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Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 26 2013

I don’t know about you…

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…but for me, today has been all about the schadenfreude. In Texas, news is that Rick Perry has thrown a petulant snit over last night’s trouncing of SB5, and has called for a new special session on July 2, to try to ram the law through again. Everyone should consider that anti-choicers absolutely took note …

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Jun 24 2013

Reading list for atheists

I hear that Matt claimed on the last episode that I had made a blog post with a “top ten” book list for atheists. Actually, I only sent somebody an email with my list, but there was no blog post, so I thought I should make one. This is not an exhaustive list by any …

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Jun 23 2013

Open thread on episode #819

Mat and Don were on today. Have at it.

Jun 21 2013

FTBCon is coming

Russell here, telling you to get your tickets now for FTBCon next month! Wait, what? You don’t need any tickets. It’s free! So if you don’t have the time or money to travel to all the other fun events that have been happening, like the American Atheist convention and Skepticon, now you can attend an …

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Jun 19 2013

Fighting evil by promoting the good

Addendum 2/Postscript: Kickstarter has (take note, CFI) issued an apology, owned their failings, and put new policies in place to ensure such a project as described herein never darkens their doors again. Still I encourage everyone to get behind Advantageous (and heck, even my little thing, if you like). Original post begins: In case you’re …

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Jun 18 2013

Inviting pedophiles into homes with children, a good idea?

I promised to keep this person anonymous and also asked permission to share this. It’s a good message about common sense, child welfare, and how religion can be used to cloud people’s better judgement: …My very religious Evangelical Christian mother-in-law called last night. Her husband, my father-in-law, is a pastor and their church hosts some …

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Jun 18 2013

Open thread on episode #818, Matt and Jeff

Sorry we’re late with this.

Jun 14 2013

Iron Chariots spam

A while back I decided to upgrade the server software for the Iron Chariots wiki and install a bunch of add-ons, including one that allows me to force all new editors to write a short biography and wait for approval. It’s kind of a headache, but before doing this, we would get dozens of new …

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Jun 09 2013

Open thread on episode #817 with Russell and Martin: Grace, love and mercy edition

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Edit: On Sunday’s show we spoke with philosopher and blogger Dan Fincke, who discusses the concept of secular objective morality in these posts:  http://www.patheos.com/blogs/camelswithhammers/tag/leah-libresco/. Additionally, Martin referenced some YouTube videos debunking claims of advanced scientific information in the Koran. Here is the promised link to the YouTube channel. Martin  It’s Martin (dat’s me!) and Russell fielding the hordes today, …

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Jun 06 2013

In which we squee

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So this happened.

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