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Degrees of Doubt: The Claims and Credentials of Ravi Zacharias (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris May 17. 1 Reply

Anyone here ever run onto an apologist by the name of Ravi Zacharias?  I've seen his name dropped multiple times on YouTube as supposedly being THE ONE APOLOGIST that no atheist wants to cross swords with, because of his facility with christian…Continue

Tags: Ravi Zacharias, Steve Baughman, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S Apr 19. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

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Comment by Lillie on June 8, 2012 at 2:26pm

I think Wisconsin was a "dress rehearsal" for the national election in November, and it doesn't look good for anyone with even the slightest progressive sympathies.

I am terrified you are right.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 8, 2012 at 1:03pm

Tammy, I think the Walker jock straps (supporters) spent 8 to 10 times as much as his opponents could scrape up.  One disgusting aspect of the mess is that the national Democratic party didn't help as much as they could have, and they waited till the last minute to do anything at all.

I think Wisconsin was a "dress rehearsal" for the national election in November, and it doesn't look good for anyone with even the slightest progressive sympathies.

We are living in The Crazy Years. (Anyone who has read Robert A. Heinlein's "Future History" stories knows what that means.  A theocratic dictatorship by the next 10 - 20 years.  With any luck, I'll be dead by then.)

Comment by Tammy S on June 8, 2012 at 7:12am

What was the spending difference? I think Walker spent around 30 million funded by the Citizens United decision/err I mean the Koch Brothers...

Comment by Pamela on June 8, 2012 at 6:46am
Damn "so hard". Still can't type on an iPhone.
Comment by Pamela on June 8, 2012 at 6:45am
Ooooo Alan Rickman! My favorite. I saw him in Seminar on Broadway in March. Third row seat.....so close!! And yeah, he's still hot. And I got to hear him deliver the BEST line: "She sucked my balls do hard, I saw stars give birth to planets!"
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 8, 2012 at 4:09am

LOL, sk8eycat. Right on target! That was such a let down.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 8, 2012 at 12:18am

Ahah!  This is for the people of Wisconsin who were swayed by Karl Rove and the Koch Bros.

You voted for WALKER? WITHOUT SNIFFING HIS BUTT FIRST?!?

Comment by sk8eycat on June 8, 2012 at 12:04am

Alan Rickman is so SECKSY no matter what role he plays! Nom-nom-nom!  (And I'm old enuf to be his grandmother!)

Comment by Steph S. on June 7, 2012 at 11:00pm
Yeah thanks Paula! I'm a big fan of his.
Comment by Paula T. on June 7, 2012 at 10:57pm

Here's a picture of Alan Rickman...not bad looking, huh?  :)

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