Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Robertson: Gay Marriage is "Death Knell" of Democratic Party

Pat Robertson on the 700 Club says the Democrats have a "death wish" if the party endorses marriage equality in its platform.

Video from The 700 Club on CHristian Broadcasting Network

Barber: Legal Abortion to Blame for Colorado Shooting

Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver and Matt Barber link reproductive rights to the Colorado movie theatre massacre.

Video by Liberty Counsel. July 2012

Synthetic Biology and the Origin of Life

British Humanist Association's 10th annual Darwin Day lecture presented by Adam Rutherford and introduced by Steve Jones.

The Q&A can be heard at: http://poddelusion.co.uk/blog/2012/02/13/darwin-day-lecture-2012/. Starts at 50:57.

International Darwin Day

Monday, July 30, 2012

An introduction to Humanism

Humanism is sometimes mistaken for another form of religion, or something which is very complex. Here, some well known humanists explain that all humanism really is, is people wanting to live ethical and happy lives, thinking for themselves, without religion imposing its own morals on them which are not necessarily compatible with living ethically today.

Gaywatch - Holdouts Edition

The Boy Scouts of America reaffirms its ban on openly gay boys and adult leaders, and Chick-fil-A's exclusionary policy incurs the wrath of the Muppets.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Monday July 23, 2012

Show with AronRa and James Randi

The Magic Sandwich Show number 30 with AronRa and James Randi.

This was a one off show organised at the last minute.

As a result we did not have the same control over the audio quality. We were relying on the hotels' wireless connection. A hardwired connection would have been better, but the hotel would have charged us $1,000 for a hardwire connection.

As a result the audio quality varies from poor ro terrrible. Sorry! There was nothing we could do about it.

The MSS - Number 30 - 15 July 2012

Time line.

00:00 general chat between AronRa and James Randi

36:24 Discussion about what atheism is.

38:31 James talks about his experience meeting Eric Hovind.

40:56 The homeopathy law suit.

43:33 Can a christian be a critical thinker?

45:37 Candidates for the Golden Pigasus awards.

The MSS - Number 30 - Part 2 - 15 Jul 2012

Time line:

00:00 Claims for the $1 million

08:47 Can James pull something interesting from behind Aron's ear? and, if you could bring someone back from the dead who would it be?

11:07 Has anyone taken legal action against the JREF for not having been given the $1 million prize?

14:34 If god did exist, and you met him/her, what would you say to him/her?


The Atheist Experience #771 of July 22, 2012, with Matt Dillahunty and Jen Peeples.

Index: 1:58 Jen talks about "godparents";
9:32 Greg (OR);
18:56 Brent (CA);
24:31 Mark (ON, Canada);
33:40 Micah (NC);
47:04 Garry (UK);
47:59 Isaac (CA);
52:39 Matt's little rant;
53:34 Joey (CA).

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.

The Non-Prophets 11.8

Atheist podcast

You can skip the first 7 minuts

From June 2012
The Non-Prophets podcast
From Austin, Texas, USA.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Science or pseudoscience, with Nadir Ahmed

Talk about Islam

Info on fasting:

Venus Project mentioned by Jack: http://www.thevenusproject.com/
History of STDs: http://www.answers.com/topic/sexually-transmitted-diseases-a-brief-history

The Jinn And Tonic Show from July 28th 2012

Mississppi Church Refuses to Marry Black Couple

The First Babtist Church in Mississippi would not marry Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson because they are black.

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ABC News Mississppi Church Refuses to Marry Black Couple

Bibles Swapped for "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Travelers need a 500-page book about an inexperienced 22-year-old getting worked over good by a sociopathic businessman with a shvantz like a kielbasa.

Ezekiel 23:19-20
Nahum 3:5-6

Video from The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. Wednesday July 25, 2012

The Non-Prophets 11.10

Hosted by Denis Loubet, Russell Glasser, Matt Dillahunty, Shilling Cadena, and Thad Engling. Blasphemously entertaining current events commentary from Austin's loudest, funniest atheists, on the front lines against the fundie onslaught!

The Non-Prophets 11.10
Show from July 2012

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.

