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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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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. 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 Joan Denoo on August 23, 2017 at 1:54pm

I had two wonderful adventures in Turkey and found the people friendly and welcoming. I talked to many women about their lives, played "marbles" using pebbles in the street with children, ate the most delicious foods, smelled the aromas of foods with unfamiliar herbs and spices, heard the daily call to prayer and music with a haunting melody, and saw historic places with strange names. I loved Turkey and its people. The experiences, people, places, foods, sounds, were exotic, to say the least, but I felt I was in the 13th Century

The drivers in Turkey seemed insane to me; they used their horn as much as their brakes, and cut in where no space between cars existed. 

Their architecture is absolutely stunning with exotic forms and bright colors. 

I watched the Sufi dancers and was mesmerized by simply watching them. 

Comment by Loren Miller on August 23, 2017 at 8:57am

Damn, Bertold.  My impression is that Turkey is moving BACKWARDS ... and in the opinion of some, they no longer belong in NATO.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 23, 2017 at 8:44am

In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall


Comment by Doc on August 9, 2017 at 9:07pm

If you want a more modern view from people living there, check out Corey Gil-Shuster's videos on YouTube.  He receives questions from viewers and takes those questions, one by one, to the streets, to ask real and random people.  Though it's not a scientific survey, it is enlightening in many ways.

Comment by Doc on August 9, 2017 at 9:05pm

Regarding peace between Israel and its neighbors, perhaps Golda Meir said it best:  "We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us."  She was Prime Minister of Israel.  (The U.S.A. still hasn't had a female president.)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali said the Koran forbids a Jewish state, because it forbids Jews and Christians be treated as equals.  [All others are infidels, of course, worthy of conversion or execution.]

These, and the warrior culture of two eyes for an eye, etc., among the Arabs, who value their pride and ego over life, to the point of murdering female relatives for presumed un-chaste behavior, have a lot to do with the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

And so does propaganda, like that which changed the name of this issue to the Israeli-Palestinian War.  We can thank Arafat for that.  His uncle, the former Mufti of Jerusalem, was very close with Hitler, though, so it isn't surprising.

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 8, 2017 at 1:39pm

   I've have had 6 doctors of Muslim faith and I will tell you that all of them have nothing but genuine interest in my health and often ask how my family is doing. Their bedside manner is far more personal and warm than the white American doctors.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2017 at 1:21pm

Carl, thanks, I think! No! I don't think any of it makes sense! The explanations make it more chaotic.  

According to Chaos Theory, chaos generates heat, which makes actions. It seems the only actions they can come up with are violence, bombs, and bullets.  With violent Muslim on the march, there doesn't appear to be many prospects towards peace. 

What about the peaceful Muslim? Do they offer any hope?

The Muslims I know exhibits outstanding character qualities. They own businesses, serve their customers well, and their restaurants offer outstanding food. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2017 at 11:28am

Ian, Yes, religion kills progress in so many ways, and this dreadful one pulls in neighbors and the mighty powers that created Israel because of Israeli suffering, and their "promise" from god that they owned the land. 

Yes, and Islami countries have a way of persuading people to join them with their powerful use of sword and fable. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2017 at 11:18am

 Craigart14, thank you for the clear description of the Palestinian and the Israeli history. You would think that after repairing the damages and burying the dead of one war, they would begin to think of the price they paid for their efforts. After two or three wars, one would start to wonder if they like war more than peace. 

What would it take for the two enemies to listen to each other, begin to negotiate and compromise in the interest of peace?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 8, 2017 at 10:03am

Atheists Denounce White House Bible Study At Taxpayer Expense

Progressive Secular Humanist

  • … It can’t be considered proper or in keeping with American values for government officials to get together on taxpayer time to study a book that condones slavery and the subjugation of women and the eternal torture and torment of people who don’t believe like you. So even if it doesn’t violate the Constitution directly, it certainly violates that core principle of American government, the separation of state and church.

--Freedom from Religion attorney Andrew Seidel


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