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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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Churches descend into politics

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 24. 6 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

'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

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 TNT666 on February 17, 2013 at 11:24am

well done by AA, I thought he'd explode, but he kept his cool

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 17, 2013 at 7:27am
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 3, 2013 at 4:21pm
For as long as there have been predatory priests, protective popes and gullible victims. That is only for the Roman Catholics; in essence, religion is a manipulative and exploitive enterprise feeding the unmet needs of gullible.
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 3, 2013 at 12:14am
Off The Grid: Living Off The Land An Hour From Vancouver, B.C.
Comment by sk8eycat on February 2, 2013 at 1:54am

Loren and Pat, I've been saying the same for YEARS!  At the very least, Phoney Mahony is guilty of obstruction of justice....not only because of shuffling the rapists around from parish to parish, but the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office has been trying to get him to release the files on those priests for a decade or longer. 

If it had been anyone but a church-man, he would have been sitting in the county jail till he talked.  That's what happened to a journalist many years ago who had had private interviews with a man who was on trial for murder. [shrugs]

I also have a severe problem with the parents who, in the rare cases when a child did work up the courage to tell them what a priest had done to him or her, did NOT go directly to the police, but talked to a church official first...or only.  Such behavior gave the church the opportunity to sweep everything under the nearest rug.

I wonder how many centuries this has been going on...

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 1, 2013 at 7:52pm

Thanks sk8eycat Loren Miller, and Pat. I agree with each of you. Am reposting. 

Comment by Pat on February 1, 2013 at 6:58pm

Good point, Loren. The worthless bastards should be in a maximum security prison, along with Jerry Sandusky. Quite frankly, so should Rat Boy Benedict, the current pontiff, and Cardinal Law from Boston, for their obstruction of justice. And if there was a semblance of justice, and they were in the joint, I'd be the first to send the "soap on a rope," with the rope cut.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 1, 2013 at 6:37pm

The problem, though, sk8ey, is that the SOB should be UNDER ARREST!!!

And the hell of it is, any one of those priests who molested children or their superiors, who shuffled them around different parishes and hid them from the prying eyes of civil authorities ... ALL of them should be rotting in JAIL ... and I want to know why they aren't!

Comment by sk8eycat on February 1, 2013 at 6:23pm

LA (retired) Cardinal Phoney Mahony relieved of public duties.

Finally!  (I didn't know the lying SOB had retired)
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 24, 2013 at 9:13am

heads up:

Central Florida Freethought Community


If you are interested in volunteering to distribute freethought literature in Orange County Public Schools in response to the distribution of Bibles on Wednesday, January 16, we can really use your help.


You'll be added to our roster and sent instructions for registering as an official school volunteer. No dates or times have been set, but you will only have to set up and remove the table and materials since no communication with students is allowed.


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