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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

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 8, 2012 at 10:13pm

Thanks, Tony Caroll! Perfect Columbus Day image. I never liked history for the same reasons, sk8eycat. Only as an adult did I discover how much of what I'd been taught in school was spin, hiding real history.

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 8, 2012 at 9:43pm

Okay, this one made me laugh

Comment by Ian Mason on October 8, 2012 at 9:28pm

Sounds lovely, Joan. Batten down the hatches ready for winter and a good round of cosy. Nature can put on a beautiful show at this time of year.

Very nice kitchen, Patricia. Hope the work you're doing now goes well.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 8, 2012 at 9:11pm

Joan, I read, and read, and read.  I wasn't interested in American history in school because it was taught so badly.  By rote. Memorizing names and dates...blah!

As for Tony's poster, I'm sure some of my mother's ancestors weren't too happy with the pale-faced invaders.  (Including Dad's ancestors from England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.)

"There goes the neighborhood!"

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2012 at 8:52pm

This day sparkled with bright autumn colors, cool breezes, and falling leaves. All tender plants turn black quickly after a frost and black makes a good contrast to reds, oranges, and burgundies. Mt. Spokane had a snifter of sow, more like a veil than at cap.
Had my roof repaired to withstand winter winds,
outdoor water pipes blown out, almost all the Concord grapes picked,  and fireplace smoke fills the air. Really nice. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2012 at 8:43pm

sk8eycat, It appears you, too, have interest in early colonization of the Americas. History hides some dreadful realities from people and it is only though looking for slave narratives or sometimes through women's letters or journals can one get a feel for the struggle and wit and whimsey of those early immigrants, free or slave. I like your stories and hope you have more. 

Comment by Steph S. on October 8, 2012 at 8:03pm

booklover that is great - no I haven't seen it - thanks I love it.

You always post cute and funny stuff.

Tony -love that poster. I didn't have today off - no holiday for me.

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 8, 2012 at 7:57pm

Comment by Steph S. on October 8, 2012 at 7:55pm

haha this one is so funny - love the face on the cat.

Comment by Steph S. on October 8, 2012 at 7:54pm

Thank you Tony for starting off the day with your music from Bill Withers.

booklover that lolcat is so cute!!!

LOL - thanks and many smiles.

 

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