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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 on Wednesday. 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 The Flying Atheist on January 25, 2015 at 3:29am

Comment by sk8eycat on January 25, 2015 at 1:28am

Oh, wow!  I haven't listened to Nancy Wilson in Years!  Back in the '60s, I played her LPs and Joanie Sommers ALL the time.  Don't have an LP player anymore, and no $$ to replace my music with CDs....yet. 

Two more months, and I will have paid off the MasterCard I maxed out in 2009.....my laminectomy and fusion, plus a terminally ill kitteh.  The first thing I think I'll do is have my hair cut!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 25, 2015 at 12:26am

Sk8eycat, here's a little dose of classiness for you.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 24, 2015 at 11:57pm

Sk8eycat, we are living in the era of Kim Kardashian, Jersey Shore, Paris Hilton, Justin Bieber, Snooki, Lady Gaga, and "reality" television, etc.  Do you expect there to be an ounce of decorum and talent?  The entertainment bar as been set so low that the dumbed-down audiences of today would clap and cheer the passing of gas on stage. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 24, 2015 at 10:56pm

Oh, ick!  I have to leave the room.  My sister is watching the Nationals Jumping Contest; I can't stand it!  An arena full of teeny-boppers screaming every time some no-talent lands a little hop without falling on his/her ass.

Is it just me, or did there used to be a modicum of dignity involved in skating?  (And WHY do the female commentators sound like ducks quacking?)

Bitch-bitch-bitch!!!

Comment by k.h. ky on January 24, 2015 at 5:27pm
My weekend has been much like yours Ian.
Carl, there's nothing I can add except good luck. I agree with the others. You seem strong and capable. We are all here for you.
Love the jokes Patricia.
Comment by Ian Mason on January 24, 2015 at 4:03pm

Some good laughs there, Patricia. Thanks.

Nice jazz, Joan. And I learned that drums are "batterie" in French.

Snow has reached Denmark and I've spent most of the day (after a little housework) eating , reading and dozing. These are good things.

How is everybody here enjoying their weekend?

Comment by sk8eycat on January 24, 2015 at 3:50pm

"Cheezes KEEE-RISPPPP!"

*:)) laughing

*whew!*  I dunno about Carl, but I really needed that laugh!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 24, 2015 at 3:46pm

*CACKLE!*   *SNORT!!* 

[FALLS OFF CHAIR AND....]

ROTFLMAO!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 24, 2015 at 3:25pm

I thought they were Tee Hee Hee's. 

 

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