Thursday, October 31, 2013

Don't Celebrate Halloween, It's Evil!



Video from Christian Broadcasting Network, 2013.


Watch and listen to these other posts about Halloween

Halloween History and the Church
Anti-Bullying Day Like Poisoned Halloween Candy
Halloween burka by Pat Condell
Linda Harvey: Halloween Is Cheating On Jesus
Heathen's Halloween

Stephen Fry Out There Series

Stephen Fry begins his journey not far from home as he talks to Sir Elton John and David Furnish about their experiences coming out. Stephen Fry then makes his way to Uganda where the government is proposing a new law that would put gay people to death.



Stephen Fry then makes his way to America to learn more about the workings of Reparative Therapy. Stephen Fry Out There follows the popular comedian as he travels around the world to learn what it means to be gay. He visits the countries of Uganda, America, Russia, Brazil and India and along the way encounters some of the most notorious homophobes on the planet.

Stephen Fry Out There Series 1 Episode 1 BBC Documentary [14/Oct/2013]

Jimmy Carr - Has anyone seen a ghost?





Another brilliant, lightning-fast call from Jimmy Carr from my favourite of his DVDs.

The Epic of Gilgamesh (animation)

The Epic of Gilgamesh. An Animation

QI: Divination

With Graeme Garden, Johnny Vaughan and Phill Jupitus.



Video by BBC

The Atheist & The Priest

Penn Jillette and a Catholic Priest.



The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC, 10-29-2013.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Jackson: God Created The Tea Party

E.W. Jackson explains how God created the Tea Party.

Star Wars and Noah's Ark

What do two of the most popular stories in the world have in common?

God Will Stop Blessing Military Because of Gay Rights

GOP candidate E.W. Jackson for lt. governor says the military is becoming Sodom and Gomorrah




E.W. Jackson: God Will Stop Blessing Military Because of Gay Rights

Our Disgusting Congress!



The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 10-28-2013

We're Going To Experience A Hellish Nightmare Unlike Anything We've Ever Known Before

John Hagee warns that if America doesn't turn back to God, this nation will experience Hell after God removes his protection from the land.



Christian old-man rant

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bill Maher on Exodus International and Atheism

Interview with Richard Dawkins: The Out Campaign

I got to interview Richard Dawkins about his Foundation for Reason & Science! Please donate to help the cause: http://www.richarddawkins.net/donations/new

New Hawaii Ad Against Gay Marriage

Radio ad against same-sex marriage in Hawaii. Produced by the Hawaii Republican Assembly

Hunting Extraterrestrials: Interview with SETI Icon Jill Tarter

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. No other space-related program so effectively stirs our emotions, symbolizes our sense of hope and optimism for the future, or provokes philosophical debates about the meaning of our life and our place in the universe. Dr. Jill Tarter, a key player and icon of SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, joins Justin Trottier for a special live interview of The Star Spot, an astronomy and space themed podcast, filmed as part of the Centre for Inquiry's Fall Equinox events.



Astronomer Jill Tarter is the holder of the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI. She is one of the few researchers to have devoted her career to hunting for signs of sentient beings, and there are few aspects of this field that have not been affected by her work.
Jill was the lead for Project Phoenix, a decade-long SETI scrutiny of about 750 nearby star systems, using telescopes in Australia, West Virginia and Puerto Rico. While no clearly extraterrestrial signal was found, this was the most comprehensive targeted search for artificially generated cosmic signals ever undertaken. Now Jill heads up the Institute's efforts to build and operate the Allen Telescope Array, a massive new instrument that will eventually comprise 350 antennas, each 6 meters in diameter. This telescope will be able to enormously increase the speed, and the spectral search range, of the Institute's hunt for signals. A subset of the full array will begin operations in the Fall of 2007.

Indeed, being as much of an icon of SETI as Jill is, perhaps it is not surprising that the Jodie Foster character in the movie "Contact" is largely based on this real-life researcher.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Bill Maher and Billy Crystal Talking about Religion

Richard Dawkins: Clarity Is Threatening

Last clip from the "OVERTIME" segment streamed on the internet.



Edited Clips from: Real Time with Bill Maher, 10-25-2013,
Richard Dawkins, Al Sharpton, Michael Moore, Valerie Plame.

2013 coveted Golden Crocoduck winner!

St. Jude Thaddeus Day, dedicated to the patron saint of lost causes, is upon us once again, and that means it's Golden Crocoduck time. No, don't expect me to tell you who won in the video description, are you nuts?



Music: A-chi-li-pu by Ragga Pu

Islamic Sexuality - The Jinn & Tonic Show



Islamic Sexuality - The Jinn & Tonic Show

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Evening with Lawrence Wright on Scientology

Based on more than two hundred interviews with current and former Scientologists and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright discussed his book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, which offers an exhaustive account of the church, from its founding by L. Ron Hubbard to its present-day leadership. In a conversation with Library Director Mark Updegrove, Wright explained why celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta are drawn to Scientology and discussed the future of Scientology.



Lawrence Wright is a playwright, screenwriter, and staff writer for The New Yorker. Lawrence Wright won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for his book The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.

Co-sponsored by the Texas Book Festival.

