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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Luara 2 hours ago. 12 Replies

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

Atheist TV Officially Launches; David Silverman Criticizes History Channel for Presenting Bible as History

Started by Joe. Last reply by Patricia 4 hours ago. 4 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

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P yesterday. 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 yesterday. 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 on Tuesday. 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 on Tuesday. 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 on Tuesday. 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 on Monday. 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

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

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Comment by Wes Bonez on March 27, 2011 at 7:57pm
Joe you missed out this weekend.
Comment by Danladi Dele Agbeyo on March 27, 2011 at 7:38am
I was amazed to learn that she made that speech, as far back as 1965. She must be such an exceptionally brave woman, bold and downright blunt to have uttered those 'bitter truth' words to her audience, 46 years ago. I respect her guts.
Comment by Dean Jones on March 27, 2011 at 7:20am
I think the word you intended was 'mystique'.
Comment by Christopher Baughman on March 27, 2011 at 5:03am
I haven't seen many videos or heard all that much audio of her. What little I've heard came from documentaries about her kidnapping and death. Other then that I don't particularly know all that much about her. Thus as I said how hard would it be to make any of us seem negative from careful compiling of our life's work in regards to atheism.
Comment by TNT666 on March 27, 2011 at 4:59am

"Shrill and annoying"

Wow, how different our perceptions are!!! When I listen to her I find her voice low enough that she sounds male! I don't find her annoying either... hmm, human perceptions... so unreliable!

Comment by Christopher Baughman on March 27, 2011 at 4:48am
What vids I saw of her have done an excellent job of making her seem shrill and annoying. But then again how hard would it be to compile footage like that of ourselves if we became prominent spokespeople for atheism?
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 27, 2011 at 2:59am
You've got me on all issues. Whether she was a thief, cheat, a charlatan, can be a figment of someone's imagination. She just sounded like a tough cookie. I do stand on my choice of the word manipulation. The several articles I read and my memory of her fits that descriptor. I don't know why I used the word "mystic". That is not what I perceived from the articles and it is not what I would state as an attribute of hers. The murder certainly was a mystery, especially after discovering what happened to her and her family. Anyway, I stand corrected and yield your points.
Comment by TNT666 on March 27, 2011 at 2:31am
The campaign of hate that was raged against her because she dared be feminist, atheist, sexual, and eccentric, years before it was cool to be even ONE of those, would insure most internet resources be heavily weighted against her. I would not trust the internet to provide a fair assessment of who she was. She seemed like a brutally direct and candid person, IMO, those are not the characteristics of manipulative people. Manipulators are smooth talkers and wildly popular. I don't think her murder gives her 'mystic'??? I look at it as simply being grizzly and mishandled by authorities, as is the norm when activists are murdered. In this regard I salute all activists in the good ole USA cuz to be a TRUE activist there will get you killed, so it takes quite a bit of guts. You know you're not a democratic country when ...
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 27, 2011 at 1:41am
I've just finished reading some things about her on line and she sounds like an ambitious manipulator. I couldn't get the tapes, I got adv. instead. Would very much like to hear her speeches or read her writings. If she was as bad as on line articles described her, it is no wonder people treat atheists with trepidation. Her grizzly death just adds to the mystic. If anyone finds some good material let me know.
Comment by Joseph P on March 26, 2011 at 6:39pm
Ohhhhhhhh.  Nice.  I should look up some of her stuff.  I've heard a lot about her, but I've never actually heard from her.
 

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