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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 Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 6:52pm

Cool, I took a short trip through Paganism, myself.  I never believed in anything, including the Paganism, but it was a last look around the theological landscape for anything with any vague potential for truth, before calling bullshit on the whole concept.


Also, among ex-Christian groupings, the female/male ratio is much better amongst Pagans/Wiccans.  :-D


Cool deal, learning about Evolution.  Fortunately, I was buried in science and took well to it, while I was young.  Have you read 'The Greatest Show on Earth'?  It's a good primer, and then Dawkins's earlier books address the nuts and bolts more.  There are plenty of other good books on the subject, but Dawkins has such a beautiful writing voice.


Working your way through the Atheist Experience archive is also a good way to see debate with theists, outside of the formal debate structure.

Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 6:25pm

Oh yeah, theists are a non-stop riot.  The mockery never gets old, because the theists keep doing insane shit.


How long ago did you break free?

Comment by Pat Burke on April 26, 2011 at 6:06pm

Perhaps they just thought the (heathen) Mayans were getting a little too much airtime and concocted this pre-emptive strike.

As for excuses, they need only spin the wheel of historical rapture misfortune. History is replete with excuses.

Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 5:41pm
Either way, though, I'm sure the tail end of your comment will turn out to be accurate, in some respect.  We're going to get a lot more silliness like this, throughout 2012.
Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 5:37pm
Surely they can get a spin-doctor on loan from the Republican Party?
Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 5:17pm
It can't be something that simple.  They've got to have something planned to make the failure of the Rapture work to their benefit.  Even if Harold Camping isn't a cynical old basterd who's manipulating people for their money, he's got to have a few realists on his staff who are planning a few moves ahead.
Comment by Susan Stanko on April 26, 2011 at 5:12pm
That they miscalculated of course.
Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 5:09pm
I'm still looking forward to hearing what the hell the idiots are going to say on May 22nd.  They've GOT to have the spin prepared.  I just can't see what it could possibly be.
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on April 26, 2011 at 8:52am
Comment by Joseph P on April 15, 2011 at 10:19am
Heh, oh.  I just read the actual article.  I see.  Awesome article.

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