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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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Churches descend into politics

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 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

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 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.
Comment by Jo Jerome on January 13, 2010 at 10:31pm
In that case, and since it is customary to thank one's creator at such events:

*Ahem ... giggle ... dab at a single, slightly contrived tear*

"Thank you all so much for this award! Mom, Dad, even though you guys were dead before I joined Atheist Nexus. And pretty much hated me pursuing life as an Atheist. But of course, I'd like to thank most of all the holy trinity of hydrogen, carbon and fission. If it weren't for me being so singularly blessed by The Big Bang, ... *contrived, choking back of tears* ... I could never have evolved from single cell, to vertebrate, to Internet dork."

*Applause. Host attempts to take mic from Jo*

"Oh, and thank you lunar gravity for making the climate on my planet so awesomely optimum for carbon-based intelligent life. Woo-hoo! Praise be to that big-ass chunk of rock in our nighttime..."

*Host manages to grab mic while security escorts Jo from the stage*
Comment by Jo Jerome on January 13, 2010 at 10:20pm
Ok. You guys had me a little paranoid. "I said something to show up Mojo? I won something and didn't know it? Should I apologize? I've fallen behind ... what did I miss? Ahhhh!!!! What did I do????"

So ok. Turns out I'm an annoyingly frequent poster. Mystery solved!
Comment by John Secular Smith on January 13, 2010 at 9:04pm
Hey, I'm not OCD! =P
Comment by Jo Jerome on January 13, 2010 at 11:58am
Look at Jo Jerome, yet another one of us showing up moJoe on his own group! Bwahaha!

Wait, what? What did I do? Huh? I'm missing something here.
Comment by Luke on January 12, 2010 at 7:10pm
@ Jason Re: letter to the editor. Snopes says that it was a hoax by the author but that the sentiment is quite real. Link:

The withdrawal by the paper has a sting in its tail though:

In two days, we receive more than 30 letters. Some were angry with her. Some were angry with us. They said we should be ashamed of ourselves for printing it, and that we would never have done that if it were about blacks or Jews. Theyre right, we wouldnt have. However, to be an atheist, you make a conscious choice.

They are saying I choose to be an atheist. Should I just lie? Pretend to be a theist? Choose to believe? Or should I just bash myself on the head with a hammer until I'm dumb enough to believe their shit?

I felt like writing the paper a letter explaining this but it feels pointless so I allowed myself to be overcome by warm, lazy indifference. MMMM indifference. :) Like they'd care what someone from Australia thinks about an article from 200. If it was my local paper I would be correcting them closely though.
Comment by moJoe on January 12, 2010 at 5:53pm
Congrats Jo!
Comment by Phil Weadick on January 12, 2010 at 10:53am
That's a load of arsegravy that is.
Comment by John Secular Smith on January 12, 2010 at 6:37am
@ Richard J:

They were told to keep the phones on, but on silent, for the blessing. Because, you know, God can't bless electronics that are turned off.

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