Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Duck Dynasty Phil Robertson Gay Comments

Duck Dynasty Phil Robertson Gay Comments Controversy Reaction

QI Groovy Christmas

About Christmas, Mormons and more

Guests: Bill Bailey, Lee Mack, David Tennant and Alan Davies
Hosted by Stephen Fry.

Video by BBC

Atheists, Christians Clash at "A is for Angels" Protest in Chicago

An angry Christian confronts demonstrators in Chicago's Daley Plaza.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Islam in Australia

The J&T Show: Islam in Australia

The Jinn And Tonic Show, 2013

8 Parenting Tips For God

Bible Disqualifies God From Being God

The Bible sets guidelines for righteousness and God violates these, or at least an important one, guidelines. He cannot be god if we are to follow the Bible line for line.

Scriptures used in this video:

Matthew 5:46-48
Here we find the command to be perfect like God. But is God really perfect?

James 4:17
Knowing to do good and not doing so is sin.

John 14:8-11
Jesus says he speaks what hears the Father God speaking. Hence, if Jesus knows then so does God.

Matthew 25:31-46
Not doing good; feeding the poor, visiting prisoners, assisting the sick. sheltering th homeless, etc., is a damnable sin punishable by an eternity in hell.

Therefore, we can easily say that God knows to do good, is perfectly capable of doing good, has set the standard in Matthew 25:31-46 as to what "good" actually is. However, his refusal to end world hunger, all the wars, end homelessness, etc., is, by his own standard, a grievous sin. This makes him NOT PERFECT and as such, it is impossible for him to be god. there is, then, at lest know Jewish, Islamic nor Christian God of the bible that exists.

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www.usgs.gov (U.S. Geological Survey)

Christmas Special! 29 December 2013

00:04:00 - The legality of christmas in the US
00:06:20 - What does a "yule log" mean/where does it come from?
00:09:14 - Decorating the workplace
00:12:10 - Eating goose or duck?
00:13:50 - Crackers in Canada?
00:14:50 - Where do christmas trees come from????
00:21:30 - the bloody christ - how christians love blood
00:30:00 - how reliable is the bible? - and more blood
00:35:30 - the origins of the mushroom god! - it's all to be taken in context! or not?
00:50:00 - DMT proves atheists are wrong! And that Sye is correct!
00:52:45 - Would be better off without religion?
01:02:50 - FGM - religious justification - religious obscession with sex
01:07:40: - the recent reliance by theists on the presuppositional argument(s) - the "logical" "law" of non-contradiction and the concept of the trinity
01:23:35 - Kitzmiller - v - Dover revisited?
01:28:00 - first caller - Simon - and the "laws of logic"
01:42:07 - Ozy and the different "laws" of logic

The Magic Sandwich Show, 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Words With Fringe "Duck Dynasty"

Fox News defends a "Duck Dynasty" star's right to say ignorant shit on television. War on Chritmas.

Video 4:33 min.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Thursday December 19, 2013

War on Festivus

"A self-described "militant atheist" is threatening to sue a Florida town after it put up a Nativity display at the fire station even though it had banned them earlier this year so that a Festivus pole would not have to be given equal consideration."

Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) host of The Young Turks discusses the debate raging in Florida over whether or not the Festivus pole should be included in public holiday displays. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

Should The Festivus Pole Be Included In Public Holiday Displays?

The Young Turks, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Bill O'Reilly Courageously Covered War With a Pen

"Bill O'Reilly (Catholic Christian) has a new front in the War on Christmas: two nativity scenes in Guantanamo Bay. Unfortunately for Bill O'Reilly, he was no match for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation's Mikey Weinstein, who successfully lobbied to have them removed. Let's just say that the segment ended with O'Reilly cutting Weinstein's mike and proclaiming that his having covered "four wars with a pen" was comparable to military service.

Bill O'Reilly was scornful from the beginning. Apparently, he took the loss of the nativity scenes personally, even though they were more than 1,400 miles away. He was also peeved that Weinstein would not reveal who had complained. O'Reilly seemed to feel he had some kind of divine right to the information, that the complainers owed it to him to come forward and that they must be cowards if they didn't.

You could tell that O'Reilly was fighting to keep his temper because first he told the seemingly unflappable Weinstein to "Calm down, calm down." But before long, it was O'Reilly who was yelling, "It's a national holiday!"

Near the end, Weinstein asked if O'Reilly had ever served in the military. No, O'Reilly said, he had not. That's when the fireworks started."* Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz, John Iadarola and Jimmy Dore break it down on The Young Turks.


Atheism In Politics: The Last Taboo

Hardball, with Michael Smerconish, MSNBC, 12-27-2013,
with Ron Reagan (atheist)

The Last Taboo By Jennifer Michael Hecht. December 2013

Santa and the Reindeer are Total Pricks

Comment by Cenk Uygur, 2013 The Young Turks

Nude 19-Years-Old and Masturbating With a Crucifix

"Right now, St. Pius X High School's staff and student body are praying for the soul of former student Valerie Dodds (Val Midwest), after the 19-year-old returned to the Lincoln, Nebraska, campus to take nude photos and masturbate with various props, including a crucifix. Dodds, who graduated from a non-Catholic high school in the area and now runs a nude photography business, said that some of her former classmates at the school "said mean things" when she started up her NSFW website and so she returned to the school "to show them that I'm here to stay." Dodds continued in a post on her website:

"I held nothing back I used my fingers, my toys and even my crucifix in my pussy! I used every part of the school I could get into, payback is a bitch ha ha.""* Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz, Ana Kasparian and Jimmy Dore break it down on The Young Turks.

Elf Habitat Concern Threatens Highway Project

"Elf advocates have joined forces with environmentalists to urge the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authorities to abandon a highway project building a direct route from the Alftanes peninsula, where the president has a home, to the Reykjavik suburb of Gardabaer. They fear disturbing elf habitat and claim the area is particularly important because it contains an elf church.

The project has been halted until the Supreme Court of Iceland rules on a case brought by a group known as Friends of Lava, who cite both the environmental and the cultural impact — including the impact on elves — of the road project. The group has regularly brought hundreds of people out to block the bulldozers.

And it's not the first time issues about "Huldufolk," Icelandic for "hidden folk," have affected planning decisions."*

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

Friday, December 27, 2013

QI K S11E10 XL

Funny tv

BBC 2013

Lawmaker Compares Atheist Billboard To The Holocaust

"Over at Fox News, they're none too happy with an ad set up in Times Square by American Atheists telling people Jesus isn't necessarily the reason for the season, but one New York state lawmaker has finally ratcheted the debate all the way up to 11, saying it's the kind of religious affront to God and man that encourages the kind of religious persecution that led to the Holocaust.

State senator Andrew Lanza is incensed about the ad, and said last week it's part of the "continued 'War on Christmas,'" and set up a petition to get it taken down so Christians stop being forced to get offended every time they see it."*

2013, The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

The Jinn and Tonic Show 22. Dec 2013

Rafael Cruz Copies David Barton

In this video, we show that Raphael Cruz is now stealing David Barton's material as part of his stump speech.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

John Hagee Says People Who Don't Like "Merry Christmas" Should Leave The Country

In this video, John Hagee says that any atheists who don't like being told "Merry Christmas" should just leave the country.

