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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 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.
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on April 26, 2011 at 8:52am
 

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