Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Religion and Social Media

Is a Facebook page devoted to Jesus Christ actually more popular than the Facebook pages for Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber? Father Jonathan Morris takes a look, and discusses religion and social media in general.



Fox News. Daily dose of Jesus.

Facebook pages to "Like":
Atheist

Atheism

Atheist Quotes Of The Day

American Atheists, Inc.

Atheist Alliance International

Atheist Ireland

Atheist Community of Austin (also: The Atheist Experience and The Non-prophets)

Atheist Quote of the Day

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Secular humanism

Secular Coalition for America

American Humanist Association

British Humanist Association

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster


The Skeptics Society & Skeptic Magazine







June 6, from 6 am to 6 pm, is Atheist Pride Day.

Fox News: Atheist's Lottery Prayer Answered

His Catholic mother threw holy water on him when he is asleep. (Eveil bitch).

Somehow all forget gambling is a sin.



Aired May 29, 2011 on Fox & Friends, Fox News

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Gods are fucking you



“If the Gods are fucking you, you find a way to fuck them back. It's Baltimore, gentlemen; the Gods will not save you.”

Ervin Burrell in The Wire by HBO

Atheist Prays - Wins - Converts, and other nonsense




Alex Witt, MSNBC News, 5-28-2011

Does Heaven Exist?

BBC "The Big Question" ask: Does Heaven Exist?

Does Heaven Exist? Video 1/2


Does Heaven Exist? video 2/2 with a buddhist


Aired BBC1 29 May 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

How to confuse a creationist - 1

Coveted Golden Crocoduck nominee Chris Johnson learns about ring species. Sorry to make you dizzy, Chrissy.

James Robison: Mike Huckabee's Mentor

Crazy Christian James Robison, who gave Mike Huckabee his start in the Religious Right, riles up the crowd at the Watchmen on the Wall conference.

Why Evolution is Difficult: An American Perspective

Genie Scott explains to a British audience the genesis of the American anti-evolution movement, the rise of "creation science" and "intelligent design", and how they're spreading beyond American shores.



Where: QED Conference, Manchester, Great Britain.
When: 2/6/2011

Harry Jackson: Martin Luther King Would Oppose Gay Marriage

Harry Jackson says Martin Luther King would side with the Religious Right in opposing marriage equality.



Harry Jackson: There were members of his family who were for gay marriage, others were against. I know this: King basically spoke from two vantage points that he thought were very, very sacred within the American culture - one was the Bible and the other was the Constitution. And I think what we're dealing with here is that from a biblical perspective, King no doubt would have been with us biblically. And I think, again, the lines of what is exactly the right of an American to do, I've got a hard time believing that "the pursuit of happiness" crosses into some of these areas. So I think that King would be with us, as a preacher first.

Question: Just to clarify: you're saying Dr. King would be against gay marriage?

Harry Jackson: Yes. Very specifically, yes. Because it's against what is clearly written in Scripture. And if you listen to any of his messages, that clarion call to scriptural accountability even to the point when his own house was firebombed and folks came up in Montgomery armed and ready to go fight folks, he said "no, no, no, we will turn the other cheek."

So there was not just a tacit biblical acceptance or kind of whitewashing, if I can use that phrase, certain kinds of behaviors and say this is Christian, this is not. I think there was an inherent commitment to those issues in our social culture.


May 2011

The Longevity Gambit

A little pandering to my subscribers, as I approach 20,000, but also an important statistical trick found in non-scientific discussions of lifestyle

Saturday, May 28, 2011

2011 Women of Vision Awardee: Kathy Miller

The Ms. Foundation for Women recently awarded Texas Freedom Network President, Kathy Miller, with the 2011 Women of Vision Award at their annual Gloria Awards.



Full press release here: http://www.goo.gl/sqLCO

Bryan Fischer Wants Blasphemy and Profanity Outlawed

Christian Bryan Fischer says there is no reason that society cannot make the use of profanity and blashpemy illegal.



From talk radio program Focal Point on American Family Radio.

Louisiana Votes Against Creationism in High School Science Classes

Zack Kopplin defends the scientific fact of evolution from delusional faith-heads and a governor who's a phony.

Save our students' minds!



Hardball, MSNBC, May 27, 2011.

Louisiana Coalition for Science

God & Science Debate

Panel discussion arranged by KFS Copenhagen (Kristeligt Forbund for Studerende) on God and Science.

The topic of the discussion is whether it is possible to do science with or without a belief in a god given reason.



The 30 minute debate is concluded by nearly 80 minutes of Q&A.

On the panel:
Stinus Lindgreen (PhD), Chairman of the Danish Atheist Society
and
Vinoth Ramachandra (PhD), Secretary for Dialogue and Social Engagement
at the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students.

