Wednesday, August 31, 2011

C. Peter Wagner: "Dominion Means Ruling As Kings"

New Apostolic Reformation guru C. Peter Wagner explains the Dominion Mandate.

Watch Pat Robertson: "What In Heaven's Name Is a Dominionist?"

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tolerance of Dogma

This week, Becky, Keight (BionicDance on YouTube) and Mike discuss the often misunderstood phrase "tolerance."

He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
Bible. King James Version. Deuteronomy 23:1

This is Ask An Atheist Season 5, Episode 8

Objective Morality vs Christianity

I don't think that arguing against objective morality, or arguing FOR it but towards a naturalistic source, are the only options. Take a look at what happens when we (even hypothetically) concede that it has a theistic basis! It certainly doesn't do Christianity any favors.

Why couldn't an objective morality simply make sense? Why does looking at morality through the lens of Christianity make such LITTLE sense? Well, it's obvious why - Christianity and its god is nonsense. There could be no clearer sign that Christianity is a man-made bunch of bollocks, than to look at its claims on objective morality. All these special pleadings about context and new vs old covenants are the dying gasps of a belief system that before long won't have anyone even TRYING to make it make sense. You'd be better off trying to argue that Joseph Fritzl is the greatest father that the world has ever known (within a certain context).

Look elsewhere for an objective moral law giver, other than Christianity, for the god that you are convinced must exist. It can't hurt - and the bible has caused enough problems on this planet, with its contradictory and wicked claims and commands. Don't support, or give cover, to those who want us to base our modern societies around that absurd mess of a book. Be honest with yourself, and reject it, as people do who take a real, open, honest look at what it says. It isn't divine, it is appallingly man-made. Man-made as in MALE-made, too, quite obviously.

The graphics in this are taken from around the web, I don't claim copyright on any of them and this video is not being used by me to collect any revenue, and is being posted under a Creative Commons license, whatever that means.

Michele Bachmann Knows What God Is Saying

Michele Bachman, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum

Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Current TV, 8-29-2011

Louis Giglio on Laminin

Golden Crocoduck nominee creationist Louis Giglio getting excited about Laminin.

The Quran and Muhammad's flat Earth

A short journey into the mind of a 7th century person, and how they might perceive the reality of the universe around them.

The Quran
15:19 We spread out the land and pitched mountains on it, firm and immovable

Monday, August 29, 2011

Pat Robertson: CBN Has Led 500 Million To Christ

Pat Robertson claims that he television network has led 500 million people to Christ since the fall of communism. There are an estimated 2.1 billion Christians in the world, which would mean that Robertson's station is responsible for one quarter of all Christians.

From CBN, The 700 Club

Ed Clint: Transfaith, The New Atheist Interfaith

Ed Clint details his experiences working with campus Christian and Muslim groups while retaining his group's identity and still being an outspoken atheist.

Edward Clint is president of Illini Secular Student Alliance

Secular Student Alliance
From 30. July 2011

The Serpent in the Garden (bible)

Shayrah talks about how weird the serpent was.

Robertson: "What In Heaven's Name Is a Dominionist?"

Pat Robertson says he has no idea what "dominionism" is and whatever it is, he is not a dominionist.

Dominionism describes, in several distinct ways, a tendency among some conservative politically-active Christians, especially in the United States of America, to seek influence or control over secular civil government through political action — aiming either at a nation governed by Christians, or a nation governed by a conservative Christian understanding of biblical law.

The origin can be traced back to a specific passage in the King James Version of the Bible:

And God blessed [Adam and Eve] and God said unto them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."
- Genesis, Chapter 1. King James Bible

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Goodbye, virus...

One of the best things we could leave our descendants is a world with fewer pathogens. We've managed it twice now. It's realistic and achievable to completely eliminate a few more. It will require a global public commitment, funding, and our most powerful weapon in the arsenal: vaccines!

Imagine with me a world without measles, polio, HPV, or... very importantly: HIV!

Clergy Excluded from 9/11 Commemoration Ceremonies

Father Jonathan Morris reacts to New York City Major Bloomberg's decision.

Jacobs: DC Earthquake Is A Sign From God To Share The Gospel

Cindy and Mike Jacobs explain that the earthquake that shook Washington DC was a sign from God and that it is a sign that Christians need to teach people about Jesus.

Robertson: Crack In Washington Monument a Sign From God

Pat Robertson suggests that the crack in the Washington Monument following the earthquake on the east coast was a message from God

Yes Pat Robertson: There is no god.

