Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tonight on Ardent Atheist at 7pm PST

Hi Everybunny! Tonight at 7pm PST, listen to Ardent Atheist (http://newdissidentradio.com/now_playing_.html) and join me on the Ardent Atheist fan page for a live chat thread during the show!

The following folks will be in the studio:

Ben Gleib - http://bengleib.com/
Ed Crasnick - http://edcrasnick.com/
Alex Stein - http://www.facebook.com/alexmstein?sk=info

The topics may just very well be:

1. Religious vs. Spiritual
2. Reincarnation and Karma

Here's where the chat thread will be: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=281841738517465&id=188767997824840&notif_t=like

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

African American Atheist FB Group

Are you African American and an atheist, agnostic or even on the fence? You are not alone. Please join us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackatheists/

Monday, September 26, 2011

Another manipulative shock film by the banana man, Ray Comfort.  This movie seemingly is to remind us about Hitler.

He poses some really difficult questions to people on the street.  He says, "It's 1945, A German officer is pointing a machine gun at you and telling you to drive a bulldozer forward.  There is a huge pit with people in it, some dead some half alive.  He tells you to bury those people alive.  He is going to shoot you if you don't do it.  Would you do it?"  The answers get intense. There are extremely shocking images of dead people.

THEN AT EXACTLY 13:22 there is a dead baby shown and Ray Comfort says, "How do you feel about abortion?".  Need I say more?  Yes.  This film is a con that compares fucking ABORTION to the Jewish Holocaust. 

Watch it then rise up.


Friday, September 2, 2011

This situation is similar to the one with Rebecca Watson and the "Elevator Guy". Was she too hard on him?




For those who are not aware of the Rebecca Watson, "Elevator Guy" story,  here are some relevant links:

Boycott Richard Dawkins?
A blog with the basic story and links.
http://www.skeptical-science.com/people/boycott-richard-dawkins-elevatorgate/



The CFI  conference in Dublin, Ireland where Rebecca Watson speaks about sexism:


Rebecca Watson’s video about a man approaching her in the elevator – start at 4:27 to get to the elevator part. 


Stef McGraw’s response to Rebecca’s video about the elevator guy:


Stef McGraw’s blog where she discusses more: 

Rebecca Watson’s response to her critics for calling out McGraw:


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"The JREF at Camp Inquiry"

"The JREF at Camp Inquiry"

The James Randi Educational Foundation is proud to have contributed to the unique experience offered by Camp Inquiry. The Foundation served as a sponsor for this year’s session, which took place August 1-6, 2011 in Holland, New York. The camp—founded in 2004—is a program of the Center for Inquiry, a non-profit working to promote science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values in society.

Have you been harassed by Dave Mabus aka Dennis Markuze - Sign the petition to get him caught!

We've gotten the ear and the eye of the Montreal police. Send any police reports, documents, and photos to: relations.medias@spvm.qc.ca

ALSO - Please sign this very important petition and leave a comment. Mabus has already infiltrated the site.

http://www.change.org/petitions/montreal-police-take-mabus-death-threats-seriously

Join the people working together to get him put behind lock and key.  Upload all your photos and any evidence here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/​Five-OClock-Charlie-Fan-Page/1​55919951098182?sk=wall
This is a fan page dedicated to discussing the Mabus issue:


http://www.facebook.com/groups/142820632412684/


BRAND NEW ARTICLES ON MABUS

Police pontificate as Montrealer threatens to murder science journalists
http://rwrc.tumblr.com/post/8660186346/police-pontificate-as-montrealer-threatens-to-murder

Blag Hag: Demand that Montreal Police take death threats against atheists seriously

http://www.blaghag.com/2011/08/demand-that-montreal-police-take-death.html


PS.  If you type #Montreal in twitter, the Montreal bot retweets it.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Is it worth our time trying to reason with the emotionally minded people that are religious?

By Philip Sober

I'm an atheist and have been out spoken about it and heard all the nonsense regarding that fact by the religious, such as, I'm a fundie atheist or atheism is my religion, etc... but lately I've questioned my own tactics. What i mean by that is this, as an atheist, I'm also fairly scientific minded, for an uneducated layman that is.

I've come to the rational belief, in the philosophy of bio/environmental determinism. Now with this belief system I've come to the hypothesis that perhaps there are two types of thinkers, ones that are biologically determined by brain matter, logically minded and the emotionally minded. And that while there are some logically minded people that have been brought up in religion (myself included) they generally find there way to a more rational view of life.

Is it worth our time trying to reason with the emotionally minded people that are religious? We find it frustrating beyond belief trying to understand why anyone would believe in such Woo Who Bullshit and in the same way they will never be able to follow the rational, logical road to atheism. Their brains are biologically incapable of working in the mind set of reason and logic to such a degree that is necessary to follow such a path as their emotional part of their brain keeps canceling out that rational path.

