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Category Archive: Atheism & Religion

Jun 09 2014

Advice for kids coming out to their parents

This is a response to a 16 year old living in Florida with his creationist parents. He’s recently decided that he is a closeted atheist, partly as a result of watching the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate. He wants to know if/how he should come out to his parents. This is advice we’ve given several times on …

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Jun 06 2014

On Sye Ten Bruggencate’s response to Islam and the Outsider Test

Twice during the debate between Matt and Sye, audience members asked Sye a good question that is reminiscent of John Loftus’s “outsider test.” The first questioner comes up at 1:18:30 in the video and asks if Sye agrees with “God’s word” as represented by a passage in the Quran. Sye says no, because the Quran …

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Jun 03 2014

The Refining Reason Debate: Matt Dillahunty VS Sye Ten Bruggencate

Thanks to our viewers for linking this from another post. I thought the debate could use its own open discussion thread.

May 28 2014

Why are years based on Jesus? A history lesson

This morning I got an email from a guy named Scott, who asked: Please answer the following: If there is no God/Jesus, how are the years calculated? (ie: it is currently 2014) Thanks! I thought it would be easy to find a concise answer to this, but it turns out I had a bit of …

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May 14 2014

On maintaining passionate intensity

I want to say something witty and interesting on the subject of confidently presenting your point of view… but I’m not sure I have the confidence in this view, so I’m just going to throw some stream of consciousness at you. It’s no big secret that I think “Faith” in general is a problem. By …

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Mar 11 2014

Islam 101 recap (Russell and Tracie double header)

Last week, I went with Tracie Harris, Beth Presswood, and Ben Weaver to an “Islam 101″ seminar at the North Austin Muslim Community Center. This is a recap of my experience and Tracie’s.

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Feb 23 2014

Open thread for AETV #854: Unitarian Universalists

Russell Glasser and John Iacoletti talk about Unitarianism, in John’s first episode as regular cohost. Video should be up soon. During the show, I mentioned to a caller that I had recently done a panel discussing Presuppositional Apologetics with Justin Schieber and Dan Linford. It seems that this video is not easy to search for, …

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Feb 14 2014

Apologetics baiting fail

Email from a fellow who calls himself “Destroyerof Atheists” [sic]: this is for matt D does he see these? maybe you can pass it along he seemed sincere so i wanted to ask him some questions does he represent atheists? has he ever debated/talked with/met a representative of the Creator? is he sincerely looking to …

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Jan 05 2014

Trying on atheism

The Huffington Post recently relayed the story of former pastor Ryan J. Bell, who is “trying on atheism” for a while. Bell says, So, I’m making it official and embarking on a new journey. I will “try on” atheism for a year. For the next 12 months I will live as if there is no …

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Dec 13 2013

Fair representation of competing doctrines

So we got email taking us to task for an argument made on the show. I am copying it with some minor edits. I am a Christian who has been listening to your program for about a year now.  On the whole, I enjoy your programs but I have a problem with you on this issue …

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