Saturday, January 31, 2015

Rachel Maddow show John Roberts devoted time to liberal causes for no fee





Video from The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC

10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry

A New York City pastor promotes the biblical ideal of a marriageable woman, and it's tragic. Seth Andrews responds.

Bill Nye Interview - Late Night with Seth Meyers

Bill Nye explains why he'll never stop debating creationists.




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Mark Zuckerberg Reverses Decision On Free Speech

"Only two weeks after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a strongly worded #JeSuisCharlie statement on the importance of free speech, Facebook has agreed to censor images of the prophet Muhammad in Turkey — including the very type of image that precipitated the Charlie Hebdo attack.

It’s an illustration, perhaps, of how extremely complicated and nuanced issues of online speech really are. It’s also conclusive proof of what many tech critics said of Zuckerberg’s free-speech declaration at the time: Sweeping promises are all well and good, but Facebook’s record doesn’t entirely back it up.

Just this December, Facebook agreed to censor the page of Russia’s leading Putin critic, Alexei Navalny, at the request of Russian Internet regulators. (It is a sign, the Post’s Michael Birnbaum wrote from Moscow, of “new limits on Facebook’s ability to serve as a platform for political opposition movements.”) Critics have previously accused the site of taking down pages tied to dissidents in Syria and China; the International Campaign for Tibet is currently circulating a petition against alleged Facebook censorship, which has been signed more than 20,000 times."



The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur (www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) & Ana Kasparian (www.twitter.com/anakasparian) break it down.

January 2015

Does evidence undermine religion?

Nicky Campbell presides over a special debate asking just one big question - does evidence undermine religion?



Taking part in the debate are:

evolutionary biologist Adam Rutherford
Biblical scholar professor Francesca Stavrakapolou
Rabbi Miriam Berger from the Finchley Reform Synagogue
author Robert Feather,
Hamza Tzortzis from iERA
Visnu Murti Das from the Hare Krishna Temple
philosopher Dr Arif Ahmed
Lola Tinubu from London Black Atheists
professor Joan Taylor from King's College
philosopher Dr Peter Cave
Dr Radisa Antic from the Seventh Day Adventist Research Centre.

Recorded at The Harris Academy Peckham, London.

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BBC show: The Big Question

Friday, January 30, 2015

Christian Blogger Shuns Yoga Pants To Avoid Lustful Thoughts

"Veronica Partridge, a Christian blogger, has caused a stir online after publishing a blog post about her decision to stop wearing yoga pants or leggings publicly because they cause men other than her husband to think “lustful thoughts”.

Partridge blogs frequently about her family (she’s a mother of one and is married to Dale, a CEO and motivational speaker), her Christian values, and her life in Central Oregon.”



Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) and Ana Kasparian (http://www.twitter.com/AnaKasparian) discuss.


The Young Turks, January 2015

If Jesus Returned

When people depict your religion as being violent and barbaric, the worst way to prove them wrong is with violence and barbarism.




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The Bible: Acts: Chapters 17-20

Yo, youse guys! More Simon Rocky Peter givin' us da lowdown on his best friend Paulie! Plus demons and spirits an' what not!



Skeptic's Review - The Bible: Acts: Chapters 17-20

Bill Nye — Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives.

In his new book, "Undeniable Evolution and the Science of Creation," Bill Nye explains why race does not really exist; evaluates the true promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born, in a dog kennel and in a London subway; takes a stroll through 4.5 billion years of time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth. With infectious enthusiasm, Bill Nye shows that evolution is much more than a rebuttal to creationism; it is an essential way to understand how nature works—and to change the world.



No context the first 38 minuts. Then Michael Shermer gives a long introduction with comercial.
Bill Nye starts: 53:58 min.

Don’t miss this enlightening “In Conversation” with Bill Nye, hosted by Michael Shermer.

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Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children



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Skeptic's Review - The Bible: Acts: Chapters 13-16

Hey yo, youse guys! Simon Rocky Peter is filled with da Holy Spirit Dove thingie and preaches ta you peeps!



Skeptic's Review - The Bible: Acts: Chapters 13-16

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Personality Branding and Religion

Churches have personality branding.



Hemant Mehta, The Atheist Voice, January 2015

Christian Bale Calls Moses A Terrorist & Fox News Loses It

"In an interview with ABC’s Nightline, Christian Bale described his Exodus: Gods and Kings character Moses as a “freedom fighter” and a “terrorist” against the slaveholding Egyptian empire.

Enter Fox & Friends with a segment ridiculing the actor’s comments part of their regular “Fight for Faith” segment (normally reserved for stories on the persecution of Christians and/or Todd Starnes).



“[He was] absolutely seen as a freedom fighter,” Bale said. “A terrorist, in terms of the Egyptian empire. What would happen to Moses if he arrived today? Drones would turn out after him, right?”

“He certainly wasn’t thinking about drones,” Father Jonathan Morris reacted Tuesday morning on Fox. The priest attempted to rationalize Bale’s thoughts, noting that the actor likely meant to describe Mose’s aggressive tactics in freeing the Hebrew slaves."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

For The Glory of God and the Christian faith


Bryan Fischer FIRED! + RNC Goes To Israel "For The Glory of God"





The Response: a call to prayer for a nation under crisis. 2015


The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 1-28-2015,
Bryan Fischer, Spokesperson, American Family Association

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Max Temkin, co-creator of Cards Against Humanity - Friendly Atheist Podcast

Max Temkin is one of the creators of Cards Against Humanity, the “party game for horrible people.” What began as a game Max played with his friends soon became a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2011, and it has turned into one of the most popular and entertaining (and sometimes controversial) card games today.

We spoke with Max about how he and the writers determine when a card has crossed the line, what the process is like for coming up with new cards, his involvement with Barack Obama‘s U.S. Senate campaign, and the glitch that took place during the Ten Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa.

