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

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Saturday. 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

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

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Comment by Jo Jerome on September 14, 2010 at 1:57am
As we're all kind of picking on NoSacredCow here, I'll throw a bone and say that the constant farmville/frontierville/like this/like that/copy-and-paste-this-or-else-you're-a-complete-shithead gets really annoying. For all the little games and quizzes you can 'hide' them so you don't get any more of them on your page. But there are like a zillion to be hidden.

Also, I see some of these folks with 1,000 or 2,000 or more 'friends.' In many cases, people are friending everyone who requests, everyone they've ever played mafia wars with, etc. I don't know how they keep up. I'm a bit more picky whom I "friend.""
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 13, 2010 at 11:03pm
Yes, Susan, I am Joan Denoo on Facebook; no attempts to hide who I am or what my interests are.
Comment by Susan Stanko on September 13, 2010 at 7:36pm
Joan you have a Facebook?
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 13, 2010 at 7:25pm
@ NoSacredCow, you wrote, "Facebook is bullshit where everyone gives a big "look at me aren't I just grand. Isn't what I'm doing right now just well er, um interesting".

Let me think a moment, it seems to me there is a button labelled "Delete" or "Hide" or something to that effect when someone sends one of those terrible games or personality profile tests or ... or whatever. I just don't have time or interest in such things.

You wrote, "I prefer to spend my time discussing ideas, politics and humor with likeminded individuals ..."

Oh yes! I know the type, read, discuss or contemplate ideas that mirror your own. Does it not seem possible that someone who holds ideas different than your narrow range could offer enlightenment? I looked on your site and frankly, I could see nothing interesting or enlightening. In fact, I experienced it as sophomoric.

You wrote, "rather than dealing with the 28%ers out there incessantly regurgitating pre-prepared talking points with no chance for true dialogue ..."

Does it not occur to you that some come to the ideas of atheism, anti-theism, secular humanism, or whatever, never having been exposed to it before and have to begin at the beginning. Some have to start slowly, cautiously, timidly, but they start ... until they run into an arrogant, opinionated, blaming, criticizing, delusional, proud, narrow-minded, intolerant, contemptuous, showoff, megalomaniacal, inflexible, individual who expects others to be as he/she is.

Could I be writing about you? NNNOOO
Comment by Matt VDB on September 13, 2010 at 3:13pm
"I Facebook *and* I Nexus."

Same here. We're posting NINJAAAAAAS!
Comment by Jo Jerome on September 13, 2010 at 1:13pm
I Facebook *and* I Nexus.

Plus, I don't know about you NoSacredCow, but on Facebook I choose my own 'friends.' E.g.; much of my Facebook friends list is made up of fellow Atheists. I know people who maintain two or more different profiles; one for Theist friends and family, one for non.

The few friends I do have that are Theists, or friends of theirs I end up conversing with via their posts ... I try and keep it polite but firm. Have gotten into some decent discussions with Theists. Not sure if any minds have been changed, but a lot of loud mouths have gone silent in the apparent face of my relentless and pesky 'facts.'
Comment by Susan Stanko on September 12, 2010 at 1:51pm
I guess I do as well.
Comment by Glenn Sogge on September 12, 2010 at 1:46pm
@NoSacredCow: Apparently I resemble that remark ;-( Maybe I should resign here ...
Comment by moJoe on September 12, 2010 at 12:19pm
umm regarding the recent email. MoJoe I don't Facebook I Nexus.

Facebook is for theists...


I couldn't disagree more. Holing up over here and pretending the rest of the world doesn't exist will simply serve to further remove us from the whole. Competing for awareness in the public sphere helps us spread our message of rationality. The Nexus is an oasis and a place to come together with like-minded folk; Facebook, Reddit, Digg, et al: that is where the battle to change public perception is being fought.
Comment by TNT666 on September 12, 2010 at 3:35am
the beauty of the unexplainable... is that it remain unexplained!
 

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