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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 — 228 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

Feb 12 2010

NY Times Magazine covers the Texas SBOE

The New York Times Magazine published a very good piece this weekend on the Texas State Board of Education, it’s Christian exceptionalist members and their motivations. The piece is called “How Christian were the Founders?“. It’s long, but thourough and fair. I recommend it. One of the last points Russell Shorto makes at the end …

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Feb 03 2010

Global Warming Denial and God Belief

I’ve often wondered why the religious nuts are most often the most vocal against global warming. On the surface, it seems incongruous. When the topic is God, they prop up the flimsiest evidence and put their fingers in their ears, yelling “la la la” when there is solid evidence against supernatural belief. When the topic …

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Jan 25 2010

Fred Edwords: Sailing the Rising Tide of Reason

Since some people may be missing The Atheist Experience this week, I’m posting the video from a recent ACA Lecture Series lecture. Fred Edwords from the United Coalition of Reason on “Sailing the Rising Tide of Reason”. Over the past few years, with the rise of the “New Atheism,” interest in Freethought and humanism is …

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Jan 14 2010

Cal-irony-fication

The California Supreme US District Court is currently hearing a case over whether 2008 Proposition 8 (which bans same-sex marriage in the California State Constitution) is itself constitutional. If the court rules that it is not constitutional (by the state’s US constitution), then same-sex marriage would revert to being allowed in the state. This is …

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Jan 12 2010

Propagandists to the Rescue!

The Texas State Board of Education has been a constant source of annoyance and frustration for people like me, who value church-state separation. The current board is packed with creationists and religious ideologues who have lost touch with reality, not to mention their mission as educators. Here’s a sampling: Board member Cynthia Dunbar has called …

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Jan 04 2010

Thugs without Borders

Christians are having a big impact in Africa, it seems–especially those from the US. In recent memory, we have: US Evangelicals James Dobson and Franklin Graham (son of Billy) easily inserted themselves in AIDS relief efforts in Africa under the Bush administration. While marketing their “charity” to the home base to get more donations, they …

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Nov 29 2009

Vic Stenger visited Austin at the end of October

Dr. Victor J. Stenger, author of the New York Times best seller, “God: The Failed Hypothesis” was in Austin at the end of October promoting his new book, “The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason“. He gave a lecture and did an interview with me. For various reasons, we have not publicized …

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Nov 18 2009

Oh, the Irony

I had to chuckle when I read about the recent study that investigated the alleged link between homosexuality and pedophile priests, only to find no connection. The Catholic Church has been blaming gays, pop culture, and even the victims for their problems. Now, it seems they have one less group to blame. (Don’t hold your …

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Aug 14 2009

The Greatest Sin

On last Sunday’s Atheist Experience, Matt and I were talking about “end times” theology as an example of one of the negative impacts of the Bible. I have had a difficult time putting into words my feelings on the subject. I’ve been trying to capture the deliciously sadistic glee that Christians must fantasize about when …

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May 23 2009

The Bible’s greatest hits: Genesis edition

The Atheist Experience episode #606 will be about the Bible’s impact on our culture, focusing on the book of Genesis. Dust off that Bible and follow along. We’ll talk about how just-so stories have been used to blame and repress minority groups, how the in-group uses the stories to align with power and justified thuggery, …

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