Thursday, April 30, 2015

How rich is The Vatican?

Last week, Pope Francis condemned the world's "Cult of Money" saying that the economic crisis had left millions of people in rich and poor countries worse off. It's a strange person to hear it from, since the Catholic Church are well known for their massive wealth.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Religion in the Family (Atheist Experience)

The Atheist Experience #914 for April 19, 2015, with Matt Dillahunty and Tracie Harris.

Topic: Religion and Families. Tracie talks about how religions can destroy family structures and bonds.

Sam from New York, NY - What is the origin of circumcision?
Zach from Charlotte, NC - What brought the universe into existence?
Ben from El Salvador - What do you think of the subjugation of indigenous Americans via religion?
Emily from Wisconsin - Can atheists benefit from 12-step programs like AA?


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

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

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

Understanding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Over the past few weeks, we've seen these controversies in Indiana and Arkansas involving laws that could allow religious discrimination against gay people.

Hemant Mehta, 2015

Bryan Fischer Gets Heated In SCOTUS Rant

Bryan Fischer delivers a heated rant about the Supreme Court taking up the marriage case.

Focal Point on AFA Channel, 2015

The Bank of God

The Vatican City is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. Encircled by a 2-mile border with Italy the city covers just over 100 acres, making it one-eighth the size of New York's Central Park. Vatican City is governed as an absolute monarchy with the Pope as its head. And is one of the most sacred places in Christendom. The Vatican mints its own Euros, prints its own stamps, issues passports and license plates, operates media outlets and has its own flag and anthem. The Vatican also has its own bank.

The Vatican bank serves thousands of Catholic charities, religious orders and dioceses around the world, in addition to roughly 500 people living in the tiny city-state. It has some 33,400 accounts and about $8 billion in assets. Yet the Vatican bank's murky finances, which has been suspected for years of being a channel for the laundering of mob profits, perhaps has a skeleton in the closet. In this movie we look into financial scandals that have always plagued the Bank of Vatican

Aperture. The Bank of God

PressTV Documentaries

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

CNN Anderson Cooper interviews Lawrence Wright on Scientology Inc

Anderson Cooper asks Larry Wright about his whistle blowing book. Larry Wright worked for 3 years on the book, "Going Clear, Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief."

Interview done in 2012.

God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican (w/ Gerald Posner)

Gerald Posner the author of God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican explains the history of Vatican banking. The Church's financial strategy and its role in supporting the Nazi Party. How the Vatican Church facilitated money laundering for global criminal groups and how the Vatican is still hiding its questionable financial history.

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Crazy Tennessee Baptists Will Make You Smile

Baptist pastors ranted, whooped, and stormed across the pulpit before a cheering crowd last week at a teen camp meeting.

The event took place April 11 at Middle Tennessee Baptist Church, where the fired-up pastors bellowed gibberish and ran into the crowd, where they slapped hands with the congregation...

Clip from the Thursday, April 23rd 2015 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday - friday 4-6pm Eastern.

Monday, April 27, 2015

How To Stop Football Injuries According To Allen West

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is locked in a dispute with the University of Tennessee Knoxville over it's policy allowing on field prayer before it's football games. In defense of on field prayer is Allen West noted football player and attempted politician from time to time. John Iadarola and Desi Doyen of The Young Turks discuss.

Should on field prayer be banned? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"Disgraced Floridian and former congressman Allen West took some time recently to address a Texas conservative group about the dangers of separating church and state—dangers like grievous football injuries, specifically. But thankfully, that ain’t nothing a little prayer can’t fix.

So where does West get off making these claims?

It appears West’s various head-on attacks did a little more damage than he realizes, because his claims of a lack of “catastrophic injuries” back in his day are demonstrably false. What’s more, the instance he was responding to didn’t even involve removing prayer from football entirely."

Homeless Man Works Full Time In The Senate; Senators Reject Him Anyway

Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks interviews Charles Gladden in Washington D.C.. Despite working full time in the kitchen of the U.S. Senate Charles is homeless. The interview is taking place at a rally for better wages.

How One Swingers Club Outsmarted Religious Zealots In Tennessee

"When the community of Madison in Nashville, Tenn. found out that the new owners of an old medical building next door to the Goodpasture Christian School planned to turn the property into a swingers club, they put a stop to it by rezoning the property to prohibit clubs. The owners of what was formerly known as The Social Club is loophole’ing the community right back, however, and are now working on having the property renovated into a church called The United Fellowship Center. A sexy church.

According to WKRN-2, the plans apparently aren’t all that much different from when the property was zoned as a swingers club, only now the dungeon is a choir room, the game room will be a “fellowship hall” and the dance floor is now a sanctuary.”

Desi Doyen ( and Cara Santa Maria ( of discuss on The Young Turks.

Scientology: Jason Beghe Interview

Actor Jason Beghe speaks about his years in Scientology and why he left the group.

Interview by Mark Bunker.

The Daily Show: Neil deGrasse Tyson (2015)

Neil deGrasse Tyson enters: 14:30

The Daily Show - Season 19, Episode 335 - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mike Rinder on Why Scientology Inc Must Tell Lies

Mike Rinder discusses the Scientology PR flack Sylvia Stanard's recent speech about Scientology at the Chataqua religious conclave. Stanard lied about Xenu, Disconnection, and other matters of substance. Stanard was evasive and refused to honestly answer questions. Mike Rinder makes the point that no Church of Scientology spokesperson can tell the truth -- and Rinder knows as he was the International Spokesman for the Church of Scientology for over twenty years.

Mike Rinder makes the point that all the Church of Scientology can do is to evade, duck, and deflect the hard questions and does so by focusing on its real estate portfolio as proof of its expansion. "If Scientology were really that bad would we be purchasing and opening all of these new Ideal Orgs?"

Radio Podcasts

Unholy Trinity Down Under - Sydney Q&A

In March of 2015, the Atheist Foundation of Australia hosted atheist activists Matt Dillahunty, Aron Ra and Seth Andrews (under the tongue-in-cheek tour title, "The Unholy Trinity Down Under").

The speakers' presentations from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne are posted on AFA's tour website:

Special thanks to the AFA:

Atheist Bible Study #74:David finally Dies!...Sort of

This week Hugo & Jake finally finish up Samuel.

Steve Hassan talks about the Moon organization

"You shall know the tree by the fruit that it bears."

Steve responds to a number of questions emailed to him by someone who was born into the Moon organization. He and many others have a web site at

He tells how he got recruited, experiences in the group, how he got out and a number of important issues of how to reality-test one's involvement with a destructive group.
yes, I was tired when I did this today, but wanted to get it done before leaving for Barcelona cult awareness conference in a few days.

