Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 27 2012

No better than the bigots they claim to fight

Addendum: Ask an Atheist now has been added to the partners page. A shame it took a little public shaming to accomplish it, but for now, hold off on the email and Facebook abuse. Thanks. Okay, try this on for size. And pay close fucking attention, because this shit is why we need Atheism+, in …

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Aug 26 2012

Open Thread – AE 776

Open thread for tonight’s show in which we talked about Hamid’s misunderstanding of the burden of proof, evolution, arguments from ignorance, and more. I have a house full of sick cats to take care of, so you guys have fun.

Aug 26 2012

A+ haters, what have you got besides reactionary emotionalism?

WHAT!?!? You like peanut butter better than chocolate!?! FUCK YOOOOUUUUUU.....

Despite what people think the policy here is over at GroupThinkBorgBlogs, we’re all fine with trading ideas about how to pursue social justice, as long as they’re productive and positive ideas. After all, as Russell said, here at AXP, we’ve been doing “positive atheism” for years. But we didn’t realize it was so utterly evil …

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Aug 24 2012

How not to build inclusive communities


I’m a software developer, as many of you know.  A few months ago, a friend of mine took me to lunch a few times to talk about a web-based game he was interested in producing.  It didn’t pan out, but it was interesting to have a design discussion with someone who has a lot of …

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Aug 22 2012

I’m pretty sure the ACA has been an Atheism+ organization for years


I was in a very slow line for Master Pancake (an Austin comedy group) the night Jen McCreight posted her brainstorm about a movement called Atheism+.  And it was spot on — despite the fact that I was standing in a crowded space, I had to keep reading and pointing out excerpts to my wife. …

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Aug 20 2012

Open thread on AETV #775 / NPR 11.12

Atheist Experience: Don and Russell talk about the failure of Christian medicine Non-Prophets: We interview Ben after his second year at Camp Quest Texas. (Sorry, the audio version is not up yet.) Video streaming by Ustream

Aug 13 2012

Open thread on AETV #774 / NPR 11.11

This week: Russell and Jeff on The Atheist Experience.  (Despite what the archive page said, episode 773 772 did not happen due to regular scheduling issues.) Russell throws together a Hangout with several newcomers, including Ian Cromwell and Steven Olsen, calls it The Non-Prophets.  Also available from the podcast. Correction: 773 was aired last week.  Martin’s …

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Aug 06 2012

Open thread on episode #773 (corrected no.)

Have at it. Sorry this didn’t get posted until today. I for one was totally having nerdgasms all last night about a little party going on on Mars. One new development in AXP-land has arisen that didn’t get talked about on yesterday’s show. You know that YouTube fan channel that I have, on previous occasions, …

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