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Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 18 2013

Don’t be a Dick – new from Jezebel!

Over at Jezebel, there’s an article on how to be an atheist without being a dick about it. Ironically, I have yet to read an article or hear a talk about atheists being dicks that didn’t include a few examples of the author or speaker actually being a dick. Lindy West is not an exception. …

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Jul 18 2013

God is Real! -says some guy who wrote a book about God being real

A few days ago we received an email with a four page Word doc attached. The email addressed us politely and personally, so I thought it wouldn’t be nice to ignore it. Messrs. Dillahunty and Glasser: I see you on You Tube and like your way of thinking about the Bible.  Please review the attachment and …

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Jul 16 2013

FTBCon schedule posted

It’s just three days away. Check here to see all the panels and speakers that you can “attend” for free! For those looking to focus on people associated with The Atheist Experience and the ACA, here’s a quick summary: Saturday 12:00pm: “Evangelical Atheism”, with Russell Glasser, Jamila Bey, and Vyckie Garrison Saturday 10:00pm: “Video Games, …

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Jul 15 2013

Open thread on AETV #822: Polls about Non-Belief

Russell and Jen talked about the current statistics of non-believers. One Christian caller thought quantum mechanics should be seen as proof of God, and one “skeptical” atheist thought that belief in an afterlife is plausible without God.

Jul 09 2013

Why don’t I find Kalam Cosmology compelling?

That was the question asked by a caller that took up most of the show discussing Kalam last week. And as anyone who watched the show saw—or more likely already knew—there are 1,001 ways to approach problems or issues with this argument. But my main point of contention with Kalam was one that caller failed …

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Jul 07 2013

Show #821 Russell and Tracie — Open Thread

I was asked by a viewer if I would discuss the treatment of gays in Iraq, on today’s program. I did some research, and I’m not sure there is too much to say. “The treatment of gays in Iraq is not acceptable by any standard,” would pretty much sum it up. I plan to mention …

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Jul 02 2013

How We Can Really Prevent Fetal Pain

The religious conservatives are once again being dishonest in their quest to control others’ reproductive organs in Texas. In the 60s, the religious conservatives argued that the Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds would help with juvenile delinquency (by blatantly violating the highest law in the land). In the Texas Legislature, they …

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Jul 01 2013

Stand With Texas Women rally

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Today, Jeff, Manda, Lynnea and I went to the Texas capitol for the Stand With Texas Women rally. We heard speeches by State Senator Wendy Davis and NARAL president Ilyse Hogue. The majority of the crowd were women, although a lot of men showed up as well. People showed solidarity by wearing orange shirts. Here …

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