Aaron Fruh: Gay Marriage Brought the Flood

Pastor claims that God destroys any civilization that legalizes gay marriage

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Medieval Warm Period -- fact vs. fiction

This video looks at the scientific research to answer three basic questions: 1) Was the Medieval Warm Period global? 2) Was it warmer than today? 3) And what does this all mean anyway? I examine the internet feud over the hockey stick and the various myths and misinterpretations about the Medieval Warm Period that seem to be rife on the Internet. My sources for the myths are blogs and videos; my sources for the facts are scientific papers.


0:45 Christopher Monckton interview with Alan Coren

01:23 http://www.co2science.org/education/reports/prudentpath/ch1.php and http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/blogwatch/nova_hidden...

02:18 Ibid

02:42 "Global-scale temperature patterns and climate forcing over the past six centuries" -- ----- Mann Bradley and Hughes, Nature 1998

02:50 "Northern Hemisphere Temperatures During the Past Millennium: Inferences, Uncertainties, and Limitations" Mann Bradley and Hughes, American Geophysical Union. 1999

03:03 "Hockey sticks, principal components, and spurious significance" -- McIntyre and McKitrick, Geophysical Research Letters 2005

03:18 "Surface Temperature Reconstructions for the Last 2,000 years" National Academy of Sciences

03:41 "Ad Hoc Committee Report on the 'Hockey Stick' Global [sic] Climate Reconstruction" -- Edward Wegman, published in Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 2008

"Climate study gets pulled after charges of plagiarism" http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/globalwarming/2011-05-15-climate-stud...

04:21 "Proxy-based reconstructions of hemispheric and global surface temperature variations over the past two millennia" Mann et al, PNAS 2008

05:10 "Orbital Forcing of Tree Ring Data" Esper et al, Nature Climate Change 2012

05:20 Daily Mail story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2171973/Tree-ring-study-proves...


07:00 "Catastrophe Denied" by Warren Myer

07:37 "Highly variable Northern Hemisphere temperatures reconstructed from low- and high-resolution proxy data" -- Moberg, Nature 2005


08:28 Joannenova.com


08:50 Ibid

09:01 http://www.skepticalscience.com/new-remperature-reconstruction-vindicates.html

09:15 "The Great Global Warming Swindle" -- by Martin Durkin Channel 4

09:26 "Global Warming Sunspots Explained" by David Archibald

09:31 "Catastrophe Denied" by Warren Myer

09:35 "The Truth About Global Warming" by David Icke

09:48 IPCC report, Chapter 7, 1990

10:10 McIntyre

10:19 "High-resolution palaeoclimatology of the last millennium: a review of current status and future prospects" Jones et al, The Holocene, 2009

11:40 Global Warming (or is it Global Cooling)' http://rogerfromnewzealand.wordpress.com/porky-no-3-ipcc-attempts-to-change-h...

14:59 Joannenova.com

17:24 "Unstoppable Solar Cycles" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl4Pz1mwBao

19:10 "Extra-tropical Northern Hemisphere land temperature variability over the past 1000 years" Cook et al., Quaternary Science Reviews 2004

19:24 "Long-Term Aridity Changes in the Western United States" -- Cook et al, Science 2004
See also: "Drought Reconstructions for the Continental United States" -- Cook et al, Journal of Climate 2004

19:27 "The 'Mediaeval Warm Period' drought recorded in Lake Huguangyan, tropical South China" -- Chu et al, The Holocene 2002

19:29 "Amazonia suffered immense drought between 700-800 AD and 1000-1100 AD" (Fire, Climate Change and Biodiversity in Amazonia: a Late Holocene Perspective. M. Bush. Phil. Trans. Royal Society. 2008. Archaeological Evidence for the Impact of Mega-Nino Events on Amazonia during the past two Millennia. B. Meggers. Smithsonian. 1994.)

19:33 http://www.newscientist.com/movie/usmap

19:45 "Drought Under Global Warming: a review" -- Aiguo Dai, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 2011

Stephen Fry: Genesis is hilarious

Out of the Closet

Report on the billboards in Washington with the "Out of the Closet" message sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Spokane, WA. July 26, 2012

Should Math Be Taught In Schools?

Should Math Be Taught In Schools?

Miss USA 2011 parody — Should Math Be Taught In Schools?

Video by @mackenzief, @kevgot, Leslie Collins, @gracehelbig, @lorrainecink, @jencurran, @risasarachan, @FarynEinhorn, Corinne Donly, @sarajanetaylor, @ericmpearson, Elias Altman, @mclendaniel. Music by Estevan Carlos.

