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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.

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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Previously Unpublished Interview with The Hitch

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Ian Mason Feb 13. 1 Reply

Why Evolution Is True claims to have a 2005…Continue

Tags: Hitchens, Christopher

Humanist Marriage "Demonic?" - Angry Christian Rails Against Humanism — This Atheist’s Polite Response Is Perfect

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 9. 7 Replies

British TV Show The Big Questions showed Discuss Jesus founder Taiwo Adewuyi holding forth hilariously on how "humanist marriage," legal in Scotland but not in England, is demonic. He gets his…Continue

Lawsuit: State trooper preached about Jesus during traffic stop (

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 12, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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

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Comment by Joseph P on March 13, 2015 at 3:45pm

Likewise.  I think the preachers mostly know better, at least the very successful ones.  You don't have to be a fraud, deliberately manipulating people to your own advantage, in order to be successful preacher ... but it helps.

I think that the higher you get in the ranks of popular preachers and apologists, the more likely they are to be frauds.  Kent Hovind, Ray Comfort, Benny Hinn, and the like may actually believe in a god of some sort, but they have to know that they're being dishonest about their methods and claims, at some level.  I'm sure that many other high-level preachers are similarly dishonest, but I wouldn't know how to begin analyzing their public personas to guess which ones.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 13, 2015 at 3:16pm

I'm not convinced they [the leaders] "feel" persecuted. It's bullshit and they know it, but they've gotten by very nicely on pure high-octane bullshit for 2000 years, so why quit now? 

Comment by sk8eycat on March 13, 2015 at 1:57pm

Ian, there are types of people, xian and non-xian, who crave feeling persecuted.  It makes them feel important.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 13, 2015 at 1:26pm

"You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one". You're not alone, Joan.

Xtians misinterpret the possible erosion of special treatment as a "war" on  them, Bertold. Childish whining, in my opinion from those who might lose their ill-gotten, tax-excempt fortunes.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 12, 2015 at 9:13am
Comment by sk8eycat on February 28, 2015 at 1:52am

I forgot to say that I am also mourning the death of Leonard Nimoy...he WAS "Star Trek," as far as I'm concerned.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2015 at 1:06am

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2015 at 1:04am

Good night everybody. This string has been very stimulating and I hope that the same discussions are going on in atheist, christian, muslim talk. Maybe if enough of us start talking together the notion will spread and agree to make major changes. 

I can't remember if I sent this playlist but here is Richard Wolff with his explanation of how our economic world got into such a mess and some things we can do. 

Good night 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2015 at 12:27am

James, indeed, ISIS concerns all reasonable people. As ISIS ratchets up its violence, christians think they have justification to ratchet up their actions. An escalation the planet cannot support. 

There was a time in christian history that men left their homes, families and business to ravage the Muslims. The Christians were as cruel as Muslims are today. Although the religions are different, even tho based on Abraham, they both have strong beliefs. We also know that Christians can be brutal in their treatment of slaves and serfs. 

It seems to me that everyone is harmed by all the violence and mayhem. Certainly, we can learn how to survive and thrive. The big bullies to get are the oligarchy that would make serfs of us all. Then the fundamentalists have to be stopped. 

I know I dream of a utopia and I make no apology for doing so. I know from personal experience that families can learn how to live in harmony. Get religion out of the way and communities and maybe nations can learn how to participate in a spirit of caring. 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 27, 2015 at 11:11pm

The fact that they are killing journalists and bloggers who are reporting the truth about the slap-dash, plagiarized religion called "Islam" has been bothering and depressing me for months.

The mainstream media in our own country has become so chicken-shirt that they are afraid to print, or report, in detail just how widespread and vicious the True Believers really are.  And they seem to be in the majority, NOT a small group (or groups) who have "hijacked" Islam.  The peaceful, or moderate, Muslims are a distinct minority (IMO), and they can't leave their religion AT ALL.  That's a capital crime in their way of thinking.

We have some across-the-street neighbors who came here from Pakistan more than 35 years ago.  They are ordinary people,  somewhat observant, at least they fast during Ramadan, but Mrs. Hussein does NOT wear a head scarf, for one thing, nor does the Mr. wear traditional robes.  They are just nice people. 

I've never asked them why they emigrated; I didn't want to be a nosy neighbor.  Their sons were born here...very sad.  The oldest died more than 10 years ago of some type of cancer, and the younger (about 25 now) has Fragile X Syndrome.  He w ill always be a child.

We have never discussed religion or politics...I hate to pry...they may have seen what was developing in Pakistan after India was partitioned, and came to the US to get away from it all right after they were married.

BUT I take the killing of journalists VERY personally.  And I am angry.


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