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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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'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 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 ...
Comment by moJoe on September 12, 2010 at 12:19pm
umm regarding the recent email. MoJoe I don't Facebook I Nexus.

Facebook is for theists...

I couldn't disagree more. Holing up over here and pretending the rest of the world doesn't exist will simply serve to further remove us from the whole. Competing for awareness in the public sphere helps us spread our message of rationality. The Nexus is an oasis and a place to come together with like-minded folk; Facebook, Reddit, Digg, et al: that is where the battle to change public perception is being fought.

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