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Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 31 2012

Reply to Stephen Feinstein, round three

This post is part of an ongoing discussion between Russell Glasser and Pastor Stephen Feinstein. Here are all the previous posts in the series. Stephen 1 Russell 1 Stephen 2 Russell 2 Stephen 3 As before, I’ll be disabling comments in this post, as it is supposed to be a conversation only between the two …

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Jul 26 2012

Is Dennis Markuze already violating the terms of his suspended sentence?

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As some of you might recall, Dennis Markuze, the Montreal troll who spent literally years and years sending increasingly unhinged and violent rants and death threats to atheists online (usually under the nym David Mabus), was finally arrested. Pleading guilty, his behavior was put down to drug and alcohol abuse and he received a suspended …

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Jul 26 2012

Insert “Better love story than Twilight” joke here

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You know, sometimes I almost feel cruel. But yes, kids, this… …is a real book, by one Ernest Angley, an Ohio evangelist. Its story, apparently, “reveals the overwhelming fear, torment, death and unimaginable destruction that will take place on Earth after the Rapture. This gripping story is based on 100% Bible truth, and the end …

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Jul 24 2012

The Non-Prophets FAQ, July 2012

Q: “The Non-Prophets”?  What is that? A: The Non-Prophets is a live internet show that is broadcast regularly in addition to the Atheist Experience TV shows.  It is not a call-in show, so we tend to focus on news and philosophical discussions instead of debunking Pascal’s Wager over and over again.  The current hosts are …

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Jul 22 2012

Godless Parenting hangout

I participated in another Freethought Blogs hangout tonight with Kylie Sturgess, Dan Fincke, Ophelia Benson, and PZ Myers. Kylie hosted the conversation.  Thanks, Kylie!

Jul 22 2012

AE 771 Open Thread

Godparents, abiogenesis, resurrection, redefining words, and outing ourselves to political leaders. Have at it! Reminder – no show next week! We don’t get the studio on a fifth Sunday of the month.

Jul 20 2012

How quickly can we expect to see religious/political exploitation of last night’s Batman shooting?

How about already? (And, in case you hadn’t heard the news yet, well, this happened.) Louie Gohmert — shamefully, but not surprisingly, from our state — has helpfully opined that all of it happened because the country just isn’t Christian enough. It’s pretty much the same thing we heard from Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell …

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Jul 19 2012

Just let me put this small fish in your ear…

Every day we get several emails that are just friendly fan letters, saying hey, great job, you guys rock, love your show, and all that. Some of them are even from people who want neither to marry nor bang us. And though we don’t respond to each one, take it as a given that we …

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Jul 18 2012

A pretty low bar for “accomplishments,” I must say

He should have gotten Apple's new iCross instead, which has 4G.

So there’s this Christian kid from north Texas named Junior Garcia. Junior decided, as many Christians do, that the world is a vile, steaming cesspit of moral decay, and the best thing to do about that would be to go to Home Depot, buy some lumber, fashion it into a big cross, and drag it …

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Jul 17 2012

Louis C.K., still pretty cool (probably)

Louis C.K. was on The Daily Show today. The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Some people have been kinda pissed at Louis for an apparent Twitter blunder he made. It’s relevant because the subject of this tweet has been causing some discussion here at FTB, …

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