Lawrence Wright mention the article The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power

The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power free edition

George Carlin - Life is Sacred / Kill for God



One more from the true God of comedy George Carlin!

Atheist Forbidden to Volunteer at Soup Kitchen

In Bible Belt - South Carolina - atheist may not volunteer at soup kitchen.



Bible Belt South Carolina, USA. 2013

Rally Against Gay Marriage in Illinois

Crazy Christians rally against Gay Marriage in Illinois

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Richard Dawkins, "The Making of a Scientist" | Talks at Google

Ray Kurzweil welcomes Richard Dawkins to the Talks at Google program.



With the 2006 publication of The God Delusion, the name Richard Dawkins became a byword for ruthless skepticism and "brilliant, impassioned, articulate, impolite" debate (San Francisco Chronicle). His first memoir offers a more personal view. His first book, The Selfish Gene, caused a seismic shift in the study of biology by proffering the gene-centered view of evolution. It was also in this book that Dawkins coined the term meme, a unit of cultural evolution, which has itself become a mainstay in contemporary culture.

In An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins shares a rare view into his early life, his intellectual awakening at Oxford, and his path to writing The Selfish Gene. He paints a vivid picture of his idyllic childhood in colonial Africa, peppered with sketches of his colorful ancestors, charming parents, and the peculiarities of colonial life right after World War II. At boarding school, despite a near-religious encounter with an Elvis record, he began his career as a skeptic by refusing to kneel for prayer in chapel. Despite some inspired teaching throughout primary and secondary school, it was only when he got to Oxford that his intellectual curiosity took full flight.

Sanal Edamaruku - Indian Gurus: From Flying Fakirs and Starving Saints

Sanal Edamaruku is an Indian skeptic and founder of Rationalist International. He is the acting president of both Rationalist International and the Indian Rationalist Association, as well as editor of the internet publication Rationalist International. He has exposed numerous frauds, mystics and superstitions in India. In 2012, the Catholic Church filed a complaint against Edamaruku and he was criminally charged with hurting religious sentiments after he debunked a weeping Jesus statue in Mumbai. He has been forced into exile until the charges are dropped.



Sanal Edamaruku - Indian Gurus: From Flying Fakirs and Starving Saints - TAM 2013

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60 Minutes Australia - The Guru Busters

Couple Refused to Tip Waiter for Being Gay

A religious couple in Kansas refused to tip their waiter for being gay and left a nasty message on the receipt.



KCTV 5 News, 2013.

God Didn't Have Anyone To Entrust The Country To, Until Now

The Mormon Glenn Beck delivers another rambling monologue in which he says that, eight years ago, Americans were slaves and didn't even know if, but now God finally has a group of people (The Tea Party) to whom He can entrust the country.

QI - Beating Up Children




"Inequality", Series I. BBC© 2011

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Prayers Of Cindy Jacobs' Six Year-Old Son Prevented A Presidential Assassination

Cindy Jacobs reveals the time that the prayers of her then six year-old son stopped an attempted assassination of the President of the United States.

Texas textbook hearing: Rice University student Ben Simpson speaks

College activist Ben Simpson testifies before the Texas Board of Education about proposed science textbooks.

Secularism in action: Panel at Centre for Inquiry's Eschaton 2012 Conference

Veronica Abbass reports on her lawsuit against the City of Peterborough, Ontario. Peterborough is accused of unconstitutionally incorporating religion via public prayers into their government proceedings. The larger issues of church-state separation in Canada are also discussed.



Veronica is a writer on Canadian Atheist, a multi-author website, and an active member of Centre for Inquiry. Website: http://canadianatheist.com/

Santorum: Satan Controls The Film Industry

Rick Santorum says you can fight the Devil by buying a ticket to see his new movie

Ghost Stories 2013

It's the Halloween season, and it's time for another fun, frivolous evening of ghost stories and spooky tales about things that go bump in the night.



The Thinking Atheist, podcast, 2013.

Happy Halloween.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Satan Made Public Schools 'Godless Cesspools'

Televangelist Rod Parsley is promoting his new book with a warning to parents about the dangers of public education, telling them that public schools are under Satan's control.

Susan Blackmore - Fighting the Fakers (and Failing)

Susan Blackmore is a psychologist and writer researching consciousness, memes, and anomalous experiences, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth. She is the is author of a number of books, including The Meme Machine and Zen and the Art of Consciousness.



Susan Blackmore - Fighting the Fakers (and Failing) - TAM 2013

NBC Has Sided With Satan And "Chosen The Path Of Darkness"

Glenn Beck says that the networks of NBC have chosen Satan's path and seek to divide people of this nation.

Evolutionary Biologist Sean B. Carroll: Bringing Science to Life

Science Education and Storytelling
Featuring Sean B. Carroll



Sean B. Carroll is an award-winning scientist, author, and educator. Sean B. Carroll leads the Department of Science Education of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the largest private supporter of science education activities in the US, and is the Allan Wilson Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin.