Please read the article, "The Truth about Sun Myung Moon" on my web site at­m/moonies/moonorg/

Steve Hassan talks about the Moon organization 7-2-2011

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Latest Police Neglect Victim: Freddie Gray Dies Of A Severed Spine

Police chiefs in Baltimore retreated on Friday from earlier claims that Freddie Gray, whose death has caused an outcry, must have been injured inside the van carrying him after his arrest.

They said they were investigating what happened during one of the stops made by the vehicle.

Asked whether Gray was fatally hurt by a so-called “rough ride” without a seatbelt in the back of the vehicle, or could have been injured outside the van, police commissioner Anthony Batts said at a press conference there were 'potentials for both of those.'"

Cenk Uygur ( and Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?! & Turner Classic Movies; discuss on The Young Turks LIVE from Newseum, Washington DC.

Hari Kondabolu: White Chocolate and White Jesus

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on Russell Howard's Good News, BBC Three. For more info go to or

Hari Kondabolu on Russell Howard's Good News

Friday, April 24, 2015

Police Electrocuted Man To Death For Sagging Pants

Ervin Leon Edwards, 38, died face down in a jail cell after a half-dozen officers held him down and tasered him, then left him for dead.

His crime? Police were questioning him about an argument with his girlfriend and then began harassing him over his “sagging pants,” according to the lawsuit. He was arrested moments later and brought to the West Baton Rouge jail.

As Edwards was being arrested, for seemingly no reason, he began to voice his discontent. Nonetheless, officers still managed to restrain him and bring him to jail.

During the arrest, police threatened to taser Edwards at which point his girlfriend begged them not to because of Edward’s high blood pressure, according to the lawsuit.

What happens next can only be described as gross criminal negligence on behalf of Port Allen Police.

Jayar Jackson ( Michael Shure ( and Jimmy Dore ( hosts of The Young Turks break it down.

Matt Dillahunty - Unholy Trinity Down Under: "Why Won't You Love Me?" (Version 2)

In March of 2015, the Atheist Foundation of Australia hosted atheist activists Matt Dillahunty, Aron Ra and Seth Andrews (under the tongue-in-cheek tour title, "The Unholy Trinity Down Under").

The speakers' presentations from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne are posted on AFA's tour website:

Special thanks to the AFA:

Robertson: God Can Deliver You From Lesbianism Too

Pat Robertson equates "lesbianism" with drug abuse and prostitution.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Satan Comes To Salem: A Chick Tract

This week Hugo & Jake take a look at Chick's version of the Salem witch trials

Matt Dillahunty - Unholy Trinity Down Under: "Why Won't You Love Me?"

Matt Dillahunty - Unholy Trinity Down Under: "Why Won't You Love Me?" (Version 1)

In March of 2015, the Atheist Foundation of Australia hosted atheist activists Matt Dillahunty, Aron Ra and Seth Andrews (under the tongue-in-cheek tour title, "The Unholy Trinity Down Under").

The speakers' presentations from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne are posted on AFA's tour website:

Special thanks to the AFA:

An Interview with Steve Hassan about his New Book on Cult Mind Control

Steve Hassan has written a very informative up-to-date book about Combating Cult Mind Control. Tory/Magoo *highly* recommend people get this book and learn about how cults effect us in our present time, 2015.

Google Declares Atheism Is Hate Speech

Is Google targeting Atheist websites? Or is there an orchestrated effort by the religious to report atheist website and have them banned? In this video, Atheist comedian Dusty Smith talks about how his website got banned from Google Adsense, and uses it as an opportunity to film a shameless commercial. That'll show em!

Visit the website at !

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Students Throw “Anti-Gay Day” Protest On Campus

Students at a Pennsylvania high school held an “Anti-Gay Day” protest on Thursday, wearing coordinated flannel shirts, writing “anti-gay” on their hands, and sticking Bible verses on LGBT students’ lockers.

'We came in to school on Thursday and found a lot of people wearing flannel and we couldn’t figure out why,' Zoe Johnson, a 16-year-old bisexual student at McGuffey High School in Claysville, told BuzzFeed News. 'People started getting pushed and notes were left on people’s lockers.'”

Desi Doyen (Green News Report; and Cara Santa Maria ( discuss.

Dogma Debate Live Show with David Smalley Richard Carrier Greta Christina

Dogma Debate is a fast-paced talk radio show that averages 145,000 listeners per month, and topped over 2.4 million podcast downloads. The topics range from politics and religion to science and comedy, but it's a favorite among people of all ages and backgrounds. Some notable guests on Dogma Debate have been Neil deGrasse Tyson and Lawrence Krauss. The show is known as a platform for liberal and conservative believers to defend their faith and political views with respectful challenges by those who disagree. It may upset you, it will make you laugh, but most importantly, it will make you think.

Dogma Debate Live Show with David Smalley - 1 of 2

Host and creator of Dogma Debate, David Smalley, is the former Editor-in-Chief of both Secular World & American Atheist magazines, the author of Baptized Atheist, founder of, and is featured in the 2014 movie, My Week in Atheism. Friday, March 27th, Dogma Debate Radio will be making a tour stop right here in San Jose. Host David Smalley will be producing a live Dogma Debate Show from the banquet room of Harry's Hofbrau.

Local Pastor and friend of the ACSJ, Bob Crossland from Grace Church of Silicon Valley, overseeing the South Bay site, will take part of the debate segment of the show.

Dogma Debate Live Show with David Smalley - 2 of 2

Historian and author Richard Carrier will be joining us for the event and take part in the show. Richard Carrier is the author of Sense and Goodness without God, On the Historicity of Jesus, Proving History, and many other books, chapters, and articles. With a Ph.D. in ancient history from Columbia University, he now specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism, the origins of Christianity, and the intellectual history of Greece and Rome. For more about him and his work visit

Greta Christina will join us for the later part of the show. Greta is the author of "Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other, And Why?", and of "Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless." She blogs at the cleverly named Greta Christina's Blog, one of the most widely-read and well-respected blogs in the atheist blogosphere, and is a regular contributor to the online political magazines AlterNet and Salon. She was ranked by an independent analyst as one of the Top Ten most popular atheist bloggers, and her writing has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and anthologies.

NBC's "A.D. - The Bible Continues" In 5 Minutes

Here is everything you need to know about episode one of NBC's new hit show, "AD - The Bible Continues" in under 5 minutes.

Openly Secular Day

This Thursday, April 23, is Openly Secular Day.

It's a celebration of atheists, Agnostics, Pastafarians, whatever you call yourself opening up about their secular worldview.

Hemant Mehta, 2015

The Future Christ (The Daily Show)

Jordan Klepper reports on the future of Christianity and speaks with two pastors who believe that hipness and robots will determine faith, respectively.

