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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 Joan Denoo on August 26, 2014 at 1:22pm

Patricia, Oh my gosh! They actually exist! A real possibility. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 26, 2014 at 1:13pm

Spokane Municipal code, vehicles: https://beta.spokanecity.org/smc/?Title=16A

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2014 at 12:02pm

Felaine, I know what you mean, my car is 22 years old and I very much dread the day my mechanic will no long work on her. I hope the price of electric cars come down by then. I went all last winter on one tank of gas and I am about to get my second tank this summer. Grocery store, hardware and dinner out once in a while is about the only driving I do. I could do that on a tricycle. Problem is, our winters can be brutal. I wonder if there is such a thing as an enclosed golf cart? and can they be licensed for driving on roads? 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 26, 2014 at 11:36am

And sometimes on the mat in the other bathroom. 

I used to have a big black cat who would always be sitting right inside the front door when I got home from work, but at that time I was driving a 1960 TR-3, and mother told me he didn't make a move till he heard my car pull up at the curb. (I drove that car for 25 years, and felt like someone had died when I had to sell it because I could not find a mechanic who was willing to work on it any more.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2014 at 11:32am

Carl, Oh my goodness, make it stop!

Comment by Plinius on August 26, 2014 at 10:43am

But we know Carl, we clean the cat box every day!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 26, 2014 at 10:14am

Sk8eycat, maybe if you hired an animal communicator, you might discover that cats do give a shit. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 26, 2014 at 9:43am

"Animal communicators" (pet "psychics")

I'll make an exception for people like Monty Roberts because he studies and uses the way horses (and other animals) communicate with their own herd.  But spare me from the clowns who pretend to tell you what your dog is worrying or thinking about!  (They don't seem to do well with cats; probably because most cats don't give a shit.)

https://us-mg205.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f2%5f663...

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 26, 2014 at 9:35am

that's  

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 26, 2014 at 9:35am

Oh my quezicotil!  Mindy, that a great one!

 

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