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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.

I really enjoyed podcasting, so I might do something again in the future. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks guys and gals! It was AMAZING.

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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 Joe Tomberlin on January 6, 2011 at 9:25pm

Oh yeah, and yesterdays proof of god from Bill O'Reilly while talking with Dave Silverman, president of American Atheist.

O'Reilly prooves god with the tides

Bill O'Reilly provides best laugh in weeks with this attempt at a proof for god. Check out Silverman's stunned look. Priceless.

"Tide goes in, tide goes out, never a mis-communication. You can't explain that."
Comment by Joseph P on January 6, 2011 at 9:10pm
  • “Well, I first think that they ought to call a veterinarian, not me. You know, I’m not the religious conspiracy theorist go-to guy particularly. But I think it’s really kind of silly to try to equate birds falling out of the sky with some kind of an end-times theory.”
Yeah, but you do hang out with Ray Comfort, Dude.  That puts you pretty high on the batshit crazy fundie list.  You can't blame CNN for thinking you might have something to say on the subject.  They just should have checked first to make sure you would be their monkey.
Comment by Joe Tomberlin on January 6, 2011 at 8:38pm
I hate to say it, but I have to give Cameron credit for avoiding going down the rabbit hole that Cooper clearly laid in front of him. His first answer - "I think they ought to call a veterinarian, not me", immediately said he wasn't going to play the crazy part here.
Comment by dr kellie on January 6, 2011 at 3:19pm

Even Kirk Cameron has no idea why CNN brought him on to talk about dead birds.  Way to go CNN!

 

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/even-kirk-cameron-has-no-idea-why-cnn-br...

Comment by Chris Whitman on January 4, 2011 at 10:14pm
A big thank you for the podcast. It has really helped me get through the last few weeks at work with all my coworkers getting all hopped up on christ and shit...
Comment by david perry on December 27, 2010 at 12:34am
@Jim.....-hell of an article. I would have thought there'd be a lot on the psychology of conservative religious mania, but I had no idea political conservatism was looked at as almost a pathology(even though I've always thought of it that way myself)by serious researchers.
Comment by david perry on December 25, 2010 at 8:57pm

Thanks for that one.

An older one I've wanted but is out of print is "The Authoritarian Personality" which came out of the "Frankfurt School".

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on December 25, 2010 at 8:53pm

This is quite a find and worth forwarding to the world:

http://faculty.virginia.edu/haidtlab/jost.glaser.political-conserva...

Comment by Joe Dixon on December 23, 2010 at 10:33pm
It's all fixed now!
Comment by Joe Tomberlin on December 23, 2010 at 3:59pm
Not just you, Joe. I only get the intro also.
 

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