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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 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 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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Sep 08 2013

Open thread on AETV #830: Christian extended universe

Russell and Lynnea Glasser, together with a big old book of Irish Folklore. The old stuff is canon, yet the new stuff is relegated to forever be just fan fiction. What makes it less credible? One creationist caller was totally willing to take seriously the idea of giant snakes, faeries, and a really stupid devil …

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Jul 29 2013

Open thread on AETV #824: The Failure of Scripture

Don Baker and Russell Glasser on The Failure of Scripture.

Mar 10 2013

Open thread on episode #804: Russell and Tracie

Posted this preemptively before the show aired. I have added some notes since the show. Here are some things I mentioned in my intro: Speaking out Against Hate Directed at Women: Russell Glasser Anita Sarkeesian’s┬áDamsel in Distress: Part 1 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games I was asked in email to say what was …

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