LISTEN: Godless in Missouri

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I wonder why Liberal, Missouri isn’t in the list?

Seems like only the Georgists have any staying power…

It seems that overall the atheists in 1800s Missouri had a much better time of it than the Mormons did a few decades before them.


Religion aside, churches provide a source of community and socialization. Sure, there are lots of alternatives. But in the 1800’s, not as many. Take away the saloons too and you’ve got a anarchy!


I haven’t listened to the episode yet (as I’m at work), but I wondered about that. I don’t drink, but I don’t get eliminating saloons, especially once you’ve eliminated churches.

To be fair, the Atheists didn’t put their leader up for a presidential run. The Mormons were a lot more obnoxious in many ways.

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Yeah, I’m at work too. Can’t listen to podcasts, but I’m still happy to spout off nonsense based on the summary.

Given my podcast backlog, it’ll be weeks before I get around to listening to this, but yeah, I wanted to comment too.

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