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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.

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A Christian Nationalist Blitz (Katherine Stewart - NY Times)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jun 3. 7 Replies

America’s Christian nationalists have a new plan for advancing their legislative goals in state capitols across the country. Its stated aim is to promote “religious freedom.” Not shy, they call it…Continue

Tags: New York Times, Christian Nationalism, Project Blitz, Dominion

Churches descend into politics

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 24. 6 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

'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

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. ieet.org...Zambia 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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on August 2, 2018 at 12:25pm

Good going Richard Dawkins.

Comment by Patricia on August 1, 2018 at 3:04pm

As long as the kids read. Our sons read as kids, but our daughter only read what she had to for school......she hated, & still hates to read.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 1, 2018 at 2:43pm

Finally a bit of good news--

Richard Dawkins is Writing The God Delusion for Kids and People Are Already Mad

By Hemant Mehta

  • Richard Dawkins said over the weekend that he’s working on two new books, both of which are essentially The God Delusion for a younger audience.

 

    I’m actively working on 2 new books. Outgrowing God is Atheism for Teenagers. Second one (illustrated) is Atheism for Children. It still needs a title. Maybe OMG I think I’m an Atheist. Both will be seen by some as blasphemous. And as hate speech, simply for telling the truth.

 

    — Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) July 28, 2018

 

  • While the titles may be in flux, the concepts are not. While it’s not surprising for the author of a book that sold millions of copies to milk that cow and write a children’s version, it makes particular sense for Dawkins to do it since he said, controversially, in The God Delusion that pushing a religious label on children is a form of mental child abuse.
Comment by Loren Miller on May 18, 2018 at 3:22pm

I've heard rumors from FFRF about attempting to create "Better News Clubs" to counter the after-hours crap which the GNCs have been pulling.  Thus far, not a lot of substance.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 18, 2018 at 3:03pm

ACTIVISM ALERT: Panda Express Assisting Predatory Good News Clubs

Patheos

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 13, 2018 at 1:24pm

From Scientific American--

The Number of Americans with No Religious Affiliation Is Rising

The rise of the atheists

By Michael Shermer | Scientific American April 2018 Issue

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 11, 2018 at 6:58pm

Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z
Barna

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]

 

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