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Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 30 2013

Oh THAT guy?! Nevermind, not in our town.

A couple months ago, I got an invitation to participate in what would have been my first ever face-to-face moderated debate before a live audience.  I didn’t get all the details, so I’m speculating a bit. I think the idea started with a high school debate team wanting to pit theism vs atheism, and someone …

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Apr 27 2013

Tips on Evangelizing Evolution from Aron Ra

Ray Comfort noticed that a lot of atheists visited his Facebook page, and it occurred to him that he could train other Christians to witness to the “unsaved”. “The average Christian can’t stand on a soapbox at a university and preach, but he or she can now engage the unsaved and have their comment read …

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Apr 20 2013

Inappropriate invocations of the Rowlett City Council

A few weeks ago, me and several other atheists attended a meeting of the Rowlett Texas City Council. They decided they were going to hold a public display of their Christian religious beliefs at the commencement of every meeting, posted on their agenda, and that they weren’t going to correct this practice regardless of the …

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Apr 19 2013

The Evolution of Genesis

On 2013/04/11, I gave a lecture to the Secular Student Alliance of UNT Denton. It focused on certain details in Biblical fables and how they were apparently inspired by similar elements in previous polytheism. Forgive the camera angle. There was nowhere else to set the camera in that crowded classroom, and I used what may …

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Apr 17 2013

Camp Quest Texas

I have been crazy busy lately, but I can’t put this off any longer.  How can I possibly compete with David Smalley of Dogma Debate and Matt Dillahunty of the Atheist Experience? One guy is a publisher with a professional podcast, and the other guy is a leader in the atheist community with his own …

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Apr 17 2013

Regarding Madalyn Murray O’Hair

I find that I often have to explain the importance of removing prayer from public school.

Apr 17 2013

The Trouble with Religious Bullies

Not all domestic partnerships are respected equally.

Sometimes it must be hard for religious bullies to punch down as hard as they would like to on despised minorities like nonbelievers and LGBT especially when they’re asked to stop.  It seems no matter how politely you phrase it; the mere act of the mildest resistance to their authority is met with denials, outright …

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Apr 17 2013

Another bill to protect creationism

It never stops in Texas.  Now Wednesday April 17th, the Texas state legislature will hold a hearing “relating to prohibiting discrimination by public institutions of higher education against faculty members and students based on their conduct of research relating to intelligent design.”  What’s that mean?  Well, I’m not sure, but I would guess that it …

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Apr 07 2013

Fight HIV with Dogma Debate and Aron

Madness, Mayhem, and Charity with Dogma Debate will ensue in 45 minutes at 7:00PM central. Aron may drop in too to multiply the madness and mayhem. http://vaughnlive.tv/fighthiv What would be worth donating to see them do or stop doing? All to help fight HIV. International Aids Vaccine Initiative http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/devchelle/mmc2013 International HIV AIDS Alliance http://www.justgiving.com/MMC2013 Ebay Auction …

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Apr 05 2013

Talkin’ Politics at NAPCon

I don’t usually like to talk about politics because it is largely a matter of opinion, and I prefer to deal in matters of fact.  As an activist in the atheist community, I have noticed that people are usually happy to hear me talk about science, even though scientists are, well they have low tolerance …

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