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Blog Archive: November 2012

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The Appeal to Emotion

Nov 7, 2012 6:25:23 AM
Nov 10, 2012 5:09:35 AM

This morning, I posted my latest video, a difficult-to-watch piece called “Burn Victims” (Click HERE to view). As I expected, some in the atheist community (again) allege that my use of harsh imagery and an atmospheric soundtrack is "religious" in its appeal to emotion. So (again), I'll address the allegation. "Burn Victims" presents the facts about the nature of burn injuries and about the specific biblical reference in Matthew 25 describing Hell. The information is solid, fact-checked ...

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You Matter

Nov 5, 2012 9:48:56 AM

Been really reflective about TTA lately. Might have something to do with being a bit under the weather (less sleep + diminished physical and mental resistance = babbling like Dr. Phil).  But I've been examining my efforts here, on the podcasts and in the video production room, asking myself, "What are you trying to accomplish?" The answer has many layers. TTA provides me the opportunity to connect with, give support to and receive support from those swimming against the religious tide. It (...

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Nov 2, 2012 4:28:46 AM
Nov 2, 2012 4:37:30 AM

No, it's not satire. It's a legitimate show targeted (of course) to young children. It's called Bibleman.  (Click HERE to check out an episode, but keep your nausea medication handy.)    The original incarnation of Bibleman starred Willie Aames. Yeah, one of the middle children on the classic TV show "Eight is Enough." Robert T. Schlipp took over from 2003-2011. The plot line is priceless: Miles Peterson was a man who had it all. Wealth, status, success. Still, there was something missing;...

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