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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.

Love,

--Joe

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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. 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, 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 John Secular Smith on August 25, 2011 at 5:12am
What a podcast tease.  I see there is a comment from moJoe on Atheist News, run over here, and he says nothing about the podcast...
Comment by Joseph P on August 24, 2011 at 7:29am

Sweet, Joe's still alive.

 

We heard you were dead, man.  You look good.

Comment by moJoe on August 24, 2011 at 1:48am
James Corbett is a nice guy. There is a Chariots of Iron podcast with him in it from a couple of years ago. It was a fun show. He does a pretty good job of explaining how the whole thing went down.
Comment by MaleficVTwin on August 22, 2011 at 9:03pm
The kid proved his teacher's point. The comments were made to get him to understand the consequences of embracing dogma at all costs, and in order to embrace it he rejected his education. I'm sure the irony was lost on this poor student. Maybe one day he'll figure it out.
Comment by John Secular Smith on August 22, 2011 at 3:54pm
To clarify that article, it is my current understanding that the criticism that the appeals court could have set precedent but did not is flawed.  The Supreme Court is going to have to set the precedent, so the Appeals court did the correct thing in effectively punting it up to the next level. 

If someone knows the law better and can correct me, please do.  This is NOT my strong suit.
Comment by John Secular Smith on August 22, 2011 at 11:01am
Good to know, but that won't stop teachers from getting fired and fighting for years in the court system...and losing the first round to some redneck asshat and having to appeal it.
Comment by Steph S. on August 21, 2011 at 8:59pm
Sorry to hear that Secular One -- will do what you ask.
Comment by John Secular Smith on August 21, 2011 at 6:51pm
If you know my real name (my image has not changed) please do not use it in any comments any longer.  I have changed to simply The Secular One so I do not get fired at some future date because my free speech is no longer free.

Sad but true.  I'll still be an open atheist though, but arguments made in my name will be done in person only now.
Comment by Susan Stanko on August 10, 2011 at 3:42pm
it's about time.
Comment by John Secular Smith on August 10, 2011 at 7:57am

Victory...just barely!
http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/sticker.aspx

 

Thanks to those of you who voted!

 

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