And, as was mentioned on the episode, if you’d like to reach the Cards Against Humanity customer support hotline, you can do so at 312-756-0834. You know you want to…



Max Temkin, co-creator of Cards Against Humanity - Friendly Atheist Podcast EP 35
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Excising Women: ultra-Orthodox Judaism



The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC, 1-13-2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

When Free Speech is NOT Free Speech!

Salman Rushdie on free speach



The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC, 1-15-2015

The Earth is Really, Really Not 6,000 Years Old

Bill Nye (The Science Guy) comments on a previous Big Think video in which he denounces the teaching of creationism to America's students. Bill Nye is the author of Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation.



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Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science. So if we raise a generation of science students who don’t understand the main idea in biology they’re going to be incompletely educated students and this is going to be trouble for the United States because the United States keeps in the game economically by innovating – having new ideas, new products, new ways of doing things. That’s what the United States produces and brings to the world. And if we raise a significant fraction of our students who don’t understand science we’re not going to have the engineers and scientists to continue this tradition. So for me it’s troubling objectively or subjectively as one can be and as a citizen of the U.S.

I believe, I think here on Big Think that the problem is the same thing that allows us to recognize patterns to imagine shapes and things and routes and ways to get things done before we actually start doing those things that that ability also enables us to understand that despite our best efforts we’re all going to die. And I think that makes all of us a little nutty. We all find it a little troubling. And so because it seems incredible that all this stuff that we store in our brain, all the memories we have, all the mental images that we are able to keep, all the algebra that we learn, that all that goes away when we die is really hard for all of us to accept. And along with this is that we are not nature’s last word. We are not the final answer that nature came up with. That we are not what some entity created as his or her very best work. We’re just one more step on the evolutionary timeline. And for many people that’s so troubling they can’t accept it at all. For me, of course, it’s empowering and amazing and it makes me want to live every moment of every day in the best way possible. But for a lot of people it’s literally unimaginable.

Our journey begins when I was in New York. I’m living in New York nowadays but a year and a half ago I came here on an airplane and I had to be someplace for a television interview at – I had to get up around 5:00 a.m. Eastern time which was 2:00 a.m. Pacific time. And by the time I got to Big Think I was worn out. I was a little worn out. And you guys asked me a fabulous question about creationism. I’m not sure why you chose to ask that question and I spoke from the heart how troubling I find it for the United States science educational system, for our science students in the U.S. to be excluded or not be enlightened and not be enabled by the fundamental idea in all of biology which is descent by natural selection, evolution. So you guys posted that and people went a little crazy on the electric Internet, the computer machine that the kids use. And I just remind everybody when people take the time to write and they take the time to hate me that much, these are not people you’re not going to reason with. These are not people that you’re going to sit down and have a conversation with and a discussion and achieve a new conclusion. We each have pretty much made up our minds and so you can’t worry about that stuff too much.

My concern is not for the grownups who take the time to write these inflammatory things and react to your fabulous website and so on. My concern is for the people who are still in school, the people who are the future of the U.S., the future of the U.S. economy. And larger the future of the world’s economy. I mean the United States is so influential. It’s the third most populous nation in the world and it’s the nation that sent people to the moon. I mean it’s still a big influence. You can make very strong arguments for South Korea, Japan – huge economies doing amazing – Brazil doing amazing things. But still the United States is the leader in this stuff and so when we exclude a generation of science students we’re headed for trouble. [TRANSCRIPT TRUNCATED]

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Torture Killed Their Savior, That’s Why These Poll Results Stun

"Last Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a harrowing executive summary of a new report detailing the CIA’s use of “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” on prisoners detained at Guantanamo Bay and other prisons. The summary described the agency’s willingness to use brutal methods such as water-boarding, force-feeding, and sexual threats, and ultimately condemned such tactics as inhumane and ineffective for fighting the war on terror.



Former Vice President Dick Cheney and other former staffers from the George W. Bush White House took to the airwaves to try and defend the policies, but many such as Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) quickly labeled the CIA’s methods as torture, and thus inhumane. But as Sarah Posner reported over at Religion Dispatches, a recent Washington Post/ABC poll showed that the majority of Americans would not classify the CIA’s techniques as torture, and most — 59 percent — thought the agency’s treatment detainees was justified. Posner lamented this fact, but also noted another unsettling trend: Christians polled were actually more likely than the general public to support torture."

* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
December 2014

Huckabee & Bakker: Christians Second Class Citizens In America

Mike Huckabee and Jim Bakker make false claims about the contraception mandate and suggest that Christians in America are second class citizens.

GOPer Agrees with Alex Jones That Abortion Is Curse On America

Rep. Walter Jones agrees with InfoWars host Alex Jones' assessment that abortion rights put a curse on the U.S.

Santorum: Liberal Media Uses Pope Francis To Divide The Church

Rick Santorum criticizes the so-called liberal media for its portrayal of Pope Francis as a liberal.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bobby Jindal Says 'We Need A Spiritual Revival To Fix What Ails Our Country'

Gov. Bobby Jindal tells those at his "The Response" prayer rally that only nationwide spiritual revival can save America.

God's Prophet Launches Jindal's Presidential Campaign



The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 1-23-2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal, (R-Louisiana)
God's Prophet Cindy Jacobs

CBN News Blog, The Brody File

Rapping for Moral Progress — Baba Brinkman Performs "The Moral Arc Rap"



