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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P 4 hours ago. 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

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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P 5 hours ago. 2 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

This Church Service In Tennessee Includes Everything But God

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P 5 hours ago. 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 yesterday. 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 on Friday. 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 on Friday. 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 on Friday. 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 on Friday. 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 on Thursday. 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

‘Pastafarian’ man wins right to wear pasta strainer in driving licence photo

Started by Joe. Last reply by James M. Martin Jul 17. 5 Replies

In today’s day and age, we all need to celebrate the small victories, no matter how weird they may be. That’s why we should all congratulate the Austrian man who has won the right to wear a pasta…Continue

Atheist gives invocation, first since high court decision

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 16. 1 Reply

Quoting philosopher Immanuel Kant and drawing on the words of the Declaration of Independence, Dan Courtney made history before the Greece Town Board.…Continue

Indiana marriage law is discriminatory, US court says in ruling for humanists

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 15. 1 Reply

In a significant victory for nonreligious Americans, the appeals court ordered Indiana to allow secular humanists to officiate at weddings despite a state law barring them from performing nuptials.…Continue

New Rule: Students Who Have a Same-Sex Wedding Can’t Be Mad When Their Christian Schools Expel Them For It

Started by Joe. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 12. 6 Replies

Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma, makes its students sign a “lifestyle covenant” upon acceptance. It’s one of those lists that says you can’t smoke or drink or be in the dorm of the…Continue

Colorado House Candidate: If Atheists Undergo Exorcisms, They’ll Be Fine with Graduation Ceremonies in Church

Started by Joe. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Jul 12. 9 Replies

A news story that is comical and scary at the same time. He could get elected.…Continue

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Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 21, 2012 at 10:30pm

American Atheists' Ken Loukinene goes up against Vatican rep. @ UM Law School!
http://www.law.miami.edu/webcast/video.php?location=Departments&...

Comment by Sandi on March 21, 2012 at 7:53am

Tennessee Science Bill Allowing Discussion Of Creationism In Schools Passes State Senate:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/20/tennessee-science-bill-al_...

Comment by Jeremy on March 18, 2012 at 12:45am

Hey All,

For all those people who have blogs, had blogs or want a chance to blog, but don’t feel you have enough time to post several times a day (which is needed to get a good readership), a number of us are putting together a group blog under http://desktopsimians.com/ and I have started a group discussing how were going focus.

If this sound like something you might be interested in, please feel free to message me with a sample of your work and we can get you on the list under http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/desktopsimians

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 15, 2012 at 8:20pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2012 at 8:56pm

Michael, I knew there was tragedy in their lives, but far more than I understood. A sad story for two remarkable human beings. 

Comment by Michael Lackey on March 10, 2012 at 2:54pm

Joan, The Erdrich/Dorris story is simply awful, too terrible to even imagine.  I don't discuss that in my book.  My focus is primarily on the way Christianity has functioned in the early twentieth century to divest Native Americans and Jews basic human rights.  I examine how this idea functions in Erdrich's novel Tracks, which I consider a stroke of absolute genius.  Talk to you later, michael

Comment by Michael Lackey on March 10, 2012 at 2:51pm

Sentient, It's possible that it's not officially out.  I got my copies on Thursday, which means that the book should be available any day now.  I don't know what kind of gap there is between production and availability, but I suspect that it will be available any day now.  But thanks for alerting me to the problem, michael

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2012 at 2:13pm

Michael, this sounds like a very important book that may help silence the "hitler/atheist" claims. One of your chapters listed Louise Erdrich. I am aware of her writing life with her husband Michael Dorris and  appreciated their challenges, but did not know he committed suicide. I am looking forward to reading your book. Thanks. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on March 10, 2012 at 1:55pm

Michael I searched amazon for your book.  As far as I can tell, you have another title there but not that one.  Looks like it is in prerelease.  I did click on "tell publisher you would like it on kindle".  Please correct me if I am wrong.  Daniel

Comment by Sentient Biped on March 10, 2012 at 1:49pm

Michael, it sounds fascinating, as does your other work.  I will see if I can buy a download via amazon.  Just a reminder, whenever people buy via the Amazon link on nexus - on the right sidebar, looks like the image below.  Then some $$ goes to support this website.   Thanks for posting.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/page/amazon-links

 

 

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