Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 24 2011

Open thread on episode #706…Zombie Jesus Apocalypse

Here’s the thread for today’s show, gang. As you might have guessed, there will be a bit of an undead theme in play today, as this is the day Christians everywhere celebrate the awakening of an ambulatory corpse, though surprisingly few of them recognize that he was simply the vanguard of a full-on zombie invasion …

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Apr 19 2011

Following the script

We got an excellent question from a fan in Perth, Australia, enough that I wanted to share my answer online. A friend of mine regaled me with a tale a while back, about a theist spouting a well worn apologetic to a prominent atheist. Rather than shoot it down with a just as well worn …

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Apr 17 2011

Open thread on show #705

Have at it, heathen hordes.

Apr 16 2011

Everybody chill — the archive is secure!

Since we’ve been getting a flurry of panicked emails about Google Video shutting down from people who fear the entire Atheist Experience video archive is about to vanish into the ether, I thought a general “calm the ravening hordes” post was in order. We are, in fact, cognizant of the concept of backups, and in …

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Apr 16 2011

Ustream chat room moderation

This is just a heads up. I think I’ve mentioned in the past that I kind of hate the chat room environment on Ustream. Ever since we’ve started there, we’ve gotten hundreds of people watching each show live. It’s often kind of a free-for-all of random stream of consciousness babbling, profanity, trash talking, and the …

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Apr 14 2011

Austin Stone pastor writes in, dismisses Mark as “crazy”

Today an email popped up from Ronnie Smith, a teaching pastor at Austin Stone Community Church. Most of it was addressed to Matt and is in the nature of a personal correspondence, but I thought I’d excerpt the opening paragraph as it pertains to the show in general. (Note: Ronnie’s statements here are themselves not …

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Apr 11 2011

Building your mental immune system

When Mark from Stone Church called again yesterday, he provided a perfect example of something that I’ve been meaning to blog about for a few months. Namely, it is a tempting but extremely bad habit to only associate with people who agree with you all your life. One issue that most Atheist Experience hosts feel …

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Apr 10 2011

Show #704: Open Thread

I don’t have much of a topic today. May be discussing a bit about a conversation I had recently that included a few things of note: 1. I was told recently that the amazing things in nature couldn’t have been produced naturally. I said nature is so amazing–in the things I see it do–I can’t …

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Apr 08 2011

Some thought experiments on “potential life”

An ex-theist emailed to say that, although he has made a lot of changes to his thinking regarding gay rights and race issues since abandoning his theism, the abortion issue still bothers him. The human egg and sperm are not in and of themselves able to “live” and reproduce/multiply on their own. Once they are …

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Apr 04 2011

Authentic Angel Sighting – or Fail?

A reply I offered to a claim of an angel sighting (by an atheist). Below is my answer. I clipped their content, only because several paragraphs were not about this event, but other unrelated stuff. Below, however, is the full content of their text (in red) relating the tale, and my responses: I checked the …

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