Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Universe's Busiest Voyeur

America's Best Christian, Mrs. Betty Bowers, warns schoolboys that Someone is watching every time they masturbate.

Betty Bowers is played by Deven Green. Script & Video by Andrew Bradley. Special thanks to Ernest and #OCCmakeup.

Mrs. Betty Bowers, 2014

Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

"A fifth-grader says he was terrified when a police officer pointed a gun at him and his friends while they built a tree fort.

Omari Grant, 11, said he and his friends often play in a wooded area behind his home and were building a fort when a neighbor in the next subdivision called police to complain about what the boys were doing.

But no one anticipated what Omari and his mother say happened next."*

Desi Doyen (Green News Report), John Iadarola (TYT University) and Jayar Jackson break it down.

The Bible: The Gospels - Part 26

Lord Cheezus says that the end times will come before anyone in the "current" generation of people (that Lord Cheezus was talking to 2000ish years ago) dies! But then Lord Cheezus says no one will know the day or the hour... not even him. Just the Father i.e.: himself.

Skeptic's Review-The Bible: The Gospels - Part 26

Atheists on Religion, Science and Morality

Can we prove there is no God? Does it make sense to equate religion with science? Do theists have a monopology on morality or is secular morality superior? Was Richard Dawkins right to bring up the religious beliefs of Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney?

Cara Santa Maria (Senior Science Correspondent, leads this week's panel on 'The Point' to discuss these issues and more with Michael Shermer (Publisher - Skeptic Magazine), Sean Carroll (Theoretical Physicist - Caltech), and Edward Falzon (author of 'Being Gay Is Disgusting').

Special thanks to James Randi (Founder: James Randi Educational Foundation), Paul Zachary "PZ" Myers (Blogger: - Professor U Of MN-Morris), and AJ Johnson (Development Director for 'American Atheists') for sending in their points.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson Public Lecture April 14, 2014

Adolf vs Osama

Both Christians and Muslims are religius people who believes in crazy stuff, but there are some differences.

Muslims name their chrildren Osama.
Christians do not name their chrildren Adolf.

That is 1-0 to the Christians.

Cosmic Queries: Space and Science

In this first full-length Cosmic Queries video episode, Bill and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer some of your most intriguing questions about space and science. Could life have started on Mars and ended up on Earth?

What is the value of exploring Enceladus, Titan, Europa, and the rest of our Solar System?
If the speed of light is constant, why is there a light shift in the Doppler effect?

Get schooled by the Science Guy on information theory, the speed of light, and time. Learn about the accuracy of carbon dating, why there is less gravity at the center of the Earth than the surface, and how the Earth's rotation is 1/3 slower now than in prehistoric times. You'll also find out if you can start a fire with sound or build a space elevator from the Earth to the Moon.

Cosmic Queries: Space and Science Part 1 (Full Episode)

And of course, with Bill Nye as our guest host, you can count on just a bit of discussion about climate change as well.

StarTalk Radio, 2014

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Beck Blames Outing Of CIA Station Chief On Muslim Brotherhood

The Mormon Glenn Beck blames the accidental outing of a CIA station chief on infiltration of the White House by Muslim Brotherhood operatives.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

How I made Ken Ham ANGRY

Video by Hemant Mehta, 2014

Slavery and Islam

Slavery in the eyes of Islam and Muslims.

The Jinn & Tonic Show, 25. May 2014

18th Century 2nd Amendment Demands 21st Century Revision

California pampage

BloombergBusinessweek, By Paul M. Barrett
The Reid Report, MSNBC, 5-27-2014

TTA Podcast 164: Letters

This podcast is all abour your email. Share a story. Vent about a topic important to you. Ask a question. Share a humorous anecdote. Whatever you want to write about.

TTA Podcast 164
The Thinking Atheist, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Building alliances with clergy and religious communities

Reaching out across religious boundaries can be scary for science education advocates. Humanists, atheists, and the nonreligious can feel unsure how to approach clergy or religious communities, while the religious among us can find it awkward discussing religious issues with members of other denominations and religions.

To help navigate those issues, a panel of experts in interfaith outreach led this interactive online training. Panelists: Peter Hess, NCSE's Director of Outreach to Religious Communities; Sally Bingham, of Interfaith Power and Light; and Chris Stedman, a Humanist chaplain at Harvard and Yale Universities. Where: Online. When: March 26, 2014

Activist workshop #4: Building alliances with clergy and religious communities

Creationists Inventing History w/Tax $$$

Dinosaur on Noahs ark

The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 5-27-2014.

Harry Jackson Urges Pastors To Fight The 'Radical Homosexual Agenda'

Harry Jackson urges the pastors at the Family Research Council's Watchmen on the Wall to fight the "radical homosexual agenda" and teach lay leaders why "God didn't make anyone that way."

Craig James & Tony Perkins Want You To Know They're Definitely Not Gay

FRC president Tony Perkins and staffer Craig James make jokes at the expense of gay people at the FRC's Watchmen on the Wall conference.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Snake Handler Preacher & You Know What Happens In 3... 2... 1...

"A Kentucky pastor who starred in a reality show about snake-handling in church has died -- of a snakebite.

Jamie Coots died Saturday evening after refusing to be treated, Middlesboro police said.

On "Snake Salvation," the ardent Pentecostal believer said that he believed that a passage in the Bible suggests poisonous snakebites will not harm believers as long as they are anointed by God. The practice is illegal in most states, but still goes on, primarily in the rural South.

Jamie Coots was a third-generation "serpent handler" and aspired to one day pass the practice and his church, Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name, on to his adult son, Little Cody."*

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

Video by The Young Turks, 2014

Media skills for science education advocates

This workshop focuses on media outreach: the panelists will discuss their own experiences, and share advice and resources to help citizens like you plan for media outreach and be effective spokespeople for science.

Activist workshop #3: Media skills for science education advocates

The Bible: The Gospels - Part 25

Jesus gathers together his disciples and, over dinner, he washes their feet and tells them how much he wants to be inside them and fill them with his glorious omnipresence!

Gabe Angel guest narrates this very uncomfortable and confusing dinner.

Skeptic's Review-The Bible: The Gospels - Part 25

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Questions for Christians: True Love

God's making a list, and checking it twice every millisecond...

The Most Embarrassing Anti-Gay Argument?

Appearing on CNN's The Situation Room, and speaking before Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062 which would have effectively legalized discrimination based on religious grounds, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) explained to Wolf Blitzer that a veto would "eviscerate" freedom of speech.

5 Reasons why Your Miracles aren't Really Miraculous

5 Reasons why Your Miracles aren't Really Miraculous

1) Our memories are very selective. Amazing moments can take on a life of their own in the future.

True story: I liked this girl in college. One day, I run into her at the bus stop and we start talking. We hit it off. We dated for a couple of years. She was partly the reason I quit medical school and decided to become a teacher. And if I didn't quit school, I probably never would've become a vocal atheist.

If I were religious, that, to me, would be a perfect example of God guiding His hand to make sure we met. In reality, it was just a coincidence. If we hadn't met, if we hadn't dated, then something else would've happened and I just wouldn't have those cherished memories. I would've had different ones. Maybe better, maybe worse.

Looking back, we can always find those turning points in our lives. It's easy to call them miracles. Or to say God guided us in one particular direction. But you could easily explain that as just a coincidence.

2) Other peoples' miracles can sound pretty delusional.

When something happens to us, it's miraculous. When it happens to someone else, it's crazy. When we feel led to make a decision or we think God has blessed us with good luck, it seems perfectly normal to thank God. But when someone else tells you God was speaking to them and told them to quit their job, you think they're weird. You go home and talk smack about them with your spouse!

When someone else says God healed them of a disease, you want to see their medical records. When your cancer goes into remission, God had a hand in it...

3) Christians experience a lot of miracles...

Faith healers on television? Benny Hinn, Peter Popoff...
Incredibly successful pastors? They get their own reality shows
Bestselling books? They get their own bookstore sections!
Everything Snopes debunks? It's something you heard in church.

None of that happens with Muslim imams and hindu priests and Jewish rabbis. They all believe God is divine. They all believe in Miracles. But they don't market miracles like Christians do. Successful Christians love to pretend God's grace had everything to do with their success and not their own skills or luck. It's a powerful story that keeps perpetuating every time something goes right.

4) Miracles have never, ever been proven. There are things we can't explain, but there are no miracles. If you can prove supernatural powers exist, James Randi will give you a million dollars. Even the Catholic Church's supposed miracles that turn a Pope into a Saint are just stories that may lack a natural explanation.

5) If Miracles were real, our problems would be solved.

If God spoke to us and actually intervened and helped us, diseases would be eradicated, and our loved ones would always live, and we'd never get hurt... but as it turns out, miracles are rare, selective, subjective, and unverifiable.

The Bible: The Gospels - Part 24

The Pharisees ask Jesus if they should pay taxes or not. The Sadduces ask if a woman has seven husbands... which one of them is her husband in heaven? Also, Jesus thinks it GREAT for poor widows to give all their money to the temple with no thought for tomorrow on things like food, clothing, rent money, etc! Lord YHWH will provide I guess!

John Smith's Twitter account:

Cindy Jacobs Delivers God's Warning To Maryland

God tells Maryland, through Christian Prophet Cindy Jacobs, that he is about to expose the state's corruption and money laundering.

Thats a lot of screaming! Must be insane. But then again. Not a surprise when she is Christian.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Rep. Tim Walberg Warns Americans 'Slaves' To 'Sexual Perversion' & 'Humanism'

Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan compares Americans to the biblical Levites, says the Americans are slaves to "sexual perversion," "humanism" and "government."

Rafael Cruz Blames End of School-Sponsored Prayer For Crime, Teen Pregnancy

Rafael Cruz tells pastors at FRC's Watchmen on the Wall conference that the church must be involved in "every area of society" to avoid God's wrath.

Bible Answers (episode 36)

Atheist friendly religious satire, Bible Answers (episode 36). In today's episode we learn the power of bananas.

Special guest voices by Karren Wagnaar, Packard Sonic and Robert King.

Atheists, You just want to sin!

Video by Hemant Mehta, 2014.

Old Time Religion

Satan has decided to rerelease his Sunday School song collection separate from the Gospel Playlist. He was irritated that his "Only A Boy Named David" song is so low on the search result list on YouTube.

Help Satan get more hits and likes on his Sunday School Songs! Satan doesn't even care if you sing your own renditions of his Sunday School Songs on your own channel! Satan would like that very much!

Now give me that old time religion
Give me that old indoctrination
Give me that fear of eternal damnation
It's good enough for me

It was good for the Hebrew mothers
Who were taught not to question
Who were worthless if they were barren
It's good enough for them

It was good for the Hebrew girlies
Who all had to marry their rapists
Or get stoned in front of their dad's house
For premarital sexy time

It was good for whiny Moses
Who God gave the Ten Commandments
And who ordered the execution
Of three thousand Israelites

It was good for the Apostle Paul
Who told slaves to obey their masters
It was good for ol' King David
Who killed tens of thousands of men

It was good for ol' Elijah
Who immolated all those soldiers
And had all those Baal priests killed
It was good enough for him

It was good for ol' Elisha
Who had bears maul all of those children
Just because they called him baldy
It was good enough for him

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Graham Says Pastors Must Be Willing To 'Get Our Heads Chopped Off'

Franklin Graham tells the Watchmen on the Walls conference that pastors must be willing to to oppose gay rights even if it means losing their heads.

Israel vs Israel

So a Levite cut up a hooker to make Israel mad at the Benjamites, what's the worst that could happen?

The Planetary Society Check out Bill Nye's SPACE STUFF

Michael Nugent on assisted dying and atheism with Matt Cooper

Matt Cooper of Today FM interviewed Michael Nugent in February 2014 about the life and death of Michael's wife, the work of Atheist Ireland, and more.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Can Fish Swim in Space?

When a fan asks if a fish could swim in a water bubble floating in zero-g in the ISS, guest astronaut Mike Massimino says, "Yes, we've done it with Swedish Fish." After comic co-host Eugene Mirman points out that candy fish don't count, guest host Bill Nye and Astro Mike discuss the interaction of water, surface tension, animals and air bubbles in zero-g.

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God and the Constitution

"The United States is a Christian nation!"

We hear this charge quite often, usually accompanied by references to the Ten Commandments in government courthouses, references to God in the pledge of allegiance and on American currency, and most recently, in the ruling by the Supreme Court that government meetings can open with Christian prayers.

In this podcast, we speak with David Niose, author of "Nonbeliever Nation," Amanda Knief, constitutional expert and author of "The Citizen Lobbyist," and Kelly Damerow, director of federal and state affairs at the Secular Coalition for America.

TTA Podcast 163
Show date; May 20, 2014
The Thinking Atheist, 2014

Richard Dawkins DEBUNKS Noahs Ark - Sydney Opera House

Noah's Ark (Hebrew: תיבת נח‎; Biblical Hebrew: Teyvat Noaḥ) is the vessel in the Genesis flood narrative (Genesis chapters 6--9) by which the Patriarch Noah saves himself, his family, and a remnant of all the world's animals when God decides to destroy the world because of mankind's evil deeds. God gives Noah detailed instructions for building the ark: it is to be of gopher wood, smeared inside and out with pitch, with three decks and internal compartments; it will be 300 cubits long, 50 wide, and 30 high; it will have a roof "finished to a cubit upward", and an entrance on the side.

A Church Divided: Methodists Clash Over Gay Marriage

"The church is really trying to sweep this under the rug and we're pretending we're all united, we're the United Methodist Church after all," says former Methodist minister Frank Schaefer on the division within the United Methodist Church (UMC) over the issue of homosexuality.

Schaefer says there was "no way in Hell" he would have declined when he was asked to ordain his son's same-sex wedding in 2007. "I saw it as an act of love," says Schaefer.

Others within the church saw it as an act of rebellion. Former Methodist Minister Frank Schaefer

Schaefer was stripped of his clerical credentials this past December after a 13-member jury of pastors found him guilty of disobeying church law. The UMC Book of Discipline, which contains the church's laws and doctrines, forbids celebrations of same-sex marriages and asserts that the practice of homosexuality is "incompatible with Christian teaching."

While Schaefer's defrocking may have been meant as a warning to silence rogue pastor's who disagree with the UMC Book of Discipline, it has arguably had the opposite effect: The church now faces a legitimate uprising by clergy members and laypeople within the denomination who passionately disagree with the church's stance on homosexuality. The internal debate has been waging since 1972 when the first language condemning homosexual practice was introduced in the Book of Discipline.

Schaefer is now an outspoken activist working to change Methodist policy on gay marriage. This movement within the UMC prompts the question: How do voluntary, private organizations change—or refuse to change— policies about matters that are central to their missions?

Religious practices change all the time—just ask Catholics who celebrated mass in Latin until the 1960s or Protestant groups that started ordaining women as ministers in the 1970s. But are there certain core beliefs that can never change?

Conservative theologians within the church argue that Schaefer's defrocking was justified because church law, by definition, must be upheld—otherwise, it is not a church law. They maintain that homosexuals are welcome in the church, but that one should abstain from the practice of homosexuality.

"The ultimate debate is not over sexuality—it's just one battle flag issue in the current culture wars that's been going on in the last 150 years between traditionalist and liberal revisionists," says Mark Tooley of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, a conservative Christian think-tank in Washington, D.C.UMC is experiencing a split in opinion on gay marriage

However, liberal theologians are a sizeable minority within the church and have been pushing back against the restrictive language every step of the way. Hundreds of Methodist ministers have publicly rejected the doctrine and, like Frank, some face punishment by trial for performing same-sex weddings.

Fellow mainline protestants have already moved toward accepting gay unions. These include the United Church of Christ and the Episcopal Church of America. However, the Methodist church seems to be going in the opposite direction. The margin of vote against changing the church's stance on homosexual unions was 61 to 39 percent at the 2012 General Conference, which meets every four years to vote on changes within the church. This was a wider disparity than in 2008.

The explanation has to do with the structure of the Methodist church. The UMC is very centralized—the General Conference makes rules for everything by way of a majority vote. This is very different from the other mainline denominations who operate as a loose federation of congregations with a shared tradition but not necessarily the same doctrine or rules. The loose federation allows the different congregations across the world more autonomy, a structure that has helped them maintain their unity even in the midst of disagreements on issues such as gay marriage.

Some UMC congregations believe gay marriage should be allowed in the ChurchCongregations in the UMC have less autonomy and a significant portion of the church lies outside of the U.S. While membership in the U.S. is declining, overseas branches are increasing—and these tend to be more conservative. The growing African Church has provided the votes at the General Conference to block any changes to the Book of Discipline liberalizing the stance on gay marriage.

"If the Church abandons its teaching on sexuality, there will in fact be a much deeper division and a formal schism," says Tooley.

About 8 minutes.

Produced by Amanda Winkler. Camera by Todd Krainin, Joshua Swain, and Winkler. Narrated by Todd Krainin.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Bible: The Gospels - Part 23

Jesus "triumphantly" enters Jerusalem on a colt... or an ass... or both... Then he curses a fig tree, and spakes and metaphoricalizes some more.

If you're a "real" Christian... you'll totally understand!

Noah: In Defense of Killing Babies

Is the story of Noah's Flood "One of the most moral stories ever told" as Dennis Prager claims? I think not!

Video by The Way of the Mister

See Bill Maher's commentary on Noah and the Flood:

Noah: One of the Most Moral Stories Ever Told by Dennis Prager.

Is Christianity Moral?

The ultimate irony: the religion that so often claims to have a monopoly on morality is based on appealing to people's desire to have a get-out-of-jail-free card for literally everything immoral they've ever done.

Video by DarkMatter2525, 2014

Historic Figures, Koran History, Q&A

The Jinn & Tonic Show, 18. May 2014

Sweden goes insane

Leading the suicidal "progressive" war on free speech.

Swedish politician fined for hate speech against Islam

Sweden is no haven of liberty

New Swedish law will criminalise people for criticising immigration

The death of free speech in Sweden

In Sweden, democracy means silencing people you disagree with

Swedish newspaper works with far-left group to 'out' right-wing commenters

Stalinist intimidation by Sweden's media

The violent left-wing thugs who operate with the approval of the Swedish government and media

Sweden Democrat targeted in arson attack

Somali journalist says PC media make Sweden "more dangerous than Mogadishu"

Sweden: Police humiliated and beaten up in Muslim area

Sweden tops European rape league

Victims of rape - Domestic refugee in Sweden

Sweden - A raped country

Port city "no haven" for Swedish Jews

Sweden's march into oblivion

Swedish multiculturalism goes awry

Video by Pat Condell, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Worst! Bible Characters: Yahweh

Lock up your children and gird your loins

Lock up your children and gird your loins! It's time for another exciting edition of the Magic Sandwich Show.

To join the show send a skype contact request to "magicsandwichshow" (including the gist of the topic or question that you would like to raise).

The Magic Sandwich Show, No. 78. Sunday 18 May 2014.

Louisiana to Make THE BIBLE Official State Book?!

John Fugelsang takes on Creationism

John Fugelsang rips Fundamentalists. Praise the Lord!

Is The Bible Pro-Life?

Cenk Uygur host of The Young Turks reads directly from The Bible in order to answer the question of whether or not God is "Pro-Life". Cenk reads from Numbers, Exodus, Hosea and Leviticus. Do any of these passages surprise you?

The Young Turks, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Knowledge Report: Altering Documents

Michael Leonard Tilse explains how he and others were told to cover up L. Ron Hubbard's continued control of Scientology after the FBI raids.

The Bible: The Gospels - Part 22

Jesus "parabalizees" and "spakes" some more!

Skeptic's Review-The Bible: The Gospels - Part 22

Klingenschmit Say Gay Marriage Can Never Be Legal Because It Violates God's Law

Gordon Klingenschmitt oddly asserts that gay marriage cannot ever be legal because it is a violation of God's laws.

The Moon Miracle of Islam DEBUNKED in Three Minutes

Surah 54 Verses 1 and 2 claim that the Moon was split in half. Well, that would be a miracle of epic proportions...if only it were true. In this video, I debunk this claim from the Qur'an using scientific evidence from observations in astronomy.

M.A.S. Abdel Haleem. The Qur'an, New York: Oxford University Press (2004)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

How to Talk to Your Kids About Michael Sam

Michael Sam was recently drafted by the St. Louis Rams, making him the first out gay professional football player. Clearly, your children are going to have some questions. We are here to help you.

Mark Potts
Brand Rackley


A powerful Christian lobbyist in the US has delivered on his threat to launch a nationwide boycott against any team or company which hires Michael Sam, after the NFL’s first openly gay player was drafted by the St Louis Rams on Sunday.

“Visa and the Rams will learn that when you trample the Christian community and Christian values, there will be a terrible financial price to pay,” said Burkman, head of the Washington DC lobbying firm JM Burkman & Assoc.

“Openly gay football players send a terrible message to our youth about morality. Somebody needs to step up because the moral fiber of the nation is eroding.”

Boycott launched against openly gay St Louis Rams player Michael Sam, by Christian lobbyist Jack Burkman

Fuck Christian hates!

Kevin Hart Has Amazing Looks and God-Given Perfection

If you doubt Kevin Hart's perfection, just take a look at the man's calves.

Kevin Hart Has Amazing Looks And God-Given Perfection - CONAN on TBS

PK - Honest Prayer (Stand Up Comedy)

PK does a rendition of how an honest prayer would go.

Autism — what we know (and what we don't know yet)

In this calm and factual talk, geneticist Wendy Chung shares what we know about autism spectrum disorder — for example, that autism has multiple, perhaps interlocking, causes. Looking beyond the worry and concern that can surround a diagnosis, Chung and her team look at what we've learned through studies, treatments and careful listening.

Interactive Autism Network

Saturday, May 17, 2014

S. Carolina's Mammoth Ignorance Corrected

South Carolina now has a state fossil. (That is som stupid shit to waste time on).

"The Columbian Mammoth, which was created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field, is designated as the official State Fossil of South Carolina and must be officially referred to as the 'Columbian Mammoth', which was created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field."

The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 5-13-2014.

More on Creationist Debate Stalls South Carolina State Fossil Bill

The Bald Avenger

The prophet Elisha gets some divine assistance when a group of children insults his pride.

Kids' Bible Time :) "Gang Rape"

Jake and Hugo read the worst part of the Bible... Judges 19

Judges 19 New International Version (NIV):

A Levite and His Concubine

19 In those days Israel had no king.

Now a Levite who lived in a remote area in the hill country of Ephraim took a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah. 2 But she was unfaithful to him. She left him and went back to her parents’ home in Bethlehem, Judah. After she had been there four months, 3 her husband went to her to persuade her to return. He had with him his servant and two donkeys. She took him into her parents’ home, and when her father saw him, he gladly welcomed him. 4 His father-in-law, the woman’s father, prevailed on him to stay; so he remained with him three days, eating and drinking, and sleeping there.

5 On the fourth day they got up early and he prepared to leave, but the woman’s father said to his son-in-law, “Refresh yourself with something to eat; then you can go.” 6 So the two of them sat down to eat and drink together. Afterward the woman’s father said, “Please stay tonight and enjoy yourself.” 7 And when the man got up to go, his father-in-law persuaded him, so he stayed there that night. 8 On the morning of the fifth day, when he rose to go, the woman’s father said, “Refresh yourself. Wait till afternoon!” So the two of them ate together.

9 Then when the man, with his concubine and his servant, got up to leave, his father-in-law, the woman’s father, said, “Now look, it’s almost evening. Spend the night here; the day is nearly over. Stay and enjoy yourself. Early tomorrow morning you can get up and be on your way home.” 10 But, unwilling to stay another night, the man left and went toward Jebus (that is, Jerusalem), with his two saddled donkeys and his concubine.

11 When they were near Jebus and the day was almost gone, the servant said to his master, “Come, let’s stop at this city of the Jebusites and spend the night.”

12 His master replied, “No. We won’t go into any city whose people are not Israelites. We will go on to Gibeah.” 13 He added, “Come, let’s try to reach Gibeah or Ramah and spend the night in one of those places.” 14 So they went on, and the sun set as they neared Gibeah in Benjamin. 15 There they stopped to spend the night. They went and sat in the city square, but no one took them in for the night.

16 That evening an old man from the hill country of Ephraim, who was living in Gibeah (the inhabitants of the place were Benjamites), came in from his work in the fields. 17 When he looked and saw the traveler in the city square, the old man asked, “Where are you going? Where did you come from?”

18 He answered, “We are on our way from Bethlehem in Judah to a remote area in the hill country of Ephraim where I live. I have been to Bethlehem in Judah and now I am going to the house of the Lord.[a] No one has taken me in for the night. 19 We have both straw and fodder for our donkeys and bread and wine for ourselves your servants—me, the woman and the young man with us. We don’t need anything.”

20 “You are welcome at my house,” the old man said. “Let me supply whatever you need. Only don’t spend the night in the square.” 21 So he took him into his house and fed his donkeys. After they had washed their feet, they had something to eat and drink.

22 While they were enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, “Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have sex with him.”

23 The owner of the house went outside and said to them, “No, my friends, don’t be so vile. Since this man is my guest, don’t do this outrageous thing. 24 Look, here is my virgin daughter, and his concubine. I will bring them out to you now, and you can use them and do to them whatever you wish. But as for this man, don’t do such an outrageous thing.”

25 But the men would not listen to him. So the man took his concubine and sent her outside to them, and they raped her and abused her throughout the night, and at dawn they let her go. 26 At daybreak the woman went back to the house where her master was staying, fell down at the door and lay there until daylight.

27 When her master got up in the morning and opened the door of the house and stepped out to continue on his way, there lay his concubine, fallen in the doorway of the house, with her hands on the threshold. 28 He said to her, “Get up; let’s go.” But there was no answer. Then the man put her on his donkey and set out for home.

29 When he reached home, he took a knife and cut up his concubine, limb by limb, into twelve parts and sent them into all the areas of Israel. 30 Everyone who saw it was saying to one another, “Such a thing has never been seen or done, not since the day the Israelites came up out of Egypt. Just imagine! We must do something! So speak up!”

Consider the Atheist

Madelyn Murray O'Hair speaking at a convention of American Atheists in 1972.

Bill Burr - Why Do I Do This?

Video Bill Burr stand-up: Why Do I Do This?

Friday, May 16, 2014

Satan Statue On Oklahoma State Capitol?

The Satanic Temple wants their statue to be placed on Oklahoma State Capitol grounds. The organization believes that they are entitled to fair treatment due to the monument of the Ten Commandments that exists on the Oklahoma State Capitol. This monument was allowed because it was not funded by the government, and legally, the Satanic Temple is entitled to the same right as any other religion.

Lissette Padilla and Elliot Hill discuss equal treatment and the balance between church and state in this clip from the Lip News.

Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism

What's the most effective way to give charitably?

Peter Singer talks through some surprising thought experiments to help you balance emotion and practicality - and make the biggest impact with whatever you can share.

The Day Saint Peter Got Stoned

What Does a 30% Chance of Rain Mean? (Understanding Risk, with Gerd Gigerenzer)

Risk management guru Gerd Gigerenzer explains some of our common misunderstandings surrounding risk and statistics. Gigerenzer's latest book is Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions

In the good old times people learned how to read and to write. That's no longer sufficient in the high tech twenty-first century. We also need to know how to deal with risk and uncertainty. And that is what I mean with risk savvy. Here is a simple example. You hear on the weather report that there is a 30 percent chance of rain tomorrow. Thirty percent chance of what? Now I live in Berlin and most Berliners believe that it means that it will rain in 30 percent of the time, that is seven to eight hours. Others think it will rain in 30 percent of the region. Most New Yorkers believe that's all nonsense. It means it will rain on 30 percent of the days for which this prediction has been made, that is, most likely not at all. Many psychologists think that people can't learn how to deal with risk but in this case it's the experts, the meteorologists who have not learned how to communicate risk in an instinctive way that is to say to what class 30 percent refers. Time or region or days? And if you have some imagination you can think about other classes. For instance, one woman in New York said I know what 30 percent means. Three meteorologists think it rains and seven not.

Now getting soaked is a minor risk. But are we risk savvy when it comes to more important things. For instance, 20 year olds drive with their cell phone glued to their ears not realizing that they decrease their reaction time to that of a 70 year old. Or many Americans, about 20 percent, believe that they are in the top one percent income group. And as many believe they will soon be there. Or take health. So about an estimated one million children get every year unnecessary computer tomography CT scans. And that's really because they're not really clinically indicated. Which is not just a waste of time but also danger to the kids because a CT scan can have the radiation of a hundred chest x-rays and may lead in a small number of these kids later to cancer.

We deal everyday with risks but we haven't learned how to understand them. And the problem is not simply in the human mind but also in experts who really don't know what the risks are or don't know how to communicate. Or in other areas like if it's about finance or health have interests other than yours. So the key message is this. Everyone can learn to deal with risk. In that case everyone can learn to ask the question probability of what. And second, if you believe that you're safe by your delegating the responsibility of your wellness and health to experts then you may be disappointed because many experts do not know how to communicate probabilities or try to protect themselves against you as in health care as a potential plaintiff. So you have to think yourself. And that's the key message.

Directed/Produced by Jonathan Fowler, Elizabeth Rodd, and Dillon Fitton

Satan vs Jesus in Oklahoma

Satanic monuments in Oklahoma, Black Mass in Boston and religious fredom.

Lucien Greaves, The Satanic Temple
James Martin, sj. Catholic Priest
Christopher Robichaud, Harvard University

ALL IN with Chris Hayes, MSNBC, May 14, 2014.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

David Silverman on "Atheist Chaplains" in the Military

Lou Dobbs Tonight, Fox Business, 5-13-2014,
David Silverman, President, American Atheists, Inc.

Ken Ham's $73 MILLION Ark "Replica"

video by The Amazing Atheist, 2014

Ron Reagan ad to air on Comedy Central

FFRF has announced they have contracted to air their Ron Reagan ad on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central's two award-winning comedy-cum-news shows — some of the nation's most watched, most influential, and most irreverent TV shows. This will be the first atheist/freethinking commercial aired on either program.

The ad will broadcast live on both programs on Thursday, May 22, once per show, then again when the show is rerun two hours later on Comedy Central. "The Daily Show" live broadcast starts at 11 P.M. Eastern, followed by "The Colbert Report" at 11:30 P.M. EDT.

*The "Freedom From Religion Foundation" is a non-profit, educational organization.*

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bernie Madoff Worked Hard for the Money

Bernie Madoff worked hard to rob his victims of billions of dollars. Be it Monte or Madoff, con artists are skilled deceivers who understand human foibles and can use these skills to take unfair advantage. While there are always observers who are quick to blame the victim, people duped by con artists are not perpetrators. While it is true that human psychology and flawed thinking may help us become co-conspirators in such predations, nevertheless blaming the victim offers neither insight nor explanation. If we are going to understand how and why such schemes are successful, we must credit the con man.

Jamy Ian Swiss aka The Honest Liar - Bernie Madoff Worked Hard for the Money

Robertson: It's Dub To Believe In Young Earth Creationism

Pat Robertson says "you have to be deaf, dumb and blind" to believe in Young Earth Creationism.

Video from AFA Channel, 2014


Bravo Pat Robertson!

The Benham Brothers Love Gays But Hate Satan's 'Demonic Agenda To Suppress The Truth'

David and Jason Benham explain that they don't hate gays; they are simply battling against Satan and his "demonic agenda."

FED UP - Official Trailer

This is the movie the food industry doesn't want you to see. FED UP blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.

Welcome to the Fed Up Challenge

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government

"All of life works on responsibility," says Philip K. Howard. "Everybody listening to this...has achieved what they've achieved in life because they took responsibility to make it happen. Government is no different than that."

In 1995, Howard wrote The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America, kicking off a national conversation about bureaucratic overreach and stupid regulations. In his new book, The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government, he extends and elaborates his analysis. It isn't bureaucratic gridlock or partisan polarization that's keeping Washington in perpetual mismanagement, argues Howard, but a fog of rules and regulations that has made it nearly impossible to figure out who is responsible.

Until civil servants can use common sense and practical judgement, he says, the government won't gain the flexibility needed for solving today's problems.

In a wide-ranging conversation with Reason's Nick Gillespie, Howard discusses many topics, including the following: the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's inability to quickly raise the height of the Bayonne Bridge to accommodate newer, taller ships (00:57); why even President Obama doesn't control the executive branch (5:37); why regulations haven't made nursing homes better (7:50); how even New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo couldn't shut down an unused juvenile detention center due to union rules (9:12); the long history of doctors gaming Medicare (10:31); why businesses are more flexible than governments (12:10); how technocratic views of government took over America; why mandatory minimums have led to abuse by prosecutors (18:42); specific reforms to shift from "automatic government" to individual responsibility (25:44); the goals of the Common Good Foundation (43:00); and the high probablitiy of "seismic change" in America's political culture (44:10).

About 45 minutes.

Shot by Jim Epstein and Joshua Swain. Edited by Swain.

Go to for downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube Channel to receive automatic updates when new material goes live.

Read Gillespie's review of The Rule of Nobody.

Scholars and Academics on Islam

The Jinn And Tonic Show, 11/May/2014

Robertson Attacks HGTV For Dropping Far-Right Activist's Planned TV Show

Pat Robertson scolds HGTV for dropping a planned reality TV show starring a far-right activist.

The 700 Club on CBN, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Robert Jeffress Says Abortion & Gay Marriage Are Beyond Debate

Robert Jeffress says that issues like gay marriage and abortion are not up for debate because already decided them.

Jonathan Cahn Says 9/11 Was God's Judgment

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn tells the "Washington: A Man of Prayer" audience that America is defying God's laws which is why we experienced God's wrath on 9/11.

Door To Door Atheists Bother Mormons Video

John Safran about Christian Mormons

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Fischer Says The 'Gay Gestapo' Will Force Christians To Wear Yellow Crosses

Crazy Christian Bryan Fischer says that the "gay gestapo" will soon start forcing Christians to wear yellow crosses, just as the Nazis did to the Jews.

AFA Channel, 2014


Zacchaeus was a tiny little man
And a tax collector was he!
He had a position of importance
With wealth and prosperity!

Most Jews who worked for the Romans
Were corrupt beyond belief!
Jew tax collectors were labeled traitors
By the Jewish community.

One ordinary day in Jericho
He climbed a sycamore tree
Zacchaeus, he was curious -
And Jesus he wanted to see.

And when Jesus
Saw Zacchaeus in a tree
He said, 'Zacchaeus, come down!
You're a son of Abraham!
And I'm going to your house today!

The crowd was angry with Jesus
For going to Zacchaeus' place.
Why would the savior sully himself!
The whole thing was a big disgrace!

But little Zacchaeus was happy man,
He had seen the Lord that day!
He repented all his acts of corruption -
Gave half of his wealth away!

For a guy who gets
One mention in the Bible
People sure have a lot to say
About a tiny little man in a tree
Who is never mentioned again...
In Matthew, Mark, Luke or John!

Clement of Alexandria
Said Zacchaeus got a different name -
He was later named Matthias
And ol' Judas he replaced!

The story of Zacchaeus
Is used to illustrate
Your metaphorical loot in heaven
If you give earthly treasures away!
A divine call to humility!
Hey little dude, get outta that tree!

10 Tips for Winning a Debate

Video by Hemant Mehta, 2014

A philosophical discussion on free will

A hangout on free-will, featuring Johanan Raatz and Nadia Yvette Chambers, in which I lay out my views on the issue. Originally hosted by Epicurus A

"God's Not Dead" In 5 Minutes

Have you seen the new Christian movie God's Not dead? Heres all you need to know about this cinematic masterpiece in 5 minutes.
If you enjoy my work, please consider supporting it by picking up the coolest.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Taking a Secular Oath

Robertson: Islam Will Fall Like Nazism

Pat Robertson compares Islam to Nazism.

Klingenschmitt Speculates That Adam And Eve Smoked Pot

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, Gordon Klingenschmitt laughably speculates that the "forbidden fruit" eaten by Adam and Even was not an apple, but rather marijuana.

Questions for Christians: Fall Guy

In this episode I ask a question you can't refuse.

Friday, May 9, 2014

David Silverman & The New Atheist TV

David Silverman, President, American Atheists, Inc.

Ronan Farrow Daily, MSNBC, 5-8-2014,

Maryam Namazie: Fear, Fitnah & Freedom

Maryam Namazie is an Iranian-born secularist and human rights activist, commentator and broadcaster. She is spokesperson for Fitnah -- Movement for Women's Liberation, One Law for All and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain.

In this short interview, she speaks about her fight for human rights in Iran and beyond.

Skeptic's Review-The Bible: The Gospels - Part 20

Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead! The Pharisees want Jesus and Lazarus DEAD! Also, Mary and Martha!

MOSES ASKS: Miss me yet?

Satan Sunday School song lyrics (p.s.: Don't tell Moses):
If I stopped believing in religion,
Is my life worth living for single a day?
Could my metaphorical heart
Find rest and comfort
In letting go of beliefs of yesterday?

If I stopped believing in religion,
Would free thought be worth the loss of belief?
Is reality worth comparing -
For indoctrination in a fantasy?

O what liberation without religion!
All the different faiths preached here on earth!
In reality, I'm just fine without it!
Imagine living in a faith-free world!

And though I might live without religion,
You're going to grow old and die you say?
Is there no such as atheists in foxholes?
Nothing lasts forever... and that's ok!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Bryan Fischer Urges States to Ban Profanity Like Russia

The AFA's Bryan Fischer urges US states to adopt Russian-style proanity bans.

Video from Focal Point on AFA Channel, 2014

Matthew Hagee Says 'There Is A Value In Spiritual Violence'

Matthew Hagee says Christians haven't been "spiritually violent" enough in waging spiritual warfare against gay marriage and abortion.

An Impotent God?: Canada's Constitutional Preamble

How did God find its way into the Preamble to the Canadian Constitution -- and what can be done about it?

Constitutional lawyer, author, professor, and former Liberal Party of Canada leadership candidate Deborah Coyne joins Think Again! TV.

Coyne was heavily involved in debates surrounding the proposed Constitutional amendments during the 1980s and 1990s. From 1989 to 1991 Coyne was constitutional advisor to Newfoundland Premier Clyde Wells.

The video covers the background to the preamble, the context in which it came about, its jurisprudential force, and how any reform to the preamble -- such as its secularization to remove invocation of God -- might be approached.

The video ends by reminding viewers of Canada's upcoming 150th anniversary in 2017 and calling you to join us in developing a new preamble for Canada's sesquicentennial.

Tweet us your #newpreamble

Video by Centre for Inquiry Canada, 2014

Europe - The theft of democracy

Do you want to live in a sovereign democracy or a federal dictatorship?

God Invents Satan

God tells Gabriel his plan to create an evil being that can take the blame for bad shit, and a guest from the Southern Hemisphere arrives...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Robertson: Fighting Climate Change Will 'Destroy America'

Pat Robertson says efforts to combat climate change are meant to "destroy America."

SCOTUS & OBAMA Tearing Down "The Wall"

Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and
John Fugelsang

The Ed Show, MSNBC, 5-6-2014

Glenn Beck Says "There's A War On God"

The Mormon Glenn Beck says the vote at the 2012 Democratic Convention will be seen as the moment America rejected God.

Irish and global atheism: Michael Nugent at FFRF in NC USA

Michael discusses atheism and secularism in Ireland, blasphemy laws internationally, and the case for ethical secularism and inclusive supportive atheist groups. The introduction is by Annie Laurie Gaylor, Joint President of the FFRF. The Convention was hosted by FFRF affiliate Triangle Freethought Society.

Michael Nugent's talk at the Freedom From Religion Foundation's Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, on 3 May 2014.

Aziz Ansari - Buried Alive

Aziz Ansari Buried Alive (Full Show)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

78 Questions for Christians

Is Anne Frank burning in hell? How about Mahatma Gandhi? Is Fred Phelps in Heaven since he believed in the divinity of Jesus?

Should a killer who genuinely repents at the end of his life go to Heaven?

Should a kind-hearted atheist go to Hell for all eternity?

Do kind-hearted religious people who just aren't Christian also deserve to burn?

Would you be happy in heaven if someone you loved was in Hell?

If your child were dying, and I hope that never happens, would just pray for them or would you take them to a doctor? And if you'd do both, which one do you think has more of an impact?

Whose prayers does God answer? And if it's ultimately His Will, why bother praying?

If you have cancer, what would help you more: Certain drugs, or prayer?

If you had an amputated limb, would prayer ever bring it back?

If you have an exam coming up, what would contribute more to a higher score: Prayer or more studying?

If you prayed for me over YouTube right now, do you think I would know it?

What matters to God more: The quantity of people praying or the quality of their prayers? If quantity matters, shouldn't the most popular team always win the Super Bowl? If quality matters, why do people you love sometimes die no matter what you do?

Is it possible that your prayers have no supernatural effect and only serve to make you feel better?

Would you ever admit it if that were true?

Is there anything in your life that makes you doubt God's existence?

How would your life change if you had serious doubts about God's existence?

Was Jesus white?

Why does God seem more likely to answer the prayers of a talented athlete than a starving child overseas?

Why does God Seem to hate Africa?

If a group of Africans swooped in to your community with the intention of converting you and your neighbors to their tribal faith, what would your reaction be?

Does God speak to you?

If God spoke to you and told you to kill someone, would you do it?

Is God always watching you? How about when you're on the toilet?

How do you respond when someone who's not a Christian tells you about their religious faith? Do you listen and consider what they have to say or do you just ignore them because they don't believe what you believe?

What do you make of Muslims who think the Koran is the true holy book? Are they wrong? Have you read the Koran? Why do you dismiss them so easily?

Is homosexuality itself a sin?

Should gays and lesbians have the right to get married?

Why would God make people gay and then punish them for being gay?

If God's already sending gay people to hell, why do you feel the need to persecute them here on Earth?

Why does God playing hide and seek with all of humanity?

Do you believe Jesus is coming back to Earth during your lifetime?

If you do, what do you say to the many generations of people who have been saying that for centuries?

Why is the story of Jesus' birth and life so similar to that of mythological beings well before his time? (

Is it possible that religion may have less to do with what's true and more to do with the circumstances of where you were born?

Daubenmire Says 'We Are A Theocracy'

In this video, "Coach" Dave Daubenmire says that 3% of the population (gays) are pushing around 80% (Christians) and that America is a theocracy.

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.

Eric Hovind Has Water On The Brain

Holy Hallucinations 39

Monday, May 5, 2014

Alert! Alert! EXTERMINATE!

Hadith May 2014

Jinn & Tonic Show, Hadith, 04. May 2014

Losing God: Hell


Rick Perry's Backwards Defense of Racist Comments from Cliven Bundy

"Almost overnight, Cliven Bundy became a hero of the anti-government right wing after his armed standoff against the Bureau of Land Management, to which he owes over $1 million in grazing fees. Fox News' Sean Hannity has lavished praise on the Nevada rancher, who has also elicited support from several Tea Party lawmakers."*

Is rancher Cliven Bundy an entitled racist for his comments? Is he a dangerous threat for engaging in an armed standoff with the government? Rick Perry has an idea, or two. Is he being a huge hypocrite? Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

God's Not Dead (He'd Have to Exist First)

Use of clips from God's Not Dead are permissible under Fair Use and all that jazz.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

And They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love

Satan sings slightly rewritten and more accurate to the source material Sunday School songs for the kiddies!

You know Christians... if you're going to say there's a "War On Christianity" in America...("self identifying" Christians make up approximately 3 out of every 4 Americans) the least you could do is admit that you brought it on yourselves!