Evolution taught in school - Miss USA 2011

Friday, July 27, 2012

Alfa Romeo astrology

The Top Gear team try to work out if there is any relationship between astrology and owning an Alfa Romeo GT. From the BBC.

Top Gear on Alfa Romeo GT - Alfa astrology - by BBC

Florida Pastor: Gays Can't Handle the Truth

Pastor Jack Hakimian says gay rights supporters complain about his anti-gay screeds in public schools because they can't handle the truth

Video by AFA Channel, July 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Evolution taught in school - Miss USA 2011

Should evolution be taught in school

Miss USA 2011, the 60th anniversary of the Miss USA pageant, will be held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 19, 2011.

Derren Brown - Something Wicked This Way Comes

Derren Brown - Something Wicked This Way Comes (Live)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Godless Parenting Chat: What Do You Do To Bring Up God-Free Children?

Features Dan Fincke, PZ Myers, Ophelia Benson and Russell Glaser, with Kylie Sturgess as the host.v

Big thanks to Digital Cuttlefish and Taslima Nasrin for contributing via email; apologies to everyone (especially Al Stefanelli!) who couldn’t join.

Books and sites mentioned:

Junior Skeptic insert in the Skeptic Magazine.
Really Really Big Questions About Faith — Julian Baggini
Evolution: How We And All Living Things Came To Be — Daniel Loxton
Parenting Beyond Belief – Dale McGowan
Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief – Dale McGowan
The Young Atheist’s Handbook — Alom Shaha
The Book of Rachael — Leslie Cannold
Maybe Yes, Maybe No — Dan Barker
Camp Quest
Foundation Beyond Belief

Token Skeptic Podcast from July 2012

Scrabble on the Space Station by Seth Andrews

Seth was the keynote speaker at the 2012 Oklahoma Freethought Convention. His presentation takes an often humorous look at the claims of religion in the Age of Information.

This speech has been abridged from the "live" version for time and features a few extra visuals for the YouTube audience. There's a brief drop-out of audio at the 45:30 mark, due to a loss of feed from the house sound system.

'Big Gay' Wants 'To Go Ahmadinejad on Chick-fil-A'

AFA's Bryan Fischer says gays are the real bullies who are "trying to go Ahmadinejad on Chick-fil-A, they want them wiped off the face of the map."

Video from AFA Channel July 2012

Should Creationists be allowed to run schools?

James Williams. Lecturer in Education
Michael Reiss. Educationalist and Anglican priest
Video from Sunday Morning Live. BBC1 22 July 2012

All women Islamic TV launched

New Islamic TV channel launched this Ramadan. What makes this TV channel unique is that all women presenters are Niqabbed. They adhere to Islamic dress code and are covered from head to toe.

Video from June 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Skeptics with a K - Episode #077 Live

A live episode of the podcast Skeptics with a K - with video this time

Skeptics with a K podcast

Bryan Fischer: Liberals to blame for Aurora Shooting

American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer says liberals and public schooling are to blame for the massacre in Aurora, Colorado.

Video by AFA Channel July 2012

Move to ban quack products

Cure for AIDS, cancer and more

NSW Minster for Health in 2002


ONE second to change your life

The software used to make this video is free! It's called celestia, and while it can be a little awkward to use, when you know what you are doing it's very powerful. www.shatters.net/celestia/ (their website is currently down ) :-( Just some rough conversions. 1 year is ~ 30 mn seconds (30 000 000s) 1 light year (distance) is ~ 30 mn light seconds (30 000 000s) 1 light year per second (velocity) is ~ 30 mn x speed of light. ~5 minutes, length of this video ~5 years ago, the iphone ~40 years ago, man walks on the moon ~150 years ago, first electric lightbulb ~400 years ago, enlightenment ~4 000 years ago, pyramids ~50 000 years ago, first human art ~5 000 000 years ago, first human use of fire http://thunderf00t.org

Religious Education vs Indoctrination into the Spartan Mindset

Liberty Counsel's Shawn Akers thinks a lawsuit over religious education out of Spartanburg, South Carolina highlights the differences between the worldview of the Founding Fathers ... and the warriors of ancient Sparta.