On a veranda in Manhattan where nobody's packin' an AK
So what happened? Our species has never been less than
A seedy procession of guns, germs and steel, diseases and weapons
Pirates and warlords with devious ethics
This planet hasn't always been a safe place to be skeptic
But listen, no bombs, no screams, no gunshots... Just city and silence
I'm 36 and none of my closest friends' lives have ended in violence!
What happened is the moral arc
A species enjoying an engorgement of its moral parts
In the past it was gladiators in a pit getting getting torn apart
But now it's a contest of wits, ideas honed and sharp
That's how we go from the superstitions of Joan of Arc
To one day exploring the stars
And Shermer's new book is the chart
Tracking the expansion of the moral sphere
Interchangeable perspectives are the reason that no one here
Plans to put a cigarette out in the carpet or pour their beer
Over Gerry's head when he says something offensive to sensitive ears
It's the golden rule, rational reverberations from the enlightenment
Or maybe it's the fear that Gerry would stop inviting them
A leviathan system of punishment
The key to a peaceful species: we've been running with it ever since we discovered it
So the next time you feel like you're drowning with no life preserver
In a civilization rife with crimes and murder, just turn to Michael Shermer
He can expose the exact stats for you and show you the ratio
He's a beacon for reason, he's totally stable, yo
Even though he got married and discovered ghosts in his radio
That was an aberration, he's still a skeptic, okay? So away we go
Shermer has seen the mountaintop, a peaceful equilibrium
A future in which the Moral Arc is taught as history for at least a millennium
It's MLK day, time for violence to vacate
Time for science to demonstrate ways to make this planet a safe space

Real Time: American Sniper Controversy

Bill Maher and panelists Bret Stephens, Nia-Malika Henderson, Bill Burr and former Gov. Howard Dean discuss the controversy surrounding Clint Eastwood's film, American Sniper, and its hero, Chris Kyle.



Real Time with Bill Maher: American Sniper Controversy (HBO)
January 2015

Michael Shermer Discussing The Moral Arc

In Dr. Michael Shermer’s latest book, The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom, he claims that we are living in the most moral period of our species’ history.

It is a book about moral progress that demonstrates through extensive data and heroic stories that the arc of the moral universe bends toward truth, justice, and freedom. Of the many factors that have come together over the centuries to bend the arc in a more moral direction, science and reason are foremost.



The Scientific Revolution led by Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton was so world-changing that thinkers in other fields consciously aimed at revolutionizing the social, political, and economic worlds using the same methods of science. This led to the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment, which in turn created the modern secular world of liberal democracies, civil rights and civil liberties, equal justice under the law, open political and economic borders, and the expansion of the moral sphere to include more people—and now even animals—as worthy of moral consideration. Epic in scope, The Moral Arc is the Cosmos of human history.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Bible: Acts: Chapters 10-12

Happy New Year from the John Smith channel! Lord YHWH sends off 2014 in style!



Skeptic's Review-The Bible: Acts: Chapters 10-12
December 2014

A Rebuttal to the Fine-Tuning Argument



Hemant Mehta, January 2015

Lars Andersen: a new level of archery



World's fastest archer disproves Hollywood archery myth

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Jim Jefferies BARE 2014 full show

You don't want to watch this video.



Jim Jefferies stand-up: BARE from 2014. The full show.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Tim Wildmon Insists There Is Nothing In The Bible Calling For Infidels To Be Put To Death

Tim Wildmon fumes that anyone would dare compare Islam to Christianity because, he insists, there is nothing in the Bible that calls for non-believers to be put to death.



AFA Channel, January 2015

Christianity from Judaism to Constantine: Crash Course World History

In which John Green teaches you the history of Christianity, from the beginnings of Judaism and the development of monotheism, right up to Paul and how Christianity stormed the Roman Empire in just a few hundred years. Along the way, John will cover Abram/Abraham, the Covenant, the Roman Occupation of Judea, and the birth, life, death and legacy of Jesus of Nazareth. No flame wars! Let's keep the commentary civil.



Christianity from Judaism to Constantine: Crash Course World History #11

We'll Be Right Back After These Messages...

John Smith just doing what he do...

Nothing to do with Islam



Pat Condell, January 2015

Skeptic's Review - The Bible: Acts: Chapters 7-9

Satan is exasperated by all of the "expository dialog" and "information dump" in the Bible. Also... Were you there, Stephen? Were you there??




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Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Bible: Acts: Chapters 4-6 (Skeptic's Review)

The adventures of the Jesus Bunch continue! Apostle Paul narrates more of the Book of Acts!



Skeptic's Review - The Bible: Acts: Chapters 4-6.


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Mike Huckabee Supports The Fair Tax Because 'Giving Proportionately Is Biblical'

Mike Huckabee says that America should implement the "Fair Tax" because that is what is biblical.

Kelly vs Mummy: This Girl Can

Kelly from #thisgirlcan: "Being a single mum with the 3 of them."



You can't excuse you with being a single mom. It is not our fault that you are fat to get at real man and use birth control. You should be ashamed of yourself for not making better choises in life. What can possible come good from your children? If you can't make better choises for your own life, who can you possible bring up all your kids right?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

One Billion Will Die If Pope Gets His Way

Alex Jones attacks Pope Francis for fighting climate change.

Bill Maher: Self Censorship vs Free Speech

In his editorial New Rule, Bill Maher takes on those who would seek to quell free speech in the face of terrorism.



Real Time with Bill Maher: Self Censorship vs. Free Speech (HBO)
January 2015

Human Evolution: Crash Course Big History

In which John Green and Hank Green teach you about how human primates moved out of Africa and turned Earth into a real-life Planet of the Apes. And the apes are people! John and Hank teach you about how humans evolved, and the sort of tricks they picked up along the way like complex tool use, big brains, and fighting. Our ancestors adapted to the grasslands of Africa, and went through several iterations including Australopithecus, Homo Habilis, and Homo Ergaster/Erectus. Our ancestors tamed fire, made pressure flake tools, and eventually smartphones.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fischer - Duke Is 'Inviting The Demons Of The Abyss' Onto Campus By Allowing Muslim Prayer

Bryan Fischer says that Duke University is inviting demons onto campus by allowing Muslims to use the campus bell tower to issue the call to prayer.



Video by Focal Point at AFA Channel, January 2015

Scientific Facts in the Bible

In this video Hemant Mehta mentions all the Scientific Facts in the Bible



January 2015

Fischer Can't Believe Muslim Congressman Is Allowed To Serve On Intelligence Committee

The Christian Bryan Fischer and Sandy Rios share their disbelief that Rep. Andre Carson, a Muslim, is being allowed to serve on the House Intelligence Committee.



