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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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Terrorist attack in Sweden, multiple deaths reported.

Started by Lauren Ell. Last reply by Lauren Ell Apr 9. 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. 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

Churches descend into politics

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 18, 2016. 0 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

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

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by k.h. 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

Previously Unpublished Interview with The Hitch

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Ian Mason Feb 13, 2015. 1 Reply

Why Evolution Is True claims to have a 2005…Continue

Tags: Hitchens, Christopher

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

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Comment by Daniel W on March 25, 2017 at 11:18am

Fewer atheist news stories today.

FFRF aiming to remove yet another cross from public land.  This one is in southeast Texas. 

Here's the trailer for that Madalyn Murray O'Hair Netflix movie "The Most Hated Woman in America".  Should be available on Netflix now, I haven't tried to watch yet.  “There’s an absolute steady retreat,” she said in an interview in 1989, “into what I call neofascism – but it’s really old-time fascism – into a robber-baron society and a religiously dominated society, and that’s not cyclical because they have new weapons at hand now, mainly communications technology with which they can rapidly disperse ideas.”

6,500 women in Egypt filed for divorce in 2015 due to their husband's "atheism or change of beleif".  Hard to interpret that phrase.  Buried elsewhere in the article, Egypt has 866 atheists, more than any other middle eastern country.  "Libya has only 34, Sudan 70, Yemen 32, Tunisia 329, Syria 56, Iraq 242, Saudi Arabia 178, Jordan 170, and Morocco 325"  I would take any such numbers with a big grain of salt.

Atheist preaches a respectful sermon in a Brazilian church.   The sermon is in the link.

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 24, 2017 at 11:32pm
Yeah, Bert. it works both ways. It's why we can't let Trump's Betsy DeVos wreck the public schools.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 24, 2017 at 9:08pm

And I really love his corollary. Something to the effect that if ignorance of nature creates gods, knowledge of nature is for their destruction.

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 24, 2017 at 8:29pm
I have Shelley's Necessity of Atheism on my Kindle. I like his thought that in ignorance man creates gods.

I'll get back to it when I finish Lerner's "The Big Bang Didn't Happen". Talk about ignorance....
Comment by Loren Miller on March 24, 2017 at 6:48pm

More like leader-shit...

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 24, 2017 at 5:24pm

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 24, 2017 at 5:12pm

And Paulie. Yeah, you came close, but you ain't playing horseshoes.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 24, 2017 at 5:04pm

And GREAT NEWS!  Repeal of the Affordable Care Act and enactment of the American Health Care Act is OFF THE TABLE!!!  The bill has been pulled from the House floor for lack of votes!

How you like THEM apples, Donnie?!?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 24, 2017 at 4:38pm

Shelley's essay is wonderful.

Comment by Daniel W on March 24, 2017 at 1:54pm

Trying again.

This British writer offered "atheist prayers" for terrorist victims.  There was lots of criticism.  People like to be critics.

Poet Percy Shelly, who lived in the early 1800s, was a known atheist. " The young poet found Christianity detestable, infusing his thoughts on psychology with scientific ideas."   The "Necessity of Atheism".  The article is illustrated by a praying nun :-)

No surprise, religious people have more babies, and some think that means there will be fewer atheists in the future.  I guess than means, everyone stays in the religion they were born into, right?

Despite murder of an outspoken atheist in Hindu India, there are still courageous people who speak out.  "At the end of the event, the 500-strong audience filled up forms pledging to donate their organs."  I just hope they don't have to donate, soon.


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