I'm not saying they are incapable of all reason, just not to the ability that say "we" are. That being the reason it is that most of the scientific community and higher educated people are atheistic or non-religious. It's not that education causes the lack of belief but that the brain function of these people that leads them to more rationally minded fields, is also the same that leads one to atheism.

Monday, June 6, 2011

New York congressman: 'The picture was of me, I sent it'

New York congressman: 'The picture was of me, I sent it'
After days of denials, a choked-up New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed Monday that he tweeted a bulging-underpants photo of himself to a young woman. "The picture was of me, I sent it."

Sunday, June 5, 2011

AIDS at 30

AIDS at 30

Anti-Abortion Groups Push To Outlaw Contraceptives By Redefining Personhood

Anti-Abortion Groups Push To Outlaw Contraceptives By Redefining Personhood: "pA fringe anti-abortion group, Personhood USA, has been startlingly successful at pushing forward legislation across the country that would redefine life as beginning at the moment of fertilization, effectively outlawing contraceptives like birth control pills. Although the medical community has long been in agreement that fertilization does not mark the beginning of a pregnancy — [...]/p"

Monday, May 30, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ardent Atheist will be at TAM 9!

It's confirmed! Ardent Atheist will be taping 2 shows live from , The Amazing Meeting hosted by in Las Vegas starting July 14-17!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tonight on Ardent Atheist!

Be sure to check out Ardent Atheist with Emery Emery and Heather Henderson tonight at 7pm PST. Guests tonight will include Emery's mother and a 12 year old Atheist, who I assume will defend his view with the famed "lalalalalalalala I can't hear you lalalalalalala" argument.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Situation Room | Know Your Meme - Hillary taken out of photo

"According to the NYPost, Der Zeitung, a Hasidic newspaper in Brooklyn, deleted Hillary Clinton and Audrey Tomason, the Director of Counterterrorism from the photograph, because, as others speculated, the organization does not like to show women in positions of authority."

Jesus Christ is a Myth

Jesus, in many respects, was the reincarnation of Mithras,” said author Jeremiah Camara, The New Doubting Thomas, p. 13. The author continued, “Mithras was born on December 25. Mithras, like Jesus, was called the “good shepherd” and considered the “light of the world.” Mithras, like Jesus, was buried in a tomb, and then rose after three days. Not only was Jesus nearly a carbon copy of Mithras, he came at a most opportune time when the Roman Empire needed a new commodity to sell to the world. Jesus was just what the Roman Empire needed to restore itself to its past glory.”

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pasadena woman accused of cutting son with razor because she says the world was coming to an end.


Via Twitter:

Last night I was on the new show Genuine Curiosity with @rickshapiro1. Man, he is like #gotdangpoetryinmuthafuckinmotion. Via  @HeatherHenderso on Twitt

Tonight on Ardent Atheist

Ardent Atheist, where reason reigns supreme! Guests tonight @ 7PM PT are @natebargatze, OSCAR NUĂ‘EZ & Jeff Hats! http://lnk.ms/NcFx1

Ardent Atheist Podcast


Here are a few reasons you should help make the Ardent Atheist the #1 podcast on iTunes: Heather Henderson will tattoo the millionth listeners name on her forehead, Emery Emery will pretend to be a horse for 3 weeks, speaking in native horse tongue of course, and all the subscribers will be saved when Atheist Jesus comes back for the rapture.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Bananas - like monkeys, are always funny.

I'll be singing with Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette’s Private Rock & Roll, Doughnut and Bacon Party

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 11PM
http://www.amazingmeeting.com/optional-events 
 
Be forewarned —
This really is Penn’s private party. He’s paying for everything and JREF has nothing to do with it.  This party will be whatever Penn wants; it’s not a JREF event.
  • there will be stupid rock and roll
  • there will be obscenity
  • there will be scantily clad people
  • there will be 1200 Krispy Kreme doughnuts and tons of bacon
  • you will learn nothing
Everyone at TAM is invited, and it is free to attend. There is a suggested donation to the JREF at the door of $20.00 or more.

Note: This event is neither paid for nor sponsored by the JREF.



The God Of The Gaps (by Neil deGrasse Tyson)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ardent Atheist Podcast

Check out my show,  Ardent Atheist with Emery Emery.

Where reason reigns supreme!

Tune in every Wednesday at 7pm PT 10pm ET for a hot cup of cold reason and pure logic.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ardent-atheist-emery-emery/id421753091

Video: Outrage After Calif. Muslim Removed From Plane (CAIR)

http://youtu.be/l-DbQOVgjNM

Southwest Airlines apologized on Wednesday to a Muslim woman removed from one of the carrier's jets before a flight out of Lindbergh Field, due to concerns about a comment she made while awaiting takeoff.

Irum Abassi, a graduate student at San Diego State University, was wearing an Islamic head scarf when she was told Sunday that she had to leave the plane because a flight attendant considered her "suspicious," Abassi said at a news conference.

The airline expressed regret over the episode, which caused Abassi to miss her 8:15 a.m. flight.

