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Monthly Archive: December 2008

Dec 30 2008

Faith and…uh…charity?

On last Sunday’s show, Matt and I got into it with one caller where we ended up pointing out, repeatedly, that religion is no less selfish than any other human activity. Certainly there is altruism in the things many people do. But altruism is usually understood as doing good for others without expectation of reward …

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Dec 29 2008

Today’s “Duh!” moment

From the WaPo: Teenagers who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are just as likely to have premarital sex as those who do not promise abstinence and are significantly less likely to use condoms and other forms of birth control when they do, according to a study released today. The new analysis of data from …

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Dec 28 2008

Today on the show: Atheist evangelism

Today I’m cohost, and I’ll be talking briefly about some recent efforts at atheist evangelism, specifically some highly publicized signs, billboards and bus ads, and I’ll give my opinion on what I think are effective versus ineffective approaches to promoting atheism in the public square. This will basically be following up on recent posts here …

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Dec 27 2008

Bloggy slowness?

Had a commenter or two mention the blog seems to load a bit slowly. I’ve noticed on both Mac Safari and Windows Firefox, the main body of the blog loads normally, but there appears to be something in the sidebar causing a traffic jam. I suspect it could be that scrolling blogroll, but I’m not …

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Dec 27 2008

Have we mentioned lately that Islamic culture is evil?

Well then, let’s take up the slack, shall we? From Saudi Arabia, that oasis of egalitarian, progressive civilization at its apex [/snark], comes word that a court has ruled that the 8-year-old child bride of a 47-year old man, married off to him by her father as a way of paying off the father’s debts …

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Dec 25 2008

Ray probably exists, I think…

Ray has asked for evidence that Darwin existed and, as expected, has decided to imitate his strawman view of atheists by declaring every piece of evidence unacceptable because we can’t be absolutely certain. Here’s my response: “Ray’s right, we can’t be absolutely certain that Darwin existed. We can’t be absolutely certain about any historical event. …

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Dec 20 2008

‘Tis the season for naked commerce!

See that sexay Atheist Experience blog logo to the right there? It’s currently being silk-screened on T-shirts. Admit it, you’re too stylish not to wear one. I’m printing up a hundred (real screen printing, not the transfer stuff you get using online p.o.d. services), but it’s easy enough to place a phone call if more …

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Dec 20 2008

And now, a rant: Christians can’t be happy unless they’re making gays unhappy. That’s mean. Mean people suck.

What a sickening cesspool of hate and fear Christianity has become. How can so many of its adherents live with themselves, when they actively take steps to bully, victimize, and bring misery to the lives of a group of people for the sole crime of being different? Word comes from California that it isn’t enough …

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Dec 18 2008

Obama’s first big screwup

Everyone is bitching about Barack Obama’s ill-advised choice to ask pop-pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration. I agree. Bad move, bad choice, total pandering. Warren talks a moderate game, but his views are not basically less conservative than the more blustery evangelicals out there. Warren’s support of Proposition 8 (aka Proposition …

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Dec 14 2008

Dec 14th Atheist Experience Topic

In a recent AE list dialogue, I was referred to as a Conspiracy Theorist on two counts. The first count was that I stated that while I would not say Jesus never existed, I also could not say that I am certain that he did. The second count was that I stated that the church …

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