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Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 09 2010

Brief Comment on Intercessory Prayer

I got into an exchange with someone who insisted that prayer offers people something “inside”–even if it’s not true that it actually changes anything in the real world. Ironically, I agree, which is why I think it’s horrible. Here’s an analogy inspired by the dialog: Intercessory Prayer, a hypothetical: I put an ad in the …

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Oct 08 2010

Non Credo in Unum Deum: Religion in classical music

Next weekend I’ll be performing a concert with my group, Chorus Austin. We will be doing the Mozart Mass in C-Minor which is, in all honesty, a simply amazing piece of choral work. If you can make it, you ought to come. Schedule and details are here, and you can check out the nifty glossy …

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Oct 07 2010

Yeah, death to our readers too!

Well gee, it looks like Language Log and Pharyngula are BOTH taking a more, shall we say, aggressive moderation policy on unwanted comments. Since I do love jumping on bandwagons, I think it’s only fair to warn you folks that any perpetrators of the following activities in the blog comments, email to the TV list, …

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Oct 03 2010

Matt’s “Superiority of Secular Morality” Lecture

As there’s no AETV today, you’ll just have to be satisfied watching this instead. For those of you who have been clamoring to hear this lecture, here it is, as Matt presented it most recently in the afternoon before the Bat Cruise. The whole video runs just over 78 minutes.

Oct 02 2010

Some updates

Hey all. I know there hasn’t been a lot of activity here in several days. Sorry for that, I guess life has us all occupied at the moment. But you folks have done a fine job keeping the home fires burning here, especially as we’ve got a new theist who’s turned up in the thread …

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