Errata: The "Thanks to" slate at the end of the video is missing "Kristeligt Forbund for Studerende", as they arranged the debate they definitely should have been on the list.

Recorded at Studenterhuset, Copenhagen, 21 March 2011

Peter Sprigg on Gay Marriage

Speaking at the Watchmen on the Wall Pastor's Conference, Family Research Councils (FRC) Peter Sprigg (a Baptist minister) says pollsters are wording polls to make it look like people support gay marriage, gays don't trust African Americans, and gays want to shut down Christians.

Friday, May 27, 2011

I have seen the light



"Yes! Yes! Jesus H. Tap-dancing Christ... I have seen the light!


Quote by Jake Elwood

Rebecca Watson - Women's Intuition and Other Fairy Tales

Rebecca Watson of Skepchick.org and the Skeptics Guide to the Universe gives a talk at CFI Transnational in Amherst, N.Y. on Women's Intuition and Other Fairy Tales.



Recorded on April 15, 2011.

Hug Me! I'm Vaccinated!

Shameless

Christian Harold Camping "It dosn't bother me at all!"



May 2011

Jackson: God Has "Raised Up Herman Cain For This Day

Harry Jackson delivered the invocation at Herman Cain's presidential announcment rally.



Video by C-Span

Thursday, May 26, 2011

It Isn't the End of the World

Sam hosts as we talk to several members of the cast and crew of Ask an Atheist, as well as some of the musicians that helped make 'The End is Nah!' happen!



Cast members include Sam Mulvey, Mike Gillis, Rebecca Friedman and Chad Cassady. Guests include Elli Felico (The Ether Room) and Jason "Three Ninjas" Brunet.

This an episode of Ask an Atheist, a call-in show in the Tacoma/Seattle area dedicated to atheism, skeptical inquiry, and the separation of church and state. The show is broadcast live on KLAY 1180 AM in Tacoma on Sundays at 3:00 PM, Pacific time.

Join Humanists of Washington

Let's blame the Jews



Anti-Semitism in the UK remains high in 2010

UK: Anti-Semitism rampant in Muslim schools

Jews abandon Swedish city amid growing anti-Semitism

Jew hatred in Norway

Jewish dance group stoned in Germany

Pro-Israel rally crashed in Sweden

UAF's dismal record on opposing anti-Semitism

Call to condemn 'Kill all Jews' statement at the UN

Trinity - An Example of Forgery in the King James Bible

This is to inform you that 1 John 5:7-8 in the Authorized Version is a work of forgery. Thankfully, those two verses were corrected in subsequent translations of the Bible.
This is a response to all those who claim the King James version to be the most reliable translation of the Bible into English.



Bart Ehrman is a prominent scholar on the New Testament, and is the author of several books, including "Misquoting Jesus." This is a segment of his lecture at Stanford University in 2007.

Atheist Experience #710: Post-Apocalypse

Tracie and Martin report from Austin after the great apocalypse, in case you missed it.



The Atheist Experience TV Show Atheist Experience #710: Post-Apocalypse
Host: Martin Wagner
Co-host: Tracie Harris
2011-05-11

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

DVDs of the Atheist Experience can be purchased via our products page .

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Morning Show segment on Supernatural School in Qld

The Morning Show on the 25th of May 2011, a segment about a School of the Supernatural being opened up by a cultish fundamentalist church in Ipswitch, Queensland.



Video from The Morning Show

Atheist for a Day

We're not laughing WITH you...



Christian Harold Camping

Accompanying music: Comptine d'Un Autre Été- Die fabelhafte Welt der Amélie Piano

Draw Mohammed Day 2011

Welcome to another edition of Muslim desensetivity training.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Is Christian morality psychopathic? (Sam Harris)

If obeying orders of the Christian god is the only criteria for determining right and wrong, it's hard to argue otherwise.

Atheist kids talk about Evolution

Giant evolution activity playmat, poster and activity guide can be purchased from the Richard Dawkins store below



I believe science

DCA and Cancer

Is dichloroacetic acid a cure for cancer?
Is it being suppressed by Big Pharma?



Short answer: No.

Support: The American Cancer Society
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Denmark
The German Cancer Research Center
Dutch Cancer Society

Monday, May 23, 2011

Interview with Thunderf00t

The Thinking Atheist Radio Podcast #24

Misquoting Jesus a Talk By Bart Ehrman

Misquoting Jesus. Scribes who altered scripture and readers who may never know.



Stanford University's Office for Religious Life. Heynes Lecture Series. Presents: World-renowned Bible scholor and author Dr. Bart D. Ehrman.

