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Monthly Archive: July 2008

Jul 30 2008

A fool’s last hurrah

This is the last we’ll speak of Patrick. He tries to go down swinging with this infantile non-apology that he emailed us and, presumably, all of the people who sent him the emails he asked for on the program and yet somehow failed to give him the validation he so desperately craved. I wish to …

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Jul 29 2008

Breaking the Yomin Barrier

Okay, we’re all familiar with the Yomin situation last month, and the coining of the phrase “pulling a Yomin,” which has entered Internet parlance as a term referring to anyone who has an excessive, histrionic, emotional, and deeply hypocritical and dishonest overreaction to any perceived slight, particularly when that behavior incorporates playing the victim when …

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Jul 29 2008

I make nice with Ray Comfort

No surprise, Ray Comfort offered a jeering post about Patrick’s threat of a lawsuit on his blog. That’s the biggest problem with taking this kind of ill-conceived action, and it’s completely predictable. It gives the opponent completely justified moral high ground from which to criticize you, when before he was just slinging a fairly juvenile …

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Jul 28 2008

Yesterday’s show

This one was a corker, so I thought I’d get it up here right away. Above and beyond the whole exchange with Patrick, there’s “Eve,” aka Microbiologychick, who punks Matt with some of the funniest Poe-ing you’re going to hear all week. Oh, by the way. Apparently the latest backwash of Patrick’s foolishness is this: …

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Jul 28 2008

Patrick wants your opinion

Patrick Greene called in to the show on Sunday. The episode is now posted on Google and you’re free to listen to Patrick make his case (with interruptions and clarifications from your rather perturbed host). While we’re all aware that public opinion is irrelevant to truth, he’d like to hear from you. If you think …

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Jul 27 2008

Today on the show: Foolish atheism

In principle, we think that the biggest enemies of extremist Christians should be moderate Christians. Too often, when we bring up examples of Christianity Gone Wild, like Reverend Fred Phelps and Jerry Falwell’s claim that secularism caused 9/11, the response is “Oh, forget those people, they don’t represent most Christians.” That’s not good enough. Who’s …

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Jul 25 2008

Patrick Greene checks in

Patrick Greene, the San Antonio atheist who got all up in Ray Comfort’s shit about a stupid bumper sticker, has sent an email to us once again. (He also left a comment here, which I rejected, because it contained his phone number. After the Yomin incident, in which both his and Matt D.’s phone numbers …

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Jul 24 2008

Want to see something really scary?

Microbiologychick went to Jesus Camp. It’s not precisely the same kind of Jesus Camp that was on display in the movie (which we saw in 2006); this one was for teens and young adults instead of really little kids. As a result, they needed to use somewhat more devious cultish tactics like sleep deprivation and …

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Jul 23 2008

An irrational atheist

Today a gentleman whose privacy I’ll respect by not revealing his name sent an email to the TV show address with the subject line “Victory for atheists.” I’m afraid it’s anything but. Indeed, it’s a textbook example of how to fumble the ball. The fellow in question had sent an irate letter to the Laurel …

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Jul 23 2008

You can’t make this stuff up!

Latest nugget of 40-carat irony from the irrational world (emphasis added): A woman accidentally stabbed herself in the foot with a 3-foot-long sword while performing a Wiccan good luck ritual at a cemetery in central Indiana. Better luck next time…

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