Comedy Central. The Daily Show - The Future Christ

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Michelle Manhart worship a falg (crazy video)

Michelle Manhart is a veteran having serviced in the U.S. Air Force with strong feelings toward the flag of the country she swore to protect but may have taken her devotion a little too far into the 'no flag, no country' territory of thought.

A group of protestors at Valdosta State University tried to walk on and burn an American flag in protest and when Michelle Manhart figured out what was happening she was having none of that.

Michelle Manhart stole the flag and held it hostage, even after police arrived to pry it from her and give it back to the protestors. Michelle Manhart, despite fighting with police, was not tasered, shot by accident, or even really roughed up that much. Instead Michelle Manhart was given a ban from the university and a stern talking to from police.

Michelle Manhart Veteran Stopped From Saving Flag From Protest [Video]

Michelle Manhart has a checkered past with the U.S. flag, using it in the past to pose nude for various publications and organizations

Cenk Uygur ( host of The Young Turks discusses a veteran attempting to save a U.S. flag from a protest.

The Scientology Approved Version Of 'Going Clear'

The Church of Scientology responds to criticisms from the HBO documentary Going Clear by showing it to members who may be worried that they are part of a cult started by L. Ron Hubbard.

Funny Or Die, 2015

Fact-ish - Parenting with the Enemy

Samantha Bee loses her cool when she learns that rape victims are often forced to fight for custody rights against their attackers.

Should we Tax Churches? Ask Hugo

This week Hugo is back to answer more questions!

Check out cool Atheist shirt designs at

Cruz: 'Diversity' Undermines America

Rafael Cruz tells a South Carolina group that the concept of diversity is harming America.

Rafael Cruz: 'Diversity' And Nazi-Inspired Common Core Are Destroying America by Brian Tashman

Monday, April 20, 2015

John Oliver: Patents

For inventors, patents are an essential protection against theft. But when patent trolls abuse the system by stockpiling patents and threatening lawsuits, businesses are forced to shell out tons of money.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Patents (HBO)
April 2015

Halal In The Family: Spies Like Us

In this episode of Halal in the Family, Aasif makes a new friend (The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper), but when he learns that Wally is Muslim, he becomes suspicious that his new friend is spying on his family. With Sakina Jaffrey (House of Cards) and Nicky Maindiratta.

Learn more and get involved at:

A Million Gays to Deny in the Midwest

Indiana Governor Mike Pence signs legislation protecting the religious freedom of its citizens but opens up discrimination against the LGBT community in the process.

With Mike Pence, Mike Huckabee (R), Rick Santorum (R), Ben Ferguson, Bart Hester (R)

The Daily Show - A Million Gays to Deny in the Midwest


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Zombie Lies – Environmental Edition

In his editorial New Rule, Bill Maher honors Earth Day by dispelling several right-wing Zombie Lies, i.e., political statements that are definitively wrong, yet refuse to die.

Real Time with Bill Maher: Zombie Lies – Environmental Edition (HBO)

Atheist? THEN OWN IT! - Be Openly Secular

CBS News This Morning, Mo Rocca, 4-19-2015,

Atheists: In Godlessness We Trust

Godless In Dixie


Openly Secular

Freedom From Religion Foundation

American Atheists, Inc.

Recovering From Religion

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Nightly Show: Conspiracy Talk Neil deGrasse Tyson

Aaron Hernandez Verdict and Conspiracy Talk Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mike Cannon and Robin Thede dive into popular conspiracyy theories with Larry.

Conspiracy Talk starts 9:50

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore - Episode 36 - (Apr 16, 2015) Aaron Hernandez

Tamara Scott: Muslim & Wiccan Statehouse Prayers Show Need For Christianity In Schools

Iowa GOP committeewoman Tamara Scott says Muslim and Wiccan prayers at the statehouse show the need to teach Christianity in public schools.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The decline of the American Empire

The decline of the American Empire - Just for Laughs - Montreal Part 1

The decline of the American Empire - Just for Laughs - Montreal part 2

The decline of the American Empire - Just for Laughs - Montreal part 3

The decline of the American Empire - Just for Laughs - Montreal part 4

Hosted by John Oliver

Atheist Debates:- Does it Satisfy

While in Melbourne, Australia, I had the opportunity to engage in a conversation with an evangelical pastor who was a former Atheist. We each discuss why we hold our current positions as well as discussing various worldview issues.

The original topic, "Does it satisfy" was meant to compare a Christian world view with an atheistic world view to see which one was more satisfying. While I'm far more concerned with which truth than satisfaction, I tried to point out that while I may not be primarily concerned with which is satisfying, I do find rational atheism to be far more satisfying.

The event was arranged by the City Bible Forum in Melbourne, Australia.

What Is Scientology Hiding?

From brainwashing techniques to missing persons to concentration camps - Alltime Conspiracies looks at the dark claims made about the world's most secretive religion.

Shop Owner So Filled With Jesus He Can't Service Gays

John Iadarola ( and Ana Kasparian ( hosts of The Young Turks and guest Abby Martin ( discuss a Michigan auto repair shop owner, Brian Klawiter, and his anti-gay social media rant.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Atheists Watch Kirk Cameron's "Fireproof"

This week Hugo & Jake watch their first Kirk Cameron's bad.

The Daily Show - 2015.04.16 Eric Greitens

The Daily Show - Season 19, Episode 331 - 2015.04.16 Eric Greitens

Andrew Copson explains Humanism at the Ancestor's Trail 2014

Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association, explains Humanism - the non-religious way of living which says we can look to science and reason for answers about our natural world, and which puts human beings at the centre of morality. We don't need religion, deities, or any kind of supernaturalism to be moral.

Andrew Copson explains Humanism at the Ancestor's Trail 2014

Lewis Black: In God we Rust (full show)

Stand-up show with Lewis Black: In God we Rust

Lewis Black: In God we Rust (full show) (2014)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Secret Knowledge Bolsover Castle

Jon Stewart Help Texas Celebrate Its Gay Marriage Ban With A Slice Of ‘Hate Cake’

Jon Stewart takes a look at things such as Arkansas’ Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act, which forbids localities in that state from protecting the rights of gay citizens. Even Walmart opposes the law.

On the March 16 The Daily Show, Jon Stewart took on states that are using clever new laws to circumvent court rulings on gay rights and marriage equality.

Rafael Cruz: Obama 'Cursed The Jewish People,' Risking God's Judgment On US

Rafael Cruz tells a Georgia Tea Party group that people like his son, Sen. Ted Cruz, are the only ones saving America from God's destruction.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Religious Bigot Against Gays But Adultery Is A “Different Kind Of Sin"

Christian florist in Georgia uses the crucification of Jesus Christ to explain why they will not provide flowers for a gay marriage ceremony. However, she admits she has no issues serving adulterers because it’s a “different kind of sin." Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?! & Turner Classic Movies), Steve Oh and Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks discuss.

“At least one florist in Jeff Davis County, Georgia admitted to a double standard regarding providing service to “sinners” in a CNN interview regarding “religious freedom” laws.

“In the Ten Commandments, it says you can’t commit adultery,” reporter Gary Tuchman said to the florist, Melissa Jeffcoat, adding, “It says you need to honor your father and mother.”

When he asked whether she would provide flowers for an adulterer or someone who had “dishonored” their parents, she replied affirmatively.”

Study: What Are Most & Least Religious Countries?

Cenk Uygur host of The Young Turks discusses a newly released study that shows the least religious countries and what that may mean.

"Gallup International and WI Network of Market Research conducted over sixty thousand interviews world wide to determine which countries are the least religious. While there is a litany of reasons as to why a country may not be very religious and the results may vary its important to remember that ultimately statistics are worthless and are more of an interesting thing to think about more so than anything of real value. It's also important to remember that correlation does not always mean causation nor vise versa. It's just an interesting survey. But it is interesting that less religion usually means a more developed country."

What do you make from the results of the study? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Map: These are the world’s least religious countries

April 2015

John Hagee & Glenn Beck | End Time Bible Prophecies 2015

The Mormon Glenn Beck talks Doomsday with another Christian nut John Hagee.


Born: April 12, 1940 (age 74), Baytown, Texas, United States
Wife / husband: Diana Castro Hagee (married 1976), Marthe Downing (married 1960-1975)
Children: Tish Hagee, Matthew Hagee, Hagee Christopher, Sandy Hagee, Hagee Christina
Parents: William Bythel Hagee, Mildred Vada Swick


John Hagee & Glenn Beck | End Time Bible Prophecies , JAN 09, 2015

Fundamentalists Try To Resurrect Dead Child. FINAL JUDGMENT

Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) discusses the story of a two year old child who allegedly died from starvation and the reaction by the child's religious family. Video has emerged of a group of Christians trying to resurrect the child two days after the boy had died. After discussing the story Cenk goes on to illustrate how dangerous Fundamentalist religion can be. Tell us what you think of this story in the comment section below.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Who Are The Christian Terrorist Groups?

Christian love

John Iadarola ( and Jimmy Dore ( filling in for Cenk Uygur ( host of The Young Turks discuss the Christian terrorist groups that no one is talking about.
Video from April 2015

"Atheists Have Nothing To Live For"- Jake Reads #10

Apparently, Atheists aren't happy people. This and other ridiculous comments are read by your favorite Jake, Jake.

"Atheists Have Nothing To Live For"- Jake Reads #10

Social Media Outraged By Gwyneth Paltrow’s Food Stamp Challenge

Gwyneth Paltrow is slashing her food budget to raise awareness about hunger. But sometimes even the best intentions are met with criticism, eye rolls and sarcasm.

Last week, the Oscar winner announced that she had accepted The Food Bank for New York City challenge to live on food stamps for one week, with a grocery budget of $29 or about $1.38 per meal.”

Good work, Gwyneth Paltrow!

This is what $29 gets you at the grocery store—what families on SNAP (i.e. food stamps) have to live on for a week.— Gwyneth Paltrow (@GwynethPaltrow) 9. april 2015

Eggs, whole grain rice, beans, tomato, onion, garlic, chili.
This is good.

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

Louie Gohmert Says Christians in America are Being Abused and Misused

Rep. Louie Gohmert says that Christians are America are being persecuted and abused and misused.

Nebraskan Oil & Gas Committee Challenged To A Glass Of “Safe” Fracking Water

Appearing before a Nebraska Oil & Gas Conservation committee hearing, a local farmer received nothing but silence from the pro-fracking members of the board after he invited them to drink glasses of water tainted by fracking.

In the video, uploaded to YouTube by BoldNebraska, Nebraskan James Osborne used his 3 minutes before the committee to visually explain what fracking waste can do to the water table, dramatically pouring out water containing his own “private mixture” of fracking additives.”

Cenk Uygur ( and Ana Kasparian ( discuss.

Head of the Church of Scientology, Jim Keyes on David Letterman

Dave Letterman welcomes the head of the Church of Scientology, Jim Keyes

Video from Late Show with David Letterman

Watch Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015 HBO documentary)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Atheist Debates - Yall just want to sin

Some apologists seek to avoid defending their position or addressing the merits of atheists' positions by simply suggesting that our reasons for disbelief are emotional and driven by a desire to 'sin' rather than intellectual and driven by a concern for the truth.

"Y'all just want to sin." Takes a look at example or two and offers my thoughts (new and old) on how to address this dodgy tactic

Werner Haag - The Bonobo and The Atheist and moral

Our own Werner Haag is going to review the content of Frans De Waal's book "The Bonobo and the Atheist"

De Wall's book focuses on the biological evolution of morality (extending John Figdor's talk) back on an evolutionary time scale as opposed to the beginning of the historical record. The book gives numerous examples of many "lower" mammals having well-developed social codes and exhibit empathy and sympathy, which are prerequisites for moral behavior and altruism. Apes and other mammals exhibit both pro-social behavior (a proactive desire to help each other and live in harmony) and fear of group punishment for violating behavioral rules, very similar to human methods of maintaining social order. Thus, basic moral behavior predates existing religions probably by millions of years.

Werner graduated from M.I.T. and has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Univ. of Tennessee.


Atheist Community of San Jose: Werner Haag - The Bonobo and The Atheist

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mark Thomas - Did Jesus Exist + Q&A

Mark Thomas will present some of the evidence against the idea of an historical Jesus. Most people think that Jesus actually existed, even though he may not have been divine. Mark will explore whether there is reliable evidence for his actual existence.

Mark Thomas Guest Speaker at ACSJ - Did Jesus Exist + Q&A Atheist Community San Jose

Bill Nye Destroys Noah's Ark

Bill Nye debunks the Bible's mythical story of Noah's Ark during a debate with Creationist Ken Ham at the Creation Museum in Kentucky.

Bill Nye's audiobook "Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation"

Why we won't see an atheist president anytime soon

Now that Ted Cruz has officially jumped into the Presidential race and several other people you will never vote for will follow him, you have to wonder whether we'll see an atheist candidate for President anytime soon?

Hemant Mehta, 2015

Scientology guards stumble thru citizen's arrest until outside world arrives

Scientology Security Guard Franc Paolo subdues a person of interest near Hollywood and Vine streets. Footage recorded by Hakeem Alexander who did a wonderful job and is actually better looking and stronger than the Angry Gay Pope, and I'm 6'2" 210 lbs. Too strong looking for the guards to threaten him for recording the incident. It helps when being a modern videographer to be larger than your often aggressive subjects.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Poor Revolutionist: A Chick Tract

Jake and Hugo read The Poor Revolutionist, by Jack Chick, who thinks we're gonna take his guns and then revolt... so he's just as crazy as he's ever been.

LAPD Kills Autistic Man And Gets $2 Million Award

Two LAPD officers who fatally shot an unarmed man in 2010 were awarded a total of nearly $4 million last week in a discrimination lawsuit that accused the department of treating them unfairly because they are Latino.

Officers Allan Corrales, 35, and George Diego, 34, simply did “what they were trained to do” when they shot and killed an unarmed man with autism, their attorney, Gregory W. Smith, told The LA Times.”

Cenk Uygur ( and Ana Kasparian ( discuss.

Atheist Bible Study #73: Bible Contradictions and Decapitations

Jake and Hugo soldier on through the Bible as they near the end of 2 Samuel, but get slowed down by a cavernous pit of Biblical Contradictions!

The Bible Reloaded, 2015

Scientology Documentary: Lawrence Wright talks about "Going Clear"

Scientology Documentary: Lawrence Wright talks about "Going Clear"

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Lawrence Wright talks about his book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief. Wright conducted over 200 interviews of current and former members of the Church of Scientology.

Lawrence Wright goes into some of the details of the inner workings of the Church of Scientology, including how the church pursues celebrities (Tom Cruise, John Travolta) and uses them to further the church's mission/goals.

Lawrence Wright also focuses on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige, Hubbard's successor.

Lawrence Wright:
Scientology Wiki:

Why Christians need to be “SAVED"

Christians have the concept of "saving people" all wrong. They think they're saving us from Hell by spreading the Good Word and talking about Jesus.

But we know we don't need saving. There's nothing wrong with us just because we're atheists.

Really, it's all of us who need to be saving them. We as atheists need to save religious people.

Hear me out on this. *We* can actually save *them* in so many ways.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Religion and atheism at Easter - Michael Nugent on RTE

Michael Nugent, Bishop Pat Storey and Celine Byrne discuss religious faith and atheism at Easter with Keelin Shanley on RTE Radio 1.

Senator Jim Inhofe Uses The Bible To Disprove Climate Change

Cenk Uygur host of The Young Turks discusses Oklahoma Republican Senator Jim Inhofe's new evidence to back up his claims disproving climate change.

Senator Inhofe has a flare for the theatric. This was shown earlier this year when he walked into the Senate with a snowball to 'disprove' global warming. This was widely regarded as a bad move and Inhofe has drawn a large amount of criticism. In a bold counter move Senator Inhofe revealed new evidence that should come as a surprise to absolutely no one when he started quoting from the bible, a book near and dear to himself and his constituents. In his recent book, 'The Greatest Hoax', he points to a number of passages that state that the seasons will always continue as long as the planet remains in one piece. How this relates in any way to the actual expected outcomes to a worst case scenario due to climate change was not addressed.

John Travolta Defends Scientology Against New Documentary Claims

John Travolta's 40-year involvement with Scientology is one of the main story lines in "Going Clear," HBO's explosive new documentary on the controversial church.
And while the premiere of "Going Clear" pulled in record ratings for HBO, John Travolta was not one of the film's 1.7 million viewers.

"No, I haven't" seen the film, "and I don't really care to," Travolta said in a phone interview with the Tampa Bay Times while promoting his new movie 'The Forger.’”*

Cenk Uygur ( and Ana Kasparian ( discuss.

Andrew Copson on The Daily Politics on David Cameron's divisive 'Christian country' rhetoric

The text of the letter in full: ‘We respect the Prime Minister’s right to his religious beliefs and the fact that they affect his own life as a politician. However, we wish to object to his repeated mischaracterising of our country as a ‘Christian country’ and the negative consequences for our politics and society that this view engenders.

‘Apart from in the narrow constitutional sense that we continue to have an established church, we are not a ‘Christian country’. Repeated surveys, polls, and studies show most of us as individuals are not Christian in our beliefs or our religious identities and at a social level, Britain has been shaped for the better by many pre-Christian, non-Christian, and post-Christian forces. We are a plural society with citizens with a range of perspectives and a largely non-religious society. To constantly claim otherwise fosters alienation and division in our society.

‘Although it is right to recognise the contribution made by many Christians to social action, it is wrong to try to exceptionalise their contribution when it is equalled by British people of different beliefs. It needlessly fuels enervating sectarian debates that are by and large absent from the lives of most British people, who – as polls show – do not want religions or religious identities to be actively prioritised by their elected government.’

Monsanto Lobbyist Runs Away When Asked to Drink ‘Harmless’ Pesticide

A controversial lobbyist who claimed that the chemical in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer was safe for humans refused to drink his own words when a French television journalist offered him a glass.

In a preview of an upcoming documentary on French TV, Dr. Patrick Moore tells a Canal+ interviewer that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, was not increasing the rate of cancer in Argentina.

“You can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you,” Moore insists.

“You want to drink some?” the interviewer asks. “We have some here.”

“I’d be happy to, actually,” Moore replies, adding, “Not really. But I know it wouldn’t hurt me.”

“If you say so, I have some,” the interviewer presses.”

Read more here: Lobbyist claims Monsanto weed killer is safe to drink, then bolts when TV host offers him a glass

Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss.

Education Doesn’t Matter: Republicans Still Don’t Believe In Climate Change

How could it be that the more educated Democrats are, the more likely they are to believe the science on manmade climate change, yet when Republicans have more education, they are more likely to be skeptics? That is the conundrum put forward by a new Gallup poll released Thursday that showed a whopping 74% of college-educatied Republicans saying they believe global warming is “generally exaggerated.”

By contrast, only 15% of college-educated Democrats said the same. For Republicans with a high school education or less, 57% believe climate change is exaggerated, while only 27% of high school-educated or less Democrats said the same.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tom Tancredo: Obama ‘Not A Christian,’ Finds Western Civilization ‘Disdainful’

Tom Tancredo insists that President Obama is "not a Christian," citing his "past participation in Islamic religion."

Pat Robertson Rants About Anal Sex, Gays Controlling Of Everything

Pat Robertson declares that "unnatural" gay people seek to "control everything."

Cameraman Reveals More Bill O'Reilly Bullshit

Cenk Uygur host of The Young Turks discusses the tell-all statement that reveals that Bill O'Reilly was mostly spinning tales about his involvement in covering the Falklands War in 1982.

Facts and eye witness accounts have revealed in recent years that Bill O'Reilly is less a conservative newsman version of Forest Gump, covering important stories from the front lines of history and instead is kind of more of a lying douchebag. Former CBS cameraman Ignacio Medrano-Carbo released a statement to news website Mother Jones that contradicts the account told by O'Reilly of his actions in covering the Falklands War in the 1980s. O'Reilly liked to talk up his war coverage, stating he had seen riots and seen people gunned down in the street. According to Medrano-Carbo, O'Reilly was nowhere near the action and that he actually was responsable for all of the footage that was taken during the riot and unrest.

Bill O'Reilly has released a counter statement claiming he has never worked with Medrano-Carbo.

Religious Bigots Make Hundreds Of Thousands Through Crowdfunding

No doubt you’ve heard the proverb, “A fool and his money are soon parted.” Nowhere is this more true than in the case of people who send money to businesses that claim a “moral” stance against serving gays or anyone in the LGBT community.

After Crystal O’Connor of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Ind., harrumphed that the pizzeria would not cater a gay wedding with its pies, saying, “We are a Christian establishment,” the restaurant got loads of good and bad publicity. It got slammed on Yelp for its bigoted remarks and claimed that it was “forced to close.” Of course, the airtime it got on right-wing media like Fox News had the opposite effect. Conservatives sent checks to the poor, misunderstood business so it wouldn’t suffer. At last count, the total was around $850,000.”

John Iadarola ( and Ana Kasparian ( discuss.

Documentary "Going Clear" examines Church of Scientology

The HBO documentary has sparked months of controversy. "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," which includes interviews with several former church members, is being criticized by the Church of Scientology as "one-sided" and "dishonest." The film's director Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose book the film is based on, join "CBS This Morning" to discuss the documentary.

UK 'faith' school London Oratory found to discriminate on basis of race and social status

In 2014, the London Oratory School, a Catholic state-funded school in West London, was found to breach the statutory Admissions Code in a whopping 105 different ways through its ridiculously stringent religious admissions criteria. As part of its determination, the schools adjudicator noted that its admissions criteria amounted to selection on racial and socio-economic grounds.

In the above video, BHA Campaigns Manager Richy Thompson appears on the BBC London News to discuss this finding, and an appeal from the school, which says that having to rewrite its admissions policy would go against its religious ethos. Richy also makes a broader case against religious selection in schools.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lawmakers of Discriminating Religious Freedom Law Don't Give a Fuck

Cenk Uygur ( host of The Young Turks discusses Indiana lawmakers and their reactions to criticism for their Religious Freedom Law that allows discrimination against anyone on religious grounds.

If you ever needed a reason to start a religion and keep everyone else out of your cool secret religion club house now you have exactly what you need; the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that just went on the books in Indiana allows businesses to discriminate against anyone for religious reasons. This law has caused a lot of criticism, especially in the LGBT community but the creators of the law could not care less. Lawmakers in Indiana who supported the law went out of their way to show that they didn't care that the law could discriminate, because that was what they had created the law for in the first place.

Indiana is the twentieth state to pass such a law because the United States is huge and has quite a few insane people living there.

Christian Astronomer Debunks John Hagee's 'Blood Moons' Theory

Christian astronomer Hugh Ross winds up debunking John Hagee's 'blood moons' theory on a program Hagee put together to promote it.

A Symbol of Human Torture & Death All A-Cross America

The utter insanity of religious delusion knows no bounds.

CBS News, "CBS This Morning", 4-5-2015

Gay People Not Welcome In Christian Businesses In Indiana

Over loud objections from Indiana business leaders, GOP Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday that protects business owners who refuse service to gay and lesbian customers on religious grounds. Organizers of mass events in Indianapolis, including the NCAA's Final Four, immediately decried the law as discriminatory, and suggested that the bill might cause the state to lose out on future business.

The law allows Indianans who are sued for discrimination to cite their religious beliefs as a defense. It applies to a broad range of situations. An employer who refused to hire Jewish employees could cite his religious beliefs as a defense against discrimination lawsuits. So could a landlord who refused to rent to Muslims, or a business that refused to serve atheists.

At a news conference that followed the private signing, Pence explaining he signed the bill "because I support the freedom of religion for every Hoosier of every faith…Today, many people of faith feel their religious liberty is under attack by government action." He cited the University of Notre Dame's fight to prevent its employees from accessing birth control as an example

Atheists React To Creationist Saying Dinosaurs Were On Noah's Ark

*One of the founding border members of the Creationist organization Answers in Genesis believes that dinosaurs accompanied Noah on his Ark as the entire world was flooded by God. Speaking to Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association on Thursday, Carl Kerby insisted it wasn't infeasible for the giant reptilian creatures to have been on Noah's Ark...* What do atheists think?

John Iadarola (TYT University, and Common Room), Dave Rubin (TYT 140, and The Rubin Report), Cenk Uygur, and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) break it down on The Young Turks.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

VICE Meets the Former Senior Executive of the Church of Scientology

This week, VICE meets Mark "Marty" Rathbun, a former senior executive of the Church of Scientology who left the church in 2004. He is a key subject of Alex Gibney's new documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which is being released March 29 through HBO Documentary Films. We discuss his past in the Church of Scientology, auditing, and the harassment techniques allegedly used by the church.

Why I No Longer Believe In God (Documentary)

This is a video I created for my friends and family detailing how and why I went from a deeply religious Christian to an atheist.

It's not meant to persuade or "deconvert" anyone but is a detailed description of the step-by-step process which led me to where I am today. I hope you enjoy it!

"Radical atheism is the only hope for the world" ~Roger Waters

Why I No Longer Believe In God (Documentary) Full Movie

LGBT Celebrities' React To Anti-Gay Religious Freedom Law

"Cenk Uygur ( host of The Young Turks discusses reactions from LGBT celebrities' to an Indiana law that would allow businesses to refuse service to homosexuals and others for purely religious reasons.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a new law on the books, the Religions Freedom Law, that would allow business owners to deny service or to block access to the business on anyone so long as it is based on religious reasons. Obviously many saw this as a bad move and a lot of LGBT people in the public eye had a thing or two to say about it. Everyone from Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, to actor George Takei to Charles Barkley, the former NBA star, had very harsh criticism for the law. The twitter-sphere was buzzing with activity condemning the new law."

Scientology E-Meter Testing

VICE editor-in-chief Rocco Castoro heads out to Union Square to give strangers E-meter readings, determining their spiritual and moral fiber.

The Hubbard Electrometer, more commonly known as the E-meter, is a "religious artifact" used to measure the state of electrical characteristics in the static field surrounding the body. E-meters operate in a similar fashion to lie detectors, relying on a type of electrical circuit called a wheatstone bridge, which measures the subject's galvanic skin response. In short, the device produces a small electrical current, and measures the subject's electrical resistance to that current. Auditors use the device to measure answers to various questions that can supposedly determine whether or not a person is spiritually pure. Basically, it's what it sounds like: a bunch of bullshit. And we made this video to prove it.