April 25, 2007

Jesus, Interrupted by Bart D Ehrman

The problems with the Bible-that New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman discussed in his New York Times bestseller Misquoting Jesus-are expanded exponentially in his new book JESUS, INTERRUPTED. Here we find not only that Christian scribes altered the texts of their sacred Scripture, but also that the books of Scripture themselves, in their original forms, are often completely at odds with one another on such key issues as:



• Who Jesus was and how salvation works
• Why the New Testament contains books that were forged in the names of the apostles by Christians living decades later
• Did Paul, Matthew, John, and Jesus represent different religions?
• How standard Christian doctrines were the inventions of still later theologians

These are not idiosyncratic perspectives of just one modern scholar: as Ehrman skillfully demonstrates, they have been the standard and widespread views of critical scholars for over a century. Why is it that most people have never heard such things? As Ehrman argues, it is because scholars have failed to communicate their findings with the general public, and because pastors who learn this information when studying for the ministry have chosen not to share it with the people in the pews

Draw Mohammed Day 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Gay Activists Are "Number One Perpetrators Of Hate Crimes In America"

Christian Bryan Fischer from American Family Association (AFA) says gay activists are the group most responsible for committing hate crimes in America.

Mohammad Day cartoons 2011

That "End of the World" Guy Was Crazy!

No, we didn't experience the Rapture. Anyone who still thinks that it was going to happen on May 21st is out of their mind!



Harold Camping doomsday May 21,2011

judgement day 21 may 2011

Doomsday a no-show

Stephen Baldwin Utters Christian Gibberish, Then Pushes His Book



CNN, May 21, 2011

After The Rapture

It happened before the expected time of 6pm, but Harold Camping's May 21, 2011 prediction has come true. Everything has changed. It is now a world without Christians.

Is Hollywood using films to exploit Catholic themes?

Father Jonathan Morris and entertainment analyst Peter Guber discuss whether there is a bias towards Catholics in Hollywood as evidenced through recent films such as "Priest."



May 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Religion - and its disconnect from reason

The religious show a propensity to ignore the normal mental functions that they usually employ in everyday life.



The arguments that they use to justify their position are arguments that they would never countenance in any other area of their lives.

The arguments they use to seek to persuade others to their way of thinking are utterly vacuous. They are certainly not arguments that they would accept.

Skeptics annotated bible

Black History As Taught By David Barton

Excerpts from David Barton's DVD "Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White."

Judgment Day Prediction

Harold Camping precits Judgement Day 21. May 2011 (doomsday)



The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC, May 19, 2011

judgement day 21 may 2011

Armageddon NOT



Waing for doomsday May 21, 2011

If you are reading this, Judgement Day has come and gone

May 21 is Judgement Day. In this video I make some predictions about what the people predicting Judgement Day will say when they're still here on May 22.



judgement day 21 may 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Counting down to the rapture

The May 21, 2011 doomsday rapture predicted by Christian Harold Camping

Video by King5


King5 Counting down to the rapture - it's supposedly Saturday

Seattle Atheists

Rapture Relief on Facebook

Debt to America - doomsday

An 89-year-old Christian radio host - Harold Camping - warns of God's judgment day May 21, 2011, and the U.S. government hits the debt ceiling.



judgement day 21 may 2011

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Wednesday May 18, 2011

Michael Shermer: The End of The World?

On the May 21, 2011 rapture.

Michael Shermer from The Skeptics Society, have written the book "The Believing Brain"



Dylan Ratigan, MSNBC, May 19, 2011

Epic Power Band Scam!

Watch this before you buy one of those "power bands" you see on latenight infomercials.

Power Balance Myth Buster

The "Power Balance" bracelet purports to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. I think's BS. With the help of my lovely assistant Tara, we put the band to the test.




Check out the results.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gays and Muslims Hate America and Christianity

Bryan Fischer and guest Frank Turek explain that gays and Muslims have formed a coalition based on their mutual hatred of Christianity and America.

End Of The World -May 2011, 2011 - IT'S PARTY TIME!

Mentally challenged faith-head, Harold Camping, "inspires" Rapture Parties!



NBC News, May 18, 2011

Another Anti-Gay Rant From Bryan Fischer

Bryan Fischer says soldiers will be confined and brainwashed until they "support sexual deviancy."

Bible Talk

Someone would like to talk to you about God....



Length: 4 mins 34 secs.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How To Change Our Minds

It's been something of a week for Ask an Atheist and company, hasn't it? Join us as we talk about it as well as how it might be possible for the religious to change our minds. Your hosts will be Mike and Sam, plus new host (but familiar voice) Deanna.



This an episode of Ask an Atheist, a call-in show in the Tacoma/Seattle area dedicated to atheism, skeptical inquiry, and the separation of church and state. The show is broadcast live on KLAY 1180 AM in Tacoma on Sundays at 3:00 PM, Pacific time.

