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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 Bertold Brautigan on March 13, 2015 at 3:16pm

I'm not convinced they [the leaders] "feel" persecuted. It's bullshit and they know it, but they've gotten by very nicely on pure high-octane bullshit for 2000 years, so why quit now? 

Comment by sk8eycat on March 13, 2015 at 1:57pm

Ian, there are types of people, xian and non-xian, who crave feeling persecuted.  It makes them feel important.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 13, 2015 at 1:26pm

"You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one". You're not alone, Joan.

Xtians misinterpret the possible erosion of special treatment as a "war" on  them, Bertold. Childish whining, in my opinion from those who might lose their ill-gotten, tax-excempt fortunes.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 12, 2015 at 9:13am
Comment by sk8eycat on February 28, 2015 at 1:52am

I forgot to say that I am also mourning the death of Leonard Nimoy...he WAS "Star Trek," as far as I'm concerned.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2015 at 1:06am

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2015 at 1:04am

Good night everybody. This string has been very stimulating and I hope that the same discussions are going on in atheist, christian, muslim talk. Maybe if enough of us start talking together the notion will spread and agree to make major changes. 

I can't remember if I sent this playlist but here is Richard Wolff with his explanation of how our economic world got into such a mess and some things we can do. 

Good night 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2015 at 12:27am

James, indeed, ISIS concerns all reasonable people. As ISIS ratchets up its violence, christians think they have justification to ratchet up their actions. An escalation the planet cannot support. 

There was a time in christian history that men left their homes, families and business to ravage the Muslims. The Christians were as cruel as Muslims are today. Although the religions are different, even tho based on Abraham, they both have strong beliefs. We also know that Christians can be brutal in their treatment of slaves and serfs. 

It seems to me that everyone is harmed by all the violence and mayhem. Certainly, we can learn how to survive and thrive. The big bullies to get are the oligarchy that would make serfs of us all. Then the fundamentalists have to be stopped. 

I know I dream of a utopia and I make no apology for doing so. I know from personal experience that families can learn how to live in harmony. Get religion out of the way and communities and maybe nations can learn how to participate in a spirit of caring. 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 27, 2015 at 11:11pm

The fact that they are killing journalists and bloggers who are reporting the truth about the slap-dash, plagiarized religion called "Islam" has been bothering and depressing me for months.

The mainstream media in our own country has become so chicken-shirt that they are afraid to print, or report, in detail just how widespread and vicious the True Believers really are.  And they seem to be in the majority, NOT a small group (or groups) who have "hijacked" Islam.  The peaceful, or moderate, Muslims are a distinct minority (IMO), and they can't leave their religion AT ALL.  That's a capital crime in their way of thinking.

We have some across-the-street neighbors who came here from Pakistan more than 35 years ago.  They are ordinary people,  somewhat observant, at least they fast during Ramadan, but Mrs. Hussein does NOT wear a head scarf, for one thing, nor does the Mr. wear traditional robes.  They are just nice people. 

I've never asked them why they emigrated; I didn't want to be a nosy neighbor.  Their sons were born here...very sad.  The oldest died more than 10 years ago of some type of cancer, and the younger (about 25 now) has Fragile X Syndrome.  He w ill always be a child.

We have never discussed religion or politics...I hate to pry...they may have seen what was developing in Pakistan after India was partitioned, and came to the US to get away from it all right after they were married.

BUT I take the killing of journalists VERY personally.  And I am angry.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2015 at 10:26pm

Bertold, thank you for this news about opening a Hotline by Recovering from Religion.

This paradigm shift is not going to be an easy one. Calm, level heads need to prevail now more than ever. This effort presents a good effort to help individuals clarify their feelings about this major change in their lives, and the rationale why reason offers a far better tool than religion to solve such primordial conflicts. 


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