Karen de la Carriere on use of the E-meter

Karen was married to Heber Jentzsch, then the president of the Church of Scientology, when she was sent off for a six month stint in the Rehabilitation Project Force.

Karen de la Carrier on use of the E-meter in the Church of Scientology.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bakker and Jacobs Say They Prophesied 9-11

Jim Bakker says he prophesied the 9/11 attacks, and Cindy Jacobs said she and Mike Bickle also prophesied them.

L Ron Hubbard and the Evil Psychs

Psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Wiseman believes Hubbard's attacks on "psychs" began because Hubbard looked at himself as a scientist and felt his contributions were diminished by having to turn his "modern science of mental heath" into a religion to avoid trouble with the law. This was followed closely by the introduction of the first low-cost, effective pill to fight depression (Miltown) which started to dwarf Scientology in the public's eye.

Mr. Deity and the Philosopher

Mr. Deity is questioned about what makes something right.

With Christopher W. DiCarlo author of How to Become a Relly Good Pain in the ass. A Chritical Thinker's Guide to Asking the Right Questions.

From 24/08-2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

How to Convert an Atheist

Russell and Jeff examine an article advising Christians on how to convert atheists.

The Atheist Experience TV Show Atheist Experience #723: How to Convert an Atheist
Host: Jeff Dee
Co-host: Russell Glasser
Release Date: Aug 22, 2011
Runtime: 57:47 min.

The Atheist Experience is a weekly cable access television show in Austin, Texas geared at a non-atheist audience. The Atheist Experience is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin.

The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.

Biden Defending China's One-Child Policy?

White House deals with damage control over vice president's controversial comments in China.

From Fox News August 2011

Father Jonathan Morris you are discusting.

God Mockers Are Double-Damned

Every time you godless atheists mock our loving creator, you're digging a deeper hole for yourself. So stop mocking God now. Or else.

Jacobs: US Will Have Nuclear Catastrophe If We "Keep Trying To Divide Israel"

Christian Cindy Jacobs tells Jim Bakker and friends that the US will suffer a nuclear catastrophe "if we keep trying to divide Israel."

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ties to Religion

Father Jonathan Morris discusses the current crop of GOP candidates and the controversy behind their ties to religion.

Ties to Religion. Is the tea party a 'spiritual' movement?

Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann

Fox & Friends on Fox News

Real Time with Bill Maher scenes: lesson of tolerance

Margaret Hoover "the blodiest murders in the 21 century, atheism. Listen to this.What was Communism, was Socialism a great leep forward. 30 million died in China in the great leep forward. 20 million died in Stalins (cant hear last word). That was atheism."

August 5, 2011 with
Margaret Hoover, Republican strategist!
Eliot Spitzer, former democratic governor
Matt Kibbe, Fredom Works

In the Name of the Fodder

Evolution Made Simple

Dr Yan attempts to demonstrate evolution by drawing a couple of lines.

Bang Goes the Theory: Evolution Made Simple. BBC2 22 August 2011

East Coast Earthquake. An act of God?

Father Jonathan Morris discusses with Stuart Varney the East coast earthquake.

An act of God?

Fox Business

Why go to Church?

The observation that virtually all religions are power based male hierarchies is very telling and suggestive.

The most obvious suggestion for the origin of such hierarchies is that they are the best way to combat the nastiest enemy such a species can face, and that's a power based hierarchy of the same species.

If you then make the simple assumption that these are the cause and effect, religion then becomes a surrogate spinoff of this biological attribute. Not dissimilar to the reason we have pornography. The porn may not actually hit the actual target the metabolism was tuned for, but it does deliver the satisfaction that the biological mechanism was tuned for.

Recorded in Lassen National Park. And yeah, that is they 'eye of Vulcan' (the volcano god) on the volcano behind Thunderf00t!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cindy Jacobs Stopped African Coups

Cindy Jacobs explains how, thanks to God her gift of prophecy. Cindy Jacobs prevented coups in Nigeria and Ghana, all while snacking on chips and salsa.

Pope Benedict XVI in Spain

Father Jonathan Morris discusses Pope Benedict's visit to Spain as part of WYD events. Also a discussion about the surge in social security applications.

August 2011

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Real Time with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Real Time with Bill Maher scenes: Neil deGrasse Tyson StarTalk Radio Show

Neil deGrasse Tyson about nasa budget and importance of science
deGrasse Tyson will present the sequel of Carl Sagan's Cosmos

Atheist in Salt Lake City

Don't believe in God?
You are not alone

This billboard is place on the north side of Highway 201, a half mile west of Exit 11/Highway 172 facing east.

