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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.

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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 yesterday. 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. ieet.org...Zambia 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Previously Unpublished Interview with The Hitch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 (Indystar.com)

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 moJoe on July 28, 2009 at 1:21am
Congratulations to young Matt Bogle, he put us over the top, we're the first group to break 800 members!

Go us!
Comment by Randall "Doc" Fleck on July 27, 2009 at 11:21am
A brand new stage play...
WWtjD
The Importance of Secularity

Read it here - Perform it everywhere.

The play is written to undermine the popular notion that America is founded on Christian principles. Its characters; Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, George Washington and Sam Adams; tell their story with a mixture of laughs and serious admonishings.

I hope you'll all enjoy it. Doc
Comment by Aiden on July 25, 2009 at 4:39pm
@Susan: That's Dara O'Briain, a stand-up comedian from Ireland.
Comment by sacha on July 24, 2009 at 3:29pm
201 Atheists to mob Creation Museum with PZ Myers:

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2009/07/zerg_the_creation_museum...
Comment by Susan Stanko on July 24, 2009 at 11:22am
@Dallas Who is that guy. I almost peed my pants during the sudden blindness part.
Comment by moJoe on July 24, 2009 at 3:42am
Well guys, we just tied Pharyngula for the dubious honor of being the largest group on Athiest Nexus. Maybe we'll be the first to make it to 800. ;)
Comment by Jo Jerome on July 21, 2009 at 5:23pm
Dallas - scary stuff regarding the Pew Research poll and "Unscientific America." But I've long since concluded that ignorance is our greatest enemy. Teach people to think logically, critically, rationally, and much of the supernatural bullshit will melt away naturally.
Comment by Chris Highland on July 20, 2009 at 7:39pm

The "small step" on moondust is all over the news today on the 40th year since we began to litter the Great Night Light in the Sky. Could non-theists help lead the way to the establishment of an international Moon Wilderness Park? A wild, lunatic idea. . .but it's crazier to let all these nations smash ships into it and make more craters all in the name of "using" the Moon for getting more lost in space. Check out all the great moon music too! Take a Giant Leap, Humankind!
Comment by Louis Davout on July 20, 2009 at 12:09am
Your story about the Canadian Prime Minister and the holy cracker reminds me when I was about 10. I went with a friend to his church service. When it was time for communion my friend's mom asked if I was Catholic. I had no idea. In this church you had to go up to priest. I decided to go ahead up. Of course I had no idea what I was supposed to do. The priest placed the wafer in my palms. I proceeded to walk down the aisle back to my seat still with the wafer in my upward palms with everyone staring at me.

Little did I know I was holding the living body of a dead guy who probably never existed.

Just another wacky idea, it's ok to eat the body just don't take it with you.
Comment by R. Daneel Olivaw on July 17, 2009 at 2:22pm
Ow. My congratulations to your Tim. I love it.
 

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