Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 31 2012


I know we haven’t been that active on the blog of late. But on behalf of the whole AXP gang, allow me to wish everyone a safe and happy new year. My hope is for a year of reason and goodness, with fewer things such as superstition, conspiracy ranters, mass shootings, superstorms, misogynist abuse both …

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Dec 27 2012

Rick Perry for Dick of the Year

There isn’t an official contest, but maybe there should be. I nominate Texas Governor Rick Perry for the Dick of the Year Award. Granted, Perry’s work was part of a team effort, with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, and a host of conservative Christian Texas legislators giving assistance. Rick and his pals have largely dismantled …

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Dec 19 2012

Apparently every tragedy is a marketing opportunity

Last Sunday on the show I had an opportunity to address Mike Huckabee’s wildly inappropriate and downright loathsome comment on the First Grade shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  Hours after the attack, Huckabee had this to say: It’s an interesting thing. We ask why there’s violence in our schools but we’ve systematically removed God from our schools. Should …

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Dec 16 2012

Open Thread for AETV #792

Hosted by Russell and Lynnea Glasser.

Dec 12 2012

Answering Justice Scalia

Recently, during the Q&A period following his talk at Princeton, Justice Scalia asked the following… “If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder?” So, I thought I’d take a moment to answer his questions.

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Dec 11 2012

Gods, wizards, and plot holes

A lot of atheists really like to argue about inconsistencies in the Bible, and let’s be honest here, there are a lot of them.  A quick look at the “Contradictions” section of the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible will show us all kinds of gems such as the following: Is Salvation by faith alone? To kill or not to …

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Dec 10 2012

Open Thread for AETV #791

The Atheist Experience with Matt and Jen.  Audio; Archive.

Dec 08 2012

To change or not to change?


Woke up today and saw that the new design template for FTB had gone live across the whole network. I took one look at the ugliness and thought… And because I’m a rebel and I just don’t care, I went back and switched to the old one. Change happens, and often it’s necessary and for …

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Dec 03 2012

Some friendly local media coverage

Because when you have the longest-running and most-awarded locally produced TV show in your community, it’s kind of hard to dismiss you utterly. But then, Austin’s always been Texas’s little progressive blue oasis in a desert of reactionary red. So when this sort of thing turns up, they’re very nice to us. Thanks, guys!

Dec 03 2012

Open Thread for AETV #790: Matt and Darrel Ray

The Atheist Experience welcomes special guest Darrel Ray, author of The God Virus and Sex and God. On an unrelated side note, sometime in the last few weeks our FTB blog passed a million hits.  Hooray!