My name is Emily Pearson and I'm an Ex Mormon

I was born in Provo, Utah to Gerald and Carol Lynn Pearson. At the age of eight years old I was baptized an official, 5th generation, member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was twelve years old when I learned my dad, whom I adored, was gay; sixteen years old when he died of AIDS in our home; eighteen years old when my mother's book "Goodbye, I Love You" was published by Random House; twenty five years old when I knowingly married a gay man myself in the Salt Lake City temple; thirty two years old when we divorced; thirty four when I walked away from the Mormon Church; and forty when I officially had my name removed from the church records.

I have spent the past 8 years writing my "Exit Story" in a memoir called Dancing With Crazy slated for publication later this year (2011.) Rather than try and re-cap it all here, suffice it to say that it has been a wild ride. Early on in my life I became obsessed with obedience to the God that I was introduced to at church -- the very same God that hated and condemned my father for being a homosexual and who was, in turn (and for good reason) hated by my dad. Growing up I had so many questions about what I was taught and how things worked and the answers I was given just didn't make any sense to me. What I thought and felt and experienced in my world and knew in my bones to be true was at complete odds with what I was told to think and feel and experience and believe. It was too much, too confusing, too painful and too frightening to think about. So I didn't. I couldn't. I was completely incapable of executing the intellectual and emotional gymnastics my life required so I mentally flatlined. Not thinking became the only way for me to survive.

I had to choose which father to obey, which father to love -- a choice that broke me in two. I chose my dad and everything that his life brought into my world. After his death I frantically realigned myself with my Heavenly Father and became subject to His will and whims and myriad of "tests and trials" -- never once thinking anything through for myself, never once taking responsibility for my choices or the direction of my own life. How could I? If I allowed that, even for a moment, everything I thought, believed and chose would be in direct opposition to what I was taught at church and that could never be allowed. Yes, personal revelation was taught and encouraged - but only if that personal revelation was in absolute alignment with the official doctrines and teachings of the church. Mine wasn't and I was desperate to be obedient enough, good enough, perfect enough so that God would love me and forgive me for not choosing him and allow me to live with him again after this life.




Oh No! Ross and Carrie Visit a Creation Museum

Your favorite investigators, Ross and Carrie, are joined by Emery Emery, Heather Henderson and Don Prothero for a journey to the Creation Museum in Santee, California. What happens when two science-minded investigators, a singer, a stand-up comedian and a paleontologist ask a creationist for evidence?

Hear the whole story by downloading "Oh No, Ross and Carrie" the podcast, on iTunes, or visiting www.ohnopodcast.com.

Jane Donnelly tells Dail that Irish schools breach human rights

Jane Donnelly of Atheist Ireland tells the Oireachtas Education Committee that Irish schools breach the human rights of freedom of conscience, freedom from discrimination, equality before the law, private and family life and the rights of the child.

The meeting took place on 11 December 2013.

What Is Asperger's Syndrome?

Singer Susan Boyle has announced she's been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Asperger's is a form of Autism, a disorder affecting millions of people, but one scientists understand very little about. Guest host Annie Gaus explains what is known about the disorder, and why it's so difficult to study.

Never support Autism Speaks, donate and support:

The National Autistic Society (UK)
Autism- och Aspergerförbundet (Sweeden)
Autism Spectrum (Australia)
Landsforeningen Autisme (Denmark)
Autism Association of Western Australia
The Autism Society

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

QI Christmas episode 2013

The Christmas episode of QI 2013 about Santa Clause, Jesus and more

QI K S11E14 XL, by BBC 2013

Christmas as a religious holiday

51% of Americans view Christmas as a religious holiday

David Silverman Decked Out In Solstice Colors!

The Real Story, Fox news, 12-24-2013,
David Silverman, President, American Atheists, Inc.

Town Not Afraid to Say "Merry Christmas"

The South

Soul to Soul with Diana Nyad: "I'm an Atheist Who's in Awe"

Extreme swimmer Diana Nyad says she considers herself a spiritual person and an atheist in interview with Oprah Winfrey. Watch her eye-opening round of Soul to Soul.

Soul to Soul with Diana Nyad: "I'm an Atheist Who's in Awe" - Super Soul Sunday - OWN

Atheist Chris Stedman discusses Oprah's interview with Nyad on CNN

Chris Stedman discusses the recent interview Oprah did with Diana Nyad on CNN's Faces of Faith.

Park and Library Refuse Atheist Donation!

Park and Library Refuse Atheist Donation

Morton Grove Library Wish list: http://www.librarywishlist.com/wl/WishList_home.cfm?x=840

Niles Township Food Pantry http://www.nilestownshipgov.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14&Itemid=7

There’s Video of the Morton Grove Public Library Board of Trustees Calling This Site a ‘Hate Group’

Video by Hemant Mehta, 2013 (http://www.friendlyatheist.com)


RMM comment: You can donate money, but you could also donate new science books from authers like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Richard Carrier and more

* I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist's Eyes. by Hemant Mehta

* The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really by Richard Dawkins
* An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist by Richard Dawkins
* The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

* The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary Edition
* God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything Paperback by Christopher Hitchens
* The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever by Christopher Hitchens

* Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects by Bertrand Russell
* Paranormality: Why we see what isn't there by Richard Wiseman
* A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss

* Fear of Physics by Lawrence M. Krauss
* Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists by Dan Barker
* Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason by Seth Andrews

* Hope after Faith: An Ex-Pastor's Journey from Belief to Atheism by Jerry DeWitt
* The Skeptic's Annotated Bible by Steve Wells
' The Christ-Myth Theory and Its Problems by Robert M. Price

Send the books to:

Morton Grove Public Library
6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Why Stephen Fry Got Kicked Out of Salt Lake City

Stephen Fry shares the story of how he got kicked out of Salt Lake City for being sarcastic about Mormons.

We also get to hear about George Orwell's views on socialism, how Bill Bailey got kicked out of the London Trocadero, and Alan Davies' lesbian aunt.

Atheist Experience #845 HD + Aftershow: The Failure of Fraternity

The Atheist Experience #845 for December 22, 2013, with Russell Glasser and Don Baker.

Creationism Embraced By All Four Republican Lieutenant Governor Candidates in Texas

Creationism Embraced By All Four Republican Lieutenant Governor Candidates in Texas

Comment by Hemant Mehta, 2013

Does God Exist? - Debate - Matt Dillahunty vs Cliffe Knechtle

Debate - Matt Dillahunty vs. Cliffe Knechtle

What If You're Wrong?

If God exists, then why does fiction prevail?

Pascal's Wager is still a common argument amongst the majority of theists (who are inexperienced in this discussion). I see it all the time. If you see it, do me a favor and send them this video, which covers one of the possible rebuttals.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Bill O'Reilly vs The Bible

Bill O'Reilly has several issues regarding the Bible.

The most obvious one is how he thinks that somehow it becomes moral for someone to be killed for picking up sticks on the wrong day of the week, as long as its 'God' doing the killings.

Firstly he accepts that there are a lot of laws about slavery in the old testiment (Judeo-Christian), but then goes on to say that this Judeo-Christian philosophy is what the US constitution and declaration of independance was built around.

Jesus Disqualifies Himself as Lord & Savior

This is my first upload introducing, "Sunday Morning With The Preaching Atheist".

O'Reilly Defends White Santa & War On Christmas Continues

"Bill O'Reilly has come to the defense of fellow Fox News host Megyn Kelly, insisting that Santa Claus "was a white person" and putting an ideological spin on the controversy she set off...".* Also, was Jesus white? Finally, did a Salvation Army bell ringer outside of Wal Mart wage war on Christmas by saying 'happy holidays' rather than Merry Christmas?

