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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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FABULOUS Article in US News!

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Joseph P Jan 9. 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

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

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, 2015. 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

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 2, 2015 at 4:21pm

Maybe they're trying to say it with flowers (or buds, anyway). In fact the Church of Cannabis is no less absurd than the church of anything else. Argument doesn't work with Christians; maybe a vivid lesson by example will. Various satanist groups are attempting more or less the same ploy with public displays of religious paraphernalia. And if they're having fun doing it, that's a hell of a lot more than one can say for most church members!

Comment by Gerald Payne on July 2, 2015 at 4:12pm

You want to watch that this tit for tat mind-set doesn't deflect you from the basic ambition of inspiring a questionable attitude toward the basic tenets of religious belief. That theism is nothing more than superstition is a difficult argument to make when public opinion is so pro religion. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 2, 2015 at 1:41pm

Holy smokes? Indiana Church of Cannabis holds first service

A rowdy bunch of worshippers donning tie-dye T-shirts printed with images of marijuana leaves congregated Wednesday at the inaugural service of the First Church of Cannabis in Indianapolis, a pot-smoking church created to test the limits of Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which went into effect the same day.
. . . Although some experts say Levin and his followers would have a hard time convincing a judge that their religion is legitimate and not just an excuse to get high, the church was not only recognized by the state shortly after Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law April 2, but was also incorporated as a nonprofit by the Internal Revenue Service in late May.

Comment by Aiden on June 17, 2015 at 1:49pm

If you'd like some sort of clarification, can you elaborate as to what exactly you're confused about?

Comment by sk8eycat on June 17, 2015 at 12:58pm

Huh?

Comment by Aiden on June 17, 2015 at 8:33am
Comment by Loren Miller on June 16, 2015 at 6:42am

I've been working with Annie Laurie Gaylor on a project for next year's RNC, while her mom was in the hospital.  I can't escape the feeling that daughter and mother were VERY close in character, especially considering that Annie Laurie worked with someone she had never met before (me!) with no presuppositions or assumptions, and in a week's time, we accomplished a LOT.

Her mom will be sorely missed and no doubt.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 15, 2015 at 11:35pm

I have admired her for what she has done for 20,000+ women who could not afford abortions on their own.  I know what it feels like to find oneself unwillingly pregnant (when there was NO "pill" and abortions where totally illegal)

I also had help from unexpected persons, for which I will always be grateful.

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

 

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