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The Thinking Atheist Podcast 303 | Christmas Music by Secular Artists

I am so stoked that I was featured on the latest episode of The Thinking Atheist podcast. Check it out:


"It's surprising to many, but a lot of atheists and non-Christians enjoy Christmas music...even the tunes that talk about angels singing and the Bethlehem star. We speak about this (supposed) contradiction, and several special guests join host Seth Andrews for a casual round of holiday songs around the hearth. This show is glad to welcome:
The Fab Four (The Beatles Tribute Band) http://ww.thefabfour.com
Jonny Miller http://www.jonnymiller.org
Shelley Segal http://www.shelleysegal.com
James Covenant: Captain Picard “Make It So https://youtu.be/oiSn2JuDQSc
Trev Fury https://www.facebook.com/TrevFuryOffi...
Heather Henderson http://hhenderson.com/
HP Lovecraft Historical Society https://store.hplhs.org/products/a-ve...
Tim Minchin “White Wine in the Sun” https://www.amazon.com/White-Wine-in-...

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Meditations on "The Price Tag of Being Young"

Parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, mature and wealthy in years; I wish to extend to you my boundless gratitude! Thanks for our inheritance and the legacy you have left our future generations: the destruction of the planet as we know it; the “pale blue dot” that we all call home.

Your values, including your mindless materialism, your endless pursuit of property and toys, your gross lust for over-sized gas-guzzling vehicles, your ceaseless hunger for meat with every meal, and your apathy for the suffering of others who happen to have been born less fortunate than you have fashioned an extremely uncomfortable future for millennials and coming generations.

To me, despite the loss of wealth, and the pain, suffering, disaster, and destruction that we all have to look forward to; perhaps the most crushing curse of all is the realization that I may never have a child. I may never know the joy that you have experienced by passing on your genes and bringing new life into the unive…

An Afternoon with Seth Andrews (host of The Thinking Atheist)

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Saturday, September 10, 2016 2:00 PM Arlington Library 9556 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA(map) We will be in the community room.

Flame kept a Bern’in, all night long | The Highlander | UCR

On the top floor of Back to the Grind, where the indignant, electric-voiced Jaykob Mare was setting up his guitar and the sound system, a sign hung next to the giant bookcase encapsulated the spirit that the Bernie Sanders festival and fundraiser, called Bern Fest, built upon: “Back to the Grind is a place for all to come together, leaving all labels outside.”
Yet, despite leaving “all labels outside,” many at the April 16 event identified with one label — Bernie supporter — which could be seen everywhere, from the decor to the people. A Post-it board next to the cafe’s counter said “Bernie for…” and had a stack of Post-its next to it. A majority of the board was still blank but some of the few that people had put up said “teachers,” “economy” and “future.” Pins, shirts and other Bernie paraphernalia were worn by many as they mingled around the event, enjoying the bands and guest speakers.
The coordinators of the first Bern Fest and self-proclaimed bohemian Bernie fans, Andres Valenz…

The Watcher's Grace | (Lyrics)

I don’t believe in the devil, And I do not perceive your fictional bud.
I surely don’t need your fear mongering, Bastardizing all that I love.

Here, I raise my ebenezer, Not fettered by thy false embrace. No, come thou fount of every blessing, My consciousness, the watcher’s grace.

I’ve got PTSD from The Bible.
I cringe and I shrink when I hear the word “God”, For I’ve been neck-deep, and that ghost still haunts me, Thus I carry that old rugged cross.
Here, I raise my ebenezer, Not fettered by thy false embrace. No, come thou fount of every blessing, My consciousness, the watcher’s grace.