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down. 2013

Jesus & Santa Are White - Megyn Kelly On Fox News

"Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Wednesday assured children viewing her program that both Jesus Christ and Santa Claus were white men even though some liberals were trying to make them black. In a column for Slate earlier this week, Aisha Harris wrote that she had always been confused as a child because the Santa in her home had brown skin like her, but the Santa in malls and on television was always white. So Harris made the case "that America abandon Santa-as-fat-old-white-man" and adopt a penguin in his place...".*

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Cult of Saturn - Saturnalia

At "The Republic Forum" Jordan Maxwell gives us information regarding the "Cult of Saturn" believed to be the belief system of the elite-Illuminati. The Illuminati isn't so much one private group, but is a name used to refer to many groups who control the lives and commerce of all of us on this planet.

Also covered are connected topics, such as the New World Order, mind control, Egypt, Babylon, bankers, and "El" the God of Saturn 'Saturnalia'.

Video from 2001

Sending a sundial to Mars - Bill Nye

Bill Nye, otherwise known as The Science Guy, inherited his father's fascination with sundials. And so he campaigned to have sundials aboard the Spirit and Opportunity Mars exploration rovers. A look at how a small device reveals big implications as to our place in space.


Flying Spaghetti Monster Joins Baby Jesus In Holiday Display

"A college atheist group has set up a Flying Spaghetti Monster display at the Wisconsin State Capitol to make a point about religious expression on public property.

The Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics group at the University of Wisconsin set up the satirical religious display alongside a "Festivus" pole and a "Winter Solstice Nativity" scene featuring Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Mark Twain that was set up by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

"The rotunda is getting very cluttered," said Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation. "But if a devotional nativity display is allowed, then there must be 'room at the inn' for all points of view, including irreverency and free thought.""* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

4 Reasons Why You Should Teach Your Children about Santa

4 Reasons Why atheist and others Should Teach Your Children about Santa

Video by Hemant Mehta,2013

Celebrating diversity

It's all about difference.

A word from Pat Condell.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Joy and Goodwill without Religion

An ad appearing on a Times Square electronic billboard, from all of us at Center for Inquiry.

Part of our Living without Religion campaign.

Phil Robertson Anti-Gay Controversy

Duck Dynasty Phil Robertson and his family are from the Deep Bible Belt South.

Video from CNN, Fox News, 2013

South Carolina Pastor Bobby Eubanks Claims He's Behind New Abortion Restriction

In this video from a meeting in September 2013, a South Carolina pastor claims he's behind a new restriction on abortion access introduced by state Sen. Larry Grooms and admits the purpose of the law is to make abortion unaffordable and drive clinics out of business.

QI Kitchen

QI K S11E13

By BBC, 2013.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Mark Bunker on Scientology Injunction Threat

Scientology has tried to have me evicted with a 13 year old injunction. I shared this with the Clearwater City Council along with a mention of Karen de la Carriere's story. I am going to challenge the injunction in court.

If you would like to help support me, please go to this site: Scientology Injunction Legal Fund

Video 19/12/2013

Keep Saturn in Saturnalia

Report on the attempted arson of a billboard in New Jersey with the message "Keep Saturn in Saturnalia" sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

December 19, 2013

For Ashley Campbell

LINK TO DONATE https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/25j3/ashleycampbell

The Best and Worst of 2013

In this end-of-year episode, we look back at religion, politics, science and pop culture to talk about the highlights (and lowlights): The Best And Worst of 2013.

We'll look at the breakthroughs of science, the good work of humanitarians, the celebrities and public figures who helped the cause of secularism, and the facepalm-worthy words and actions of religion in this crazy world. (Yes, Sarah Palin is on the list.)

Watch Rebecca Vitsmun: I'm Actually An Atheist

The Thinking Atheist, 2013

4 Reasons Why There Is No War on Christmas

4 Reasons Why There Is No War on Christmas

Hemant Mehta

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wildmon Warns The 'War On Christmas' Will Lead To Persecution

Tim Wildmon warns that the "War on Christmas" is setting America on the road to persecution of Christians.

Bill Nye the Science Guy at TFN's EPIC Evening

Bill Nye accepts the Stand Up for Science award at TFN's EPIC Evening on Dec. 8, 2013.

Texas Freedom Network, 2013

Should we fight religious Christmas displays on public property?

Should we fight religious Christmas displays on public property?

Hemant Mehta (http://www.friendlyatheist.com)

Blind Faith Virus Vaccine Show #103

Part II of our discussion aired at 7:00pm Sunday December 15th 2013 on Comcast Channel 24 in Atlanta Georgia and on Comcast channel 25 in North Fulton County. Hear Christian Pastor Joey Jernigan of Liberty University, Dr. Ann Gleig representing Buddhism, and Aron Ra, Texas State Director of American Atheists as they continue to argue their religious perspectives with Mark W. Gura moderating.

Mr. Deity and the War

Jesus and Mr. Deity prepare for war.

War on Christmas


Five in 5: THURSDAY (featuring Rat Dog)

Seth Andrews and Rat Dog

LINK TO DONATE: tta.dfwahh.org

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Brigitte Gabriel Claims Textbooks Teach Children "Talking Points of Our Enemies"

In this video, the anti-Muslim group ACT! For America's Brigitte Gabriel claims that social studies textbooks are indoctrinating children into Islam.

Huckabee Wooing The Religious Right, "I Come From You"

Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this video from 2007, Mike Huckabee participated in a Values Voter Debate hosted by radical Religious Right activists where he assured them that he was one of them.

A Universe From Nothing podcast with Lawrence Krauss

Professor Lawrence Krauss is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, director of its Origins Project, bestselling author, and he shares the screen with Richard Dawkins in the new documentary, "The Unbelievers."

The Thinking Atheist, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Police Chief/Pastor Hides Evidence of Sex Abuse

Christianity in Alabama, USA

Fox News vs Pope Francis

"Conservatives' uneasy relationship with Pope Francis I got even more complicated after he issued his recent apostolic exhortation that criticized the "idolatry of money." Judge Andrew Napolitano blasted the pope for "attacking free-market capitalism." Rush Limbaugh accused him of preaching "pure Marxism." And now, in an op-ed for FoxNews.com, editor Adam Shaw takes things one step further by calling Pope Francis the "Catholic Church's Obama," and not in a positive way...".*

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Magic Sandwich Show, Number 67, 15 December 2013

The Magic Sandwich Show,

Meet the Amazing TAMers: Michael Shermer

Joel Guttormson, Outreach and Event Coordinator for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science interviews speakers from TAM 2013 presented by the James Randi Educational Foundation.

Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, the host of the The Skeptics Society's Distinguished Science Lecture Series, and Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University. His latest book is, 'The Believing Brain'.

The Skeptics Society & Skeptic magazine: www.skeptic.com/‎

JREF: http://www.randi.org

Questions provided by the Mile High Sanity Project: http://www.milehighsanityproject.com

War On Christmas Ad - Real or Parody?

Is this 'war on Christmas' ad that's been playing on Fox News and MSNBC in some markets real or a parody? "The YouTube page for the ad lists the creators as "St. Mary's At Large," and "Msgr. Kennard J. Tuzeneu" as the executive producer. The Raw Story e-mailed the organization, which is linked to St. Mary's Parish in Barnegat, New Jersey, and we're still waiting for a response...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

We're on a mission from God

Video from the Blues Brothers Movie

Fischer Is Just Trying To Save Our Souls

Video from AFA Channel, 2013

Miracles, Jinn & Tonic Show

The Jinn & Tonic Show, 2013 12 15, Miracles

Pat Robertson Asks God To Deliver Us From Obama

In this video, Pat Robertson asks God to deliver America from President Obama.