An internationally-recognized evolutionary biologist, Carroll's laboratory research has has centered on the genes that control animal body patterns and play major roles in the evolution of animal diversity. In recognition of his scientific contributions, Carroll has received the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Sciences, been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, as well as named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

A prominent science communicator in print, on radio, and on television, Sean B. Carroll is the author of Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species, which was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award for non-fiction (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), The Making of the Fittest (2006, W.W. Norton) and of Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo (2005, W.W. Norton). Sean B. Carroll first two books were the basis for, and Carroll was the scientific consulting producer of, a two-hour NOVA special that was first broadcast in December 2009 on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Darwin's On the Origin of Species. He also writes a regular feature "Remarkable Creatures" for the New York Times Science Times.

Sean B. Carroll is also author of the student text Into The Jungle: Great Adventures in the Search for Evolution (2008, Pearson, Benjamin Cummings), co-author with Jen Grenier and Scott Weatherbee of the textbook From DNA to Diversity: Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design (2nd ed, 2005; Blackwell Scientific) and with Anthony Griffiths, Susan Wessler, and John Doebley of the textbook Introduction to Genetic Analysis (10e, 2011, W.H. Freeman and Co.).

Sean B. Carroll latest book, BRAVE GENIUS, was just released in September 2013 and covers never-before-told account of the intersection of two of the most insightful minds of the 20th century, Jacques Monod and Albert Camus, and a dramatic story of how hardship and courage can inspire genius.

For his educational contributions, he has received the Stephen Jay Gould Prize for the advancement of the public understanding of evolution from the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Distinguished Service Award of the National Association of Biology Teachers, and the Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Award from the Society for Developmental Biology. and numerous honorary lectureships. Carroll was named one of America's most promising leaders under 40 by TIME Magazine in 1994.

Sean B. Carroll earned his B.A. in Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, his Ph.D. in Immunology at Tufts Medical School, and carried out his postdoctoral research with Dr. Matthew Scott at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He received an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Minnesota in 2009.


Talk delivered September 27, 2013 at the University of Toronto, for the Centre for Inquiry

Bill Maher DESTROYS idiots who went to heaven and back



Why are prominent Americans so stupid?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tsongkhapa Retreat by David Lai

A bit of buddhism

Sodom and Gomorrah - Bad Bible Stories

A talk about the bible story: Sodom and Gomorrah



Bad Bible Stories: Sodom and Gomorrah - Part 1

In this series, I will highlight various bad Bible stories. Some of these are a repeat and this series will replace my God Made Me An Atheist series.

A Nation of Science Deniers (It wasn't always this way)

"The Rewrite", The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC, 10-22-2013.



President John F. Kennedy, October 22, 1963.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

There's no racist like a liberal racist

"Progressive" used to mean socially enlightened and forward looking. Now it's just another word for a creepy liberal racist.



Video from Pat Condell

Obama, Put Down the Koran

Interview with Tea Party activist, Larry Klayman

The Honest Liar's Pseudoscience Collection

In this installment of The Honest Liar, Jamy Ian Swiss considers the differences between science and pseudoscience, and discusses some highlights from his vast and colorful pseudoscience collection, from Aromatherapy to Xenoglossy!


If you doesn't like the start, jump to 2:40.

skepdic.com

The Honest Liar's Pseudoscience Collection!

Monday, October 21, 2013

60 Minutes Australia - The Guru Busters

It's a land steeped in superstition and for thousands of years Indians have revered the otherworldly and the fantastical.

But that's made them easy targets for self-proclaimed gurus eager to make a quick rupee.



Right now, a million or so of these spiritual shysters are peddling their trade across the length and breadth of the subcontinent. They spruik miracle cures and perform seemingly impossible feats of magic, charging extravagantly for their dubious services.

They've always done a brisk business — that is, until the guru busters came along.

Holy Spirit Told House Stenographer to Do It

Mr. Deity and the Hand

Mr. Deity explains why he's removing his hand of protection from the land.



Mr. Deity, 2013.

James Randi - Fighting the Fakers

James Randi has an international reputation as a magician and escape artist, but today he is best known as the world's most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. Randi has pursued "psychic" spoonbenders, exposed the dirty tricks of faith healers, investigated homeopathic water "with a memory," and generally been a thorn in the sides of those who try to pull the wool over the public's eyes in the name of the supernatural.



James Randi is the author of numerous books, including The Truth About Uri Geller, The Faith Healers, Flim-Flam!, and An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural.

FFRF Interviews Richard Dawkins "An Appetite For Wonder"

Richard Dawkins, Guest about his new book: "An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist".



Edited clips from Freethought Radio, October 19, 2013, FFRF, Annie Laurie Gaylor & Dan Barker, Co-Presidents.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Rejected Atheist Billboards - Salt Lake City, Utah

Report on the proposed billboards in Utah promoting the American Atheists convention in April 2014 that have been rejected by advertisers on grounds that they were "misleading, deceptive or offensive to the moral standards of the community".



Video from Fox XX News, October 17, 2013

Rejected Atheist Billboards - Salt Lake City, UT - American Atheists - Local news

Richard Dawkins - The Case Against Faith

Friday, October 18, 2013

Tea-party Greg Collett on medicate

The Mormon Christian Greg Collett, Idaho (R).



