Tuesday, December 30, 2008

"So Help Me God" Lawsuit

December 30, 2008 on FOX News

Stephen Lynch on Catholic Priests


Richard Dawkins on The Big Questions (New)

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December 28, 2008 on BBC 1
The Big Questions returns for a second series of topical live debates.

Nicky Campbell is at Whitgift School in Croydon to preside over a panel including former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie, Oasis Trust founder Steve Chalke, Queen's Chaplain the Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, and evolutionary biologist and campaigning atheist Professor Richard Dawkins.
  • Should unfit parents be stopped from having more babies?
  • Is Britain still a christian country?
  • Are manners overrated?
Note: Richard Dawkins is only called upon to actively contribute in parts 2 & 3 of the 6.
Thanks TroisVitesse

Monday, December 29, 2008

Tim Minchin: Storm

Tim Minchin's stunning performance of his beat poem 'Storm' Eloquently and wittily honouring reason, science and life appreciation and debunking homeopathy, psychics, alternative medicine, religion etc. Live performance at the 9 carols for a Godless Christmas Show, 21st December 2008, Hammersmith Apollo.
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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Hardball: Gay Activist Mike Rogers vs. Rev. Eugene Rivers

December 23, 2008
PageOneQ.com's Mike Rogers appears with conservative minister Eugene Rivers on MSNBC's Hardball. The topic is the divisive nature of pastor Rick Warren to perform the invocation at the inauguration. Rivers says Warren is not divisive, a claim Rogers debunks immediately by noting that the controversy brought the two on television to discuss it.

Capitol Controversy

At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds. That's what the Madison-based Freedom from Religion Foundation put up this holiday season in the marble hallways of the State Capitol in Olympia, Washington between the Senate and House chambers. The placard stands next to a giant xmas tree (a pagan symbol that has become associated with the Christian holiday) and a traditional nativity scene. This gesture symbolizes the very controversial topic of religion's role in the U.S. Joshua Johnson Reports.
shot and edited for Seattleiam.com

Rachel Maddow: Rick Warren confuses himself with Christ

December 23, 2008 on MSNBC
Pastor Rick Warren released a 22 minute web video addressing the uproar over his invitation to President-elect Obamas inauguration. Warren said some of his critics were Christophobes. Rachel Maddow is joined by The Nations Katha Pollitt.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Westboro Baptist Church: Santa Claus Will Take You to Hell

BBC: Pope Angers Gay Groups

December 23, 2008
The Pope was attacked by lesbian and gay campaigners after he declared that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behaviour was as important as saving the rainforests from destruction.

He said humanity needed to listen to the "language of creation" to understand the intended roles of man and woman and that behaviour beyond traditional heterosexual relations was a "destruction of God's work".

He called on the Church to protect man from the "destruction of himself" saying that tropical rainforests deserved protection but man as a creature "does not deserve any less". Read more

The Water of Life

Cheers, and merry Christmas to everyone. Especially this idiot.
by Pat Condell

Monday, December 22, 2008

Rick Warren: "I happen to love gays"

December 22, 2008 on CNN
Pastor Rick Warren professed his love for “gays and straights” while speaking before the Muslim Public Affairs Council at its convention in Long Beach Saturday night.
See also: Rick Warren: I could not vote for an Atheist

Richard Dawkins interviews Prof. Michael Baum

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This is the full, uncut interview with Professor Michael Baum which was filmed for Channel 4's "The Enemies of Reason." Michael Baum is Professor Emeritus of Surgery at University College London. The discussion covers alternative and complimentary medicines, and how they interact with scientific medicine. This video is provided free online by The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and RichardDawkins.net . If you enjoy the video and would like to support our work, please purchase the program on DVD (which includes 8 other uncut interviews) at RichardDawkins.net/store.

The Atheist Monologues


Richard Dawkins explains his 'Scarlet A' lapel pin

Josh Timonen: During the filming of Channel 4's "The Genius of Charles Darwin," Richard Dawkins sat down with 3 women who are using sperm banks to have children. I've been editing down the raw footage for our upcoming "Uncut Interviews" DVD, and noticed this little exchange in-between takes when someone's cell phone rings. Richard explains his "Scarlet A" lapel pin. I just thought it was a fun little bit to share. You can get more information about The Out Campaign at OutCampaign.org and if you want an 'A' lapel pin like Richard's, you can get one here.
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

This World: Forced to Marry | BBC Documentary

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Aired: December 1, 2008 on BBC 2
Saira Khan investigates the dramatic stories of British Asians taken to Pakistan by their parents and forced to marry against their will. With exclusive access to the Government's Forced Marriages Unit and its office in Islamabad, the programme follows the dramatic rescues of young women in remote rural communities in Pakistan.