Video from the 700 Club on CBN, 2013

War on Christmas, atack on Christianity

David Silverman Makes Baby Jesus Cry!

Hannity, Fox news, 12-13-2013
David Silverman, President American Atheists.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Rather Go to Jail than Bake Cake for Gay Wedding

There has been no actual threat of jail time, only fines.

Colorardo, USA.

How needs Christ during Christmas? Nobody

Dave Muscato: Christmas is Better Without Christ

The O'Reilly Factor, Fox news, 12-13-2013
Dave Muscato, Communications Director, American Atheists

Klingenschmitt Says Jesus Would Command Gay Couples To Get Divorced

In this video, Gordon Klingenschmitt says that Jesus would command a marriage gay couple to divorce.

Dan Savage and Peter Hitchens on Q&A

4 December 2013

Rich kid Ethan Couch who killed four in Texas spared jail

Rich kid Ethan Couch who killed four in Texas spared jail by State District Judge Jean Boyd

Friday, December 13, 2013

Stand Your Ground Law's Latest Victim: 72-Year-Old With Alzheimer's

"A 72-year-old who suffered from Alzheimer's was shot dead after wandering onto a man's property early Wednesday morning, ringing the doorbell and turning the door handle. After Joe Hendrix's fiancé called 911 to report a possible intruder, Hendrix went outside to take matters into his own hands, and fired four shots at a silhouette in his yard, killing Ronald Westbrook.

Hendrix admitted to shooting Westbrook in the yard of his rural northern Georgia home after calling out to him and hearing no answer. The county sheriff said Hendrix went outside after waiting 9 or 10 minutes for the police, while his fiancé was still on the phone with the 911 dispatcher. The county sheriff said was "certain" he and his fiance felt threatened.

The incident is the latest in a series of fatal shootings by residents who said they feared an intruder. Last month, protests erupted while a Detroit-area district attorney mulled whether she would file charges against a homeowner who shot a 19-year-old girl, reportedly seeking help after a car accident. Theodore P. Wafer was ultimately charged with murder, but his lawyer invoked the language of the state's "shoot first" laws that authorize deadly force in self-defense, suggesting Wafer may seek immunity against charges."* Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, Michael Shure and Jimmy Dore break it down on The Young Turks.

The Right Reacts To Pope Francis On Capitalism

"Pope Francis called for renewal of the Roman Catholic Church and attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny", urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality in the first major work he has authored alone as pontiff.

The 84-page document, known as an apostolic exhortation, amounted to an official platform for his papacy, building on views he has aired in sermons and remarks since he became the first non-European pontiff in 1,300 years in March.

In it, Francis went further than previous comments criticizing the global economic system, attacking the "idolatry of money" and beseeching politicians to guarantee all citizens "dignified work, education and healthcare"."* Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, Michael Shure and Jimmy Dore break it down on The Young Turks.

Watch Pope Francis Goes Off On Capitalism

Non-Christians Shouldn't Take Any Days Off Of Work: Hodge

In this video, Bodie Hodge tells the AFA that non-Christians shouldn't take days off of work.

They say that the week and weekend is a Christian thing. It not. It startet with the Sabbath - a Jewish day of. From sundown friday to sundown saturday.

Christians moved it to sunday and have later on added yet another day of (saturday). Thats not in the bible.

We atheists should have all the days off because, we don't need to imitate the Christian god Jahwe.

Garrow Says God Stopped Obama From Nuking America

Rreports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this video, Jim Garrow tells Alex Jones that God stopped a nuclear EMP attack planned by Obama.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Doug Stanhope on Freedom

From his DVD, "Deadbeat Hero". Find out more about Doug and why he's your candidate for President of the United States in 2008, go to www.DougStanhope.com or visit him on MySpace. MySpace.com/DougStanhope

Dan Aykroyd Believes In Ghosts on Q TV

Dan Aykroyd and his father Peter recently wrote 'A History of Ghosts; The True Story of Seances, Mediums, Ghosts and Ghostbusters'. The joined Q host Jian Ghomeshi to talk about the Aykroyd clan's own experiences and experiments with the paranormal.

TTA Podcast 140: Mail Call

Santa's not the only one getting letters this holiday season. This podcast highlights letters you've sent into the show (and we'll take a few calls, too). Got something you'd like to ask or comment on?

The Thinking Atheist, 2013

Christianity & The Westboro Baptist Church

This is a a guest video by https://www.youtube.com/user/JaclynGlenn

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Does God Believe in Atheists?

Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, turns the tables on Atheists by doing what conservative theists do best: Speaking for God.

Mrs. Betty Bowers,

Penn Jillette on Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Lawrence Krauss

Penn Jillette talks about Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Lawrence Krauss

Herman Cain Blames The Devil For His Sexual Harassment Troubles

"In an interview this week with RealClearReligion, Herman Cain claims that the sexual harassment allegations that derailed his 2012 presidential campaign were the work of Satan.

The former Godfather's Pizza CEO said that rebutting the allegations that he sexually harassed at least four women while leading the National Restaurant Association would have been a "huge" time-consuming "distraction" from a campaign he repeatedly claimed was solely about "the issues." He likened running a presidential campaign to "drinking from a fire hose" and asserted that his accusers are "liars.""* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

Herman Cain: Sexual Harassment Charges Were Orchestrated by ‘The Devil’

Pope Francis Goes Off On Capitalism

"Pope Francis has attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny", urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality in the first major work he has authored alone as pontiff. The 84-page document, known as an apostolic exhortation, amounted to an official platform for his papacy, building on views he has aired in sermons and remarks since he became the first non-European pontiff in 1,300 years in March. In it, Francis went further than previous comments criticising the global economic system, attacking the "idolatry of money" and beseeching politicians to guarantee all citizens "dignified work, education and healthcare". He also called on rich people to share their wealth...".*

Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?! and TYT Sports) breaks it down on The Young Turks.

Satanic Monument could go up near ten commandments

Festivus pole will be on display at Florida rotunda

William "Bill" Donohue, Catholic League

The Real Story, Fox news, 12-10-2013,
David Silverman, President American Atheists

A Festivus For The Rest Of Us!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Fischer Says Pot Should Be Illegal Because The Bible Says So

Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this video, Bryan Fischer says that marijuana (and presumably alcohol and hypnosis) ought to be illegal because they violate the Bible.

The J&T Show LIVE - Prayer, etc.

The Jinn And Tonic Show,

The Polar Express on Atheist Experience

Tracie talks a little about the animated holiday film "The Polar Express," and its handling of the Problem of Evil. Also, a Catholic caller wants to know why we don't accept all the accounts of miracles. Finally, we've included the aftershow calls this time!

The Atheist Experience #843 for December 8, 2013, with Russell Glasser and Tracie Harris.

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.

We define atheism as the lack of belief in gods. This definition also encompasses what most people call agnosticism.

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Prepper Luke King Tucson, Arizona

The prepper Luke King aka King Luke talks with a Danish journalist about being ready for doomsday

Monday, December 9, 2013

Dan Savage Makes Maher's GOP Guests Squirm Hard With Talk about Inseminating His Husband for God

During tonight's Real Time, Dan Savage told Bill Maher about his reactions to this year's monumental Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage, the most laugh-out-loud awful anti-gay arguments, and one of his favorite ways to troll Christian conservatives. He also explained to Maher how gay male couples are most likely to be promiscuous, while lesbian couples are most likely to be monogamous, leading him to conclude that the problem with monogamy is simply "dick."