The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC, 10-17-2013

Christian Lady Rants About God at Congress House Meeting

Dianne Reidy, a House stenographer walked right up to the microphone and ranted about God and disobedience after Congress passed a bill in favor of ending the government shutdown.

Government Licensing Is The Mark Of The Beast

Bryan Fischer says that having to get permission or a license from the government before engaging in commerce is a Mark of the Beast.



Video from Focal Point on AFA Channel, 2013.

Rise of the New Atheists?

As the documentary "The Unbelievers" premieres at Toronto's Hot Docs Festival, two of the men featured in the film: professor Richard Dawkins and physicist Lawrence Krauss sit down with Steve Paikin to tell us why indeed, they don't believe.



The Agenda with Steve Paikin, 2013.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Man Makes Light Bulb Explode: How to be a Psychic

The audience are asked to bring along a light bulb from home. One man is shocked when the unattached bulb lights up on it's own, and that he is able to make it explode on stage.



Man Makes Light Bulb Explode - Derren Brown: How To Be A Psychic

We Are A Pagan Nation Without Shame

John Hagee thunders that secular humanism is a pagan God that is turning America into a pagan nation.

Professor David Colquhoun pwns homeopathy

Homeopathy report. Recommends NHS shold cease funding



BBC interview

How To Be A Psychic

Derren demonstrates an ancient trick of propaganda to his audience, convincing his two audience members that they are lifting an extremely heavy box of bricks.



The Propaganda Act - Derren Brown: How To Be A Psychic

Sex Death & The Meaning of Life 3:The Meaning of Life



Host: Richard Dawkins

Sex Death & The Meaning of Life - Part 3:The Meaning of Life

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Richard Dawkins Interview

On September 24th, Richard Dawkins' new book, "An Appetite For Wonder: the Making of a Scientist" released worldwide.



Four days later in Washington DC, Dawkins sat down for a one-hour conversation with Seth Andrews to talk about a variety of subjects...including childhood, music, evolution, apologist "fleas," Christopher Hitchens and the memoir itself.

This is the audio of that conversation.


The Thinking Atheist, 2013

Matt Flies Solo

Matt flies solo and spends the episode taking viewer calls.



Atheist Experience #835: Matt Flies Solo
Host: Matt Dillahunty
Show date: 2013-10-13

The Atheist Experience (http://www.atheist-experience.com) 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 (http://www.atheist-community.org) is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals. DVDs of the Atheist xperience can be purchased via our products page (http://www.atheist-community.org/products/).

Sex Death & The Meaning of Life: Sin

Hosted by Richard Dawkins



BBC Channel 4

The Saturn V Rocket: How it worked!

The amazing machines that took man to the moon. The Saturn V Rocket: How did it work?



The rockets mass was about 3000 tons, of which the dry mass of the rocket was about 200 tons. Of what left the launch pad, the only part of the rocket to return to Earth was the 6 tons of command module.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

David Mitchell and Dara O'Briain on Homeopathy & Psychics

Bonus track from "Dara O'Briain Talks Funny - Live in London". David Mitchell and Dara O'Briain comment on Dara's Homeopathy bit, discussing why "earned knowledge is better than fairy tales".

Rob Ince - Boring Science

Taken from 2009's Nerdstock: Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, Rob Ince lists off some boring, boring science facts.

Sex, Death & The Meaning of Life: Life After Death

Richard Dawkins host Sex, Death & The Meaning of Life - Part 1: Life After Death



BBC Program.

QI on Crop Circles

The myth about the alien crop circles are explained on the "Hoaxes" XL episode on the H series / Series H.



BBC© 2010

Ocean giants

BBC documentary about Ocean giants, voiced by Stephen Fry.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Christians Focusing on Russia

Many conservative Christians feel like the fight against gay rights is lost in America so they are turning their attention to other parts of the world.



The Rachel Maddow Show, October 2013 on MSNBC

God Will Judge America For Abortion Just As He Judged Nazi Germany

End Times fanatic Joel Rosenberg tells the Values Voter Summit that God will judge America harshly for allowing legal abortion.




Joel Rosenberg does not have his own faith in order. Joel Rosenberg talks about beging a Jew AND calls Jesus his lord and saver. Jews don't believe in Jesus, if you believe Jesus you are Christian.

Next To Jesus, America Has Been "The Greatest Blessing Given To Mankind"

Speaking at the Values Voter Summit, E.W. Jackson stood by his long history of crazy and bigoted statements and vowed never to apologize.

Blasphemy: Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry

The discussion covered issues of freedom of speech, religious tolerance, multiculturalism and orthodoxy.



Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry at the 2006 Guardian Hay Festival.

ObamaCare Worse Thing Since Slavery

CNN report on the Christian conservative event, Values Voters Summit.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

I Believe In The Devil - Supreme Court Justice Scalia

"Justice Antonin Scalia is burning up the social media world today with a big, free-range interview he gave Jennifer Senior at New York magazine. In it, Scalia pretty much out-Scalias himself yet again. Highlights include his objections to the coarsening of modern discourse, his fondness for Seinfeld, the rationale behind his fiery dissents, and a rather remarkable discursion about the devil. But beyond the wacky stuff and the bombastic stuff and the typically unrepentant poke-in-the-eye stuff (including his insistence that he doesn't hate homosexuals) and the Freudian slip about the "Nazi soup kitchen," what's glaringly in evidence throughout the piece is the way he has managed to shutter himself off from the world of his critics and intellectual opponents. Justice Antonin Scalia seems a bit like a man living on a tiny remote island of the Supreme Court, and even on that tiny island, he's forever more alone...".