If you would like to ask us a question, feel free to head on over to http://askanatheist.tv and fill out our handy question form!

Seattle Atheists Rapture Relief

'Longevity' Blood Test

Father Jonathan Morris and Dr. Marc Segal discuss a controversial new blood test that is a supposed predictor of how long a person will live.



Aired on Fox News, May 2011

Draw Mohammad Day 2011 - Freedom of Expression

Everyone Draw Mohammad Day was proposed by a cartoonist soon after the South Park 'death threats' were issued. While gotthatfunk has already done something similar on youtube... this Video is to promote and support the original viral timeline.



Just because some blood thirsty mob has been inspired by some primitive and savage desert myth is not a good reason to roll over and surrender one of the oldest and most valued treasures of Western Civilization. It is however a good reason why that religion has no place in the civilized world.

How many other religions incite blood thirsty mobs over cartoons?

How many other religions have angry mobs chanting for the blood of countries, or the bombing of civilians?

See all the Muhammed 2011 cartoons

In the mean time these jerks need to be shown that their attempts at intimidation are not only a failure, but that as they sewed the wind, so shall they reap the whirlwind...

The Second Annual Draw Muhammad Day.

Free speech is non-negotiable.

-----------------------------------------

Theo van Gogh was killed for nothing other than making a film critical of Islam. He was shot, stabbed and beheaded in the capital of a First World country. Over a hundred were killed world wide in riots etc over the Danish cartoons.
-It is unacceptable, unthinkable, that we should stand by and allow such folk to import the core of their religion, -the core which has kept their civilization in the dark ages for the last 800 years into our enlightened civilization.

Sharia Law is an irrelevance in the first world, and if you think that if someone draws a picture of your 'Prophet' that this means you have the right to kill them, then you have no place in the First World.

Power Balance Hoax

Wrist bands (Power Balance) promising enhanced athletic performance have been exposed as fakes by the consumer watchdog.



Shaquille O'Neal wristband

Draw Mohammad Day 2... NEEDS YOU!

With your help we can show that violence and threats of violence are an ineffective way of importing religious dogma into the enlightened world.



Draw Mohammad Day 2011 cartoons

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Greatest Thing USA Ever Did

Rep. Charlie Geren, R - Fort Worth, speaks against a proposed amendment to the Texas Constitution modifying the state's "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" and inserting the new language into the state constitution. In speaking against the constitutional amendment, Rep. Geren give an eloquent defense of religious freedom.



From the Texas House of Representatives - May 12, 2011.

Video by TX Freedom Network

Mike Talks about Harold Camping

Mike talks about the responsibilities Harold Camping has to his followers, and how he would feel in the same place on this week's episode of Ask an Atheist.



This an episode of Ask an Atheist, a call-in show in the Tacoma/Seattle area dedicated to atheism, skeptical inquiry, and the separation of church and state. The show is broadcast live on KLAY 1180 AM in Tacoma on Sundays at 3:00 PM, Pacific time.

Seattle Atheists Rapture Relief

Jim Garlow Explains Seven Mountains Dominionism

The head of Newt Gingrich's group, Renewing American Leadership, is a proponent of Seven Mountains Dominionism.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rapture on May 21st 2011

Believing that it's going to happen at any time is no less ridiculous than believing that it's going to happen on May 21.


NO AUDIO.

That's me in the picture, in USA, in March. I debated a few of these guys, and thought of what I should have said long afterwards: which is basically what I wrote here. That small voice of doubt is what the rest of us call common sense. it's so often right. It's especially dependable when faith in ridiculous nonsense is involved. On May 22, I hope the people I talked to in New York will consider the fact that that small voice of reason was right all along.

It's a dreadful, terrible pity that they won't, and we all know it. It's tragic - to see young people like the guy holding the sign here, perhaps destined to continue holding onto this absurd faith, even when it is utterly proven to be pure bullshit. My heart goes out to him and the many who believe and profess this nonsense about next Saturday.

Train Up A Child

"Get them while they're young." This is the unspoken (and not so unspoken) mission of churches everywhere.



They understand how critical it is to gain converts before they become adults...before they're exposed to science, history, other religions and other points of view. They aggressively target children and youth with marketing campaigns that rival many advertising companies. They sponsor events, activities, games and lots of free food for the opportunity to influence impressionable minds.

Chris, Andrea, Matt and Dell share their own experiences as children and adults from inside these programs.

Meaning of Life

The Magic Sandwich Show - Meaning of Life - Part 1


Part 2 - with togetherforpeace


Part 3 - with togetherforpeace


Part 4 - with togetherforpeace



Part 5 - with togetherforpeace


Part 6 - with togetherforpeace


The meaning of life - Part 7 - with djarm67


Part 8 - with an odd caller


Part 9 - an aron rant

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lou Engle Preaches Seven Mountains Dominionism

Footage of Christian Lou Engle preaching on Seven Mountains Dominionism and the importance of Christians taking control of government.

