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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.

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

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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 moJoe on October 24, 2009 at 12:46am
That, my friend, is a baby in a chicken costume with an alien chest burster.

Here is a better pic:
Comment by Hugh Kramer on October 23, 2009 at 5:46pm

Q: Do atheists celebrate Halloween? A: Sure. Why pass up an excuse for a party?

Q: But isn't Halloween a religious holiday?
A: Not really. It started out as a celtic pagan holiday called Samhain and eventually became mixed up with the Christian holy day of All Saints, but the pagan parts, the Jack-o'-lanterns, the dressing up as ghosts, witches, etc., predominate. These days it's pretty secular. Even if it weren't, we'd still celebrate it. After all, the Christians weren't shy about appropriating it, or Christmas, or Easter from the pagans.

Q: How do atheists celebrate Halloween?
A: Didn't you see the picture of the baby with a knife in its chest?

More here.
Comment by Jo Jerome on October 18, 2009 at 11:48am
'Mini-Satan!' 8D

And thanks to Stephan Goodwin (and me cleaning off my glasses so I could read the whole web page) I found the link to follow the news stories. Weird; that seems to have been the default for all the pages. Will need to go to all my groups and make sure I'm on the 'follow' list.
Comment by Louis Davout on October 18, 2009 at 12:36am
I shall call you mini-Satan.
Comment by Jo Jerome on October 17, 2009 at 2:32pm
Oooh, and I just noticed that my last comment was the 333rd comment posted. Does that make me half-demon?

On a whole other subject, I'm not getting email notifications anymore when someone starts a discussion in Atheist News. I get it for new discussions in other groups and I get the somebody-commented-on notifications when I hit 'follow.' But no notices when someone starts a new discussion in Atheist News.
Comment by Jo Jerome on October 17, 2009 at 2:24pm
MoJoe - that photo is fantastic! It just went up on my facebook page with the caption:

"And lo, Jesus said unto the oppressed and the sickly; 'If my Heavenly Father truly loved you, your employer would offer affordable health benefits. Suck it up losers and quit bleeding on my good sandals.'"
Comment by Hugh Kramer on October 17, 2009 at 9:03am
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born atheist and feminist, is interviewed by Patt Morrison for the L.A. Times. You can read the interview here.
Comment by Chris Highland on October 16, 2009 at 1:11pm
His "Soles" Keep Marchin' On.
Though he was not an atheist, he was figuratively and literally a Free-thinker. Old John Brown led his racially-mixed insurgents against the slave machine 150 years ago today. Here's what the Nature Chaplain has to say.
Comment by John Secular Smith on October 16, 2009 at 8:52am
Perhaps the conservapedia bible shall read:

And the Lord God spoketh and said unto the people "Lo if you are ill, it is the pain of Satan, and no one of man shall cure you, so stop asking."

-Colbert 5:14
Comment by Louis Davout on October 16, 2009 at 8:17am
lol. I'm sure that will be in the conservapedia version of the bible.
 

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