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Jen Peeples

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

Biography

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

Apr 11 2010

Today’s show: The Prosperity Gospel

Today, on the Atheist Experience, I’ll be talking about the Prosperity Gospel. I thought I’d post a couple of interesting links about it, in case people want to explore on their own: The WikiPedia article on Prosperity Theology The Time article, “Does God Want You to be Rich?“ Atlantic Monthly: “Did Christianity Cause the Crash?” …

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Apr 09 2010

One less religious deception in Austin

The Austin City Council unanimously passed an ordinance yesterday that would require “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” to post information about what services they do and do not offer. These centers have sprung up around the country in recent years with billboards targeting pregnant and desperate teenagers. While posing to help people in a challenging situation, these …

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Apr 01 2010

God says pedophila ok

Dateline: April 1, 2010 – The Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI issued a decree today saying that pedophilia is not a sin. According to the decree, the Roman Catholic Church no longer bears any responsibility for the ongoing child molestation scandal that has rocked the Church in the United States, Ireland, and several other countries for …

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Mar 24 2010

The Vatican: A Nation of Sexual Perverts

It seems that the Vatican has been in the news a lot lately. It appears that the Pope was personally involved in a pedophilia cover up. A scandal has broken in Brazil. There’s an international inquiry into a Catholic cult and its sexual-predator leader who was a favorite of John Paul. A Vatican homosexual prostitution …

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Mar 18 2010

Jon Stewart on Texas SBOE

Last night, The Daily Show did a bit on the Texas State Board of Education (4 minutes). If you’ve been following along, it’s worth watching. There’s so much wrong with the Board of Education, that they could have easily done a week-long comedy marathon. They focused on the controversy surrounding Oscar Romero as being worthy …

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Mar 09 2010

Kathleen Johnson: “A Place at the Table”

Here’s the video from a recent ACA Lecture Series lecture with Kathleen Johnson, titled “A Place at the Table.” On February 26th, 2010, Kathleen Johnson, American Atheists Vice President and Military Director and the founder of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, spoke at a historic meeting with the Obama administration at the nation’s …

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Feb 19 2010

Update on Andrew Wakefield

In an earlier post, I drew attention to the anti-vax hero Andrew Wakefield. Today’s Austin American Statesman reported that Wakefield has left his executive director position at the Austin-based Thoughtful House Center for Children that he helped found. It’s possible that they can rehabilitate their reputation without him. Late last month, Wakefield was found “irresponsible” …

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Feb 18 2010

A Suicide Note I Empathize With

Today, a man flew a small plane into a building in Austin. It’s captured our attention for most of the day. It turns out that the pilot was very frustrated and did what is effectively a suicide attack on an IRS office. He also torched his own house with his wife and child in it. …

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Feb 16 2010

Atheist Experience on February 21st

Our regular time slot for The Atheist Experience for February 21st was taken by a class in the same studio. The crew has worked their magic and got us the slot from 8-9:30 pm that day (3.5 hours later). It looks like the show will go on. Please watch the stream and participate as you …

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Feb 12 2010

Science Works, Albeit Slowly

This month, the British medical journal Lancet retracted a peer-reviewed study done by Andrew Wakefield. The paper was retracted because Wakefield apparently provided false information in the study and perhaps tried to cook the numbers to promote his cause and his career. He’s also under investigation for serious professional misconduct. Who is Andrew Wakefield and …

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