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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 Steph S. on February 22, 2013 at 10:18pm
Cute pics booklover and Ian. I'm catching up on posts here.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 22, 2013 at 10:04pm

Sk8eycat, you seem to have a history of not being able to post your cartoons correctly.  You're reminding me of "Uncle Don Reads the Funnies" from radio days.   

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 22, 2013 at 10:01pm

Thanks, Ian.  I just read the wiki article and it prompted me to Google "hamsters and chocolate" with the following result:  Feeding hamsters chocolate.   I didn't have dogs or cats in my house as a kid but we always had a collection of gerbils or hamsters, and I knew that I was NOT to feed them chocolate.  I never knew why until today.  Isn't the Interwebs awesome?!

Comment by sk8eycat on February 22, 2013 at 9:59pm

If you can't see "Senior Brilliance" (yeah...I Copied it from an email, and I DO have Ya-effing-hoo Mail), it's a photo of two white-haired women grinning at each other. 

The caption says, "My memory really sucks,Mildred, so I changed my password to 'incorrect.'  That way, when I log in with the wrong password, the computer will tell me...'Your password is incorrect.' "

I can certainly identify with that! 

Comment by Ian Mason on February 22, 2013 at 9:37pm
Comment by sk8eycat on February 22, 2013 at 6:47pm

Senior Brilliance

Comment by sk8eycat on February 22, 2013 at 6:46pm

I think it's the theobromide...it's a heart stimulant, I think.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 22, 2013 at 6:39pm

Chocolate is poisonous to gerbils and hamsters, as well.   Why is that?

Comment by sk8eycat on February 22, 2013 at 6:36pm

Grinning Cat, chocolate is poisonous to dogs, too.  This didn't happen on my watch, but I used to pet-sit with a Weimaraner, and one Halloween her owners were in such a hurry to get to a party at their country club that they just put the tray of leftover Milky Way trick-or-treat bars on the kitchen counter.  Of course Tina ate ALL of them, and they had to take her to the (expensive) Emergency Vet.  DUMB!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 22, 2013 at 3:56pm
booklover, cat tasting horse delights me.
Steph, the beautiful whooping cranes in their natural environment looks so peaceful, and your hiding cat knows he/she can bathe without all the bubbles and water.
These photos delight me.
 

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