Paul Crouch - RIP: The Death of a Salesman

Paul Crouch Sr, televangelist and co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, died on November 30th, 2013. Charisma News called him "One of the Giants of Our Generation."

But did this "servant of God" deserve such a flattering eulogy?

The Best of Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner was the U.S. Representative for New York's 9th congressional district.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Why can't Canadians say about?

Whenever I hear Canadians speak, I wonder why they can't pronounce the word "about".

Why can't Canadians say the word "about"?

Atheists, there is PROOF of Heaven!

Atheists, there is PROOF of Heaven!

Hemant Mehta (http://www.friendlyatheist.com)

How the NSA uses cellphone tracking to find and 'develop' targets

How the NSA uses cellphone tracking to find and 'develop' targets

Saturday, December 7, 2013

World War C - Happy Holidays

Sarah Palin and Bill O'Reilly rush to Christmas's defense, despite its not being in any way threatened. (06:31)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Tuesday December 3, 2013

South Carolina Troops Will Turn Against Obama

Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this video, South Carolina US Senate candidate Lee Bright speculates about a rebellion against President Obama.

Shockofgod calls into Atheist Radio show - Hilarious

Get ready to laugh. Shock finally decides to call into an atheist radio show, instead of asking for proof for the accuracy of atheism on his own show. The atheists flew completely off the deep end. It is insane.

Shockofgod calls into Atheist Radio show - Hilarious! Part 1

Shockofgod calls into Atheist radio show - Hilarious! Part 2

Best Of Michele Bachmann FAILS

Rachel Maddow: Michele Bachmann Fails.

Richard Dawkins - 'An Appetite for Wonder' at Stanford University

'An Appetite for Wonder' Fall 2013 Tour- Stanford University on 6 Oct. 2013.

Richard Dawkins is interviewed by Greg Stikeleather about his book "An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of Scientist", part one of his memoir, starting from his birth to the publication of "The Selfish Gene" in 1979.

Brought to you by:
The Secular Coalition of America (http://www.secular.org)
Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (http://www.richarddawkins.net)
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AHA@Stanford (http://www.aha.stanford.edu/)

Glenn Beck and Mark Driscoll Declare That The Religious Right Is Dead

The Mormon Glenn Beck and Mark Driscoll agree that anti-gay activists have "lost the war" and that the Religious Right is over as a movement, as Christians must now begin to reframe debate as a plea for tolerance.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Croatia Bans Gay Marriage

The anti-gay referendum (backed by the Catholic Church) is seen as a victory of Croatia's Christians

Blackstone & Codere

Samantha Bee investigates the shady, totally legal business dealings of a private equity firm called Blackstone.


The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Wednesday December 4, 2013

According To The Bible, Scott Peterson Should Not Be Put To Death

Reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this video, David Barton says that murderer Scott Peterson should not have received the death penalty, according to the Bible.

Sarah Silverman - Jesus Is Magic

Clip from Jesus Is Magic

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Heavy Settle - Admissions of Non-Guilt

Corporations pay the nominal price for years of systemic fraud. (03:34)

Heavy Settle - Admissions of Non-Guilt

Corporations escape full prosecution for financial fraud by paying back a portion of their ill-gotten gains in legal settlements. (03:29)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Wednesday December 4, 2013

QI: Christmas Special 2012

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Quite Interesting. Aired December 29, 2012

Fischer Says Muslim Prayer Rooms On Christian Campuses Are 'Idolatrous Temples'

RightWingWatch reports on the radical agenda and views of the Religious Right and exposes them in their own words, such as Bryan Fischer's outrage that Christian colleges have built Muslim prayer rooms on campus, which is allowing worship of false gods.

The Jinn & Tonic Show. December 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

All Things Bright and Beautiful. CHRISTIAN LOGIC Stewart Lee

Holiday Heathens 2013

It's the holiday season, and once again we gather a few of our favorite infidels around the fireplace to talk about whatever comes to mind. Sure, we'll address atheism, activism and the usual stuff, but we'll also shift gears and enjoy a more personal side. So grab some hot cider and join Matt Dillahunty, Jamila Bey, AronRa and Seth Andrews for a fireside chat.

TTA Podcast 139: Holiday Heathens 2013
The Thinking Atheist, 2013

Pterosaurs are Terrible Lizards

Explaining how human preconceptions, agendas, and biases have negatively impacted the study of evolution and the classification of life forms. This is to illustrate why we have the peer review process.

How to respond to attacks on science education

This webinar, chaired by Josh Rosenau, shows activists, educators, and other concerned citizens how to counter science denial attacks in the classroom and in the community.

Activist workshop #1: How to respond to attacks on science education

This is the first in a new series of online workshops aimed at broadening and deepening the networks that make NCSE's work possible.

Where: online
When: November 25, 2013.

How the NSA betrayed the world's trust -- time to act

Recent events have highlighted, underlined and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity -- whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not. This means that, essentially, every international user of the internet is being watched, says Mikko Hypponen. An important rant, wrapped with a plea: to find alternative solutions to using American companies for the world's information needs.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Russell & Martin Are Adorable!

Russell and Martin take viewer questions on everything from the kind of evidence we'd require to believe, how to deal with anger at being lied to in a religious upbringing, and something about the Flood we can't quite make sense of from the last guy.

But viewers agree: we're just adorable!

The Atheist Experience #842 for December 1, 2013, with Russell Glasser and Martin Wagner.

Devin, Teacher, Father, Gay Ex-Mormon

My Authentic Journey

I'm not here to list all the reasons why the church isn't true. That's easy enough to see with a quick ten minute Google search...

Mind you, that's not how I discovered the church wasn't true for me. There are teachings and beliefs that are indisputably wrong. However, in the end it wasn't the doctrines -- it ended up being the practice. Modern Mormonism purports itself to be the path of happiness. This is where it came falling down for me. When I clearly saw that it wasn't bringing me or my family happiness, I had to leave.

One significant memory that's been seared into my mind was when my son, six years old at the time, responded to my gentle reprimand over something he did wrong, "I will never be good enough." I couldn't bear the thought that this sweet little boy would have such a harmful, negative idea placed in his mind in such an early age. It's a theme in Christianity and Mormonism, especially: you can never be good enough.

My children, too, helped me to accept that I was gay. I asked myself the question: "What if one of them grew up and told me they were gay?" I couldn't bear to tell them that they must hide who they are, or live a life devoid of love. Being a parent completely changed my perspective. Although I no longer hold to any religious belief, I cannot imagine a loving god would want his creation to live a life devoid of love and authenticity. Mormonism still requires this of its members.

Continued at http://www.iamanexmormon.com/2013/11/devingayexmormon/







Richard Dawkins a bit too blunt for Brandon Flowers - Gets butthurt

Brandon Flowers of The Killers gets a bit flustered and angry with Richard Dawkins for answering a question honestly about Joseph Smith, the convicted con man and inventor of the Mormon religion.

Video from Swedish svt1

History's Biggest Freeloader

While mocking the unemployed over lunch at her country club, America's Best Christian, Mrs. Betty Bowers, makes the horrid mistake of turning her Republican eye to the Lord -- and finds Him lacking.

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Limits Of Science @ Het Denkgelag

Daniel Dennett, Lawrence Krauss and Massimo Pigliucci discuss The Limits Of Science @ Het Denkgelag

00:00 Introduction
07:07 Limits of Science
19:40 God & the Supernatural
31:20 Science & Morality
50:11 Something out of Nothing
1:03:42 The Value of Philosophy
1:20:59 Cognitive Limits
1:35:43 Questions:
- 1:35:56 Science & Politics
- 1:43:33 The Status of Economics
- 1:48:17 Does Consciousness Exist?

