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Blog Archive: November 2013

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Why "Noah" Doesn't Hold Water

Nov 14, 2013 12:20:52 PM
Dec 6, 2013 8:05:28 PM

  I've been dreading this, on several levels.  The problem isn't the stellar cast, the talented director, the elaborate visuals or the Resurrection-Of-The-70s-Disaster-Film premise. The problem is that, if the movie holds closely enough to the scriptural account (and that remains to be seen), we'll quite likely see the film propped up by the likes of Ken Ham, Ray Comfort, a hundred megapastors and thousands of evangelical churches.  This happens every decade or so. When "The Prince of Egyp...

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Should We Respect Religion?

Nov 10, 2013 6:16:42 AM
Oct 24, 2014 8:40:00 AM

Does religion deserve ridicule?  Do our irreverent memes and sacrilegious satires do more harm than good?  Are we being clever, or are we too clever for our own benefit?  Some recent satirical posts have drawn the ire of some TTA page members:  the Jesus "lag" meme, The Story of Suzie video, etc.  A few have left the page in protest. I'll address it again, and of course, you're welcome to chime in.  :) It's a difficult thing, having such a love for people (religious and otherwise) and h...

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Nov 8, 2013 9:57:28 AM
Nov 8, 2013 9:58:28 AM

Change. It's funny. I look at my life today, and I'm awestruck at how drastically different it is from the imaginings of my youth. I thought I'd be married forever. I'm divorced and about to start a 2nd chapter with Natalie. I never wanted kids. I now have a 16-year-old soon-to-be stepdaughter who has stolen my heart. I once was a Christian broadcaster. I now host one of the most listened to atheist radio shows in the world. I used to give my devoutly-religious parents great pride. I now give...

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