Martin Wagner

Author's details

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


Cohost of The Atheist Experience TV show.

Latest posts

  1. First rule of holes… — July 29, 2014
  2. An observation on the concept of “callout culture” — July 19, 2014
  3. Open thread for episode #870 — June 17, 2014
  4. Open thread on episode #868 — June 1, 2014
  5. Open thread on episode #859 — March 30, 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

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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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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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 23 2013

Open thread on episode #819

Mat and Don were on today. Have at it.

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 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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