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Martin Wagner

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Name: Martin Wagner
Date registered: August 3, 2011
URL: http://freethoughtblogs.com/axp/

Biography

Cohost of The Atheist Experience TV show.

Latest posts

  1. Open thread on episode #859 — March 30, 2014
  2. Fred’s dead, baby, Fred’s dead — March 20, 2014
  3. Open (late) thread for episode #852 — February 13, 2014
  4. Open thread for episode #851 — February 2, 2014
  5. An iconic moment… — January 15, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Open thread on episode #712 — 589 comments
  2. Oh hell, is Elevatorgate going to ruin TAM9? — 401 comments
  3. Prometheus: pandering to anti-science — 389 comments
  4. Boy and girls and dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria! — 324 comments
  5. We get email: Manly Man is Manly — 309 comments

Author's posts listings

Nov 12 2013

Open thread on episode #839

I apologize for the delay in getting this thread posted, gang. I suppose as I was co-host it was down to me, and I just flaked. The morality question is one I have always found bizarre that Christians want to turn into tis profoundly difficult and inexplicable concept without bringing a deity into the mix. …

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Nov 04 2013

Open thread on episode #838

In unrelated news, Richard Dawkins has an unfortunate run-in with TSA airport security.

Post your thinky things below.

Oct 27 2013

We get email: And they call us censorious bullies?

For those of you who cannot read screengrabs, this says "I'm angry and stupid and my mother never gave me any hugs."

So this rando pops up and he’s all like “Waaahrgarbl!” I am intrigued by the notion of a self-styled champion of free expression telling us whom we are and are not allowed to associate with. Perhaps he can enlighten us with more rational discourse. Dude wrote back and he was all “You’re not the people …

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Oct 26 2013

“Explore God” and you’ll explore existential despair

Hey everyone, Martin here. Nice to see you all again. HT to my buddy Amy Angela on Facebook for the heads up on this. Nothing quite illustrates the hopelessness and futility that having a deeply religious mindset inculcates quite like the Explore God movement. A recent post on their Facebook page asks the basic question …

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Oct 01 2013

I believe this is what you call an “own goal”

So I’m guessing that when the Republicans threw a diva fit and shut the government down, they were hoping it would hurt Obama and the Democrats…but weren’t expecting it to hurt their own most ardent supporters as well.

Sep 01 2013

Open thread on episode #829: The kinder, gentler AXP

A couple of days ago, we got another email from an atheist, chiding us about what big meanies we are on the show. It was the usual tone-trolling thing: “You will surely admit that your show creates a great deal of anger and resentment in many of your viewers.” Why do guys like that automatically …

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Aug 13 2013

Trolling level: ICELANDER!

So this is phenomenal. Some churches in Iceland invited Franklin Graham to speak at an event there. Now, take into account that in countries not named The United States of America (or Russia, I guess), the kind of Level 9000 evangelism Graham markets — rife with arch-conservative homophobia — tends to be a minority rather …

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Aug 07 2013

Right ways and wrong ways

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Addendum: The Tumblr discussed herein, “More Will Be Named,” has been deleted as I wrote this. So I guess the general point of this whole post has been vindicated, or something. Well, I wrote this thing, so I’ll leave it up, because the point still applies generally. Have you heard? Harassment is back in the …

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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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