For reasons of immigration, honour, money and family ties, some British Pakistani parents insist their children marry cousins and will ignore their wishes. If girls refuse they face being cut off from their families or worse. With the government introducing new powers to try and stop the practice, Saira Khan asks why in the 21st Century the forced marriages still happen.
Thanks to TroisVitesse

Five Biggest LIES About Christianity

by Edward Current

Imposing Islamic Law in Somalia

December 20, 2008 on Al Jazeera English
The anti-government al-Shabab group which has taken control of several areas of southern and central Somalia. In the areas they control they have begun destroying anything deemed un-Islamic, including graves and churches. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports exclusively from Kismayu.

Friday, December 19, 2008

New Documentary: Haggard "Struggles" With Sexuality

December 18, 2008
Ted Haggard, the disgraced conservative Christian leader who was caught in a gay sex and drugs scandal says in a new documentary that he still struggles with his sexuality.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Michelle Malkin: Atheists Should Be Treated Like "Trolls"

December 18, 2008 on FOX & Friends
FOX's Gretchen Carlson and Michelle Malkin discuss how atheists should be treated during the holiday season.

CBS News: Busting Medical Myths

December 18, 2008
For generations, mothers have doled out medical advice like "bundle up" and "sugar makes kids go wild." But a new study shows that many medical "truths" are false.

Evan Solomon Interviews Richard Dawkins on CBC News Sunday

December 16, 2007
Evan Solomon, a McGill University graduate with a masters in religious studies, goes head to head with Richard Dawkins with cookie cutter Atheism interview questions and reveals a deep misunderstanding of evolutionary biology along with a lack of journalistic research.

Soloman's co-host Carole MacNeil, in response to Dawkins' calm reasonable responses, reacts with frustration and an inclination toward violence.
(via RichardDawkins.net)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Billy Connolly on Catholicism and Sarah Palin

See also: Billy Connolly on Religion (Stand-up)

Unreported World | Venezuela: Cult of the Thugs

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Aired: November 21, 2008 on Channel 4
Unreported World reveals how Venezuelans are increasingly turning to a mystical cult that worships the spirits of dead Robin Hood-style gangsters as they seek supernatural protection from a crime wave that the police seem unable to contain.

Reporter Nima Elbagir and producer James Brabazon join thousands of pilgrims on the slopes of Quibayo mountain as they converge for a mass "spiritist" ceremony- the holiest night of the year for a religion that seeks the protection of local gods and invokes the healing powers of ancestral spirits.

But the team discovers that adherents of spiritism have turned gangster-ism into an act of veneration, legitimising violent criminals with the trappings of mainstream religious belief. Murder is so commonplace that infamous gangsters are invoked not as criminals - but saviours.
Thanks to The Sydenham Infidel for the link

A brand new stupid argument for Intelligent Design

December 12, 2008 on ABC's 'The View'
(via Pharyngula)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Richard Dawkins Interviews Derren Brown

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This is the full uncut interview filmed for the Channel 4 TV program "The Enemies of Reason." This video is provided free online by RichardDawkins.net . If you enjoy the video and would like to support our work, please purchase 'The Enemies of Reason: The Uncut Interviews' on DVD here
See also: Richard Dawkins: The Enemies of Reason

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Richard Dawkins interviews Father George Coyne

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This is the full uncut interview with Father George Coyne which was omitted from Richard Dawkins' television program "The Genius of Charles Darwin" for Channel 4 in the UK. See more videos like this at RichardDawkins.net - We will be releasing many more uncut interviews from "The Genius of Charles Darwin" on DVD soon through RichardDawkins.net/Store

Annie Laurie Gaylor vs. Mathew Staver on Headline News

December 8, 2008
Mike Galanos from Headline News interviews Annie Laurie Gaylor, Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and Mathew Staver, Founder of Liberty Counsel, about the latest atheist sign "controversy".
Thanks to Jack for the link

Monday, December 8, 2008

Crowd Rallies Against Atheist Sign At State Capitol

December 7, 2008
OLYMPIA, Wash. - An estimated crowd of several hundred people flocked to the state Capitol for a Sunday protest against a holiday display that disparages religion and claims there is no God.

