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Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 16 2012

In which the question “Is there a stupider and more embarrassing atheist than Patrick Greene?” is definitively answered

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Via Hemant, I am made aware of this brilliant little nugget of joy. See if you can parse the logic in all this. Perhaps I can’t because I spent my valuable college years drawing talking animals for the school paper rather than boning up on things like the Löwenheim–Skolem theorem. But the sense of it …

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Jul 16 2012

Reply to Stephen Feinstein, round two

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 As before, I’ll be disabling comments in this post, as it is supposed to be a conversation only between the two of us. Stephen, I …

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Jul 15 2012

Come on. Really. Don’t do this.

Because so many romances begin just this way.

You could say this was just meant as a cute, harmless compliment. But even if you don’t call this “harassing,” it is, at very best, a deeply cheesy way to make your admiration of someone known. Why not just say, “You’re awesome on the show! Big fan!” (It could also have been a deliberate joke, …

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Jul 09 2012

How to guarantee that we hang up on you

This was the entirety of the second call we got yesterday: Russell: “Corey in Schenectady, NY.” Corey: “Hello?” Jeff: “Hi Corey!” Russell: “Hi, how are you?” Corey: “Hi.  Uh, first thing’s first… this is to Jeff Dee, I don’t care about your opinion, nor do I respect it, so…” Russell: “Oh okay, thanks for calling.” …

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Jul 08 2012

Open thread on AETV 769

Tonight, Jeff Dee and Russell Glasser took a lot of calls.  Creationist Matt from Oslo returned, and so did the guy who once told us that imagination is beter than knowledge.  Also a long call on how historians and scientists claim to know things.  Good times.

Jul 08 2012

The new atheist anti-harassment policy takes effect

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Because — for the humor-impaired — there’s been way too much anger, bitterness, feuding and rancor over this subject (a subject which, among sensible adults, there should really be not a whiff of controversy at all) that I think a little calming levity is overdue. (For those curious, this comes from the amazing Tumblr feed Black …

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Jul 08 2012

The funniest plea for attention we’ve ever gotten

Sometimes theists will try to goad and taunt atheists into an argument, because that’s what you have to do when you haven’t actually got a good argument. But this one, which came in a personal email to Beth Presswood, is just all kinds of hilarious. I feel like getting into a debate with you guys, …

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Jul 06 2012

Reply to Stephen Feinstein, round one

"Is this the right room for an argument?" "I told you once." "No you haven't." "Yes I have."

  Hi folks, I’ve been asked by a third party to get involved in a discussion with a Christian named Stephen Feinstein. Stephen has created his own blog for the occasion, and his very first post is here: http://sovereignway.blogspot.com/2012/07/debating-atheist.html In order to keep this as a one-on-one discussion, I’ll be disabling comments on my posts …

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Jul 02 2012

Open thread for episode #768

I wasn’t sure — coming back after two weeks out of town caring for a pair of ailing parents (all is well on that front) — that I was entirely on my game for yesterday’s show, but I’ve gotten a lot of compliments about it already, so that’s nice. Later on at dinner I was …

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