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Monthly Archive: June 2010

Jun 20 2010

A Skeptic’s Wager?

I got this on my Facebook newsfeed, and wanted to share. It’s like a skeptic’s Pascal’s Wager, but works much better. The question came up as to whether it can be labeled with a catchy title like “Pascal’s Wager”? Any ideas? “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they …

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Jun 20 2010

Sharing the “Good News”

Because now and again, we ought to share one of these letters: I know you probably won’t have time to respond to this but I just wanted to send a little email saying how much of an impact you’ve had on my belief system and honestly, my life. I was a Christian for six years, …

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Jun 18 2010

Is Cherry Picking a Good Thing?

This is actually a question I can see both sides of, even though I know which side I come down on. And recently a fan wrote in to express the following: I’m ok with cherry picking religious beliefs in general because I think that it has helped push beliefs towards a more beneficial outcome. Today …

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Jun 18 2010

What’s Wrong with the Term “Spiritual”?

Here is a letter we received recently from a viewer asking why we don’t use the term “spiritual” over at AETV, along with my response beneath: Original LetterI am a big fan of the show and I myself am an atheist. I agree with probably 99% of what you guys talk about, but there is …

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Jun 17 2010

Hate Mail From Jesus

This little missive arrived this evening from the Son of God. That would be Jesus@ one of those free email hosts: Yes, i saw your show and how you motherfuckers were dissing my Dad. I just wanted to say FUCK U ALL. Hell is not a fun place motherfuckers. I died on the cross and …

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Jun 17 2010

Atheist Rap

Just something by Greydon Square that someone sent me. Wanted to share: http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_videos/540523?sel_song_id=4256997&autoplay=1

Jun 11 2010

A Christian’s Life Is Worthless?

We received a letter recently from a viewer who wanted to know how to talk to a Christian friend of his. “She’s a moderate Catholic, and I’m an atheist. A few days ago, we were talking about religion, which we had done many times before, and I was explaining my reasoning for not believing in …

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Jun 10 2010

For those with questions about core values…

I enjoy reading Greta Christina‘s work…but this one is special: Get a Brain, Morons: Why Being Liberal Really Is Better Than Being Conservative I can’t begin to thank her enough for so beautifully summarizing the very reason my own views changed (something I’ve been struggling to do for ages).

Jun 09 2010

Why Apologists Are Not Historians

This showed up on my Facebook page this morning. Too good not to share: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W-XKyY4AEI Features section of a lecture by Robert M. Price on history vs. apologetics. Price is professor of theology and scriptural studies at the Coleman Theological Seminary and professor of biblical criticism at the Center for Inquiry Institute.

Jun 08 2010

We’ve got competition

And I couldn’t be happier about it, as it looks like the show is off to a pretty good start. “Ask an Atheist” is a live public access call-in show based in Seattle, Washingon. Of course it’s easy for me to enjoy since they are so obviously heavily influenced by The Atheist Experience. Already from …

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