Hollywood's Most Secretive Religious Relic: E-Meter Testing

Monday, April 6, 2015

Government Surveillance (Last Week Tonight)

There are very few government checks on what America’s sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to discuss the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, and dick-pics.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance (HBO)
April 2015

First Norse God Temple Since Vikings Age Built In Iceland

"Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island’s first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age.

Worship of the gods in Scandinavia gave way to Christianity around 1,000 years ago but a modern version of Norse paganism has been gaining popularity in Iceland.” *

Jimmy Dore (TYTComedy, The Jimmy Dore Show;, John Iadarola (TYT University; and Dave Rubin (The Rubin Report; discuss.

QI Inequality

Quit a bit about religion, Christianity and USA

QI XL I08 - Inequality. With Clive Anderson, Sandi Toksvig and Henning Wehn.

Televangelist Creflo Dollar NEEDS A Private Jet For Missionary Work

Creflo Dollar’s "Project G650" campaign to get 200,000 people to donate money to fund the purchase of a private $65 million Gulfstream G650 airplane for his ministry is now defunct. His ambitious request to replace his malfunctioning 30-year-old plane prompted many to criticize the Atlanta-based televangelist.

Among them appears to be gospel musician and author Kirk Franklin, who recently penned an op-ed piece for in which he seemed to question Dollar’s character, as well as that of other leaders in society.”

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

March 2015

The Ra Men podcast - Atheist Activists in Australia - with A Skegg

This week I'm on location in Melbourne Australia, 10,000 miles away from my American co-host, Mark Nebo. We're talking with Michael Boyd and Danny Jarman, (president and vice-president of the AFA) and also with Andrew Skegg, a representative of the AFA who has been directing the Unholy Trinity Down Under tour.

The Ra Men podcast EP18 - Atheist Activists in Australia - with A. Skegg

Atheist Ireland talks to Danish students about secularism, abortion, marriage equality

Michael Nugent and Jane Donnelly of Atheist Ireland met a group of Danish students who were in Ireland to study secularism, marriage equality and abortion, on 24 April 2015.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015 HBO documentary)

The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Lawrence Wright's book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, which was published in January 2013 and was a National Book Award finalist. HBO announced in December 2014 that Alex Gibney, an Oscar-winning director who made Taxi to the Dark Side and The Armstrong Lie, was directing a film based on the book, to be released at the 2015 Sundance Festival. It was the first time that HBO had tackled Scientology directly, though not the first time it had clashed with the church, which had mounted demonstrations outside HBO's headquarters after a 1998 documentary presented anti-depressant drugs – fiercely opposed by Scientology – in a positive light.

Watch the full Scientology documentary


You can watch this directly on youtube Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (HBO)

Or via The Dare Hub:


Watch the trailer:


Gibney began working on the film in 2013 after becoming intrigued by Wright's book. He collaborated with Wright, who came on board as a producer, to explore the book's underlying theme of "how people become prisoners of faith in various ways". He saw Scientology as one of the toughest subjects he has had to tackle in his career as a documentarian, alongside government complicity in torture, corporate financial malfeasance, and clerical sexual abuse.

Fear of Scientology's litigiousness meant that no American network was willing to license any material to the film makers, which Gibney found "astounding". He commented that he "found it interesting that universally this subject — more than any other — provoked all the networks to decline to license. I think at the end of the day, that tells you more about Scientology than it does about the networks, which is how ruthless they've been in trying to silence any criticism." The church's reputation for harassing its critics made it necessary for Gibney to use burner phones to contact interviewees and film in secret: "Sometimes for the on-camera interviews we'd set up gear in somebody's house and I'd make sure I'd be there hours before. Then the person would show up there so it was like they were just going to somebody’s house."

Explaining why he chose to make a film about Scientology, he told Reuters that he considered it to be "an important topic. Not only about this church of Scientology, which everybody's fascinated with partially because of the celebrities, but partially because of the way that the church seems to turn people to do things that I think they would normally never do if had they not entered the church." Gibney, Wright and the former Scientologists who appeared in the film told a post-screening question-and-answer session that they hoped that it would raise public awareness about the alleged abuses committed by the Church of Scientology and would prompt the media and law enforcement agencies to investigate further.

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief HD 2015 Documentary


Lawrence Wright - Going Clear: Scientology Book file size: 3.7 MB
(free pdf-file download)


Moving On Up a Little Higher. Mark "Marty" Rathbun's Place

Man Can't Sue Restaurant For Burning Himself While Praying

A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at a restaurant.

The ruling made public Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling that dismissed his lawsuit. The man claimed a waitress didn't warn him the dish was hot, but the lower court found the food posed an "open and obvious" danger.

It happened in 2010 at an Applebee's in Burlington County.

The man said he bowed his head, then heard a loud sizzle followed by a grease pop. He then felt a burning sensation in his left eye and on his face.

The man said he panicked and knocked the food on his lap, causing more burns. The burns didn't cause scarring."

Cenk Uygur ( and Ana Kasparian ( host of The Young Turks discuss.

Beck Says the Modern-Day Nazi Inquisition Will Become a Christian Holocaust

The Mormon Glenn Beck fumes that modern-day Nazis are leading an Inquisition that will result in a Christian holocaust.

Bill O'Reilly Claims Christians are More Persecuted Than Muslims

Cenk Uygur ( and John Iadaola ( host of The Young Turks discuss what Bill O’Reilly blames for bad reviews of the National Geographic docudrama ‘Killing Jesus’ based on his eponymous novel.

Wannabe Forest Gump and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly had a fairly bad reaction to some negative reviews of the National Geographic documentary ‘Killing Jesus’ based on his novel of the same name. Taking his ball and going home O’Reilly waited until he was on his show The O’Reilly Factor to fire back at his critics, claiming that the negative press was due to anti-Christian and anti-religious sentiment within the general movie critic population. He went on to say that Christian tradition was under assault, stopping short of saying there was a war against it as he had to save that line for his annual War on Christmas segments. Most of the negative reviews revolved around the documentary just being a terrible movie with Christianity being only mentioned as the source material.

How much longer do you think it will be until Bill O’Reilly moves into his volcano lair? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Dave Ramsey and His Big Ass House and Money From Jesus

It's probably safe to say that Dave Ramsey has shitloads of money, Scrooge McDuck piles of cash that he has acquired over a long life of telling overs how to make money for a nominal fee. Taking on the persona of so many self-help speakers from the 1990's Ramsey promotes a Christian lifestyle of managing wealth and remembering to thank Jesus once you're stinkin' rich. A website, Bible Money Matters, recently mocked Ramsey's brand new multi-million dollar house, asking how he could show off his success instead of following the teachings of Jesus to help the less fortunate. Ramsey shot back that it was Jesus's money, and that he was just taking care of it. Because apparently god hears you better from a nice pad and its probably even better in a private jet."

