“Oh My God” is one of the best all-purpose phrases around. It can be used to convey any number of feelings and emotions, including annoyance, anger, sarcasm, amazement, amusement, awe, elation and on and on.

You can shout it in anger or frustration, or in orgasmic pleasure! I regularly use the phrase in all of those ways and more, and I don’t believe in God.

Yes, I am an atheist. 

I first met American Atheists president David Silverman at Netroots Nation in San Jose in June 2013.  (I know on today’s show he said he wasn’t there, but the digital audio doesn’t lie.) I recorded our first interview there, intending to share it when I got home. But because it was such a lengthy chat, I wound up not airing it until December!

If you’re interested in hearing that one too, it’s posted here. That segment begins at around the 13:00 mark.

Today, Dave Silverman is celebrating the release of his first book, Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World. (Buy it using the link provided, and RoN gets a small commission from Amazon…). It’s a fascinating read, and our conversation, as always, went by too quickly,

In hour two, GottaLaff joined me to talk about the rest of the news and more!

I’ll be back tomorrow with Deborah Newell Tornello and more from FloriDUH… radio or not!

Today’s pagan pre-show playlist: