Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

John Oliver: Transgender Rights

This week’s gay rights victory was historic, but the transgender community still faces staggering challenges. John Oliver focuses on the “T” in “LGBT."



With: Mike Huckabee

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Transgender Rights (HBO)
2015

David Benham 'Persecution Is Coming!'

In this video, the Benham brothers warn that American Christians will soon face persecution like first century Christians under Nero.



David Benham: 'Persecution Is Coming!'

Washed Up Comedian Jackie Mason Needs To STFU

"Comedian Jackie Mason has waded into the debate about comedians and political correctness, saying that free speech these days is only for minorities, not white people.

And especially white people who have certain beliefs about social issues.

The Hollywood Reporter exclusively obtained selections from Mason’s interview with radio host Aaron Klein, set to air Sunday, in which Mason agrees with Jerry Seinfeld about the “creepy” PC culture. He lamented how “before, you couldn’t pick on homosexuals because it was bad taste… now it’s exactly the opposite, homosexuals can attack you and abuse you.”

It’s the same deal with black people, Mason said, because “a black person can call you anything he wants” but not the other way around."

Read more here: Jackie Mason: Free Speech Is Now Only for Minorities, White People ‘Can’t Say a Word’

Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur), host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Atheists Watch "Bible Man"

This week Hugo & Jake check out Willy Aames's bottoming out.

Joyner: Gay Marriage May Lead To Civil War

Rick Joyner warns of a Civil War over gay marriage.

Emotional Manipulation

The Atheist Experience #923 for June 21, 2015, with Tracie Harris and Don Baker. Emotional Manipulation. Don and Tracie talk abou the use of emotional manipulation in the marketing of religion and controlling believers.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Joyner: God Judging Us For Gay Marriage

Rick Joyner says America is already experiencing God's judgment for gay marriage.

What Really Happens In The Church of Scientology

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



Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks discuss.

AJ+ Scientology: My First Audit

E.W Jackson Says Charleston Church Shooter Was A Left Wing Socialist

Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this video, E.W. Jackson asserts that Dylann Root's embrace of Nazi imagery shows that he was a left-wing socialist.

Bibleman - A Light in the Darkness Live



This Live Show was done in 2004 starring Robert T. Schlipp

Flip Benham: School Prayer Replaced With 'Condoms, Drugs & Violence'

Flip Benham warns that God has punished us for taking prayer out of schools.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Supreme court: Gay couples have right to marry

Sincerest congratulations to all my fellow Americans who, for far too long, have been denied the basic human right to marry the person they love. ~ Crucie

MARRIAGE EQUALITY - The USA Enters the 21st Century!



NBC News, June 26, 2015 - A great day for America!

Right-wing Terrorists Kill More Americans Than Islamic Extremists

When we have certain kinds of attacks in this country, there is terrorism world-wide, it’s a global conspiracy and they are coming to get us. But when we have other kinds of terrorism in this country . . . don’t talk about it.

Cenk Uygur (The Young Turks) breaks it down. Should our government pay more attention to domestic terrorism?



Read more here: The Growing Right-Wing Terror Threat

This month, the headlines were about a Muslim man in Boston who was accused of threatening police officers with a knife. Last month, two Muslims attacked an anti-Islamic conference in Garland, Tex. The month before, a Muslim man was charged with plotting to drive a truck bomb onto a military installation in Kansas. If you keep up with the news, you know that a small but steady stream of American Muslims, radicalized by overseas extremists, are engaging in violence here in the United States.

But headlines can mislead. The main terrorist threat in the United States is not from violent Muslim extremists, but from right-wing extremists. Just ask the police.

In a survey we conducted with the Police Executive Research Forum last year of 382 law enforcement agencies, 74 percent reported anti-government extremism as one of the top three terrorist threats in their jurisdiction; 39 percent listed extremism connected with Al Qaeda or like-minded terrorist organizations. And only 3 percent identified the threat from Muslim extremists as severe, compared with 7 percent for anti-government and other forms of extremism.

Scientology: My First Audit

Scientology: My First Audit



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

Christians gets smashed into tiny, idiotic shards by English Atheists



BIBLEMAN!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

California Drought is God’s Punishment for Abortion Laws

"According to RH Reality Check, California Assemblywoman Shannon Grove characterized California’s historic drought as god’s punishment for the land’s abortion laws. This marks a departure from Genesis 5:32-10:1, in which god punished humanity by flooding the damn place.*

'Texas was in a long period of drought until Governor Perry signed the fetal pain bill,' she told the California ProLife Legislative Banquet last week. 'It rained that night. Now God has His hold on California.'



As RH Reality Check pointed out, this is doubly odd as Grove is on CA’s Agricultural Committee.

Neither was Grove above a good Nazi reference. Criticizing a recent California bill that would require crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion, she said, 'The last time the government made people carry a government message, it was World War II and they made people wear Jewish stars.'” *

Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) and Ana Kasparian (http://www.twitter.com/AnaKasparian) discuss on The Young Turks. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

Bill O’Reilly Throws Temper Tantrum Over Negative Killing Jesus Reviews

An adaption of Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Jesus” brought in record numbers of viewership on National Geographic; however, it was met with some rather harsh reviews. O’Reilly of course had to review the reviewers on his own show. John Iadarola and Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks discuss. Is Christian tradition under attack? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.



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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tribute to Anne Nicol Gaylor, FFRF Principal Founder

Edited clips from Freethought Radio, June 20, 2015. A tribute show to Anne Nicol Gaylor who died on June 14, 2015.



Anne Nicol Gaylor (November 25, 1926 - June 14, 2015)

Hosts: Dan Barker & Annie Laurie Gaylor - FFRF co-presidents.

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Matt Dillahunty Debate Father Hans Jacobse Religion vs Science debate

Matt Dillahunty vs Father Hans Jacobse Debate Morality: Science vs Religion

Matt Dillahunty, president of the Atheist Community of Austin and host of The Atheist Experience, took part in a debate on the source of human morality. It took place at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and his opponent was Father Hans Jacobse, a priest who heads the American Orthodox Institute.

Part 1


Matt Dillahunty Debate is a public speaker, avid gamer, and internet personality, and was the president of the Atheist Community of Austin until May 2013. He hosts the Austin-based webcast and cable-access television show The Atheist Experience, and formerly hosted the live internet radio show Non-Prophets Radio. He is also the founder and contributor of the counter-apologetics encyclopedia Iron Chariots and its subsidiary sites.

Part 2


Matt Dillahunty was raised a Baptist and studied to become a Baptist minister. His studies led him to reject Christianity and eventually all religion. Matt hosts the Austin-based webcast and cable-access television show The Atheist Experience and the live internet radio show Non-Prophets Radio. He is also the founder of the counter-apologists encyclopedia Iron Chariots. He served as president of the Atheist Community of Austin until this May (2013).

Friday, June 19, 2015

Republicans Attack Pope Francis for Caring About Climate Change

"Fox News personality Greg Gutfeld accused Pope Francis of being “the most dangerous person on the planet” because he is seeking “strange new respect” from adversaries on climate change.

On Tuesday night’s episode of The Five, the panel discussed the pontiff’s leaked encyclical that warns of “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” unless drastic changes to lifestyle and energy consumption are made globally. Gutfeld accused the pope of having a “Marxist” background and Malthusian belief system.

“And that is what the Pope is doing. He doesn’t want to be your grandfather’s pope. He wants to be a modern pope. All he needs is dreadlocks and a dog with a bandanna and he could be on Occupy Wall Street,” Gutfeld ranted, in a video clip procured by Media Matters."



Read more here:
Fox host freaks out over ‘Marxist’ Pope Francis: He is ‘the most dangerous person on the planet’

Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

June 2015

Charleston Shooting Not Racially Motivated Conservatives Say

The shooting last night in Charleston, South Carolina at Emanuel AME Church, a historic black church in South Carolina, was done by a guy named Dylan Storm Roof. He appears to be some sort of ring-wing racist that targeted black people in this country



Cenk Uygur (The Young Turks) discusses the reaction to the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. Tell us what you think in the comments below.

A heartbroken nation’s tension turned to mourning Thursday afternoon as news broke that the suspected gunman in an attack on a Charleston, South Carolina, church had been arrested, and the identities of his nine victims were released.

Dylann Roof, 21, allegedly entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during a weekly Bible study meeting and opened fire around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Eight people were found shot to death at the scene, police said. Two others were transported to a hospital, where one later died.

Roof was captured Thursday morning in Shelby, North Carolina, according to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said Roof was arrested during a traffic stop.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Police Raid Marijuana Shop, Then Eat Merchandise [VIDEO]

Sky High Holistic is a marijuana dispensary in Orange County California. It was raided for allegedly not operating with the proper license. The owners are suing claiming the police only raided because they didn't pay the mayor of Santa Ana a bribe. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

"The mayor of Santa Ana is named in a lawsuit which alleges the city was clawing in money from bribes in return for guaranteeing a licence to distribute marijuana.



It comes nearly three weeks after the raid of pot shop Sky High Holistic was caught on surveillance video that appeared to show questionable behavior by 10 officers.

Santa Ana mayor Miguel Pulido was named in the suit along with city employee Yvette Aguilar and the city itself. It alleges the city solicited $25,000 payments and gifts from marijuana dispensaries which would guarantee businesses would be granted a license in a lottery system. It also claims police were used to shut down operations that did not pay up."

Read more here: Mayor of Santa Ana Named in Pot Shop Raid Lawsuit

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I'm an Atheist Against Gay Marriage- Jake Reads # Jackalope

Today Jake talks about kids cannibalizing people, Muslims, and of course, Kenneth!



Hugo's Twitter- @HugoReloaded

Jake's Twitter- @BibleReloaded

Idaho Wants The Bible Taught In Every Class

If Republicans in Idaho get their way then the bible could soon show up in public school class rooms. That’s not the worst part. I could show up in every public school classroom, regardless of subject.

John Iadarola (Think Tank) and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) break it down. Should we teach subjects like biology and psychology from the bible? Tell us what you think in the comments below.



Read more here: Idaho Republicans: Public schools should use the Bible as a science and law textbook

"Republicans in Idaho are pushing a bill to make the Bible a reference book in public school classes teaching science and law, Patheos reports.

Members of the state’s Republican party have published a set of proposed resolutions following a central committee meeting this past weekend among Idaho GOP higher-ups. The policy initiatives the state’s conservative leadership dreamed up include “A Resolution Supporting Bible Use in Idaho Public Schools.”

Republican party chairperson for Idaho County, Marge Arnzen, submitted legislative language to infuse the state’s curriculum with biblical teachings. The proposal, partially captured in screen shots below, begins with a nod to the Christian supreme being."

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

StarTalk - Season 1, Episode 9 - Charles Bolden/NASA

This week’s theme is NASA’s Vision on Space.

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden, administrator of NASA, examine NASA’s past, present and future. Astrophysicist Dr. Michael Shara and science educator Bill Nye share their thoughts on the space program.




StarTalk - Season 1, Episode 9 - Charles Bolden/NASA
2015

David Fitzgerald Reveals the Roots of Christian Mythology

WHO IS MYTHICIST MILWAUKEE? Mythicist Milwaukee is a group dedicated to studying the mythicist position - researching the parallels between ancient civilizations' beliefs and today's modern religious practices.

Our goal? To take some of the complicated research presented by the best in the business and distill it into easy-to-digest pieces of information that make you say, "Really? I didn't know that. I want to learn more."



We want to inspire you to question. To inspire you to dig deeper. To find the origins of the beliefs shared by many all over the world today.Be warned, if you find mythicism to be distasteful to your current mythological beliefs, than this video may not be for you. If you decide to watch it anyway, we are definitely open to constructive criticism and we hope you enjoy the show. Well what do I know, I'm just the video guy, here's the Webster full definition of MYTHICIST. 1 : a student or interpreter of myths. 2 : an adherent of the view that apparently supernatural persons or events have their origin in human imagination especially as revealed in myth. Your's very truly, Adam Montney

Is Religion Outdated in the 21st Century? with Lawrence Krauss

Lawrence Krauss Davos Debate - Is Religion Outdated in the 21st Century



Narkis Alon, Co-Founder, Ze-ze, Israel; Global Shaper
Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President, Conference of European Rabbis, Russian Federation
Christopher Jamison, Director, National Office for Vocation (UK), United Kingdom
Carol Keehan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Health Association, USA
Lawrence M. Krauss, Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, USA
Sulak Sivaraksa, Founder and Director, Sathirakoses-Nagapradeepa Foundation, Thailand
Moderated by:

Shoeb Kagda, Group Chief Editor, Jakarta Globe, Indonesia.

While religions are the oldest institutions in the world, they are the slowest to respond to modern issues such as drugs, homosexuality and changing family relationships. As we move into the second decade of the 21st century, it is important to re-examine the place religion holds in the world today.
science
Dimensions to be addressed:

Are we becoming a multi-faith society or one where many have no faith at all?
How are religious institutions helping instil tolerance and values in society?
How can we reconcile the trends in society’s evolution with religious beliefs?
How can we foster freedom of speech and at the same time religious freedom?



*PART 2* Atheist Lawrence Krauss Debate - Is Religion Outdated in the 21st Century? atheist debate

Mary Jo Sharp: Jesus and Pagan Mythology

From "To Everyone an Answer: 10th Annual EPS Apologetics Conference"



Biola University. 2013

Monday, June 15, 2015

Rick Santorum Spanked Hard By Fox News

"Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) attempted to argue Sunday that it's more appropriate for him to be weighing in on climate change than it is for Pope Francis, who is not only a religious leader but also a chemist.

In the coming weeks, the pope is expected to release a groundbreaking encyclical -- a papal letter sent to all the bishops of the Roman Catholic Church -- making the case that addressing climate change and its effects on the poor is a moral and religious imperative.

Rick Santorum, a potential GOP presidential candidate and a practicing Catholic, criticized the pope last week surrounding the news."



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Wallace to Santorum: If Pope Shouldn’t Talk Climate Change, Why Should You?



Chris Wallace to Rick Santorum: If The Pope Shouldn't Talk About Climate Change, Why Should You?

If Pope Shouldn’t Talk Climate Change, Why Should You?
Santorum: I’m More Qualified Than Pope Francis To Talk About Climate Change Because I’m A Politician
Rick Santorum Tries To Explain Why He Can Weigh In On Climate Change But Pope Shouldn't

Fox's Wallace challenges Santorum: If Pope Francis shouldn't talk science, why should you?
Fox News Host to Santorum: If Only Scientists Can Talk Climate Change, Shouldn’t You Shut Up?

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum told Pope Francis to “leave science to the scientists” last week, following comments from the pontiff (who has a chemistry degree) that humans were obligated to protect creation. This led Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace to wonder: if the Pope shouldn’t talk science, why should GOP candidates?

“If he’s not a scientist — and, in fact, he does have a degree in chemistry — neither are you,” Wallace said.

“We have to make public policy with regard to the environmental policy,” Santorum said. “Whether we like it or not, people in government have to make decisions with respect to our public policy that affect American workers.”

“I’m saying, what should the Pope use his moral authority for?” he asked. “There are more pressing problems confronting the earth than climate change.”

Santorum went on to say that the scientific consensus about climate change was an alarm for him. “Any time you hear a scientist say science is settled, that’s political science, not real science,” he said.

John Oliver: Torture (HBO)

The US Senate Torture Report revealed horrifying details of America's interrogation program. Helen Mirren will fill you in.

‘It’s Getting Harder to Tell the Difference Between Someone Running for President or Joining a Cult’

It’s only been 2015 for a few days but all the media can talk about is the 2016 presidential election, and that includes “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart. And while there are more interesting candidates considering running than merely another Clinton or Bush (ahem, Bernie Sanders), Stewart seems to favor Wall Street favorite Hillary Clinton. Or Sen. Dickpictweet. It’s hard to tell.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Skeptiko - Alex Tsakiris - Acharya S. Examines the Effects of Myth Making on Christianity

Interview with religion and mythology scholar Acharya S. (D.M. Murdock) examines the effects of early Christianity on other religions of the time.

Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Acharya S. author of, Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ. During the interview Acharya talks about the religion and myths:


Start: 5:10

Alex Tsakiris: One of the things that your work is really important in doing, and it's something we didn't talk enough about, is that it's a really thorough analysis of the power and practices of cultish behavior, of power formation, and power manipulation. I think unless we really come to grips with this we can't separate out what happened to these religions.
On one hand we have these traditions and these myths and those that made the myths, and on the other hand we have the same characters that we see on the landscape today that say, "Hey, wait a minute. Maybe I can make a buck off of this. Maybe I can control things. Maybe I can make my group superior and win out over the other groups. And maybe I can use these myths to do it."

Unless we thoroughly understand that stuff, and at the same time appreciate the possibility that there is some genuine non-biological-robot, spiritual experiences that may be happening; until all that's on the table, we can't really get our arms around it.

Acharya Sanning: What I'm just doing is writing a factual recitation of what has happened in these places. It's very empowering to know this stuff.

Also, when we were talking in the beginning about being in the middle between extremists on either side, this mythicism position that I am discussing which looks at supernatural beings in antiquity as mythical figures, not real people who landed on planet Earth and did a bunch of magic tricks. This is really a neutral position because you don't have to believe in it and you don't have to dismiss it. You don't have to be a theist or an Atheist. You can be either one to enjoy this information.

All I'm doing is collecting religious and mythological ideas from as far back as we can tell and putting them together and showing their influences on our thinking today. It doesn't require any kind of belief or any kind of joining or any kind of control...


Skeptiko - Alex Tsakiris - Acharya S. Examines the Effects of Myth Making on Christianity

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Michigan & N. Carolina Embrace Theocratic Laws!

"Bigoted Bills: Michigan & North Carolina Pass Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Measures"



The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 6-11-2015,

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Also watch: Franklin Graham Hates Little Deaf Girls

Solomon, Not as Cool as Scorpion Whips

This week Solomon dies and a Civil war brews. Also Hamlet.



Atheist Bible Study #79: Solomon, Not as Cool as Scorpion Whips

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2015

AN ACT OF GOD on Sports Teams & Brand Management

The Almighty speaks on brand management. And professional sporting events.

Richard Carrier – 'Did Jesus Even Exist?'



About Richard:

Richard Carrier has a Ph.D. in the history of philosophy from Columbia University, and is a published philosopher and historian, specializing in contemporary philosophy of naturalism, and in Greco-Roman philosophy, science, and religion, and the origins of Christianity. He blogs regularly, lectures for community groups worldwide, and teaches courses online. He is the author of many books including Sense and Goodness without God, On the Historicity of Jesus, and Proving History, as well as chapters in several anthologies and articles in academic journals.

For more about Dr. Carrier and his work see: www.richardcarrier.info

About Atheists United:

Our core mission involves promoting separation of government & religion, educating the public about our philosophy & practices and serving the public good in ways that are exemplary of our values. We have monthly meetings on the 4th Sunday of each month that include a variety of activities such as informative lectures, seasonal celebrations, secular movie screenings and more.

Tracie Harris - The Harmful Impact of Religious Family Values

Tracie Harris is going to speak about the "other side" of religious family values. The negative impact these ideologies may have when someone in the family expresses unbelief. Tracie Harris will also discuss how some religions use negative stereotypes of unbelievers to perpetuate pressure on atheists in religious homes.



Tracie Harris is a contributor on The Atheist Experience public access show in Austin, TX where she is well known for the "supernatural dice" segment. Tracie Harris is a publishing professional and creator of the Atheist Eve strip hosted on the Atheist Community of Austin web site. Tracie Harris received her BA in Liberal Studies from the University of Central Florida. Harris is a former Christian Fundamentalist (Church of Christ). Tracie Harris and Dillahunty were featured on the Religion section of The Huffington Post "facing down an aggressive Christian caller with a shocking view of children who have been the victims of rape”.

Please support the Patreon project to receive exclusive content and interviews not available on YouTube! www.patreon.com/acsj

Friday, June 12, 2015

AN ACT OF GOD on Celebrities

What does He really think about celebrities and other famous people? #AnActOfGod

Ambiguous Jesus Lives in Hawkins, TX

Billboard: Jesus welcoms you to Hawkins



Anti-religion group takes issue with Hawkins sign

KLTV News, Hawkins, Texas, 6-9-2015,

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Franklin Graham Hates Little Deaf Girls

Evangelical pastor Franklin Graham change bank because om a couple in an ad adopts a deaf girl.



The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 6-10-2015,

Steven Pinker - Atheist alliance National Convention

Dr. Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist and one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind, and human nature. Currently Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, Steven Pinker has also taught at Stanford and MIT. His research on visual cognition and the psychology of language has won prizes from the National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and the American Psychological Association.

Steven Pinker has also received seven honorary doctorates, several teaching awards at MIT and Harvard, and numerous prizes for his books The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, and The Blank Slate. Steven Pinker is Chair of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary, and often writes for The New York Times, Time, and The New Republic.



Steven Pinker has been named Humanist of the Year, Prospect magazine’s “The World’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals,” Foreign Policy’s “100 Global Thinkers,” and Time magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People in the World Today.”

Presentation of the Richard Dawkins Award. Steven Pinker - Atheist alliance National Convention

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Atheists A.C Grayling and David silverman debate Austin Pastors

Atheists A.C Grayling and David silverman debate Austin Pastors.

Several pastors from Austin and several notable Atheist leaders sat down to ask - and answer - some tough questions, and came away with a better understanding where each other comes from. This was not an attempt to pretend that we agree on everything - nor was it an attempt to "win over" the other in one night. That's what made this evening so special: both sides were seeking to clarify positions so that there can be an open line for conversation in the future ... so that co-workers and neighbors and family members who disagree don't have to avoid spiritual conversations. This, and more, was accomplished on this historic evening in Austin.



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. evolution debate.

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

Anthony Clifford "A. C." Grayling is a British philosopher. In 2011 he founded and became the first Master of New College of the Humanities, an independent undergraduate college in London.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Duggar Family Values (Atheist Experience)

Jenn talks about some of the hypocrisy in the Duggar family and conservative Christianity in general.



The Atheist Experience #921 for June 7, 2015, with Russell Glasser and Jen Peeples. Duggar Family Values.

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Police Kill Americans At Stunning Rates, Here Are The Numbers

"U.S. police have shot and killed 385 people during the first five months of this year, a rate of more than two a day, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

The death rate is more than twice that tallied by the federal government over the past decade, a count that officials concede is incomplete, the newspaper said.

The analysis is based on data the Post is compiling on every fatal shooting by police in 2015, as well as of every officer killed by gunfire in the line of duty.

"We are never going to reduce the number of police shootings if we don't begin to accurately track this information," said Jim Bueermann, president of the Police Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving law enforcement."



Read more from: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months: REPORT

Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur), host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

D.M. Murdock: Ancient Gods and Myths in the Bible

D.M. Murdock in radio interview about myths, ancient gods, Jesus, Moses and the bible.



Find out more about the work of Acharya S/DM Murdock at http://www.truthbeknown.com/ http://www.stellarhousepublishing.com/ http://freethoughtnation.com/ and http://astrotheology.net/

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WHO IS MYTHICIST MILWAUKEE?

Mythicist Milwaukee is a group dedicated to studying the mythicist position - researching the parallels between ancient civilizations' beliefs and today's modern religious practices.

Be warned, if you find mythicism to be distasteful to your current mythological beliefs, than this video may not be for you. If you decide to watch it anyway, we are definitely open to constructive criticism and we hope you enjoy the show. Well what do I know, I'm just the video guy, here's the Webster full definition of MYTHICIST. 1 : a student or interpreter of myths. 2 : an adherent of the view that apparently supernatural persons or events have their origin in human imagination especially as revealed in myth.

Your's very truly, Adam Montney

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Christianity Under Attack? 2015

In his editorial New Rule, Bill Maher rebuffs conservatives’ assertion that Christianity is “under attack” in America.



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Cop Returned To Streets After Killing Unarmed Man, Kills Again

"Before Officer Stephen Rankin fatally shot 18-year-old William Chapman, when an autopsy found the first unarmed man he killed was shot 11 times, residents of this city in southern Virginia voiced their dismay on the website of a local newspaper.

“Talk to the men and women in our armed forces who face people with weapons every day,” wrote one. “You don’t use deadly force against unarmed citizens – ever.”

One commenter, however, stood out for his combative endorsement of Rankin’s actions during the April 2011 encounter with Kirill Denyakin, a 26-year-old Kazakhstani cook."



Read more here: Stephen Rankin: the military-trained officer who killed two unarmed men

Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur), host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.


Weird Al Yankovic --- Trigger Happy

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. 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015

Millennial Bible – King James Franco Edition

A new Pew poll finds that the Christian population in America has dropped by 8% in just the past seven years, mainly because millennials are leaving the fold. Now Christians are scrambling to get young people back on board with a new translation of the Bible called the King James Franco Bible.



Real Time with Bill Maher: Millennial Bible – King James Franco Edition (HBO)
2015

Real Time: The Duggars

Bill Maher and panelists Nina Turner, Lewis Black, Ian Bremmer and Rick Lazio discuss the Duggar family in light of their recent controversy.



ISIS bans pigeon breeding - punishable by public flogging - because seeing birds' genitals overhead offends Islam

Real Time with Bill Maher: The Duggars – June 5, 2015 (HBO)

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Also listen to No Longer Quivering (podcast) by The Thinking Atheist

Biblical Economics With Samuel Rodriguez & Daniel Garza

These are excerpts from a 2011 video produced by the Libre Initiative showing Samuel Rodriguez and Daniel Garza discussing various "free-market gospel' principles.



The full video: Faith, Hispanics and Economic Freedom



Rev. Samuel Rodriguez interview by The LIBRE Initiative's Daniel Garza Oct2011

Jesus Christ Bail Bonds

John Oliver explains why America’s bail system is better for the reality tv industry than it is for the justice system.




Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Bail (HBO)
2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Matt Dillahunty Eats Gman Alive On Biblical Slavery

Gman made the mistake of calling the atheist experience a second time, and found a particularly hungry barracuda waiting for him.



Gman aka Lamont - Ivington, NJ)

This is taken from Atheist Experience #919: Is Human Nature Inherently Sinful?

Small Gods by Terry Pratchett (audiobook)

1 minut intro



Discworld #13 Small Gods by Terry Pratchett full audiobook 2015

Glenn Beck's Cult Of Doomsday Zealots Having A Great Year

"Next week, Religious Right activist Jim Garlow will be hosting a four day conference at his California megachurch called the "Future Conference: What You Thought Was Coming ... Is Here Now." That sort of a dire warning perfectly matches up with what Glenn Beck has been saying for the last several months, so naturally Beck invited Garlow on to his radio program yesterday to promote the event.

Garlow's conference is coming at the perfect time, Beck said, because society is about to collapse and America needs passionate pastors who are willing to give up their lives if necessary in the fight against the coming persecution of Christians. Fortunately, the Black Robe Regiment that he and David Barton established a few years back has managed to cobble together at least 10,000 pastors who are willing to do just that.



"The number in the Black Robe Regiment is about 70,000 now," Beck said.

Read more here: Beck: We Have 10,000 Pastors Who Are Willing To Die Resisting Anti-Christian Persecution In America


Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur), John Iadarola (Think Tank; http://www.twitter.com/jiadarola), Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?! http://www.twitter.com/BenMank77) & Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show; http://www.twitter.com/jimmy_dore) of The Young Turks break it down.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Is Human Nature Inherently Sinful? (Atheist Experience)

Tracie talks about how some seculars have unknowingly adopted some religious attitudes.

Caller: Gman on Biblical Slavery (Gman aka Lamont - Ivington, NJ)



This is: The Atheist Experience #919 for May 24, 2015, with Matt Dillahunty and Tracie Harris. Is Human Nature Inherently Sinful?

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WHAT IS THE ATHEIST EXPERIENCE?

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

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

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

VISIT THE ACA'S OFFICIAL WEB SITES

► http://www.atheist-community.org (The Atheist Community of Austin)
► http://www.atheist-experience.com (The Atheist Experience TV Show)

The Atheist Community of Austin welcome your comments on the open blog thread for this show. http://freethoughtblogs.com/axp/

Kenneth Humphreys Finds Humor in the Fables of Religion

WHO IS MYTHICIST MILWAUKEE? Mythicist Milwaukee is a group dedicated to studying the mythicist position - researching the parallels between ancient civilizations' beliefs and today's modern religious practices.



Find out more about Ken Humphreys' work at http://jesusneverexisted.com/

Our goal? To take some of the complicated research presented by the best in the business and distill it into easy-to-digest pieces of information that make you say, "Really? I didn't know that. I want to learn more."

We want to inspire you to question. To inspire you to dig deeper. To find the origins of the beliefs shared by many all over the world today.Be warned, if you find mythicism to be distasteful to your current mythological beliefs, then this video may not be for you. If you decide to watch it anyway, we are definitely open to constructive criticism, and we hope you enjoy the show. Well what do I know, I'm just the video guy, here's the Webster full definition of MYTHICIST. 1 : a student or interpreter of myths. 2 : an adherent of the view that apparently supernatural persons or events have their origin in human imagination especially as revealed in myth.

