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Hey guys.

I probably shouldn't put this off anymore, so I'm just going to jump on it and improvise. I'm pretty sure the show is over. It was a ton of fun doing it, but with work and my son and my wife in school I simply don't have time to do it anymore.

Other folks have offered to take over but I don't really feel comfortable with that. Quit while you're ahead, sez I.

Anyhow, I payed for another year of hosting, so the archive of podcasts will be available for at least that long.

I really enjoyed podcasting, so I might do something again in the future. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks guys and gals! It was AMAZING.

Love,

--Joe

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Judges rule that Ground Zero Cross can stay at 9/11 museum

Started by Joe. Last reply by Luara Aug 3. 4 Replies

In 2011, the American Atheists – a group dedicated to fight to “protect the absolute separation of religion from government and raise the profile of atheism in the public discourse” - sued to keep…Continue

S.E. Cupp: I’m a ‘Better’ Atheist than Bill Maher

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Aug 2. 44 Replies

In a new online video for Crossfire the pundit makes the claim that conservative atheists are actually “better” than liberal ones,…Continue

Atheist TV Officially Launches; David Silverman Criticizes History Channel for Presenting Bible as History

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Aug 1. 5 Replies

The world's first ever all-atheist TV channel officially launched Tuesday, with American Atheist president David Silverman declaring it is geared toward all atheists, everywhere.…Continue

Atheist Philanthropist Makes $10,000 Donation to Support Right Wing Watch Blog

Started by Joe Aug 1. 0 Replies

People For the American Way and Right Wing Watch do critical work uncovering the vicious language the Right uses to attack anyone whose religious beliefs differ from their own — especially those with…Continue

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 30. 1 Reply

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956 - "In God We Trust" is adopted as the official motto of the United States.…Continue

Pierce County Council approves displaying “In God We Trust” after volatile debate

Started by Joe Jul 30. 0 Replies

After more than two hours of volatile debate, the Pierce County Council voted Tuesday to display the national motto “In God We Trust” in the Council Chambers.…Continue

Ireland: Atheists not hopeful of ‘blasphemy’ referendum, in spite of UN pressure

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 29. 2 Replies

The offense — controversially re-introduced in 2009 — states that a person found guilty of the publication or utterance of “blasphemous matter” can be fined up to €25,000.…Continue

This Church Service In Tennessee Includes Everything But God

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 29. 5 Replies

There is, however, one rather fundamental missing ingredient that sets this congregation apart from the hundreds of others turning out to worship this Sunday morning in Nashville: this is a church…Continue

Not Just the Adults – Secular Kids’ IQs also Higher

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 28. 2 Replies

Not one major news outlet has brought attention to the fact that peer-reviewed studies have been ongoing and consistently show the IQs of Atheist to be higher than those of Christians.…Continue

GOP candidate claims fossil record proves humans lived with dinosaurs

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Jul 25. 5 Replies

Frey, a Michele Bachmann ally, testified before the Minnesota Senate Education Committee, speaking against the inclusion of the theory of evolution in proposed state science education standards.…Continue

N. TX Atheist group makes appeal to Hispanic non-believers

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joe Tomberlin Jul 25. 1 Reply

The group behind the billboard, the DFW Coalition of Reason, has targeted Christians and African Americans in the past, but it’s especially making an appeal to Hispanic non-believers now.…Continue

Atheist TV Channel Will Launch by the End of the Month

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 25. 6 Replies

After first mentioning the idea this past spring, American Atheists has announced that a TV channel dedicated to Atheist programming will launch on July 29th.…Continue

Warren city Atheist sues to set up alternative to prayer station at city hall

Started by Joe. Last reply by Future Jul 25. 4 Replies

A Warren atheist filed a federal lawsuit today saying his free speech rights were violated when Warren Mayor Jim Fouts turned down his request to place what he called a “reason station” inside city…Continue

Atheists End Teacher-Led Prayer in Indiana School District

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 24. 1 Reply

A prominent Atheist organization has convinced an Indiana school district to end teacher-led prayer at area public schools following a complaint from an anonymous parent.…Continue

Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction, Study Finds

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 23. 2 Replies

Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction, according to a new study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science.…Continue

Calvary Chapel Creation Conference Starts Today But Draws Atheist Protesters Thursday

Started by Joe Jul 23. 0 Replies

Stirring things up, according to "Orange County's most famous atheist" Bruce Gleason, will be members of his group Backyard Skeptics, Riverside Atheists and Free Thinkers (RAFT) and the Freethought…Continue

The IRS Says It Will Finally Enforce the Rules Barring Pastors from Endorsing Candidates from the Pulpit

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 22. 6 Replies

Back in November of 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued the IRS because of the government agency’s “failure to enforce electioneering restrictions against churches and religious…Continue

Hobby Lobby critics target Green family’s Bible-based projects

Started by Joe Jul 18. 0 Replies

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby in its fight with the government over the contraceptive mandate, critics in the media and Atheist groups have zeroed in on the Green…Continue

Secular Coalition of America spearheads Hobby Lobby protesters to ‘Knit a Brick’

Started by Joe Jul 18. 0 Replies

A new protest spearheaded by the Secular Coalition of America an umbrella advocacy organization of more than a dozen atheist and humanist groups.…Continue

A Judge Dismissed FFRF’s Lawsuit to Distribute Atheist Books in a Florida School District, but It’s Still a Victory

Started by Joe. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 17. 1 Reply

Orange County Public Schools insisted on vetting the freethought literature from FFRF and other secular groups…Continue

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Comment by Justin Bonaparte on August 30, 2011 at 8:49am
I'm not the biggest fan of Dave, but I think he represented himself well. I also don't think the idea was to change anyone's opinion in a four min segment, but to provide a viewpoint that, hey, atheists aren't spawn of the devil, and do all of the things theists do when disaster is on the horizon, namely, prepare.
Comment by Keith Belmont on August 30, 2011 at 8:05am

RE: Dave Silverman's appearance on Fox News

 

Four minutes in enemy territory. That's what Dave got. From my perspective, his appearance didn't do much for our cause. Dave got himself trolled. There's a time and a place for combative tactics, but that wasn't it. Here was a chance to point out all the good things being done by atheist groups and people. Instead of spending time stating that the atheists don't need to have the comfort of invisible unicorns, he's dragged into playground "YOU! NO YOU!" arguments. 

 

I guess I just have a problem with the tactics he chose. I don't think the typical fox viewer changed their opinions of us. 

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on August 30, 2011 at 2:54am
http://youtu.be/n3nqusrn4pg
Dave Silverman is the man. Like Ip Man! (bruce lee's mentor great dvd btw)
Comment by Joseph P on August 25, 2011 at 7:48am

Or he's just teasing us.

Comment by Joseph P on August 25, 2011 at 7:48am

He's probably still doing final editing or something.  Chariots of Iron and Atheist News sometimes take a week in editing.

Joe may have just recorded a show and is still working on it.

Comment by John Secular Smith on August 25, 2011 at 5:12am
What a podcast tease.  I see there is a comment from moJoe on Atheist News, run over here, and he says nothing about the podcast...
Comment by Joseph P on August 24, 2011 at 7:29am

Sweet, Joe's still alive.

 

We heard you were dead, man.  You look good.

Comment by moJoe on August 24, 2011 at 1:48am
James Corbett is a nice guy. There is a Chariots of Iron podcast with him in it from a couple of years ago. It was a fun show. He does a pretty good job of explaining how the whole thing went down.
Comment by MaleficVTwin on August 22, 2011 at 9:03pm
The kid proved his teacher's point. The comments were made to get him to understand the consequences of embracing dogma at all costs, and in order to embrace it he rejected his education. I'm sure the irony was lost on this poor student. Maybe one day he'll figure it out.
Comment by John Secular Smith on August 22, 2011 at 3:54pm
To clarify that article, it is my current understanding that the criticism that the appeals court could have set precedent but did not is flawed.  The Supreme Court is going to have to set the precedent, so the Appeals court did the correct thing in effectively punting it up to the next level. 

If someone knows the law better and can correct me, please do.  This is NOT my strong suit.
 

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