Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 29 2011

Introductions: The show

Welcome to our new home on Freethought Blogs.  The transition seems to have gone smoothly, so I assume we’ll have some new people stumbling across us. The Atheist Experience is a live public access call-in television show based out of Austin, Texas.  It launched in 1997.  You can learn more about the show here, including …

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Sep 26 2011

Welcome to the new Atheist Experience blog on Freethoughtblogs!

Hi, folks!  Pardon our dust as we move over from our old digs at http://atheistexperience.blogspot.com/.  Looking forward to becoming a part of the freethoughtblogs community! Keep an eye out over the next few days for introductory posts from each of our contributors: Martin, Russell, Matt, Tracie, Jen, Don, and Jeff.

Sep 26 2011

Open thread on Episode #728

Russell and Jeff in the self-described “awesome episode.”  One theist caller gets 20 minutes, while another gets summarily dumped after his opening statement.  A new study shows that belief in God is linked with intuitive thinking, or to put it another way, preferring to choose the answer that sounds good over thinking carefully about what’s …

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Sep 18 2011

Open Thread on 727

Secular charities mentioned in today’s show include: Planned Parenthood Austin Doctors Without Borders Capital Area Food Bank Atheists Helping the Homeless These organizations help real people in this life – the only one we’re sure to get. They’re transparent about what they do, and serve anyone in need. As I mentioned on the show today, …

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Sep 15 2011

We get email: Brains, evidence, and burden of proof again

Fresh from the “Someone Is Wrong on the Internet” files, this message was sent via the contact form on the ACA website. My understanding about atheism is you claim that because there is (supposedly) no evidence for God existing that this equates to there being evidence for God NOT existing (please correct me if I …

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Sep 13 2011

Open letter to Mark/ChrisLanganFan et al

Dear Mark, I’ll call you Mark because that was the first name you used when you called us, and I’ve spoken to you at length using that name twice.  If that’s not your preferred name, please let me know what name I should use instead. For a long time, I denied that your calls were …

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Sep 12 2011

Open thread on Episode #726

Post here about the show on 9/11/2011 with Matt and Jen.

Sep 05 2011

How do you get a parent to murder their own child?

Answer: Religion http://news.yahoo.com/jordan-woman-killed-hospital-over-pregnancy-004531381.html The official quoted the suspect as saying “I was shocked that she was pregnant. I was enraged and shot her dead because she did something shameful.” No further comment needed.

Sep 05 2011

“21 dead in religious rioting in central Nigeria”

I don’t have much to comment on here. Just to say we hear often about religious persecution of Christians around the globe from Christian news sites. We don’t usually hear about Christians murdering people of other faiths, even though it happens. So, just to share: http://news.yahoo.com/21-dead-religious-rioting-central-nigeria-115350915.html

Sep 04 2011

Open Thread for show #725

Matt and me (Tracie) today. Since it’s just an hour, informal conversation and some calls, I’m sure. Also, just to let you know there’s now an unofficial fan page for a virtual after show dinner, but it’s also running during the show if you want to stop by it: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Atheist-Experience-virtual-After-Show-Dinner/136839649738723 Days when I’m not cohosting, …

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