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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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Lawsuit: State trooper preached about Jesus during traffic stop (Indystar.com)

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 Loren Miller on November 5, 2011 at 10:29am

Do the believers have a right to believe, regardless of the belief's irrationality?  Yes.

Do they have a right to impact another with their belief?  NO!

How many times do I have to say this?  Your right to wave your belief about Ends At Someone Else's NOSE!!!

Comment by Paula T. on November 5, 2011 at 10:12am

How do these bills get so twisted?  This makes me ashamed of being a Michigan resident.  My sons were taught NEVER to tease, but rather to treat others how they want to be treated.  They were taught to accept people for who they are.  That's one thing I won't tolerate - bullying - and if I saw it go on when I worked in my sons' school, I put a stop to it immediately.  

Two steps forward, one step back :(

Comment by Daniel W on November 5, 2011 at 9:57am
those people are total assholes.  if the Michigan voters continue to support them, what does that say about the voters?
Comment by Loren Miller on November 5, 2011 at 9:44am
This goes beyond obstructionism and into whole new territory ... or maybe I should say, "madness."  WTF, indeed.
Comment by Joseph P on November 5, 2011 at 8:51am
What the fuck?
Comment by Doc on November 5, 2011 at 8:12am

"Why is religion getting a pass?"

From article, here:  http://www.atheistroundtable.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=mdmc5go3....

Republicans in Michigan senate turn a Democratic no-bullying bill into a Christian pro-bullying bill and pass it!  Must read.

Comment by Geoffrey Goodwin on October 29, 2011 at 11:55am

After all this seriousness, a bit of levity quite out of context.

Have you heard of the dyslexic, agnostic, insomniac who laid awake all night wondering if there really was a dog.

Comment by Geoffrey Goodwin on October 28, 2011 at 6:37pm

When the US forced world wide free trade too fast, it opened the opportunity for US corporations to export a vast number of US jobs and technologies to third world low wage countries. This enabled the corporations to greatly increase their profits, in the hands of a smaller number of individuals.

The corporations then moved their headquarters to low tax or no tax offshore locations, so that the profits they made could be distributed tax free.

This has caused a loss of intellectual property, huge unemployment, the concentration of wealth in fewer and fewer individuals and a great loss of tax income, hence the the country's unsustainable debt burden.

Just where the blame lies, the administration? The Federal Reserve? the big banks? Wall street or the corporations that have abandoned the country is debatable.

I think that stupid trade decisions by various administrations, greed on the part of corporations, bad control of the money supply by the Fed. and poor lending practices by the banks have created the perfect storm which will result in hyper inflation and the replacement of the US dollar as the world's reserve currency.

Comment by TNT666 on October 24, 2011 at 10:26pm
I'm also bored by empty threats of revolution, I want the real thing... down with corporatism and police brutality.
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2011 at 9:28pm
"I'm not moving" presents the reasonable, thoughtful, compassionate words of our government and the photos reveal hypocrisy of the highest order.  In the 1960s I marched in Washington, DC, peacefully, and was hit up the side of my head by mounted police with billy clubs. A real radicalizing event.
 

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