Video from Focal Point at AFA Channel, January 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Quran - The Book Of Peace?

In Depth with Steven Pinker

Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker talked about his life and career. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.  Videos were shown of Steven Pinker in his house in Boston, talking about his writing habits and showing the books in his library. Many photographs he had taken were also shown.



Steven Pinker currently teaches at Harvard University where he holds the positions of Harvard College Professor and the Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology. Until 2003, he taught in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Steven Pinker conducts research on language and cognition, writes for publications such as the New York Times, Time, and Slate, and is the author of seven books, including The Language Instinct (1994), How the Mind Works (1997), Words and Rules (1999), The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (2002), and his latest, The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature (2007).

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Islam, the Quran and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar: Crash Course World History

In which John Green teaches you the history of Islam, including the revelation of the Qu'ran to Muhammad, the five pillars of Islam, how the Islamic empire got its start, the Rightly Guided Caliphs, and more. Learn about hadiths, Abu Bakr, and whether the Umma has anything to do with Uma Thurman (spoiler alert: it doesn't). Also, learn a little about the split between Sunni and Shia Muslims, and how to tell if this year's Ramadan is going to be difficult for your Muslim friends. Let's try to keep the flame wars out of this reasoned discussion.



Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar: Crash Course World History #13

Debate - Phil Zuckerman vs David Marshall - Secular

October 12 2013. Adventure Christian Church



#132 Debate - Phil Zuckerman vs David Marshall - Secular Humanism vs Christianity - 2013

'The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven' Author Admits He Lied

"A bestselling Christian book that claims to detail a boy's trip to heaven and his return to Earth is being pulled from stores after one of its co-authors admitted he made the whole thing up.

The 2010 memoir, "The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven," was written by Alex Malarkey and his father, Kevin Malarkey, a Christian therapist in Ohio.

In 2004, when Alex was 6, the two were badly injured in an automobile accident. Alex Malarkey ended up in a coma for two months, and the book claims to tell the story of his trips to heaven during that time.

Malarkey described a heaven with a "hole in outer heaven" that goes to hell. Alex Malarkey detailed his conversations with Jesus Christ and meetings with the devil, who at one point blamed him for the accident."



Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur), Ana Kasparian (http://www.twitter.com/anakasparian), Jimmy Dore (http://www.twitter.com/jimmy_dore) and special guest Maz Jobrani (http://www.twitter.com/MazJobrani) discuss on The Young Turks. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Bill Moyers | 2014

Interview with one on of the greatest living human beings: Neil DeGrasse Tyson




Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Bill Moyers | 2014 (Full Interview)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Perkins Ties Gay Rights Backers To Charlie Hebdo

Tony Perkins equates the firing of an Atlanta fire chief for distributing to employees his anti-gay book to the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Fischer: 'It Is Impossible To Blaspheme Muhammad' Because Allah Is A Demon God

Bryan Fischer says that it is technically impossible to commit blasphemy against Muhammad because Allah is a false demon God.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson Q&A - U.S. Embassy Barbados

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown presented Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson for a free public lecture on November 20, 2014 in Barbados. Here is the Q&A session following the presentation.



Neil deGrasse Tyson Q&A - U.S. Embassy Barbados November 2014

Should humanists have equal rights to religions?

The moral, ethical and religious discussion series presented by Nicky Campbell returns for an eighth series, with this first edition coming live from London.

Taiwo Adewuvi (Discuss Jesus): "They are entirely demonic." "Humanism is the cancer of Thanksgiving."



Among those taking part in the debates are: Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, chaplain to the speaker of the House of Commons; Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain from Maidenhead Synagogue; Julian Huppert MP; Raza Nadim from MPAC UK; Dan Hodges, Daily Telegraph columnist; Douglas Murray from The Spectator; Pavan Dhaliwal from the British Humanist Association; the feminist writer Kate Smurthwaite; Richard Garside, director, Centre for Crime & Justice Studies; Roz Hardie, CEO of Object; and Taiwo Ade, founder of Discuss Jesus.

BBC One 11 January 2015

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

WHY IS SO MUCH WRITING SO BAD, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do people write badly on purpose, to obfuscate and impress? Have dictionaries abandoned their responsibility to safeguard correct usage?

Do kids today even care about good writing?



Steven Pinker starts: 16:55

In his latest book the Harvard linguist, cognitive scientist, bestselling author (The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, and The Better Angels of Our Nature) and chair of the Usage Panel of The American Heritage Dictionary, Dr. Steven Pinker, answers these questions and more. Pinker applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose. Filled with examples of great and gruesome modern prose, The Sense of Style shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right, that is also informed by science.

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Does freedom of speech give the right to offend?

The moral, ethical and religious discussion series presented by Nicky Campbell returns for an eighth series, with this first edition coming live from London.



Among those taking part in the debates are: Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, chaplain to the speaker of the House of Commons; Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain from Maidenhead Synagogue; Julian Huppert MP; Raza Nadim from MPAC UK; Dan Hodges, Daily Telegraph columnist; Douglas Murray from The Spectator; Pavan Dhaliwal from the British Humanist Association; the feminist writer Kate Smurthwaite; Richard Garside, director, Centre for Crime & Justice Studies; Roz Hardie, CEO of Object; and Taiwo Ade, founder of Discuss Jesus.



BBC One 11 January 2015

Does freedom of speech give the right to offend? #JeSuisCharlie

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mississippi Bill Makes The Bible 'State Book'

A bipartisan trio of lawmakers in Mississippi has introduced separate bills calling for the Bible to be named the “state book”.

Bill Maher on Terrorism and the Charlie Hebdo Attack

Bill Maher shares his thoughts on the terrorist attack in France.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoons with English translation

The latest controversy affecting the Islamic world, the French journal "Charlie Hebdo" published cartoons of Mohammed the Prophet of Islam. Here is a collection of said cartoons with English translations of the captions.

Mocking Islam Shouldn't Be a Death Sentence

Can Atheism Explain the Universe?



Can Atheism Explain the Universe? The Best Bits of Hitchens v Turek

"Star Wars is Satanic!" - Holistic Christian - Killer Cop Goes Free!

This is the Drunken Peasants podcast with Ben & TJ featuring Scotty. Bringing you the latest in news, entertainment, politics from an altered perspective.



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Bill Donohue: MUSLIMS ARE RIGHT TO BE ANGRY

"Killing in response to insult, no matter how gross, must be unequivocally condemned. That is why what happened in Paris cannot be tolerated. But neither should we tolerate the kind of intolerance that provoked this violent reaction.

Those who work at this newspaper have a long and disgusting record of going way beyond the mere lampooning of public figures, and this is especially true of their depictions of religious figures. For example, they have shown nuns masturbating and popes wearing condoms. They have also shown Muhammad in pornographic poses.

While some Muslims today object to any depiction of the Prophet, others do not. Moreover, visual representations of him are not proscribed by the Koran. What unites Muslims in their anger against Charlie Hebdo is the vulgar manner in which Muhammad has been portrayed. What they object to is being intentionally insulted over the course of many years. On this aspect, I am in total agreement with them.

Stephane Charbonnier, the paper’s publisher, was killed today in the slaughter. It is too bad that he didn’t understand the role he played in his tragic death. In 2012, when asked why he insults Muslims, he said, “Muhammad isn’t sacred to me.” Had he not been so narcissistic, he may still be alive. Muhammad isn’t sacred to me, either, but it would never occur to me to deliberately insult Muslims by trashing him.

Anti-Catholic artists in this country have provoked me to hold many demonstrations, but never have I counseled violence. This, however, does not empty the issue. Madison was right when he said, “Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty as well as the abuses of power.”"



Fox news, 1-7-2015,

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pastor Punches a Boy for not Taking God Seriously Then Brags About It

"In a newly discovered video, Pastor Eric Dammann admit to punching a child right in the chest because he didn’t take God seriously. And he considers that an ultimately good thing.

As he recounts the story, there was a 'real smart-aleck' at some youth group he was at, a 'bright kid' who was 'just trying to push my buttons and was “not taking the Lord serious.'”



Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) and Ana Kasparian (http://www.twitter.com/AnaKasparian) discuss.

Video by The Young Turks, January 2015

Radical Islamists In White House, Muslims Refuse To Condemn Terrorism

Erick Stakelbeck and Pat Robertson suggest Muslims refuse to condemn terrorist attacks and radical Islamists run the White House.



Video from 700 Club: Radical Islamists In White House, Muslims Refuse To Condemn Terrorism

The Truthiness of the Holy Spirit

Debate Topic: Which Better Explains Reality? Atheism or Theism?

Silverman asks Turek, "Why Did God Setup Adam With the Tree of Knowledge?" Turek avoids that question. Basically, God being all-knowing knew ahead of time that despite the warnings he would give to Adam & Eve, they are still going to eat the apple. What was the purpose of creating this tree of knowledge? Who was it meant for to be eaten by? At the time, Adam & Eve were the only 2 people in the garden.

Obviously this tree of knowledge was specifically created to be eaten by Adam & Eve. They did exactly what god wanted them to do, It was God's choice to create and place the tree where he knew the outcome he desired would take place. This has nothing to do with "Free Will" of Adam & Eve because the choice and outcome were all determined by The Christian God.



Debate Topic: Which Better Explains Reality? Atheism or Theism?

Frank Turek gets schooled while losing debate to David Silverman

David Silverman Debate Mormons on Religion, Morality and Science atheist

David Silverman is the current president of the American Atheists, a non-profit organization that supports the rights of atheists and the removal of expressions of religion in public when possibly interpretable as governmental endorsement, in accordance with the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.



David Silverman began publicly challenging religion in high school and often states in interviews that he became an atheist at the age of six.Although he was never in the closet about his disbelief, he was forced to do his Bar mitzvah. He calls this the turning point in his life where he decided never to lie about his atheism again because he had gotten up on stage and told all the people he knew that he believed in God. Seventeen years later his father admitted to him that he also was an atheist. He received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Brandeis University and a Marketing MBA from Penn State University. Silverman is an inventor with seventy four patents, and has authored several articles, including a cover story for Inventors Digest.

David Silverman has worked with the American Atheists organization since 1996, and has held a variety of roles, including: New Jersey State Director, Communications Director, and Vice President. He was elected president of American Atheists on September 16, 2010, following Ed Buckner.

David Silverman also cohosts the Atheist Viewpoint television program, writes for the NoGodBlog, attends protests, debates and conferences for atheism and freethought, across the country.

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David Silverman Debate Mormons on Religion Morality and Science atheist

Monday, January 12, 2015

Horus Gilgamesh, Author of Awkward Moments Children's Bible - Friendly Atheist Podcast

Horus Gilgamesh is a pen name for the author of The Awkward Moments Children’s Bible. Which is really not for children. It features beautiful illustrations of the most disturbing biblical passages you’re ever read. Volume 2 came out recently and I suspect we’ll be seeing more volumes in the future because, well, there’s so much source material.



Horus Gilgamesh, Author of Awkward Moments Children's Bible - Friendly Atheist Podcast EP 32
December 2014

Papua New Guinea Women Fleeing Sorcery Accusations

"A number of women in Papua New Guinea have been forced to flee their homes amid accusations they practice witchcraft, becoming the latest victims of a growing phenomenon of sorcery-related violence, officials have said.

Ruth Kissam, a youth coordinator with the Western Highlands Provincial Government told Radio Australia that four women in Enga province in Papua New Guinea's northern highlands "have fled their villages," and said "they are refugees in their own land."

Earlier reports said the four women, along with 13 children, were in danger of being killed. The women had purportedly been fingered by a "witch-hunter" who sought to blame them for a measles outbreak that had killed several locals.”



Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) and Ana Kasparian (http://www.twitter.com/AnaKasparian) break it down on The Young Turks.

Real Time with Bill Maher: Je Suis Charlie -­ January 9, 2015

Bill Maher and panelists Salman Rushdie, Carly Fiorina and Paul Begala discuss the recent terror attacks in France.




Real Time with Bill Maher: Je Suis Charlie -­ January 9, 2015 (HBO)
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What is the Evidence for Evolution?

Biologists teach that all living things on Earth are related. Is there any solid evidence to back this claim? Join us as we explore the facts! We start with a close look at the origin of whales from land mammals, and then touch on the origins of several other critters, including our own species.



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Corrections:

Dolphin embryos shown in this animation come from spotted dolphins.

Photo of bowhead whale pelvis comes from the Department of Wildlife Management, Barrow, Alaska

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If you want to learn more about whale fossils and evolution, we have articles for you to enjoy on our website!
http://statedclearly.com/articles/category/evolution

To learn more about whale embryos, check out the work of Dr. Hans Thewissen here: http://web.neomed.edu/web/anatomy/DLDD/index.html

For an in-depth view of whale evolution, read Dr. Hans Thewissen's new book "The Walking Whales" http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520277069

Ken Ham: 'Intolerant' Liberals Won't Fund Noah's Ark Park

In this video, Ken Ham of Answers In Genesis admits that he is building a Noah's Ark theme park as an "evangelist outreach," but says he's a victim of religious intolerance because Kentucky won't give it taxpayer funding.



Video from AFA Channel, January 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fred Clark (Slacktivist) Progressive Christian Blogger - Friendly Atheist Podcast

Fred Clark is a progressive evangelical Christian blogger better known as Slacktivist. He’s one of those Christians who defies all the stereotypes atheists tend to have of Christians. He’s for gay marriage, critical of church leaders, and constantly frustrated with what his “tribe” does in the name of Jesus.

We spoke with Fred about why he's still working on the longest-running book review ever, what will happen to the Christian church after gay marriage becomes legal everywhere, and how Christians can change church culture from the inside.

Full disclosure: Fred writes for Patheos, the same network on which you can find the Friendly Atheist blog.



Fred Clark (Slacktivist), Progressive Christian Blogger - Friendly Atheist Podcast EP 33
December 2014

Megyn Kelly Schools Bill Donohue On Free Speech

Fox News host Megyn Kelly called Catholic League president Bill Donohue out on Thursday over his remarks concerning the mass shooting attack against the satirists at Charlie Hebdo...



Clip from the Friday, January 9th 2015 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday - friday 4-6 pm Eastern.

Fischer Suggests Charlie Hebdo Attack Was God's Punishment For Magazine's Blasphemy

Bryan Fischer speculates that the attack on Charlie Hebdo was God's punishment for the magazine's blasphemy.



Video by Focal Point on AFA Channel, January 2015

What Does It Take To Believe In Jesus Christ?

Megyn Kelly SPANKS Bill Donohue, The Catholic League



The Kelly File, Megyn Kelly, Fox news, 1-8-2015,
Bill Donohue, President, The Catholic League

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Who has damaged Muhammad more?



Animation: Who has damaged Muhammad more?

Cure For Cancer Found! In The Bible?

“Mike Huckabee is widely known as an amiable fellow. Whatever you might think of his politics, he seems like a nice guy. But Mike Huckabee is a con artist. Literally.

Like many conservative pundits, Huckabee maintains an email list that he uses to generate income. The way it works is that because of his public profile, lots of people will sign up for his list, and then he can sell those names and addresses to people who want to sell things to those people. Maybe it's a book from a conservative publisher, say, or a pitch to donate to a conservative cause. But in many cases, it's just a con. "



Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?! & Turner Classic Movies; http://www.twitter.com/BenMank77), Dave Rubin (The Rubin Report; http://wwww.twitter.com/RubinReport), and John Iadarola (TYT University; http://www.twitter.com/jiadarola) discuss.

The Young Turks, 2015

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: This Is Embedded In Islam!



AC360, Anderson Cooper, CNN, 1-7-2015,
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Maajid Nawaz

Skeptic's Review - The Bible: Acts: Chapters 1-3

The Apostle Paul narrates the first three chapters of the Book of Acts!

"You're Not Atheist Enough"- Jake Reads #4

Jake found some of your comments, and he reads them... this segment is pretty straightforward.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Bill Nye Talks Dogs and Explores the Lessons of Canine Evolution

Bill Nye the Science Guy returns to Big Think to discuss evolution, this time from a canine point of view. Nye explains how dogs evolved out of an early human-wolf interaction which today benefits both species. He also draws a comparison between dog breeds and the social construct of race, claiming that both are man-made myths not steeped in science. Bill's latest book is "Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation."

The Undeniable Ironic Truth Of Fundamentalism Is Clearer Than Ever

"As the slaughter at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris reminds us, the phrase “religious extremism” is useless in that it is almost entirely devoid of content. It matters — and it matters a great deal — which religion is under consideration. The world does not have much of a problem with Quaker extremism, Mormon extremism, African Methodist Episcopal extremist, Reform Jewish extremism, Zen Buddhist extremism, Southern Baptist extremism, etc. We’ve seen, over the past few decades, scattered paroxysms of Hindu extremism and Sikh extremism (India), Buddhist violence (Burma), quasi-Christian cult violence (Uganda, Sudan), etc., but the big show in terms of violent extremism is the never-ending circus of jihad.



Juan Cole, in a particularly dopey moment, compared Sarah Palin, of all people, to the sort of people who just carried out a mass murder in Paris. “The values of [John McCain’s] handpicked running mate, Sarah Palin, more resemble those of Muslim fundamentalists than they do those of the Founding Fathers,” he wrote. “What’s the difference between Palin and a Muslim fundamentalist? Lipstick.”

Lipstick and 3,000 corpses in lower Manhattan, hundreds of thousands more around the world, and a dozen new ones in a Paris magazine office."

* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
January 2014

Charlie Hebdo Shooting & The Religion Of Peace

Charlie Hebdo & The Religion Of Peace #JeSuis Charlie #IAmCharlie Making fun of religion shouldn't be a death sentence... and those who do not firmly stand against these acts of terrorism are absolutely NOT peaceful people.



Both Salon and The Blaze would rather attack Richard Dawkins than discuss Islam

The Blame for the Charlie Hebdo Murders


Charlie Hebdo Shooting & The Religion Of Peace #JeSuisCharlie #IAmCharlie

Thursday, January 8, 2015

12 Killed In Barbaric Attack On French Satire Magazine

“Before Wednesday, most Americans had never encountered the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. But they know now that the magazine was fearless in the face of threats. Fearless to the death.

Masked gunmen stormed into the magazine’s Paris headquarters near the Bastille monument and shot a dozen staffers, including the magazine’s editor. The gunmen — allegedly shouting “Allahu akbar!” (God is great) — also killed two police officers before escaping by car. It was Europe’s worst terror attack since the London bombings of July 7, 2005 — the notorious “7/7” explosions aboard three Underground trains and a double-decker bus that left 52 civilians and four suicide bombers dead.



Wednesday’s assault had a more intimate feel: Those of us in journalism know newsrooms, so it’s easy to imagine the setting, with a staff meeting in progress. There would have been discussions of what to publish, some debate perhaps, a few jokes. And underpinning the work a dedication to the magazine’s mission: challenging authority, convention, taste."

* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
January 2014

12 Killed In Barbaric Attack On French Satire Magazine [Graphic Video]

A Song For Atheists: If There Was No God!

If there was no god, what's the point of doing good? What purpose would the universe have? Mass genocide and wars would ensue.



Jaclyn Glenn, 2014

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"SINGING TO ATHEISTS in the Love of God." http://youtu.be/7wc5h7XQXoA

Samson and Delilah (Samson Trilogy End)

The epic conclusion of Samson's story. There's just so much wrong with this tale.

You Worship That? (Atheist Experience)

You Worship That?. Don explains that the Christian god is not worthy of being worshiped.



The Atheist Experience #899 for January 4, 2015, with Matt Dillahunty and Don Baker.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

This AMAZING Fact Proves Why American Democracy Is Totally Broken

"The incoming Senate is comprised mostly of Republicans -- 54 to the Democrats' 44 (plus two independents, who hang out/vote with Democrats). But those Democrats actually received 20 million more cumulative votes than did the Republicans, as Vox pointed out (to much Internet traffic, no doubt) over the weekend. What gives?

As is the way with online writing, we were beaten to a more-thorough analysis by Real Clear Politics' Sean Trende, who outlines very neatly the ways in which the apparent contrast between popular support and Senate power isn't actually a big deal. (Certainly not suggestive, as Vox's Dylan Matthews offered, of the need to abolish the Senate.) But it's still worth another look at the numbers.



Here's one way of looking at them: Democratic senators got 20 million more votes than the Republicans. (Vox conflates those independent senators with the Democrats, which is a bit of a cheat but doesn't really matter since those senators are in the tiny states of Maine and Vermont.)"

* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
January 2015

Selena Gomez Shows Off Her Ankles In Abu Dhabi, Religious Leader Flips Out

"Round-faced mezzo soprano Selena Gomez has been living it up Sex and the City 2-style in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for the last week, ringing in the new year with Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and other lesser-known individuals. Unfortunately, Selena wasn't able to keep her ankles to herself for one damn day.

Leaders at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi tell TMZ that they are disappointed in Selena for posting photos of herself straight-up flaunting her delicate tibias and fibulas after a visit to the holy space. Can you find Selena Gomez in this shot? Because she is the only individual displaying her ankle skin for god and everyone else.”



Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) and Ana Kasparian (http://www.twitter.com/AnaKasparian) of The Young Turks discuss.

The Young Turks, 2015

Attack on Charlie Hebdo

1 people, two of them policemen, have been killed and several wounded in the shooting massacre at Paris headquarters of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Five of the wounded are in critical condition.

Shooting at French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, 12 dead


Charlie Hebdo: Gun attack on French magazine kills 12 BBC

#JeSuisCharlie



Charlie Hebdo on Twitter



Charlie Hebdo website

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Behead those who insult islam

Jesus and Mo - cartoon with Jesus and Mohammed

The "Danger" of Atheism

The Gayest Chick Tract Ever: Birds and the Bees

Hugo and Jake don their best stereotypical gay voices and try to make Jack Chick's homophobia funny. It works. Seriously, I've seen this episode, and they did fabulously.



Birds and the Bees

Stan Solomon: 'Next Time There's A Die-In, Make Sure They're Dead'

In this video, Stan Solomon suggests to Larry Pratt that police kill protesters against police violence.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Shortest Scientist vs Creationist debate ever

A geologist and an Irish creationist debate atop of the Grand Canyon.



From the program Conspiracy Road Trip: Creationism by BBC

Satan Reviews The Red Tent Miniseries Part 2

SPOILER ALERT!! You should know by now that Satan spoils movies. If you don't want this movie spoiled, then click somewhere else.



View part 1. Satan Reviews The Red Tent Miniseries Part 1

Students Targeted With Propagandist’s Absurd Film

“An effort to require students in Florida public schools to watch a controversial documentary by conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza gained ground this week with the support of a state House member.

Rep. Neil Combee, a Lakeland Republican, filed a bill seeking to mandate that all eighth- and 11th-grade students view the film America: Imagine the World Without Her. His legislation is identical to a measure filed by Sen. Alan Hays in November.



Hays, a Umatilla Republican, received heavy criticism that he was foisting propaganda on children when he announced his plan. But legislation in just one chamber doesn't go far."

The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
January 2015

QI XL Season L - Episode 08: Lovely

Episode 8 of L Series of QI with:
Alan Davies, Aisling Bea , Tony Hawks and Josh Widdicombe



Hosted by Stephen Fry

QI - David Mitchell's Angry Logic

A compilation of David Mitchell's best moments on QI.



