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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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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 Doc on November 6, 2011 at 9:20am

One way to support the separation of church and state is to  block the US Congress from continuing to waste time on "non-binding resolutions" (read:  worthless pieces of paper that waste much time to produce) on things like supporting "In God We Trust" as the national motto (just done, and only 5 years since the last such doing).  Here's a petition against such ...  (trying to be a lady, here, and watch my vernacular)...

Comment by Chris Dodds on November 5, 2011 at 9:46pm

My philosophy: the harder they try to silence us, the louder we need to become.  When it comes to Michigan's new bill, I urge every parent and educator reading this to protest it and for you educators, adopt a "Zero Tolerance" policy on bullying that flies right in the face of this bill.

Comment by Doc on November 5, 2011 at 7:32pm
Any news of Christopher Hitchens?  I keep thinking of him and wondering how he is doing.  Last I heard or saw was at the TFA/AAA Conference in Houston, where he proved strength and character beyond imagination, taking a seat on stage, answering questions, and speaking to us for quite awhile.
Comment by Ian Mason on November 5, 2011 at 12:46pm
Perhaps the God Squad want to bully Gays into suicide and atheists into silence. That solves the "problems" neatly. Or perhaps Gs and As don't really count as full human beings and not therefore deserving of protection, a situation dark-skinned people know well.
Comment by Steph S. on November 5, 2011 at 10:44am
Right Loren! I agree.
That's a terrible bill. I can't believe it passed!
Comment by Loren Miller on November 5, 2011 at 10:29am

Do the believers have a right to believe, regardless of the belief's irrationality?  Yes.

Do they have a right to impact another with their belief?  NO!

How many times do I have to say this?  Your right to wave your belief about Ends At Someone Else's NOSE!!!

Comment by Paula T. on November 5, 2011 at 10:12am

How do these bills get so twisted?  This makes me ashamed of being a Michigan resident.  My sons were taught NEVER to tease, but rather to treat others how they want to be treated.  They were taught to accept people for who they are.  That's one thing I won't tolerate - bullying - and if I saw it go on when I worked in my sons' school, I put a stop to it immediately.  

Two steps forward, one step back :(

Comment by Daniel W on November 5, 2011 at 9:57am
those people are total assholes.  if the Michigan voters continue to support them, what does that say about the voters?
Comment by Loren Miller on November 5, 2011 at 9:44am
This goes beyond obstructionism and into whole new territory ... or maybe I should say, "madness."  WTF, indeed.
Comment by Joseph P on November 5, 2011 at 8:51am
What the fuck?

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