Vist The Utah Coalition of Reason and find other atheists in Salt Lake.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earl "Fatha" Hines

Documentary about a pianist "whose playing shaped the history of jazz."

From director Charlie Nairn whose previous works include "The Shrinking World of L. Ron Hubbard."

Pat Robertson: The Antichrist Is Islam

Christian Pat Robertson identifies Islam as the Antichrist on The 700 Club

Hemant Mehta We Are Atheism

Hemant Meta's contribution to We Are Atheism, THE place for Atheists to "come out", share their story, meet other Atheists, and find other Atheist organizations.

We Are Atheism
* We Are Atheism website
* We Are Atheism on Facebook
* We Are Atheism on Twitter

Dennis Markuze

Case Study: How a notorious spammer - David Mabus - was brought down via Twitter

Dennis Markuze aka David Mabus

Time to institutionalize Dennis Markuze

Godlessness Abroad

This week, Becky, Sam and some special guests discuss the concerns and activities of the non-religious outside the United States.

This an episode of Ask an Atheist, a call-in show in the Tacoma/Seattle area dedicated to atheism, skeptical inquiry, and the separation of church and state. The show is broadcast live on KLAY 1180 AM in Tacoma on Sundays at 3:00 PM, Pacific time.

Leave Us Voice Mail: 206-420-0997

Dara O'Briain on Catholicism

Monday, August 22, 2011

Jeff Hawkins on the Wog World

Jeff Hawkins talks about Scientology's view of the outside world and how they create an "us vs. them" mentality.

Mitchell and Webb: Does God Exist?

Boston Area Coalition of Reason

Christie Collbran on Disconnection

Christie Collbran explains how Scientology's Office of Special Affairs got between her and her parents, severing their relationship.

Christie Collbran
Suppressive Person

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Changing Minds by Matt Dillahunty

Matt Dillahunty is a former Christian and current host of The Atheist Experience, a public access TV show in Austin, Texas which has generated fans (and foes) around the world via the internet. Every broadcast features debate and discussion about the incongruity and immorality of the bible, its god and religion as a whole.

Part 1 of 2

Iron Chariots religion lexicon

Part 2 of 2 - with Pascal wager

From Oklahoma Freethought Convention 2011

Rowan Atkinson in 'We are most amused'

Rowan Atkinson tells the Gospel of John in 'We are most amused', broadcast on ITV on November 15th marking Prince Charles's 60th birthday.

Attorney Denis deVlaming talks about Scientology

Clearwater attorney Denis deVlaming talks about how Scientology tried to hire him to sue Mayor Gabe Cazares after the group sneaked into town under a phony name. Denis would go on to defend critics of Scientology including Bob Minton, Jesse Prince and Mark Bunker.

Journal Club: Vegetarians and Heart Disease

The vegetarian article is:
Am J Clin Nutr. 1999 Sep;70(3 Suppl):516S-524S.
PubMed Entry:
FREE PDF File download

This is the only critical review of large population prospective studies comparing vegetarians to non-vegetarians. As such, it remains the best arbiter of what the actual benefits are of these diets.

Vegetarians in these studies had a lower risk of heart disease. Other than that, it wasn't possible to demonstrate any other effects using this study.

The major criticism of this type of systematic review is the mixing of different (heterogenous) data sets. It's hard to compare vegans in 1970's Germany to 1990's Seventh Day Adventists and not get some confounders.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Patty Pieniadz on Knowledge Reports

Scientologists are expected to write reports on others in the group who might not be towing the line. Former Scientologist Patty Pieniadz talks about how this extends to your closest friends and family members.

Pat Robertson: Media Hate Freedom and America

Christian Pat Robertson says the media hate Christianity, America, democracy and freedom.

The 700 Club on CBN

Larry Brennan on Scientology's Religious Cloaking

Larry Brennan talks about how Scientology adopted the trappings of a religion when it's leaders went to prison for espionage against the U.S. government.

Michael Fairman on Scientologi Fair Game Attacks

Actor Michael Fairman reacts to the Church of Scientology's attacks on Independent Scientologists trying to worship outside the corporation in this piece of raw footage from my new documentary, Knowledge Report.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Harry Jackson: Jesus Came To Take Over

Christian Bishop Harry R. Jackson, jr. says there is no separation of church and state because Jesus wants fundamentalist Christians to take over.

Harry R. Jackson from The Hope Connection

Cults 101

This week, Mike, Case and Rich explore the concept of "Cults", what they are, what they mean, and what it is like to be in one.

This is an episode of Ask An Atheist.