The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

The Young Turks, 2013.

Where's Beelzebub?

Michele Bachmann and Justice Antonin Scalia on the Devil, coments by Bill Maher.



Video from HBO 2013.

Letter Proves it's Dangerous to be a Christian Conservative

Sandy Rios says letter from SPLC, PFAW and other civil rights groups proves it is dangerous to be a Christian conservative in the US.



Video from 2013

Dara O'Briain and Frankie Boyle on religion and creationism



This is just a couple of short clips from two great comedians; Dara O'Briain on evolution and Frankie Boyle on Sarah Palin and her views on creationism.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Creationism is BS!

Many Americans believe in the Biblical story of Creationism, which is merely a rehash of older Creation myths.

Atheist Experience #834: Viewer Calls

Russell and Lynnea take callers.



Atheist Experience #834: Viewer Calls
Host: Russell Glasser
Co-Host: Lynnea Glasser
2013-10-06

The Atheist Experience (http://www.atheist-experience.com) 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 (http://www.atheist-community.org) is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals. DVDs of the Atheist xperience can be purchased via our products page (http://www.atheist-community.org/products/).

Skepticism and Philosophy - TAM 2013

Panelists include Russell Blackford, Peter Boghossian, Massimo Pigliucci, and Susan Haack. Moderated by D.J. Grothe



From The Amaz!ng Meeting 2013.

Dan Ariely - The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

Dan Ariely is the James B Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. He is the author of a number of books, including Predictably Irrational and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty.



From The Amaz!ng Meeting 2013.

The Promise and Pitfalls of Humanist Charity : AJ Chalom

AJ Chalom is the Humanist Giving Program Coordinator for Foundation Beyond Belief. AJ Chalom is a life-long Humanistic Jew. In addition to her work at the Foundation Beyond Belief, she was an at-large member of the Board of Directors at the Society for Humanistic Judaism from 2000 to 2013 and recently finished 13 years as their teen outreach coordinator.

AJ Chalom lives in the Chicago suburbs with her family. AJ Chalom has been featured on the blogs, Parenting Beyond Belief, The Atheist Rabbi, and Foundation Beyond Belief.



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Friday, October 11, 2013

Religion and Depression

Dave Silverman pimps the American Atheist Conv. Jen examines a study correlating religious belief and depression.

Atheist Experience #833: Religion and Depression



Host: Matt Dillahunty
Co-Host: Jen Peeples
2013-09-29


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

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

DVDs of the Atheist xperience can be purchased via our products page (http://www.atheist-community.org/products/).

Pastor Went to Funeral of Victims He Killed

Pastor Kenneth Keith of Main Street Baptist Church in Burnside, Kentucky

Ballad of the Non-Believer

Lyrics: Ballad of the Non-Believer



1st verse
like most of you I was indoctrinated with religion
at a time when I was much too young to make decisions

dragged by the hand without permission
lacked the cognitive ability to see the contradictions and the superstitions

I know my mother really thought that she was doing right
cause after all this wasn't a war that she was taught to fight

buried under layers of prayers emotional attachments
and every other programming attached with

a sense of common unity involvement
no actual incentive to questions all of the sermons from the pulpit

this is how they introduce the idea, firmly rooted in the feat
don't question validity just adhere

it's not innocent is sets a bad precedent
internalized credulity for things that lack evidence

some people keep this way of thinking for their whole lives
the need for critical thinking is never realized

chorus
I don't want to hear about the books that you have read
explain to me the way you see the thoughts inside your head

not filtered with the garbage you regurgitate instead
your thoughts are just a program with which you are embed

all I really want to do is show you there is freedom
eliminate those primitive myths you don't need them

the clergy's only trolling for power so don't feed them
and since they can't prove it remove it and don't believe them

2nd verse
ponder the logic of learning science from shamans
excuse the laughter if you please I'm trying to keep it all in

but this is how you look when you go and consult your preachers
to gain an understanding of evolutionary features

in fact I finding it despicable how you characterize scientific principles
dismiss the indispensable

so don't believe these guys that say it's science they despise
when they standing in the line for the iphone 5

you're benefiting from the method then you go and step on it
defaming the very thing that your life has been effected with

our lifespan enhancement comes directly from advancements
by people in lab coats not biblical enchantments

take a look at these comedians cause something smells funky
"if we came from monkeys than why there're still monkeys"

see that's the type of dumb shit that needs to be responded to
your obvious accomplishment was dropping out of high school

chorus
I don't want to hear about the books that you have read
explain to me the way you see the thoughts inside your head

not filtered with the garbage you regurgitate instead
your thoughts are just a program with which you are embed

all I really want to do is show you there is freedom
eliminate those primitive myths you don't need them

the clergy's only trolling for power so don't feed them
and since they can't prove it remove it and don't believe them

