Author's details

Name: Tracie Harris
Date registered: September 29, 2011
URL: http://www.atheist-experience.com/

Latest posts

  1. Determining the Attributes and Effects of Gods — July 3, 2014
  2. Justice for the 800 Tuam babies — June 30, 2014
  3. Open thread in AETV 871: Russell & Tracie — June 22, 2014
  4. ACA Bat Cruise 2014: Bigger and Better than Ever! — June 16, 2014
  5. Support Romanian Secular Public Schools — June 2, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Open thread for episode #849: Spirituality in Healthcare — 379 comments
  2. Christianity: It’s Just About Being Nice to People? — 341 comments
  3. “Coincidence” is powerful “evidence” to many people — 338 comments
  4. Open Thread for Show #750 – Matt & Tracie — 254 comments
  5. Open thread for show #778 — 246 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 27 2014

Open thread on AETV #863: with Martin and Tracie

Martin and Tracie taking live calls. You know the drill!

Apr 17 2014

A Tale of Mercy Ministries

Awhile back I posted a testimonial from someone I know who was sent to a Pentecostal “Drug Rehab” facility as a teenager. I recently found out another person I’ve known for some time had a similar experience when she was sent to a Christian treatment center for issues of “self-harm.” Although she is out as …

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Apr 05 2014

Open thread on episode #860: Does Christianity need suffering?

In my reading about the “Spirituality in Healthcare” debates, I have started reading books from proponents. I’ve already read a number of articles on both sides of the issue, including more than a handful of articles published in peer reviewed journals covering claims of evidence, and also expert opinion pieces. But now it’s time to …

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Mar 02 2014

Open Thread for AETV #855 – Matt and Tracie

Today I will probably briefly touch on an Islam 101 seminar that was hosted by the local Islamic Community Center. I attended with Beth and Russell and some other ACA folks. We’re going to put together a more detailed blog article describing our individual thoughts and reactions to the seminar that will be posted here …

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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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Jan 19 2014

Open thread for episode #849: Spirituality in Healthcare

Today I want to mention a few more things about spirituality in healthcare. I fully understand that someone’s personal cosmology can play a role in their health. Extreme or prolonged stress is unhealthy. And religious beliefs, as part of a person’s overall worldview, can contribute to stress or relieve it, depending on the individual. I …

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Dec 08 2013

Open thread on AETV #843: Russell and Tracie

Thanks to Greg and Chip for the reminder to discuss “The Polar Express” today. I’d like to talk a little about the film’s handling of the Problem of Evil, using Santa as analogous to god, and using the character of Billy to represent the underprivileged of the world, and one of the unbelievers. The song …

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Oct 27 2013

Open thread on AETV 837: Russell and Tracie

Today we discussed “spirituality” in healthcare. Issues like hospitals becoming more religiously affiliated, Nursing standards including praying with patients, and Religious Trauma Syndrome’s development toward becoming a recognized issue. One surprise I had was a blindside where a Deist, Dale, called in to quote-mine something I’d posted as a comment on an unofficial fan page, …

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Oct 04 2013

Atheist in need of advice: How to cope with family?

I offered to post these letters anonymously to our blog to solicit more feedback from others who might have more, or better, ideas to help this person—to make it simple, let’s call him “John.” My offer was accepted, and so I’m sharing. In brief, John suspected that his mother was being influenced by religious relatives. …

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Oct 01 2013

Resources for Ex-Muslim Atheists?

More and more, we receive comments, questions or requests for help or advice from ex-Muslim atheists who are living in Muslim nations, or within Muslim communities/families abroad. As someone with no experience in the Muslim community, I feel inept, and sometimes even worried, trying to offer help or support in situations that are well beyond …

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