The display - a "winter solstice" sign sponsored by the atheistic Freedom from Religion Foundation - calls religion "myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."

State officials had allowed the anti-religion placard to be displayed during the holidays at the Capitol, along with a Christian nativity scene and a decorated Christmas tree, in response to a lawsuit filed over seasonal religious displays on state property. Read more

Muslim Pilgrims Stone Satan at the Hajj; All Sins "Forgiven"

December 8, 2008
MINA, Saudi Arabia (AFP) — Thousands of Muslim pilgrims massed in a valley near the Saudi holy city of Mina on Monday for the stoning of Satan, the last and most dangerous rite of the annual hajj.

Hundreds of people have been trampled to death in stampedes which have blighted several previous pilgrimages to Islam's holiest sites when the faithful rush to hurl stones at huge pillars symbolising the devil.

To complete the ritual, a pilgrim must throw 21 pebbles at each of three 25-metre (82-foot) pillars and this year the faithful are being given pebbles in pre-packed bags to spare them the effort of searching for the stones. Read more

Dan Barker vs. Bill Donohue on FOX News

December 1, 2008 on FOX & Friends

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bill Wiese: Eyewitness Account of Hell

See also: FOX News: Man Spends 23 Minutes In Hell
Thanks to Adam for the link

O'Reilly And Kelly In Heated Debate Over Washington's Atheist Display

Bill O'Reilly vs. Megyn Kelly over Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire and her permission of an atheist display.
See also: O'Reilly Outraged Over Atheist Sign
(via Doctor E)

Afghanistan: Children Murdered for Attending School

December 6, 2008 on Al-Jazeera English
There are far more children in Afghan schools now than during the time of the Taliban government.

But the education system is under threat. Schools are becoming targets for violent attacks.

In the past year, more than 140 teachers and students have been killed.

Jack Black & John C Reilly on "Prop 8: The Musical"

December 5, 2008 on Countdown with Keith Olbermann
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Friday, December 5, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lou Dobbs and Tony Perkins Attack the ACLU

December 3, 2008

Muslim Cleric Presents "Scientific" Proof that Women Cannot Talk and Remember Simultaneously

October 23, 2008 on Iqra TV (Saudi Arabia)
From transcript:
Abd Al-Majid Al-Zindani: Allah said, with regard to women bearing witness: "If two men are not available, then a man and two women, such as you choose as witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her." Some heretics communists and other atheists ridiculed [this verse], saying: How come a man's testimony equals that of two women? They used this to mock [the Muslims]. The Muslims used to respond that women are subject to menstruation, when their endurance and mental capacity for concentration are diminished. When a woman witnesses a killing or an accident, she becomes frightened, moves away, and sometimes even faints, and she cannot even watch the incident.
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Prop 8: The Musical

by Jack Black, John C. Reily, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Margaret Cho.
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How It's Made: Communion Wafers

The Cavanagh Co. is the Microsoft of altar bread, with an 80 percent market share in the United States and similar or greater percentages in Canada, England, and Australia. Read more
(via Friendly Atheist)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Richard Dawkins and Aubrey Manning

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Richard Dawkins sits down with Aubrey Manning to discuss Ethology, their time at Oxford, the state of life on Earth, and more. This video is brought to you free online by RichardDawkins.net and The Richard Dawkins Foundation. If you'd like to support our work creating videos like this, please buy it on DVD here
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Win $1,000! Prove Rational Atheism

by i53Network:
Van Til's Challenge: Prove Rational Atheism, collect $1,000, it's that simple. Check out our longer video for more specific details.

Longer video: Unbelief Exposed

*Challenge not affiliated with Stanford University
UPDATE: The challenge is over. Paul Kelly Tripplehorn Jr. committed suicide last week, November 29, 2008.

(Thanks smittypap and A)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Abdul Raheem Green: Do good people go to Hell? (Full Lecture)

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October 11, 2008 on Peace TV (India)
Watch part 3 if you don't have time for the whole thing.

Newt Gingrich: There is Gay and Secular "Fascism" in this country

Nvember 26, 2008
Newt Gingrich Blasts Seculars and Gays on Bill O'reilly Fox News. MSNBC Chris Matthews discusses Newt's crazy statements as a ploy to gain votes in 2012.