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Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 12 2011

Atheists as Vulcans without Machismo? An e-mail exchange…

I recently received the following e-mail query: What do you think about the fringe criticisms against atheism that talk about the setbacks of overly concrete/logical thinking and a lack of abstract, emotional capacity commonly associated with atheists? They criticize atheists (especially Dawkins and people like Dawkins) for being dull, unpleasant, lacking machismo and being unappealing …

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Oct 12 2011

Texas Freethought Convention / Atheist Alliance America Convention

This is going to be a fairly quick and dirty review of the weekend. I’ve got work to catch up on, a wedding to plan and there are a number of things that have fallen through the cracks (the winners of the wig and dress will have their items soon, I promise)… I’m sticking with …

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Oct 12 2011

New Heights Middle School (SC) still doesn’t get it

So, we moved the blog and I’m sheepish about how to work this new-fangled thang. And Martin sends me a wrist-slap to say (basically), “Hey, you need to get over to the new blog and try it out, you lump!” So, now I’m at the point where I’m thinking “What do I talk about?” And …

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Oct 10 2011

Why you should argue in public and private

Greta asks a question of the FTB community today: Atheist Arguments — Public or Private?  My answer is: both. There’s no pat answer to how you should conduct yourself in an argument, any more than you can encapsulate morality in a set of ten laws that are followed unfailingly without question.  Obviously, I’m a big …

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Oct 09 2011

A Sunday without AETV is like a day without rainbows and kittens

But that is the kind of day we’re having today, folks. Another stupid studio cancellation. But AETV will return next weekend with Matt and Jen, followed by Russell and myself the following weekend. Word may have gotten out that we have a new building. I haven’t actually toured it myself yet, but I’m hopeful some …

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Oct 07 2011

Matt Slick defends “honor killing”: a woman’s hymen is worth more than her life

By way of introduction, some of you will remember Matt Dillahunty’s on-air debate with apologist Matt Slick of the CARM website, which was recorded on February 22, 2009. If you missed it, here you go. Keep in mind this is the first of nine parts. Recently one of our viewers emailed us about a rather …

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Oct 03 2011

Introductions: Matt Dillahunty

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So, we’ve moved the blog over to a new home and the obligatory introductions have commenced. Hi, I’m Matt and I’m an atheist and a former Christian. As this sounds a bit like an Alcoholics Anonymous introduction, allow me to shred the nonsensical victim-promoting 12 steps by turning them on their head: 1. I’m not …

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Oct 03 2011

Pushing to outlaw abortion even in cases of rape

Reacting to this has been on my to-do list for about a week now.  I thought I’d just comment on it during Saturday’s Non-Prophets, but it got canceled, so I guess I’m blogging it instead. Personhood amendments are constitutional amendments that declare that human life begins at conception, no matter what the circumstances.  This human …

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Oct 01 2011

My brain is processing excitement!

Hi all. This is Martin Wagner, cohost of the show and blog founder, checking in with my introduction and greeting as Kazim has asked. I am delighted we’ve arrived (fashionably late, of course) to the Freethought Blogs party, and my thanks go out to the illustrious Mr. Glasser for setting it all up, and in …

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Oct 01 2011

Introductions: Russell “Kazim” Glasser

Now that the new blog has been introduced, hopefully some new people have had a chance to learn about the show.  There are seven people involved with posting to the blog, and I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Russell Glasser.  I’m a software engineer, with a BS from UC San Diego, and a …

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