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Women in Islam

Mar 14, 2013 4:08:31 AM
Mar 20, 2013 6:29:26 AM
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How perverse are Muslims! For Muslims are the vilest of animals. So show mercy to one another, but be ruthless to Muslims. Fight those Muslims who are near to you. Muslim mischief makers should be murdered or crucified. Strike off the heads of Muslims, as well as their fingertips. That's some pretty nasty hate speech, isn't it? If you find that terribly offensive, you're absolutely right to do so. And no, I didn't come up with that myself. I'll give you the source for those lines in a mom...

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Non-Believers Have Rights

Feb 14, 2013 2:51:03 PM
Feb 14, 2013 2:59:40 PM
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As the number and presence of nonbelievers grows, so do the number of cases in which we hear of fellow nonbelievers facing discrimination. Nonbelievers do have rights other than freedom of religion, and some of those rights are laid out in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was generally established to protect minorities. (For those outside the U.S., you might be protected by similar rights in your own country. I've included links for the U.K. and Canada at the bottom of this post, as well. ...

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A "Coming Out" Letter

Jan 30, 2013 10:03:16 AM
Jan 30, 2013 10:03:56 AM
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David, a TTA page user, recently shared a letter he sent to his loved ones informing them that he no longer believed in God.  In the document, he meticulously presented his reasons.  With his permission, I'm sharing the letter here, because it may help others in the same situation to articulate their own positions to family and friends. -Seth___ Dear Friends and Family As most of you know, I have been a believer in God, Christ and the Bible since confessing my faith at Word of Life Bible Ca...

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Hacking Westboro

Dec 17, 2012 8:50:25 PM
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If I may, I want to address the recent hacking into the Westboro computers and the publishing of each member's personal information. As we stand for reason and rationality, I'm convinced that we should, we must, operate on a tempo that 1)  stays within the law 2) does not violate a citizen's right to privacy, even in regards to society's lowest common denominators and 3) doesn't taint the rest of us. There are ways to combat and defeat the abomination that is Westboro Baptist Church that...

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The Appeal to Emotion

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

Nov 2, 2012 4:28:46 AM
Nov 2, 2012 4:37:30 AM
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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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100,000!

Oct 24, 2012 8:54:03 AM
Oct 24, 2012 9:01:01 AM
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On this day of 100,000 YouTube subscribers (cheers, folks!), allow me a moment to say thanks to some very, very important people.      MEG Your whip-smart, intelligent and often riotously funny posts/comments have made the TTA pages even more enjoyable.  Your blog materials on the main website (ala the Hitler and Islam posts) are thick with information and provide solid ammunition for all of us in the fight against crazy, superstitious nonsense.   And having you here as co-admin has 1)...

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Why Can't You Just Respect My Beliefs?

Oct 23, 2012 7:50:11 AM
Oct 23, 2012 7:50:32 AM
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It was inevitable that the theist brigade, the God Warriors, the apologist acrobats would find my latest video about the Creation Museum. And again, I'm simply stunned at the number of times these people trod out the same arguments.  The most prevalent protest runs along the lines of, "Why can't atheists just respect my beliefs?" FOR THE RECORD, FOLKS. A belief doesn't automatically earn respect just because you hold it. James Randi put it best when he said, "No amount of belief makes someth...

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Myths About Islam

Sep 23, 2012 9:42:45 AM
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Another contribution from guest-blooger Meg on the issue of Islam.  Worth reading and sharing.  -Seth____I wanted to clear up a couple of wide-spread myths as well as share this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1lZnXUe0qY  Only 0.8% of the US population is Muslim. European countries have much larger Muslim populations, however Muslims still constitute a tiny minority within the general populace. There are about 1.2 billion (with a "b") Muslims on this planet. The voices you hear from...

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