Amy Scobee on the Tom Cruise Tape

In this raw footage from my documentary on Scientology (Knowledge Report), Amy Scobee talks about watching the Tom Cruise Medal of Valor award ceremony as a Scientologist and her reaction once it was leaked to the net.

Lou Engle: Pray For 'Ex-Gay' Conversions

Christian Lou Engle said he prayed for a hundred thousand gays and lesbians to become straight during rallies for Prop 8

Piers Morgan interviews Penn Jillette about "God, No!"

Roman Catholic Piers Morgan from CNN interviews the atheist magician Penn Jillette on his new book God, No!

Christian Piers Morgan: "I have alwas had a belief about atheists. That my irritation with atheist is their belief is a non-belief."

Catholic Piers Morgan: "You anger me."

Part 1 of 2

Part 2 of 2

Video from Piers Morgan Tonight, CNN, August 16, 2011

Read I don't know, so I'm an atheist libertarian by Penn Jillette

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Girl Spanked To Death In The Name Of Jesus

Gary Tuchman reports on an author who says you must spank your child and a couple who killed their daughter doing it.

Christian Michael Pearl, author "To train up a child"

Mirror video

Ungodly discipline. Parents beat girl to death in the name of Jesus

Aired on CNN, August 15, 2011. Anderson Cooper 360.

Atheist respons

Interview: Michael Shermer and The Believing Brain

An interview with Dr. Michael Shermer about his most recent book The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies --- How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths.

By The Mile High Sanity Project

Dan Barker vs Tony Perkins on Fox News

Dan Barker Freedom From Religion Foundation and Christian Tony Perkins, Family Research Council

Fox news, August 14, 2011

Lous Engle: Convert Muslims At The Call

Sick Christian Lou Engle wants to use The Call to convert Muslims

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism

If only you believed the way I believe, baby.

Aron-Ra is an autodidact and recurring student listed among the most influential internet activists advocating rationalism in science education.

Video from Oklahoma Freethought Convention, July 30, 2011.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Jerry Boykin "I Am Intolerant" and I Meet With Rick Perry

Christian Jerry Boykin says he is intolerant of anything to prevents him from freely exercising his religion (e.g., gays and Muslims and liberals) while revealing his ties to Gov. Rick Perry.

What does religion have that we don't?

The Meaning of Life, British Humanist Association annual conference 2011. Julian Baggini on 'What does religion have that we don't?'

Lapin: Money Equals Spiritual Worth

Daniel Lapin, close ally of convicted felon and lobbyist Jack Abramoff, says money is a measure of spiritual worth

Blind Spot by The Thinking Atheist

A former Christian of 30 years (including 12 years as a Christian broadcaster), Seth ultimately found the bible's answers to Life, The Universe and Everything to be profoundly lacking.

He finally became skeptical of the teachings of his religious upbringing and culture to began "thinking" for himself, and he encourages others to do the same. A professional video producer and recent apostate, he now challenges the claims of his former faith through videos, podcasts and the TTA online community: (

This is Seth's first official public appearance as a non-believer. From Oklahoma Freethought Convention 2011.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Texas Freethought Convention

Matt Dillahunty talks with Paul Mitchell about the upcoming Texas Freethought Convention in October.

The Atheist Experience TV Show Atheist Experience #722: Texas Freethought Convention
Host: Matt Dillahunty
Co-host: Beth Presswood
Guest: Paul Mitchell
Release Date: Aug 15, 2011
Runtime: 58:31

The Atheist Experience ( is a weekly cable access television show in Austin, Texas geared at a non-atheist audience.

The Atheist Experience is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin. The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.

DVDs of the Atheist Experience can be purchased via our products page (

Called to run? Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry

Penn Jillette on The Last Word with Chris Hayes talking about Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry.

Penn Jillette author of God, No!

God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, Chris Hayes, MSNBC, August 15, 2011

Evolution and Vaccines: Tomato, Tomatho

Abbie Smith has a BS in Biology from Truman State and is currently finishing her Ph.D in Microbiology and Immunology at Oklahoma University.

A frequent speaker at science and freethought events, Abbie's research focuses on the evolution of viruses like HIV-1, and how we can use that information to create better vaccines. Though her research focuses on retroviruses, she has a love of all things viral, and writes about them frequently on her blog, ERV

Video from Oklahoma Freethought Convention 2011, July 30. By Abbie Smith.

Sex, God and Mom - Frank Schaeffer interview

Frank Schaeffer, books "Crazy for God", and "Sex, Mom & God".

