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Oct 16 2013

Open thread on AETV 835: Matt flies solo

Oct 01 2013

I believe this is what you call an “own goal”

So I’m guessing that when the Republicans threw a diva fit and shut the government down, they were hoping it would hurt Obama and the Democrats…but weren’t expecting it to hurt their own most ardent supporters as well.

Sep 01 2013

Open thread on episode #829: The kinder, gentler AXP

A couple of days ago, we got another email from an atheist, chiding us about what big meanies we are on the show. It was the usual tone-trolling thing: “You will surely admit that your show creates a great deal of anger and resentment in many of your viewers.” Why do guys like that automatically …

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Aug 25 2013

Open Thread on #828 – Ad Hominem Attacks & Viewer Calls

Open thread on tonight’s episode – have at it!

Aug 13 2013

Trolling level: ICELANDER!

So this is phenomenal. Some churches in Iceland invited Franklin Graham to speak at an event there. Now, take into account that in countries not named The United States of America (or Russia, I guess), the kind of Level 9000 evangelism Graham markets — rife with arch-conservative homophobia — tends to be a minority rather …

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Aug 07 2013

Right ways and wrong ways

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Addendum: The Tumblr discussed herein, “More Will Be Named,” has been deleted as I wrote this. So I guess the general point of this whole post has been vindicated, or something. Well, I wrote this thing, so I’ll leave it up, because the point still applies generally. Have you heard? Harassment is back in the …

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Jul 23 2013

So we thought, we have this new building and all, let’s use it!

We were dead. But we got better.

And reviving a certain long-dormant podcast that we all missed seemed just the thing. Yes, beginning August 7, The Non-Prophets returns with a biweekly schedule on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Jeff Dee returns to the host’s chair, with Denis Loubet and Russell Glasser in support, with occasional participation by Martin Wagner …

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Jul 21 2013

Open thread on episode #823

Have at it. It never ceases to amaze me how often we keep having to go back to “Atheism is a religion too!” and “Why don’t you just call yourselves agnostic?” Cripes. Doing this show for a decade and a half, and every week still manages to feel like you’re teaching a remedial course in …

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Jul 21 2013

More FtBCon panels: video game edition

Last night: Video games, religion and morality   Coming up in a minute: Female protagonists in video games  

Jul 19 2013

Don’t harsh my narrative with sexyfun!

This is amusing, though darn it, I wish I’d captured screenshots before the inevitable happened. (Some folks say they have done so.) So this youth minister, who does the usual thing of framing moral issues strictly in terms of self-denial and guilt, writes a blog post in which he says, among other funny things, “I …

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