Category Archive: Arts, Media, Literature & Culture

Apr 15 2014

Open thread on AETV #861

Oh hi, Matt and Martin did a show on Sunday. Discuss! (Also, don’t miss The Non-Prophets tomorrow when Jeff and I review “Noah”!)

Jan 26 2014

Open thread for episode #850: Using People

Today’s show will feature Russell and Don. Some links relevant to the show (from Don): Holy War – details how churches have raised money and power selling hatred of gays. The Fabulist – Self proclaimed homosexuality “expert” Paul Cameron is a major fraud. Rick Santorum on hijacking marriage for “the good of society” – think …

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Jan 13 2014

Open thread for episode #848: Brain Dead is Dead

Dec 16 2013

Open thread for episode #844

As we slowly ease into the end of the year, Matt and Jen take calls and discuss the Christmas “Wars,” waged by petty little men who behave like spoiled children who don’t want anyone else having their birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. Comment away, gang.

Dec 01 2013

Open thread on AETV #842: In Which Russell and Martin Are Adorable

You heard it here first, folks.

Nov 12 2013

Open thread on episode #839

I apologize for the delay in getting this thread posted, gang. I suppose as I was co-host it was down to me, and I just flaked. The morality question is one I have always found bizarre that Christians want to turn into tis profoundly difficult and inexplicable concept without bringing a deity into the mix. …

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Nov 04 2013

Open thread on episode #838

In unrelated news, Richard Dawkins has an unfortunate run-in with TSA airport security.

Post your thinky things below.

Oct 16 2013

Thoughts on Mormons, the Book of Mormon, and “Book of Mormon”

Last Friday I saw the musical “Book of Mormon” at the Bass Concert Hall on the UT campus. Before I say anything about the play, let me give my clear, unambiguous opinion: If you have the opportunity to see Book of Mormon, see it!!!! If you can’t, buy the soundtrack instead.┬áMore thoughts below.

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Oct 06 2013

Open thread on episode 834: Russell and Lynnea

Pre-posting this link about 15 minutes before we go live. (Ignore the schedule, which says it was Matt and Martin. Neither is available today.)

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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