FFRF Interviews Frank Schaeffer (Part 1 of 2)

FFRF Interviews Frank Schaeffer (Part 2 of 2)

Freethought Radio, FFRF, August 13, 2011

Worldwide Religious Intolerance on the Rise

Father Jonathan Morris discusses a new poll on the growth of religious persecution and intolerance throughout the world.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fischer: God Allows Women To Be President Only as a Last Resort

Christian Bryan Fischer explains that God put men in charge of home, the church, society, and government and will only allow a woman to be president if no man is qualified.

Can Londoners Justify U.K. Riots?

Father Jonathan Morris discusses the reasoning behind the unrest in London.

TV tricks of the trade - Quotes and cutaways

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Bible's Buried Secrets

Awsome documentary by PBS Nova about the Holy Bible

Video streaming by Ustream

The Bible's Buried Secrets
. Aired November 18, 2008 on PBS

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Marriage of Skepticism and Wonder

Taken from "The Demon Haunted World" (1996).

A True Believer's Journey from Faith to Agnosticism - William Morgan

DR. William Morgan: To the Mountaintop and Down: A True Believer's Journey from Faith to Agnosticism

The first speaker, Bill Morgan, has an M.A. in Political Science and Ph.D in History from the University of Southern California. In 1965, Dr. Morgan was appointed to the founding faculty of Oral Roberts University and rose from Instructor to Professor of History in 1973. He was a true believer.

Oklahoma Freethought Convention 2011 (speech 1 of 5) - Dr. William Morgan

Now an agnostic and private businessman, Dr. Morgan speaks about his experiences at ORU and his journey out of superstition into reason.

On July 30th, 2011, the Atheist Community of Tulsa held a one-day event at All Souls Unitarian Church (yes...a church). Speakers included Dr. William Morgan, biologist Abbie Smith, The Thinking Atheist, AronRa and Matt Dillahunty.

The Importance of Mourning on Tisha B'Av

Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Director of Jewish Treats' parent organization, the National Jewish Outreach Program, speaks about the Fast Day of Tisha B'Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. By relating a story about the great French leader Napoleon Bonaparte, Rabbi Buchwald shares why he believes that mourning on this day is of the utmost importance.

Napoleon was marching through Europe when he came across a Jewish town and stopped in front of a synagogue. He heard the people inside crying. Napoleon entered the synagogue and saw the people sitting on the floor with candles weeping. He asked one of the congregants "Why do you cry?" He was told that the Temple had been destroyed. Assuming that this had recently happened, Napoleon asked "When was it destroyed?" The Jewish man answered, "We're talking about the great Temples in Jerusalem that were destroyed first by the Babylonians and then by the Romans 2000 years ago." Napoleon was taken aback. He said "Anyone who can mourn the destruction of a Temple for 2000 years will surely see that Temple rebuilt." Tonight we begin the Fast of Tisha B'Av, which is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, marking the destruction of First Temple by the Babylonians and the Second Temple by the Romans. Its amazing that Jews still mourn over the Temple. Rabbi Buchwald believes that this is an authentic and genuine Jewish mourning. In fact, he believes so strongly in the mourning of Tisha B'Av that he believes that it is only those people who mourn on Tisha B'Av will ever remember that there was a Holocaust. As recognized as the Holocaust is today, and with all the institutions and memorials that have been established, he still believes that it will only be those who mourn on Tisha B'Av that will truly remember the Holocaust, because this national day of mourning represents all the mourning for all the tragedies that occurred to the Jewish people.

May you have a meaningful fast and may the words of Napoleon come true in our day and age!

Learn more about the Fast Day of Tisha B'Av with this post from the Jewish Treats archives (

Tisha B'Av
Tonight, at sunset, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar begins. Known as the Fast of the 9th of Av (Tisha B'Av), the observances of the day are very similar to Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. In addition to fasting (no food or drink) for a 25 hour period from sundown Monday to nightfall on Tuesday, additional restrictions include refraining from washing, using lotions, wearing leather shoes and marital relations.

Aside from the synagogue service, there are two major distinctions between the two days: 1. Work (creative labor) is permitted on Tisha B'Av, and 2. Tisha B'Av's customs are mourning oriented, while Yom Kippur's observances have a more joyous tone as we celebrate our anticipated absolution from sin via the suppression of our physical needs. After all, we are compared on Yom Kippur to angels (which is also why we wear white).

Like the 17th of Tammuz, there are five events commemorated on Tisha B'Av (Mishnah Ta'anit 4:6).

