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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 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

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 Susan Stanko on May 31, 2012 at 12:54pm

I thought it was cancelled after only 2 seasons.

Comment by Tammy S on May 31, 2012 at 12:36pm

Thanks Jessica!

Comment by Tammy S on May 31, 2012 at 12:36pm

SB isn't it amazing how they turn that on and off!  Watching the God Virus videos last night I thought he pretty much summed up how powerful that virus acts upon their minds, just bringing up the topic of their religion brings about a complete change in their personality. I had to think about it, he is absolutely correct. I have found so many people whom I generally enjoy the company of, become monsters when it comes to their religious views, so much so you can't escape them soon enough and feel you need a bath afterward.

Today for instance, I was having a perfectly lovely conversation about science-fiction books with a fella in a mom and pop bookstore, when he felt the need to throw in an "As the Christians say..." I think I went completely deaf after that, I can't figure out where that came from??? It in no way fit into the conversation we were having... I can't even remember what it is he said, they say.... /blink.... 

Comment by Jessica on May 31, 2012 at 12:20pm

It's on the Nexus home page, here is the link.

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 31, 2012 at 12:19pm

Tammy, That's very scary!  Oh well, for a long time I had to deal with a jolly roly poly hippie type who wore mumu-type dresses and who was also reptilian evil inside.... I could swear at one point the human eye rolled back and I saw the reptile eye underneath..... never know.  I don't know about V being cancelled - I got it on netflex, next season not available last time I checked.

Comment by Tammy S on May 31, 2012 at 12:02pm

Joseph I keep trying to move but the force must not be with me! LOL My daughter lives in Raleigh though...

Comment by Tammy S on May 31, 2012 at 12:01pm

Oh SB, we have our lovely Anna types to be sure and just like the lovely queen, when the ugly comes out you better run! One just kept wishing us a 'blessed day' repeatedly as we shopped for books today in that plastic syrupy sweet voice that makes my skin craw....  OY vey! I kept walking around with Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot but of course she never noticed... or it never registered I'm not sure which... vapid, dingy woman...

Did they cancel V again?

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 31, 2012 at 11:56am

Tammy, you are making it sound like the beautiful aliens on "V".  Lovely on the outside, but reptilian under a thin disguise.  Surely that can't be!  :-)  (It was like that in Indiana for me, except most weren't particularly lovely).

Comment by Joseph P on May 31, 2012 at 11:56am

Sounds lovely.  Heh.  You should come up to the Triangle, where we have actual enlightened acceptance.

Comment by Tammy S on May 31, 2012 at 11:54am

I quite like your fantasy SB, I think I'll join you!

@Jessica - Did you put that on the NC page or up top here on the news?

 

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