Satan's Sunday School song lyrics:
God is three but one person
God is one he's the Son
God is one he's the Father
God is one... he's dove
It is not polytheism to say these three are one

And they'll know we are Christians by our message
We impose
Yes they'll know we are Christians by our "love"

We'll impose our religion
We will claim it is right
We'll say it's a war on Christians
If you resist or fight
Persecution is a complex
We'll adopt at any slight

We will work against Muslims
Gay people and Atheists
We will claim religious freedom
For ourselves but not the rest
'Cause freedom of religion's
Not the same as "from religion"

Creationism will be taught
In schools - just wait and see
Evolution is a lie
That Satan spread to deceive
And the Earth's only
Six thousand years old
The good book says

We will put the Ten Commandments
In front of courtrooms 'cross this land
Separation of church and state
We just don't understand
The "basis for our laws"

John Smith here! May is going to be a busy month for me. I might have to scale back the speed of production on videos for awhile... "Real life" is intervening hard core. No worries though. I'll try to still do a video a week or every other week at least for a bit...

This video falls within the boundaries of fair use, as defined in US Copyright Law of 1976 and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998. US Copyright Law allows people to use limited portions of a copyrighted work for the purpose of commentary, criticism, and or parody.

New Poll Highlights Religious Ignorance on Scientific Issues

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Ten Commandments (AronRa)

AronRa: "There is no greater damnation of the commandments than reading what the Bible has to say about them.

Anyone who argues for reverence of the damn Commandments in our government buildings should see this video and shut up afterward. This was my presentation to the Secular Humanists of East Texas at Stephan F Austin State University in Nacogdoches TX on 2014/04/26."

Fischer Says "Homosexuality Is A God Problem"

Bryan Fischer says that being gay is a result of rejecting God.

Focal Point on AFA Channel, 2014

Samson The Destroyer

Jake and Hugo finish off Samson. Not like that you weirdo; we jack him off.

Obama Has Spiritual Leprosy, Says Bryan Fischer

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 Obama has a dark spiritual cancer/leprosy.

If I Were President 'Waterboarding Is How We'd Baptize Terrorists'

Sarah Palin: "If I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists."

"Sarah Palin wants terrorists to know how the United States would deal with them if she were president.

Speaking Saturday at the National Rifle Association's "Stand And Fight" rally at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate accused the Obama administration of instating counterterrorism policies that "coddle adversaries."

"Come on. Enemies, who would utterly annihilate America, they who'd obviously have information on plots, to carry out Jihad. Oh, but you can't offend them, can't make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen," she said. "Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we'd baptize terrorists.""* Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?!) and John Iadarola (TYT University) break it down.


Sarah Palin, former Vice Presidential candidate announced at the National Rifle Association's "Stand and Fight Rally" on Sunday 4/27/2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Evolving Out of Eden (with Ed Suominen and Robert M Price)

This podcast is titled after the new book by Suominen and Price, available here:

Evolution has been proven beyond legitimate scientific dispute. We are evolved creatures, a process of random mutation and DNA crossover, genetic drift, horizontal gene transfer and natural selection. We are not the descendants of Adam.

This is troubling to the believer in the Genesis account of Creation.

In this podcast. Ed Suominen and Dr. Robert M. Price speak about the hostile territory outside of Eden...a place where dogma dissipates under the white-hot light of the evidence.

TTA Podcast 160
Show date: April 30, 2014
The Thinking Atheist, 2014

Dr. Price's "Bible Geek" podcast:

Oh Land - White Nights

Why the American Family-Court System is Broken

"To get divorced, you can't just simply fill out a form that says 'I'm divorced.' You have to go to court and a judge has to approve the divorce," says Divorce Corp's Joe Sorge. "Breaking up is traumatic on its own, nevermind having to go to court and appear before a judge."

Sorge argues that because the legal code to get a divorce is so complex, nearly all respective parties have to hire expensive lawyers and pay legal fees that make the average non-contested divorce cost between $10,000 and $20,000. A contested divorce can run well over $50,000.

"It's the fourth most common cause of bankruptcy in the United States," says Sorge.

Sorge sat down with Reason TV's Tracy Oppenheimer to outline some of these institutional problems and possible resolutions that he addresses in his documentary and accompanying book, both titled Divorce Corp.

About 8 minutes.

Produced by Tracy Oppenheimer. Camera by Zach Weissmueller and Alexis Garcia.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

ATTN POLICE: Enough Already with the Jaywalking Stings! Don't Cops Have Better Things To Do?

Cops across America really don't want you to jaywalk. In San Diego they doled out 328 tickets (on a single day!), in New York they bloodied an 84-year-old who crossed against a red light, and in Austin they jailed a jaywalking jogger.

Austinites responded to the incident with outrage, and Chief Art Acevedo reacted to their outrage with outrage of his own. "In other cities there's cops who are actually committing sexual assaults on duty," said Acevedo. "So I thank God that this is what passes for a controversy in Austin, Texas!"

And sure, jaywalkers in LA get stuck with $200 tickets, and entrepreneur Peter Shankman's offense of jogging in New York's Central Park before 6:00 a.m. could cost him as much as a thousand bucks, but it's important to remember that jaywalking crackdowns are all about keeping pedestrians safe. They definitely have nothing to do with raising revenue.

ATTN POLICE: Enough Already with the Jaywalking Stings! Don't Cops Have Better Things To Do?

Also watch: Jaywalking Jogger Arrested & Cops Say At Least We Didn't Rape Her

Jaywalking: How the car industry outlawed crossing the road by BBC News

Bill Nye: The Science Guy - Archaeology

Bill Nye the Science Guy is talking about archaeology -- can you dig it?

Archaeologists are kid of like detectives. They're scientists who snoop through old or ancient people's things to find out what life was like thousands of years ago. Archaeologists find ancient cities, tombs, and temples by taking aerial photographs of Earth, by reading old documents, or by just looking at the shape of the land. When they think they've found a site, the archaeologists pick up a shovel and start digging. When archaeologists get close to an object, they dig very carefully. Sometimes they dig with nothing but a toothpick and a paintbrush. Whew!

People leave stuff around, things as big as buildings and as small as a shard of a clay jar. Archaeologists examine ancient objects and compare them to things from the past and present to learn about people and civilizations.

Church Of Fear trailer

To see the space alien signs at Trementina Base, look up 'Mesa Huerfanita' in New Mexico. Track east, see a landing strip, a zig-zaggy road and north of that: Bingo!

The Church Of Fear: Inside the Weird World of Scientology by John Sweeney.
Published by Silvertail Books, January 7th,
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