Your's very truly, Adam Montney

Did Jesus Exist? Robert M Price, Richard Carrier, David Fitzgerald Interview

Historians and Apologists have been arguing for centuries about the evidence for a historical Jesus, the Mythicist theory takes the position that Jesus may never have existed as a real person and has compelling evidence to support it. Join us as we invite the top three scholars/authors in the Mythicist field to discuss the best and worst evidence for a historical Jesus.

Did Jesus Exist? Dr. Robert M Price, Dr. Richard Carrier, David Fitzgerald Interview Part 1


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Did Jesus Exist? Dr. Robert M Price, Dr. Richard Carrier, David Fitzgerald Interview Part 2 Q&A


The Authors:

Robert M. Price
holds two Ph.D. degrees (in Theology and New Testament). He has taught undergraduates, seminarians, and doctoral students. He served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Montclair and as the Director of the Center for Inquiry, Metro, NY. His numerous books include Deconstructing Jesus, The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man, The Amazing Colossal Apostle, and The Human Bible New Testament. Price is the host of the podcasts The Bible Geek, The Human Bible, and The Lovecraft Geek.

Richard Carrier has a Ph.D. in the history of philosophy from Columbia University, and is a published philosopher and historian, specializing in contemporary philosophy of naturalism, and in Greco-Roman philosophy, science, and religion, and the origins of Christianity. He blogs regularly, lectures for community groups worldwide, and teaches courses online. He is the author of many books including Sense and Goodness without God, On the Historicity of Jesus, and Proving History, as well as chapters in several anthologies and articles in academic journals. For more about Dr. Carrier and his work see www.richardcarrier.info

David Fitzgerald is an atheist activist, writer, public speaker and historical researcher who has been actively investigating the Historical Jesus question for over 15 years. He has a degree in history and was an associate member of CSER (the Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion) He lectures around the country at Universities and national secular events. He is also author of NAILED: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All and The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion series.


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Friday, June 5, 2015

NC Bookwatch: Lost Christianities

Bart D. Ehrman was guest on North Carolina Bookwatch hosted by D.G. Martin. The program that was aired on WHYY 08/29/2004, to discuss his book that had been recently released at that time called, "Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew" [Episode: 239]. In Lost Christianities and the program, Bart D. Ehrman offers a fascinating look at these early forms of Christianity and shows how they came to be suppressed, reformed, or forgotten. All of these groups insisted that they upheld the teachings of Jesus and his apostles, and they all possessed writings that bore out their claims, books reputedly produced by Jesus's own followers.

D. G. Martin is the host of UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch,” who served in the U.S. Army’s Special Forces, a retired lawyer, politician, and university administrator.



Program discussed on Bart Ehrman's Foundation Blog: http://ehrmanblog.org/?p=8837

Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He came to UNC in 1988, after four years of teaching at Rutgers University. At UNC he has served as both the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. A graduate of Wheaton College (Illinois), Professor Ehrman received both his Masters of Divinity and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, where his 1985 doctoral dissertation was awarded magna cum laude.

Copyright © Bart D. Ehrman and University of North Carolina Television UNC-TV. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized use, re-posting and/or duplication of this media without express and written permission from Bart D. Ehrman and University of North Carolina Television UNC-TV is strictly prohibited.

Science and intellect are your gods!

From time to time atheists are told that they've turned science, intellect and similar things into their "god" or their "religion". This non-argument is a mix of insult (though it may insult their god and religion more), tu quoque fallacy and... just a touch of truth, but a truth that betrays a larger problem with their view.



This may be one of the biggest and most damning deepities we've heard.

You Two Cannot Marry, but Respect MY Religious Beliefs!



The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 6-3-2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Religious Website On What To Do When Your Wife Denies You Sex

A website that has a writer called “ biblical gender roles” has chimed in on whether a woman can resist her husband wanting sex. He said that she can not because her body is her property. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

"A website that gives sex advice to married Christians argues that women can never give their spouses “a flat no” when asked for sex because “her body does belong to her husband.”



The anonymous founder of the Biblical Gender Roles website, who says he is a white male in his 40s, came under fire earlier this month after he wrote an article titled, “Is a husband selfish for having sex with his wife when she is not the mood?”

“Feminists and even some women who would not consider themselves feminists believe it is selfish for a man to have sex with his wife, knowing she is not in the mood,” the writer explains. “In fact some claim if a man has sex with his wife when she is not the mood this is rape… Here we will try to answer this very important question, from a Biblical perspective.”

June 2015

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‘There is no such thing as marital rape': Christian website says wives must yield for sex ‘no questions asked’ rawstory

Betty Explains Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom: Conservative Christianity Compares Notes with ISIS. Starring America's Best Christian, Mrs. Betty Bowers.



By Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian

2015

North Carolina Embraces Theocratic Bigotry in Law!



The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 6-2-2015


"Loving v. Virginia" Cornell Law School

Atheist Bible Study #78: Bro Back Rubs

Hugo won't give Jake a back rub, and Solomon fucks 1,000 ladies. With his own penis.



