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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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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 on Tuesday. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

Previously Unpublished Interview with The Hitch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 (Indystar.com)

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

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Comment by Jessica Berman on February 20, 2012 at 1:02pm
Do the Mormons have a list of those baptized? My great grand parents and great aunt were killed In Lithuania by the SS, and since they kept immaculate records you can now find exactly the date they were shot and which mass grave. Since the Mormons target Holocaust victims I want to stop them from baptizing them. I know it's meaningless but I find it very creepy and rude, and demeans their memory.
Comment by Joseph P on February 19, 2012 at 6:19pm

And a week after that, we have Rock Beyond Belief, in Fort Bragg, NC.  Should be a big year.

Comment by Joe Tomberlin on February 19, 2012 at 6:10pm

Maria, the Reason Rally has been in the works for a long time. I don't know if calling it a big coming out party is on target or not, but I'm sure any and all press on the topic will just swell the crowd and help get our message out. Even though much of the press will be derogatory, particularly from faux news, We are a large and growing demographic, and it's time we claim the political recognition we are due. This rally will help.

Comment by Maria Rodriguez on February 19, 2012 at 2:08pm

Have any of you read this news?

"Atheists bill big names for 'coming out' party in capital"

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/16/10429346-atheists-bill...

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 19, 2012 at 1:10pm

"Elie Wiesel calls on Mitt Romney to make Mormon Church stop proxy baptisms of Jews"

Please put my name on the "Do not baptize" list. 

http://vodpod.com/watch/16094151-wash-post-elie-wiesel-calls-on-mit...

Comment by Susan Stanko on February 19, 2012 at 11:35am

If that was there intention then they didn't have a chance.  No one was allowed within blocks of the church.  They were ensuring it was a private affair.

Comment by Joseph P on February 18, 2012 at 7:10pm

Ah, wacky.  Yeah, I can't blame them for splitting the hell away from those guys.  One of my local groups schismed over less.

 

Well, maybe not less.  The Libertarians were getting really damned annoying.

Comment by Nancy Norton on February 18, 2012 at 5:27pm

If I remember correctly, it was "Black Atheists of Atlanta" that was extremely homophobic. I think the group mentioned in the video was "Black Non-believers of Atlanta" which I think formed as an alternative to them because of that.

Comment by Joseph P on February 18, 2012 at 11:08am

Have their dropped their homophobic stance?  They used to be aggressively against anything gay.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 18, 2012 at 10:41am

SA's video is one of the most refreshing things I've seen in a long while.  I would genuinely enjoy seeing more like that in the future.

 

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