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Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 14 2011

A few words about the Zeitgeist sequels

Our opinion of the movie Zeitgeist should be pretty well known by now. It is an extremely bad and tedious bit of filmmaking, and the scholarship in it is awful, and we disagree with all of parts 2 and 3, as well as nearly all of part 1. And if you need a reminder about …

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Feb 14 2011

Understanding atheists

A response to this posting by Rabbi Adam Jacobs: “My dear Rabbi Jacobs, If your goal is to try to “walk back” some of the clamorous dialogue and understand each other better, perhaps you shouldn’t start by presuming to define atheism on your terms and proceding to tell us that we’re not really atheists. Beating …

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Feb 14 2011

Open thread on episode #696

Matt and Jeff go through many calls, including the return of Mark from Austin Stone. Have at it.

Feb 11 2011

Vote for Iron Chariots Wiki!

Atheism.about.com is running various polls for favorite atheist resources, and Iron Chariots is among the finalists! So yes, this is shameless self-promotion of an Atheist Community of Austin-originated resource, but there are other great reasons to vote for it. Bear in mind that as a wiki, the more widely Iron Chariots is known, the easier …

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Feb 10 2011

Onward Christian Thugs

This week in Texas, State Senator Dan Patrick proposed a bill to require women seeking abortions to undergo a mandatory sonogram, see the image of the fetus, hear its heartbeat, and hear a mandated description of the fetus by the doctor. The only purpose of such a bill is to coerce women into making a …

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Feb 10 2011

Regarding the studio technical problems

My inbox is occasionally plagued by comments, complaints and some suggestions about how to fix the audio problems on the TV show. Thanks. It’s come to my attention that some people simply do not grasp the situation… We do this show from a public access studio. These are studios that were built when the cable …

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Feb 06 2011

Open thread on episode #695

Today’s show was, as usual, fraught with difficulties, though not as many as we originally suspected. Once again, the calls were problematic, with some callers having a hard time hearing us. Whether the problem is with our audio, their cell phones, or a combination of everything, is unclear. But we’re well aware of ChannelAustin’s long …

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Feb 05 2011

Notice how misogynist the GOP has gotten lately? Want to do something fun about it?

Abortion rights is not necessarily an atheist issue. But it is a human rights issue. And it’s something the Christian Right has chosen to go to war over with its biggest, nastiest guns. They’re not exactly about playing fair either. Recently, civilized hominids everywhere were left slack-jawed in disbelief when Republicans tried to redefine rape …

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Feb 04 2011

The Atheist Experience Facebook page

I know this won’t be of interest to many of you, but for our Facebooking friends, here’s a curious thing. Over on Facebook, there’s an Atheist Experience page that looks for all the world to be official. Except it isn’t, and never has been. We have no idea who put it up, and whoever did …

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Feb 01 2011

Pimpin’

Well, these turned out nicely. They’re super comfy and, given the arctic blast that slammed Texas today, I can confirm that they are warm. I’ll begin the shipping process starting tomorrow. The first run is gone baby gone. But I will be happy to do a second run, if, this time, we can get between …

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