00:00 - Feeding Humans Bread And Milk
00:53 - You Should Never Clean A Teapot
01:51 - Poor Customer Service
02:38 - How To Save A Dying Bee
03:37 - Vertical or Horizontal Stripes?
05:32 - Fish Eyes
06:10 - Sign-Writers' Conspiracy
07:11 - The WW1 Klaxons
08:27 - The Technique Of The Bully

Video by BBC

Monday, January 5, 2015

Das Leben des Brian

Das Leben des Brian



Vereinigtes Königreich 1979
Mit John Cleese, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, George Harrison, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, John Young u.a.

Monty Python Klassiker!

“My Husband’s Not Gay”… Or Is He?

“In January, TLC will air a special titled My Husband’s Not Gay featuring three married Mormon couples in which the husband is, in fact, gay — as well as one single man who identifies as homosexual, but is actively seeking a wife.



In the preview of the first episode, one of the couples’ husbands says that 'no marriage is perfect, and ours isn’t either — but we believe with our faith in God, we can overcome anything.’ Another says that he’s 'attracted to [his] wife for sure, but definitely attracted to men too.'” *

Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) and Ana Kasparian (http://www.twitter.com/AnaKasparian) of The Young Turks discuss.
January 2015

Christians gets smashed into tiny, idiotic shards by English Atheists

BIBLEMAN!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Satan Reviews The Red Tent Miniseries Part 1

SPOILER ALERT!! You should know by now that Satan spoils movies. If you don't want this movie spoiled, then click somewhere else.

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Big Bang and Heavy Elements

A fan asks why wasn’t there enough pressure to create elements heavier than hydrogen and helium in whatever started the Big Bang? As Neil deGrasse Tyson explains to comic co-host Chuck Nice, the answer lies in the rapid expansion and temperature of the early universe. Neil talks about how stars create heavier elements, and why we have such high confidence in our understanding of conditions after the Big Bang.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Joe Rogan Experience #543 - Sam Harris

Sam Harris is a neuroscientist and author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape. His latest book "Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion" is available now.




TTA Podcast 199: 2014 - The Year in Review

It's our annual wrap-up of the best (and worst) of 2014. What are the things that made the headlines? Scientific breakthroughs? Best films? The most iconic figures? The biggest successes and failures of the year?

In 2014 The Right Fell Deeply In Love With Vladmir Putin

"A year ago, Russia's economy was riding high. Today, the country is widely thought to be entering a recession, if it's not already there.

The plunge in oil prices has been the main culprit, but Russia's economy has had trouble regaining its footing because of sanctions imposed by the West after the annexation of Crimea. President Obama and other Western leaders were quick to condemn Russia when it annexed the Crimean Peninsula last March, and they struggled to find a way to show their outrage.



"Obviously a military response to Ukraine was not on the table, and some response was necessary," says William Pomeranz of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

The response was a series of limited economic sanctions on companies and individuals close to President Vladimir Putin. These sanctions were derided as ineffectual, but European countries that depend on Russia for oil and gas were reluctant to go further. Then in July came a tragedy that would force the West's hand."

* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola (TYT University) and Ben Mankiewicz break it down.

December 2014

Top 10 (Failed) Proofs the Bible is True: "First Proof: The Manuscript Evidence"

Episode 2 of a massive, multi-part series examining Bob Dutko's, Christian radio talkshow host and apologist, "Top 10 Proofs the Bible is True." In this episode, we examine Bob's first proof, "the manuscript evidence."

Joe Rogan Experience #463 - Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux is best known for his documentaries in the television series "Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends" and "When Louis Met...", as well as his Louis Theroux's BBC Two specials.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

8 Out Of 10 Cats - Christmas Special

In this festive edition, the teams discuss and dissect the seasonal topical events. With guests Jonathan Ross, Freddie Flintoff, Ricky Wilson and Roisin Conaty. There's also an appearance from X Factor's Stevi Ritchie.



8 Out Of 10 Cats Series 18 - Christmas Special
Channel 4, December 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson Angers Christians with Christmas Tweets

"Neil deGrasse Tyson undoubtedly hopes you and your family are having a wonderful holiday season. Nevertheless, a series of tweets sent by the astrophysicist on Christmas have incensed some, as he provocatively questioned both the significance of the holiday -- and the reason we celebrate it.

The messages drew a strong response across the Internet, with incensed commenters referring to the physicist as "a bigoted hack" and a "satanic shrill," among other names.

On Friday, apparently in response to the strong reactions his statements drew a day earlier, Tyson again took to Twitter, this time to ponder, "Imagine a world in which we are all enlightened by objective truths rather than offended by them.""



Ana Kasparian (http://www.twitter.com/AnaKasparian) and Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) break it down on The Young Turks.

Top 10 (Failed) Proofs the Bible is True: Introduction

The first in a massive, multi-episode series examining Bob Dutko's, Christian radio talkshow host and apologist, so-called "Top 10 Proofs the Bible is True." Is it?



In this episode, the series is introduced with a brief explanation of who Bob is as well as the format the series will be taking in the future.

Atheist Debates - Debate review: Sye Ten Bruggencate, Part 4, Final thoughts

In May of 2014, I debated Sye Ten Bruggencate on the topic: "Is it reasonable to believe that a god exists?"



This video is part of a series that provides additional commentary, corrections and clarifications of the topic discussed. Over the course of this series, we'll look at mistakes that were made by all parties in the hope that others can avoid those mistakes.

The review will cover the actual arguments, debate tactics and more.

If you enjoy this series, which will continue to be released freely to the public, you can become a sponsoring patron by visiting patreon.com/AtheistDebates.

This is Part 4 which concludes the cross-examination...and is the final video in this debate series.

Skeptic's Review-The Bible: Acts: Chapters 1-3

The Apostle Paul narrates the first three chapters of the Book of Acts!

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