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Hey guys.

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.

I really enjoyed podcasting, so I might do something again in the future. I'll keep you posted.

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Lawsuit: State trooper preached about Jesus during traffic stop (

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 12. 51 Replies

I am just going to get out of the way of this one ... though when I saw the headline on…Continue

Tags: police, Indiana, proselytize

S.E. Cupp: I’m a ‘Better’ Atheist than Bill Maher

Started by Joe. Last reply by Regina Goodwin Oct 12. 45 Replies

In a new online video for Crossfire the pundit makes the claim that conservative atheists are actually “better” than liberal ones,…Continue

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Pat Sep 20. 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

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2012 at 2:25am

Sadly, yes, violence appears in all kinds of relationships and when it happens between people who need to trust and care for one another, the pain runs so deeply, it is difficult to change. My experience has been that very few families build healthy families after experiencing loss of trust and care. Many couples make heroic efforts to change but there are so many triggers, the old patterns too often return.

The healthiest family I have ever been with is a lesbian couple with three children born of one of the women and the other functioned as her partner. They are almost grown now, do well in school, sports, music, and have great friends. I wish all families could have such environments. 

Comment by TNT666 on March 29, 2012 at 9:57pm

I used to have romantic notions about the rational performance of homosexuals, be it in child rearing, violence, etc. But through the years, I've gotten over that. Homosexual couples experience domestic violence at similar rates to heterosexual couples. So it's not about "they" or "us" being better or not... just saying.

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 29, 2012 at 8:24pm

Hey SB. I say let "them" have the kids and grandkids. At least I'll know that they will be loved, and raised to be rational, thinking, caring individuals, not indoctrinated to spew a hateful, judgemental, diatribe meant to degrade, revile, and crush others. Oh wait, I just learned "them" is the gay community. Well, that changes absoloutely NOTHING! The gay community will do a better job, any day of the week, and twice on Sunday. What an asshat!

Comment by Daniel W on March 29, 2012 at 3:25pm

Another FOS (friend of Santorum): Scares the Bejesus outa me.


"Jesus, put this holy Papist into the presidency, even though we've preached for centuries that the pope is the antichrist and his followers are demons"

Comment by P.J. Simons on March 29, 2012 at 12:56pm

To my fellow Nexians, I put out a little news letter called "The More Or Less Daily Quotes & Cartoon.  Anyone interested in being copied on it, please let me know..

Comment by Daniel W on March 27, 2012 at 10:27pm

Oops.  It's "National organization...."  Freudian slip - i said "normal".

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 27, 2012 at 9:41pm

OK, if NOM wants to develop wedge issues to split people with common interests, perhaps a focusing on diversity is timely. Celebrate our differences as we work for a common good. If LBGTs, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians, Atheists, Agnostics, FreeThinkers, Irreligious, Naturalists, Skeptics, Secular Humanists, Spiritual Humanists, nationalities, scientists, young and old, rich and poor, educated and uneducated, and whatever else that makes one different, stood united as being non-believers, the wedge can be prevented. 


Comment by Doc on March 27, 2012 at 9:22pm

Politics doesn't get much dirtier than that, does it?  Rebiblicans are desperate.  When will they finally have enough rope to hang themselves?  The sooner the better!

Comment by Daniel W on March 27, 2012 at 8:54pm

To avoid double posting, I'll just place a link here to the gay group discussion.  Briefly:  The antimarriage group, NOM (Normal Organisation for Marriage) was forced by the Maine court to open their internal documents; some of those documents are now published.  NOM's strategic plan was to use Black and Hispanic spokespeople as shills to speak against gay marriage - thinking then LGBT people would call Black people "bigots" and cause the fall of the Democratic party, Obama, and gay perverts.  Oops.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 24, 2012 at 10:31am

Mock kidnapping:  "If anyone was ever uncomfortable, they would be removed"

Ha!  I'll bet they were all more than uncomfortable.


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