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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.

Thanks guys and gals! It was AMAZING.

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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat 9 hours ago. 8 Replies

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

Public Official: I Would Go to Jail over Jesus' Name

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P 10 hours ago. 5 Replies

Frazier made waves when she defied U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles' order that banned the Board of Carrol County Commissioners from opening meetings with prayers to Jesus, which they had done…Continue

There are states where you technically can’t hold public office if you’re an Atheist

Started by Joe. Last reply by James M. Martin 12 hours ago. 7 Replies

Eight state constitutions include restrictions on people who don’t believe in a supreme being. In Arkansas, denying the existence of God means you can’t hold civil office or testify in court, while…Continue

How religious are your neighbours? New interactive map of Britain can tell you…

Started by Joe on Monday. 0 Replies

The map, called DataShine was created by Oliver O’Brien at UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and shows, among other things, the atheist hot-spots around the UK.…Continue

14 More Companies That Likely Will Deny Employees Birth Control

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P on Sunday. 7 Replies

Monday's Supreme Court decision likely frees them to deny contraception coverage to their employees if they have religious objections.…Continue

Atheist in Nigeria forced to spend 18 days in a psychiatric ward was freed on Tuesday

Started by Joe. Last reply by Plinius on Saturday. 2 Replies

Mr Bala was freed on Tuesday following a strike at the hospital which also saw a number of other patients discharged.…Continue

Map: Publicly Funded Schools That Are Allowed to Teach Creationism.

Started by Joe. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Saturday. 2 Replies

Thousands of schools in states across the country can use taxpayer money to cast doubt on basic science.…Continue

Supreme Court Grants Evangelical College Plea On Contraception Rule

Started by Joe on Saturday. 0 Replies

A divided Supreme Court on Thursday allowed, at least for now, an evangelical college in Illinois that objects to paying for contraceptives in its health plan to avoid filling out a government…Continue

Texas Atheists Demand Right To Deliver Invocations At Government Meetings

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Jul 3. 3 Replies

The city of Rowlett’s current policy…Continue

Port Authority of Allegheny County Owes Atheist Groups $60,000 in Settlement After Rejecting Its Bus Ads

Started by Joe Jul 3. 0 Replies

What made the Atheists’ case especially compelling was that the Port Authority rejected the message saying that “noncommercial ads” were not allowed… even though they ran such ads from plenty of…Continue

Mississippi's Religious Freedom Restoration Act goes into effect, sparking protests

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Jul 3. 6 Replies

The law says the government cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices and added “in God we trust” to the state seal.…Continue

Supreme Court will not intervene in fight over San Diego’s Mount Soledad cross

Started by Joe. Last reply by John Jubinsky Jul 3. 2 Replies

The U.S. Supreme Court has for the second time declined to take up the question of whether the cross atop a San Diego war memorial constitutes an illegal endorsement of religion by the federal…Continue

Supreme Court Rules In Hobby Lobby Case, Delivering Blow To Birth Control Coverage

Started by Joe. Last reply by Luara Jul 1. 5 Replies

Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned craft supply chain store, and Conestoga Wood Specialties Store, a Pennsylvania wood manufacturer owned by a family of Mennonites, challenged the contraception mandate…Continue

England scraps compulsory Christian assemblies in schools because they are 'meaningless' in 21st Century, say governors.

Started by Joe. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 30. 2 Replies

The move was welcomed by the British Humanist Association, whose leaders include the Atheist science Professor Richard Dawkins, and the philosopher AC Grayling. …Continue

Judge Rules Against Public High School Teacher Who Was Promoting Christianity in the Classroom

Started by Joe. Last reply by Warren Jappe Jun 28. 1 Reply

The lawsuit was prompted by a student’s complaint to the Freedom From Religion Foundation.…Continue

Navy Chaplains Obstruct Religious Liberty

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 25. 1 Reply

Just last month, the Navy Chief of Chaplains rejected the application of Jason Heap, a highly qualified chaplain candidate who would have been the first Humanist military chaplain.…Continue

Atheists, the “Ultimate Other” in Turkey

Started by Joe Jun 24. 0 Replies

Atheism Association gives support to non-believers in Turkey. A survey in the article finds that Atheist are preferred as neighbors over people who drink alcohol, or couples who are unmarried. …Continue

Nigeria: Ex-Muslim faces execution for being an Atheist:

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 24. 9 Replies

In Nigeria an outspoken Atheist and ex-Muslim was beaten by his family, placed in a psychiatric hospital and now faces possible execution.…Continue

What god does to your brain

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 23. 1 Reply

fw.to/sOsgIgPWhat God does to your brain | via @Telegraph…Continue

Kevin Pack: Indiana Teacher Allegedly Fired For Being An Atheist

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 23. 1 Reply

According to Pack’s claim, he was fired from the school for expressing his religious non-belief, which allegedly caused troubles with principal Gerald Rasler.…Continue

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Comment by Paula T. on April 26, 2011 at 7:32pm
My son has watched nearly every episode - has been watching the weekly show, but has also gone through the archives.  I try to watch the clips on YouTube to save time.  My son told me not to bother watching anything prior to episode 545 or so.  I find some of them the most entertaining  lol
Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 7:18pm

Cool.  There are random videos of some of the material, here and there, but the videos he makes are separate from his books.  He did a series for the BBC, a few years ago.

 

http://www.atheist-experience.com/archive/

 

They go back to 2004.  If you want more nonsensical Christians calling and making asses of themselves, you want the older episodes.  You get the occasional apologist with half a brain, but most theists are ... a little inane.

Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 6:52pm

Cool, I took a short trip through Paganism, myself.  I never believed in anything, including the Paganism, but it was a last look around the theological landscape for anything with any vague potential for truth, before calling bullshit on the whole concept.

 

Also, among ex-Christian groupings, the female/male ratio is much better amongst Pagans/Wiccans.  :-D

 

Cool deal, learning about Evolution.  Fortunately, I was buried in science and took well to it, while I was young.  Have you read 'The Greatest Show on Earth'?  It's a good primer, and then Dawkins's earlier books address the nuts and bolts more.  There are plenty of other good books on the subject, but Dawkins has such a beautiful writing voice.

 

Working your way through the Atheist Experience archive is also a good way to see debate with theists, outside of the formal debate structure.

Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 6:25pm

Oh yeah, theists are a non-stop riot.  The mockery never gets old, because the theists keep doing insane shit.

 

How long ago did you break free?

Comment by Pat Burke on April 26, 2011 at 6:06pm

Perhaps they just thought the (heathen) Mayans were getting a little too much airtime and concocted this pre-emptive strike.

As for excuses, they need only spin the wheel of historical rapture misfortune. History is replete with excuses.

Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 5:41pm
Either way, though, I'm sure the tail end of your comment will turn out to be accurate, in some respect.  We're going to get a lot more silliness like this, throughout 2012.
Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 5:37pm
Surely they can get a spin-doctor on loan from the Republican Party?
Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 5:17pm
It can't be something that simple.  They've got to have something planned to make the failure of the Rapture work to their benefit.  Even if Harold Camping isn't a cynical old basterd who's manipulating people for their money, he's got to have a few realists on his staff who are planning a few moves ahead.
Comment by Susan Stanko on April 26, 2011 at 5:12pm
That they miscalculated of course.
Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 5:09pm
I'm still looking forward to hearing what the hell the idiots are going to say on May 22nd.  They've GOT to have the spin prepared.  I just can't see what it could possibly be.
 

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