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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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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 Wachenheim Jul 3, 2015. 0 Replies

Institute for Ethics and Emerging  Technologies. is a very religious nation... officially declared a…Continue

Tags: skepticism in Africa

Former Megachurch Pastor Convicted of Molesting his Sisters.

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by Plinius Jul 3, 2015. 5 Replies

Christianity Today."megachurch pastor Geronimo…Continue

Tags: Pastor Convicted

Norway Accuses Catholic Church of Fraud.

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim 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 (

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 John Secular Smith on January 31, 2010 at 3:18pm
Rotten egg. They've been around since eggs have been...hundreds of millions of years. Rubber chickens? Pretty new. =P
Comment by RustyBertrand on January 31, 2010 at 3:17pm
Maybe concept is a better word than perception
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!

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