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Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 15 2013

Open thread for AETV #809

Yesterday Russell and Don did a show, on the topic of “Christian Message Subtext.” Here is the Blip video: Also, I’m happy to say that the official Atheist Experience YouTube channel is finally back in business. Please expect a few days for new videos to appear on YouTube. Jen is working hard to convert the …

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Apr 11 2013

A New Fan is “Concerned”

Our new fan, Pete, wrote to us to tell us we really need to consider the concerns he brings up about marriage equality, namely, that allowing gay people to adopt kids is a violation of the kids’¬†rights. When we consider his concerns, he admonishes us to be “unbiased and completely honest.” Pete presents a fairly …

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Apr 10 2013

Thoughts on Life of Pi

A reader asked what we thought of the movie¬†Life of Pi, and since I’ve never brought up my opinions on the blog before, I figured I should share them. I read the book years before seeing the movie, enjoyed it with some reservations. The movie was beautifully done. This review will contain spoilers, so be …

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Apr 06 2013

AACon13: An object lesson in building communities

I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to share my experience of the convention with people. I figure that even if few people read them, I’d like to look back at these posts in a few years and remember how enjoyable it was. In case you missed some, here are the recaps of: Friday Saturday Sunday morning …

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Apr 03 2013

American Atheists Convention 2013 recap: Sunday evening

2013-03-31 17.14.14

Wrapping this up at last…. After lunch on Sunday, Lynnea and I returned to hear David Tamayo speak about promoting atheism among the Hispanic community. Hispanics are natural atheist allies, says David, but it’s tough to promote minority communities leaving religious infrastructures. Tamayo suggested that confronting women’s issues more is a key to unlocking this …

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Apr 02 2013

American Atheists Convention 2013 recap: Sunday morning

2013-03-31 09.07.44

My wife Lynnea joined me on the final day of the convention, having a day pass for her participation in the live Godless Bitches broadcast in the evening. We had to get there by 9:00 in order to catch Jerry DeWitt‘s Easter Sermon, because Jerry rocks.

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Apr 01 2013

American Atheists Convention 2013 recap: Saturday

2013-03-30 09.21.07

I know everybody’s expecting to be fooled today, but no kidding, we’re all pretty tired. So instead of doing that, here’s more American Atheists convention goodness. Saturday morning I arrived in time to catch most of a panel discussion by Kelly Mochel, Dale McGowan, and Sarah Morehead about parenting. I know Dale as the author …

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