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Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 29 2013

Christianity: It’s Just About Being Nice to People?

Someone wrote to us from a “non-English speaking country,” to say that his friend asked him why he, as an atheist, objects to Christianity—since it’s only teaching people to be good to one another? The writer said he wasn’t very familiar with Christianity and asked me why it should be such a big problem for …

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Jul 29 2013

Open thread on AETV #824: The Failure of Scripture

Don Baker and Russell Glasser on The Failure of Scripture.

Jul 27 2013

Apologists: only dudes can have good reasons to be an atheist

A few weeks ago, Hemant Mehta hosted a guest post on his blog: “The Atheist Daughter of a Notable Christian Apologist Shares Her Story.” The post was by Rachael Slick, daughter of radio host and CARM founder Matt Slick. Viewers of our show may remember that both Matt Dillahunty and I, in two weeks running, …

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Jul 24 2013

“God Is Real” author writes back

Last week I posted a response to an email titled ”God Is Real” by an apologetics book author. Mr. Chacon has written back, and I include my reply below.

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Jul 23 2013

So we thought, we have this new building and all, let’s use it!

We were dead. But we got better.

And reviving a certain long-dormant podcast that we all missed seemed just the thing. Yes, beginning August 7, The Non-Prophets returns with a biweekly schedule on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Jeff Dee returns to the host’s chair, with Denis Loubet and Russell Glasser in support, with occasional participation by Martin Wagner …

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Jul 21 2013

Open thread on episode #823

Have at it. It never ceases to amaze me how often we keep having to go back to “Atheism is a religion too!” and “Why don’t you just call yourselves agnostic?” Cripes. Doing this show for a decade and a half, and every week still manages to feel like you’re teaching a remedial course in …

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Jul 21 2013

More FtBCon panels: video game edition

Last night: Video games, religion and morality   Coming up in a minute: Female protagonists in video games  

Jul 20 2013

Open thread on FtBCon panel: God is Love? Relationships in a Godless World

Beth Presswood will be on the upcoming live broadcast in 25 minutes, 4 PM Central. She is joined by  Anti-Intellect, Jamila Bey, James Croft, Ania Bula and Miri Mogilevsky. Panel page is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cavadhvhrkg3vu01m1toris9j2c Chat room continues to be here: http://client00.chat.mibbit.com/?server=irc.synirc.net&channel=%23pharyngula

Jul 20 2013

Open thread on FtBCon panel: Evangelical Atheism

In a few hours I’ll be joined by radio veteran Jamila Bey and “Quiverfull” survivor Vyckie Garrison, to discuss being an “out” atheist an winning arguments with various types of people. Hope you’ll tune in. I’ll also post open threads on this blog later today about Beth Presswood’s panel, “God is Love?” and the video …

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Jul 19 2013

Don’t harsh my narrative with sexyfun!

This is amusing, though darn it, I wish I’d captured screenshots before the inevitable happened. (Some folks say they have done so.) So this youth minister, who does the usual thing of framing moral issues strictly in terms of self-denial and guilt, writes a blog post in which he says, among other funny things, “I …

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