"Perhaps it is better to reverse your statement from "so those non-existent children are indeed worse off than we are, because they are not here" to make it read instead that we, the existent descendants of our forebears are better off…"
"I see laws which tell women that they must cover their breasts in public places whether they like it or not even in places where a man is permitted to go topless as being equally as bad, and just as discriminatory as passing laws demanding that…"
"I find it extremely interesting that your hobby is genealogy, but you have chosen to remain child-free. It's kind of like someone whose hobby is to read lots of cookbooks, but chooses to never cook, but instead exclusively eat bags of crisps,…"
"I am not complaining that atheists should critique Islam more than they do, or that they should critique Christianity or any other religion, but I was merely passing comment on the disparate treatment and sheer oddness of Atheists defending and…"
"We are more than our biology Mo Trauen! We are no longer base animals, but human beings now, so we can be expected to control our primitive sexual urges until such time as they are appropriate between consenting adults, and merely seeing a topless…"
"I have long been a proponent of gender equality, and I have never liked this anti-female rule which allows me as a male to mow my lawn without a shirt on, or to walk down the street topless, or to swim in the municipal swimming pool wearing just…"
"I too have pondered this peculiar phenomenon of Atheists often being more defensive, and protective of the religiopolitical entity of Islam than many Muslims themselves are. It is astonishing to see Atheists rush in to defend Islam from criticism.…"
"You know that there are no gods listening to whatever prayers you will say in service to your parents on their special day, but your parents will be listening, so I could not agree more with the advice of @andyinsdca when he says that it is alright…"
"Still work! Of course it 'Still Works'! Yes there is something to it! When a female acts disinterested and aloof she is essentially sending the message that she is of a higher status than the pursuing male and that is attractive for…"
"@Everyone: Including you Lara. I am getting a sense that there is some hostility in some of the posts in this thread or if it's not outright hostility, then there is at least a certain degree of unfriendliness in our discussions, which I find…"
"@Kirsten Reis: You seem to have completely avoided Demographic problem. If you think you will be penalized for using more words than you just did to attempt to adequately explain the points you want to make, I can assure you that while others here…"
Y'know what? I think I know the reason for the discrepancy. I was looking through the event calendar and noticed a difference between event postings. When I post a podcast event, I include the date and time in the title (for previously-mentioned reasons), but for awhile one of the site volunteers was posting them shortly after I had my second kid and was busy with school projects/midterms/etc. His method didn't include the time information in the title and if I'm not mistaken, the email invites sent out are essentially copies of the event posting. Anyway, thanks for the information and I'll pass it on to the podcast volunteer group.
3 people RSVP'd, 30 showed up. That's pretty typical, actually.
Anyway, on the title of the event it says, specifically, "10pm EST." Eastern Standard Time. The event location is listed as "worldwide" because it's on the internet. I'd modify the time information on the event calendar to specify the Eastern time zone, but unfortunately the controls don't allow me to do so. The reason Eastern time is used as the time on the title has more to do with the site hosting the podcasts than personal preference.