3rd verse
you're not mentally fit to be talking shit to me
when you believe those primitive books are reflecting history

in it's purest form like it really has no discrepancy
you want to go to war and you're choosing this as your weaponry

now how's that even sound at all and is this even logic when
you're claiming that a book of faith can prove your stupid argument

way to much to bargain with not much fact to stake it on
it's just like thinking if you dance you can really make it storm

oh yeah but I forgot your book is the truthful one
and all those other ancient myths are something that is really dumb

it couldn't possibly be that you all have been deceived
it couldn't possibly be that you got a false belief

that's why I question your sermon should be sequestered
now leave from off my porch you're starting to really pester

you're one of many thousands that's claiming a revelation
too wrapped up in all of your ego to see your indoctrination

chorus
I don't want to hear about the books that you have read
explain to me the way you see the thoughts inside your head

not filtered with the garbage you regurgitate instead
your thoughts are just a program with which you are embed

all I really want to do is show you there is freedom
eliminate those primitive myths you don't need them

the clergy's only trolling for power so don't feed them
and since they can't prove it remove it and don't believe them


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Atheists Just Want to Sin

Yes, you really do sound this stupid...

when you tell someone that they're an atheist because they want to sin.




Royalty-free music used:
"Dark Music" by BrunoXe
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/9450
"Sunset Romance (Drama)" by Gr├ęgoire Lourme
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/989075

The end music is "Ballad of the Non-Believer" by RationalWarrior.

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Meet the Amish - Amish: World's Squarest Teenagers

This engrossing reality series follows a group of teens who are experiencing Rumspringa, a period when Amish teenagers are allowed to explore life outside of their closed society.

Meet the Amish 1 of 4 - First experience on an aeroplane



Originally broadcast on Channel 4 UK 2010 as "Amish: World's Squarest Teenagers".

Thursday, October 10, 2013

We'd be better off without religion. Christopher Hitchens & Richard Dawkins

Paneldebate with Christopher Hitchens & Richard Dawkins. Topic: We'd be better off without religion.



2007

Pastor Rapes Illegal Immigrants

Pastor Rapes Illegal Immigrants and then threatened to have them deported if they came forward for help.



Jorge Castro, Christian pastor
Carlos Ganda, reporter
Norwalk

Video by ABC 7

Atheist Scouts!

Pat Robertson On Regrown Limbs

Pat Robertson gets defensive on why he doesn't call for limbs to be regrown



CBN

Break the Science Barrier w/ Richard Dawkins

Break the Science Barrier follows the Oxford Biologist Richard Dawkins as he meets with people who have experienced the wonders of science first-hand.

We meet the astronomer who first discovered pulsars, the geneticist who invented DNA fingerprinting, a scientist who discovered a protein that causes cancer, and others.



Richard Dawkins interviews famous admirers of science such as Douglas Adams and David Attenborough, and asks them why science means so much to them. We also see how dangerous ignorance of science can be in classrooms, courts, and beyond.

With so many expressing paranormal beliefs and ignorance of science, Richard Dawkins encourages viewers to contrast these ancient superstitions with the power and beauty of our scientific achievements and understanding. For more information see: http://richarddawkins.net/

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Andrew Lawrence on Dave's 'One Night Stand'

Andrew Lawrence performs at the Royal Haymarket Theatre for Dave's 'One Night Stand'

Scientology War on South Park!

A former executive of the Church of Scientology has come out saying the Church had a plan to smear South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down on The Young Turks.

"Church of Atheism" Rising! Mass Christians Renouncing Faith!

Ricky Gervais | Night Of Too Many Stars

Here's Ricky's performance on The Night Of Too Many Stars - An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Life After Faith :: Jerry DeWitt

Jerry Dewitt's ministry began at age seventeen. He evangelized the United States and assisted in three Pentecostal churches. Later he held the pastorate of two fundamentalist congregations. After more than twenty-five years of ministry he realized he had become an Atheist.



In 2011 he became the first graduate of The Clergy Project and later that year he was appointed to the Directorship of Recovering from Religion until 2012. Currently Jerry is working on his memoir 'Hope After Faith', scheduled for release in June 2013 by Da Capo Press.

Jerry DeWitt was married for twenty-two years, has one son and still lives in rural Louisianan.

Like what you see? Consider becoming a supporter of the Secular Student Alliance! The SSA is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit that relies on the generous support of individuals. With your help we can ensure that more videos like these are available for everyone! Go to www.secularstudents.org/support for more information on how you can help secular students.

Richard Dawkins Interview - 24 September 2013 - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

"An Appetite for Wonder" author Richard Dawkins discusses the relative existential dangers of science and religion. (7:14)

Richard Dawkins Interview - 24 September 2013 - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Exclusive - Richard Dawkins Extended Interview Pt. 1
In this exclusive, unedited interview, Richard Dawkins takes issue with religion's anti-scientific tendencies and considers the possibility of life on other planets. (07:17)


Exclusive - Richard Dawkins Extended Interview Pt. 2
In this exclusive, unedited interview, Richard Dawkins articulates the differences between culture and faith. (07:03)

Exclusive - Richard Dawkins Extended Interview Pt. 3
In this exclusive, unedited interview, Richard Dawkins speculates on the nature of pre- and post-life. (7:29)



The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Tuesday September 24, 2013 on Comedy Central

R. Elisabeth Cornwell: We Are Born Scientists

Robin Elisabeth Cornwell has served as Executive Director of the US branch of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. She speaks across the country in support of RDFRS and as an advocate of science and human rights.