1. God's decree that the Israelites would wander in the wilderness for 40 years.

2. The destruction of the First Temple.

3. The destruction of the Second Temple.

4. The end of the Bar Kochba revolt, when the Romans destroyed the city of Betar.

5. The city of Jerusalem was plowed over by Turnus Rufus, a Roman general.

Atheist Experience #721: Viewer Calls

Matt Dillahunty and Beth Presswood talk about Beth's first (prank) call to the show as "Eve", then go to viewer calls.

The Atheist Experience TV Show Atheist Experience #721: Viewer Calls
Host: Matt Dillahunty
Co-host: Beth Presswood

The Atheist Experience ( is a weekly cable access television show in Austin, Texas geared at a non-atheist audience. The Atheist Experience is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin.

The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.

Release Date: August 9, 2011
Runtime: 58:31

AFA: How Can Ann Coulter Support GOProud and Call Herself Christian?

Fred Jackson, Ed Vitagliano and Buster Wilson of the American Family Association's "AFA Report" can't understand how Ann Coulter can consider herself a Christian while also supporting GOProud.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Real God: An Epiphany

DarkMatter2525 wrote: Because I was constantly being told that I'm rejecting God, and I knew that wasn't true, I decided to research rejection, which made me aware of its effects. My studies took me in a completely unexpected direction. The epiphany (pun intended) was rather shocking.

The evidence indicates that the personal god is a manifestation of the ego, which explains a plethora of theistic tendencies, including their typical dislike of atheists, who theists subconsciously perceive to be rejecting a part of themselves. God is Tyler Durden; and the first rule of Jesus Club is you have to talk about Jesus Club. The second rule of Jesus Club is you have to talk about Jesus Club.

Fox News: Cancer Patient 'Cured By God's Voice'

Divine intervention? Man believes it was faith that cured cancer.

Cured of cancer by God's voice

August 7, 2011 on Fox News

Mike Bickle Has Repeatedly Been Attacked By Demons

Christian Mike Bickle of the International House of Prayer explains that he has been personally attacked by demonic spirits at least ten times in his life.

The New Apostolic Reformation & Rick Perry

Rick Perry's Army of God

With: Mike Bickle, John Benefiel, prophet Cindy Jacobs, C. Peter Wagner, pastor John Hagee all from the movement called the New Apostolic Reformation. Believers fashion themselves modern-day prophets and apostles. They have taken Pentecostalism, with its emphasis on ecstatic worship and the supernatural, and given it an adrenaline shot.

The New Apostolic Reformation & Rick Perry (Part 1 of 2). It really starts 4:20 in.

Rick Perry's Army of God illustration by Mario Zucca

Interview with Forrest Wilder from The Texas Observer.
The New Apostolic Reformation & Rick Perry (Part 2 of 2).

The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, August 10, 2011

Read: Rick Perry’s Army of God in The Texas Observer.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

John Benefiel: The Statue of Liberty Is a "Demonic Idol"

John Benefiel, an endorser of Gov. Rick Perry's "The Response" prayer rally, says that the Statue of Liberty is a demonic idol.

Barton: If Christians Ran America, The Government Would Stop Helping The Poor

David Barton explains that everything would be different would be if people who actually followed Christ ran things, including foreign policy, economics, and education.

Bachmann: Politics Is Not My Career, I Am Just Trying To Be Faithful

Michele Bachmann tells says politics is neither fun nor her career, but she has been called to run and is just trying to be faithful.

August 2011

Fischer: Our Military Strength Is Determined By Our Spiritual Strength

Bryan Fischer says the strength of our military depends upon the Christian strength of the nation and Christians need to be in positions of authority within the military because God will give them winning battle plans.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Some Atheist Optimism in America

Matt Dillahunty & Beth talks with a caller about atheist in America

The Atheist Experience, #720,
Clip from Ustream post show.
Sunday, August 7, 2011.

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"Atheist Experience" is a trademark of the Atheist Community of Austin.

The Response: Praying to End Abortion

Alveda King, Lila Rose, and other anti-choice activists pray during Gov. Rick Perry's "The Response" prayer rally to end abortion in America.

Open your eyes!

August 6, 2011

Pat Robertson: Perry Governs by The Bible

Pat Robertson praises Rick Perry for founding "his administration on the Bible"

From The 700 Club, August 2011

De-Conversion Stories

De-Conversion Stories - The Thinking Atheist Radio Podcast #28

Show date: August 7, 2011

Knowledge Report: Targeting Celebrities

Former Celebrity Center executive Karen Pressley explains how Scientology would target stars like Brad Pitt for recruitment into the group.

