Time to Permanently Pop Popoff

Twenty years ago, magician and skeptic James Randi exposed the vile and disgusting fraud Peter Popoff for the scams he ran on some of the most vulnerable Christians. Sadly, most people already seem to have forgotten about the incident or they never knew about it, so he is back and successfully bilking believers of millions through their televisions.

I hope that Christians and non-Christians alike will help to spread the word about the scams he’s run in the past, and the scams he’s running today so that we can minimize the number of people he manages to hurt this time around.

If enough people hear the truth about him then he will probably fall into disrepute and bankruptcy once more, and maybe this time when his bubble bursts he won’t manage to come back to prey on the hopes of the desperate believers anymore.

Video of the Week: The Problem with Faith – Richard Ackland

This is a teaser, in effect.

Richard Ackland speaks at Intellgence^2 about the impact of Christianity, Catholicism on medical breakthroughs including birth control pills and stem cells. Particularly introducing how the major religions have prohibitions against sexuality, darkening healthy human behavior with false shame because of their traditions and books.

You can find the full video on Fora.tv.

Video of the Week: 4 Questions from a Muslim

4 Questions for an Atheist


This is a video from FactVsReligion, she’s a vlogger from YouTUBE who has her own varied takes on atheism and religiosity. New, but friendly, and trying to make a place for herself in the confines. I think that in between the straight argument videos, I want to include some of visible people instead of the images/text documented speech variety.

Video of the Week: Refuting Way of the Master Anti-Evolution Video

DonExodus2 series refuting the Way of the Master Evolution video

DonExodus2 is a evolutionary biology student and Christian who makes posts on YouTUBE about evolution and Creationist propaganda. Like others, he discovered gross inaccuracies, dishonesty, and outright lies in the Way of the Master videos by Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron.

Why O’Reilly is sometimes worth watching (the mistakes of others inform us.)

Of course, O’Reilly is totally incorrect about the law. The decorum of the capital building was violated exactly the same by the atheist sign as the creche. The establishment clause of the 1st amendment requires that any speech being permitted by the State in the capital building needs to be vetted under a premise other than religion.

This is exactly what should have happened: the only rational way to uphold the establishment clause is to prevent all religious speech promoted by the State. Why? Because there are BILLIONS of religious viewpoints and not enough room to hold them.

This is exactly what happened here.

Poor Megyn Kelly. O’Reilly set her up disrespectfully by calling her misguided, and in a previous encounter he called her a “cookie” or something. He has been misinformed by whomever he got his information from; but it’s important to keep in mind that the State shouldn’t be respecting any establisment of religion over any other. That means all or nothing.

All is reliably impossible.

Video of the Week: How to Convert an Atheist Part 1

How to Convert an Atheist Part 1


This is a video from a short series by FightingAtheist, who decided to create a series on how to convert an atheist from disbelief. Basically it is a series of quandaries that would lend themselves as actual evidence, i.e. those things that would manifest the supernatural, making it testable and therefore compelling as proof.

Video of the Week: A “Deconversion” Part IV, A Child’s Testimony

A “Deconversion”: Part IV, A Child’s Testimony


This is a video in a multi-part series of videos done about a girl critiquing the mores and traditions of the Mormon mythology. She identifies a multitude of problems disaffecting individuals. Carefully crafted intros with quotes, piano music, and then gogreen18 speaking to her audience through oval spectacles and thoughtful prose.

She includes videos about sexism, unegalitarian behavior, the indoctrination of children, and other abuses of the human condition cited by many critics.

You can also start with the first one: A “Deconversion” Part I, Driving Guilt.

Video of the Week: Larry Rhodes Atheist Q & A Series

An Atheist Answers Common Religious Questions (Part 1 of 6)


This is the first part of a six part series read by Larry Rhodes. It is an excellent introduction to basic atheism, including a great deal of the criticisms of religion and the proper defenitions of atheism–something important in the ongoing meme-war where people tend to misrepresent the position of their opponent by attempting to change the words that are used to label them.