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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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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

Atheist Philanthropist Makes $10,000 Donation to Support Right Wing Watch Blog

Started by Joe Aug 1, 2014. 0 Replies

People For the American Way and Right Wing Watch do critical work uncovering the vicious language the Right uses to attack anyone whose religious beliefs differ from their own — especially those with…Continue

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 30, 2014. 1 Reply

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956 - "In God We Trust" is adopted as the official motto of the United States.…Continue

Pierce County Council approves displaying “In God We Trust” after volatile debate

Started by Joe Jul 30, 2014. 0 Replies

After more than two hours of volatile debate, the Pierce County Council voted Tuesday to display the national motto “In God We Trust” in the Council Chambers.…Continue

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Comment by Jo Jerome on August 22, 2009 at 8:09pm
My cat changes color. I let her outside and within a few minutes her white fur has taken on a tone much closer to that of the dirt surrounding the area.

You may all start worshiping my cat now.

Tithings can be made to my PayPal account.
Comment by Lori Wenger on August 22, 2009 at 6:38pm
Color Changing Frog Worshipped in India

Hundreds of people are flocking to worship a color-changing frog in India.

According to The Sun newspaper, Reji Kumar spotted the frog in a flower bed. Now the jar in which he keeps the frog has become an altar to those seeking miracles
Comment by Robert Tobin on August 17, 2009 at 7:27pm

Report: Atheism On The Rise In U.S.
August 14, 2009
A study by Trinity College in Connecticut reveals atheism is on the rise in the U.S. Host Michel Martin interviews Blair Scott, Founder of the North Alabama Free Thought Association to talk about what it means to be an atheist and how they're working to find acceptance in communities throughout the country.

Go to transcript:
Comment by Chris Highland on August 14, 2009 at 5:58pm
False Lincoln quote passes around ignorance.
“The Bible is not my book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.” This is showing up on Democratic Underground, Think Exist, Positive Atheism and many other sites. According to Bryon Andreasen, Ph.D., Research Historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield, Illinois:

"This is a question we are frequently asked. We have conducted various word-searches in our master data base of all known Lincoln writings and attributed sayings and can find no instance suggesting the quotation is authentic. The sentiment expressed in the alleged quotation (though not the wording) can be inferred from statements given decades later by some of the people who associated with Lincoln in his younger years (though different inferences can be drawn from the testimony of other Lincoln contemporaries)."
Might be good for non-theists to give "chapter and verse" on citations used to evangelize the faithful.
Comment by moJoe on August 14, 2009 at 2:32am
HEY, I'm from Orygun and we like to pulverize our A's here. Leave me alone. :P


Comment by mxyzptlk on August 14, 2009 at 2:22am
When Joe talked about gays in episode 12, he pronounced 'analyzing' as 'ANAL-izing.' It sounded unconscious, and Bro. Rick didn't seem to notice, but my wife and I did, and it was funny.
Comment by moJoe on August 14, 2009 at 1:51am
Alber Crombie has been banned from this group for belligerent mud-slinging and for raising the straw-man argument to an art-form.

He will be missed.

If you have any questions about the ban, feel free to contact me privately.

(Thanks for catching that Griffin, I'll fix it right away.)
Comment by Griffin Howe on August 13, 2009 at 8:03pm
12/18/2008 - Atheist News Breaks 300 users
01/08/2008 - Atheist News Breaks 350 users
02/10/2009 - Atheist News Breaks 400 users

I think perhaps the 350 user date is a typo, 08 instead of 09 thought maybe you would want to know. Live long and prosper.
Comment by Kitty on August 9, 2009 at 5:04am
Comment by moJoe on August 9, 2009 at 4:07am
Halp! There's something delicious stuck to my website!

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