Prophet Muhammad was a zero

This clip is from an "Intelligence Squared" debate on the life of Muhammad. Brother Douglas Murray is giving his talk.

Take a look at this passage from the holey Quran. Since Allah does not exist, Muhamamd by default has to be credited with authoring the contents of the Quran.



Qur'an (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"

Here's the conclusion any sensible person will arrive at. If you are religious, you will conclude that Muhammad was the prophet of Satan masquerading as a prophet of God. If you are an atheist like me, you will conclude that Muhammad was an evil opportunistic man who had no qualms about hurting others and couldnt care less about what legacy he left behind after he was dead and gone.

He will never rest in peace after all this bloodshed that he has caused by writing a book called Quran.

I'm an ex-muslim atheist, but I can respect people like Buddha and Jesus. Muhammad? Too violent and materialistic for my sensibilities.

Muhammad needs to earn respect, just like everyone else need to. You cant simply write a book of fairytales and yell out that it was sent down from the sky by God and demand respect, admiration and obedience from people. That;s just not on. And yet, that;s exactly what Muhammad did. He said in the hadith and I quote: "None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind" Anas, book of Sahih Bukhari.

Power Balance Myth Buster

The "Power Balance" bracelet purports to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. I think's BS. With the help of my lovely assistant Tara, we put the band to the test.

Check out the results.

Jerry Boykin: "There Is No Creativity In Islam"

Jerry Boykin says that Muslims have never accomplished anythign and that any advances were the result of having captured Christians.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Circumcision

Circumcision predates the religious ceremonies with which it is associated. Are there reasonable cases for and against routine male infant circumcision? I think there are. I don't have a strong position on either side of this discussion. It's one of those intensely personal choices, and I don't think it can be reduced to a simple yes or no answer.



Citations (and the script) can be found here http://www.mediafire.com/file/btt53bgsdjk8w4q/circumcision.txt

Muslims Are Stupid Because Of Inbreeding

Bryan Fischer says centuries of inbreeding is the reason Muslims have such limited intellectual capacity.

You'll turn to God

Pat Condell talk



Pascal's wager

Violence between Muslims and Christians in Egypt

Father Jonathan Morris weighs in on a discussion about the rash of violence against Christians in Egypt.



May 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Genesis - Best of Skeptics with a K 1 - Genesis

A clip from the podcast Skeptics with a K episode 2.

Lou Engle Prays Over Newt Gingrich

Evangelical Christian Lou Engle prays over Christian politican Newt Gingrich at an event in Virginia in 2009.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Greg Paul and Atheist Civil Rights

Russell and Don talk with Sociologist/Evolutionist Greg Paul about atheist civil rights and healthy societies. Greg Paul and Atheist Civil Rights



The Atheist Experience TV Show
Atheist Experience #708: Greg Paul and Atheist Civil Rights
Host: Russell Glasser
Co-host: Don Baker
Guest: Greg Paul
2011-05-08

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Emails vs the Aztec Mummy

On Mother's Day, we talk with you guys for a the whole hour! Join Beth, Mike and Sam as we delve into the email box, as well taking calls.



This an episode of Ask an Atheist, a call-in show in the Tacoma/Seattle area dedicated to atheism, skeptical inquiry, and the separation of church and state. The show is broadcast live on KLAY 1180 AM in Tacoma on Sundays at 3:00 PM, Pacific time.

Mr. Deity and the Magician

Mr. Deity seeks the help of a magician in order to launch his six-day creation model.

The Faith Of My Family

Yamilee and Austin began their lives in separate homes, cultures and religious denominations. And as they fell in love with each other, they fell out of the belief systems ingrained in them from childhood.

This is their story.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Positive Atheist Real Atheist Schmeal Atheist

The "Whatever" Show

We stray from the topic-driven format for an hour of random stuff. Whatever is on your mind, call in and stir the pot.

Interview with Natalie Haynes

Andrew Copson interviews Natalie Haynes prior to the BHA Voltaire Lecture 2011, on the subject of her talk "What the Romans and Greeks did for us: how Ancient History makes our lives better".

Fischer And Cole Say Glee Promotes Homosexuality and Idolatry

Bryan Fischer and Monica Cole of the American Family Association attack the Fox show Glee as anti-Christian.



Bryan Fischer and Monica Cole of the American Family Association attack Glee over its music, choreography, and gay characters.



Can you feel the Christian love for all people?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Does Islam permit marriage to pre-menstrual girls?

LearnQuranicArabic issued a Quran challenge.



