secularism

A Satanist Group that Doesn't Believe in Satan

Co-founder Doug Mesner and chapter head Nikki Olden Moungo join us for a discussion on the The Satanic Temple (TST). They explain the mission of the organization and how they utilize the Satan figure as a way to promote reason and secularism.

The mission of The Satanic Temple is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will. Politically aware, Civic-minded Satanists and allies in The Satanic Temple have publicly opposed The Westboro Baptist Church, advocated on behalf of children in public school to abolish corporal punishment, applied for equal representation where religious monuments are placed on public property, provided religious exemption and legal protection against laws that unscientifically restrict women’s reproductive autonomy, exposed fraudulent harmful pseudo-scientific practitioners and claims in mental health care, and applied to hold clubs alongside other religious after school clubs in schools besieged by proselytizing organizations.

The Satanic Temple announce headquarters opening in Salem, MA The Satanic Temple will open its doors to the public on September 23rd, 2016 at its Salem, MA headquarters, which also serve as an art gallery/witch-hunt museum SALEM, MA September 14, 2016 – The Satanic Temple (TST) is announcing the opening of its international headquarters in Salem, MA on September 23rd, 2016. The headquarters resides at 64 Bridge Street in an old Victorian house built in 1882 that was once used as a funeral home.

Promoting Skepticism Through Comedy w/ Willie Barcena

Comedian Willie Barcena is not afraid to take on religion as a stand-up comedian. In his 2016 Netflix special “The Truth Hurts” he challenges the existence of God and the accuracy of the Bible.

Willie Barcena is a comedy veteran that never shies away from a challenge. Willie’s talent has garnered him 12 appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” more than any other Latino Comedian in the history of the Tonight Show. Jay even invited Willie to perform for the troops in Afghanistan. Barcena helped provide much-needed laughter to that part of the world. 

Willie has appeared on many TV shows including: “Moesha,” “The Wayans Brothers,” and he was chosen to be the host of the popular Si-Tv production “Latino Laugh Festival – The Show.” He’s also made multiple appearances on tours such as “Que Locos,” “Latino Laugh Festival,” “Montreal’s Just for Laughs,” and “Crown Royal Latin All Stars Comedy Explosion.” Willie had his one hour Comedy Central which was received with rave reviews.

Willie joined us to discuss his career as a comedian and how hard it has been to challenge the stereotype of a Latino comic. Willie is no stranger to adversity. In his comedy he challenges religion, race and politics. Don’t miss this very funny and insightful interview with Willie Barcena!