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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Previously Unpublished Interview with The Hitch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 AgeOfAtheists14 on February 4, 2012 at 5:43am

Can the US Army embrace atheists?

s t o k e d
great exposé

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2012 at 4:28am

I found our family, including my atheist grandfather, dead at least 60 years, is now sanctified by the Mormon church. Oh Dear! Granddad would be turning in his grave, if he had a spirit, which he doesn't. 

Comment by TNT666 on February 3, 2012 at 11:11pm

And here's the vid to the de-baptismal :)

Comment by TNT666 on February 3, 2012 at 10:44pm

Oh dear, that atheist father-in-law was baptised into Moronism a full year after his death!!!!!!!!!!! Oh dear me dear me... how can anyone vote Republican I simply do not understand :(

Comment by Joe Tomberlin on February 3, 2012 at 10:03pm

Bill Mahar just de-mormon-baptised Mitt Romney's atheist father-in-law on Real Time. Very funny.

Comment by TNT666 on February 3, 2012 at 5:25am

Bob Barker's been in the news more than usual lately it seems, between funding Sea Sherpherd Conservation Society's "MV/ Bob Barker" and their new helicopter, and saving elephants from living in Canadian zoos, I'm finding myself liking the old guy more and more... then I saw on his MySpace page that he's long been an agnostic... funny how I'd never noticed him on atheist celeb pages...

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 2, 2012 at 11:24pm
Comment by Starscream on February 2, 2012 at 8:59pm
I cant think of a worse bang for your buck than a teaching degree. Average starting salary is probably 50-70% that of other fields with a masters and a salary cap to boot.

My mom is a teacher and after seeing how teachers are treated and paid, i wouldnt consider it. I got a 4 year engineering degree 8 years ago and have already greatly surpassed my moms salary who has maxed out her pay for her district.
Comment by TNT666 on February 2, 2012 at 8:34pm

There is a philosophical point to be made there however. It IS government policy to pay bureaucrats less value than they would COMPARED to similar employment in the private sector in order to ensure that bureaucracy isn't filled by salary chasers. We DO want our government workers, serving the people, to be doing so because that is their passion.

However, teachers are not bureaucrats, and teachers in some areas (but not all) are underpaid. But more important than underpaid... teachers in a great many areas are undervalued... in the esteem sense. Children are often considered "right" and teacher "wrong", which is ridiculous from young children, and from uneducated parents.

There is the additional problem that it is getting harder and harder (money and time) to get a teaching degree and IMHO this is weeding out the wrong teachers. My favourite and most interesting, empowering, inspiring, teachers I've had through my many years of schooling were the ones that are today weeded OUT of the long hard road to becoming a teacher, and the boring, straight laced, uptight people are the ones best equipped to survive the educational training, those least gifted to actually encourage youth to learn. We have reached a sad state in the world of education  :(

Comment by David W on February 2, 2012 at 4:44pm

Jesus Chrysler, teachers (women) shouldn't be paid a'tall. 

 

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