Richard Dawkins on creationist 'ignoramuses'

Daniel Sloss on Russell Howard's Good News



Daniel's appearance on the 12th Oct 2012 show.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Interviews with supporters of the billboard near Grand Rapids, Michigan

Interviews with supporters of the billboard near Grand Rapids, Michigan with the message "Millions of Americans are living happily without religion" sponsored by the Center for Inquiry.



Video from October 5, 2013

Mike Rinder on Escaping



The former member of Scientology talks about how he left Scientology.

Hamza Tzortzis a liar

Hamza Tzortzis about Islam, freedom and Muslims.



Hamza Tzortzis is a Muslim liar

Ricky Gervais | Rumours on the Bible

Ricky Gervais here shares with why the Bible is a rumour. Ricky Gervais also shares how he treated his RE teacher and has a go at Mary on the way.


Tithers Don't Have Health or Financial Problems

Pat Robertson says if you tithe you won't have health or financial problems



Video by CBN

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Millions of Americans are living happily without religion

Report on the billboards in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, Michigan with the message "Millions of Americans are living happily without religion" sponsored by the Center for Inquiry.



[October 5, 2013]

Atheist Billboards - Kalamazoo, MI - Center for Inquiry

Report on the billboards in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, Michigan with the message "Millions of Americans are living happily without religion" sponsored by the Center for Inquiry.



October 5, 2013

A View on Pew's New Study

Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Director of NJOP, weighs in with his thoughts on the Pew Research Center's new study about Jewish identity in America.


Serial Rapist Philadelphia Priest

Father Robert Brennan, serial Rapist Philadelphia Priest

Lord of the Ants

Every so often a giant emerges on the stage of science, someone who transcends the narrow boundaries of a particular line of research and alters our perspective on the world. E.O. Wilson is such a man.



With David Attenborough

PBS NOVA

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Inauguration Homosexual Victory Day



Imran Yusuf - Comedy Roadshow



Video from BBC.

John Travolta on Scientology

John Travolta on Enough Rope with Andrew Denton

International Blasphemy Rights Day 2013: Interview With Kacem El Ghazzali

The Center for Inquiry marked International Blasphemy Rights Day on Monday, Sept. 30, in part by hosting an online discussion with Kacem El Ghazzali, who was recently forced to leave his home country, Morocco, over blasphemy charges. The discussion was hosted by Michael De Dora, director of CFI's Office of Public Policy and its representative to the United Nations.

Bill Nye The Science Guy Interview with Bill Maher

Bill Nye talks about his upcoming appearance on 'Dancing with the Stars.'



Bill Nye The Science Guy Interview on Real Time with Bill Maher - 9/13/2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Jack Hanick: "God Called on Russia"

At a June 13 meeting, former longtime Fox News employee Jack Hanick tells the Russian Duma that "God called on Russia" to stop the worldwide movement toward gay rights:

"When it came time to stand up for traditional values, this was the place. God called on this country to fulfill that role."

Steven Pinker receives the Richard Dawkins Award at the Atheist Alliance of America convention

Steven Pinker receives the Richard Dawkins Award at the Atheist Alliance of America convention.



Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

The Dogma Debate (with David Smalley)

David Smalley is founder and president of Dogma Debate (http://www.dogmadebate.com), a popular radio podcast which deals with topics related to religion, civil rights, politics, science and more.

David Smalley is a former Christian and author of "Baptized Atheist." He currently serves on the National Speakers Bureau for the Secular Student Alliance and is a sought-after presenter across the nation.



In this show, it's a meeting of radio hosts, and whatever else it might be, it won't be boring.

TTA Podcast 129: The Dogma Debate (with David Smalley)
The Thinking Atheist, 2013

Giant Ant Hill Excavated

A giant ant colony is pumped full of concrete, then excavated to reveal the complexity of its inner structure.



From: Ants! Natures Secret Power

Catholic Church Has a Homosexual Problem, Not Pedophilia

CNN interview with Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League, a powerful religious advocacy group.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Promoting human rights for atheists at OSCE

Michael Nugent, chairperson of Atheist Ireland, speaking at the human rights implementation meeting of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) on 26 September 2013 in Warsaw, Poland.



Promoting human rights for atheists at OSCE 2/2 - Jane Donnelly of Atheist Ireland


Jane Donnelly, human rights officer of Atheist Ireland, speaking at the human rights implementation meeting of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) on 26 September 2013 in Warsaw, Poland.

The Dangerous Devotion to Cults (Full Documentary)



Robert Jay Lifton, professor of Psychiatry, Harvard University


Documentary by History Channel.

The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism (Daily Show interview)

David Mitchell explains how he came to translate a book written by a 13-year-old autistic Japanese youth.

Part 1

6:08


Learn about autism.

