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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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'No promo homo' laws affect millions of students across U.S. (NBC News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 10. 6 Replies

Annabeth Mellon said the sexual education lessons she received at her rural Alabama middle school were inadequate at best. “They separated men and women in two different rooms,” she told NBC News.…Continue

Tags: alternative, homosexuality, Alabama, LGBTQ, education

Thousands of teens will undergo 'conversion therapy' in near future, study estimates (NBC News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever Jan 28. 7 Replies

Tens of thousands of LGBTQ youth currently between the ages of 13 and 17 will undergo gay "conversion therapy" from a licensed health care professional, religious adviser or spiritual leader before…Continue

Tags: conversion therapy

Poland moves to end Sunday shopping

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 29, 2017. 1 Reply

Religion-specific blue laws aren't just a relic of the past, unfortunately. Catholic Herald …Continue

Tags: church and state, Sunday shopping, blue laws

Churches descend into politics

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 28, 2017. 3 Replies

Simon Brown posted this, as he left five years with Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.…, I am especially saddened on a personal level by Trump’s…Continue

Tags: Johnson Amendment repeal

Terrorist attack in Sweden, multiple deaths reported.

Started by Lauren Ell. Last reply by Lauren Ell Apr 9, 2017. 2 Replies

Hijacked truck plowed into people on one of…Continue

Tags: Islam, Stockholm, Terrorism, Sweden

Christian Jihad Poised

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck Mar 4, 2017. 3 Replies

While Trump has flip-flopped on a variety of issues, Pence has been a reliable stalwart throughout his public life in the cause of Christian jihad.…Continue

Tags: US theocracy, government overthrow, Christian supremacist movement

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

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by kathy: ky Oct 26, 2016. 18 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

FABULOUS Article in US News!

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Joseph P Jan 9, 2016. 21 Replies

Good Without God in 2016 Media should…Continue

A straight up truth from Pope Frankie's mouth!

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Gerald Payne Dec 3, 2015. 12 Replies

Pope says fundamentalism is 'disease of all religions'Aboard the papal plane (AFP) - Pope Francis said fundamentalism is "a disease of all religions", including the Roman Catholic Church, as he…Continue

Tags: Fundamentalism, Catholic, Vatican

Valerie Tarico Interviews Chris Johnson, Creator of Atheist-Themed Book and Documentary Film, A Better Life

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Aug 31, 2015. 25 Replies

I hadn't run across the name Chris Johnson before reading this article from Alternet/Salon, but Johnson published A Better Life last year, a coffee table book in which he details the lives of various…Continue

Tags: morality, atheism

This Church Service In Tennessee Includes Everything But God

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 4, 2015. 8 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

Atheists Become More Visible and Vocal in Zambia

Started by Daniel W Jul 3, 2015. 0 Replies

Institute for Ethics and Emerging  Technologies. is a very religious nation... officially declared a…Continue

Tags: skepticism in Africa

Norway Accuses Catholic Church of Fraud.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 2, 2015. 11 Replies

We all know the Catholic Church is a fraud everywhere, and in many ways.  It's nice to see they were caught with their financial pants down, instead of the other kind.…Continue

Tags: Catholic Fraud

Brother Kills Brother Over Ramadan Fasting

Started by Pat. Last reply by Joseph P Jun 26, 2015. 9 Replies

Well, the religion of peace has shone its amity and kindness yet once…Continue

Warren city Atheist sues to set up alternative to prayer station at city hall

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 16, 2015. 6 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

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2018 at 5:08pm

>I hope you are okay with that.

Gee whiz, Tom, it warms my cockles to know you care!

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 25, 2018 at 4:43pm

Joan, your account of those women brought tears to my eyes. (Damned empathy, but I want to keep it.)

BTW, I’ve lost a few long posts so I now write / dictate them into word processer documents and when finished copy them to reply boxes.

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 25, 2018 at 4:27pm

Cockeyed Pessimist Bert, it’s thin but neither side gets 100%.

I hope you are okay with that.

In Mississippi and about 49 other states they outnumber us.

Realist Tom.

[pun intended]

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2018 at 4:02pm

That last item is a pretty thin bright side, Tom.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on January 25, 2018 at 3:52pm

Don’t be disappointed that the Mississippi legislator who introduced the Ten Commandments bill is a Democrat.

He might be pandering to Republican voters, so be disappointed only if the voters who elected him are Democrat.

Note also that the bill says TEACHERS AND STUDENTS who don’t want to recite the Commandments will be excused without penalty.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 25, 2018 at 3:43pm

I have to believe that the FFRF, Americans United, American Atheists and the ACLU will be all over this like white on rice.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2018 at 3:33pm

Separation anxiety!

Mississippi Bill Would Force Teachers to Recite the Ten Commandments Every Day


Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2018 at 2:14pm

The 'Underground Railroad' To Save Atheists
A vision to protect those persecuted for non-religion


The Atlantic

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 26, 2017 at 11:39pm

Joan, thanks so much for your interesting and thoughtful reply.  I asked my question because I was curious how you viewed the different religions and practices you encountered as you traveled around.  It sounds like the personal stories of the women you met who suffered horribly as a result of religion made a big impact on your road to reason.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2017 at 8:10pm

Carl, Part two of my response: 

The mother sewed up the labia so that the girl not only lost her clitoris; she was closed too tightly so that menstrual flow could not escape her body and was absorbed. She developed an infection that nearly took her life. She survived, married, and her husband forced his penis through her scarred labia, tearing it open. She developed further infections. She was barren, could have no children, so her husband threw her out as did her parents. These were the customs of her tribe. 

Somehow, she ran into the group, Women Helping Women, they gave her health care, food, housing and an education. She became a teacher and this day we sat in the shade of the beautiful temple at Cape Sounion.

From these two discussions, I came to my "ABCTVs" "Attitudes, Beliefs, Customs, Traditions, and Values. 

From where do VALUES  come and how can one identify them? Individuals, born into a society with ATTITUDES  about women that place them in second class citizenship or personhood, with BELIEFS  that they have the rights and responsibilities to take actions that may be detrimental to a person's mental or emotional being. Join these factors with CUSTOMS  that come from ancient sources, sometimes from primitive tribes, and TRADITIONS deeply embedded in the hearts and minds of people, there is no escape. From the time a child is born, parents, family, and society indoctrinated him or her into their tribe. 

Observe the behavior, listen to the words people chose and one can deduce their value system. 

Attitudes + Beliefs + Customs + Traditions, = Values.


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