Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 30 2013

Fake YouTube account, fake contest

Some rather pitiful attention seeker, using the YouTube username “HelpImSick”, has renamed his channel to “Matthew Dillahunty.” He is currently stealing and reposting ACA videos, and under several videos he has included this description: May 1st-31st Contest for 2013: Give a coherent explanation that God exists, that could actually almost convince me that God is …

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Apr 29 2013

Board election / open house this Sunday!

We’ve been announcing this for a few weeks, so don’t miss out. The grand opening of the Atheist Community of Austin’s library will take place Sunday, May 5. The election of the new board starts at 12:15, and an open house will follow at 1:00. The address of the new building is 1507 West Koenig Lane, located …

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Apr 29 2013

#811 Open Thread: “Crazy Beliefs” (Or, what paranormal powers did you believe you had?)

Yesterday’s program with Matt and Tracie (me), featured a brief reading of a thread where people posted nutty beliefs they used to hold about paranormal abilities or experiences. Other items mentioned included the importance of supporting groups like “Black Nonbelievers” (blacknonbelievers.org), who face unique issues based on their demographics, which may not be addressed by …

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Apr 28 2013

Presenting the stupidest anti-gay-marriage article in world history, part 1


(TL;DR advisory: This one’s a biggie. The word “asshole” is frequently used.) A few days back, one of my Facebook friends (well, she’s an IRL friend too, but Facebook is where she contacted me, so anyway…) asked me to help her fisk this article. Took me a while, what with a busy week going on, …

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Apr 26 2013

You really, really, really don’t want to read this.

No, seriously…you don’t want to read this. The other day, I got an e-mail that read: “I think I am the only Human on Earth that can convert you to Christianity. Please contact me.   Maybe we can talk on the phone and than set-up a live interview. I could explain the real position of the Bible. Ask a pendulum …

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Apr 25 2013

Hey all you Godless Perverts!

Moderation is a tricky thing. Yesterday I posted some links on the blog that address issues for black atheists. I got an extremely off-topic comment from “Joachim,” which was held in moderation. [...]

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Apr 24 2013

Resources to think about: black atheists

In the aftershow this weekend, a caller asked why there aren’t any black hosts of The Atheist Experience. As we discussed, this isn’t an act of deliberate exclusion. Over time, hosts come forward who are active members of the group and have an interest in representing the community in this way. For whatever reason, there …

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Apr 23 2013

Scientific cluelessness and idle threats

That’s what we are getting with a recent string of emails from a fellow who signs off every message as “Kevin the Creationist.” Apparently Kevin called the show in 2012, and since then he’s periodically been sending us email trying to tell us about exciting new evidence for a young earth. The latest round began …

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Apr 19 2013

Watch AETV this weekend with guest Dale McGowan / #810 open thread

On this Sunday’s show, Russell and Jen will be talking to Dale McGowan from the Foundation Beyond Belief. Dale is the editor and co-author of Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers, and author of the newly-released Atheism for Dummies. He teaches nonreligious parenting workshops across North America and is founding executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, a humanist charitable organization. In 2008, …

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Apr 18 2013

Open thread for AETV #808

This is a week and a half late, but now that the Atheist Experience YouTube channel is operational, and video comments are meant to redirect here, I guess it is mandatory. Episode 808 with Matt and Jeff:

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