"We sincerely apologize for the customer's inconvenience, and we regret that she was unable to travel as scheduled," the Southwest statement said. "We accommodated her on the next flight to San Jose, and we issued her a travel voucher as a gesture of good will for her inconvenience."

The local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations complained about the woman being taken off the plane.

A crew member thought she heard the woman say, "It's a go" during a cell phone call.

"They weren't even sure what I said," Abassi said, adding that she really said, "I've got to go," because the plane was about to takeoff.

"My question was, `Did I do something wrong?"' she said. "And they said, 'Uh, the flight attendant thinks that you are suspicious."'

According to the airline, Abassi "was asked to deplane so we could talk to her regarding behavior observed prior to takeoff."

"After talking with the customer, we cleared (her) to travel. ... Obviously, the safety and security of our employees and customers is our number one priority at all times, and we have a responsibility to thoroughly investigate any and all potential safety concerns," Southwest stated.

The airline is doing an internal investigation.

A VERY powerful video of a woman fighting back.

Actress on the reality TV show "Big Boss" , which is the Pakistani version of "Big Brother" gets ripped to shreds by Pakistani Clerics for Immoral Behavior which then percolates through the Pakistani Media and their Fundamentalist audiences. Sick of all the vitriol, she stands up to the life-ruining accusations and charges by agreeing to appear on the show "Frontline" with one of the Mullahs as co-guest who wishes to publicly chastise her.
http://youtu.be/hBb2zhezCKM 

Outrage over Muslim woman's Playboy cover - The West Australian

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/9270299/outrage-over-muslim-womans-playboy-cover/

If The U.S. Were To Become a ‘Christian Nation’ Would Death Penalties Increase?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Evil Men

‎"Oh, but that is not God's fault. That is evil men misinterpreting his will." Well if God(s) cannot be trusted to influence the faithful to behave better here on earth, then who want's to spend eternity with any of them? - Bill Goodwin

Australopithecus Sediba could be direct ancestor of Homo

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-australopithecus-sediba-ancestor-homo.html

Stephen Colbert is still re­cov­er­ing from a week­end of Catholi­cism.

‎"Piss Christ" photo smashed - Catholic Vandals Deface Controversial Artwork in “Secular” France

http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/atheologies/4528/the_scandal_of_the_cross

My good friend's little boy was abducted by his father. PLEASE look! If there is ANYTHING you can do - DO IT.

http://www.bringelihome.com/

HITCHENS LOSES HIS VOICE - Message to American Atheists By CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS


Message to American Atheists

By CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS - AA CONFERENCE, VIA PHARYNGULA 

ORIGINAL LINK:  Added: Friday, 22 April 2011 at 2:08 PM (http://richarddawkins.net/articles/618232-message-to-american-atheists)

Dear fellow-unbelievers,

Nothing would have kept me from joining you except the loss of my voice (at least my speaking voice) which in turn is due to a long argument I am currently having with the specter of death. Nobody ever wins this argument, though there are some solid points to be made while the discussion goes on. I have found, as the enemy becomes more familiar, that all the special pleading for salvation, redemption and supernatural deliverance appears even more hollow and artificial to me than it did before. I hope to help defend and pass on the lessons of this for many years to come, but for now I have found my trust better placed in two things: the skill and principle of advanced medical science, and the comradeship of innumerable friends and family, all of them immune to the false consolations of religion. It is these forces among others which will speed the day when humanity emancipates itself from the mind-forged manacles of servility and superstitition. It is our innate solidarity, and not some despotism of the sky, which is the source of our morality and our sense of decency.

That essential sense of decency is outraged every day. Our theocratic enemy is in plain view. Protean in form, it extends from the overt menace of nuclear-armed mullahs to the insidious campaigns to have stultifying pseudo-science taught in American schools. But in the past few years, there have been heartening signs of a genuine and spontaneous resistance to this sinister nonsense: a resistance which repudiates the right of bullies and tyrants to make the absurd claim that they have god on their side. To have had a small part in this resistance has been the greatest honor of my lifetime: the pattern and original of all dictatorship is the surrender of reason to absolutism and the abandonment of critical, objective inquiry. The cheap name for this lethal delusion is religion, and we must learn new ways of combating it in the public sphere, just as we have learned to free ourselves of it in private.

Our weapons are the ironic mind against the literal: the open mind against the credulous; the courageous pursuit of truth against the fearful and abject forces who would set limits to investigation (and who stupidly claim that we already have all the truth we need). Perhaps above all, we affirm life over the cults of death and human sacrifice and are afraid, not of inevitable death, but rather of a human life that is cramped and distorted by the pathetic need to offer mindless adulation, or the dismal belief that the laws of nature respond to wailings and incantations.

As the heirs of a secular revolution, American atheists have a special responsibility to defend and uphold the Constitution that patrols the boundary between Church and State. This, too, is an honor and a privilege. Believe me when I say that I am present with you, even if not corporeally (and only metaphorically in spirit...) Resolve to build up Mr Jefferson's wall of separation. And don't keep the faith.

Sincerely
Christopher Hitchens