Liberty Counsel, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Evolution and Creation by Matt from Norway

Matt from Norway disproves Evolution on the The Atheist Experience number 768

This video is from July 1, 2012

Homo Sapiens - Who Are We?

An attempt to make a small scale science documentary on human evolution. This is Chapter One. Human evolution is a dynamic subject which is constantly being updated. The Information presented tries to be timely information.

Homo Sapiens - Who Are We ? Chapter One

An Indecent Proposal from Sarah Silverman

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has committed $100 million to defeat Barack Obama. Sarah Silverman has a proposal for Sheldon Adelson...

produced by Barnacle Studios.
Amy York Rubin - director/producer.

Atheist bewilderment and frustration in the face of nice Christian nonsense

Scene from Extras series one, "Kate Winslet", in a conversation all atheists will recognise only too well.

Ricky Gervais act outs atheist bewilderment and frustration in the face of nice Christian nonsense

Save Maryam

This video is a pro Muslim video for your information.

Please don't donate

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mr. Deity and The Equation

Mr. Deity frantically throws together his own version of science in an attempt to save his job.

The Failure of Christian "Science"

The Atheist Experience #770 of July 15, 2012, with Matt Dillahunty and Don Baker.

1:57 Don: Failure of Christian "science";
21:33 David (FL);
29:27 Matt (Oslo, Norway);
30:07 Evan (CO);
36:11 Anthony (NY); 57:23.

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.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

American Dhimmi

Video by Pat Condell, 2012

This Tragedy was YOUR Fault

Who was to blame for the movie theater killing spree?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Pixar's 'Brave' is Part of Satan's Plot to Undermine God's Plan for Mankind

Cal Beisner explains that Satan is out to attack God's mandate for mankind to "be fruitful and multiply" and subdue the earth and that movies like "Brave" are all part of that effort.

Video by AFA Channel


In the real world - where Christians don't live - Brave is about arrange marrige, which the girl Merida won't participate in.

Mr. Deity and the Host

Mr. Deity and Timmy conspire to test out the new gadget from R&D.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Scientology: Mark Bunker on Ask an Atheist

Mark Bunker spoke about Scientology on this Seattle based radio show.

This is Ask an Atheist from July 15, 2012

Boykin Wonders if Obama is a Muslim Brotherhood Member

FRC's VP Jerry Boykin wonders if Obama is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, doubts his Christian faith.

The Nation of Islam (an USA-organisation) and Muslim Brotherhood (an Egypt organisation) has nothing in commen.


Should we promote contraception in developing country

Caroline Farrow, Catholic Christian
Melinda Gages
John Redford, Catholic theologian
Maaike Van Min

Video by BBC1 15 July 2012 Sunday Morning

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Brian Dalton (Mr.Deity) Imagine No Religion

Mr. Deity's Talk at the Imagine No Religion conference May 2011. Talk about religion ... most Christianity and Mormonism.

All things that exist have a cause.

The God of Abraham does not have a cause.

Therefore, the God of Abraham does not exist.

Brewer on SB 1070: Jesus 'Got Me Here'

Anti-immigrant AZ Gov. Jan Brewer says the aftermath of SB 1070 was toughest on her, only had Jesus to rely on.

Video by Christian Broadcasting Network

Scientology: Mark Bunker on Toronto Radio

I appeared on the John Moore radio show on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto to talk about Scientology during the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes divorce.

Interview from July 5, 2012

Gay Biological Parents Should be Denied Custody and Only Allowed Supervised Visits

Bryan Fischer says that any parent "who goes into the homosexual lifestyle after siring children" should be denied custody and allowed only supervised visits with their children.

Video from AFA Channel, July 2012

Mr. Deity and the Evil

After creating the universe, Mr. Deity and Larry decide what evil they'll allow.

Video from 2006. The first Mr. Deity

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Atheist Billboard - Omaha, NE

Report on the billboard in Nebraska with the message "Don't believe in God? Join the club!" sponsored by the Omaha Coalition of Reason.

July 16, 2012

Scientology: Mark Bunker on Montreal Radio

Mark Bunker appeared on the Aaron Rand Radio Show on CJAD to talk about Scientology in connection to the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes divorce.

From July 5, 2012

Science and spirituality

Genie Scott shares her thoughts about science, faith, and meaning; questions science can't answer; what nonscientists can do to promote science; and more.

