Independence DayMarieAlena Castle and Sandy Beitsch discuss the meaning of our independence, and Sandy sings a couple of songs for us.
How We Talk To ChristiansMarieAlena Castle and Dorothy Molstad discuss how to talk to Christians who approach us with "all the answers." Should we be polite or should we kick them in the shins?
Public PerceptionMarieAlena Castle and Trevor St Germain discuss the public perception as it relates to atheism, gay marriage, and many other aspects of humanity.
Heathcare Without a PrayerThanks to science, Scott Muir was treated successfully for cancer. Had he relied on prayer, this video would probably not have happened!
A Stranger in a Strange LandRichard Meredith is from Wales, where things regarding religion are a bit different. He speaks with MarieAlena Castle about some of his experiences.
Why We'd Like to be MormonsRandall Tigue talks about the finer points of the Mormon belief system.
MarieAlena on CNN Christ-myth EveWindows - Mac (4:56 min)
MarieAlena was asked by CNN to give an answer to the question "Is There a God?". Bruce Feiler, author of "Where God was born," as an advocate for the existence god, gives his "evidence". MarieAlena was given very little time to express her views (see related article).
Atheist Attorney Faces "God's Judgement"Windows - Mac (26:17 min)
Randall recalls several letters and a phone call that he received from "God" promising that his "Judgement" is coming!
John Paul II: An Atheist PerspectiveWindows - Mac (27:15 min)
Marie and Randall discuss the recent death of Pope John Paul II, his life and his crimes against humanity. This was aired on Minneapolis Television Network. There is a song included in the video by Dan Barker, co-president of Freedom From Religion Foundation called "Stay Away Pope Polka."
Election 2004Windows - Mac (18:34 min)
Randall speaks about the Presidential Election 2004 and the need for atheists to join together to fight the Christian Right.
Corruption of the BloodWindows - Mac (27:15 min)
Marie and Randall discuss a little known fact about the Ten Commandments called Corruption Of The Blood and how it is strictly forbidden by our own Constitution!
The Pocket Part of the Ten CommandmentsWindows - Mac (18:22 min)
Randall speaks about the Ten Commandments and the changes made to them in the second set.
Understanding the Islamic ReligionWindows - Mac (26:15 min)
Dr. Price gives a detailed account of the Islamic religion, explaining where Islam and Christianity are similar and where they part ways.
Deconstructing JesusWindows - Mac (25:16 min)
Dr. Price speaks with MarieAlena Castle about his book, "Deconstructing Jesus." He has an extensive background in theology and has an expert understanding of the "Jesus Myth" and how it all began.
Evolution and Religious IgnoranceWindows - Mac (18:16 min)
Prof. Erickson shows that the Greeks figured out that life must have originated in the sea and that humans evolved from earlier life forms. They understood concept of survival of the fittest and even surmised from observation and reasoning that the world came about through natural causes! No gods were needed!
Evolution in Ancient GreeceWindows - Mac (18:07 min)
Prof. Erickson discusses all the unintelligently designed aspects of nature and the mindless cruelties that evolutionary processes inflict on sentient beings. To make matters worse, religious ignorance of evolution has led to many unnecessary cruelties inflicted by humans on humans. Ignorance of sexuality is only the most obvious example.
The Evolution of ChristianityWindows - Mac (19:21 min)
Prof. Erickson presents the historical record of how Christianity changed from a hodge-podge of vague beliefs in the early years that were essentially decent (was Jesus divine or human, did he rise from the dead or not, was he part of the godhead or a lesser prophet?) to a murderous tyranny noted for its inquisitions and war-making.
EpicurusWindows - Mac (19:05 min)
Prof. Erickson discusses Epicurus, an ancient Greek who was centuries ahead of his time but was maligned by Christians for supposedly advocating a wastrel, hedonistic, lifestyle. By advocating godless living that was rational, pleasurable, and responsible, Epicurus offered an enjoyable, intelligent way to live. His ideas about the physical world were consistent with modern thinking on cosmology, evolution, an infinite universe, and the atomic structure of matter.
Dr. Ed Buckner, president of American Atheists.
The 15% Solution, Part 1Windows - Mac (25:20 min)
Dr. Buckner was in Minneapolis to participate in our Public Forum.
The 15% Solution, Part 2Windows - Mac (25:20 min)
Dr. Buckner and MarieAlena Castle discuss issues of importance to the atheist community.
Annie's Use-By Date, Part 1Windows - Mac (24:12 min)
Annie explains her plan for self-deliverance due to an incurable disease that leads to a life of blindness, pain, suffering, and a diminished quality of life.
Annie's Use-By Date, Part 2Windows - Mac (25:03 min)
Annie discusses the moral aspects of her decision for her self-deliverance.
Why Is There Religion?Windows
Dan discusses the different reasons that people believe.
The Growth of AtheismWindows
Dan discusses the growth of atheism.
November 2007 Public ForumWindows - Mac
Dan's speech, "Beyond Iraq: The Threat to Freedom of an Imperial Presidency," was about the lawsuits supported by the Bush administration whose purpose was to undermine state-church separation and decrease the legal ability of citizens to protect it. The most recent case, which FFRF lost (thanks to a Supreme Court now dominated by religious-right Catholic Justices), was Hein vs. Freedom From Religion Foundation. The Court ruled that the President can use discretionary funds allocated to him by Congress to support religious activities, if he so chooses, and that citizens have no standing to challenge it.
