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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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'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

Churches descend into politics

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 28, 2017. 3 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

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

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

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Comment by RustyBertrand on January 31, 2010 at 3:09pm
A bit of a roundabout, did our reactions to nature cause the perception of God or is God reacting to our perceptions of demons by sending a bad actor to clear up any misconceptions?
Comment by John Secular Smith on January 31, 2010 at 3:06pm
5,000 bucks? Nah, I'll just sell myself for a few billion years. Who has 5 grand just laying around? =P
Comment by John Secular Smith on January 31, 2010 at 2:57pm
So glad Stephen Baldwin cleared up that piece of psychology for us. Unfortunately, we all know that sudden anger is caused by marauding body thetans.
Comment by RustyBertrand on January 31, 2010 at 9:42am
Oh goodness! what a weirdo: "Demons manifest themselves in people in different ways," he says seriously. "For instance, out of nowhere, somebody can become very angry for no ­reason. That's not just an emotion. That's a demon."
-Stephen Baldwin
Comment by TeeAych on January 29, 2010 at 9:15am
Having just listened to this podcast, I had a few thoughts about the linking of religious organizations and charity. The discussion seemed to center on inserting atheists/nonbelievers into the big picture of charities, and how to go about (for lack of a better term) "getting credit" for being a non-believer while performing acts of charity. I think this is the wrong tactic. It is not necessary to have it known that "We who do not collect barbie dolls are providing soup to the homeless". Collection of barbie dolls has no bearing on giving. Belief in god doesn't, either, but somehow, they have managed to attach the two (historically, the religious have had the power and the funds to do this, but I can't see any other attachment). We, as atheists, shouldn't be focusing on planting our flag on the territory of charity, but rather forcing out their flag. I theorize that if you told your average baptist church that, "Yes, you can send food and supplies and aid to Haiti, but you are barred from promoting your religion while you do it", that church would cease to provide support. I'm sure you could find a few that still would, but overall, I imagine they would pitch a fit and take their bottled water and go home. But this needs to be done. This is not to say that overall charity should be diminished (an unfortunate, but likely temporary, drawback of this sort of ban), but that when one thinks "charity", "god" is brought to mind just as quickly as "barbie dolls".

Please forgive my rambling, I just wanted to put that on record somewhere while I was thinking about it.
Comment by Ol' Gil on January 29, 2010 at 12:10am|hp-laptop|dl5|link2|
Comment by Ol' Gil on January 29, 2010 at 12:10am
The Fresh Prince is at it again:
Comment by Dawson Gould on January 14, 2010 at 2:20pm
I think I finally figured out how to post a link. WooHoo!
Comment by Jo Jerome on January 14, 2010 at 12:30pm
Yeah, I kinda realized quite a bit after the fact I made a freudian misspelling.

But hey, fission has its place in the grand scheme! It's kind of like worshiping a saint next to the true trinity, right? Right? ;-)
Comment by John Secular Smith on January 14, 2010 at 8:20am
@Jo Jerome
Hate to be picky, but it is hydrogen, carbon and FUSION. Fusion builds up to heavier elements, fission breaks heavier elements down to lighter ones.

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