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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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FABULOUS Article in US News!

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Joseph P Jan 9. 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

Previously Unpublished Interview with The Hitch

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Ian Mason Feb 13, 2015. 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, 2015. 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

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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."

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/216796#ixzz107wNMiQq
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...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFWA1A9XFi8
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.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 15, 2010 at 12:22am
People have the right to be wrong.
People are entitled to their opinions; not all opinions are equal.
It is not my responsibility to "cure" stupid.
Stupid does not have a cure; So, I can just play in my garden, cook my gourmet meals, join in lively discussions with one or two of the 6,868,800,386 other human beings alive on this planet.

@ NoSacredCow, Facebook is for theists? You might be surprised how many non-theists there are when they aren't being put-down, discounted, trivialized and demonized.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 15, 2010 at 12:08am
My aunt "converted" my uncle to Roman Catholicism as he lay dying from a horrid accident. I just cannot understand such behavior. When death is near, and to use that event to change a life-long disbelief seems ghoulish to me.

At the same time, I would no more "convert" anyone on their deathbed to non-belief. The only thing I am interested in is being present with the dying person, in the purist sense of the word, and assure them I am present with them as they face the end of their life.

The time for discussion of such things is long before the dying process. Calm, reasoned, non-judgmental, non-blaming exchange of ideas with no interest in whether the other believes me or not ... unless their faith in god impinges upon me and my life. I just don't care whether another human being changes to my way of thinking or not. What I do care about, passionately, is that I have my say.

If I remain silent about my belief that god does not exist, that there is no heaven or hell "out there", that life ends at death and there is no place or person waiting for me, I imply agreement. Therefore, I must not remain silent. I also would not remain silent if a dying person asked me for my opinion about such matters. I state calmly and rationally what I believe and then let go.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 14, 2010 at 9:53pm
@Mike, so beautifully stated! We live in a strange period of history ... long exposure to evangelical christian dogma, a society that supports it, a political system ruled by it, a school system that supports it even if it does not teach it overtly, a legal system that used the bible as an instrument to insure truth telling, a medical system that fluctuates between belief in the power of prayer and and belief that does not.

Confused? Afraid? Ambivalent? Acquiescent? Yes, all of these and more cloud our critical thinking mind. The movement of nonbelievers grows in confidence and competence revealing a major shift in our nation's core beliefs.

I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of this era ... however, there are potholes everywhere.

You stated, "it's just incredibly unfortunate that they and the people around them need to bolster that false hope, that delusion in order to keep that maintained sanity."

Absolutely correct! and we move toward reason and shared values with other non-believers. For that, I am grateful.
 

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