A Week Away From BERN FEST 2! | In Autumn

I.E. Artists for Bernie Sanders present a second Inland Empire music & arts festival & fundraiser to benefit Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign featuring live music from local Bernie-inspired musicians, an art show featuring a diverse group of artists who are Bernie supporters, a Bernie-themed photo booth, guest speakers from the local community, a raffle with prizes donated by local musicians and artists, Bernie buttons, stickers, signs and t-shirts for sale, a free “take-a-book/leave-a-book” book trade, voter registration, and a Bernie donation & info table.Featuring The Music of:
QUITA PENASCastle PinesIn AutumnHeavy DoorTone Deaf Bandits,Kiksim CruxDesert Hounds, The Canaries, Elephant In The RoomAbdel DakhilPESTKor ElementHAIKUDo Wrong Right, Jaykob Mare.

Guest Speakers Include:
Rick Overton - Emmy Winning Writer, Actor, Comedian, Podcaster (Groundhog Day (1993)Cloverfield (2008)The Informant!Willow)
http://www.realrickoverton.com/
De…

Destruction, Revolution, and The Importance of Virtue

Because of man-made catastrophic climate change, we live in a world on the brink of destruction. There is an overwhelming consensus among scientists in every country, across all fields and disciplines that global warming is not only a fact, but a disaster that we, mankind, created. And yet, there is one political party in America that does not do enough to change this state we are in; and another party that flat out denies science, reason, and the value of honesty.
Because of our flawed campaign finance system, and Citizens United, the Supreme Court ruling that declared corporations are people and their money is free speech; corporations and financial institutions, which seek short-term profit, but have no interest in long-term effects on the environment or the health and welfare of mankind, have corrupted American politics at every level.

But, to make matters worse, our media is no longer an institution dedicated to informing the public. No, it is an extension of our social media …

In Autumn: Melodious Din

Melodious Din at Clash City Station
With a lineup of FIFTEEN fabulous local bands, we are totally stoked to be playing this event Friday at Clash City Station / Katz Alley Records.

We will be joined by our friends, Sal & Isela Con Los Salerosos, Moro Amour, Family of Light, and Indigo State. This show is $8, starts at 3:30pm, and we go on at 7pm. See you there!

In Autumn: Enough is Enough Rally Anaheim - 3/19

My band, In Autumn, is honored to be playing at this spectacular political rally at La Palma Park in Anaheim that has already attracted almost 1500 event-goers. 

Last year, along with 30,000 other attendees, members of In Autumn saw Bernie speak at the Colosseum in LA, and we were deeply moved by the experience and energized to help build a better, more compassionate world. Come hear what the Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign is all about, and why it is bringing together so many fervent folks from all walks of life. We go on at 2pm.
Be a part of the revolution Saturday, March 19th!
RIDE WITH BERNIE FIND A RIDESHARE Find an event on the map and click the CARPOOL button!

Man Up On The Hill - A Ballad about Bernie Sanders

Man Up On The Hill by Jonny Miller

VERSE 1: 
The rich are getting richer, but folks are feeling poor 
And I am working harder than I’ve ever worked before 
They say you must work harder, more hours, many more 
But we are more productive, more exploited, that’s for sure 

CHORUS: 
There’s a man up on the hill, my friend, he is for real 
Declaring to the people, America’s new deal 
Bernie is the man, my friend, he is for real 
We shall overcome, I know we surely will 
We shall overcome, brothers, sisters, yes we will. 

VERSE 2: 
Bernie marched on Washington with Martin Luther King 
He even was arrested one time for protesting 
He fights for folks of color, freedom and equality 
For over forty years, he has fought for you and me 

VERSE 3: 
He calls for good green jobs, a structure that’s sustainable 
Single payer healthcare and college must be free for all 
And Crack down on Wall Street crooks and the for-profit jails

"Man Up On The Hill" - In Autumn - Online Single Release

Join my band, In Autumn, on Facebook, Sunday, March 13th @ 8pm for "Man Up On The Hill" our new single, a ballad about Bernie Sanders.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCoNvDNOXYk/

Please invite all your friends! We want everyone to hear the story of BERNIE SANDERS!

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