When: October 2010.
Where: Worldview Naturalism.com

Fischer: Lesson from Penn State is Keep Gays out of the Boy Scouts

Bryan Fischer says the lesson from the Freeh Report on that abuse at Penn State is that gays must be kept out of the Boy Scouts.

Video from Focal Point on AFA Channel, 2012

Pat Robertson: Dump Your Muslim Girlfriend

Pat Robertson says "no way" to interfaith marriage and says a Christian viewer should not marry his Muslim girlfriend.

Video from The 700 Club on Christian Broadcasting Network, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Scientology: Memorial for Karen de la Carriere's Son

Karen de la Carrierre held a memorial for her son Alexander whose father is the president of Scientology, Heber Jentzsch. Karen has been declared a Suppressive Person which caused Alexander to disconnect from her for the last two years of his life. She was not notified when Alexander died but found out about it through Facebook comments. She was barred from seeing her son's body and not allowed to receive his ashes.

Alot for pollution!

July 13, 2012

Best voice mail to atheist

Ask An Atheist promised during out 2012 Referendum 74 Stream-a-thon, if Ask An Atheist reached a certain fundraising level, they would play and then release the best voice mail we've received so far this year.

This generated a second, vaguely defined contest, where the first couple folks who do something artful with this very important message will receive something neat from Ask an Atheist.

This is post number 6000

Key & Peele: Ultimate Fighting Match Preview

Choosen by God.

Derek Johnson and Paulo Odbelis will go head-to-head this Saturday night in a UWL match.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Life as a Mormon, Critical Thinking, and the Mr. Deity Show

In this episode we interview Brian Dalton, a former member of the LDS church, and founder of the Mr. Deity Internet TV series -- which explores religious belief from a skeptical point of view, using satire. Mr. Deity focuses on the every-day life God, and everything He must endure has he attempts to manage his creation.

In part 1, we discuss Brian's early years, his experience with the LDS church, his disaffection from the church, his views on religion, and the making of Mr. Deity. Towards the end, we are very blessed to spend a few minutes with Mr. Deity himself.

In part 2, we captured Brian's plenary address from the 2010 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium, where Brian tells more of his story, and also acts out a few Mr. Deity scenes with his wife, Amy (Lucy/Lucifer).

Becky Fischer: Children are so usable in Christianity

Christian Becky Fischer: "Children are so usable in Christianity"

This video is part of the documentary Jesus Camp.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Secularism explaned


National Secular Society and The British Humanist Association

Underling's video intro to his excellent list of resources on belief and science issues: http://www.youtu.be/VX45gTu5UpQ

Trusting women to decide - Sinead Redmond

Sinead Redmond talks to Dublin Atheists in the Pub about how she set up the Facebook group 'Unlike Youth Defence, I trust women to decide their lives for themselves' and how she organized a protest at Leinster House against misleading advertisements about the impact of abortion on women.

Dublin Atheists in the Pub is a monthly social gathering organized by Atheist Ireland. Aoife McLysaght of Trinity College Dublin also spoke at this event about genetics, morality and evolutionary biology. Video of her talk will soon be online.

Reverend William Owens' Offensive Anti-Gay Politics

Christianity 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Watchmakers Argument

Circular logic

Special Pleading

God is not good - Part 4

In this series of videos all I have aimed to do is to show that god (yahweh) is not good when measured by any normal understanding of the word "good".

I have relied only on the one source that we have for god's character and nature - namely the bible.

I have only referred to the bible and have only quoted from the King James version of it.

I shall conclude the series in part 5 with a few more examples of yahweh's behaviour, character and nature.

The clip used at about 6.30 into the video come from "God on Trial".

Video by dprjones

Bible Decision is "Another Example of Government Assault on Religion"

Rep. Alan Nunnelee says the decision by the Defense Department to no longer allow editions of the Bible to be published bearing official US Military emblems is just another "government assault on religion."

Video by AFA Channel 2012

Dan Savage discusses bible at High School Journalism convention

Dan Savage, creator of the It Gets Better Project, was invited to speak as a keynote speaker at NSPA/ JEA's annual High School Journalism convention, Journalism on the Edge.