1:55:00 Credits

English and Dutch subtitles coming soon!

Website: http://www.hetdenkgelag.be

Magic Sandwich Show - No. 66

Start with at Chritsmas start.

Magic Sandwich Show - No. 66 - 1 December 2013

MSS No 66- post show conversation

Exorcisms On The Rise In Mexico, War On Drugs To Blame

How has a the war on drugs and brutal violence from drug cartels led to a rise in exorcisms in Mexico? Is the devil to blame, or is it about bad government policy? Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola (TYT University and Common Room) break it down on The Young Turks.

Inner demons

Read more about this story here: The country where exorcisms are on the rise. By Vladimir Hernandez, BBC

Cannabis-induced psychosis and subsequent schizophrenia-spectrum disorders: follow-up study of 535 incident cases in The British Journal of Psychiatry. December 2013

The Young Turks, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Lawrence Krauss om David Pakman Show

Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is a professor of physics and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, joins David to discuss the film "The Unbelievers" which follows him and Richard Dawkins across the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world -- encouraging others to cast off antiquated religious and politically motivated approaches toward important current issues

The David Pakman Show, Broadcast on November 12, 2013

Black Friday

In this impromptu podcast, we explore the phenomenon of Black Friday, and we chat about whatever comes to mind. No rules, just some relaxed, holiday conversation.

TTA Podcast 138: Black Friday
The Thinking Atheist, 2013

Forcing Christianity On Players Gets Coach Fired?

"Oakland University fired Beckie Francis as its women's basketball coach because she was mentally and emotionally abusing her players, was "obsessed" with the player's eating habits and body fat and refused to follow orders to separate her religion from her coaching, the school said in a new court filing. It's the first time the university publicly acknowledged the reasons behind Francis' June firing, although Detroit Free Press reported in July that the move came after players complained they were being emotionally and mentally abused by the coach. Francis has said in previous court filings she doesn't know why she was fired...".* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur break it down on The Young Turks.

The Young Turks, 2013

Expelled no Intelligence Allowed - The League of Nerds

This week Myles and James debunk and criticise the 2008 Chreationism-"documentary" Expelled no intelligence allowed. In which a shocking turn of events occurs with religious people have to lie in order to try protect their ideas.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Christian School Locked Boy in Closet

A family sues for the return of tuition money from Cornerstone Christian School (Clearlake, California) after there are allegations of Matilda-like abuse. Cornerstone Christian uses the ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) curriculum which is infamous for teaching that the Lochness monster disproves evolution.

Elizabeth Myers

Sex & Violence in the Bible

This talk was part of the Sexy Secular Conference, which was hosted by The Secular Student Alliance at The University of Akron and happened on Saturday Oct. 19th 2013.

Sex & Violence in the Bible - David Fitzgerald - Sexy Secular Conference

Is The Bible Fiction?

"A Costco in Simi Valley found itself in a flap this week after a local pastor posted a photo on Twitter showing Bibles at the big-box store labeled as fiction. Caleb Kaltenbach, pastor of Discovery Church, came across the Bibles while shopping for a gift and tweeted the picture on Friday with the comment: "Costco has Bibles for sale under the genre of FICTION Hmmmm..." That didn't sit well with members of his congregation."*

The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Richard Dawkins & Deepak Chopra 2013 Dangerous Ideas

Dangerous Ideas (Ideas Peligrosas)
Chopra & Richard Dawkins 2013

You can easily skip the first 13:30 minuts of crap.

Zack Kopplin - Final Texas textbook testimony

Student activist Zack Kopplin testifies before the Texas Board of Education about proposed science textbooks.

Where: Austin, TX.
When: November 20, 2013

Bible 101 w/Mike Aus

Former pastor and Houston Atheists Co-Organizer Mike Aus provides a general introduction to the history and contents of the Bible, with a special focus on the New Testament. Mike discusses the process of canonization, as well as some of the more blatant contradictions, anachronisms, and other problems in the text.

Event hosted by Houston Atheists, the World's Largest Atheist Community! Join us at http://www.meetup.com/Houston-Atheists/

Interview with David Fitzgerald

An interview I conducted with atheist author David Fitzgerald back in October.

Skip the first 3 minuts of this video.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Riichard Dawkins welcome german Broadband

Richards Dawkins' Welcome Message for the German Language Site of the Richard Dawkins Foundation.

Richard Dawkins speaks German!... and he does it better than me!

Who Invented Jesus? (with Robert M. Price)

Recent headlines have again prompted rabid debate over the origins of the Jesus story, the latest asserting that Christ was an invention of Rome.

In this podcast, and in advance of the holiday that celebrates Jesus' supposed birthday, we speak with Robert M. Price, a former Baptist minister (turned skeptic), professor of religion, and author of a number of books, including "Deconstructing Jesus," "Jesus is Dead," "The Case Against the Cast for Christ," and "The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Historical Paul."

The Thinking Atheist, 2013

Atheist Billboards Go Up in Sacramento, CA

These billboards by the Freedom from Religion Foundation have caused a lot of controversy in red states.

Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge and Consciousness

Focus on the Big Questions. You can register for Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge, and Consciousness, as well as other edX Courses at https://www.edx.org/course/mitx/mitx-24-00x-introduction-philosophy-god-888

This course has two goals. The first is to introduce you to the things that philosophers think about. We will look at some perennial philosophical problems: Is there a God? What is knowledge, and how do we get it? What is the place of our consciousness in the physical world? Do we have free will? How do we persist over time, as our bodily and psychological traits change? The second goal is to get you thinking philosophically yourself. Register at http://edx.org/courses

Millions Show Love & Gratitude Without God. Thanksgiving Ad in Times Square

This Thanksgiving in Times Square, secular humanists are reminding everyone that love and gratitude can be fully experienced and expressed without belief in God. A major electronic billboard advertisement from the Center for Inquiry, an international secular advocacy organization, will run through the holidays in full view of the millions who pass through "the Crossroads of the World" through the season.

The video advertisement features a mother and her young daughter embracing among the autumn leaves, with text declaring, "Millions show love and gratitude without God." The 15-second ad ends with the good wishes of everyone at CFI: "Happy Thanksgiving to all who make the world a better place!"

The ad is part of the Living without Religion campaign (livingwithoutreligion.org), which seeks to introduce those who question religion to a vibrant and welcoming community of secular humanists, and to undo the stereotype of nonbelievers as angry or lost.

"Since the nonreligious don't believe in God, some wonder how we know who to give thanks to." said Ronald Lindsay, President and CEO of CFI. "Our answer is to just look around you at the people in your life."

Said Lindsay, "We all have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, and millions of Americans, instead of praying to a god, will be expressing gratitude and love to those who do so much to make life worth living: their family, their friends, and those who help others in need. A supposed supreme being isn't necessary."

The ad can be seen on West 42nd street between 7th and 8th Ave., on the north side above the Cold Stone Creamery and beneath the CBS logo. It is co-sponsored by local freethought organization Reasonable New York.

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The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization headquartered in Amherst, New York, with executive offices in Washington, D.C. It is also home to both the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and the Council for Secular Humanism. The mission of CFI is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. CFI's web address is www.centerforinquiry.net.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Skeptic Presents: Get Your Guru Going

A Con Academy mini course in the techniques of New Age Spiritual Gurutry.

Special thanks to David Cowan, Daniel Mendez, and Jim Robinson for their support in launching this new series of Skeptic videos.

