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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.

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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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. 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. 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 (

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 Joan Denoo on February 16, 2012 at 9:26pm

TNT666, I just posted this on the Mormon page and expect them to not publish it. I also put it on Facebook and Atheist Nexus. I am outraged!

I had to swallow hard when my grandfather was included in the Mormon "saved" and I am sure he is scratching at the top of his casket wanting to correct the error. He was as religious as Richard Feynman, George Carlin, Carl Sagan, and Groucho Marx.


When I am dead, if anyone tries to baptize me or sanctify me or whatever else it is you do to dead people, know I OBJECT! I decline the invitations and want no part of your religion or any other religion. i am an atheist and will die an atheist. 


I shall put a curse on your house if you monkey around with my religious status without my ability to publicly resist. So here is my public statement, and if any of you see anyone tampering with my name know that I have a curse on them.

Comment by TNT666 on February 16, 2012 at 8:40pm

Last week we talked about the posthumous Moronisation and debaptismal on the Bill Maher show. Now I learned that even George Carlin was posthumously Moronised!!!!!!!

Comment by Jared LeBlanc on February 15, 2012 at 9:58pm

Well it's not exactly news but I thought this was fun :)

Comment by Sandi on February 13, 2012 at 6:25am

Country (not state!) considers lifting gay marriage ban:

Here's to hoping that this passes and the Aussies can show the world how to be tolerant.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 11, 2012 at 8:21am
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 10, 2012 at 1:17am

darwin day 2mrw at bcc north; coconut creek fl.
also this just happened:

Comment by Doc on February 7, 2012 at 12:17pm

And, somewhere, buried deep in the backs of their minds, they realize what they're doing.  That's why Pro-Pregnancy folks are so willing to pray for the rest of us -- and each other.  It assuages their guilt, along with the fear.

They can't escape their self-fulfilling prophecies, though, like teen pregnancy, higher where they claim to be fighting it most.

Comment by Doc on February 7, 2012 at 12:13pm

I no longer even use the term Pro-Life to describe them.  They block stem cell research as well as contraception, support the death penalty...  I dub them Pro-Pregnancy, and acknowledge that, for them, pregnancy is not only a form of forced increase in "disposable worker bees" but a way to enslave women until, pregnancy right after pregnancy, their bodies collapse and they die.

Comment by TNT666 on February 7, 2012 at 11:44am

From the article on Red states having more teen pregnancies:

The association disappears, however, when the researchers controlled for state characteristics, such as religiosity and abortion policies. The apparent irony is that states with higher religiosity rankings and greater political conservatism had higher adolescent birthrates.

The irony of the article is that they're surprised that religious states see women as breeding machines. How is it not normal that religious states have more teen pregnancies?? People will do what the social norms expect them to... no matter the age. For religious people, females are breeders.

Comment by Sandi on February 7, 2012 at 9:09am

Alyssa Bustamante, Missouri Teenager, Describes Killing As 'Ahmazing' And 'Pretty Enjoyable

"JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri teenager who admitted stabbing, strangling and slitting the throat of a young neighbor girl wrote in her journal on the night of the killing that it was an "ahmazing" and "pretty enjoyable" experience - then headed off to church with a laugh."


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