Waiting for Jesus

Words about Christians and there believe in Jesus

Video by Pat Condell 2012

Bryan Fischer: Gays Driven By A 'Dark, Venomous, Demonic Hatred'

The Christian Bryan Fischer says gays are the real haters because they are driven by a Christophobic, heterophobic demonic hatred.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Heroic Tales of 'Ex-Terrorist" Kamal Saleem

"Ex-terrorist" Kamal Saleem relates the time he was 8 years-old and leading a weapons smuggling mission into Israel which got his friend killed, causing him to carry his body back into Syria while being hunted by the Israeli military.

Video from Liberty Counsel 2012

John Hagee: Socialism Leads to the Antichrist

John Hagee says socialism has taken over America and is creating the type of violent environment that gives rise to leaders like Hitler, Stalin, and the Antichrist

Video from 2012

Jews Played Key Role in Establishing America

Its been 236 years since the establishment of the United States in 1776. And it was in 1492, when Columbus sailed the Ocean blue, that the Jews were expelled from Spain. Its believed that 5 of Columbus' crew members were Conversos, Jews who lived in hiding and who played a key role in the opening of the New World. Similarly, in 1776, several Jewish financiers played a key role in financing the Revolutionary War.

They've also played key roles in the development of America including roles in entertainment, defense, economy, education and so many other things that America has given the world. While America should be grateful for the role Jews played in it's development, we owe a great deal of gratitude to our founding fathers. We salute the 226th anniversary of America, it's people, it's government and it's goodness.

Mr. Deity and the Hitch

Timmy tells Mr. Deity that Hitch has arrived at the Pearly Gates.

Jen McCreight AI Pub Dublin Part 2

Jen McCreight / Blag Hag - speaks at Atheists in The Pub, Atheist Ireland, Dublin, July 2012 - Part 2 of 3 - (Q&A to follow) Watch Jen McCreight AI Pub Dublin Part 1

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Don't believe in God? Omaha

Report on the billboard in Nebraska with the message "Don't believe in God? Join the club!" sponsored by the Omaha Coalition of Reason.

July 9, 2012

Conspiracy Theories - The Thinking Atheist Radio

Atheists are often skeptical. About everything. And from time to time, atheist forums and Facebook pages will encounter claims that stand against the tide of accepted opinion.

They assert that 9/11 was an inside job. They insist that the moon landing was faked. They posit elaborate theories on everything from the JFK assassination, to the Roswell flying saucer to the death of Princess Diana.

What are some of the conspiracy theories you've encountered in your own circle? Do they have merit and warrant further time and attention? Or are they merely products of overactive imaginations?

Dr. Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine joins us. Plus, your calls and emails.

The Thinking Atheist radio podcast no. 65
Show date: July 10, 2012

Psychology of Conspiracy Theories
Debunking 9/11 conspiracy theorists at ground zero part 1.

AFA Weighs Google Boycott over Gay Rights Support

American Family Association's Buster Wilson floats boycott of Google over company's Legalize Love campaign against the criminalization of homosexuality.

Video from AFA Channel, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Best Christian Explains Abortion to Everyone

Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, takes a moment out of her busybody day, to settle once and for all America's most contentious subject: abortion. This video may offend some. But, then again, the truth always does . . .

Brought to you by: www.bettybowers.com

Betty can be found on Twitter

Deven Green's website

Pat Robertson: Ignore Bible on Slavery

Pat Robertson says we can ignore the parts of the Bible that permit slavery in the Old Testament

Video by The 700 Club on Christian Broadcasting Network

Graham Lotz: Pornography Sign of End Times

Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham, says pornography is a non-human invasion and a sign we are living in the End Times

Anne Graham Lotz, founder/president, Angel Ministeries

Monday, July 9, 2012

Why I am an Atheist, NOT Agnostic

ZOMGitsCriss is not an Agnostic Atheist. Seriously.

If ZOMGitsCriss really need to be a "type" of Atheist, she is a "de facto" Atheist.

Jen McCreight AI Pub Dublin Part 1

Jen McCreight / Blag Hag - speaks at Atheists in The Pub, Atheist Ireland, Dublin, July 2012.

New Particle Found! The Higgs Boson Exists!

New Particle Found! The Higgs Boson Exists!

Video by BBC America

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Higgs Boson - Is it the God Particle?

CERN/LHC Update: "The Higgs Boson - Is it the God Particle?"