Donate- www.patreon.com/tbr

Hugo's Twitter- @HugoReloaded

Jake's Twitter- @BibleReloaded

Biblical Absurdity

Unholy Trinity Down Under: "Biblical Absurdity"



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

The speakers' presentations from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne are posted on AFA's tour website: http://www.unholytrinitydownunder.com

Special thanks to the AFA: http://atheistfoundation.org.au

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Why You Should Stop Using Homeopathic Medicine

This sort of "medicine" exists for everything. Headaches, arthritis, ADHD. And it's all fake.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Politically Incorrect - "Racist" jokes"





Bill Maher
Sarah Silverman
Guy Aoki
Anne-Marie Johnson
David Spade

The Magic Sandwich Show. No. 108. 31 May 2015

Topics included:

Ireland, and gay rights issues
Dinosaurs and the ignorance of Ken Ham
Jewish issues about the roles of women
the Duggars

and more ...



This show was broadcast live at:
http://vaughnlive.tv/magicsandwichshow

Monday, June 1, 2015

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: FIFA II (HBO)

After the arrests of numerous top officials, John Oliver decided to give an update on the state of FIFA.



Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: FIFA II (HBO)

FIFA Frantically Announces 2015 Summer World Cup In United States

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Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once:
http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight


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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: FIFA and the World Cup (HBO)



John Oliver's excitement for the World Cup is tempered by knowing information about FIFA, the organization that produces it. John details the problems with the upcoming tournament and the staggering allegations of corruption against FIFA.

Old Angry Grandpa Explains Why Liberals Are Everywhere

"A recent Gallup poll found that the percentage of social liberals and social conservatives are exactly the same, for the first time in a long time. The Catholic Bill O’Reilly reacted tonight by saying he knows why liberals are making gains: “more Americans are simply ignorant of the consequences involving social behavior.”

He dubbed it “Watters World syndrome,” in reference to how O’Reilly producer Jesse Watters regularly talks to random people on the street who don’t necessarily have incredibly intellectual reactions to political questions.

O’Reilly said it’s “frightenine” how little liberals know, and he blames the internet and the entertainment industry for changing minds like that. He brought up how things like gay marriage and having a baby outside of marriage are viewed as more acceptable today than they were years ago, and that’s because of Hollywood, apparently."

Read more here: O’Reilly: Liberals Are Making Gains Because ‘More Americans Are Simply Ignorant’

John Iadarola (Think Tank; http://www.twitter.com/jiadarola), Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?! http://www.twitter.com/BenMank77) & Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show; http://www.twitter.com/jimmy_dore) of The Young Turks break it down.

Cosmos - Episode 1 - The Shores Of The Cosmic Ocean

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage is a thirteen-part television series written by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steven Soter, with Sagan as presenter. It was executive-produced by Adrian Malone, produced by David Kennard, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles and Gregory Andorfer, and directed by the producers and David Oyster, Richard Wells, Tom Weidlinger, and others. It covered a wide range of scientific subjects including the origin of life and a perspective of our place in the universe.



Carl Sagans Cosmos - Episode 1 - The Shores Of The Cosmic Ocean

Richard Dawkins & Michael Shermer in Conversation on the Future of Religion & Morality

Broadcast live from the Skeptics Society's Conference at Caltech — In the Year 2525: Big Science, Big History, and the Far Future of Humanity


Video start 1:40

RICHARD DAWKINS is an evolutionary biologist, Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Society of Literature, and the author of The Ancestor’s Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, A Devil’s Chaplain, The God Delusion, The Greatest Show on Earth and The Magic of Reality. He was the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He stars in the documentary film The Unbelievers.

MICHAEL SHERMER is the Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He is the author of numerous bestselling books including The Believing Brain, Why Darwin Matters, and Why People Believe Weird Things. He received his B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University, M.A. in experimental psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and his Ph.D. in the history of science from Claremont Graduate University. He has appeared on such shows as The Colbert Report, 20/20, Dateline, Charlie Rose, and Larry King Live (but, proudly, never Jerry Springer!). His latest book is The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom.

Conference info: http://www.skeptic.com/lectures/conferences/in-the-year-2525/

Watch the live broadcast of the afternoon panel discussion at 4:45 pm PST: https://youtu.be/vjM9WToZt3M

Preacher Says Masturbation Leads To Hand Babies In Afterlife

Recently on Turkish television, a muslim preacher said that it was sinful to masturbate. He added that when you die, your hands will become pregnant in the after life. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola (Think Tank), Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?), and Jimmy Dore hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

"A Turkish televangelist advised viewers recently that men who masturbate would have to deal with “pregnant” hands after they died.

According to Hurriyet Daily News, a 2000 TV viewer told Muslim preacher Mücahid Cihad Han on Sunday that he “kept masturbating, although he was married, and even during the Umrah [pilgrimage to Mecca].”

Han warned the man that Islam viewed masturbation as a “haram” or forbidden act.



“Moreover, one hadith states that those who have sexual intercourse with their hands will find their hands pregnant in the afterlife, complaining against them to God over its rights,” Han opined, according to the translation provided by Hurriyet Daily News."
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