I met the challenge suggesting that the Quran suggests marriage (and sex) to pre-menstrual girls can be inferred to be permitted from verse 65:4 - and that the removal of part of a sentence would remove that possibility.

Big Mohammed's House

At great personal risk, John Oliver witnesses Muslims praying in a church's all-purpose room.

John Oliver reports.



Aired on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Thursday May 5, 2011.

If the world is ending why aren't creationists throwing a party?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Is The Bible Still Relevant Today?

1/4


2/4


3/4


4/4


Aired on BBC 1, 8 May 2011

Religion is an insult to the human species

For as long as there are people who can be duped easily and made to believe in absurd stories for fear of eternal punishment or for the promise of eternal reward, there will be religion.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tolerating Islam is suicidal

Rapture/Judgment Day party May 21, 2011

Are you ready for doomsday?



Read about the upcoming Rapture/Judgment Day party May 21, 2011

Harris and Dawkins: Science has Nothing to Say About Morality

Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins discuss the topic: Who Says Science has Nothing to Say About Morality?



Taped at
The Sheldonian Theatre
University of Oxford
April 12th 2011

by
ClearStory Ltd.
Registered in England and Wales: Number 7467 151
Registered Office: 3/4 Great Marlborough St, London W1V 2AR

The Great Debate: Dinesh D’Souza vs Michael Shermer

In this debate on what are arguably two of the most important questions in the culture wars today — Is Religion a Force for Good or Evil? and Can you be Good without God? — the conservative Christian author and cultural scholar Dinesh D’Souza and the libertarian skeptic writer and social scientist Michael Shermer, square off to resolve these and related issues, such as the relationship between science and religion and the nature and existence of God.

Part 1


This event was one of the liveliest ever hosted by the Skeptics Society at Caltech, mixing science, religion, politics, and culture.

Part 2


part 3


part 4


The Skeptics Society (Michael Shermer)
Director, The Skeptics Society: Michael Shermer
Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University: Dinesh D'Souza

February 18, 2007

Power Balance called out - false advertising



Video by Today Tonight for reporting the truth about Power Balance

Friday, May 6, 2011

Michael Shermer - Why People Believe Weird Things

Full presentation from Michael Shermer - founder of The Skeptic magazine and columnist for Scientific American.



Michael spoke at the 2009 Thinking Digital conference. (15 - 17 May 2009)

Psychics: You Should Already Know

In this week's episode, Beth, Case and Mike talk about psychics. But you already knew that.



"I don't know that atheists should be regarded as citizens, nor should they be regarded as patriotic. This is one nation under God."

Quote by George Bush, at a news conference in Chicago on August 27, 1987.
Source George Bush atheist quote


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GOP = Gas & Oil Party

Price on oil and the war on terror



The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 5-5-2011

Science and the paranormal

Since the dawn of civilization humans have been fascinated by phenomena which appear to lie outside the scope of science. Our history is peppered with accounts of psychics predicting the future, mediums conversing with the dead, and aliens in UFO's abducting earthlings.



Today the likes of Deepak Chopra confuse people with their quantum psychobabble and there is widespread belief that the moon and planets influence our behavior, that "psychic surgeons" can remove tumors without making incisions and that Uri Geller bends spoons with the power of his mind. Do these effects really lie outside the scope of modern day science?

This lecture examines paranormal phenomena and describes how many of the effects can be explained by perfectly "natural" means. The presentation is highlighted by a number of "demonstrations" aimed at increasing the awareness of the need to evaluate "paranormal" phenomena by critical scientific methods.

"Science and the paranormal", a talk by Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Evolution - Fact or Fiction? By Harun Yahya

This is an audio recording of an event held at Wolverhampton University which I attended back in March 2011.



It's basically 1.5 hours of misinformation followed by 30 minutes of avoiding questions. I thought some of you might enjoy seeing what kind of anti-scientific rubbish is being permitted in some UK universities.

Harun Yahya is muslim

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Sun Behind the Clouds

50 years have passed since the fall of Tibet. The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual and temporal leader, has lived in exile for most of his life, trying to find a peaceful solution to the Tibet issue by giving up the goal of independence and reaching a compromise with China. But his efforts have failed to yield any positive outcome, and his people are becoming more desperate.

Video 1/6


March 2008. Tibet erupts as the biggest uprising since China took control in 1959, spreads across the country. The Tibetan people, for one brief moment, demonstrate to the world their unhappiness under Chinese rule and their desire for freedom. But China cracks down hard on the protests. It is also the year of the Beijing Olympics.

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Even as the unrest spreads in Tibet, exile Tibetans in India, frustrated by the lack of political progress, set out on a march to their homeland, convinced that this is the only action they can take to support their countrymen. Meanwhile, there is a huge groundswell of international sympathy for the Tibetan cause.

