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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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A Christian Nationalist Blitz (Katherine Stewart - NY Times)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jun 3. 7 Replies

America’s Christian nationalists have a new plan for advancing their legislative goals in state capitols across the country. Its stated aim is to promote “religious freedom.” Not shy, they call it…Continue

Tags: New York Times, Christian Nationalism, Project Blitz, Dominion

Churches descend into politics

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 24. 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

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Comment by Luke on October 1, 2009 at 5:26am
Definitely getting my money's worth already!
He caught it!

Well done... Mrs moJoe... sorry, I have no idea what your name is. :(
Comment by Sara sensei on September 30, 2009 at 7:30pm
Joe's travel vlog 1:
glad you made it, man!
Comment by John Secular Smith on September 30, 2009 at 3:49pm
The show/interview better be good else I'll want a refund! =P
Comment by moJoe on September 30, 2009 at 3:41pm
Just a heads up for you guys over here (I'll post it on the website too,) I probably won't be doing a show this week, and if I do, it will likely be late and will probably be a bit more focused on the convention and not so much on the news news. But, I may have some interviews for you guys!

Also: I will be doing a travel log on YouTube. If someone wants to embed the movies in posts here or in the comments section, that would be cool. Doing it from by Blackberry would be a royal pain in the ass.

The videos will be posted here.
Comment by Joe Tomberlin on September 30, 2009 at 2:07am
WHAT! Did you miss the bigger story here Sacha? "Ms Hirsi Ali has been attached to a conservative think tank in Washington DC."

New discussion coming!
Comment by sacha on September 29, 2009 at 10:05pm
Comment by Amanda (Freckles) on September 28, 2009 at 2:06pm
Good to see that you're going. I'm behind on the podcasts so just heard and sent you some $$$ - use it for whatever you think you need it for and don't think twice about it. I desperately want to go and can't so I want to hear all the tawdry details!
Comment by Luke on September 28, 2009 at 1:54am
Who's up for sending him cash for some "medical" marijuana whilst in California. Get a few red-eyed, squinting, giggling, hiding from the camera, paranoid pics.
Comment by John Secular Smith on September 28, 2009 at 1:13am

Perhaps now I'll have to send you money specifically to sober up so you don't die/get too drunk to do a show for us. I, for one, what to see the monkey dance! =P
Comment by moJoe on September 27, 2009 at 10:33pm
First of all, thank all of you guys for the support. I was pretty shocked how many people donated to the cause! I only hope I can reciprocate with a drunken Richard Dawkins interview to make it all worth it for you guys. =P

So far I am up to $372.00! I wasn't able to afford airfare, but I was able to get train tickets, so I am humping down their on Amtrak, which should actually be rather pleasant so long as I can find an electrical outlet early and monopolize that sucker with all the electronics I am going to bring to keep me busy.

I have actually considered Twittering my whole trip which I might do. I am pretty certain that I am going to post at least one blog entry per day on the Atheist News blog if I can get an app that lets me make blog posts from my Blackberry. I'll look into it and keep you guys posted.

So, to answer your question: I am going. The money left over after the train tickets will go toward accommodations.

Two members of the podcast posse explicitly instructed me to spend their money on getting drunk while I was in California which gave me an idea that will ease my conscience on the topic of donations and my drinking slush fund: if you prefer that I spend the money that you send me on booze at the after-parties, put it in the PayPal comments and I will personally send you a unique picture of me getting drunk. The larger "Party Only" donations I receive, will get the pictures where I am the drunkest. It takes a lot to put me down, but if I get enough "Party Donations" I'll probably end up passed out with sharpie graffiti all over my face and my hand in a warm bucket of water.

So, if you want the truly humiliating/compromising photos that you can use to blackmail me with later, don't hesitate to go big with the party fund, but otherwise, I am not going to spend the donations sent to me to help me get there on getting me trashed. That would be kind of a dick move. So if you have already sent in a donation and you really just wanted to help get me there and feed me, don't fear! I won't drink up your donations! ;)

Thanks again guys, this is totally fuggin awesome and I am really excited! I don't think I have left the state in two years. :P

Your humble servant,

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