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Bryan Fischer Urges Christian Business Owners To Deliver Anti-Gay Sermons

Bryan Fischer says that if Christian businesses are required to provide services to gay weddings, they should deliver anti-gay sermons the entire time.

More on the same

Religious Freedom Means No Pizza For Gay Weddings
Anti-Gay Pizza Shop Gets Sliced By Internet

Pat Robertson: Gays Will Force You To Like Anal Sex, Bestiality

Pat Robertson warns gay people will force you to embrace anal sex, endorse sex with dogs.

First U.S. City To Protect Atheists From Discrimination!

With Annie Laurie Gaylor, Co-President, Freedom From Religion Foundation interview.

WISC-TV News, Madison, Wisconsin, 4-1-2015,

Read more In This City It’s Now Illegal To Discriminate Against Atheists

Duck Dynasty Star's Bizarre Rape & Murder Speech Against Atheism

'Duck Dynasty' patriarch Phil Robertsondelivered a bizarre speech in which he created a hypothetical scenario about an atheist being forced to watch his "little atheist daughters" get raped and then having his penis hacked off and shown to him.

Speaking at a Christian event in Florida on Friday, Robertson was apparently trying to "prove" that having no belief in the afterlife and its consequences would make any level of violence acceptable.

Cenk Uygur ( and Ana Kasparian ( discuss.

*Read more here Phil Robertson Of 'Duck Dynasty' Reveals Bizarre Atheist Rape And Murder Fantasy

Atheist Debates - Interview: Anthony Pinn, PhD

Part of the Atheist Debates Patreon project:

Dr. Anthony Pinn is a prolific author and the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University in Houston, TX.

A former child preacher, Dr. Pinn abandoned his former religious beliefs and has spent many years teaching and studying issues surrounding Black humanism, religion and related topics.

(Matt Dillahuntys audio is a little low through this, but it's most important that we get to hear Dr. Pinn speak).

Friday, April 3, 2015

No flowers for gayweddings in Georgia

Claiming freedom, shunning gay people

Faith-Based Bigotry & Stupidity Blooming in Georgia

CNN, 4-1-2015

Also view: Religious Freedom Means No Pizza For Gay Weddings

American Atheists 2015 National Convention at Memphis, TN

David Silverman, President, American Atheists

Video by WMC Action News 5, Memphis, Tennessee, 4-1-2015

Anti-Gay Pizza Shop Gets Sliced By Internet

“It’s been a rough day for Memories Pizza, an Indiana pizza joint with the dubious distinction of being the first business to openly announce it discriminates against the LGBT community under Indiana’s new “Right to Shroud Your Bigotry In Religion” legislation.

Crystal O’Connor, whose family owns the small-town pizzeria, proudly displays her hatred. “If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” she said Monday.

But, of course, O’Connor claims that they in no way discriminate. “We are a Christian establishment,” she explained. “We’re not discriminating against anyone, that’s just our belief and anyone has the right to believe in anything.”

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


Also watch Religious Freedom Means No Pizza For Gay Weddings

God's Worst Idea

A perfect god would know better...

ODE TO YAHWEH (with 43alley)

The start of the bible animated.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Religious Freedom Means No Pizza For Gay Weddings

"A self-described Christian businessman won't cater same-sex ceremonies—not that he has a problem with gays, he says.

A Walkerton, Indiana, pizza shop is the state’s first business to declare it will not service gay weddings after the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was signed into law last week. “If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” Memories Pizza’s Crystal O’Connor told a local news station. “We are a Christian establishment.” However, gay couples—like those of other faiths—are welcome to patronize the establishment on non-matrimonial occasions. “I don’t think it’s discrimination,” she told the news station. “It’s supposed to help people that have a religious belief.”

When contacted by The Daily Beast, Memories Pizza owner Kevin O’Connor said he didn’t expect the statements to become a national story when the local news crew walked into his shop to ask questions Wednesday."

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

What Really Happens In The Church of Scientology

"In Scientology, “going clear” means reaching a state of happiness and freedom. To get there, you've got to go through “audits.” Years of them. AJ+'s Francesca Fiorentini visited the Church of Scientology in San Francisco for her very first dip into the religion, or, as some would call it, cult.” Watch the full AJ+ segment here

Cenk Uygur ( and Ana Kasparian ( of The Young Turks discuss.

Atheists Play: Fist of Jesus

Jake and Hugo play Fists of Jesus, while ripping zombie heads off! Get the game!

Bill O’Reilly Temper Tantrum Over Negative Killing Jesus Reviews

"Cenk Uygur and John Iadaola host of The Young Turks discuss what Bill O’Reilly blames for bad reviews of the National Geographic docudrama ‘Killing Jesus’ based on his eponymous novel.

Wannabe Forest Gump and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly had a fairly bad reaction to some negative reviews of the National Geographic documentary ‘Killing Jesus’ based on his novel of the same name. Taking his ball and going home O’Reilly waited until he was on his show The O’Reilly Factor to fire back at his critics, claiming that the negative press was due to anti-Christian and anti-religious sentiment within the general movie critic population. He went on to say that Christian tradition was under assault, stopping short of saying there was a war against it as he had to save that line for his annual War on Christmas segments. Most of the negative reviews revolved around the documentary just being a terrible movie with Christianity being only mentioned as the source material.”

Is Christian tradition under attack?


Phil Robertson Fantasizes About Rape & Murder of Atheists

Duck Dynasty's star, Phil Robertson, gives one of the most bizarre speeches you will ever here at a Christian Prayer breakfast. WTF is wrong with these people?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Scientology: My First Audit

In Scientology, “going clear” means reaching a state of happiness and freedom. To get there, you've got to go through “audits.” Years of them. AJ+'s Francesca Fiorentini visited the Church of Scientology in San Francisco for her very first dip into the religion, or, as some would call it, cult.

Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers

Is there a God? CNN Special Report: Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers. Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers (2015)

Including interview with: Richard Dawkins, David Silverman, Jerry DeWitt

Why Humanists Are Still Misunderstood: CNN’s Documentary on Atheists in America by by Jessica Xiao, The Humanist



Secular Students
American Atheits
The Clergy Project - for atheist priests

Mormon Apologetics at its Finest

Why bother doing actual research when you can just make shit up?

Debunking the idea that the macuahuitl presents a plausible candidate for the Book of Mormon sword. This case represents a typical line of reasoning that apologetics will employ when defending their beliefs:

1) Search for a plausible scenario in favor of my faith
2) Neglect to scrutinize the scenario for holes or fallacies
3) Thump chest in victory over the mean and nasty critics
4) Live in ignorance forever
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