Early Christian ReligionWindows - Mac (19:32 min)
In this video Anne explains the early origins of Christianity and how it was copied from other religions (also called "demonic mimicry" by Christians), and she gives very good information about a few of those other gods.
Archaeology and the BibleWindows - Mac (20:45 min)
In this video, Anne explains what archaeologists do, how they do it, and what they find. And they find very little of significance to support the Bible stories. King David existed, but he was only a two-bit chieftain, the Exodus did not happen, and Joshua did not level the walls of Jericho. As for early Christianity, it was far from being a community united in one belief and spread by love, as the Bible claims.
Final Exit NetworkWindows - Mac (16:29 min)
MarieAlena Castle interviews Faye. Until physician aid in dying (now legal only in Oregon) becomes more generally available, Final Exit Network works within the law to aid hopelessly ill people who wish to shorten the dying process. Faye explains how political pressure from authoritarian religions forces people to suffer for no other purpose than to validate fundamentalist religious beliefs.
Terri SchiavoWindows - Mac (20:42 min)
Marie and Faye talk about Terri Schiavo and the government's involvement in the private affairs of families. Also discussed are public opinion and laws regarding self deliverance.
The Fundamentals of Extremism, Part 1Windows - Mac (18:10 min)
Kimberly talks about her book, "The Fundamentals of Extremism". Most Americans fail to realize the magnitude of problems posed by our own country's Christian fundamentalism and Religious Right.
The Fundamentals of Extremism, Part 2Windows - Mac (18:07 min)
Kimberly continues her discussion of her book, "The Fundamentals of Extremism" and its effect on America.
Anti-Human HeathcareWindows - Mac (23:15 min)
Barb talks to MarieAlena Casle about legislation regarding "Moral Issues" such as healthcare, abortion, stem cell research, and same-sex marriage. Healthcare has become a lot about stopping abortions and about preventing assisted suicide or death with dignity, while ignoring the problems of the living.
Overpopulation, Part 1Windows - Mac (21:57 min)
Overpopulation, Part 2Windows - Mac (25:47 min)
Gerry Returns to us to update his findings on overpopulation of the earth. We are currently doing nothing to alleviate this problem. With this alarming rate of increase we are burdening our planet and causing possibly irreparable harm.
Updated Overpopulation, Part 1Windows - Mac (21:57 min)
Updated Overpopulation, Part 2Windows - Mac (25:47 min)
Atheism and GLBT EqualityWindows - Mac (21:40 min)
MarieAlena Castle and Phil talk about same-sex marriage, the proposed legislation, the current laws concerning it, and about bigotry and discrimination in general.
Telling the TruthWindows - Mac (20:45 min)
Jim and MarieAlena Castle discuss telling the real truth.
Morality and Religious IgnoranceWindows - Mac (26:11 min)
Scott and MarieAlena Castle discuss morality and its source. Many People seem to think that morality comes from the Bible. Unfortunately most people don't "really" read the bible!
Trustworthy AtheistsWindows - Mac (26:11 min)
Athests For Human Rights.
The Truth About EasterWindows - Mac (20:12 min)
Scott returns to talk to Marie about the true meaning of Easter and a few other holidays. All of the "Christian" holidays have their roots in pagan tradition. The Christian Easter is really a festival of fertility, named after the Babylonian Goddess Isthar or, as some spell it, Ashera or Eastre (there are other spellings also). Easter, the celebration and worship of the goddess of fertility, with the symbolic use of the egg as a focal point, has nothing to do with the resurrection of anyone.
How I Became an AtheistWindows - (18:10 min)
Dave explains how he became an atheist and the troubles he faced as a youth.
Two Words That Don't BelongWindows - (18:07 min)
Dave and MarieAlena Castle talk about the two words, "Under God," that don't belong in the Pledge of Allegiance and how/why they were added later (see related article).
Monkeys Breed With MonkeysMac (53:00 min)
This is a hilarious video from Way Of The Master Watchdog satirizing Todd's apparent lack of understanding of the basic elements of evolution. Authored by Finnish contributor, Henwli, this is also posted on the pages of Rational Response Squad.
The Dance SceneWindows - Mac (5:52 min)
This is just the dance scene from The Figleaf Chronicles: Escape from Eden (see below). Anne Archaeologist is a very accomplished belly dancer and gives an outstanding performance in this clip!
The Figleaf Chronicles: Escape from EdenWindows - Mac (26:44 min)
The play was performed before a live audience at the Blue Fox Bar and Grill in Arden Hills, Minnesota, on December 17th. It was also aired on the Minneapolis Telecommunications Network. It gives the "biblical" account of "creation" along with the account found in "The Other Bible" (all from ancient scriptures of the time and just as "verifiable" as the Bible).
Fingered by God: The Virgin Birth ChroniclesWindows
The play was about the "virgin birth" of Jesus and the different scenarios that were possible.
William Sierichs Jr., author.
NOSHA PresentsWindows - Mac (24:26 min)
William was invited by NOSHA, New Oleans Secular Humanist Association, to discuss his book, Constitution - Loving, Anti-Fascist, Patriotic, Anti-superstition, Really-Angry, Secular Humanist.