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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.

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Anti-Islam ads coming to NYC buses, subways (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Pat 6 hours ago. 1 Reply

NEW YORK -- Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week.The six ads include an image of American journalist James Foley, just before…Continue

Tags: islam, ads, American Freedom Defense Initiative, Islamophobia

Pennsylvania teen faces two years in jail for Facebook photo of "desecration"

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 13. 21 Replies

A 14-year-old in Everett, Pennsyltucky Pennsylvania has been charged with…Continue

Tags: trespassing, photos, stupidity, 'right' not to be offended, Facebook

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

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Comment by Joe Tomberlin on May 30, 2010 at 11:20am
Bill Maher played much to nice with Cupp. Earlier that week she was on with Cenk Yuger on The Young Turks and per his usual style, he wasn't buying what she was selling.
Comment by Dion on May 29, 2010 at 6:31pm
Has anyone heard of this so called atheist columnist S.E. Cupp? I saw her on Real Time with Bill Maher, episode 184. I went to her website and followed the link to her articles. IS THIS CHICK SERIOUS????? She's been on quite a few shows pushing her book and discussing topics. The fact that an "atheist" such as herself can go mainstream makes me worry about how the rest of America will view the atheist community.
Comment by Tommy on May 28, 2010 at 9:09am
If I had nothing to do with anything religious, I would have no family left. It really has taken me a while to train them. Yesterday my sister started into one of her religious rants and just "hey atheist here. Could give a crap less." After that we moved back to normal discussion. Strange but I always thought of her as the smart one when we were growing up. Oh well.
Comment by TNT666 on May 28, 2010 at 8:38am
@Rob: Cognitive dissonance, the story of my life that!
Comment by Rob N on May 27, 2010 at 4:19am
@TNT, no way, I'm so disappointed; he's a JW and a conspiracy theorist! That's gonna take some serious cognitive dissonance to carry on enjoying his music
Comment by Susan Stanko on May 26, 2010 at 9:42pm
Well, he always was a little weird.
Comment by TNT666 on May 26, 2010 at 9:37pm
Aw dang, I never knew Prince was a witness, we have celebrtity atheist lists, do we also have celebrity religion lists?

Prince: I am a Jehovah's Witness
Comment by TNT666 on May 21, 2010 at 4:35am
Nice choice of words Amy. Interesting
Comment by Nikki Chaffin on May 18, 2010 at 9:01pm
Yes Rob, typical JW. They're the most lost of them all I think. Probably because there is no leniency, there's a constant indoctrination process going on not to succumb to the evil's of "worldly" people. There's so many hours a week spent in meetings and such, they can't associate with anyone outside of their religion unless they're in service. The blood thing is a big deal and one they don't deviate from. It's sad, no more sad I suppose than what goes on in other extreme reliigions. I think what makes JW's different, scarier, is that if you are a person who believes god exists and that the bible is the word of god, then it's much easier to succumb to the rest that follows with them, because the bible is taken so literally, piece by piece. If you know better though, you're safe, even though they're very trained in all the talking points for the door to door service. So glad I'm not on that side anymore.
And yes I fully agree with your comments of earthquakes and suffering. I pondered it a lot a few years ago, how people can claim that Oh god has a plan or whatever nonsense, when one person survives or many die. I don't think had I not gone through such an intense ordeal of suffering would I have ever arrived where I'm at now. It's the only good thing that came out of it.
Comment by Rob N on May 18, 2010 at 6:19pm
Wow, some really moving posts guys, Amy thanks for the considered response. Nikki, welcome to the group, I'm sorry to hear about your accident but glad you seem to have come through it stronger.

Amy, I know what you mean that you "WANT to see things as they REALLY are, not as I want them to be."

I think that's something all Atheists have in common, I agree that the best way to make people question their faith is to be a good person and an Atheist; two things which aren't supposed to go together. I find humanism gives me more of a moral direction, and also tells a person more about my life-stance; saying you're Atheist is fine, it says you don't believe in any god, but to say you're a Humanist says more, it says we don't need gods because there is majesty and beauty in humanity, we can take credit for the amazing things we've done; and keep striving to do more. We know what is right/wrong, moral/immoral, and we don't need scripture to dictate it to us, we can work it out for ourselves.

Nikki mentioned earthquakes, it always annoys me that if a child is pulled from the wreckage after two days, it is called a 'miracle', and god is thanked. Why are people thanking him for saving one when he's killed hundreds? Why not thank the rescue worker or whoever pulled the poor thing from the rubble? Whose determination when others had given up, paid off. To thank god for everything, and not ourselves is infantile.

Nikki, a Jehovah's Witness died in my city this week, he was 16 and was hit by a car, he refused a blood transfusion due to his religion; he had been canvassing at the time to spread god's word. Of course it makes no sense to us because 'The lord works in mysterious ways.'
 

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