Monthly Archives: January 2011

Jack Kingston: Georgia’s latest embarrassment

So…I get back from a weekend spent listening to progressive Alabamians opine the backwardness of their state, only to return to Georgia to see that Republican Congressman Jack Kingston was on Real Time with Bill Maher Friday night, repeatedly denying … Continue reading

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See you at SERAM!

We (John and Allison) will be attending the Southeast Regional Atheist Meet (SERAM) this weekend in Huntsville, Alabama!  If you’re going to be there, please be sure to say hello.  They have a great line-up of speakers and it should … Continue reading

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Barry Lynn vs. Ken Ham on the Ark Park

If I had know this was going to be on Anderson Cooper 360, I’d have watched it live.  Luckily, there’s online video.  Good job, Rev. Lynn!

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Woman kills dog for chewing Bible

It’s not terribly difficult to find news about people abusing children and using religion as an excuse–but how often do you hear about religion-induced animal abuse? Miriam Smith of South Carolina has been arrested for torturing and killing a “devil … Continue reading

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Q&A with Christopher Hitchens

In case you missed it last weekend, here’s C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb interviewing Christopher Hitchens.  They talk mostly about Hitch’s battle with cancer, which he probably gets tired of talking about.  Still, it’s an interesting conversation and encouraging to see that … Continue reading

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Podcast #114 – Robert Bentley Is Not Your Brother

Alabama’s new governor Robert Bentley has wasted no time courting controversy.  On his inauguration day (which also happened to be federal Martin Luther King Day holiday), Bentley spoke at a church and artlessly proclaimed that non-Christians were not his “brothers … Continue reading

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AL governor apologies for Christian comments

Alabama’s new governor Robert Bentley has apologies for artless statements he made on his inauguration day.  After his swearing in, Bentley made remarks at a local church about how born-again Christians were his “brothers and sisters” and those that weren’t, … Continue reading

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John Paul II to be beatified. Yeah. Right.

If you’re looking for proof that the Roman Catholic Church is intellectually bankrupt and an open, cynical sham, look no further than the upcoming beatification of the late Pope John Paul II.  He’ll officially be declared “blessed” on May 1st–it … Continue reading

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Real Time with Bill Maher returns tonight

Set your DVRs!  HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” returns tonight at 10PM Eastern.  Tonight’s guests: Elizabeth Warren, James Carville, Mike Murphy, Chrystia Freeland and Martin Short.  I’m sure there’ll be some interesting discussion about the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle … Continue reading

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Podcast #113 – The Assassination of Salman Taseer

Salman Taseer, the governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, has been assassinated by one of his bodyguards for his open criticism of the country’s draconian blasphemy laws. Taseer had been speaking out on behalf of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced … Continue reading

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