Jen Peeples

Author's details

Name: Jen Peeples
Date registered: September 28, 2011
URL: http://freethoughtblogs.com/axp


Atheist, lesbian mother from Austin, TX. VP of the Atheist Community of Austin, rotating co-host on The Atheist Experience TV show, and regular co-host of the Godless Bitches podcast.

Latest posts

  1. Open Thread for AETV #857: Message from a Deist — March 16, 2014
  2. Open Thread AE 833: Religion & Depression — September 30, 2013
  3. Open Thread on #828 – Ad Hominem Attacks & Viewer Calls — August 25, 2013
  4. A New Fan is “Concerned” — April 11, 2013
  5. Open Thread – AE 805 — March 17, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. Open Thread for AETV #857: Message from a Deist — 229 comments
  2. Open Thread – AE 776 — 119 comments
  3. A New Fan is “Concerned” — 115 comments
  4. The Greatest Sin — 97 comments
  5. Open Thread on #828 – Ad Hominem Attacks & Viewer Calls — 88 comments

Author's posts listings

Mar 16 2014

Open Thread for AETV #857: Message from a Deist

Welcome to the Open Thread for AETV #857. A deist emailed us this week with a message for Christians and a request that we read his message on The Atheist Experience. I won’t take up air time for that, as I explain in my response to him, but I did think it was valuable as a …

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Sep 30 2013

Open Thread AE 833: Religion & Depression

On the show I discussed the study published in Psychological Medicine that examined the relationship between religious beliefs and major depression. The prevailing view has been that religious belief provided some protective and/or mitigating effect on major depression. This study puts a serious dent in that view with its conclusion that “These results do not …

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Aug 25 2013

Open Thread on #828 – Ad Hominem Attacks & Viewer Calls

Open thread on tonight’s episode – have at it!

Apr 11 2013

A New Fan is “Concerned”

Our new fan, Pete, wrote to us to tell us we really need to consider the concerns he brings up about marriage equality, namely, that allowing gay people to adopt kids is a violation of the kids’ rights. When we consider his concerns, he admonishes us to be “unbiased and completely honest.” Pete presents a fairly …

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Mar 17 2013

Open Thread – AE 805

Topic discussion focused on some emails from people who conflate marriage equality with adoption of children by LGBT people. The adoption issue is moot – we have over 40 years of research that shows that the sexual orientation of a child’s parents is not a relevant factor in how well that child does. The issue …

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Aug 26 2012

Open Thread – AE 776

Open thread for tonight’s show in which we talked about Hamid’s misunderstanding of the burden of proof, evolution, arguments from ignorance, and more. I have a house full of sick cats to take care of, so you guys have fun.

Jul 22 2012

AE 771 Open Thread

Godparents, abiogenesis, resurrection, redefining words, and outing ourselves to political leaders. Have at it! Reminder – no show next week! We don’t get the studio on a fifth Sunday of the month.

Sep 18 2011

Open Thread on 727

Secular charities mentioned in today’s show include: Planned Parenthood Austin Doctors Without Borders Capital Area Food Bank Atheists Helping the Homeless These organizations help real people in this life – the only one we’re sure to get. They’re transparent about what they do, and serve anyone in need. As I mentioned on the show today, …

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Aug 06 2010

Another Battle Won

I’m sure everyone’s heard by now that California Proposition 8 has been struck down in federal court. Same-sex couples are on their way to being able to marry in California. The drama will play on for a while, unfortunately. The ruling has been stayed to give opponents time to appeal, something of a courtesy from …

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Apr 23 2010

Sick and Tired of Christian Manipulation

The headline reads, “Oklahoma Senate Passes Five Controversial Abortion Bills.” It should read, “Christian Theocrats Make Strides in the Promotion of Sadism, Manipulation, and Hypocrisy.” Let’s face it: if there’s a group in the U.S. that wants to harness the reproductive capacities of others, it’s Christians. In this case, the Christians elected by Christians in …

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