Governor Perry's Day of Prayer

Father Jonathan Morris discussed Texas Gov. Perry's 'day of prayer.'

Fox News August 7, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Response: Blessing the Generations

James Dobson prays for the next generation while Vonette Bright wants to see 10 Commandments and prayer in school, while Laura Allred weeps a prayer of thanks for the older generation.

August 6, 2011

The Response: Religious Right and GOP Leaders United In Prayer

Rick Perry
David Barton
Tony Perkins
Penny Nance
Gov. Rick Scott
Gov. Sam Brownback
Jim Garlow
and John Hagee speak and pray at "The Response."

The face of evil. August 6, 2011

Pray for Texas, or Laugh at it?

Rick Perry is having a prayer convention to correct the problems that he was too incompetent to solve, and that it was his job to solve!

We are all Africans Tshirts

The Response: Pray For Revival In Israel

Speaker at Rick Perry's The Response prays for revival in Israel.

August 6, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Americans Seek Spiritual Guidance as Market Sputters

Father Jonathan Morris discusses what people are doing to cope with the continued economic strife.

August 2011

The Response: Mike Bickle Rails Against "Redefining Love" and False Religions

Speaking at "The Response," IHOP's Mike Bickle rails against those who would "redefine love" and urges Christians to take a stand against it and other religions.

There is no other god than Jesus.

Meet Gov. Rick Perry's Choice of Preachers for Jesus

Governor Rick Perry of Texas is holding an official prayer "response" for Americans to come to Jesus, at Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX, August 6, 2011.

Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council.

John Benefiel, Bryan Fischer

Hardball with Chris Matthews, MSNBC, August 5, 2011

Daniel Dennett on William Lane Craig

Following a presentation of theistic arguments by William Lane Craig, Daniel C Dennett gives an impromptu appraisal.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Rick Perry: Pray Against Taxes

Rick Perry says he will use his "apolitical" prayer rally to pray against taxes and regulations

Friday, August 5, 2011

William Lane Craig and Christopher Hitchens - purpose of human existence

William Lane Craig and Christopher Hitchens answer a question on the purpose of human existence.

The purpose of human existence.

This is a high quality video clip taken from a debate between the two of them on April 4, 2009 at Biola University.

Watch the full debate William Lane Craig vs Christopher Hitchens - Does God Exist?

Beating Astronomical Odds

Unbelievable. Or not.

Everything, everywhere, is currently defying astronomical odds. Nobody cares, though, unless you can somehow correctly assert the outcome ahead of time. Nobody was there to do that at the big bang. Nobody was there to say that all this is happening because over 13 billion years from now, there will be humans, and it's all for them. Normally, I wouldn't believe that anyone could have such hubris. Then, I met some theists. They say that indeed everything was specially fashioned for we humans. And who told them that? Why...other humans, of course! Inevitably, though, the universe will reclaim them.

William Lane Craig

ABC Nightline: The Atheist and Her Brain - Margaret Downey

About Margaret Downey who was shout in the head

August 3, 2011 on ABC Nightline

Mr. Deity and the Believing Brain

Mr. Deity seeks help to make his creatures more gullible.

Guest start Michael Shermer

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Robertson, Spencer: Media Hates America, Loves Islam

Christian Pat Robertson and Robert Spencer say that media love Islam because they hate America

Bill Maher: Obama's Magic Is Gone!

Bill Maher talks about Mormon Mitt Romney, Barack Obama.

The Ed Show, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson substituting, MSNBC, 8-3-2011

Harry Jackson is Prophet Of God

On TBN, Harry Jackson discusses 7 Mountains Dominionism, says prophets are coming to Congress and host Phil Munsey calls him a "Prophet of God."

Forged interview with Bart D Ehrman on Coast to Coast AM

Interviewed by Ian Punnett on Coast to Coast AM, Bart Ehrman explains that many books of the New Testament are forgeries written by unknown authors.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Leave the textbook supplements alone!

Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network, urges the board to leave the (scientifically correct) textbook supplements alone.

Where: Austin, Texas, USA.
When: July 21, 2011

Huckabee On Toxic Political Atmosphere

Mike Huckabee talks with Christian Pat Robertson on politics

Texas textbook supplements hearing: Teach both sides?

Pro-creationist Jonathan Saenz of the Liberty Institute urges the Texas board of education to adhere to the March 2009 science standards when evaluating textbook supplements.

Where: Austin, TX. USA.
When: July 21, 20111

Understanding evolution

Fischer: Perry Leading The Way In Uniting Christianity With Politics

Bryan Fischer says Gov. Rick Perry's prayer rally is so important because it is an effort to unify politics and Christianity, without which America cannot survive.

