S2 E16 | Freedom from religion


S2 E16 Freedom from religion

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the virtues of self-rule and debate the state of our republic. Welcome to the Citizens Prerogative Podcast.

Discussion topics in this episode:

  • Freedom from religion is up on deck and clearly within citizens’ prerogative territory as it’s mentioned in our founding documents. And don’t worry, we know that’s merely a catchphrase.
    • Once within the U.S. Constitution: Art. VI – no religious Test for any office of public trust.
    • Twice within the Bill of Rights: Amend. I – Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
  • A clearer perspective of where MVP and RWJ stand on this topic and why they don’t take it lightly.
  • In a nutshell: The lane where religion best serves its believers and society at large under our system of self-government, the shelf where religious books rest along with other great works of art, and the home where faith lives.


  • Michael V. Piscitelli
  • Raymond Wong Jr.

More info

  • Albeit this tends to be a touchy topic for one and all; just like so many others, we cannot afford to avoid it any longer. We hope you enjoy it or at least find it thought-provoking. Absolution, social media, and community, oh my!
  • MVP mentioned the Humanize Me podcast hosted by Bart Campolo; specifically referencing episode 604 on Constructive disagreements featuring David C. Smalley.
  • Check out the Humanist Manifesto! If you’re not familiar or if it sounds scary to you, please choose to be curious!
  • “Good Without A God” represents the American Humanist Association’s mission of Advocating progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists, and freethinkers. MVP swears by only reading the insightful stuff, but there are many local chapters for folks who prefer to interact with humans.
  • Somehow we forgot about the other most interesting relative of our species as of late, the Densinovans! MVP is Neanderthal-centric as he carries some of their DNA. The excerpt below is from the article linked.

“Homo sapiens lived alongside an estimated eight now-extinct species of human about 300,000 years ago. As recently as 15,000 years ago, we were sharing caves with another human species known as the Denisovans.”

Benjamin Plackett, contributor from Livescience.com

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  • Intro music sampled from “Okay Class” by Ozzy Jock under creative commons license through freemusicarchive.org.
  • Other music provided royalty-free through Fesliyan Studios Inc.







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