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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.

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'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

Churches descend into politics

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 28, 2017. 3 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

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. 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 Robert Tobin on September 25, 2010 at 11:49pm
Pontifical High Mass

This is the one Herr Papst Ratslinger said at Westminister Cathedral in London. I downloaded it and burned it to DVD, all 2 hrs, 45 minutes of it. I watched it last night (Saturday).The only good part for me was the music. I went to Mass there in 1968 and went up to the organ after Mass. Of course there was no way they would let me play it. I got much better hospitality from the Church of England.

Westminister Cathedral has the name "The Most Precious Blood". I suppose that was the blood from the Blessed Bleeding Nose of Jesus of which someone has in a vial somewhere.

Ratslinger looked as though he was bored stiff right throughout the Mass. There was a delay. It seems some people had gone to a Domino's Pizza for some pizza base. When they got back they had to go up and present it to Ratslinger who blessed it.

Although the Mass was the Ordo Novus Missae, half was in English and the Offertory and Canon were in Latin. I don't think Ratslinger would get far with Simon Cowl. His singing - he should not give up his day-job.

Then he picked up what looked like a huge all-day sucker. It is the biggest Holy Gobstopper I have seen, plenty big enough to stuff Jesus in it. Then he fumigated it. (it was not in Dehli). He broke it into two, half for himself. He must have been hungry because he stuffed all of one half into his gob. He probably had said under his breath: "Jesus bloody Christ, I could eat a horse. Sorry jesus, you will have to do".

Then after the Mass he exited the West Door to greet the crowd. There was always a man in a plain dark suit close by watching the crowd and talking into his hand. There was many Roman Catholic Youths there. Oh boy, the Grin on Ratslinger's face. I was screaming out: "Careful of that Dirty Old Paedophile Pope".

Last night I has a dream, I was a photographer at some Roman Catholic Function. A priest kissed me! Shit, did I get out of there quick.
Comment by Zero_6ix on September 21, 2010 at 2:56pm about that don't ask don't tell? Or the pay raises for the military? Second class citizens, I tell ya.
Comment by Natalie on September 21, 2010 at 6:42am
Thanks for the smile TNT -- great way to start the day!
Comment by MaleficVTwin on September 20, 2010 at 11:24pm
Everything's illegal in Massachusetts. ;)
Comment by Susan Stanko on September 20, 2010 at 9:32pm
I would be surprised if it is enforced. It might have been stricken by now.
Comment by TNT666 on September 20, 2010 at 9:27pm
old but still as ridiculous: atheists are illegal in Massachusetts

"Whoever wilfully blasphemes the holy name of God by denying, cursing or contumeliously reproaching God, his creation, government or final judging of the world, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching or exposing to contempt and ridicule, the holy word of God contained in the holy scriptures shall be punished by imprisonment in jail for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars, and may also be bound to good behavior."

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Comment by Jo Jerome on September 18, 2010 at 2:23pm
moJoe - Extremely well said.
Comment by TNT666 on September 17, 2010 at 11:55am
and on a lighter note :)
Some Steve Martin...
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 16, 2010 at 11:15am
Now, more than ever before, it is important to state my non-belief in god and all the trappings. I live in a little ghetto of believers. They have problems figuring me out: I host neighborhood solstice and equinox parties, play with their children and encourage them to gently touch the worms in my soils and put out seeds for wildlife, I participate in political situations that effect our neighborhood, and sit with the dying through the process. When questioned about my morals and ethics, I just point to my relationships around us, the extraordinary beauty of my meditation garden, and my willingness to discuss my point of view, not to proselytize, but to answer their queries. I pose no threat to them while I build trust in my happy and content nature.

I respect the processes each of you find effective and I salute your beliefs. There is no one way in such vital matters. We seek a common goal of ending the tyranny brought to us by religions' ideologies. We need not fight or accuse or blame each other if our methods differ.
Comment by moJoe on September 16, 2010 at 6:17am
You go ahead and "battle" on Facebook. I deal with it every day in person in public in the real world. 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".

I prefer to spend my time discussing ideas, politics and humor with likeminded individuals rather than dealing with the 28%ers out there incessantly regurgitating pre-prepared talking points with no chance for true dialogue, thank you very much. They have no interest in an exchange of ideas and besides Facebook has no interest in protecting your personal information.

Looks like I am getting in on the tail-end of this one. There are plenty of reasons to hate Facebook, so if you just don't dig it, that's understandable. I was not suggesting you start a crusade over there, I was suggesting that if it is already a thing you use to stay in touch with friends and family, that by simply stating you are an atheist under "religion" and quietly supporting groups and organizations you like, you help legitimize us. Just by being a normal person.

We are demonized--being out and in public helps people understand that we aren't all that much different than everyone else... most of the time.

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