Is Jesus the Jewish Messiah? (video debate)

This is the first clip from a debate Lee Strobel hosted between Dr. Michael Brown and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (Shalom in the home). Michael very articulately explains some reasons, the Rabbi has a shocking response, and Michael gives his response.

Is Jesus the Jewish Messiah? (1 of 2) Debate - Dr. Michael Brown vs Shmuley Boteach

Is Jesus the Jewish Messiah? (2 of 2) Debate - Dr. Michael Brown vs Shmuley Boteach

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Why Kalam Fails

William Lane Craig has made this argument quite famous, but I see the whole thing as sophistry. TheoreticalBullshit, a very intelligent young man I was pleased to meet in person, has managed to get William Lane Craig to respond to this argument (though Craig uses a strawman...big surprise). Craig's response was arrogant and disingenuous.

James Robison: "Godliness Is The Solution" To Our Economic Problems

James Robison says the key to economic recovery is to put Christians in charge.

Catholic Bishops Against Budget Cuts?

Father Jonathan Morris discusses with Stuart Varney the Roman-Catholic Church's stance on the U.S. debt.

Fox Business. 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners, or as they are usually referred to in the literature "non-caloric" sweeteners or "high-intensity" sweeteners, address the problem of sugar calorie excess in our diet. They've been demonstrated to support weight loss or maintenance, reduce cavities and can be part of a healthy lifestyle.

Much focus has been on

CSPI report:
I disagree with CSPI on about 25% of their rankings, but I appreciate that they take a very conservative stance.

1. Comp Funct Genomics. 2010. In vivo cytogenetic studies on aspartame.
2. Drug Chem Toxicol. 2004 Aug;27(3):257-68. Genotoxicity of aspartame.
3. Am J Ind Med. 2010 Dec;53(12):1197-206. Aspartame administered in feed, beginning prenatally through life span, induces cancers of the liver and lung in male Swiss mice.
4. Toxicol In Vitro. 2011 Feb;25(1):286-93. In vitro effect of aspartame in angiogenesis induction.

5. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2009 Oct;55(1):1-5. An overview of the safety of sucralose.
6. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2009 Oct;55(1):6-12. Expert panel report on a study of Splenda in male rats.
7. Food Chem Toxicol. 2000;38 Suppl 2:S53-69. Acute and subchronic toxicity of sucralose.
8. Food Chem Toxicol. 2000;38 Suppl 2:S71-89. A combined chronic toxicity/carcinogenicity study of sucralose in Sprague-Dawley rats.
9. Food Chem Toxicol. 2000;38 Suppl 2:S91-7. A carcinogenicity study of sucralose in the CD-1 mouse.

10. Horm Metab Res. 1987 Jun;19(6):233-8. The effect of artificial sweetener on insulin secretion. 1. The effect of acesulfame K on insulin secretion in the rat (studies in vivo).
11. Food Chem Toxicol. 1997 Dec;35(12):1177-9. In vivo cytogenetic studies on mice exposed to acesulfame-K--a non-nutritive sweetener.

General reviews:
12. Ann Oncol. 2004 Oct;15(10):1460-5. Artificial sweeteners--do they bear a carcinogenic risk?
13. Yale J Biol Med. 2010 Jun;83(2):101-8. Gain weight by "going diet?" Artificial sweeteners and the neurobiology of sugar cravings
14. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1996 Mar;20 Suppl 2:S12-7. Effect of sucrose and sweeteners on appetite and energy intake.
15. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Jan;89(1):1-14. Nonnutritive sweetener consumption in humans: effects on appetite and food intake and their putative mechanisms.
16. Physiol Behav. 2010 Apr 26;100(1):55-62. High-intensity sweeteners and energy balance.
17. Physiol Behav. 2009 Dec 7;98(5):618-24. Effect of moderate intake of sweeteners on metabolic health in the rat.
18. Food Addit Contam. 2006 Apr;23(4):327-38. The intake of intense sweeteners - an update review.

iRenew Scam Explained

A short explanation of how the iRenew Bracelets work. They do not actually effect or help improve strength/balance/or flexibility. Supposedly we are exposed to "Positive Ions" from radio waves.

iRenew/Energy Factor bands, expose you to "Negative Ions" which help balance everything out. It seems strange that one could receive such medical benefits in a few seconds of wearing the band, while one has been exposed to radio waves for decades. It's not possible.

Epic Creationist Fails of Our Time #2

Giant animals

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