Written and Produced by: Brian Keith Dalton, Michael Shermer, Pat Linse.
Directed, lensed, and edited by: Brian Keith Dalton.
Based on an idea by Jennifer Graf.
Executive Producers: David Cowan, Daniel Mendez, Jim Robinson.
Starring: Michael Shermer, Brian Keith Dalton.
Music by: Videoblocks.com and Final Cut Pro.
Additional Video from: Videoblocks.com

By the way, we're big fans of the Khan Academy, so please don't assume that we're going after them. They do great work!

How to Create a Universe

For only infinite easy payments of $7,777,777.99 you too can know God's super secret successful methods for creating your very own universe!!!

Check out TheDarkMatter Store here:

Royalty-free music used:
"Commercial" by Kevin Meylor
"God's War (Finale)" by Grégoire Lourme

Atheist out of the closet billboards

Report on the billboards in California with the "out of the closet" message sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Thanks to Atheist billboards.com

Sponsor homepage:

Video from November 26, 2013

Deepak Chopra and Michael Shermer: Ultimate Reality

"Is there an Ultimate Reality?" and if yes, "Can it be accounted for by science such as mathematics, biology and physics?" Hear from Deepak Chopra, Michael Shermer and a panel of scientists address these questions during a recent special event at Chapman University, in the Folino Theater.

Bill Maher - America's Craziest Congresspeople 2013

Compiled montage of Real Time With Bill Maher clips from Spring 2013. Copyright belongs to HBO

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Richard Dawkins Owns Creationist On His Own Show!

Richard dawkins owns again.

Jane Donnelly on how Irish VEC schools are religious schools

Jane Donnelly, Human Rights Officer of Atheist Ireland, speaking to the NUI Galway Atheist Humanist Society on how Irish VEC schools are actually religious schools.

The meeting was in NUI Galway on 20 November 2013.

Westboro Baptist Church visits a College Classroom

A young woman asks Shirley Phelps-Roper if God is the reason she's gay.

Atheist Christmas Billboards - Sacramento, CA

Report on the billboards in California with the "out of the closet" message sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

OMG. That priest is so gay!

Marin Austin

Video from November 25 2013

Christianity's Lies: Modern Propaganda

Would you buy a vacuum cleaner if the salesman insisted on pitching it to you with a flood of obvious lies? And yet, Christianity spouts numerous falsehoods to a believing public, not just about God and Jesus, but about science, the notion of a "Christian America," and other things.

#841. November 24, 2013, with Russell Glasser and Don Baker.

Theme song: "Listen to Reason," written and performed by Bryan Steeksma.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Peter Ferguson on joining the Atheist Ireland committee

Peter Ferguson talking to the NUI Galway Atheist Humanist Society (which he founded last year) about his new role on the committee of Atheist Ireland.

The meeting was in NUI Galway on 20 November 2013.

Hadith and the future of Islam

Video about Hadith and the future of Islam

Jinn & Tonic LIVE 24. Nov 2013

Atheists and Thanksgiving Dinner

What should an atheist say when asked to say grace during Thanksgiving Dinner?

Video by Hemant Mehta, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Costco Labled Bibles as Fiction; Christians Offended

Fiction Flub

Costco labes bibles were "mislabled"

Video by Fox News

Friday, November 22, 2013

Atheism, Happiness, and the Free Market by Michael Shermer

Whether they're intelligent design advocates, psychics, or 9/11 truthers, Skeptic Magazine's Founding Publisher Michael Shermer says the world is full of people who believe weird things.

Shermer sat down with Reason.tv's Tim Cavanaugh at Libertopia 2010 in Hollywood to discuss why self-help gurus aren't the key to happiness, what the New Atheist movement hopes to accomplish, why liberals accept evolution but not free markets, and why he switched from global warming skepticism to acceptance.

Approximately 9 minutes. Camera by Adam Hawk Jensen and Zach Weissmueller. Edited by Weissmueller. Music by Bjorn Fogelberg (Magnatune Records).

Visit Reason.tv for downloadable versions. Subscribe to Reason.tv's YouTube channel to receive automatic notification when new material goes live.

Autism : Challenging Behavior

BBC documentary about how Applied Behavior Analysis is used to treat autism & it's results.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Psychoanalyzing God (with Dr. Valerie Tarico)

TTA Podcast 136: Psychoanalyzing God (with Dr. Valerie Tarico)

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word "psychoanalyze" as: to treat the mental and emotional problems of (a patient) by having the patient talk about dreams, feelings, memories, etc. : to treat (someone) by means of psychoanalysis.

In this podcast, we attempt to psychoanalyze God himself (actually, we'll deal with several deities claiming the One True God" title), and we'll talk to Dr. Valerie Tarico, psychologist and author of the book "Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light."

Valerie Tarico's website: awaypoint.wordpress.com

The Thinking Atheist, 2013

S.E. Cupp vs. Conservative Christian

S.E. Cupp talks with conservative Christian activist, Ralph Reed about gay marriage.

The Hunger Games Are Evil

In 2012, Movieguide's Ted Baehr railed against The Hunger Games

Bill Maher Losing War Against Christmas!

Bill Maher on politics, christmas and religion.

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC, 11-19-2013,

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Obama kills God!

Not really. President Obama just read the earlier "Nicolay Draft" of the Gettysburg Address which does not include the words "under God".

The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 11-19-2013.

Obama Is A 'Christophobic Bigot'

Wright wing Christian not Bryan Fischer: President Obama read a version of the Gettysburg Address that did not contain the phrase "under God,' which proves that he hates Christianity.

God does NOT exist | Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer gives his argument against the existence of God, any god.

Dr Michael Shermer begins by saying that 84% of the world's population believe in some kind of organised religion and how do those who believe in a particular religion know that they have chosen the right one and everyone else has got it wrong?

Michael Shermer proceeds to explain two pieces of evidence that proves that humans made up God and religion and not the other way around. Michael Shermer starts with evolutionary theory saying that we are all descendants from cautious creatures who creator false positive rather than false negatives.

The creation of an agency (an omnipotent being) within a religion is a powerful force of social control. Then the second line of evidence is the what ever social environment were born into we would be exposed to the dominant religion in that environment i.e. India -- Hinduism, Europe -- Christianity.

Filmed on Thursday 8th November 2012

Author and Founder of the Skeptics Society.

The Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 189 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Buzzkill of Science

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson debunks the science behind zombies and shares a haunting tale of the universe's eventual heat death.

Video 5:06

From Thursday November 14, 2013 on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The Perfect Thanksgiving Prayer

America's Best Christian, Mrs. Betty Bowers, invites you into your lovely Christian home to witness how a true lady says grace at Thanksgiving.

Video by Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, 2013

Astronomy Cast 322: SOHO

As we've mentioned before, the Sun is a terrifying ball of plasma. It's a good thing we're keeping an eye on it. And that eye is the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO. Operating for more than 18 years now, SOHO has been making detailed observations of the Sun's activity though an almost entire solar cycle. With so many years of operation, SOHO has some amazing stories to tell.

Streamed live on Nov 14, 2013

The Magic Sandwich Show 65

MSS No. 65 @http://www.magicsandwichshow.com/

The Magic Sandwich Show, 2013

Wealth Inequality in America

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Messianic Jews & Other Crazy News

Atheist Experience #840: Messianic Jews & Other Crazy News
Host: Russell Glasser
Co-Host: Jen Peeples

Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln

Michael Shermer commemorates, with his own personal reading, the 150th anniversary of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address — one of the most memorable speeches in America history, which Lincoln delivered on November 19, 1863.