CERN confirms existence of new particle consistent with Higgs boson. Is the Higgs boson the long-sought "God Particle"? And what do scientists think about the metaphor "The God Particle"?

The ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN presented their latest results in the search for the long-sought Higgs boson. Both experiments see strong indications for the presence of a new particle, which could be the Higgs boson, in the mass region around 126 gigaelectronvolts (GeV).

Believe in an America

Report on the billboard in Texas quoting JFK: "I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute" sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

July 6, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mandate That Everyone Attend Church And Tax Those Who Don't

Bryan Fischer says the government ought to mandate that every one attend church and tax those who don't.

Video from Focal Point on AFA Channel, June 2012

Physicist Brian Cox on the Higgs Boson

Discovery of the so-called "God particle" leaves its namesake still no where to be found.

Brian Edward Cox, OBE (born 3 March 1968) is a British particle physicist, a Royal Society University Research Fellow and a professor at the University of Manchester. He is a member of the High Energy Physics group at the University of Manchester, and works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland.

BBC news, 7-4-2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Muslims & Juice join hands to reverse Circumcision ban in Germany

Jewish and Muslim groups have protested after a German court banned the circumcision of young boys for religious reasons, in the first ruling of its kind in the country.

It ruled involuntary religious circumcision should be made illegal because it could inflict serious bodily harm on people who had not consented to it.

However, the ruling, which applies only to the Cologne area, said boys who consciously decided to be circumcised could have the operation.

The Central Council of Jews in Germany called the ruling an "unprecedented and dramatic intrusion" of the right to religious freedom, and an "outrageous and insensitive" act.

"Circumcision for young boys is a solid component of the Jewish religion and has been practised worldwide for millennia. This religious right is respected in every country around the world," president Dieter Graumann said in a statement.

The Central Council of Muslims in Germany called the sentence a "blatant and inadmissible interference" in the rights of parents.

According to the court ruling, "the fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity outweighs the fundamental rights of the parents".

"The child's body is permanently and irreparably changed by the circumcision. This change runs counter to the interests of the child, who can decide his religious affiliation himself later in life," it said.

Germany is home to about 4 million Muslims and 120,000 Jews.

Atheist Billboard - Lubbock, Texas, USA

Report on the billboard in Texas quoting JFK: "I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute" sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Julie Musgrave
Nick Ochsner
Brad Jurkovich, pastor, Victury Life Church

Atheist Billboard - Lubbock, TX

Video from July 5, 2012 by KAMC (ABC)

Self-Loathing Atheist or Phony Liar?

Kelly James Clark, author, "Abraham's Children"

"The Secular Coalition For America" story in the Washington Times: Pro-secular group going nationwide, gearing up for election.

The Cycle, MSNBC, 7-5-2012 with S. E. Cupp

Thursday, July 5, 2012

100,000 Ex-Gay Preachers will Heal AIDS victims, Bring Revival

Crazy Christian and anti-gay activist Lou Engle tells The Ramp youth group of his prophesy of 100,000 ex-gay preachers, some of whom he says will heal people with AIDS

Mat Staver & Kamal Saleem on 'Affirmative Action' for the Muslim Brotherhood

Mat Staver and Kamal Saleem claim that the Obama administration is filling our national security and military offices with unqualified Muslims in order to destroy our civilization.

Video by Liberty Counsil, July 2012

Colour Changing Card Trick

An amazing video

By Richard Wiseman

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Point of Inquiry in Studio with Jamie Kilstein, Ed Brayton, and more

For the 7/2/2012 episode of the Point of Inquiry podcast, we tried a little experiment. From Center for Inquiry headquarters in Amherst, NY, we filmed a special hour long program with multiple in-studio guests, including the famed atheist comedian Jamie Kilstein.

This show features:

When Doubt is a Crime: Michael De Dora, director of the Center for Inquiry Office of Public Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses the disturbing case of an Indonesian man who was recently sentenced to two and a half years in prison, just for questioning whether God exists.

Fox News Bashing, Redux: Chris Mooney responds to recent listener comments, some of them complimentary, some... not so much.

From the Culture Wars to... Chuck Norris: We talk with Ed Brayton, the blogger behind Dispatches from the Culture Wars and owner of the FreethoughtBlogs network, about recent church state issues—and his steady monitoring of everyone's favorite right wing karate menace.