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This is a year of dramatic possibilities for Tibet. Can the Dalai Lama's strategy of non-violence and compromise based on his Buddhist beliefs finally make a breakthrough?

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In The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom, Tibetan filmmaker, Tenzing Sonam, and his partner, Ritu Sarin, take a uniquely Tibetan perspective on the trials and tribulations of the Dalai Lama and his people as they continue their struggle for freedom in the face of determined suppression by one of the world's biggest and most powerful nations. The filmmakers had intimate access to the Dalai Lama and followed him over the course of an eventful year, which included the 2008 protests in Tibet, the international response to it, the Beijing Olympics, and the breakdown in talks between his representatives and the Chinese government.

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Set against this backdrop, the film explores the interplay between the personal and the historic, spirituality and politics, and the tension between the Dalai Lama's efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Tibet situation based on compromise and dialogue, and the impatience of a younger generation of Tibetans who are ready to take a more confrontational course.

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CREDIT LIST
Directed by RITU SARIN and TENZING SONAM
Produced by RITU SARIN
Written and Narrated by TENZING SONAM
Executive Producers FRANCESCA VON HABSBURG and LAVINIA CURRIER
Music GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA
Edited by ANUPAMA CHANDRA, MAHADEB SHI and TENZING SONAM
Camera GRAHAM DAY, JAIMIE GRAMSTON, TENZING SONAM
STEPHEN McCARTHY, JOHN SERGEANT, DILIP VARMA and TENZIN TSETAN CHOKLAY
Sound SURESH RAJAMANI and MOHANDAS VP
Additional Editing JOHNNY BURKE and ALAN MACKAY
Associate Producers TENZIN TSETAN CHOKLAY and JOHN SERGEANT
Production Coordinator TENZIN CHOKEY GINGULD
Production Manager CLARE CORCORAN
Sound Design GISSY MICHAEL
Colourist TIM O'BRIEN
On-line Editor BEN HEATHER
Post-Production EVOLUTIONS, London
Additional Funding CAMELIA FOUNDATION and ROB LINDEMAN
Co-Producers FRANCE 5, BABETH VANLOO (BOS Holland) and KARMIC FILMS, India
a WHITE CRANE FILMS production in association with
ROLAND FILMS & ARCH COMMUNICATIONS GmbH


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Perkins: Gay Activists Are Intolerant, Hateful, Vile and Pawns of the Devil

Speaking at The Oak Initiative Summit on the repeal of DADT, Tony Perkins says gay activists are intolerant, hateful, vile, spiteful and pawns being used by the Devil.



2011

TheRationalizer chats with Muslim proselytisers

TheRationalizer met some nice guys up town proselytising their religion, Islam. We've exchanged a few emails and eventually decided to have a video chat instead in which his friend was going to prove to me the supernatural origin of the Quran and thus that I should become a Muslim.

Michele Bachmann Asks God To Assemble Her Campaign

Michele Bachmann wants God to make her campaign staff picks

See You In Court: Simon Singh vs The BCA

Simon Singh's legal fight against the British Chiropractic Association



Helping Simon Singh are Sense About Science, Ben Goldacre, Dara O'Brian

Freedom of speech

Please sign the petition to demand libel reform.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Take Action Against Homeopathy!‏

In response to the quack medicine industry’s “World Homeopathy Awareness Week,” the JREF called on Congress to close the loophole that exempts homeopathic remedies from certain FDA regulations that apply to drugs and nutritional supplements.

Close The Quack Medicine Loophole For Homeopathic Remedies

Atheist Comedy: Fine-Tuned Universe

I'm shocked people still use the fine-tuned universe argument. Though this counterargument is hardly new, it quite thoroughly blows the fine-tuned universe argument out of the water; and I thought it would be fun to give it the DarkMatter treatment.

Dear human



Cartoon by Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

The difference between religion and science

Faith has no checks and balances, no follow-up investigations ot see if an intuition works. Science does. As documented fully in the new atheist and other recent literature, it is precisely the certainty, indeed the madness, of faith - the unbredled conviction that one is doing God's work - that has over the centuries and down to the present day enabled otherwise normal human beings to commit the most cruel atrocities against their fellow humans.


Quote by Victor J. Strenger, in "The New Atheism. Taking a Stand for Science and Reason". Chapter 3. The Sword of Science.

Baba Brinkman - secret video

Here - Baba Brinkman - rgte survival v2 - you will find a secret music video by Baba Brinkman.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Janet Porter insanity

Speaking at The Oak Initiative Summit in Aprol 2011, Janet Porter gets choked up talking about how God is using them to stop abortion, protect Israel, and "our" freedoms.

