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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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'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

Churches descend into politics

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 28, 2017. 3 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

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 Joshua on June 19, 2009 at 1:25am
@felch grogan - odd... dang, I was two away from winning...
Comment by Aiden on June 18, 2009 at 9:57am
Do they win a prize?
Comment by mxyzptlk on June 16, 2009 at 11:57pm
a bear can salivate and a boy can dream...

Comment by Luke on June 16, 2009 at 10:59pm
For the millionth time, these are not Kangaroos:

Any suggestion that they are is a misrepresentation (dare I say sacrilege) of the Jedi Order's Historical Documents.

We could monitor the saliva levels of the medical bears. If they drool you're fine. If their mouths stay dry then you need further tests. Further testing could involve them sniffing you one bit at a time to check for head cancer or toe cancer (you can just tell I'm a doctor by the way I'm throwing these complex medical terms around).
Comment by mxyzptlk on June 16, 2009 at 10:01pm

If we can train kangaroos to wear saddles and be ridden like camels, we can train bears to wander hospitals and point out the real sick people.
Comment by Luke on June 16, 2009 at 8:52pm
With bears as cancer sniffers it might be a little like witches and water. The people who don't get eaten need treatment.
Comment by mxyzptlk on June 16, 2009 at 12:32pm

Absolutely on the dogs that sense epilepsy. In another forum post that you're posting on as well, I noted my wife has epilepsy. My beagles are very sensitive to any changes she undergoes.

There is also an organization in Florida that has trained two dogs to sniff out skin cancer, and they're more accurate than the actual medical tests. The only problem is the dogs can't tell us what it is they're picking up. When I tore my ACL, our knee-growling beagle was taking puppy classes, and I had to take vicodin. When the vicodin kicked in, he'd just stare at me and stop listening. Our puppy class teacher saw this, and then told me about the cancer-sniffing dogs.

They take a mind-bending amount of info in through their noses, and the more they smell, the smarter they get. I've read before that a black lab can sniff out a drop of gasoline in a swimming pool, and labs are often used in arson investigations. But labs have nothing on beagles and bloodhounds, and I guess the next step up from them, in sniffability powers, are bears.

I wonder if you could train a bear to sniff out skin cancer and not eat the patient.
Comment by Andrew Cheadle on June 14, 2009 at 12:41pm
I am so glad to see an organization for the distribution of media that concerns atheists and freethinkers! Keep up the good work guys!
Comment by mxyzptlk on June 12, 2009 at 4:59pm
@Angie & @Dallas

Maybe it's a matter that we ourselves are also animals, we just don't think of it that way, so the fact that we don't associate certain motivations with animals is because we (somewhat incorrectly) try to divest ourselves from the animal world.

I'll spare the absolutely bizarre strategy games my beagles play with each other -- enough to astonish the vet -- but my one beagle has a particular knack for knowing when someone is in any kind of pain, physical or emotional. When he was a pup, I tore my ACL in judo and it made him angry -- he kept growling at my knee. And he has a sense of other people he meets on the street who have recently lost dogs; he goes up to them, sits and nuzzles them until they cry. That's weird -- happens about once every three weeks.
Comment by moJoe on June 12, 2009 at 2:54am
Thanks for the kind words, guys!

Also: The Discovery Institute are filing false DMCA claims.


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