a “new and different religion” in the first century?
· Was the New Testament written in Greek? Why??
· When do we see the first Christian writings appear?
· What is the Con behind Mormonism? 

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Jason Torpy on "The Mythicist Milwaukee Show"

Are there atheists in foxholes?

Jason Torpy serves as the President of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF), a national non-profit building community for atheists and humanists in the military. MAAF provides a number of services for secular service members, including deployment assistance, coordination with other nontheist organizations, and support for secular students in the military.

Mr. Torpy also holds seats on the board of the Secular Coalition for America, the premier lobbying organization for secular issues, and the American Humanist Association, which fosters Humanist community and ethics.

After joining the military in 1994, Mr. Torpy has addressed issues of separation of church and state and equal opportunity for nontheistic service members in the Army. Mr. Torpy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from West Point and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. He is a Humanist Celebrant recognized by the Humanist Society.

After earning top graduate honors from two intelligence training programs, Mr. Torpy was offered direct admission to the United States Military Academy. Upon graduation, Mr. Torpy was commissioned as an officer and served for five years in Germany, Kuwait, and Iraq with the Army's 1st Armored Division.

Jason has spoken to large audiences at national conventions, awards banquets, oand press conferences, as well as radio appearances on programs such as BBC World Today, Alan Colmes, RT Television, and NPR.

Some of the topics covered in this interview include:

What is a humanist chaplain? 

What is the tie between Catholicism and military chaplains?

Live action nativity scenes in the military

Mandatory prayer in the military 

George Washington ordering chaplains in the military

The progress of the LGBTQ community and how it relates to humanism in the military 

And Much More!!

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Make sure to check out our upcoming secular guests

Doug Michael on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Doug Michael is a researcher of 17 years and has studied many topics in depth, including: ufology, secret societies, hidden agendas, occultism, astrotheology, alternative healing, and what he refers to as social control paradigms. He has been a featured guest on national radio and has self-published many diverse works.

His Facebook Page is titled Awake in the Age of Revealing: and its purpose is to network with like-minded truth seekers and to exchange ideas for discovery and transformation.

He has a very popular YouTube Channel that can be found under Doug Michael. The Mythicist Milwaukee team had the pleasure of being interviewed on his YouTube Channel.

You can interact live during the show by Tweeting us @MythicistMKE or Facebook Message

Topics for the Show:
• Exoteric and esoteric knowledge
• Solar symbolism in Egypt, Christianity and Freemasonry
• Solar and stellar symbolism in modern times
• Council of Niccea
• King James edit of the Bible
• Corruption in the Roman Church
• Religion’s effect upon the collective consciousness (externalization of authority, obedience, etc.)

Acharya S on Milwaukee Radio

Acharya S on Milwaukee Radio

DM Murdock, aka Acharya S., "appeared" on the Alan Eisenberg show on WRJN 1400 AM radio. She discussed the topic of virginity testing after her Facebook account was "permanently disabled" for posting a "controversial" image of this practice.