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The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S on Thursday. 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 Grinning Cat on January 20, 2015 at 9:51pm

Joan, thanks for sharing that clip!

There's a discussion in "How To Do It!" about embedding videos, with instructions on specifying start and stop times if you want to highlight just one section.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 9:39pm

Carol Burnett was funny, AND she had a great supporting cast, and didn't hog all the laughs for herself.

Did you ever see the mini-series she did for CBS...."Fresno"?  A spoof of "Dynasty" and other prime time soaps  It kinda flopped, but I thought it was hilarious.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresno_%28miniseries%29

The whole thing is on YouTube somewhere.  I thought it was a riot because I've driven through Fresno too many times.  (If they'd done something like that here when we first moved to Burbank, it would have been just as crazy. There was a huge vineyard and winery just 1 block up the hill from us....tacky, tacky, tacky.)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 20, 2015 at 9:34pm

Grossest and most puke inducing slapstick of all - Jerry Lewis.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 9:22pm

Lucille Ball was a talented woman, and I hated seeing her play an idiot.  I also never understood WHY "Ricky" loved her.

THEN Hollywood made one of the biggest mistakes ever....they starred her in "Mame" when she was visibly too old to play Beauregard's mother.   Gaaaahhh!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 20, 2015 at 9:07pm

I want to share the first 27:47 minutes of this video. How do I do that? 

Matt Dillahunty vs. Israel Rodriguez: Whence cometh our Morals?

Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 9:04pm

I hated "I Love Lucy" and "The Honeymooners" because of all the yelling.  And the subdued slapstick. 

Comment by k.h. ky on January 20, 2015 at 7:22pm
Slapstick seems to be a man thing. In most cases.
Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 9:16am

I still think Jesus never existed....except as a Latino baseball player.  And Larry was one of the three stooges.  A "comedy" team I never could wrap my head around.  I thought their  slapstick routines were disgusting.

"Mohammed" was a beautiful young man who is now dreadfully brain-damaged by the non-sport of boxing.

Comment by Plinius on January 20, 2015 at 6:36am

That would be cozy! I'd love to meet you here!

Yes I read it too. We still have our own little bible belt, but it's more a last resistance - a struggle about blasphemy laws, the right to ring church bells or about Sunday shopping.

Also interesting was was the outcome of research into the idea that people in the country are more neighborly than people in urban areas. Research showed it was the other way around. I'm glad of it because most people live in urban areas.  

Comment by Randall Smith on January 19, 2015 at 8:00am

Joan, I can't answer your first question. On the second, both--eggs first (and they start laying in 5 months!), then meat (in 2 years).

I'm being "scoped" tomorrow (Tues), so today is "yuck day". No solid foods and taking the good ol' "eradicator" stuff. It's only been <4 years since my last scope, but they found polyps (benign) and recommended a 3 year follow-up. Procrastination time is over.

 

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