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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 22 hours ago. 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Previously Unpublished Interview with The Hitch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 Susan Stanko on September 14, 2010 at 6:44am
@Joan The search is turning up nothing on your name :(

@Jo in games the only way to add to your group is to "friend" them.
Comment by TNT666 on September 14, 2010 at 3:36am
At least in the first 5 years the focus of Facebook was on interrelations among friends. Now the focus has entirely changed, Facebook is more focused on our relationship to commerce/businesses and the rest of the web, and the friendship aspect is being reduced to a mere "cross-business" networking and marketing tool.

That's why for me if Facebook was not entirely BS before, it has become so.''

And tho I use my real name on Facebook, I no longer place anything personal in public view. I value my private life, which may be a dying sentiment among modern populace...
Comment by Jo Jerome on September 14, 2010 at 1:57am
As we're all kind of picking on NoSacredCow here, I'll throw a bone and say that the constant farmville/frontierville/like this/like that/copy-and-paste-this-or-else-you're-a-complete-shithead gets really annoying. For all the little games and quizzes you can 'hide' them so you don't get any more of them on your page. But there are like a zillion to be hidden.

Also, I see some of these folks with 1,000 or 2,000 or more 'friends.' In many cases, people are friending everyone who requests, everyone they've ever played mafia wars with, etc. I don't know how they keep up. I'm a bit more picky whom I "friend.""
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 13, 2010 at 11:03pm
Yes, Susan, I am Joan Denoo on Facebook; no attempts to hide who I am or what my interests are.
Comment by Susan Stanko on September 13, 2010 at 7:36pm
Joan you have a Facebook?
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 13, 2010 at 7:25pm
@ NoSacredCow, you wrote, "Facebook is bullshit where everyone gives a big "look at me aren't I just grand. Isn't what I'm doing right now just well er, um interesting".

Let me think a moment, it seems to me there is a button labelled "Delete" or "Hide" or something to that effect when someone sends one of those terrible games or personality profile tests or ... or whatever. I just don't have time or interest in such things.

You wrote, "I prefer to spend my time discussing ideas, politics and humor with likeminded individuals ..."

Oh yes! I know the type, read, discuss or contemplate ideas that mirror your own. Does it not seem possible that someone who holds ideas different than your narrow range could offer enlightenment? I looked on your site and frankly, I could see nothing interesting or enlightening. In fact, I experienced it as sophomoric.

You wrote, "rather than dealing with the 28%ers out there incessantly regurgitating pre-prepared talking points with no chance for true dialogue ..."

Does it not occur to you that some come to the ideas of atheism, anti-theism, secular humanism, or whatever, never having been exposed to it before and have to begin at the beginning. Some have to start slowly, cautiously, timidly, but they start ... until they run into an arrogant, opinionated, blaming, criticizing, delusional, proud, narrow-minded, intolerant, contemptuous, showoff, megalomaniacal, inflexible, individual who expects others to be as he/she is.

Could I be writing about you? NNNOOO
Comment by Matt VDB on September 13, 2010 at 3:13pm
"I Facebook *and* I Nexus."

Same here. We're posting NINJAAAAAAS!
Comment by Jo Jerome on September 13, 2010 at 1:13pm
I Facebook *and* I Nexus.

Plus, I don't know about you NoSacredCow, but on Facebook I choose my own 'friends.' E.g.; much of my Facebook friends list is made up of fellow Atheists. I know people who maintain two or more different profiles; one for Theist friends and family, one for non.

The few friends I do have that are Theists, or friends of theirs I end up conversing with via their posts ... I try and keep it polite but firm. Have gotten into some decent discussions with Theists. Not sure if any minds have been changed, but a lot of loud mouths have gone silent in the apparent face of my relentless and pesky 'facts.'
Comment by Susan Stanko on September 12, 2010 at 1:51pm
I guess I do as well.
Comment by Glenn Sogge on September 12, 2010 at 1:46pm
@NoSacredCow: Apparently I resemble that remark ;-( Maybe I should resign here ...
 

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