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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.

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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 Joseph P on April 17, 2015 at 4:16pm

Eh, you can find something completely asinine that anyone said, if they're on the public record all the time, as politicians are.  It's only when you get to the level of Quayle and Romney, being an idiocy vending-machine, that I begin to worry.

And with Romney, it wasn't so much stupidity as much as not being used to talking to people from outside of his social circles and not adapting quickly enough.  And even a lot of the shit thrown at Quayle was a little unfair, after his stupidity became a meme, and people started doing it just for fun.  The potatoe thing, for example: he was reading it off of a card which had it misspelled, and I'm sure his mind was way the hell elsewhere, on matters of real importance, while doing an elementary-school spelling-bee.  It's funny, but I can't really blame him for that one.

Comment by Warren Jappe on April 17, 2015 at 4:07pm

Hope so, but pelosi as the then speaker of the house was third in line for the POTUS if something happened to the pres and the vice. Just hope she's not that obnoxiously dumb. But it would seem that we don't have the smartest people running the show. It's a bit scary who is

Comment by Joseph P on April 17, 2015 at 3:51pm

I think that one was a little more along the lines of a badly phrased sentiment.  I think the person who said that meant meant something more along the lines of: with a monstrosity like the Affordable Care Act, it's hard to tell how things are going to shake out after everything is implemented.  You always get unintended consequences, and then you have to patch them up afterward.

The insurance companies could just find another way to abuse customers, and we would have to take another stab at stopping them.

Things were a little incoherent, for a while there.

Comment by Warren Jappe on April 17, 2015 at 3:45pm

How about, we have to pass this law so we know what's in it, that kind of thinking blows my mind

Comment by Joseph P on April 17, 2015 at 3:43pm

Yeah, that one kind of blew my mind, as well.  There were even comments to the effect that allowing endless, untraceable money to pour into our political process wouldn't have a corrupting influence on things.  How detached from reality do you have to be to say something like that?

Comment by Warren Jappe on April 17, 2015 at 3:17pm

After the United Citizens thing they voted on, I've been doubting any of their decisions have any merit. But they seem to have a lot of interests that don't conform to the law as I think of it

Comment by sk8eycat on April 17, 2015 at 2:33pm

A/N has been rather sloppy lately about sending notifications via email.  I've been crawling around in an information desert for nearly a week, yelling, "WHERE IS EVERYBODY????!?"

Now I just wish there was something we could do about our own Supreme Court.  A Roman Crap-lic majority is TOO MUCH!

Can we impeach any of them?  Like Scablia?

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 17, 2015 at 10:22am

I think Patricia posted an article about this in Politics, 2 days ago.

Comment by Warren Jappe on April 17, 2015 at 10:19am

wish they would do that here in this so called secular country, town council meetings with a minster having a, what do they call it?, is little more than a prayer in a gov't building

Comment by Loren Miller on April 17, 2015 at 10:13am

That's some serious news, Bertold, and deserves a separate article in this group.  Nice to see that Canada has the cojones to stare a church-state-separation issue in the eye and not blink.  Would that the US had such courage on the same scale.


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