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Category Archive: Atheism & Religion

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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Nov 01 2013

Evolution question

Email: Hello, I am from Dallas and I go to a southern baptist school. Recently I had a project in my Logic and World Views class were I had to debate with another classmate on a controversial topic in today’s society, I choose the existence of god because I am an atheist and I wanted …

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Oct 29 2013

Explaining scientific understanding to a creationist

Got this email:   My biggest question for you guys is… How do you believe that we (and by we, I mean the entire earth and all of its contents) are here? Of course Christians, like myself, believe in the 7 Days of Creation. I’m watching your television show (your showdown with Ray Comfort) and …

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Oct 28 2013

The thing about presuppositional apologetics…

I’ve said this about presuppositional apologetics before. But it’s sometimes hard to keep it in mind in the middle of actually talking to a practitioner, like Seth on yesterday’s show. So I’m writing it again just to remind myself. The thing about presuppositional apologetics is that it’s not convincing to anyone who isn’t already looking …

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Oct 22 2013

Lecture: How online social media is changing the face of atheism

This is the video of a lecture I gave on October 13 at the Austin History Center. The video is embedded here, and the transcript of the talk, with references, is also included below (as much as I had written down, at least). Some of my slides are also copied here.  

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Oct 09 2013

Don’t believe every Jesus conspiracy you read

Okay, I need to nip this in the bud. We’ve gotten a flood of email in the last 24 hours telling us we should check out this thing. http://www.covertmessiah.com/ http://uk.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11201273.htm I’m inclined to conclude that it’s rubbish. Joseph Atwill has been peddling his Jesus conspiracy theories for years. He is not a historian, he doesn’t …

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