Exorcism Of Ex-Wife Gets Husband, Son Arrested

"A father and son are in custody in California on suspicion of kidnapping the father's ex-wife to perform an exorcism.

San Joaquin County Sheriff's officials say 42-year-old Jose Magana-Farias and his son, 20-year-old Victor Farias, thought the woman was possessed because her behavior had changed.

Lt. Mike Jones tells KCRA-TV (http://bit.ly/17md4Bp ) they picked her up on Saturday in Stockton and got two priests. The priests aren't expected to face charges, according to the station."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

The Young Turks, November 2013

Atheists Are Perverts & Molesters, Says Ted Cruz's Dad

"In an appearance before a gathering of OK2A, an Oklahoma Second Amendment advocacy group, Rafael Cruz, father of freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that atheism leads to sexual abuse of children.

In his talk, which took place earlier this month, the elder Cruz railed against atheism and secular humanism, which he said are two of the main ills facing our society...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

The Young Turks, 2013

Muhammad's Changing Policies

The Jinn And Tonic Show, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Blind Faith Virus Vaccine Show #102

This episode aired on Comcast Channel 24 in Atlanta Georgia at 7:00pm Saturday November 16, 2013, and on Comcast channel 25 in North Fulton County on Sunday October 20th at 7:00pm. Hear Christian Pastor Joey Jernigan of Liberty University, Dr. Ann Gleig representing Buddhism, and Aron Ra, Texas State Director of American Atheists argue their religious perspectives with Mark W. Gura moderating.

Curtis Penfold, Ex-BYU Student and Ex Mormon

Curtis Penfold: Ex-BYU Student, LGBTQ Ally, Feminist, Activist, Ex Mormon


Why did you want to go to BYU if you're not a believer?

I started out at BYU as a believer. I loved the Mormon Church and didn't plan on leaving it.

Can't you just get an ecclesiastical endorsement from another religion if you're not longer Mormon?

No, you can't. Leaving the LDS Church is against the Honor Code. You are immediately suspended if you do so.


I've heard of Mormon turned atheists that were allowed to continue attending BYU. What makes you different?

I know some Mormon turned atheists here at BYU who've been able to be open about their non-belief without any problems from their church leaders. I know others who've had lots of problems with their church leaders. I fall in the latter category.

Remember, a church leader can take away a students' endorsement FOR ANY REASON.

Curtis Penfold, Ex-BYU Student - Extended Cut (11min)

What about all the faithful Latter-day Saints who want to attend BYU? Shouldn't they kick you out to make room for them?

I was one of those faithful Latter-day Saints. And then my beliefs changed. Maybe other faithful Latter-day Saints wanted to attend BYU, but the fact is, I WANTED to stay at BYU, too. I enjoyed my program and I enjoyed my work.

Non-Mormons can attend BYU. Why can't ex-Mormons?

How can BYU benefit if they let BYU students who leave the LDS Church keep attending?

Well for one thing, they'd have less enemies from those who feel they have to hide at BYU, or who feel that they've been kicked against the curb by BYU.

For another thing, it could help the Mormon community by having Mormons create bridges in their youth with the ex-Mormon community, while at BYU. Mormons can become more open-minded, self-aware, and accepting of others if they could come in contact with those who believe differently than them while they're young.

So BYU kicked you out of your housing?

My apartment was owned by an independent company that has a contract with BYU. They house non-BYU students, but if anybody breaks the honor code, they're supposed to kick them out, or else they can't house BYU students anymore, and they'd lose a lot of money. I got kicked out for leaving the LDS Church. Even after being evicted, they still expect me to pay my rent until somebody else buys my contract.

You mention that part of the portfolio talks about occult activity. How can you be into the Occult if you're an atheist?

My relationship with the Occult (and with anything religious in general) is similar to my relationship with art, poetry, and theatre. I might get something out of performing Hamlet on stage or painting something. It might help me view my life from a new perspective or help me discover new things about myself. But I don't believe anything magical is going on.

Just like I don't believe anything magical is going on when I read Tarot, participate in a ritual, or pray in traditional form to Santa Muerte. I might not think anything supernatural is going on, but that doesn't mean I don't get anything out of it.

Some feel that me being interested in the Occult is a good reason to kick me out of my school, my housing, and my work. I happen to disagree. I also hope that a person will never get kicked out of their school, housing, and work for being a fan of Lovecraft either. Or for being atheist. Or for being pagan. Or baptist. Or Satanist. Because freedom is a beautiful thing.






To read Curtis Penfold's Mormon resignation letter and story, click below:

For more info, check out an article about Curtis Penfold below:

To view the BYU Honor Code, click below: https://honorcode.byu.edu/The_Honor_Code.htm

Curtis Penfold's "I am an Ex Mormon" page: http://wp.me/p1aJRq-c3

Atheist Experience #839: Viewer Calls. Christian morality and slaves

Matt and Martin take viewer calls from Christian callers who is okay with slavery.

The Atheist Experience TV Show #839: Viewer Calls
Host: Matt Dillahunty
Co-Host: Martin Wagner

Godless Churches!

Non-religious people now make up 20% of the population. A new crop of churches are coming up: Atheist churches. These god-less churches are filing the void among the unreligious.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Do you feel sorry for religious people?

Do you feel sorry for religious people?

Hawaii's Road to Same Sex Marriage (2013)

Pastor Wayne Cordeiro, New Hope Christian Fellowship
Jim Bickerton, attorney

A busdriver claims he lost his job for praying

A Rabbi (Aryeh Sperro), A Christian (Hattie Kauffman), & Dave Silverman

The Real Story w/ Gretchen Carlson, Fox news, 11-15-2013,
David Silverman, President of American Atheists.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Christian Logic

Just a few examples of flawless christian logic. #ChristianLogic

Video by Jaclyn Glenn and Sassi Bob. 2013

I'm An Atheist, But I'm Not "Out"

Surveys from Pew and other organizations show non-belief as the fastest growing "religious group" (for lack of a better term) in the United States.

Some are simply unconcerned about religion. But many are self-professed atheists.

However, many of these atheists have only professed their non-belief to a select few, and some haven't told anyone at all.

This show deals with atheists who aren't "out." What are the reasons for remaining silent? What are the consequences of going public? And how is the culture shifting to perhaps make it easier for the non-theist to step out of the shadows.

We Are Atheism Article "10 Tips For Coming Out As An Atheist"

Podcast: "World Full of Woo"

Podcast: "You're Not Alone & You're Not Crazy"

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A simple question that destroyed Atheism!

A brilliant refutation of atheism by Dr. Sheikh 'Abdur-Rahman Dimashqiah (may Allaah preserve him and his work and enter him in paradise) taken from his fantastic lecture fully.

Sheikh 'Abdur Rahman Dimashqiah is one of the most renowned scholars of Ahlus Sunnah residing in the West. He specialises in the fields of 'Aqeedah (Islamic Theology and Belief) and Deviant Sects.

..... I think you have to be a believer to think this shit is anything.

Hate Religion But Love Jesus?

Hate Religion But Love Jesus?

Richard Dawkins Interview with Father George Coyne

This is the full uncut interview with Father George Coyne which was omitted from Richard Dawkins' television program "The Genius of Charles Darwin.

President Working To Convert Jews To Christianity

Jews for Jesus will hasten the 2nd coming of Jesus and the rapture, don't you know. :-P

Ex-President George W. Bush.

The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 11-11-2013

George Bush - Dubya End Times!
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