Waco: The Inside Story

Unearthing autopsy results of the Branch Davidians, obtaining inside information on the clandestine planning involved in the raids, and with the support of eyewitness interviews an amazing story emerges about the Waco incident.



As the facts unfold in this documentary about the original raid on Mt. Carmel compound and the subsequent fiery death of the Davidians, you will think this is a fictionalized video thriller with all the classic elements. On the contrary, it is a true account that sounds a wake up call for us all.

We must keep alert of our personal freedoms so wisely set down by our forefathers. After 13 months of research with key witnesses, and specialists in the field-Investigative Journalist, Kristina King uncovers startling facts that tells a much bigger story than previously described.

Waco, Texas Feb 28, 1993 - April 19, 1993.

Rally to repeal creationism

High school student Zack Kopplin is challenging Louisiana's so-called "Science Education Act".

Zack ran a statewide petition campaign, got the backing of 42 Nobel laureates, spurred a state senator to author a bill repealing the LSEA, and highlighted the growing repeal movement with this rally on Louisiana's capitol steps.

Part 1


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Part 2


Part 3


When: April 28, 2011. Where: Capitol steps, Baton Rouge

Monday, May 2, 2011

Cal Beisner: Tornadoes Are A Taste Of God's Judgment

Cal Beisner tells Bryan Fischer that the tornadoes that killed more than 300 people are just a little taste of God's judgment that we have brought upon ourselves.



April 2011

Fischer: Muslim Student Associations Are "Parasites" and "Toxic Cancer"

Bryan Fischer says Muslim Student Associations are "parasites" and "toxic cancer" that are training terrorists to destroy America.

Arthur Eddington "My Two Tables"

Sir Arthur Eddington, FRS, was the experimentalist most responsible for confirming the theory of relativity. He was one of those giants in physics and astronomy whose shoulders we stand on today.



"My Two Tables" was a lecture prepared for a 1927 physics course (The Gifford Lectures) at the University of Edinburgh. It was later re-published in the book, "The Nature of the Physical World" in 1928.

This version is actually slightly abbreviated in places, for clarity of meaning.

The Power of Nightmares

This film explores the origins in the 1940s and 50s of Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East, and Neoconservatism in America, parallels between these movements, and their effect on the world today.

From the introduction to Part 1:

Both [the Islamists and Neoconservatives were idealists who were born out of the failure of the liberal dream to build a better world. And both had a very similar explanation for what caused that failure. These two groups have changed the world, but not in the way that either intended. Together, they created today's nightmare vision of a secret, organized evil that threatens the world. A fantasy that politicians then found restored their power and authority in a disillusioned age. And those with the darkest fears became the most powerful.

Part 1, Baby it's Cold Outside.


Part 2, The Phantom Victory.


Part 3, The Shadows in the Cave

Secular and Sober: Beating Alcoholism Without AA

Does Alcoholics Anonymous provide help and hope to addicts, or is the constant reliance on a Higher Power a crutch to keep the addicted from finding true solutions.



Ellen Beth candidly shares her story.

Visit Secular Organizations for Sobriety Tampa Bay.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Zombie Apocalypse

Martin and Jen wax poetic about how the Gospels indicate that Christianity is a zombie cult.

The Atheist Experience TV Show
Atheist Experience #706: Zombie Apocalypse
Host: Martin Wagner
Co-host: Jen Peeples
April 24, 2011



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

Father Jonathan on the Beatification of Pope John Paul II

Father Jonathan Morris discusses the events at the Vatican occuring with the beatification of Pope John Paul II.

And Finally, Politics (Interview with Sean Faircloth)

Sam, Mike and Becky talk politics and interview Sean Faircloth of the Secular Coalition for America.



This an episode of Ask an Atheist, a call-in show in the Tacoma/Seattle area dedicated to atheism, skeptical inquiry, and the separation of church and state. The show is broadcast live on KLAY 1180 AM in Tacoma on Sundays at 3:00 PM, Pacific time.

Leave Ask an Atheist Voice Mail: 206-420-0997

2011 Golden Crocoduck award begins here

Vote for the biggest breach of the 9th Commandment (lie) in pursuit of the Creationist cause! The coveted Golden Crocoduck Award will from now on be hosted on this channel, as will all my creationist debunking videos.



This video looks back at past winners, and kicks off the 2011 voting process with a look at nominee Buddy Davis. The video featured here can be found on the 2011 Golden Crocoduck nominees playlist. Voting begins in September and is open to all.

Miracle Channel exposed by CBC News

Miracle Channel (CJIL TV) - CBC Expose - Miracles For Sale. Televangelists Dick Dewert (Deweert), Bill Prankard, Fred Bennett, Patricia (pat) King, begging for money. CRTC concerned over fundraising practices and techniques.

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