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Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 23 2014

Open thread for AETV #854: Unitarian Universalists

Russell Glasser and John Iacoletti talk about Unitarianism, in John’s first episode as regular cohost. Video should be up soon. During the show, I mentioned to a caller that I had recently done a panel discussing Presuppositional Apologetics with Justin Schieber and Dan Linford. It seems that this video is not easy to search for, …

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Feb 23 2014

Christian Prick Bills

Just this week, the Arizona legislature passed a bill giving believers the right to discriminate against gays and others based on their religious belief. The bill has been touted for protecting “religious liberty”. And indeed, it allows people holding particular religious beliefs to run roughshod over the wishes, desires, and even religious liberty of their …

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Feb 14 2014

Apologetics baiting fail

Email from a fellow who calls himself “Destroyerof Atheists” [sic]: this is for matt D does he see these? maybe you can pass it along he seemed sincere so i wanted to ask him some questions does he represent atheists? has he ever debated/talked with/met a representative of the Creator? is he sincerely looking to …

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Feb 13 2014

Open (late) thread for episode #852

Many apologies for the delay in getting this up. The HD capture completely failed this week, for some reason. Not only did we only get a standard def capture, it wasn’t even properly formatted in 16:9. This one required extra work in post, especially to boost the sound, which still isn’t great. Anyway, talk amongst …

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Feb 13 2014

“Coincidence” is powerful “evidence” to many people

Observation: I was closing a spreadsheet, and the moment I clicked on the “X” to close the window, a dialog box popped up on my other monitor, and I thought “Oh, what did I just do?” The dialog box was simply an alert, letting me know that I have to attend a meeting in 15 …

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Feb 05 2014

Creationists say the cutest things

Guy P. Harrison sent me this: 22 Messages From Creationists To People Who Believe In Evolution Here are my answers. Of course. No. Almost completely. No. Rotation of the earth. They don’t. What about them? Deriving meaning is up to the individual. No: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiogenesis That’s pithy and dumb. Who embraces it? Wrong. Sure, but tangentially. …

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Feb 03 2014

FTBCon 2 round up

For those of you who weren’t able to watch the live panels this weekend, here are all those in which ACA members participated. Beth Presswood and Martin Wagner joined in the “Artistic Secularism” panel, with Amy Davis Roth, Ryan Consell, Ashley Hamer, and Lauren Lane. Jen Peeples and Russell Glasser did a parenting panel with …

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Feb 02 2014

Open thread for episode #851

Here we go again. Dat “logic and reason are impossible without God” guff. When will they learn that unproven assertions don’t make good premises for arguments? Oh well, leave your thinks below, as always.