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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.

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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 Joan Denoo on June 15, 2015 at 9:23pm

Anne Gaylor inspired so many of us and give courage to speak out against the ravages of religion. I will miss her. 

Comment by sk8eycat on June 15, 2015 at 8:30pm

I has a sad,

http://www.news8000.com/news/freedom-from-religion-foundation-found...

Freedom From Religion Foundation founder Anne Gaylor dies

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 23, 2015 at 8:55pm

Hear hear, Pat. I'm one quarter Irish, and I'm thinking I may have found a retirement country.

Comment by Pat on May 23, 2015 at 8:21pm

Poblacht na hÉireann. The Republic of Ireland. 

The first country in history to grant human equality by the majority of the people without the intervention of legislatures or courts. The citizens said all are equal. I could not be more proud of my ancestors home as a child of the Irish Diaspora. It literally brought tears to my eyes.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 21, 2015 at 8:34am

Hillbilly Graham-Cracker could afford to GIVE the SOB one.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 21, 2015 at 7:01am

I note that gospel of prosperity pastor Creflo Dollar is under scrutiny again for asking his congregation to buy him a $65 million Gulfstream G650 executive jet.  Can we hope that this time the federal government gets spine enough to actually take action and throw this swindler in the slam?

Comment by sk8eycat on May 13, 2015 at 3:05pm

While we're at it, ban anyone else from the corrupt Bush family from running for anything ever again, even trash collector.

Comment by Robert Brown on May 13, 2015 at 2:41pm

If you like George Carlin, I just posted a great video of him doing a routine about politics. Exactly what we are talking about.

https://www.facebook.com/LastBladeofGrass

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 13, 2015 at 2:39pm

What I don't get is how the Rs keep getting with the glaring hypocrisy of pretending they're for "small government" when they want the government to control everything except their business practices. They portray themselves as worshippers of liberty when there's nothing they detest more than people who use their liberty.

Comment by Robert Brown on May 13, 2015 at 2:30pm

One thing I do find interesting and curious about elections and outcomes is the equality of all sides views of candidates. Most people distrust political candidates and know they lie to get in office and lie to stay there, and that distrust is an area where the right becomes successful in state and local elections. Republicans successfully portray themselves as small government anti-Washington candidates and Democrats portray themselves as big government candidates in seeking to expand programs. Where Democrats lose is the inherent knowledge people have in not wanting untrustworthy people running more and more programs and having greater control of peoples lives as a result. Regardless of how necessary a program is, when people don't like politicians, anything they propose is crap. Democrats need to figure out how to support programs without promoting an increase in the power of the corrupt politicians by expanding government. A near impossible task in my mind.

 

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