Gotta Keep 'em Separated: Chris Mooney interview Jessica Ahlquist, the high school freethought activist who was recently victorious in her Rhode Island church-state lawsuit over a prayer banner displayed in her high school auditorium.

Jamie Kilstein: The hilarious atheist comedian and host of Citizen Radio discusses how he became an atheist, the future of the 99 percent, mixed martial arts, and his fighting challenge to right wing pundit Jonah Goldberg.

Produced by Adam Isaak
Special thanks to Ed Beck

Anderson Cooper Must Stop Reporting on LGBT stories

Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality and Vic Eliason of VCY America criticize Anderson Cooper after coming out of the closet.

July 7, 2012

Don't believe in God? Atheist Billboard

Report on the billboards in Idaho with the messages "Don't believe in God? Join the club" and "Are you good without God? Millions are" sponsored by the Treasure Valley Coalition of Reason.

Boise & Nampa, ID - Treasure Valley Coalition of Reason - Local news. July 3, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Obama Will Use 'Medical Nazis' to Force Doctors to Provide Treatment

Bryan Fischer says doctors will stop accepting patients if health care reform is not repealed and so President Obama will have to use "Medical Nazis" to force doctors to provide treatment to patients.

Yet another lie from the Christian Bryan Fischer, and yet another Nazi-moment.

Video from Focal Point on AFA Channel, July 2012

What is moral? Islam and Morality

Islam and Morality: What is moral?

The Jinn And Tonic Show from June 30th, 2012

Engaging Children in Science

World Skeptics Congress 2012: Samantha Stein, founder and director of Camp Quest UK (CQUK), with her talk "Engaging Children in Science".

Richard Dawkins - generic hate mail nightmare

Prof. Dawkins' reading of his hate mail. Religious logic is POTTY! So here's some more...

NB: Not really Richard Dawkins. Just somebody having fun.

The Atheist Experience #766 with fly evolution

The Atheist Experience Show #766 or June 17, 2012. Matt Dillahunty and Jen Peeples take viewer calls, including a long one on fly evolution.

Fruit Flies evolution starts 10:55 ends 35:45.

The Atheist Experience Show
June 17, 2012

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

Monday, July 2, 2012

It Gets Better at Brigham Young University

A message of hope and love to LGBT Mormon youth from the students of USGA (Understanding Same-Gender Attraction) which is an unofficial group of Brigham Young University students, faculty, and friends who wish to strengthen families and the BYU community by providing a place for open, respectful discussions on the topic of same-gender attraction. USGA is not an appropriate forum for angry, vulgar, or profane remarks of any kind, nor for expressions of antagonism against any person or organization. In order to foster an environment of respect and understanding, we ask all participants to be respectful of BYU, the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints (Mormon), and the beliefs and experiences of others. Find USGA on Facebook at: facebook.com/groups/byuusga

After the Storm - Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Edzard Ernst, the world's first professor of complementary medicine, with his talk "After the Storm". Edzard Ernst also receives the CSI "In Praise of Reason Award". Introduction by Ray Hyman.

World Skeptics Congress 2012

New Atheism's most polarising figure?

AlJazeera English speak with influential evolutionary thinker Professor Richard Dawkins.

Video from 30/06/2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Stella Young Live 2012

Stella Young is a comedian, disability advocate and Editor of ABC's Ramp Up, the online space for news, discussion and opinion about disability in Australia. She holds a degree in Journalism from Deakin University and a Diploma of Secondary Education from the University of Melbourne.

A Celebration of Reason - 2012 Global Atheist Convention
13-15th April - Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
Presented by the Atheist Foundation of Australia

Rise of secularism?

Survey question: "I never doubt the existence of God"

Bill O'Reilly
Leslie Marshall
Michelle Fields

I think Bill O'Reilly talks about this video Richard Dawkins with Bill O'Reilly on Magic of reality.

Pew Research Center. April 4-15, 2012

Video by the O'Reilly Ractor on Fox News

Bishops need not apply - New York Post

An atheist group combats churches with a billboard in Times Square, New York City.

Mark Casazza, Freedom from Religion Foundation

Video by New York Post, June 2012

Jesus' Life

Robin William's View of Jesus

Video from 2009
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