Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 31 2013

American Atheists Convention 2013 recap: Friday

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Russell here. Lucky me, the 2013 American Atheists convention was held in Austin this year, which meant that all I had to do was shell out money for a ticket and no travel or lodging fees. I’d be crazy to pass up such an opportunity! I’m a couple of days behind on blogging the experience, …

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Mar 25 2013

Kirk Cameron, Shithead: “Kill the infidel!”

Somewhere, an al Qaeda guy is thinking, "There you go, Christians. That's how you do it!"

Okay, we all know that Kirk Cameron is a has-been actor from the ’80s whose minimal intellect has reduced him to partnering with professional joke Ray Comfort, a deal which, in a country full of similarly stupid people, has proven more lucrative than actually pursuing acting work would have been for him. So you’d already …

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Mar 25 2013

Breatharianism is big business

The guy who called the show with wild claims of people who live their entire lives without eating or drinking, emailed us today.

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Mar 22 2013

The Slymepitters might benefit from this one

Apropos of everything relating to current discussions about misogyny, in the atheist/skeptical community as well as the world at large, John Scalzi boils everything you need to know down to a couple of sentences. Now go have a good weekend.

Mar 19 2013

We get video rebuttals! A Christian’s Response To “The Atheist Experience”

So um, yeah… this happened.

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Mar 17 2013

Open Thread – AE 805

Topic discussion focused on some emails from people who conflate marriage equality with adoption of children by LGBT people. The adoption issue is moot – we have over 40 years of research that shows that the sexual orientation of a child’s parents is not a relevant factor in how well that child does. The issue …

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Mar 10 2013

Open thread on episode #804: Russell and Tracie

Posted this preemptively before the show aired. I have added some notes since the show. Here are some things I mentioned in my intro: Speaking out Against Hate Directed at Women: Russell Glasser Anita Sarkeesian’s┬áDamsel in Distress: Part 1 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games I was asked in email to say what was …

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Mar 03 2013

Open thread on episode #803