Exclusive - David Mitchell Extended Interview Pt. 2



The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Tuesday October 1, 2013 on Comedy Central

Atheism, morality and vegetarianism - Michael Nugent

Michael Nugent of Atheist Ireland spoke at the Dublin Festival for World Vegetarian Day 2013 about how religion can corrupt our morality regarding our relationships with other animals.

It's Almost As If Homosexual Sodomy Was Created To Spread Disease

Peter LaBarbera rants that gay activists want to attach the "sin of Sodom" to the institution of marriage and warns that any society that accepts it is in decline.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

An Appetite for Wonder: Richard Dawkins in Conversation with Adam Rutherford

Professor Richard Dawkins discusses the influences and inspirations that have shaped his life and thinking.

Chatting to science broadcaster Adam Rutherford in the world-famous Ri Lecture Theatre, the pioneering scientist and public thinker reveals how he developed an "appetite for wonder" for the biological sciences.

An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist


From his upbringing in Nairobi and Nyasaland (now Malawi) to his early experiences with religion, Richard Dawkins talks about his motivations for becoming a scientist and his experiences at Oxford University and Berkeley, California during a period of social and political unrest.

Find out how he arrived at the idea of the "selfish gene" -- the basis of his seminal 1976 publication, one of the best-selling popular science books ever written -- and discover more about his research and writing process.

Plus, the Ri audience ask a range of revealing questions -- from how he overcome his natural shyness and stutter at school to what his advice would be to an 18 year old who wants to get into popular science.

Find out more about "An Appetite for Wonder" on the Richard Dawkins website: http://www.richarddawkins.net

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Totally Biased: The God Debate

Man has debated the existence of God for centuries, so while we probably won't settle things in a few minutes on a late-night talk show, we'll be damned if we aren't gonna try. John Fugelsang and Jamie Kilstein attempt to hash it out once and for all.



Watch "Totally Biased" all new nightly at 11:00P on FXX!

What Is Today's Republican Party?

Bruce Bartlett, former Regan admin. sr. policy analyst
Michael Lofgren (Mike Lofgren) former House & Sen. budget cmtes. staff member



ALL IN with Chris Hayes, MSNBC, 10-1-2013.

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Watch Our Only Hope Is A Military Takeover

Jaguar Attacks Crocodile

When a jaguar pounces, sometimes one bite is all it takes to get a meal. National Geographic has exclusive video of a jaguar taking down a caiman in Brazil's Pantanal wetlands, photos of which went viral earlier this month. Luke Dollar, a conservation scientist who helps manage National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative, explains the hunt and explosive moment of predation.




Read the article from National Geographic News:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/09/130925-caiman-jaguar-animals-science-video-brazil-attack/

VIDEOGRAPHERS: Kedar Hippalgaonkar and Parul Jain
NARRATOR: Luke Dollar
EDITOR: Will Halicks
SPECIAL THANKS: Jason Kurtis
RESEARCH: Joe Lemeris

Our Only Hope Is A Military Takeover

Rick Joyner warns that our republican democracy will not last beyond President Obama's term and we're headed for tyranny unless there is a military takeover.



MorningStar Ministries, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Neil Gaiman - Religion vs Science, God of the Gaps

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and author Neil Gaiman talk about the effect religion has on scientific progress, touching upon the "God of the gaps," religious text, and, of course, rainbows and leprechauns. Tyson and Gaiman participated in The CT Forum's "Vision & Brilliance" Forum with fellow panelist Neri Oxman and moderator John Dankosky on December 1, 2012.



The event was Hosted by United Technologies and presented by Aetna.

Fischer Falsely Claims Japan Bans Islam

AFA spokesman Bryan Fischer sees Japan as a model for the US based on false claims that the country bans Islam

Millions are Living Happily Without Religion

Millions of Americans are living happily without religion.

It's really quite simple.



We are the products of the billions of years that came before us, alive and awake for this brief period of time, savoring every moment, and committed to making the world a better place.

We are the human family -- connected. We experience together the human condition, in all of its triumphs and through all of its challenges.

We accept that our lives will end, but we take great joy in knowing that life keeps going.

We celebrate the advances and discoveries that, each day, improve lives, stir our imagination, and stretch the boundaries of the possible.

Ultimately, we know we are a tiny but unique part of the ever-evolving story of life in the cosmos, responsible for living our lives with honesty, dignity, compassion, and truth.

We also know it is a magnificent story, and we are thrilled to be here.

We are secular humanists, and we are living happily without religion.

Learn more at www.livingwithoutreligion.org.

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.

Visit us at www.centerforinquiry.net.

Video produced by Seth Andrews, host of The Thinking Atheist
www.thethinkingatheist.com

© 2013 Center for Inquiry

Teaching about atheism in Irish schools

Atheist Ireland is working with Educate Together to develop Ireland's first course about atheism for primary school children. Michael Nugent of Atheist Ireland and Pat O'Brien of Center For Inquiry in Canada discuss the issue with Sean Lesley of CKNW News Talk AM 980 Radio in Vancouver in Canada.

Pastor Shoots Wife and Daughter in Attempted Murder-Suicide

Alabama

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